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Virtual Project Management: Benefits, Challenges & Tools

Working remotely is more than common, it’s becoming a necessity for any number of reasons. There are advantages to securing the best talent wherever they might live. It helps an organization’s bottom line. Sometimes, an act of God will disrupt the normal flow of work. Whatever the reason, virtual project management comes with its own set of challenges that are added to the already difficult task of managing a project.

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8 Things Great Project Managers Say Every Day

Project Risk Coach

Stop and consider the words you've spoken recently to your project teams. How would you characterize them? Are you speaking words that bring clarity, courage, and confidence to your teams? Are you asking the right questions to keep your team focused?

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

Arras People

For many of us, being flexible at work and working from home was an occasional luxury. But since the 23rd of March, for so many people, its become the new normal. Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office. Over the course of the lockdown, I have been attending weekly Zoom meetings with PMO Flashmob WFH. The meetings usually have a theme not specific to the lockdown.

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Tips for Managing Projects Through Organizational Changes

Brad Egeland

​Projects succeed and projects fail. According to some survey statistics that have been presented in the past couple of years projects fail to some degree and based on some criteria or another between 56% and 74% of the time.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Game theory in risk management

Musings on Project Management

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt Actually, that's Teddy's version of cousin FDR's famous "Try something!" But what if it's all about a threat -- something external -- for which you have no experience? Call in your PMO team and brainstorm? Perhaps game theory Risk Management

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More Trending

How will I get a job as a remote project manager if I’ve never been one before?

Kiron Bondale

While checking my LinkedIn feed this morning, I saw an update indicating that there are over 2,000 job postings for remote project managers on just one North American employment site.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1].

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Virtual agile teams?

Musings on Project Management

Somebody asked: can a virtual team do Agile? 20 years ago, at the dawn of Agile, the answer might have been no. 15 years ago, more less at the peak of the AOL texting app Instant Messenger and the dawn of the smart phone and smart-phone personal networking and conferencing, the answer might have been yes, but with reservations. Now, the answer is "Of course", with some adjustments. agile Virtual teams

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Knowledge Management (Part 4): How to Implement and Use Knowledge Management Systems Correctly


The implementation of knowledge management is a multi-stage process and should be regarded as a separate project within the company. The previous blog post has already defined the organizational steps of the knowledge cycle. This post explains the next operative steps in the process. Step 4: Distribute your knowledge How do you transfer knowledge to the right employees? Who needs to know what and to which extent? These questions have to be clarified when you discuss knowledge distribution.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Sequencing Product Backlog


When modeling a project as a flow process, one objective is to deliver the maximum amount of value in the shortest amount of time. Most project managers likely start with an inventory of features in a product backlog.

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Role of the C-Suite in Agile Transformations

Leading Agile

Agile began as something only development teams needed to worry about – now organizations seek Agility in how they do business and within their organizations.

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Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun


Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was a simple, “Yes,” while I continued walking, focused on maintaining appropriate social distancing measures to pass another couple.

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PM Software is Inflexible. MindGenius Is Not

Brad Egeland

Project Management Software is known for being Inflexible. MindGenius changes that. ​ 6 Tools = More Options MindGenius gives you 6 ways of performing key project management activities. You can choose what works best for your project and your personal work style

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Project Management and Working Remotely with Kids at Home


Many of us have dreamt of working from home. Cutting out a long commute coupled with wearing comfy clothes from your cozy home office sounds great, right?

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Review: DevOps for the modern enterprise

Henny Portman

DevOps for the modern enterprise – winning practices to transform legacy IT organizations is a practical book based on the experience of the author Mirco Hering. The book is divided into three parts. The first part explains how to create the right ecosystem for success.

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Remote Work guide


CoronaVirus pandemic has changed the way we work and live forever. Many corporations view remote work as a necessary and essential way to work going forward. In the past working in the same location was thought to be essential for improving teamwork and productivity. But there is a cost to co-location. It costs time and money to commute. It costs money to rent and keep an office. Granted there will be always a need for co-location. Manufacturing and retail can’t use remote work.

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Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum. In the publication “ Moving Your Scrum Downfield ” I have described the six essential traits of the game to help you get unstuck and up your game. As they express rather intrinsic and implicit principles, they are too often disregarded.


Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

10 Project Manager Roles And Responsibilities

ProProfs Project Management

To keep your business competitive in the long run, you must be good at handling projects. It will not only improve your business’s stability but also uplift the odds of getting new projects, which points to a better growth rate. To handle projects appropriately, you must have sufficient experience under your belt. This is where you feel the need for a skillful project manager. .

The Projectless Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

The Projectless Manager: A 21-day Challenge. Starting on Monday 20 th April 2020 and ending (successfully I hope) on Monday 11 th May 2020 the 21-day challenge is to design, write, produce, and publish a book written by project managers from around the world.

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Dynamic Planning and Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change


In our first two posts in this blog series, we provided examples of how organizations are using dynamic planning and rapid reprioritization to pivot quickly in response to disruptive change and new opportunities. We also outlined how EPMOs and finance leaders should work together with the C-suite to make the best decisions possible in both the short and long terms: Part 1: Dynamic Planning and Rapid Reprioritization: Resilience Amid Disruption.

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What is SWOT Analysis? | Video

Online PM Courses

SWOT Analysis is well-known. And rightly so! It's simple, yet also flexible and powerful. As a project manager, it's a great tool to have in your pocket. The post What is SWOT Analysis? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Important ideas Project Management Tips SWOT video

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Marketing Project Management – A 101 for Managers

ProProfs Project Management

Absence of effective project management severely impairs Marketing from successfully launching quality products – Madeline A. Veltri. A Marketing Strategy is considered brilliant if it: Delivers speed to market. Delivers quality products at a reasonable cost. Achieves business targets and makes customers happy. Therefore, a marketing manager needs to constantly adjust his approach for successful marketing. Speaking traditionally, marketing and project management are two disjoint terms.

Are Spreadsheets Leaving Your PMO Spread Too Thin?


Keeping tabs on your portfolio within spreadsheets may be leaving your PMO at a disadvantage. No pun intended here, but honestly, how many tabs are on your spreadsheet tracking the progress of your portfolio? Many PMOs using spreadsheets today are realizing the limitations, especially with the growing spotlight on PMOs to deliver greater business value. So what are some of these spreadsheet challenges? The downfalls of spreadsheets for PMOs.

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Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change


In our first two posts in this blog series, we provided examples of how organizations are using dynamic planning and rapid reprioritization to pivot quickly in response to disruptive change and new opportunities.

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Beyond the Crisis: Proactively Towards the New Normal


I don’t think any of us could have confidently predicted back in February that we would be working from home for several months. But here we are, continuously trying to find our footing and hoping we will get things under control soon.

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Crisis Management Plan in Practice: 2020 Checklist for Your Business

GanttPRO Project Management

The first months of 2020 have changed the usual way we used to live our lives. Now, we simply can’t go to a restaurant, meet with friends, visit our parents, […]. News GanttPRO Crisis Management Team Management Tips

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How 3 Top Organizations Used Curiosity to Revamp Corporate Culture

The Digital Project Manager

The post How 3 Top Organizations Used Curiosity to Revamp Corporate Culture appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Community Leadership & Team Management Topics

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Take Advantage of an Education Series Now


Have extra time on your hands? Complete a MPUG educational webinar series for PDU’s today. We offer sessions at Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert levels. Not a MPUG member? Get instant access by signing up for a free one week trial. Members can always login and view recordings of each series by clicking the following links: Mastering Project Visualization. Agile in Project Management Series. Managing Projects with SharePoint. Project Portfolio Management Essentials.

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