April, 2017

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Hey Project Manager, are you a more of a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?

Green Project Management

This past week I was having a conversation with a colleague on what they should look for in a project manager. Out of curiosity, I did some digging across various organization’s standards at what they describe as the “role of a project manager”, here is what I found.

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Overcoming „projectitis“ in organisations

IPMA

During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations. Research indicates that in some countries more than one third of the GDP is performed through projects, with some organisations running more than fifty percent of their turnover through projects.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year. The last change, in 2009, had quite a big overhaul, but what about this one?

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Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible?

The Digital Project Manager

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. As a Project Manager, you have. The post Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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Managing collaboration in projects

IPMA

In many sectors projects are performed together with partners, project management needs to be based on collaboration.

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What Is Strategy?

Arras People

Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy?

7 Things Every Project Manager Should Be Doing Every Day: The DPM Daily Routine

The Digital Project Manager

Being a project manager can be overwhelming at times, but in this handy post, we’ll guide you through the project manager daily routine – get. The post 7 Things Every Project Manager Should Be Doing Every Day: The DPM Daily Routine appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Eliminate these 7 Time Thieves To Improve Your Time Management Skills!

TimeCamp

The Earth is full of people who have the different approach to time management. Because even a lack of a scheme is some way, except it isn’t covered by the rigid rules, and driven by the routine and adapted to the lifestyle. But at some point, we realize that if we get all the fleeting […].

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

10 Questions: Rich Mironov

The Clever PM

For the second installment of my “10 Questions With…” I reached out to one of my mentors in the PM/Consulting space, Rich Mironov. I met Rich many years ago at ProductCamp Seattle, where he was giving a presentation about the struggles and challenges of the role that really spoke deeply to me and where I […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Learning Organization PM Problem Solving Roles

Managing collaboration in virtual project teams

IPMA

Due to global workshare many projects are performed through teams scattered all over the world.

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Project Success Hinges on Identifying, Engaging and Managing your Project Stakeholders

Arras People

Most advice for improving project management skills targets such factors as aligning your project deliverables to your objectives, holding productive meetings and delegating workloads.

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans

The Digital Project Manager

There’s an ongoing debate about how project management tools will fit into the future of work. As digital PMs, we’re needing to adapt to the. The post Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Reviews Tools

Tapping the Based of the Talent Triangle for Hidden PDUs

LeadingAnswers

When it comes to renewing your PMI credentials it can sometimes be a challenge to find the full complement of Professional Development Units (PDUs) you need. Now the PMI Talent Triangle has been introduced, PMP credential holders need 8 PDUs from each of the skill areas.

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Getting the Work Done with Project Management

Gina Abudi PM

A Client Story. For the last three years, one of Abudi Consulting Group’s clients, a global pharmaceutical organization, has been working with us to provide training for their employees at all levels in how to use project management best practices to accomplish work. This workshop, entitled, Taking a Project Management Approach to Getting the Work [.]. The post Getting the Work Done with Project Management appeared first on Gina Abudi.

10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 2/4/2017

TimeCamp

Another week comes with the most favorite from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

The RASIC-Chart – a key tool for collaboration in projects

IPMA

One of the key factors for successful collaboration in projects is having clear roles and responsibilities assigned.

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Would You Share Your Personality Test Results?

Arras People

There was an interesting application into Arras People the other day by a job seeker. Alongside the CV as an attachment were the results to a personality test the person had taken. Would you share the results when making a job application?

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5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better

The Digital Project Manager

As digital project managers, much of our work is about successful communication. Handling difficult conversations well can put a stop to poor team performance, financial. The post 5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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New PMI-ACP Workbook

LeadingAnswers

I am pleased to announce the availability of my new PMI-ACP Workbook. This new workbook focusses on a smaller subset of 50 key topics.   My original PMI-ACP Exam Prep book distilled all the relevant content from the 11 books on the PMI-ACP recommended reading list in a common voice.

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Portfolio Management Best Practices : Doing the Right Way

Project-Management.pm

Imagine this scenario: you are a president of a particular project management division under a certain company. You do your own routine every day once you step inside your office. Employees are doing their jobs, but for some reason, they are not completed on time, changes have to be made every second, and the plan is a flop. The obvious is right under your nose. What are the causes of project failure? Why do projects still fail despite careful planning?

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

How to get Fired at the C-level goes beyond the constraints of a book.

Agile Project Management demystified

IPMA

Since a few years the community is thrilled by what is called „Agile Project Management“. The approach is being aggressively advocated as a MUST HAVE in modern times, all other approaches are “old fashioned”, “traditional” and thus obsolete.

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Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Like most North American kids growing up in an urban environment, my son learned to drive cars with an automatic transmission. Now that he’s been driving for a year, I’m starting to teach him to handle a manual transmission.

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards

LiquidPlanner

The Productivity Problem. If a project team is struggling, a common reaction is to host a daily stand-up meeting. The term “stand-up” has a wide interpretation. Many of the stand-ups I’ve attended have turned into sit-downs because the meeting lasted for an hour rather than a few minutes.

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Project Managers Taking a Career Break

Arras People

I’m thinking about taking a career break from project management to write a novel but I want to come back and carry on with my project management career, any advice to consider making sure I’m not harming my career? This was a question I was asked a few months back from a project practitioner.

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Bad Management Behaviours

Herding Cats

I belong to an invitation blog for military people. In a recent post, they had a post from the York Region District School Board D'Youville College, Aleksandr Noudelman about leadership. This post resonanted with me when I hear about simple and simple minded soultions to symptoms that involve bad management. Of course these solutions don't address the Root Cause, so they never get fixed .

How Mobile Project Management Can Improve Jobsite Efficiency

Geniebelt

Construction sites are infinitely complicated places that require multiple projects working at once to deliver the project on time and under budget.

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.