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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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.

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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. To make sure everyone has an opportunity to ask questions, I will cap each group at 20-25 people.

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Using DACI Framework for Better Group Decisions

ProjectManager.com

This allows a project to progress smoothly whenever group decisions have to be made. That’s because they’re either the person or the group of people who have the authority to approve and veto in a project. They tend to be either a manager, a founder of an organization or some group in an executive position. This can be one person, but is usually a group of people, considering that problems range in type.

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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.

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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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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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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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. Here’s an overview of what the process groups are and how to successfully incorporate them into your projects. . An introduction into PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas. What are the process groups of PMBOK?

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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 product must have multiple comments from reviewers regarding large group meetings, indicating that the tool makes sense for this context. The free option also allows 100 participants, but group meetings are limited to 40 minutes. . Skype: Host Large Groups for Free.

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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?

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?

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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. Grouping can be useful for breaking a large amount of data into manageable chunks or for collapsing data into expandable groups. Hub Planner reporting allowed for grouping by one singular primary option. Why use Grouping and Sorting?

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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.

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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. Hub Planner extends the already powerful and feature rich resource management software by now releasing Booking Category Groups. We have developed a new premium extension called Booking Category Groups. Apply Groups to Projects.

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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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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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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?

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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. For group collaboration, you may need different people working in different roles. Don’t be afraid to reach outside of your group to access skillsets if needed. If more back and forth, real time, or conversational, a group chat could be perfect.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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5 Project Management Groups to Join on LinkedIn

Wrike

One of those areas of investment has been LinkedIn Groups. For years, LinkedIn Groups provided their members with little more than self-promotional posts and spam, but new changes have transformed Groups into some of the most powerful resources project management professionals can tap. A few of the key updates: Groups have received a fresh visual overhaul?. All groups are now private and require their members to be vetted?.

User Groups: Executive Oversight of Multiple Departments in a Company

Appfluence

In addition, to filters and tags, Priority Matrix also has user groups. Priority Matrix User Groups. Priority Matrix user groups not only group collaborators into functional teams, they group projects as well: From the perspective of an executive with access to projects across the company, user groups lets executives easily focus on one group at a time when they wish. Executive Responsibilities.

Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1. Meet Megan, a Project Coordinator at Association Development Group Inc (ADG). Describe Association Development Group. Function Point provides Association Development Group and Studio136 with a centralized system that tracks, organizes and archives important information. The post Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1 appeared first on Function Point.

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Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1. Meet Megan, a Project Coordinator at Association Development Group Inc (ADG). Describe Association Development Group. Function Point provides Association Development Group and Studio136 with a centralized system that tracks, organizes and archives important information. The post Association Development Group | Task Management Software Spotlight 1 appeared first on Function Point.

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Need Primavera P6 Group Training? I have a $10,000 Off Option for Your Organization

Brad Egeland

Does your company need great Primavera P6 training at a great price from a trusted organization? This is live, hands-on online training with a live instructor but no need to travel. And I have $10,000 off the price for 10 students or more. This month only , PPM Global Services is reducing the standard price of their 3-Day Primavera class by $10,000 (with the code I'm providing in this post: (Private) 3-Day Primavera P6 (Fundamentals) training class Sale ends Friday, October 27th.

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Special Group Offer on PMP Certification - Act Fast

Brad Egeland

Special group offer to get that done fast, successfully and place you ahead of the competition. Any PMO Directors or C-levels out there looking to get 5+ project managers PMP certified this year? Contact me through my site form on the nav bar to the left or email me. Completely online in one week - no travel required. 100% guaranteed pass. Seriously

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Project Management Process Groups Explained

Project Smart

Project management itself is nothing new. The modern framework began in the early 1950s, driven by businesses that realised the benefits of organising work around projects. More importantly, they realised the critical need to communicate and co-ordinate work across departments and professions - the benefits of which continue to drive project success today. Lifecycle & Methodology

Managing diverse stakeholder groups

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about managing diverse stakeholder groups Catherine Robson is passionate about people and […]. The post Managing diverse stakeholder groups appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

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KeyedIn Spotlight 2015 - User Group Event

Keyedin

The KeyedIn Spotlight User Conference took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on March 18th 2015. The event saw attendance from a great mix of customers and partners with presentations from Alliance Boots, easyJet, Aditro, TBR, Abellio and CDG. The event also featured a preview of KeyedIn Projects 5.8.

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KeyedIn Spotlight 2016 - User Group Event

Keyedin

The KeyedIn Projects 2016 User Conference took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday 19th Apri. This year the event featured an exciting new format with interactive breakout sessions allowing attendees the chance to take an in depth look at some of the latest features with our KeyedIn experts. The event showcased an exciting preview of KeyedIn Projects v6.0 demonstrating some sensational new and improved functionality as well as a completely brand new user interface

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Podcast: Managing diverse stakeholder groups

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about managing diverse stakeholder groups Catherine Robson is passionate about people and […]. The post Podcast: Managing diverse stakeholder groups appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

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