2021

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. What is an artifact? An artifact is something you create. In project management, artifacts relate to documents: the project documentation you produce that defines and supports the work you are doing.

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Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently I spoke with Lela Machaidze on Clubhouse about future trends in project management. Here are the notes from that discussion. Lela: For the last decade, there have been a lot of changes in the PM profession. The trend that is here to stay is remote work and digital teams. That’s echoed in the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2021 report. Maybe not in the same volume as we are seeing now, but it will definitely stay. .

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Root Cause Analysis: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Issues arise in almost every project. But knowing there is an issue is one thing; figuring out how to resolve it is another. If you’re missing deadlines and the quality of your product or service is suffering, there’s a problem. To fix the issue, you need to use techniques that gives your team a space to be open and honest so that you can discuss ways of solving the problem.

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Forming, storming, norming and performing for Agile teams

Scrum.org

In a recent class, a student asked, “What are the common difficulties teams face when starting with Agile?” To answer this question, I refer to the Tuckman Model of group development, shown below. . Tuckman. 1965. . The Tuckman model describes the phases that groups of individuals go through when they first begin working together as a team. In the first phase, Forming , teams are uncertain about the team goals and how to work together.

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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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21 Ideas To Get Quiet Teams Talking In Sprint Retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

The post 21 Ideas To Get Quiet Teams Talking In Sprint Retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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How to manage projects from kickoff to launch

Planio

There’s no denying that ‘projects’ are the currency of the modern workplace. And whether you’re a designer, developer, team lead, or administrator, your job requires many of the same skills that separate the best project managers: organization, effective collaboration, and being goal-oriented. Unfortunately, project management has become unnecessarily complicated over the years.

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15 Best Toggl Alternatives for 2021 & Counting

nTask

Toggl is a popular time tracking tool that has recently incorporated Toggl Plan and Toggl Hire into their feature list. Predominantly a time tracking app , apps like Toggl have gained popularity because of the benefits that time tracking can provide to organizations and teams. You can check productivity, identify billable and non-billable hours, and streamline invoicing processes.

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The Daily Scrum Stand Up

Growing Agile

The purpose of the Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary, adjusting the upcoming planned work. The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute event for the Developers of the Scrum Team. To reduce complexity, it is held at the same time and place every working day of the Sprint. If the Product Owner or Scrum Master are actively working on items in the Sprint Backlog, they participate as Developers.

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16 Creative Reward Ideas To Recognize Your Best Employees

Proofhub

Source: [link] According to an O.C. Tanner Learning Group white paper , 79% of people who quit their jobs say they did so due to “lack of appreciation.” Furthermore, a poll by Gallup revealed that out of the one billion full-time workers globally, only 15% of them are actively engaged at work , meaning 85% of them dislike their job?—?and more specifically, their boss.

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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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What's a Sprint Board?

Project Management Update Submitted Articles

In agile theory, you plan only one single sprint ahead. But as we all know — theory and practice don't always align. The sprint board is designed to overcome this potential limitation. This blog post deals with the idea of the sprint board and approaches on how you can make the best use of it in agile planning.

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Product Owner. Not the Agile name for project manager or other outdated functions.

Gunther Verheyen

The Product Owner in Scrum is accountable for the value delivered. Besides the fact that value is a very different driver than volume is (think outcome versus output), that accountability can hardly be demonstrated without a clearly identified ‘product’. Product is the vehicle to deliver value. Neither can a Product Owner be accountable and effective without a mandate to make decisions.

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Project Management Communications Q&A

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Alexis Dondic has over 15 years of experience in the auto industry and more recently she has worked in a strategic communications role on projects. She also works as a trader and a coach. She splits her time between Germany (where she is from originally) and Mexico, where she dialed in for this discussion about project management communications at the Project Management Club on Clubhouse.

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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? It sounds negative, but pragmatic project managers know this type of thinking is preventative. Issues will inevitably come up, and you need a mitigation strategy in place to know how to manage risks on your project. But how do you work towards resolving the unknown?

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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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60 Questions for the New Scrum Master — Take them to the Team!

Scrum.org

TL; DR: 60 Questions for the New Scrum Master. Congratulations on your new Scrum Master position! Now what? What has served me well over the years is a combination of observation and asking questions. The following 60 Questions for a New Scrum Master may support you in learning more about the Scrum team’s way of working and the organization’s culture. ??

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4 Ways To Manage Your Energy And Have A Balanced, Productive Workday

Trello

If you were a marathon runner, you would train by starting small. You would set goals for yourself, but know your limits and never push beyond them in case of injury or burnout. You would know when to slow down, rest, and recover, and when to pick up speed. You would run in intervals based on the peaks and dips of your energy. You would listen to your mind, body, and spirit.

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Project Management Excellence – A Path to Success

PM Times

Project Management can at times feel like an exercise in the tedium. A pursuit of an end goal with a trail of bread crumbs that seem to never end. Over the years I have come to respect the profession even more as it has expanded and evolved to try and address every type of scenario […]. The post Project Management Excellence – A Path to Success appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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5 Stages to Prevent Projects Failing 

MindGenius

As tempting as it is to jump in and get on with things, the cause of most project failures is a result of insufficient front-end work. Generally, there are 5 stages to Project Management. Initiation. Planning. Execution. Monitor & Review. Closure. Stage 1 – Initiation. There is a need to clearly articulate what the project is, it’s goals, business case, benefits and the problems it will solve.

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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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20 Best Marketing Project Management Tools of 2021

nTask

As a business marketer, you must be juggling a range of different aspects. Depending on your organization and your strategy this could include digital marketing, advertising, content marketing, and public relations to name a few. This could prove to be overwhelming, risking your overall marketing strategy and organizational goals to be left behind. This is where you can use different project management software to help you manage your marketing strategy and keep you on top of all your tasks.

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Top 5 Roadmap Tools in 2021 (+ Free Software)

GanttPRO Project Management

A good project manager needs to keep everyone on the same page and provide project objectives that are crystal clear and understandable for everybody in a team. Successful project implementation […]. The post Top 5 Roadmap Tools in 2021 (+ Free Software) first appeared on GanttPRO.

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The 27 Most Annoying Business Buzzwords of 2021

TrustRadius Project Management

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a terrible year for most people. While there are more serious lessons to learn from last year, we can all agree on one thing that needs to stay in the past—the annoying business jargon! In 2019 over half of our community said they hear business buzzwords “often” or “way too much.” This year we returned to discover the most egregious professional faux pas of 2021.

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Plan just enough to make it work!

Project Management Update Submitted Articles

The famous quote from Napolean Hill “Plan your work and work your plan” is intrinsically focused on making your plan work because it is a living artifact which can change and adapt to the circumstances.

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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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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Lloyd Skinner. Where is artificial intelligence taking project management? AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay. I caught up with Lloyd Skinner, CEO at Greyfly , a consultancy specializing in improving project outcomes through the application of AI tools and experienced professionals, to talk about how AI is changing the way we lead projects.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The PRINCE2® certification exam is tricky to pass because of the style of objective testing and the number of questions you have to answer. But PRINCE2 itself is not a difficult method to learn – and the official manual is actually pretty easy to follow and understand. When I did my Foundation and Practitioner exams, I only used the two official PRINCE2 handbooks: Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. and the partner book: Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2.

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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? What astounds me is that it’s in my lifetime: in my working career, actually. Project management has changed a lot since I started working: We’ve got better collaboration tools We’ve adapted to remote working as the norm, not an exception There is greater awareness of the benefits of diverse teams More project teams include overseas colleagues and suppliers as the world gets smaller Companies can no longer mandate women to wear high h

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

ProjectManager.com

What Is a Project Management Methodology? A project management methodology is a set of principles, tools and techniques that are used to plan, execute and manage projects. Project management methodologies help project managers lead team members and manage work, while facilitating team collaboration. There are many different project management methodologies, and they all have pros and cons.

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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.