Review Blue Striped Frog – The agile community – Magazine (1st edition)

Henny Portman

Last week I received a few copies of a brand new magazine from Vincent Snijder, the editor in chief. A magazine for the Blue Striped Frog community of professionals who are engaged in transformations towards increasing organizational agility. Conclusion I like this new magazine.

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State of the practice: Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile

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How To Be More Productive

ActiveCollab

MagazineA friend once told me, "I'm not working a lot right now, yet I'm getting so much done! It's a mystery." Or is it? Productivity and burnout are quite the topic these days. What follows are some pieces of advice on how to be more productive. They may not be what you expect, though. DEFINE WHAT STRESSES YOU OUT If productivity is Superman, stress is kryptonite. There's no need to talk about its negative effects on health, but here's an indirect way it affects productivity: insomnia.

2020 28

Kill the messenger?

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in NASA's ASK magazine, has a nice posting on risk perception. The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Who's listening? Pedro C. Risk Management

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PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

CIO magazine ranked the PMP® as the top project management certification. Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications.

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Top Remote Work Content Around the Web

ActiveCollab

MagazineWorking from home is definitely not a new thing. Although the adjustment to the changing global circumstances seemed like a daunting effort, thousands of remote teams are witnessing many benefits regarding their team performance, work-life balance, and overall business success and continuity. As we mentioned in one of our articles, working from home is no longer a privilege [[link] Working from home IS the thing now.

2020 40

A commentary on Agile

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile best value Project Value

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PDUs for CAPM: The Complete Guide for 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Look at your company’s strategic plan or industry magazines (not specifically project management related – ones that relate to the industry that you work in). Do you need PDUs for the Certified Associate in Project Management ( CAPM ) ® certificate? As of 1 October 2020, you do!

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Agile -- the state of things

Musings on Project Management

I was looking back at some prior essays on Agile and came across the April 2012 PMNetwork magazine. Specifically I was attracted (again) to page 58 for an interview with some agilists on the state of the practice. Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Highsmith worth tucking away: Agile project management embraces both “doing” agile and “being” agile—and the latter is the hardest. agile

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The Almighty Internet Collects Data About You: Are You Safe?

ActiveCollab

MagazineLife is too short for reading Privacy policies. Or is it? We’re bound to service providers via the almighty internet. You pay and accept their terms of use, and they provide a service. Most people never read these terms, and have no idea what is hidden behind the curtain of thousands of words. What sort of data are these companies collecting, and what do they do with it? REMOTE WORK IS HERE TO STAY The big companies say so, the small ones probably also take their lead.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Read any of the case studies which are published in PMI’s monthly PM Network magazine and effective risk management is nearly always identified as a contributor to a team’s success on large, complex projects. 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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My “Bird’s eye view in the agile forest” article translated in Russian

Henny Portman

I am pleased to inform you that my featured paper “ A bird’s eye view on the agile forest ” has been translated and published in Russian by the Magazine of COBHET (SOVNET), the Russian Project Management Association, with the title “????? ????????????? ? ?????? ????????????”.

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Easy Projects Ranks in Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies List 3rd Year in a Row

EasyProjects

Originally developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth List print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the December issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at GrowthList.ca Toronto, ON (October 16th, 2020) Canadian Business ranked Easy Projects, No.

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Do You Need to Go to University to Gain a Career in Project Management?

Arras People

This article originally appeared in PMI’s PM Network magazine – the magazine for members. The short answer is no – there are plenty of people working in project management today that haven’t been to university. Not having a degree won’t stop you from entering a project management job yet lots of employers do prefer that their staff have a degree for certain roles – management positions being one of them.

2017 171

Agile: Should I Be Taking Training? – Project Management Advice

Arras People

This short advice piece is taken from my latest column for PMI’s PM Network magazine – available to members. “ I’m hearing a lot about Agile and project management. Should I be taking some training in this area?” ” Agile and more specifically Agile Project Management has certainly been in the spotlight over the last few years and this is a question I’ve been asked a lot. Project Managers, especially those working within I.T

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15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Membership of professional bodies normally comes with a journal or magazine. Or simply pull up an article on your favorite PM website, or a case study in a magazine and talk about what you would do in that situation. Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification?

2020 254

How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

That can include radio, TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements. We leveraged radio, and TV, newspapers, and magazines. Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out. This blog will go over everything you need to consider when planning an event, including an easy-to-use checklist. Planning an Event.

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? The great thing about this portion of the triangle is that the world really is your oyster.

2017 190

Tips for Working from Home During the Covid-19 Crisis

International Institute of Learning

Read a magazine or a book, or catch up on personal messages. As we face the current societal and organizational struggles of a worldwide health crisis, many employees and teams are finding themselves working from home for the first time, or for the first time on a daily basis. Managing a virtual team isn’t easy, and it’s easy to become disconnected from your team members if you are used to working in an office environment.

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Forbes Communications Council – Why Is It Good For Your Business?

TimeCamp

Forbes is one of the most popular American business magazines. What Is Forbes Communications Council? Productivity forbes communications council

2018 40

50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall

Henny Portman

To download the magazine including my article and many more (mostly in Polish and some in English): Strefa-PMI-26-2019 (50 shades article Henny). This article, published in Kwartalnik Project Management Institute Poland Chapter [link] Wrzesie? 2019 nr 26, is an updated version of the 50 shades of gray between agile and waterfall story I presented during the last NTPM 2019 conference in Gda?sk, sk, Poland.

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

That includes: Newsletters Press releases Internal magazine articles Posters Flyers and leaflets Photos. What are the deadlines for your staff magazine? Do you want to improve communication on your projects? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

2020 246

Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy

Redbooth

Our co-founder and CEO, Yuri Sagalov, recently authored an article in Selling Power magazine titled Successfully Navigating a Sales Pivot. Selling Power provides an online magazine, a blog, events, a TV channel and other resources to help sales teams lead their sales forces to deliver higher revenues. In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium.

Overseeing 135 book reviews, what stands out?

Henny Portman

I provided book reviews for all eight issues of a Dutch Project Management Magazine (Vakblad Projectmanagement). On request of this Dutch PM magazine, I was asked whether one or more common threads could be discovered in all these underlying books. Since the first issue of this magazine appeared in 2017, I took the approximately 135 reviews that I posted on my blog in 2017-2019 as a starting point.

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Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

Mike Belch, associate director at consultancy RSM, spoke to Project Magazine recently and was open about his experiences with stress. This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November. So, what matters in project management? Is it delivery? Risk management? Engaging stakeholders? Benefits? Leading the team? None of those things are top of my list. You matter.

2019 201

Linkedin and Project Manager Titles

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. What’s the best way to write a title on Linkedin? The place for your name and headline is the most important area on a Linkedin profile, it’s what people see first in searches, in group comments and if you’re using your profile to apply for a new job. Make sure you use the character allowance wisely, it’s 120 now.

2018 131

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

This question came from my regular column in PMI’s Network magazine – if you have a question, leave it in the comments section and we’ll feature it in a future edition. I’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth. I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do?

2018 176

Project Management Careers Q&A – Becoming a Business Agile Coach

Arras People

This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. I have been in practice with Agile, particularly Scrum, Kanban and XP, and I am looking to become an Agile Coach. I am currently certified as a CSM and CSPO. While I have a great understanding of guiding from a “bottom-up” perspective, I am very interested in coaching from a “top-down” point of view.

2017 150

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

2020 252

Buyer Persona: How to Make One that Actually Helps

ProjectManager.com

Buy magazines that your target market would buy. Subscribes to 2+ gardening magazines. Strange question: Do you know the brand of toothpaste your customers use at night? To know your customer, you don’t need to know what toothpaste they use or what toilet paper is next to their toilet. However, what you do need to know is who they are, what they think, and why they buy. To do this, you need to create a buyer persona for your business. What is a Buyer Persona?

2019 210

Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

ProjectManager.com

Think of it as the coverlines in a magazine. Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture. But how can you remove yourself from the daily deadlines and issues that always are popping up, and take the time to see the entire project landscape to ensure you’re heading in the right direction?

2019 270

New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. I need a little advice; I changed my career path and decided on project management, I earned the CAPM because I don’t have formal experience – any suggestions on how to use transferable skills to my advantage? There are two main avenues to explore.

2018 141

Business Forecasting: Why You Need It & How to Do It

ProjectManager.com

This includes official reports from governments, publications, financial statements from banks or other financial institutions, annual reports of companies, journals, newspapers, magazines and other periodicals. If only we were able to predict the future, we’d all be rich. Well, that fantasy is played out every day in boardrooms across the globe with the practice of business forecasting.

2018 279

How to Create SMART Goals

ProjectManager.com

SMART first appeared in a 1981 issue of the magazine Management Review , in a paper by Gorge T. SMART is an mnemonic acronym that establishes criteria for ideal goals and objectives in a project. Goals and objectives should always be “SMART,” which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-related. This set of criteria helps managers both recognize their goals and create a structural guide to achieve them.

2018 326

Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

This article was recently published in PM Network – the monthly project management magazine for PMI members worldwide. I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. What do I need to consider to make this transition?

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How To Make Time for Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

Examples of quick fix training opportunities include: Reading magazine articles. Even if you have your favourite industry magazines and websites you are still reliant on what they have published recently. The best project managers invest time in professional development. It might not always be easy, but continually learning is one of the sure-fire ways of staying on top of the trends in project and programme management.

2018 265

Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

These Q&As come from my column in PM Network – the membership magazine for the Project Management Institute. I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation? Like every good project professional you should start with a plan. Your plan should start with taking the time to get your resume up to date, then updating your Linkedin profile. Next you need to be thinking about what kind of opportunities you are looking for.

2018 140

Performance Management Report for Sponsors

Arras People

The latest edition of Project, the magazine from APM quoted the PMI figures that between 2010 and 2020 the number of new project management roles estimated to be created globally will be 15.7 The group was sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them. Please, I asked, take a look at the question posed and do put some thoughts onto post it notes. The question: So what is project sponsorship like in your organisation? Slowly, they started to write.

2016 160

Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

ProjectManager.com

And you cannot even read a decent professional magazine in that time. Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. The best we can do is to recognize that the seed of each new year was planted in the previous year. If you want to know what your priorities should be for 2019, look at the way your world was at the end of 2018 and at the start of this year.

2019 296

Easy Projects Makes Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies list for the second year in a row

EasyProjects

Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca. Developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca Toronto, ON (September 12th, 2019) – Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Easy Projects, No.

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