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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A Simple Exercise To Define The Product Of Your Scrum Team

Scrum.org

This is where a simple exercise comes into play, which is all about answering 4 questions, together with your team or stakeholders. You can make it a 15-minute exercise conducted after the Daily Scrum or a 2-hour workshop.

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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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 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.

Top 13 Motivating Team Building Exercises Your Team Will Love

TimeCamp

Management team building exercises teamworkTeam building activities are becoming more popular. That’s because they strengthen relationships between the team.

2020 52

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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How to Conduct a Killer Kickoff Meeting

Project Risk Coach

For example, for the team exercise, the project manager may conduct a risk identification exercise or facilitate a work breakdown structure (WBS) exercise. […] The post How to Conduct a Killer Kickoff Meeting appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

2021 329

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 […].

How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

Project Risk Coach

When asked about his exercise, Tom says, “I don’t have time.” Busy, productive individuals make time to exercise. Consider some of these exercises and find something you enjoy: walking, swimming, biking, jogging, or doing upper body workouts.

2021 329

How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

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.

2021 329

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.

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.

2021 329

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 […].

2021 108

Book Review: PMP Exam Complete Guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are review exercises alongside memorization exercises (because memorizing info, although dull, is part of what’s going to get you through the exam – there’s no pretending in this book). Henrique Moura’s PMP ® study guide is simply called PMP Exam Complete Guide.

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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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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 127

How to Pass Implementing SAFe SPC Training Exam in your First Attempt

Agilemania

Implementing SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 1. Implementing SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 2 and 3. Implementing SAFe Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 3.

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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.

2019 238

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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Want To Stop Procrastinating? Start Temptation Bundling

Trello

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

2019 68

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.

2021 329

10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

ProjectManager.com

Conduct Team-Building Exercises. Team-building exercises is a way to upstart trust, especially for new teams that don’t have a lot of shared experience. Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution?

2022 407

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.

2021 52

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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Review The good mate

Henny Portman

Every chapter ends with a quiz, a how to and an individual daily exercise and checklist. In each chapter a married couple Sue and John give their daily exercise outcome.

2022 81

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.

2020 329

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

PMI Kickoff: Free Project Management Training (Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You could also use it as an onboarding exercise for new team members who are working on a project team for the first time. There are some elements, like the drag and drop exercises, that might be fiddly on a small screen. Download the free templates and do the exercises.

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The Project Management Coaching Workbook (Book review)

Rebel’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.

2020 346

New Year’s Resolutions and retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

Resolutions might be a good way of addressing a major improvement such as getting more exercise or saving more money but what about all of the small improvements we can make throughout the year? Tis the season – for New Year’s resolutions.

2021 177

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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Are You Tired of Missing Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

Invite appropriate individuals and groups to the workshop with the aim of performing the first risk identification exercise. I have had the privilege of managing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), composed of several project managers.

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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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Are You Tired of Missing Big Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

Invite appropriate individuals and groups to the workshop with the aim of performing the first risk identification exercise. I have had the privilege of managing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), composed of several project managers.

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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.