Use Multivoting to Simplify Group Decision-Making

Project Bliss

If you’re working with a group trying to choose among a large number of options, multivoting is an easy, structured approach to help your team make a decision. Once everyone votes, it’s easy to see where the group places priority or preference.

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How to Facilitate the Nominal Group Technique

Project Risk Coach

Let's look at the Nominal Group Technique (NGT), a powerful technique for reaching consensus. What is the Nominal Group Technique? The nominal group technique is a structured method for group brainstorming that allows every participant to have an equal voice. It is a particularly effective tool for larger groups. How often have you elicited items such as problems, solutions, or implementation ideas from meeting participants?

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Announcing Supported Study Groups

Leading Answers

It is a small group, 8-week online book-club / self-study program. Get access to a private LinkedIn group where you can ask additional questions and discuss topics with peers. I am currently running a similar program for a group of agile coaches, and feedback so far has been excellent.

2020 79

Review Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity

Henny Portman

A few weeks ago, I received the latest report from the Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity – written by Jim Johnson. Every two years the Standish Group publish a new CHAOS Report. project-success-qrc-standish-group-chaos-report-2020 Download.

2020 91

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

If you make decisions as a group but you don’t have everyone on the same page, you will lack the basis for your work, and that will lead to a flawed decision. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. The first step in making a decision as a group is actually assessing whether you need a group at all! Group decisions can be tricky, even with appropriate instruments.

2019 209

Demystifying the PMBOK Process Groups

Wrike

Generally speaking, projects require five process groups — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. These are known as the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) process groups. An introduction into PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas.

An Introduction to Project Steering Groups

Girl's Guide to PM

A Project Steering Group is the oversight committee of a project. All projects should have one, but the make up of the group depends on your project. It’s generally acknowledged that having strong leadership is important for project success, so getting your Project Steering Group set up as soon as you can is a good start. Here’s an introduction to project steering groups as part of the governance framework so you can get yours set up and working on your project.

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

Leading Answers

The next Supported Self-Study Group starts on April 10th. Part book-club, part study-group, these sessions feature weekly live Zoom calls with me, Mike Griffiths and exclusive study materials. Get access to a private LinkedIn Group to discuss topics and exam preparation tips with peers.

2021 78

PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group - February 2021 Start

Leading Answers

The next Supported Self-Study Group starts on February 6th. Part book-club, part study-group, these sessions feature weekly live Zoom calls with me, Mike Griffiths and exclusive study materials. Keep your studying on track by committing to a group with a schedule of one chapter a week.

2021 78

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

If you make decisions as a group but you don’t have everyone on the same page, you will lack the basis for your work, and that will lead to a flawed decision. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. The first step in making a decision as a group is actually assessing whether you need a group at all! Group decisions can be tricky, even with appropriate instruments.

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10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join

Taskque

Trust me, Entrepreneurs, business owners, and project owners cannot succeed without soliciting the help of a group(s) of people who have that experience and can guide them better. For years, LinkedIn groups were regarded as a hub of all the spam and self-promotional posts, but the recent changes in LinkedIn Groups empowered them to help project management professionals, Entrepreneurs, and small business owners. LinkedIn Groups for Project Managers.

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

Leading Answers

Following the great success of the pilot program, I will be launching another Supported Self-Study Group in September. Part book-club, part study-group, these sessions feature weekly live Zoom calls with me, Mike Griffiths and exclusive study materials.

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Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

Let’s take a closer look at process groups and how they help you move through the five traditional stages of project management. What are process groups? Think of process groups as a set of actions or subtasks necessary to complete one step of the plan to bring your product to market. Baking a pie is one way to break it down into more digestible pieces and we look at the entire process from a macro level to understand how it is broken up into groups of processes.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

9Packaging Decision Framework Determining Tiers Next, group each of the features from your product roadmap (represented by dots and dotted cirlces) on the framework, suggesting possibilities for structuring your analytic enhancements. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

6 Easy Ways to Manage Group Think and Risk at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

In the 1970s, the social psychologist Irving Janis examined how groups make decisions. He found that a group’s dynamic often inhibits exploration of alternatives. People find disagreement uncomfortable, so the group seeks consensus before it has reached a satisfactory conclusion. As the group approaches consensus, dissenting voices are rejected or, indeed, are often self-censored. Group Think Introduces Risk. How To Do Away with Group Think at Work.

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Which Video Conferencing Platform is Best for Large Group Meetings?

TrustRadius Project Management

A virtual meeting app may work well for chatting with a client but struggle with group meetings of 10 people or more. The Best Web Conferencing Tools for Large Group Meetings. The free option also allows 100 participants, but group meetings are limited to 40 minutes. .

2020 113

What is Group Think? …and How to Prevent it | Video

Online PM Courses

Group Think is nasty. The post What is Group Think? Decision-making Group Think Risky Shift videoIt leads to poor decisions. sometimes dangerous ones. So Project Managers need to know what it is, how it happens, and how to prevent it.

2020 119

Self-Organizing Groups in Zoom

Scrum.org

As many of you probably already know, those breakout rooms aim to allow smaller groups to work independently. How can a virtual event facilitator get out of the way and let a group self-organize?

2020 52

Double Grouping, now supporting Booking Categories

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hub Planner Double Grouping Reports now supports Booking Categories. Now, add a secondary grouping by booking category. The ability to add a secondary grouping was released earlier this year. What is Double Grouping? Primary Grouping.

2020 37

New Design & Permission Groups Updates in Hub Planner 

Hub Planner

New Design & Permission Groups Updates in Hub Planner. New interim design updates as well as new features to Permission Groups in Hub Planner. Permission Groups. We’ve added a new checkbox to the permissions groups. Smart Groups and Permissions Groups.

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Double Grouping Report Results – New Function Release

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 5 minutes Double Grouping Report Results. A new function release by Hub Planner: How to activate a secondary grouping of report results. Now, users can opt to add a secondary grouping option to reports. Now, you can add in a double option to group reports by.

2020 37

30 Group Brainstorming Techniques to Find Your Next Great Idea

Teamweek

And alternatively, the manager or leader of the group needs to find ways to keep everyone engaged in the conversation from beginning to end. Before your meeting, share the concern that will be discussed and have everyone in the group prepare at least one idea each to share with the rest of the team. While getting the whole group together is important, try meeting with your team members one-on-one to get their insight. What is brainstorming?

2019 62

How To Get The Raise Or Promotion You Know You’ve Earned (with Sally Shaughnessy from Aten Design Group)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Get The Raise Or Promotion You Know You’ve Earned (with Sally Shaughnessy from Aten Design Group) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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60 Second Project Manager Facebook Group is Starting this Week - Join In

Brad Egeland

My 60 Second Project Manager closed FB group is almost ready. Let’s make this a great group - spread the word! Join the 60 Second Project Manager Facebook GroupI will be available for daily interaction and Q&A on Project Management best practices and real world project management experiences and advice. Very small fee - interested? Join now and get October and November 2019 combined.

2019 115

Hub Planner release Booking Category Groups to the suite of Resource Management features.

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 6 minutes Booking Category Groups – Hub Planner’s new feature release for the Resource Management Tool. ’ With the use of booking category groups, resource planners can streamline resource scheduling. Now I can see all booking categories by group.

2020 43

Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective

Online PM Courses

When a project stakeholder wants something different, what do you do? You can't just say 'yes'. or 'no'. You need Project Change Control. The post Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

3 tips for leading hybrid groups

Lynne Cazaly

Hybrid. It means ‘composite’ or ‘cross’ And the locations of people in this new world of work can certainly create a mix or cross of several things. Some people continue to work from home. Some are on site or on location with clients or suppliers. Others are in offices or shared working spaces. Some are mobile. And it will change. Here are just 3 of the many things to consider when leading a team and working hybrid: ??Who’s Who’s here. who’s there.

2020 40

How To Determine If You Need To Build A Focus Group ?

Project-Management.pm

Organizations believe a focus group on their PMO that is used to boost its effectiveness and also to trigger more projects. But sometimes a focus group has a negative impact on PMO for many reasons such as time issues, budget, and it can cause office politics to rear its ugly head. Before anything else, you need to understand that focus groups are entirely different from brainstorming—the two are only similar in terms of its participants that are usually grouped together.

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12 things to do when leading HYBRID groups

Lynne Cazaly

These are the things I prepare, consider and address when I’m training or facilitating, to bring a team or group together who are spread over several locations. When some people are here and others are offsite or in another location, don’t just wing it, or bumble through it. Plan for it, and be ready to adapt. It’s not everything but it’s many things.

2020 40

Effective Collaboration for Outstanding Virtual Teamwork

Project Bliss

Group collaboration can produce wonderful solutions to challenges and problem. When you’re bringing a group of people together to reach a shared goal, you need to cultivate effective practices and behaviors. Virtual teams need to put forth extra effort for effective collaboration.

2020 170

10 Ways to Create Group Norms in Your Office

Teamweek

What Are Group Norms? Group norms are ground rules that can encourage a group to work efficiently and discourage behaviors that hinder its effectiveness. Although unwritten, they govern how group members interact with each other, work as a team, make decisions, and even how they dress. Why Are Group Norms Important? Group norms provide you with an expectation of how to behave in a particular group. How Do You Create Group Norms?

2019 40

Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

This information is represented in the Future Load Graph by a resource/a group/total. What are UCLT groups for? UCLT stands for un-compressible lead time.

2021 71

Case Study: Rex Materials Group Uses LiquidPlanner to Optimize Entire Value Chain

LiquidPlanner

No one knows this better than Kevin Kohls, Director of Continuous Improvement for Rex Materials Group , makers of refractory (heat-resistant) and high-temperature materials commonly used in the plastics, light metals, solar and semiconductor markets. Kohls joined Rex Materials Group in early 2015, after spending more than a decade helping major companies in the automotive industry improve throughput.

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5 Stages Of Group Development Every Team Have To Go Through

Taskque

5 Stages Of Group Development. The post 5 Stages Of Group Development Every Team Have To Go Through appeared first on TaskQue. Whether you are managing small projects or large & complex ones, you cannot do everything on your own. You need a competent team to take your project towards success. Selecting the right people for your team is critical for successful projects.

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Using Mad Tea to Engage the Neural Network of Groups

Scrum.org

If you are an experienced Scrum practitioner, chances are that you’ve worked with groups of sixteen or more. This group was about to experience… Mad Tea !” With larger groups, having the group form two concentric circles can be challenging.

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PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? What are the Process Groups for? What are the Process Groups for? A process group is created to club processes which have same management focus. These are grouped under Initiating process group. Processes which helps in making a proposal of doing something are clubbed under planning process group. This is how PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition defines process group.

2018 40

6 Group Decision Making Techniques Your Team Needs Now

Teamweek

With all the differing opinions and personalities, this can be an intimidating thought for a leader who wants to maintain a good rapport among their group. So that you can resolve your company issues and queries in a professional manner, we’ve compiled this list of six group decision making techniques to use with your team. Nominal Group Technique. This unique group decision making strategy takes brainstorming one step further by including a voting process.

2018 40

Group vs Team: Are Groups Really that Bad?

ActiveCollab

What’s the difference between a group and a team? When people share an elevator ride, they are a group; when the elevator gets stuck, they become a team. The mere fact that they have something in common makes them a group. However, if elevator breaks down and they get stuck, a common goal of “getting out of there” makes this group a team. Difference between a group and a team. informal group, formed naturally by employees for different reasons.

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