Get Inspired: 13 Creativity Exercises for Non-Creatives

ProjectManager.com

But when you look online for creativity exercises to help breakthrough those blocks, artists dominate the conversation. With this in mind, I’ve come up with a list of imaginative exercises modified for us office-types. When you just can’t seem to figure out what you need to figure out, here are 13 creativity exercises that make sense for knowledge workers. The Exercise : This one is easy; come up with as many ideas as possible — good and bad. See Exercise #10).

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The Scrum Mythbusters Exercise

Scrum.org

The Scrum Mythbusters exercise helps you address the common myths and misunderstandings about Scrum and helps teams discover how Scrum is intended as a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery. . When to use the Scrum Mythbusters exercise?

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Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

LiquidPlanner

Based on the classroom exercises, you’re excited to try new concepts and apply the magic cure-all that will solve all waterfall-based project problems. Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management. Adopting agile is an exercise in change management for a number of reasons: Software isn’t an order by number model. The post Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting. Goal setting exercise 3: Use OKRs to choose the right goals for your engineering team. Goal setting exercise 4: Use MMOM metrics to measure your goal progress. Goal-setting exercise 5: Make sure team goals and individual career goals connect.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

This exercise is not a one-shot deal. exercise in imitation. PRICE 22 Pricing for Value This exercise can get you started, but it is best performed along with third-party intelligence gathering. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

5 Ways to Sneak in More Exercise at Work

ProjectManager.com

Switching from a spreadsheet to social media doesn’t count as exercise at work. Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise is important, especially so for those of us working sedentary jobs. But it’s not just for us desk jockeys; all people, regardless of their age, can benefit from exercise. According to the National Institute of Health , the benefits of exercise are many. Improves Sleep: Exercise helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Agile Chair Exercise- Some Alternate Suggestions

Scrum.org

As I mentioned we've been doing a number of small changes to the game, so here's how we play it: Agile Chair Exercise. Start the exercise. If you've been at an Agile conference, been a Scrum Master for quite some time and joined an Agile meetup group (here in The Netherlands there are several), then you probably found that games can be very quick ways to energize any meeting and to drive learning through fun.

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Spark by John Ratey [Book Review] and How Exercise Makes You Smarter

Project Bliss

?. Book Review for Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Ratey goes in-depth with research and the science behind how exercise makes you smarter. . You might be wondering why I’m reviewing a book about exercise for a project management and leadership blog. Even better, there are tons of benefits to exercise – many you already know, but many will surprise you. As it turns out, exercise makes you smarter.

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How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation

Fix my Project Chaos

The post How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here). If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each […].

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How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation

Fix my Project Chaos

The post How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here). If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each […].

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Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best

Runrun.it

The post Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. There are some foolproof tips for people who want to become good leaders (and since you’re reading this…), but others aren’t quite so clear. It’s the case with decision-making: which path should you follow? Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie, who both work with the consultancy McKinsey, have released a book called Centered Leadership: Leading with […].

3 Ways to Improve Cost Estimates with Your Teams

Project Risk Coach

She facilitated the round robin exercise asking each participant for their top three. Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when working on cost estimates? Actually, you're not alone; you have a team.

2021 238

Better Zoom Meetings

Project Management Essentials

In one of my training classes, there is an exercise to conduct a daily stand-up meeting. Disruptive and unproductive meetings are common and just do not happen in practice exercises. The meeting should be no longer than 15-minutes and be well structured.

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How to Manage Stakeholder Conflict

Project Risk Coach

Turn Conflict into a Problem-Solving Exercise You can help stakeholders resolve the conflict by reframing the conflict as a problem-solving exercise.

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group with Mike Griffiths - September Start

Leading Answers

The program works as follows: Read a chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week and work through the exercises. Exclusive study plan and exercise schedule. Additional LinkedIn group exercises and engagements.

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Want To Stop Procrastinating? Start Temptation Bundling

Trello

I’ll just say it: I hate exercising. Productivity

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

Undertake a team-building exercise. Wise leaders know how and when to inject team-building exercises. Facilitate a problem-solving exercise, develop a work breakdown structure , or identify ways to improve project communication.

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12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

They facilitate risk identification exercises that result in a boatload of risks. Some project managers wait until things are out of control before they exercise risk management. Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO.

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Being curious about you

Growing Agile

I did the exercise a few years ago, now that I’m in a different frame of mind I found this exercise much harder. 2020 has been a tough year for many, myself included. This pandemic has shifted our lives completely. I haven’t seen my friends in a year.

2021 88

How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Project Risk Coach

One of the most powerful tools for this exercise is the work breakdown structure (WBS) which is a hierarchical decomposition of the scope of work. One of the reasons that project managers fail to properly estimate their projects is they miss key activities when developing their schedules.

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The Project Management Coaching Workbook (Book review)

Girl's Guide to PM

You can use the checklists and exercises to assess yourself and improve your skills. Madsen outlines six steps for you to work through as part of a self-coaching exercise: Create your vision Benchmark current skills Get feedback Create an action plan Review guiding practices Review progress.

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Manage Risks While Compressing Project Schedules

Project Risk Coach

In this exercise, we should consider: What deliverables must be created to achieve the project objectives? Project managers are pressured to deliver projects quickly. Sponsors think their project managers are magicians. And in a way, we are.

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How to boost your career with simple time allocation tricks

International Institute for Learning

We shall see below, where we can begin this exercise. It is fine to make rough estimates, this is not an accounting exercise, the idea is to understand whether the tasks you complete reflect your level of salary and more importantly the salary you are ambitioning to attain.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

During the workshop, the exercises could be used to actually develop some of your project requirements. Encourage collaboration early by facilitating team discussions, problem-solving, and brainstorming exercises. Lastly, as you plan your next project meeting, use a facilitation technique such as a problem-solving exercise that will improve your team’s interaction. Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed?

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Periodically break up the participants for group exercises and activities such as an affinity diagram. Changing the teams for each exercise provides good networking opportunities. Ask for volunteers for an exercise. Provide handouts/exercises to take home. Give participants a template or an exercise to complete. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop. John said, “Am I the only one who felt like I just wasted a day?”

2017 163

Project Management Training – Shifting from Classroom to Computer

Arras People

There’ll be exercises, discussions, and questions that you’ll be expected to take part in, just like in a real classroom (but on Zoom). Training has always been an important part of working as a project professional.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are wondering how to start a standup meeting, try this exercise. This is a good exercise to kick start the week, so opt to do this one on a Monday, or when you are back at work after a long weekend or other break.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute for Learning

One more tip I have for you is implement “enjoyment time” for each meeting, demonstrate your trust in your team, and exercise some creativity in your meeting management. By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow.

Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

Arras People

It’s exactly the same as a classroom-based course – has a set date; same materials; able to interact with real people; able to take part in exercises. through to animated action; lecture videos; quizzes, exercises, exam practice – the whole works.

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7 Ways to Improve Project Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Gain buy-in and better definition by engaging stakeholders in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) exercise. Why do so many projects come in late and over budget? Poor estimates are often a major factor in these projects. So, let's look at 7 ways to improve project estimates.

How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Periodically break up the participants for group exercises and activities such as an affinity diagram. Changing the teams for each exercise provides good networking opportunities. Ask for volunteers for an exercise. Provide handouts/exercises to take home. Give participants a template or an exercise to complete. John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop. John said, “Am I the only one who felt like I just wasted a day?”

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10 Simple Ways to Ease Stress at Work and Love Your Job Again

Project Bliss

This includes eating a healthy breakfast, planning your day intentionally, and doing some exercise: Eat a healthy breakfast. Exercise. Exercise helps get your body moving and your blood flowing. Practicing mindfulness exercises is a great way to actively reduce stress.

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Tips for Working from Home During the Covid-19 Crisis

International Institute for Learning

Don’t forget to exercise. As we face the current societal and organizational struggles of a worldwide health crisis, many employees and teams are finding themselves working from home for the first time, or for the first time on a daily basis.

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3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track When Working Remotely

Project Bliss

Team building exercises are a fantastic way to build that essential esprit de corps , even when you’re not sharing the same physical space. This is a guest post by Adrian Johansen. In a matter of months, COVID-19 has impacted pretty much every aspect of our normal daily lives.

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How to Handle Negative Emotions at Work so You’re Always Calm Under Pressure

Project Bliss

Exercise can be a good way to get it out of your system emotionally and relieve any tension you may feel from getting angry. And exercise can provide you with endorphins to counteract the negative feelings. Knowing how to handle emotions at work can help you navigate tough situations.

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10 Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

Undertake a team-building exercise. Wise leaders know how and when to inject team building exercises. Facilitate a problem-solving exercise , develop a work breakdown structure, or identify ways to improve project communication. Discover 10 ways to get more done in your meetings How often do you hear someone say, “We’re having too many meetings, lasting too long, and they are woefully mismanaged.” And yet, meetings can be the indispensable tool for getting work done.

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[VLOG] How To Improve Organisation Agility Using The Scrum Values

Scrum.org

You can also try out the exercise I explained in the video. What is up awesome people?

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group - April 10, 2021 Start

Leading Answers

The program works as follows: Read a chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week and work through the exercises. The next Supported Self-Study Group starts on April 10th. Sign-up now at the early-bird price of $99 if you would like to attend.

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How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

Girl's Guide to PM

This exercise will give you a baseline for the project’s requirements. This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed two chapters. Are your project requirements constantly changing?

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

You might not need to document this granularity on your work breakdown structure, but your team could go through the exercise to split out tasks into their component parts. Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan.