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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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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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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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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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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16 Top Recruitment Skills That All Great Recruiters Have

Teamweek

For any company to grow and succeed, you need someone on board with top-notch recruitment skills. But what does that mean, exactly? We’ll explore the core recruiting skills that make up this skillset, so you’re equipped to pick not only a good recruiter but a great one. TL;DR — Key Takeaways What does a recruiter do ? They’re responsible for sourcing and screening talent matching a company’s growth needs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Portfolio Management: Top 10 Things to Know About A Portfolio Roadmap (Part - 1)

Management Yogi

A portfolio roadmap is visual in nature. Because it’s visual, you can understand quickly and it can be used as an effective communication tool with your portfolio stakeholders.In this article, I’ll outline the top ten things to know about a portfolio roadmap.

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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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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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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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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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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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How to Make a Construction Timesheet With Timesheet Software

ProjectManager.com

Construction sites are busy with subcontractors and other crews working on various smaller projects that will lead to the final build. One of the tasks of the general contractor is to track those work hours to manage labor costs and keep everyone paid. This is done with a construction timesheet. But do you know what a construction timesheet is and why it’s important?

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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.