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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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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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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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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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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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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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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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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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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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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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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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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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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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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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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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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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.