2022

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5 Tips to Simplify Project Risk Management

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In an increasingly remote world, learning how to successfully work with other teammates is about more than just using the right tool.

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Program Manager vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Project manager vs. program manager. The two roles often differ in their day-to-day tasks and the overarching approach to their role. Program managers are more strategic in their thinking and deliverables, while the project manager is often working on day-to-day task management on a more cellular level. But before we compare the roles of a program manager and a project manager in-depth, we must first understand the difference between a project and a program.

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What’s The Future of Project Management in 2023 and beyond?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future? There’s a trend towards more and more knowledge work being run in a projectized way, which means more and more people doing project management as part of their day job.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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PMOs Shifting from Watchdogs to Strategic Enablers

Project Risk Coach

Unfortunately, many Project Management Offices (PMOs) become nothing more than a watchdog, one that ensures compliance to a strict set of rules. In this article, we will explore why this happens and what it takes for PMOs to become strategic enablers. PMOs Have Gone to the Dogs PMOs are started with the best of intentions. Management sees it as a way to give oversight to all the programs and projects.

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The 9 Biggest Project Management Trends in 2022

Inloox

Content. Remote work & leadership. Bigger focus on soft skills. Professionalization of project management & increasing demand for project managers. Agile is here to stay. Value and principle-based perspective. AI, machine learning & automation. Cloud as the standard. Lifelong learning & knowledge management. Sustainability & social responsibility. 1.

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How to handle unplanned work in Scrum

Scrum.org

It’s a myth that Scrum Teams don’t plan. Scrum Teams plan at the Sprint Planning event and when refining work items. They also create a forecast or a roadmap that shows their plans across multiple Sprints. . Scrum Teams plan frequently to navigate complicated environments where new information emerges constantly. The team inspects new knowledge and adapts their approach to take advantage of what they've learned.

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Luck has Little to Do With Achieving Positive Project Outcomes

LiquidPlanner

Project management is a lot more complicated than relying on the luck of the Irish to ensure people are working on the right priorities at the right time. As we all know – relying heavily on luck can have serious ramifications to our project plan. Luck comes along suddenly and unexpectedly in managing priorities without a project management tool. But it’s nothing you can try to repeat without the right resources.

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From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Leading Answers

This is part one in a series on leading agile teams from the Beyond Agile book. We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership. As we saw in the previous articles about Emotional Intelligence (EQ), leadership is built on top of EQ.

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

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 expendi

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Who Is Responsible in Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

If you want to be successful at Agile Transformation —especially at scale—you’ll need more than Agile Coaches teaching your teams the ceremonies of Scrum or how to do SAFe and LeSS. Why? Because the #1 reason Agile Transformations fail in large organizations is that they aren’t set up with the right underlying ecosystem for Agile to work within in the first place. .

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10 Tips to Lead Successful Remote Retrospectives

nTask

Let’s face the reality, all the agile methodologies weren’t exactly created with distributed teams in mind. All the early agile teams were overwhelmingly co-located in offices, mainly because chat, video conferencing, and other technology that makes the remote work possible were highly laughable and ancient at that time. Ever since the pandemic, so many […].

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How to Create a Project Schedule (step-by-step guide)

PM Basics

Creating a realistic project schedule is difficult when you have the wrong mindset. Everyone expects that there’s always a way to squeeze the whole project scope into the deadline project owners set. Stakeholders put a lot of pressure on you to find a solution. But, in most cases, there’s no magic formula. Therefore, the only solution is to do less, or to request more money or time.

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A Quick Guide to Project Charters: Definition, Steps & Key Elements

ProjectManager.com

Projects need approval before they can be executed. A project charter is a project planning document that sells the project to stakeholders and sponsors. If you’re able to show its viability and return on investment, the work will get the green light to move forward. But there are a lot of elements to any successful project charter. If you’re new to project management , a project charter template can set you up to make sure you’re hitting all the major points.

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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.

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Project Management Trends [2022]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There’s no denying that project management today looks different to how it did even 5 years ago. Project management trends shape our profession. We see technology evolving, new tools, consolidation, innovation and more. Trends come and go, or they stay with us and evolve into new ways of working that stick around and become “the way we do things around here.”.

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A Simple Project Management Checklist

MPUG

Projects are essential to all organizations’ goals and objectives. Successful project completions according to targeted purposes account for optimum company performance. But only through a robust project management plan can companies perform better, accomplish goals faster, and be more efficient. Thus, when reviewing monthly project management reports, organizations want the best project management techniques.

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What challenges teams most with Scrum?

Kiron Bondale

One of the clichés about Scrum is that it is “easy to understand but difficult to master” The first part of that is obvious with the Scrum Guide is only eleven pages (if you don’t count the title page, purpose and table of contents). There are three roles, three outputs and four events (five if you include sprints as an event but I prefer not to as the whole idea of events within events makes me nauseous).

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Rolling out a 4-day work week at Scoro: why and how?

Scoro

As the founder and CEO of Scoro , I’m incredibly excited to announce that we will be switching to a 4-day work week from July 1, 2022. This applies to our entire global staff of 140, with no compressed hours and no change in salary. . As a concept, the 5-day work week is rather outdated. It’s been the ‘norm’ for a century and hasn’t been questioned since. .

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Product Owner Anti-Patterns — 33 Ways to Improve as a PO

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Anti-Patterns. No other role in Scrum can contribute to mediocre outcomes like the Product Owner—garbage in, garbage out. Therefore, the following list of some of the most common Product Owner anti-patterns might be a starting point to reflect on the role; maybe, there is room for improvement? If you recognize some anti-patterns in your daily work, why don’t you ask the rest of the Scrum Team for support?

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How to Create a Personal Mission and Vision Statement for the Year

LiquidPlanner

Setting goals and making resolutions; out with the old, in with the new—some of us get downright busy charting our ambitions for a fresh year. But have you thought about writing your own personal vision and mission statement? We asked Project Manager Coach Susanne Madsen how to create a powerful and sustainable mission and vision statement to take us into the New Year.

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How Technology Can Be Used To Enhance Practical Science

TrustRadius Project Management

As technology has rooted its way into our day-to-day existence, education has been changed. Long gone are the times of thumbing through an Encyclopedia. With information at the tips of our fingers, learning is now boundless. Improving education is a huge issue for our society. Test scores, our perceived performance against different nations, and different elements have pushed education to the bleeding edge of national legislative issues, directly behind healthcare reform.

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The Common Pitfalls on an Agile Journey and How to Avoid Them

Leading Agile

Many large-scale Agile Transformations are struggling. Some have failed. Others can’t figure out why things aren’t working after multiple attempts. It’s easy to blame the people, the process, and the culture. It’s especially easy to blame management. However, the underlying problem is that most large organizations weren’t built to be Agile. Organizational Barriers to Agile.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Review Better Agile

Henny Portman

The book Better Agile – How every software firm can spend less time firefighting and have more fun building great software by David Daly highlights his experiences to make agile work. It offers Scrum and Kanban mistakes to avoid and three agile secrets to continuously improve your agility. The book can be divided in two parts. The first part elaborates on the author’s three agile secrets: how to optimize for flow, how to get the right people doing the right things and the impact of the rig

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How to Collect Requirements (as a Project Manager)

PM Basics

As a project manager , you should facilitate and organize the efforts to collect requirements. However, from time to time you may need to write requirements yourself. So, below I’ll explain everything a project manager needs to know about collecting project requirements. Collect requirements is the process of identifying, documenting, and controlling changes to the project requirements.

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10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

ProjectManager.com

Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? Fortunately, there are strategies ( and tools! ) you can use to help you close those gaps, yet it isn’t easy. And you’re not alone in this challenge. Let’s review strategies and tools you can use, and learn how they can help you close that gap to promote successful project execution.

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How Culture Can Impact Communication in the Workplace

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s no secret that culture can have a big impact on communication. Just think about how much harder it is to communicate with someone from a different country who doesn’t speak your language. But culture can affect communication even when everyone speaks the same language. Different cultures have different ways of communicating, and if you’re not aware of these differences, it can lead to misunderstanding and conflict.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.