2023

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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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53 Questions Developers Should Ask Innovators

TechEmpower - Project Management

At TechEmpower, we frequently talk to startup founders, CEOs, product leaders, and other innovators about their next big tech initiative. It’s part of our job to ask questions about their plans, challenge their assumptions, and suggest paths to success. The conversations are interesting and varied because they’re about new, exciting, different things.

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How can a Scrum Master avoid being seen as a Project Manager?

Scrum.org

Some organizations don’t understand the difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager. In those situations, Scrum Masters can find themselves being asked or even pressured to manage tasks, make decisions, or perform other duties inconsistent with the accountability of a Scrum Master. How can a Scrum Master serve the team and the organization without simply becoming a Project Manager by another name?

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10 Project Meetings to Guide Your Project Management Team

ProjectManager.com

Project meetings often feel as if they’re in the way of your work. If you’re not working from an agenda or you don’t manage those meetings, that can be true. But meetings are critical for project planning and team collaboration. That’s why there are so many project meetings and each has its own focus and importance. Let’s take a look at 10 different types of project management meetings and define them, and we’ll start with the definition of what a project meeting is.

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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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The Spooky Side of Project Management

MPUG

Ghostly Situations You might be wondering what Halloween has to do with project management. You would be surprised to learn they have quite a few similarities and some are comical. Like Halloween, Project Managers (PMs) also encounter ghosts or skeletons from their past projects. The fear of failure or the same mistakes is a monster that destroys a project’s progress because they did not learn from their mistakes or lessons learned if taken.

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How Is Artificial Intelligence Being Used in Project Management?

The IIL Blog

By Ruchi Gupta and Cyndi Snyder-Dionisio These days you can’t escape the topic of Artificial Intelligence…it has pervaded social media posts, the evening news, and everyday conversations – to a level rivaled only by the launch of the internet itself. And so, we were not at all surprised to see that at IIL’s November International Project Management Day Virtual Conference , the most attendance in any one session was at the panel discussion on, you guessed it: AI.

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A Guide to 7 Successful Steps in Project Post-Mortem Analysis

NimbleWork

Have you ever come to the end of a project that and wondered what could have been done better? If the project was not successful, are you curious to learn what contributed to the poor result? A project post-mortem may help to answer some of these questions. What is a Post-Mortem in Project Management? A post-mortem in project management is a structured review or analysis conducted after the completion of a project.

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Uncovering the Role of Risk Owners in Agile Projects

Project Risk Coach

It's a simple question, "Who owns the risks in agile projects?" However, I find many people need help when I ask. In this article, let's uncover the role of risk owners and how to perform risk management in agile projects. What is a Risk Owner? A risk owner is an individual who is responsible for identifying and responding to potential risks that could affect the success of a project.

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13 Reasons to Choose Agile Project Management Methods

LiquidPlanner

Are you thinking about introducing agile processes to your project management methodology? You’ve a few case studies, you’ve perhaps even seen agile working effectively at other companies. But now it’s time to dive into the details and decide. Additionally, it may not be enough for you to know that agile methods are a logical addition to your toolset at work.

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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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LeadingAgile’s Top 10 Field Notes 2023

Leading Agile

As 2023 draws to an end, like most of you, we’ve been busy taking inventory of how it went. We had some wins, some losses, and a TON of opportunities to learn and grow. Now, we turn our attention to 2024. In preparation, we’ve been pouring over this year’s data and we were curious to know what 2023’s top performing Field Notes were.

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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management: UVA Darden Course Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently I audited the Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course from University of Virginia Darden Business School. It’s one of the most popular project management courses on Coursera. I’ve put together this Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course review to answer all your questions so you can save time deciding whether it is right for you.

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A Comprehensive Guide on Delegating Roles In a Team Project

nTask

Working on a team project can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure of delegating roles. How do you decide who should handle which tasks? What do you do if someone isn’t pulling their weight? These are just some questions that can come up when taking on a group project. The key is having a plan […].

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Embracing Agile: A Developer's Journey from Tradition to Innovation

Scrum.org

Starting as a developer, my experiences were largely shaped by traditional project management practices. At companies like Merrill Lynch and a generator manufacturing firm, I found these methods to be rigid and often disconnected from the actual work we were doing. This disconnect led me to question and, ultimately, seek alternatives. My transition to Agile and DevOps wasn't immediate.

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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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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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5 Tips to Improve Project Execution

MPUG

The day-to-day execution of a project is a new adventure every day, with new challenges, new surprises, and yesterday’s follow-ups. To improve project execution, it is critical to have certain documents in place and steps taken in the early stages of the project. This record will provide a base for recollection and improvement. Measurements along the way are also required to determine if our actions are bringing about the desired results toward our objective.

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What’s the Difference Between Project Management and Fishing?

Bridge the Gap Consulting

I went fishin’! Not just a quick half-day fishing trip, but a two day guided trip with 5 other people on Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota, right along the Canadian border. If you’re not familiar with Lake of the Woods, it’s a big lake. Its surface area is 1,679.5 square miles and a max depth of over 200 feet. There are multiple islands and at points, you can’t see the opposite shore.

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10 Emerging Project Management Trends In 2024

The IIL Blog

By Elissa Farrow, Ph.D. and Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Introduction: Project management, is a dynamic field, continually evolving in response to changing business needs and technological advancements. Stepping into 2024, we believe that the project management trends will reflect a notable shift from traditional methodologies towards more dynamic, business-focused, and people-centric approaches.

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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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5 Powerful Benefits of Capacity Planning in Professional Services Organizations

PM Times

Finding it difficult to mitigate skill shortages in your professional service firms? Are you constantly struggling with frequent hiring/firing cycles? Is a pertinent mismatch of skills affecting most of your projects? If yes, then it’s high time for your organization to create an efficient resource capacity planning framework. It is key to bridging these […] The post 5 Powerful Benefits of Capacity Planning in Professional Services Organizations appeared first on Project Management A

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5 Tips for Making a Retrospective Meeting More Productive

NimbleWork

A retrospective meeting, often associated with agile methodologies like scrum and kanban , is a crucial opportunity for a team to reflect on their recent work and identify areas for improvement. Retrospectives should ideally be done at a regular cadence. However, what happens if your team does not find them engaging or useful. What if there is little interest in doing them?

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An all-new Dashboard that’s all about you

Resource Guru

In the chaos of a busy working week, focus can be elusive. We’ve completely redesigned our Dashboard to give everyone a space where they can shut out the noise and turn their attention to the most important action items in their day. Let’s take a look at what’s changed. Slick, stylish, and irresistibly scrollable Let’s start with the obvious – our new Dashboard has an entirely new look and feel.

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Maker vs. Manager: How To Schedule For Your Productivity Style

Trello

A schedule isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. A well-planned schedule could maximize productivity for one but become a source of stress for another. The fact is, a schedule is best laid out depending on your role and its demands. Different roles have different priorities and in some projects, you’re faced with a combination of roles — one that morphs from individual contributor one day to manager the next day (or Superman by night).

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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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The Best Free Online Project Management Certificate Courses (2023)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project management is a great career. But how do you know it’s for you? And how do you show prospective employers that you are keen to commit to the job and you know enough about the role of a project manager for them to take a chance on you? A certificate course helps you stand out from the crowd. I’ve taken plenty of project management certificates over the years – but mostly, they cost money.

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Situational Leadership & Goals Alignment in Project Management (*Updated 2023 Guide)

nTask

A leader might employ a variety of leadership approaches to be more productive at work. You may have met a leader or manager who explains things to you, helps you, and progresses you during your PM profession. This management style might well have improved your productivity and professional advancement when you lacked experience. Different skill […].

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The Illusion of #Velocity ?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Why Velocity Is a Useless Metric from a Management Perspective Typically, the obsession with velocity doesn’t originate from the team itself. It trickles down from management. Equipped with spreadsheets and performance dashboards, leaders often turn to easily quantifiable metrics like velocity to gauge progress. But what if this managerial focus on velocity is a fata morgana obscuring the path to true agility and value?

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What Is a Project Owner? Roles & Responsibilities

ProjectManager.com

For a project to function properly and be delivered on time and within its budget, all the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved must be clearly defined and communicated. Everyone has their part to play in the process, which is orchestrated by the project manager acting on behalf of the project owner. The project owner isn’t an unheard-of title, but it does have an air of mystery to it.

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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.