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. The Exercise : Take your work somewhere new.

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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.

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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. According to the National Institute of Health , the benefits of exercise are many.

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.

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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.

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. . Even better, there are tons of benefits to exercise – many you already know, but many will surprise you.

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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.

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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 […].

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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7 Problem-Solving Skills You Need to Improve to Get More Done

ProjectManager.com

Try using creativity exercises to get into the mood. Exercise. There are exercises you can do to gain problem-solving skills and help with your ability to better respond to problems and solve them quickly.

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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.

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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. Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed?

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Book Summary: Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking

Project Bliss

Here are several exercises you can use to increase the quantity of ideas you come up with. Wind Tunnel Exercise. Follow these instructions for the wind tunnel exercise: Identify a problem you want to solve or focus on. The C5 exercise help with this: C5 Exercise.

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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.

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6 Ways a Morning Routine Can Make You More Productive at Work

ProjectManager.com

Make Time for Exercise. Sure, the idea of exercising first thing may bore you to death! Try to make time for 15-20 minutes of exercise each morning. Have you ever felt like your mornings go to waste?

2019 309

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.

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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.

Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Simplification IS an efficiency exercise, which management LOVES. I tell people to try the exercises on their personal life. Especially the exercise on figuring out where to simplify your work/life.

Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

But without addressing the need for personal change, your risk management efforts are likely to remain an academic exercise. A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented.

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Key Takeaways from ‘The Phoenix Project’ DevOps Simulation

International Institute of Learning

At the end of this short, interactive learning session the team was asked, ‘What did you discover in this simulation exercise that you need to take away and apply?’. By Paul Wilkinson | Owner/Director, GamingWorks.

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12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

This exercise allows the team to understand the context of the project. This exercise will provide a good foundation and reduce the changes later in the project. "Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time.

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How to Use the Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram as an Awesome Problem-Solving Tool

Project Bliss

Different categories stimulate ideas in a brainstorming exercise. It gives structure around the cause-effect exercise. Here are the simple steps to take when doing this exercise with your team.

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Whichever project you pursue, this exercise will give you marketing gold dust. Be sure to get plenty of sleep, to eat well, to maintain sensible exercise regime, and to stay plugged in to the emotional support of your network of friends and family.

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What is Project Risk?

Project Risk Coach

If I am leading an exercise to identify risks, I will ask the participants to identify threats or potential problems first. If you say the word “risk” to ten people, each person may think of something different— insurance, threats, investments, bets, or potential loss.

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5 Whys Root Cause Analysis: a Problem-Solving Tool to Get to the Root of the Problem

Project Bliss

Going through the exercise helps you dig deeper into your problem to determine the root cause, so you can better address it. Let them know how this exercise works in case anyone isn’t familiar with it. Explain the situation and the exercise you’ll walk through.

2018 208

You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a project manager, Jane, leading a work breakdown structure exercise (WBS) with her project team resulting in work packages or activities. How Bring All the Pieces Together If you were asked to describe project managers with one word, what would it be? Planner? Leader? Organizer?

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

This is not a documentation exercise! In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. John Maxwell says, “All great leaders possess two things: They know here they are going, and they are able to persuade others to follow.”

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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.

2017 195

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.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Tuckman model of forming-storming-norming-performing), they can benefit from a Simple Interactive Meaningful Practical Learning Exercise (SMILE). Evolution of Learning Exercises for Collaboration. Types of Interactive Exercises. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute of Learning

They’d paired with other candidates three times, working together on a shared exercise. Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer.

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Project Lessons Learned - A Reflection

Project Health Check

At project start-up, we suggest you conduct a Lessons Learned scanning exercise using key project parameters, search words etc on any Lessons Learned tools to identify any previous lessons of relevance. Here's the thing about Lessons Learned: you're not learning them.

2017 156

4 ways to improve the effectiveness of your team’s communication

Resource Guru

Team Building Communication Exercises. You’re probably a little sceptical seeing team building exercises on this list, which is understandable. Effective communication is an essential part of a team’s overall performance and success.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Tom started his project with a risk identification exercise with several stakeholders resulting in a list of 77 risks. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

A Quick Guide to Time Blocking

ProjectManager.com

Showering, blow drying hair, exercising, and other daily activities can all be scheduled before the work day begins. This might be to exercise more or to make dinner at home five nights a week. Everyone could use a little more time in their day to focus on what they care about.

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3 Best Project Management Charts for Project Planning

ProjectManager.com

Planning a project is all about control, and a flow chart gives a project manager a tool to exercise control. Communication is fundamental for most everything we do, and that goes doubly so for projects. Without a clear way to disseminate information and have it understood, missteps follow.

2019 348

Premortem on Projects: How to Do It & Why

ProjectManager.com

Begin by looking at it as you would a team-building exercise. But don’t use this exercise as a forum to vent or settle scores. You might have heard of a postmortem. It’s a meeting after the project has concluded, during which successes and failures are discussed with the project team.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

There are review exercises alongside memorisation exercises (because memorising info, although dull, is part of what’s going to get you through the exam – there’s no pretending in this book).

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The Future of Work: It’s Already Here

Girl's Guide to PM

If you do a similar exercise you might find that you get results from another type of behaviour. I’ve been doing some research for my new book and I’ve been struck by how many people are writing about ‘the future of work’.

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