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Gold Plating in Project Management


Gold plating in project management refers to adding unnecessary features or functionalities to a project beyond its original requirements. It is often done with good intentions, such as exceeding customer expectations or ensuring a high-quality end product. However, gold plating can have negative consequences, including increased costs, extended timelines, and decreased project efficiency.

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6 Effective Ways to Mitigate Resource Risks in Project Management

PM Times

Do you face challenges securing specialized skills for your projects in advance? Is your organization experiencing frequent unplanned employee attrition? Are you finding it hard to identify suitable candidates for critical positions? If your answer is “yes” to the above questions, it’s high time to develop strategies to mitigate these resource-related risks.


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What's the worst case?

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps the most common question in risk management, if not in project management is this one:"What's the worst case that can happen?"Don't ask me that!Why not?Because I don't know, and I'd only be guessing if I answered.So what questions can you answer about the future case?

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Generative AI – The End of Empty Textboxes

TechEmpower - Project Management

We recently completed a web-based application that uses a unique algorithm to match professionals with new career opportunities. As part of the onboarding process, the app asks both job seekers and employers what they’re looking for - in a text box - while providing a few suggestions in a pop-up. If you’ve ever used a similar application, (or if you’ve ever used the Internet at all) you’ve probably seen this approach before.

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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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Project Manager Tips for Communicating With Execs

Bridge the Gap Consulting

It’s well known that effective communication is one of the most critical skills to project management success. Project managers spend the majority of their time communicating. As they advance in their careers, PMs will find themselves communicating with a special kind of stakeholder; the executive! Let me tell you how NOT to communicate with an exec using an experience I had as an example.

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Why Project Management? 13 Great Reasons to Go for a PM Career

Online PM Courses

Why should you choose a project management career? It is an excellent choice, and here are 13 good reasons why you should. The post Why Project Management? 13 Great Reasons to Go for a PM Career appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Don’t Blame Agile for Bad Agile


An agile backlash is underway. Some organizations have declared victory, fired their agile staff, and moved on. Others are agile in name only or are “doing” agile but have not fundamentally changed the way they work. We should not blame Agile for bad Agile. The problem is not with the values, principles, and practices. Instead, it is with organizations and their approach to agility.

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How to Manage a Residential Construction Project

There are four types of construction projects: commercial construction, industrial construction, infrastructure construction and residential construction. Residential construction might be the easiest for laypeople to understand as most of us live in these types of structures. But do we really know what residential construction is? Before we get into the management of a residential construction project, we’ll explore the meaning of residential construction and examples of the two major types of

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The Most Common Project Management Pitfalls


Effective project management is the backbone of successful businesses and initiatives. However, even the most seasoned project managers can find themselves entangled in the web of common pitfalls that hinder progress, derail timelines, and threaten project success. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top project management pitfalls and discuss strategies to steer clear of them.

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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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Implementing AI in your projects: how to start and improve

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are like many project professionals, you have likely worked with artificial intelligence (AI) in some capacity. In our annual global survey , one in five (21 percent) respondents say they are using AI always or often in project management. Whether you’re already comfortable leveraging AI for projects, or you’re completely new to AI, one thing is certain: the rise of ChatGPT and other commercial generative AI has greatly accelerated AI’s workplace infiltration.

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Creating a Product Wall (2/7) - Roadmapping

Join the Mastering Agility Discord community! This article continues from the Product Wall introduction article. These series are co-written with Ryan Brook based on our upcoming book. You can download our free Product Wall Mural template here. Now we have covered the general overview of the entire Product Wall, we break it down piece by piece. In this article, we explain the Roadmap section.

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How to Make a Production Order for Manufacturing

Manufacturers make things, and how much they make is determined by demand and the supply of raw materials. But who makes the decision on the quantity of output and how that information is delivered is processed through what’s called a production order. First, let’s define what a production order is and why it’s so important to the manufacturing process.

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quality Assurance is free; QC is not

Musings on Project Management

Philip Crosby is credited with the idea that "Quality is Free", and he made some money on the book by the same title. still available from e-book sellers.When I first heard that phrase -- around the time Crosby's book came out -- my thought was: If so, what is that line item in my budgeted WBS for quality planning and QC? It's not $0 for sure. So how is "quality free".

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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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The Growth in Importance of Project Value

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. November 15, 2023 All management disciplines, project management included, contain words and expressions that have meanings susceptible to change over time. Some expressions, such as the work breakdown structure (WBS) and statement of work (SOW) have undergone very few changes. On the other hand, the term “project value” has had multiple interpretations based upon the type of project, when in the project life cycle the term is used, and who is using the term.

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Creating a Product Wall (3/7) - Market and Domain Information

Join the Mastering Agility Discord community! This article continues from the Product Wall introduction article. These series are co-written with Ryan Brook based on our upcoming book. You can download our free Product Wall Mural template here. Now we have covered the general overview of the entire Product Wall, we break it down piece by piece. In this article, we explain the Market and Domain Information section.

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Service Request Management in IT: Process & Best Practices

When someone makes a request in the information technology (IT) world, whatever that might be, there’s a process involved to fulfill that request. This is called a service request and controlling that process is called service request management. Of course, there’s more to it than that. We’ll explain in more detail what service request management is and what a service request is, including examples to make it clearer.

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The Convergence of Security and Project Management

PM Times

In the rapidly evolving world of IT, we frequently hear about vulnerable data being stolen and disseminated from renowned organisations, or businesses reporting disruptive attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults that bring their operations to a halt. While some of these disruptions may stem from a small bug that was not captured […] The post The Convergence of Security and Project Management appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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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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CSM vs PSM: What are they and How do they Compare?

Online PM Courses

CSM vs PSM: Certified Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Master are the most widely known scrum certifications. How do they compare? The post CSM vs PSM: What are they and How do they Compare? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Balancing Self-Management and Guidance: The Art of Agile Leadership

Embraced across industries, Agile frameworks offer a flexible approach for delivering complex products. At the heart of successful Agile implementation lies a delicate equilibrium between autonomy and guidance - a balance that Agile leaders must master. This article explores the art of Agile leadership, delving into the challenges of finding the right equilibrium between allowing teams to self-organize and providing enough guidance and structure for seamless Agile execution.

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What Is a Service-Level Agreement? (Example & Templates Included)

A service level agreement, often abbreviated as SLA, is used in IT and professional services to define what a vendor is expected to do. It’s part of the contract between any technology vendor and sets up what will be levied upon them if the agreement isn’t upheld. First, let’s explore the definition of an SLA in greater detail, including the different types of service agreements and why they’re so important.

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5 Biggest Mistakes in OKR Implementation and How to Overcome them


Goal-setting is one of the most vital topics for organizations. After all, how can you achieve your objectives if you don’t know what they are? How do you expect to motivate your workforce and create alignment if you don’t have shared goals to pursue as a team? When it comes to goal-setting in organizations, an approach that stood the test of time is the OKR framework.

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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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Bringing Balance to the Agile Culture Conversation

Leading Agile

Culture eats strategy for breakfast was a quote from the legendary management consultant and author Peter Drucker. If that’s true, then what does it mean when there are competing views on culture? What type of culture gets to eat strategy for breakfast? Who gets to decide and why do we have to choose? In this podcast, Mike and Dave sit down to discuss how your personality type influences the way you see and value culture, and the implications that can have on your business.

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Deciphering the Sprint Backlog Conundrum

As a seasoned practitioner in the Scrum framework, I've often been queried on the approach to select the most appropriate items for the Sprint backlog. It's a task that initially appears straightforward—simply follow the guide, right? But, as I delve deeper into the subject, it becomes apparent that the process is far from a mere checklist exercise.

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Everything Tax Related For Event Photographers

Productivity Land

Paying taxes can be a difficult undertaking for a freelance event photographer. You are not required to have your income withheld by your employer for taxes because the IRS views you as self-employed. Consequently, it is your duty to pay your taxes as well as estimated quarterly taxes and to compute your self-employment tax correctly each year. You can optimize your tax savings even though it can seem overwhelming if you have access to the right tools and information.

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Collaborate 2023: Wrike Lightspeed Sessions You Need to See


The year ahead is pointing to fresh challenges in work efficiency and our new work management platform, Wrike Lightspeed, can unlock peak productivity. To help you get even more out of Wrike, we created Collaborate, our conference for modern work efficiency, to help improve your insight into modern work management challenges and learn how individuals, teams, and organizations like yours leverage Wrike to increase efficiency.

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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.