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The Informal Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

The Informal Project Manager. These are changes led by the Informal Project Managers of the world, and there are many such change leaders who deliver this as part of their day job but who, perhaps, have never been told how to do this, or who have no supporting community to aid them.

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Project Information Repository

MPUG

The Project Information Repository (PIREP) is a fundamental tool for managing and administering software development projects. Besides the PM, team members can use this information to determine who to contact with questions or information related to the project.

2022 52
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Emerging Trends & Challenges in Information Technology

ProjectManager.com

Information technology (IT) is the backbone of the modern enterprise. Let’s examine the emerging information technology trends and challenges as well as the modern IT project management solutions designed to overcome them. What Is the Role of Information Technology?

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Are you really managing information overload?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

At the social media webinar I gave for the PMI LEAD Community of Practice one of the main themes coming out of the comments and questions from participants was how to deal with the extra information channels that social media tools offer. Information overload vs. lack of control.

2022 264
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Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

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Request for Information (RFI) Template

ProjectManager.com

To get the answers questions and capture the back and forth with the supplier in a paper trail, a request for information (RFI) is required. There is space for all the information you need to provide and the question the supplier needs to answer. Request for Information (Top).

2021 227
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Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Risk Assessment Technique Terminology The first set of terms that your information security team should be aware of is terms related to specific techniques. Rather than laying out a step-by-step methodology, it provides information about what your risk assessment should ultimately include. OCTAVE Allegro OCTAVE - Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation are typically used to review current information systems.

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Data-Informed Retrospectives

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Data-Informed Retrospectives. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives. As I have observed in practice, many Scrum Teams either limit the data gathering part of the Retrospective, thus lacking vital information.

2021 75
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Save Yourself! 7 Ways to Prevent Information Overload

ProjectManager.com

Having too much information can hinder you when making critical decisions. This phenomenon goes by many names, infobesity, infoxication, information anxiety and information explosion. But let’s just call it plainly what it is: information overload. What Is Information Overload? Information overload is the problematic process of trying to understand something and make the right decision when we have too much information about what we’re trying to decide about.

2019 239
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What are the relevant factors that drive or result from information overload?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

We were talking about using social media tools at work for communication and collaboration, and – of course – the topic of information overload came up.

2022 195
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Employee Wellbeing & DEI: Supporting Inclusivity Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Speaker: Catherine Mattice - Culture Consultant, Business Coach, Strategic HR Expert

Join Catherine Mattice as she details actionable steps for encouraging and reinforcing inclusive behavior from the employees’ first day all the way to their last.

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

An Affinity Diagram is a tool that helps you group or organize large amounts of information based on theme or relationship. It’s hard to work with the information in this format. You need some way to organize the information to help you and your team work with it mor easily. Use it any time you’re quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with. Use it any time you're quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with.

2019 156
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Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Entry

A Chief Information Officer (CIO) by definition is an executive job title commonly given to the person at an enterprise in charge of information technology (IT) strategy and the computer systems required to support an enterprise’s objectives and goals. The CIO contributes greatly towards the organization of analytics and storage of electric information for of a business.

2018 150
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How warm are your stakeholders about Information Radiators?

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators can help stakeholders remain informed and can reduce effort spent by a team in handling requests for updates but to reap these benefits we must ensure that the information published meets their needs. If an information radiator generates more questions than it answers, it will become a burden for the delivery team.

2018 131
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Does ANYONE benefit from your PM information system?

Kiron Bondale

A project management information system (PMIS) is not an investment which most companies would make lightly. The one time and ongoing hard costs coupled with the change management effort involved in implementing such tools can be significant so it is reasonable to expect that there will be some tangible value derived once the dust settles.

2016 146
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Hybrid, Home, or In-Office: How We Thrive

Speaker: Julie Bruns, L&D Professional, Best Selling Author, Thought Leader

Join Julie Bruns (L&D professional, best-selling author, and thought leader) for this session on practices (and the science behind them) that are simple and easy to implement, as well as extremely impactful in helping employees across all work models thrive.

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Just because you have information radiators doesn’t mean senior stakeholders will review them!

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators are a great idea. But convincing executives to use information radiators as a primary means of staying current is not an easy task. So project managers or Product Owners spend time harvesting and curating information from the radiators into traditional status reports or presentation decks. The information shared is likely to be somewhat stale. So how can we help executives through the transition to using information radiators?

2019 150
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Mind Mapping for Adults with ADHD: Organise your information with MindGenius.

MindGenius

Visual learning is by far the best way to process information, understand it and then remember it (and we aren’t just saying that!). Having a mind map complete with images, colour-codes and shapes makes it easy to clarify your thoughts and seek out the information you need.

2022 58
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Formal vs. Informal Project Management: Which is Right for You?

Planview

Here’s a quick look at the differences between formal and informal project management, and the situations in which you might use one over the other. Some types of formal project management may actually allow as much flexibility as any informal management style.

2021 78
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Automating Information between Microsoft Project and SharePoint -Transcription

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Lynch’s webinar, Automating Information between Microsoft Project and SharePoint, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Welcome to Automating Information between Microsoft and SharePoint.

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Work Wellbeing from Anywhere: Creating a Movement Mindset

Speaker: Laurel Farrer, CEO, Distribute Consulting

Join Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting, to learn how you can equip your team in a way that strengthens physical, emotional, and mental health, all while optimizing productivity, regardless of where they are working.

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Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage expectations, change, risk, conflict and any other aspect of the project requiring collaboration. We can break communication into two. Communication

2018 46
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Information About Toggl Downtime on April 1st

Teamweek

We have exposed some user information that we should not have. The post Information About Toggl Downtime on April 1st appeared first on Toggl Blog. On Wednesday, April 1st, we deployed a technical update to our third party integrations system.

2020 52
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Information asymmetry

Musings on Project Management

Life is not fair, etc The news, if it is news, is how asymmetry has crept into the project office or project management generally Not an efficient environment, meaning everyone does not have all the same information to make decisions. The playing field is not level; there are asymmetries all around.

2017 150
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The Value of Informal Communication

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Formal communication was OK, but Informal was way better! Throughout the program, we primarily used informal communication to get things done. There are essentially two types of communication; Formal and Informal. Let me define both, but focus on the Informal.

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Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

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Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage expectations, change, risk, conflict and any other aspect of the project requiring collaboration. We can break communication into two. Communication

2018 40
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Information Technology Risk Management

Herding Cats

Information Technology Risk Management from Glen Alleman. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister (IBM). It can't be stated too often - either manage risk, or risk will manage you. Projects without risk management are late and over budget before they start. All project work is uncertain. Uncertainties are either reducible or irreducible.

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RFIs Explained: How to Write a Request for Information

Wrike

The process of gathering information on the goods, for example, is an important stage many companies in professional services industries begin with before starting any form of negotiation on price or volume. An RFI is a formal request for information buyers send to suppliers or vendors.

2022 36
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How the Natural Monopoly Graph Can Inform Project Planning and Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

Projects in a monopoly environment have different drivers – drivers that can be informed starting with a good understanding of the natural monopoly graph. The post How the Natural Monopoly Graph Can Inform Project Planning and Execution first appeared on The Strategic Project Manager.

2021 52
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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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Mind Mapping for Adults with ADHD: Organise your information with MindGenius.

MindGenius

Visual learning is by far the best way to process information, understand it and then remember it (and we aren’t just saying that!). Having a mind map complete with images, colour-codes and shapes makes it easy to clarify your thoughts and seek out the information you need.

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Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage exp. Communication

2018 40
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Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage exp. Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

2018 40
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Project Benefit Profile Templates : Drafting the key information about benefits

Techno-PM

A Benefit Profile is a document fully describing a single benefit (or dis-benefit), and it should contain all the key information about it, such as what it entails, who owns it, how it is going to be enabled or measured, and, as importantly, what the realization plan looks like.

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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Speaker: Heidi Cerenzia, Edina Murphy, and Alexis Barone, Wrike

Now more than ever, project managers are expected to lead with strong consideration towards their team. The success of a project depends not only on attention to detail and deadlines, but to the human beings behind them. This is where emotional intelligence comes in. With a priority on EQ, project managers create a team that is communicative, engaged, and motivated. And this leads to some serious results. Join Edina Murphy and Heidi Cerenzia of the Wrike team in this panel discussion on how EQ is here to stay.

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Course Review: MS Project 2016 Live Lessons–Concise Course with Precise Information and Effective Learning

Management Yogi

By Gowri Shankar SWhy this Course?After After I graduated in Engineering, I started and continued my career in construction industry and maintenance works. After getting experience in this field, I felt I was lagging in planning of work activities in a proper way due to working manually and missing my deadlines in some situations. Hence, I decided to work with a planning software tool.

2016 63
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Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Entry

The post Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO) appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. With the evolution of technology, this role has become more and more important in business, making the CIO's job ever more crucial. Learn more about their unique responsibilities and growing importance in modern business. IT Managers Leadership Project Management

2018 239
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Too much information

Lynne Cazaly

Too much information, not enough brain’ There’s plenty of information to be had. And synthesising or reducing information all the time isn’t the answer either. Abbreviated and reduced summaries have caused and created more information issues for us. How might we think and work with information in better ways? ?? Audio book is out there too … argh author book communication information information overload overload overwhelm

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Project Leaders Depend on Accurate Information

MindGenius

Project Leaders Depend on Accurate Information. Projects and programs are becoming increasingly important to the development and growth of organisations, therefore, information about the performance of projects and programs plays a critical role in the governance of the organisation. This means you are responsible for ensuring the information delivered to executives and communicated within the team is ACCURATE. How ACCURATE is your project information?

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.