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3 Ways to Improve Cost Estimates with Your Teams

Project Risk Coach

Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when working on cost estimates? Actually, you're not alone; you have a team. Let's explore how to engage your team members and subject matter experts to improve your cost estimates.

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Smart Supervising Strategies To Lead Your Team to Success


Being a business owner, a project manager , or a department head is both rewarding and challenging. It is rewarding because you wake up every day to new opportunities for improving lives, particularly your employees’ and clients’ lives. But then that can be a lot of weight to carry on your shoulders.

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How to Build a PMO from Scratch

Brad Egeland

You have been working in your growing organization as a project manager for the past five years leading a couple dozen customized implementations for the enterprise software package your company produces.

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What is Subcontractor Management in Construction?

Projects aren’t a one-man show. They require professionals with an array of skills, and the more complex a project is, the more skills they require. Because of this, owners hire contractors to manage the project, and contractors use subcontractor management to fulfill niche roles.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

Girl's Guide to PM

Recently I spoke with Lela Machaidze on Clubhouse about future trends in project management. Here are the notes from that discussion. Lela: For the last decade, there have been a lot of changes in the PM profession. The trend that is here to stay is remote work and digital teams.

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Project Dependencies Are Eating Us Alive: A Zombie Handbook

The Digital Project Manager

The post Project Dependencies Are Eating Us Alive: A Zombie Handbook appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Insights Risk Management Topics

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An Intro to Precedence Diagrams & the Precedence Diagramming Method

Scheduling a project can be daunting. Fortunately, there are tools and techniques to help organize activities and get them all done on time. For example, there is the precedence diagram, which is used to visualize the tasks in a project from start to finish.

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Helping team members avoid the fears of working remotely

Kiron Bondale

HBR published an article this week titled Managing your WFH paranoia. In the article, the author focuses on the impacts of the “out of sight, out of mind” concerns which many workers have developed over the course of the past year resulting from COVID-19 pandemic work restrictions.

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Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog: What are the Differences?


In recent years, “agile” has become an increasingly important topic in the corporate world. Driven by the need for better performance, efficiency and results, companies are using various agile management methods. Scrum is probably one of the best-known methods.

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How to Accelerate Product Sales Virtually

Everyone sells online these days, but outselling the (virtual) competition requires following a few key principles. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie shares his insights on resonating with buyers in this short video.

Your Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis in Project Management


Project management involves making a lot of decisions and these decisions cannot always be easy. This is especially true when those decisions could potentially be critical to the success of your project overall. These decisions, therefore, are not taken lightly.

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What Is a Critical Success Factor? A Quick Guide

In order to succeed, one must have a specific idea of what that success looks like. When this isn’t the case, it’s impossible to discern wins from losses and be certain your goals have been achieved.

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How Work Automation is Changing Project Management


The classic definition of project management provided by the Project Management Institute is “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.”

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A comprehensive Guide on the Benefits of Burndown Chart in Scrum


Remember when you wished you had enough time to complete all your projects within the working hours? Well, we all make plans to achieve a specific task on time but somehow lack the motivation. This is where burndown charts come to the picture.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Best Microsoft Teams Alternatives Available in 2021


Microsoft Teams is a common communication tool used by teams and companies especially those that use Microsoft’s other tools and applications. However, it is not the app of choice for many teams and that is why there is a search for Microsoft Teams Alternatives.

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The Single Best Team Effectiveness Tool | Video

Online PM Courses

You want the best from your team. But your time is limited, and you have so much to do. What is the single best Team Effectiveness tool? The post The Single Best Team Effectiveness Tool | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Wrike vs Asana: Which One’s Better For Creative Teams? (2021)


Wrike and Asana are both powerful project management applications. But which one’s better for your creative team? In this article, we compare Wrike vs Asana to help you understand which one’s better for you. As a creative project manager, your needs are different from other project managers.

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Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 1: Overview Of Project Performance Measurements


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Fletcher Hearn’s session, Project Performance Measurement – Part 1: Overview Of Project Performance Measurements, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Best Product Management Tools Available in 2021


In this post, we will highlight the best product management tools available in the market which you can start using today. What are Product Management Tools? The first thing to understand is what Product management tools actually are.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. In this article, we’ll preview key themes that will be discussed at this unique learning event. View full event and registration details here.

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Process Improvement Plan: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs Project Management

“But we’ve done it this way for years.”. You’ve heard this often enough. Once businesses have implemented their systems, the idea of having a process improvement plan goes right out of the window. It is a powerful tool, no doubt, but grossly underused.

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The 3rd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” is now available.

Gunther Verheyen

A big rock that was moved in 2021. The updated, third edition of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” is now available worldwide, as a digital and as a paperback edition. Still small enough to fit in your pocket and carry it with you anywhere, anytime. Still a smart travel companion.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

5 Critical Elements of a Successful Side Project


It is not something new for a business to pool in their time and resources on some side projects that they had in their mind for a long time. This is not new because, time and time again, it has proven to be one of the best investments that a company makes in its history of financial decisions.

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5 Reasons to Make MindGenius Your PM Tool of Choice

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series here on Project Times – a series of articles on PM tools and services.

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The Adaptive Project Framework: Beginner’s Guide

ProProfs Project Management

Do you know that only 36% of projects meet the requirements? This brings us to the discussion that why do so many project managers fail to develop the accurate strategy to deliver projects? Change in an organization’s priority is the leading cause of failure in 39% of the cases.

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A Project Manager’s Guide to Writing Well: 21 Writing Tips to Keep Communication and Collaboration Moving


Out of all the project management skills we attribute to great teams–planning, leadership, decision-making, etc.–writing writing well rarely makes the list.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

6 Things To Look For When Choosing An Online Collaboration Tool


Your team manages to get work across the finish line—but you’ll admit that the process feels more like a frantic sprint than a well-practiced relay race. Productivity Leadership

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5 Reasons Why Microsoft’s Project For The Web Accelerator With OnePlan Is The Future Of Project Online

Brad Egeland

The next installment of my exclusive series of articles on new, emerging and some established project management tools and services will focus here on OnePlan.

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Useful Agile Metrics for Scrum Masters


Today we’ll discuss the useful metrics for Scrum Master. Metrics can be defined as something that lets us know whether we need to make changes or keep our ongoing good work. These are standards that help the scrum team monitor how effective they are as a team.

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