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Agency tech stack: 44 solutions to supercharge your teams

Resource Guru

Building your agency tech stack isn’t easy. You have to think about the usability and adoption for both your team and your clients. Between personal preferences and processes, it will seem impossible to please everyone. With that said, we’re here to make things a little bit easier. You might be here because you’ve just joined an agency and inherited a lot of tech debt, you’re looking to optimize your existing tech stack, or you might be building one from scratch.

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Risk Mitigation in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Risk is something every leader knows well. No decision in any organization occurs without some potential for loss. We all need to become comfortable with some risks. We are never going to eliminate all risks. So our best course of action is to prepare a risk mitigation plan so that we can manage those risks that are the most dangerous to our organization effectively before they have the opportunity to negatively impact us.

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The Iron Triangle: Is it Time to Improve the Triple Constraint?

Online PM Courses

The Iron Triangle, or Triple Constraint, is one of the best-known ideas in Project Management, and it is fundamental. The post The Iron Triangle: Is it Time to Improve the Triple Constraint? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How to write a handover email to your manager

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When I’m getting ready to leave a job, whether that’s for a holiday or for good, I’ll make sure to do a handover to my boss. That might be as simple as a quick email or a conversation in our last 1:1, but sometimes it’s important to do a bit more than that. I’ve never gone back to a past employer (yet, maybe I will one day), but as 40% of people would consider returning to an employer , it’s worth making sure your exit is smooth, professional, and on good terms.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Risk management mistakes for the beginner

Musings on Project Management

First comes the planningYou've followed all the standard protocols for setting up your risk management program.You've put slack in your cost estimates, and you've put slack-buffers in your schedule plan.All good.Risks have been listed, prioritized, and the minor ones to be 'unmanaged' set aside (minimize distractions)Otherwise, mitigation planning has been done.All good.

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6 Ways to Overcome Challenges in Virtual Team Management

Proofhub

In the early stages of the coronavirus crisis, 80% of global corporate remote work policies shifted to virtual and mixed forms of team collaboration. While this shift offers flexibility and global collaboration opportunities, it also brings challenges. From communication barriers to cultural differences, managing a virtual team is no small feat. However, these obstacles can be navigated successfully with the right strategies and tools.

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Scrum Master Skills We Rarely Talk About: Change Management

Scrum.org

During one of the recent training sessions, a participant posed an intriguing question: "What are some lesser-discussed skills that a Scrum Master should possess?" To be frank, this is among the most interesting questions I've encountered recently, and it got me thinking. Once I began outlining these skills, I found myself motivated to explore this topic further and (potentially) write a series of posts.

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Software Project Management: Why It’s Different

ProjectManager.com

Every project is different, of course, but the differences when managing software development projects are especially so, due to its distinct life-cycle processes. What Is Software Project Management? Software project management is the planning, managing and tracking of software development projects. While the deliverable might be different from other projects that produce tangible deliverables, the processes are basically the same as the management of any other type of project.

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How You Define Success in Agile Matters

Leading Agile

There’s been a divide in the Agile community for a while now. On one side, you have the camp that’s all about team-based, iterative and incremental delivery. On the other side, you have the camp that sees Agile more of a social movement; this side is all about empowering the teams and building a culture or a mindset of Agility. Meanwhile, as the debate rages on, a lot of the executives and leadership teams we talk to don’t even want to talk about Agile at all.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Unique Ways of Incorporating Branding in Your Business: Expert Tips and Strategies

Binfire

Businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways to stand out from their competitors. One way to do this is by incorporating branding into every aspect of the business. From the products and services offered to the way the business is presented to the public, branding can make a significant impact on the success of a business. One unique way to incorporate branding is through the packaging of products.

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From Traditional Management to Agile Leadership

Scrum.org

In the heart of Poland, where history intertwines with modernity, I've often reflected on the distinctions between traditional management and agile leadership. This topic holds a special place, especially in our rapidly changing times. Enjoy this video? Like and subscribe to our channel: [link] ! Traditional management, as I perceive it, was moulded for clear-cut problems.

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How to Use Slack for Task Management

ProjectManager.com

Slack has quickly owned the communication space. Whether you’re working in an office or remotely, chances are you’re connecting with Slack. But this popular app is more than a tool for chatting. Slack task management is its stealth feature. You probably think of Slack as being used for time management, not project management, but when integrated with ProjectManager, you get the best of both worlds.

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Do We Need Risk Management in Agile Projects?

MPUG

In this article, we’re addressing a common question in modern project management: Do we need risk management in agile projects? Yes! Let’s expand that simple answer. Do agile projects have risks associated with them? Yes, of course, they do. And do we want to let those risks run wild without any effort to contain them? Of course not. So, yes, of course, we need risk management in agile projects.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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Tips for PfMP®Application

The IIL Blog

By Jennifer Lapin September 6, 2023 Not every exam requires four years of senior level qualified experience prior to the exam sitting opportunity. There are only a few thousand Portfolio Management Professionals (PfMP ® ) worldwide, according to PMI, making this a truly elite qualification. It is also one of the most difficult certifications to obtain, because a candidate must have a specific experience requirement and they need to follow a meticulous application process.

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Excelling in Your Product Management: Advanced Product Owner Strategies

Scrum.org

The Visionary Stance As an advanced product owner, having a clear and inspiring vision for your product is paramount. To excel in this stance: Defining the Vision: Craft a compelling vision statement that outlines the purpose, benefits, and impact of the product. Setting Long-term Goals: Establish achievable long-term goals that align with the vision and guide the product’s evolution.

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New and Improved ProjectManager Slack Integration

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager is excited to announce the next level in its integration with the global leader in collaboration, Slack. Now, it’s easier to access and edit project tasks on Slack’s desktop or mobile app. Unlike other integrations, ProjectManager lets you create new projects in Slack, turn messages into tasks and much more. Benefits of ProjectManager’s Slack Integration Here’s a list of just some of the benefits you can expect from integrating ProjectManager with your Slack channels.

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Quality SERP Data: Should You Scrape It Yourself? 

Productivity Land

Search Engine Results Page, or SERP for short, data refers to results you get when you search for a specific topic. For instance, if you were to search for “SERP data scrapers,” you would find numerous web pages, images, videos, and other information on your chosen web browser. Sometimes, you may need to obtain data on a specific topic and seek the best, most secure, and most efficient way to reach this goal.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Teachers Who Made a Profound Difference…. And Didn’t Know It! Part 2

The IIL Blog

By Judith W. Umlas September 6, 2023 There is NEVER an Expiration Date for Acknowledgments! (Adapted from Center for Grateful Leadership Post) I had the wonderful opportunity to conduct two Grateful Leadership two-day sessions for a large global company on behalf of International Institute for Learning, back in 2014. As always, I was deeply moved, inspired, and motivated by the results and the breakthroughs, and this one is a real prize winner!

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8 Critical Red Flags Your Kanban Adoption Is Incomplete

Scrum.org

In the context of agile teams and Kanban adoption, I'm reminded of 'The Princess Bride,' a classic film where Vizzini frequently exclaims 'Inconceivable!' Inigo Montoya famously retorts, 'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.' Much like Vizzini's misuse of the word ' Inconceivable ,' many teams often misunderstand or misuse terms like 'Kanban,' 'Scrum,' and 'Agile.

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Project Alignment: Aligning Your Project To Business Strategy

ProjectManager.com

One of the measures of a successful project is not often talked about. Most know of the project management triangle of scope, time and cost. There’s also quality. But few mention the importance of having project alignment. What Is Project Alignment? Project alignment is when the project being planned and executed fits with the larger strategic goals of the organization running the project.

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Mastering Affiliate CPA Programs: Profitable Affiliate Strategies

Productivity Land

Affiliate programs operating on the CPA model only reward the affiliate for the completion of a specific action by the customer, as defined by the advertiser. Today, CPA affiliate programs have a broad reach in internet marketing. This could include payment for the purchase of goods or the ordering of services, registration on the advertiser’s website, completion of a feedback form, or participation in a survey, installation of an application, or online registration for an event.

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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, using deliverables as tracers.

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Agency capacity planning: 11 steps to better margins

Resource Guru

Capacity planning plays a key role in agency profitability. Do it well and you’re looking at some healthy margins and business growth. Do it less well? Now, you’re looking at some serious employee, culture , and workflow problems, not to mention declining client happiness. Safe to say, there’s a lot riding on agency capacity planning. So from strategies to best practices, we’re here to help.

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How the Scrum Values direct your behavior during the Daily Scrum (35)

Scrum.org

? The more people become proficient in living the Scrum values, the more successful the use of Scrum will be. When the Scrum values are embodied by the Scrum Team and the people they work with, the empirical Scrum pillars come to life, building trust. Reminder: the Scrum Values are Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect, and Courage. Let's have a look what living the Scrum Values can bring to the Daily Scrum.

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Time and Materials Contracts: The Definitive Guide [w/ Template]

Teamweek

A time and materials contract is a legally binding agreement that establishes a project’s cost based on the time taken and the material prices used to complete it. This contract type is common across multiple industries—e.g., construction contracts, product development contracts, and accounting contracts. If you’re intrigued, let’s explore: How these contracts work When to use a time and materials contract Pros and cons of T&M contracts Plus more!

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How to Prevent Hard Drive Failure

Productivity Land

In data storage, mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) remain indispensable workhorses. However, their lifespan is influenced by factors such as workload, environmental conditions, and hardware maintenance. Since hard disks are mechanical components, they have internal moving parts. They include moving parts, much like any other item, including your mobile, laptops, and appliances.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.