2020

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The 4 Agile values your team should embrace

Project Management Update Submitted Articles

You’ve just missed your second deadline this week. And it’s not just you.

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5 Reasons You Need Enterprise Agility Consulting

Project Management Update Submitted Articles

The existing situation with COVID-19 has jolted everyone into realizing that enterprises have to be nimble and have the agility to adjust to sudden changes. Many organizations have adopted Agile methodology, but not many have scaled it to an enterprise-level - where Agile is applied from ideation to strategic planning and execution.

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12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. He was winsome and a hard worker. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance. In a one-on-one meeting, I asked Mike how he was identifying, analyzing, and managing his risks. His response revealed his belief in risk management but a lack of actual application with his teams.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

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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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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Cost Benefit Analysis for Projects – A Step-by-Step Guide

ProjectManager.com

When managing a project, one is required to make a lot of key decisions. There is always something that needs executing, and often that something is critical to the success of the venture. Because of the high stakes, good managers don’t just make decisions based on gut instinct. They prefer to minimize risk to the best of their ability and act only when there is more certainty than uncertainty.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Start-up’s Project Management

LiquidPlanner

The concept of start-ups is a rage, as witnessed in the last few years. People are becoming more risk-friendly and bearing the flags of an entrepreneur. However, even with a group of innovative designers, engineers, marketers, and salespeople, 90 percent of start-ups fail miserably and end up shutting down their enterprises, as per reports by Forbes.

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Team building- 5 Strategies

Binfire

All managers struggle with team building and the process of team development. But one thing is for sure: If you want to take your team’s performance to the next level, you too have to be ready to grow as a person and as a professional as well. You have to grow as a manager so your team will grow with you. You have to lead, inspire, and motivate your employees so they can chart their own paths in the corporate ladder, with the goal of leveraging their success and strengths to achieve your c

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Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success

Online PM Courses

Project management books are a great way to learn - for new project managers and for those of us with experience under our belts. The post Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Right Way to Think About Cost Savings with Agile

Leading Agile

Cost savings is a tricky subject with Agile. But it’s not because Agile can’t impact cost savings. It’s because Agile has very little impact on direct and immediate cost savings. The problem is, most people think the wrong way about how to save on cost with Agile. They usually say Scrum is how they realize cost savings—but they’re missing something. .

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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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New Scrum Master email course

Growing Agile

Back by popular demand is the New Scrum Master Email Course. Here are the topics we will cover: What should I be doing all day as a ScrumMaster? How can I make our Scrum meetings valuable? Can I improve the Daily Scrum? How can I be more proactive? Am I learning enough of the right stuff? The content is just as relevant today as when it was first created.

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Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project

MPUG

There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions are: When will the project be completed? What are the items you can deliver by the end of the project? What are the items the team can take for the forthcoming release or iteration?

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Project Management Update Submitted Articles

Skip to main content. Skip to navigation. Solutions. Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Manufacturing ERP. Success. Services. Customers. Resources. Resource Center. New Features. Pricing. Free Trial. Overview. Service Delivery.

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Review Engaging stakeholders on projects

Henny Portman

The book Engaging stakeholders on projects – How to harness people power , written by Elizabeth Harrin is the starting point if you want to get a better understanding of stakeholder engagement and it gives you a lot of practical advice, tips for improving practice key takeaways and action steps for successful stakeholder engagement. The book starts with an introduction of the topic by explaining that you can’t manage your stakeholders, you can’t manage stakeholder’s behaviour and actions, but y

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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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Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2020]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you need a timeline maker for project communications or to create executive briefings? In this review of Office Timeline Pro, I’ll share the pros and cons of the PowerPoint plugin. Summary. Product: Office Timeline. Pricing: A one-year licence for the Pro version costs $99. The Plus version is only $59. Hosting model: The ‘main’ version is a Windows plugin, but there is a cloud version which lets you run Office Timeline for Mac systems in the browser.

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Project Crashing in Project Management: Definition & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

There’s never enough time when managing a project. That’s why we make schedules—to try and control time, just enough to get your deliverable by the deadline. But even the best laid plans tend to go awry, to paraphrase the poem. Project managers don’t have the luxury to quote poems to stakeholders when going off track. Changes in a project are common, but it’s the project manager’s responsibility to make sure that those changes don’t produce a negative impact on the project schedule.

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Why Agile Transformations sometimes fail

Scrum.org

Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Regardless of the business domains or product area, there are some common rules that may devastate your efforts toward agility. . First of all, we need to underline that the Agile Transformation never ends. This is an ongoing process of continuous improvements, running inspection and adaptation.

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Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project. Although many elements of project management apply to startups and large corporations alike, in a small business, the approach is distinctly different to large scale organizations.

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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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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is one of those things that appears to be a relatively easy thing to accomplish — until you get started it. . As organizations grow, their ability to consistently manage and deliver projects starts to play a much bigger role. . Top organizations know that project management covers a lot of aspects, including: Ticking off every task in the project management calendar.

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Project Management At Google: My Key Takeaways

PM Basics

What does project management at Google look like? One thing for sure, different teams use different approaches and various tools. However, all managers use data-driven “ Google Manager Behaviors. “ In 2002 Google got rid of all managers. They thought that engineers would work better if no one controls them. It turned out not very well for Google.

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum has been around for a while, they say. The Scrum Guide holds the definition of Scrum, they say. The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then? How did its definition evolve before and after 2010 and become the framework that we know today? What else happened along the road to the way that Scrum is defined and represented?

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If the Shu fits?

Growing Agile

Blogging doesn’t come naturally for me, I find it hard to find topics to write about that I think other people will find interesting. Why would anyone read something I wrote? Imposter Syndrome hits us all in different ways I guess. So I am following the advice of a dear friend who said ‘just do it’…. Now you may have stopped reading already, but for those that haven’t, I’d like to take you on a journey of Shu-Ha-Ri.

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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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Accelerate Agile Project Management Success with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

In our current, fast-paced world, businesses need to be flexible to stay competitive. It isn’t the best who prevail, but those who can quickly adapt to new requirements. In IT—especially software development—traditional project management approaches are too rigid and out-of-date. Even if a customer requirement appears straightforward, it is very difficult to estimate a forecast on effort and necessary development time.

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These Limiting Beliefs Are Preventing You From Being Successful

Trello

Many of us are constantly striving to grow professionally and personally in our lives. Every new year we set aside some time to establish brand new objectives and things we want to achieve. We start the year off with admirable willpower but it’s not uncommon to arrive at a point when our motivation drops off and our plans lose their luster.

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Agile 2 a new tree or just a small scrub in my agile forest?

Henny Portman

Someone noticed me of Agile 2. If you look at the corresponding website, Agile 2 is positioned as the next iteration of agile. It’s still works in progress of a group of 15 authors. You can find their case for Agile 2. Why they think agile is deeply broken and that they want to fix it. Among other things, in their opinion the Agile Manifesto says little pertaining leadership. .

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Overcoming bias in project management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann. Are you biased as a project manager? You might be surprised! In this article we’ll talk about the different types of bias in project management. Roland Hoffman. A project manager is the linchpin of a successful project. Her leadership and guidance is of paramount importance during planning and execution.

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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.