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The Ten Biggest Mistakes Project Managers Make | TeamGantt Blog

TeamGantt

Project mistakes can lead to lost time, money, and trust. See the top 10 mistakes project managers make, with simple solutions to help you avoid them.

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The Dangers of the Hero Management Style

Susanne Madsen

In this post I’ll talk about one of the most prevalent leadership styles I see in project management – the hero project manager. Why are we so drawn to this style of management? How can it be a trap that leads to poor performance and burnout? What would a more effective and empowering leadership style look like? Essentially, the hero project manager is someone who flies in and saves the day, moving the project forward based on their personal involvement and telling others what to do.

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How to Improve the Warehouse Operations of Your Organization

ProjectManager.com

The better a business’ warehouse operations, the more successful the business is. Warehouse management ensures that stock matches customer demand. Warehouse operations take into account the supply chain and work towards being cost-effective and efficient. To understand effective warehouse operations, you must first be clear on the warehouse operations process and how it plays into the larger warehouse operations management.

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How To Stay Focused on Your Project

TeamGantt

Here are five useful tips on how to stay focused and get work done in the midst of distraction. Written by Stef Gonzaga.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.

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My successful PfMP Journey: Set the goal and pursue it till the end!

The IIL Blog

By Jennifer Lapin My PfMP journey was not typical. I believe that all my effort and time invested alongside my unique journey of exam preparation were worthwhile and paid off in greater satisfaction and better result achieved at the end. People ask me if it is necessary to take a preparatory course. It is not strictly necessary but based on my experience I strongly recommend taking one to significantly increase your success chances.

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How Do I Measure Success as a Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

In my experience, understanding how we measure success as a Scrum Master can be challenging. And of course, it’s something Scrum Masters have a strong desire to understand. This is also what the trends show us from the thousands of people in over 100 countries who are using the free Scrum Master Improvement Self-Assessment. We have a survey item that specifically speaks to this question: how do I measure success as a Scrum Master?

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The INs-N-OUTs of Quality

MPUG

Introduction One of the principles of quality is that it’s customer oriented. The customer judges a product’s quality by its ability to satisfy his or her problems and needs and by meeting his or her expectations. What this means is that the customer ultimately decides if quality is acceptable. When you hear the word quality, what comes to your mind?

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Organising Around Value Stream Increases Business Agility

The IIL Blog

By Nagaraja Gundappa First things first – let’s define business agility: Business agility, alternatively called enterprise agility and organizational agility, is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways according to PMI’s Disciplined Agile. So, business agility is not just many projects across the business adopting agile software development.

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Four Core Questions That Every Project Plan Should Answer

TeamGantt

A project plan is your best strategic tool for keeping projects on time and budget. See how to create a plan people want to read by answering 4 key questions.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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Warehouse Optimization: Importance, Benefits & Tips

ProjectManager.com

Warehouses store goods for businesses. They’re also a place of work where orders are received, picked, packed and shipped to customers. Warehouse optimization is a process by which businesses try to make those activities as efficient as possible. To do so, there are several warehouse optimization techniques that we’ll list and define below. We’ll also explain how warehouse optimization fits into warehouse management, why it’s important and the benefits of optimizing warehouse process

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Mastering Development Approach and Life Cycle: From Project Management to Scrum Mastery (From PM to PSM 17)

Scrum.org

The Development Approach and Life Cycle Performance Domain is pivotal for project managers transitioning to Scrum Masters. This domain covers the methodologies and life cycle phases of project management, offering a perspective that's crucial when moving to the iterative and incremental world of Scrum. Understanding how to adapt these principles to the Scrum framework can significantly impact your effectiveness in your new role.

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Leadership-Risk linkage

Musings on Project Management

When applying the principle of "calculated risk", leaders should pick subordinates with the intellectual subtlety to evalutate strategic and operational problems in their full context. They should be given the latitude to judge just how much risk is appropriate given the value of the objective and the balance of resources. Paraphrased from the writings of historian Craig L.

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Meet the MPUG Expert: Interview with Erik van Hurck

MPUG

Erik van Hurck is a Microsoft MVP and respected voice in the project management space. He’s a Senior PPM Consultant at Projectum, a Microsoft MVP, a prolific blogger at TheProjectCornerBlog.com, and a longtime expert instructor and contributor for MPUG. With over 15 years of experience, Erik has become a go-to resource for enterprises looking to leverage the latest Microsoft technologies like Power Platform and Copilot Studio to drive PMO transformation.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Notion Kanban Board: Key Features, Pros, Cons & Alternatives

ProjectManager.com

Choosing the best kanban software for your organization can be challenging due to the variety of options available, which offer different feature sets and price plans. One basic, simple-to-use kanban software that can help your team get started with the kanban methodology is Notion. That’s why we’ve reviewed Notion’s kanban tool to help you better understand its key features, pros and cons.

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3 best ways to wreck your Kanban adoption

Scrum.org

In a world incessantly advancing at the speed of light, our pursuit of efficiency within our work environments remains a paramount quest. Yet, the journey towards a seamless workflow is often littered with obstacles, some of which we unknowingly place ourselves. Through my experiences and reflections, I've come to realize the essence of fostering a productive environment, not just in what we do but how we approach our tasks and challenges.

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How a Stakeholder Engagement Culture can Create Champions of Change

Online PM Courses

If you need to constantly deliver change, you need a culture to support it. A stakeholder engagement culture can set the stage for change. The post How a Stakeholder Engagement Culture can Create Champions of Change appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Hybrid Project Management: Part 1, What is Hybrid?

Velociteach

Hybrid project management just had its breakout moment! The Project Management Institute’s Pulse of the Profession® 2024 reported that hybrid (32%) is now the second most commonly used approach. Predictive (44%) still holds a commanding lead. And, agile (26%) use fell by 2 percentage points. Before we get too excited, the State of Agile […] The post Hybrid Project Management: Part 1, What is Hybrid?

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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ProjectManager’s Official Acumatica Integration Enhances Project Planning & Financial Forecasting

ProjectManager.com

[Austin, TX, May 2, 2024] – ProjectManager, a leading provider of innovative project management software solutions, is pleased to be recognized as an official Acumatica Application, meeting the cloud ERP vendor’s rigorous standards for integration and functionality. This distinction assures both existing Acumatica customers and potential clients that ProjectManager’s application is well-equipped to address their requirements.

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La fin de l’agile, vraiment ?

Scrum.org

Katie Moum - unsplash Passé ce titre, pourtant moins racoleur que certains qui s’efforcent d’affirmer que l’agilité n’est plus, analysons le pourquoi d’un tel débat. S’il devait y en avoir un. Avant de démarrer, soyons clair que cet article ne reflète que ma pensée et n’est là que pour tenter de vous donner plus d’éléments de réflexion sur le sujet.

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Introduction to Program Management - How to Manage Related Projects

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you feeling overwhelmed by managing multiple projects that seem misaligned and inefficient? Does achieving strategic synergy across various initiatives seem like an uphill battle? Imagine a scenario where all your projects run smoothly and consistently support and enhance your organization’s strategic objectives.

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What is Value Stream Mapping (VSM)? A Comprehensive Guide to Process Visualization

NimbleWork

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a lean management technique for process improvement that has its roots in the manufacturing sector. Initially developed as part of the Lean Manufacturing methodology, VSM has since evolved and found application in a wide range of industries, including knowledge work sectors such as IT, software development, marketing, and HR.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions. This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expend

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Transforming Project Management – The Collaboration of AI and Agile

PM Times

Executive Summary The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) poses new challenges and opportunities for the world. As we know, AI is the ability of machines to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning and decision making. AI encompasses a range of technologies, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, […] The post Transforming Project Management – The Collaboration of AI and Agile appeared first on

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3 Tipps gegen Zombie-Scrum: So hilfst du Entwicklern, ihre Rolle in Scrum auszufüllen – ohne sie zu bevormunden

Scrum.org

Was unterscheidet Scrum von Zombie-Scrum? Die Mitglieder des Teams sitzen nicht wie Zombies in den Scrum Meetings und hoffen auf ein schnelles Ende. Die Meetings erzeugen als Resultate nicht nur weitere Meetings. Sondern die Mitglieder im Team entwickeln die Ergebnisse und sich kontinuierlich weiter. Indem sie frühzeitiger funktionierende Software liefern.

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Problem-solving for Project Managers

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you a project manager facing the relentless pressures of deadlines, unforeseen issues, and changing project scopes? Imagine possessing skills that transform every challenge into an opportunity, enabling you to manage and lead projects efficiently. A problem-solving strategy is your most powerful tool, and it will help define how a project manager supports and leads the way in removing roadblocks.

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How to Build a Collaborative Team Environment? A Guide

NimbleWork

While there may be agreement that collaboration is needed, many may not understand its importance and how they can encourage it. Team collaboration is vital for the success of any organization or project. When team members collaborate effectively and efficiently, they can combine their unique skills, perspectives, and experiences to achieve goals and produce better results.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.