2019

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Building X-Shaped Project Management Skills: A Complete How-To

Workamajig

What are the most important project management skills? Does project management follow a T-shaped or X-shaped skill pattern? This guide will answer these questions, and more. Calling project management a "job" is a little misleading. It is actually several jobs rolled into one. As a project manager, your responsibilities are broad as well as deep. Every aspect of the project, from organizing teams to managing project risk, comes under your purview.

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

ProjectManager.com

Team productivity is one of the most important ingredients in business, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep themselves on track. Without productivity, projects can fall behind deadlines, leaving teams scrambling to deal with the consequences. A distracting workplace can cost you far more than team productivity—it can cost businesses billions in revenue loss. According to a survey by Salary.com and America Online , employees spend an average of 1.86

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Why Everyone in the Workplace Needs Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

In the business world, where processes are becoming more technically sophisticated, lead times for product development are getting shorter, and work is becoming increasingly cross-functional, it’s no real surprise that demand for sound project management skills is on the rise, and not just from the dedicated project management team.

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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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ERM Program Fundamentals for Success in the Banking Industry

Speaker: William Hord, Senior VP of Risk & Professional Services

This exclusive webinar with William Hord, Senior VP of Risk & Professional Services, will explore the foundational elements you need to start or validate your ERM program. He will also dive into topic definitions, governance structures, and framework components for success.

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Artificial Intelligence In Project Management: Pros & Cons

ProProfs Project Management

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised various questions and theories among people. Right from “whether AI is ethical?” to “how exactly will it change the world?”, there are numerous questions that are yet to be unanswered. But, what about the questions we can answer? AI has already begun revolutionizing various aspects of our lives such as online shopping, and it definitely has brought in a change for the better. But the question still remains: till when?

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The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

As with most things in life (and business) getting a balance right can prove far more effective, especially in the long run, than having a single focus that ignores other key elements. The same is true of the PMO. A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation.

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7 Problem-Solving Steps to Conquer Even the Toughest Problems

Project Bliss

These 7 awesome problem-solving steps can help you solve difficult problems, identify opportunities, grow your leadership skills, and take your career up several notches. When you see peers in your organization handling big problems, are you ever amazed at how they do it? Does it seem like they have some special natural ability you wish you had? Maybe the idea of taking on a big problem intimidates you? After all, problem-solving in the workplace can seem scary.

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Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress. Things are not going as planned. What can we do to manage stakeholder risks better? A Stakeholder Story I once observed a junior project manager who was knighted to manage a project with a fixed regulatory deadline. Software changes were needed.

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Want to reduce digital distraction for your team? Physician, heal thyself!

Kiron Bondale

Two articles caught my attention this morning so I thought I’d connect the dots between them in this week’s article. The first article indicates that the Microsoft Teams collaboration support tool has passed Slack in terms of daily users. In combination, both tools are used by roughly 23 million users daily which is more than half the population of Canada.

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The Power of Storytelling in Risk Management

Speaker: Dr. Karen Hardy, CEO and Chief Risk Officer of Strategic Leadership Advisors LLC

Join this exclusive webinar with Dr. Karen Hardy, where she will explore the power of storytelling in risk communication as a core component of a resilient organization's management framework!

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A project manager’s job isn’t just about managing the work. You are also responsible for your team, and making sure they have the skills required to do their jobs. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. Normally we’d think of that in terms of the technical skills they need to deliver the project, like taking a course in a programming language or brushing up their system maintenance skills.

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10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve outlined several change management tools and their features to help you decide what change management software best addresses your business needs. The post 10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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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.

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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. That would be the use of to do list apps.

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Everything You Need to Know About Crypto

Speaker: Ryan McInerny, CAMS, FRM, MSBA - Principal, Product Strategy

This exclusive webinar with Ryan McInerny will teach you all about cryptocurrency and NFTs! Register to learn more about identifying crypto transactions, crypto asset market trends, managing risk and compliance, and supporting customers and partners using crypto-based payments.

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Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? To some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly! One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does. agile

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. But, no doubt, the road to get there requires much to happen. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies

Workamajig

What are project management methodologies? A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. Your choice of methodology defines how you work and communicate. So how do you choose a project management methodology? What methodology you choose will depend on your team, project-type, and project-scope. Choosing project management methodologies (PMM) is one of the first decisions you’ll have to make as a project manager.

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Technology Challenges

The Lazy Project Manager

Now that you know you are in the ‘VUCA’ world can technology help in any way? The VUCA world challenges an organisation by: Presenting boundaries for planning and policy management. Confounding the ability to make decisions in an accurate, relevant and timely manner.

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Exploring the Overlap: Cost Optimization and Digital Transformation

Speaker: Alex Jiménez, Managing Principal, Financial Service Consulting for EPAM

The largest banks have increased reserves for protection against deteriorating economic conditions. Should banks delay their digital transformation investments and focus on cost reductions? In this webinar, Alex Jiménez will walk us through that question and examine the prudent course of action.

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. But that’s EXACTLY what it’s intended to be. It’s structured in a way that allows participants to quickly talk through various topics they choose in a short amount of time. Sounds promising, you say? But then isn’t that what OFTEN happens in meetings with no structure? People just sit around and talk…and there’s often no value. How is a Lean Coffee better than that?

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How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Project managers constantly think about risks, both threats and opportunities. What if the requirements are late? What if the testing environment becomes unstable? How can we exploit the design skills of our developers? Let’s consider a simple but powerful tool to capture and manage your risks—the Risk Register. What to Include in a Risk Register. The Risk Register is simply a list of risk-related information including but not limited to: Risk Description.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented. This is a fairly common problem and is likely one of the reasons that the volunteers who updated the PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition added Implement Risk Responses as a new process within the Project Risk Management knowledge area.

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10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6) With PPT & PDF

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article reviews and explains the 10 project management Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. You can view a PowerPoint of the Knowledge Areas and grab a PDF download below. Knowledge Areas: Definition. What exactly are ‘Knowledge Areas’? And why are they so important they have capital letters?

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The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020: Initial Catalysts, Current Implications, and Future Impacts

Speaker: Elizabeth "Paige" Baumann, Founder and CEO of Paige Baumann Advisory, LLC

In this session, Elizabeth “Paige” Baumann will cover the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which also includes the Corporate Transparency Act. She'll take a deep dive into the catalysts that brought on the act, the current implications of the act, and what impacts the act has on the future of banking and finance.

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10 ALM Tools To Deliver Better Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Easily compare the best ALM tools (Application Lifecycle Management tools) and get expert criteria to help you choose the right ALM software for your organization. The post 10 ALM Tools To Deliver Better Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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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.

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60 Important Business Metrics Your Company Must Know

nTask

Businesses aim to build a successful product, or service, to sell and make their customers happy. This can be achieved if the company works in the right direction with perseverance. However, many among them face difficulties to achieve the next level of success and this is because they don’t keep a track of their business metrics. To grow a business you need to make key decisions related to investment, finance, marketing, human resources, and business operations, etc.

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Feasibility and risk assessment guide

Musings on Project Management

A posting from Matthew Squair put me onto a nice one page pdf template for requirements feasibility and risk assessment. The chart links compliance, achievability, and technical consequences. Sidebar: You could, with just a little effort, build an an interlinking matrix, something like a QFD (quality function deployment) house of quality : One note: If you don't recognize the shorthand. Requirements risk

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Data-driven decisions are no longer reserved for the few. Everyone needs data insights from the applications they use every day. Learn how embedded analytics is boosting user adoption, creating apps people love, and changing the game for software and SaaS providers.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute for Learning

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant.

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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.

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Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Do you recognise this? Is your business life ‘Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous’? Well don’t panic, you are certainly not alone, but you should accept that you are part the ‘VUCA’ world today! VUCA is an acronym originally used by the American Military. It was the response of the US Army War College to the collapse of the USSR in the early 1990s when, suddenly, there was no longer the only enemy, resulting in a need for new ways of seeing and reacting.

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