2019

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions. An Expedition is a “journey” from the current state to a goal state, starting wherever the client organization may be in our Compass model, and striving to reach a milestone in the Transformation that we represent as a “Basecamp,” in keeping with a mountain-climbing or hiking metaphor.

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What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

ProjectManager.com

Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order. You’ve probably noticed in both your personal and professional life that it’s easier said than done.

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7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments. At White October we continuously reflect on our process to refine the way we work. Here is what we learned from an invaluable brainstorming session with our Tech Lead.

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How to Perform a SWOT Analysis

Project Risk Coach

If you are looking for a great way to engage your key stakeholders and identify project risks, perform a SWOT Analysis. Project managers or other facilitators can use this powerful tool to identify strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, strengths may give rise to opportunities and weaknesses may lead to threats. Let's look at how to perform a SWOT Analysis.

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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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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle. While the Manifesto does not explicitly reference the scientific method, it is implied in the value statement “ Responding to change over following a plan ” and in its final principle “ At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly. ” Agile te

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21 Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Sprint Retrospective Anti-Patterns. What event could better embody Scrum’s principle of empiricism than the Sprint Retrospective? I assume all peers agree that even the simplest retrospective—if only held regularly—is far more useful than having a fancy one once in a while, not to mention having none at all. Moreover, there is always room for improvement.

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What makes a great project manager? The 10 most crucial project management skills for 2019 (and how to develop them)

Planio

What makes a truly great project manager? Is it being organized? Driven and motivated? A great communicator? All of the above and more. There’s no single project management skill that’s more important than the others because, at its core, project management isn’t a single job. At best, you could say that project management is a combination of several not-so-easy jobs done concurrently.

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The 32 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management

nTask

Each new day, a list of tasks awaits us. Some of them are more interesting than others. Nevertheless, the importance of completing these tasks is undisputed, especially if they build upon a daily basis. Normally what happens is that we are either able to complete a preset number of tasks on time or we fail miserably. Although the success rate depends on many factors, there is one common thing that is mostly seen in several use cases.

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Seven Future Trends in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

In this milestone 50th year for the Project Management Institute it’s natural to want to look back at the significant trends have shaped the project management profession over the last five decades, namely globalization of the discipline, and the explosion of methods, techniques and practices being applied to projects. Looking ahead, new trends continue to emerge, however many of these are already having a dramatic impact on the way that project managers go about their work. 1) Artificial Intell

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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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How to manage projects properly

Binfire

How to manage projects properly is one of the most important things new project managers and students of project management should learn. Like most other disciplines, you become proficient as a project manager by practice and not just studying. It is nice to get a certificate from PMI or a degree from an Ivy school , but it is not enough. . Another mistake by new project managers is their reliance on project management tools.

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7 Critical Project Management Skills That Will Help You Thrive In 2020

Taskque

Project management is evolving with every passing day and so should project managers. We are moving in an age where project managers will have to wear multiple hats to cope up with emerging project management challenges. To do that efficiently, they will need to hone their project management skills. Yes, having project management certifications and hands-on experience in managing projects under your belt is important, but it is the project management skills that differentiate great project manag

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager. The vast range of project management tools , terms, skills and knowledge that are within its discipline can be intimidating.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s widely known that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is changing in July 2020, but what exactly is going to be different? Whoah, the exam is changing? I didn’t know. How did that happen? OK, so maybe it’s not that widely known. Every so often PMI carry out an assessment of what a project manager does all day. In the past these have been Role Delineation Studies (RDS).

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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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10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Do you have a stakeholder engagement plan? Have you stopped to think about the diverse needs of your stakeholders? Which stakeholders have the most power and influence? When and how will you engage these people? What is a Stakeholder Engagement Plan? The stakeholder engagement plan is "a component of the project management plan that identifies the strategies and actions required to promote productive involvement of stakeholders in project or program decision making and execution ( PMBOK® Guide –

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

*This article has been updated on February 21, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team*. Before undertaking any development project, the most important decision to make is how to approach the project as a team. Making this decision can get heated due to the two major development methodologies at play. In simple terms, a development methodology determines how the actual work of development is organized and acted on.

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What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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What does the Scrum Master do all day?

Scrum.org

. It was 8:59 am on Monday. It is another week which I think is going to be amazing. Last week our company just got another round of investment. The company is now strategizing to scale agility throughout the company. . As I was rushing to the office I met Ahmed at the front of the office as he was going to the pantry to get some coffee. Ahmed is our Chief Financial Officer. .

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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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The 21 Daily Routines and Habits of Highly Productive Founders and Creatives

Planio

There are few things that impact your productivity, creativity, happiness, and career trajectory like building solid routines and habits. According to studies , up to 40% of our daily actions are powered by habits. Meaning your subconscious mind can either work for you or against you. But you don’t need studies to tell you how powerful the right habits can be.

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7 Leadership Styles Examples That You Need to Know

nTask

Leadership has a very broad scope when we talk about leadership styles examples. They are all very different in a sense that there is a wide varirty of these fellows ever since leadersup was incepted. There are over ten different leadership styles, and one style just doesn’t suit a specific organization. Leadership in that sense is complex. Sometimes “leaders” don’t know that they are leading within the capacity of any responsible role.

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How Do You Manage Projects When Your Team Takes Time Off?

LiquidPlanner

People are always taking time off, and that’s as it should be. In the US, we have a problem with people not taking enough time off. The best way to encourage people to take some much-needed time away from the office is to run projects in a way that creates space for that to happen without causing a crisis. There are three types of time off that you need to be prepared for: 1.

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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

Let’s say an organization is taking initiative to build a Smart Website for its internal and external stakeholders which employs artificial intelligence (AI). Two project managers are shortlisted to manage the project. During a pre-project discussion meeting with business owners, organizational leaders, and other stakeholders, one project manager informs the group of the following: The site will have a multi-layered architecture with hot standby facility.

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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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How To Fill The Work Experience Details In PMP®Application Form? (PMP Sample application included )

iZenBridge

“What is this ‘4500 hours of PMP® application hours of Work Experience Details in PMP® Application Form?”. Today, I am addressing this frequently asked question by PMP® aspirants during my introductory sessions. Before getting started on PMP® journey by enrolling in a PMP® program , the question of eligibility criteria is of utmost importance. Project Management Institute (PMI)® offers the world’s most sought-after professional certification, Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificati

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them. The need for a business case is that it collects the proposal, outline, strategy and marketing plan in one document and offers a full look at how the project will benefit the organization.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners. A risk response is the way you intend to address the risk.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge. Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs. In this article, you will learn about 10 most popular project management blogs that every project manager must read in 2019. 1.

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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.