July, 2024

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10 Best Construction Software for Mac (Free & Paid)

ProjectManager.com

Construction software is essential for general constructors to plan, manage and track projects. There are many options for construction project management software , but most run on PCs. If the construction company or any of its departments use Apple products, they’re out of luck. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best construction software for Mac.

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The secret weapon to precise project planning: Parametric estimating (with examples!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates. It uses parameters (characteristics) to create estimates based on what you already know, so in that respect it’s useful for a project manager because it’s reliable. You get accurate data because they are data-based and thought-through – it’s a quantitative approach.

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The Origin of the Project Sustainability Management Plan

Green Project Management

Every hero has a great origin story, defining their journey and the impact they make on the world. Superman, an alien from the planet Krypton, was sent to Earth as a baby and grew up to become a symbol of hope and justice. Batman witnessed the tragic murder of his parents, which drove him to […] The post The Origin of the Project Sustainability Management Plan appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and Project Management.

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AI as a Scrum Team Member

Scrum.org

Image Every Scrum Team wishes they had time each Sprint to accomplish more. By leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), teams can get that time back and become more effective. AI is revolutionizing various industries, and its potential to enhance how people and teams work is becoming increasingly evident. The term “co-pilot” used most often by Microsoft is a great one as it lends a competent “right-hand” to enhance the abilities of a professional.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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IPM Day 2024: 20 Years of Recognizing Project Managers for their Outstanding Contributions to the World

The IIL Blog

By E. LaVerne Johnson Founder, President, and CEO A look back at the history, impact, and evolution of International Project Management Day, and what lies ahead for the profession. What is IPM Day and Why It Matters The International Project Management Day (IPM Day) is our way of giving back. We set aside the first Thursday in November each year to recognize the great work that project managers do every day all over the world.

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Canva Gantt Chart: A How-to Guide With Pros, Cons & Alternatives

ProjectManager.com

Gantt charts are one of the most versatile project management tools there are as they can help plan, schedule and track projects. However, not all Gantt chart software has the features needed. That’s why we’ve reviewed some of the best Gantt chart software alternatives to help make a more informed decision. In this blog, we’ll go over the key features and pros and cons of a Canva Gantt chart, as well as some alternatives that can be used instead.

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11 Project management skills employers expect you to have

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Let's say that we’re almost at the end of the quarter and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development in the months ahead… and there’s a lot of choice. I don’t have the time (or the requirement) to take a certification course, but I’m always prepared to develop the project management competencies I need to succeed.

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Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions Through Project Portfolio Management and Project Selection

Green Project Management

One of our clients recently declared a bold ambition: achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050. When we asked for their plan, they replied, “That’s why you guys are here.” Amid escalating climate change, achieving net zero carbon emissions has become a crucial goal for many organizations. The race is on, with numerous companies publicly […] The post Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions Through Project Portfolio Management and Project Selection appeared first on Insights into Sustainabili

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Sprint Backlog is Not. Sprint Backlog is.

Scrum.org

The Sprint Backlog is a critical artifact that guides the Developer's work during a sprint. However, many misconceptions exist about what the Sprint Backlog truly represents and how it should be used. Misunderstandings about the Sprint Backlog can lead to inefficiencies and hinder the team's ability to deliver value effectively. This blog aims to clarify these misconceptions by exploring what the Sprint Backlog is not and what it truly is, providing clarity and enhancing its effective use in Scr

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How to manage creative projects: Tips for agencies & designers

Planio

While “creativity” is often treated as some ethereal quality that materializes when you least expect it, the truth is that creativity cannot exist without order, structure, and planning. Unfortunately, there’s almost always a push and pull between creative teams and project managers. Full-blooded “creatives” want freedom to explore, ideate, and come up with unique ideas.

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Software: Is it ever Done?

Musings on Project Management

The software is never done!Certainly not news; and certainly not profound to any engineer, coder, or PM working in the software industry, writing apps, or supporting software enabled devices.Users have come to expect routine and regular updates to all things software.Ooops, not so fast!What about the automobile industry?Traditionally: the car is done!

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How to Make a Change Management Communication Plan

ProjectManager.com

Change is inevitable, but successful change requires management, communication and planning. Change management communication is a key process to ensure that change is implemented properly by making sure everyone understands that change. The change management communication plan facilitates change management communication. Learn how to write a change management communication plan and get a free template to ensure it’s thorough to successfully deliver change.

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How to make a SIPOC diagram in all the tools (with PowerPoint template)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Process mapping creates value as it helps people understand the business context of the work they are doing. One tool to do this is the SIPOC diagram, which I use and I learned about on my Black Belt training. Get a free PowerPoint SIPOC diagram template. Join the Project Management Resource Library to get the template and lots of other free project management templates, checklists, and guides.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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The Maturing Project Sponsorship

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Al Zeitoun and Dr.Harold Kerzner In “ The Connected Future Business Culture: The Maturing Project Sponsorship ”, a paper published by Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun in the PM World Journal , Vol. XI, Issue I, January, we dive into the importance of this critical role that enables strategic excellence, namely the champion and/or sponsor for strategic transformation initiatives.

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You can't skip Refinement

Scrum.org

Some teams think that if they skip refinement, they're saving time, but that's not true at all. Teams must understand what is needed before they can deliver value. Refinement will happen. It's just a matter of whether it will be done in Sprint Planning, during the Sprint, or whether you will do it in advance of the Sprint as part of regular, planned refinement activities.

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Rebel PMO: How to claim your seat at the strategic table

WorkOtter

Creating a strategic PMO doesn’t require rebellion, here are some steps to take to bridge the gap between project management tactics and company goals. Project managers (PMs) and the leaders in the Project Management Office (PMO) are crucial resources in any efficient business. Managing day-to-day operations requires PMs to track multiple deadlines, milestones, expenses, and resources.

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"Against the Gods". a risk perspective

Musings on Project Management

If you are in the project management (read: risk management) business, one of the best books that describes the philosophy and foundation for modern risk management is Peter L. Bernstein's "Against the Gods: the remarkable story of risk".Against the Gods is historical, somewhat philosophical, and void of math!

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Acumatica Construction Edition: Key Features and Integrations

ProjectManager.com

Acumatica has many modules for construction. However, Acumatica Construction Edition isn’t a fully functioning construction project management software. While construction general contractors can use Acumatica’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage operations, they’ll need integrations to share construction project data. Let’s look at how integrations for the Acumatica Construction Edition can give general contractors and their teams the best of both worlds.

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How do you use CAPM to become a PMP?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

So you’re already a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®? Congratulations! Now you might be thinking of moving on in your career to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation. The good news is that your CAPM studies and exam experience will help you get there faster. If you’re ready to take the next step, let me explain how to use your CAPM credential to fast-track your way to passing the PMP exam.

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RATP Group ADO-IE Case Study: Streamlining Project and Resource Management in the Global Transportation Sector

Ganttic

With a presence in 15 countries and on 5 continents, RATP Group is the world’s third-largest urban transport operator and has been a historic operator in the Parisian transportation sector for over 70 years. If you’ve ever ridden the famous red double-decker buses in London, commuted in Paris by subway, or toured Tuscany by railway, then you’re already familiar with some of their work.

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Project Work in Scrum: Transitioning from Project Management to Collaborative Team Effort (From PM to PSM 19)

Scrum.org

The Project Work Performance Domain in traditional project management focuses on processes, resource management, and fostering a learning environment. For a project manager transitioning to a Scrum Master, it's important to understand how these elements translate into a Scrum context, where collaboration, team effort, and adaptability are key. Potential dangers for project Managers, just picking out two from my experiences Sole Responsibility for Project Work: As a project manager, there's a ten

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Inside Stories Episode 2: Al Zeitoun’s insights on Organizational Strategy and Innovation

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Leon Herszon Join Dr. Leon Herszon as he interviews Dr. Al Zeitoun, Global Leader and author in Strategy Execution, Operational Excellence, Organizational Development, Sustainable Transformations, and Program Management. Explore insights on organizational strategy, innovation, Artificial Intelligence, and effective program management in one of the largest global multi-industry companies.

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Realtime Resource Planning and Optimization: How to Make Your Project a Success

Online PM Courses

There are many reasons why projects fail. One that many organizations underestimate is resourcing. So, let's take a look! The post Realtime Resource Planning and Optimization: How to Make Your Project a Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change: Causes & Solutions

ProjectManager.com

Companies specializing in professional services are often employed to shepherd organizational change. That doesn’t mean there isn’t resistance to change. Resistance to change is almost always hand-in-hand with change as it’s human nature. How can professional services or anyone combat resistance to change? First, one must understand it and the various types of ways that it expresses itself.

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10 Career-limiting mistakes to avoid

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work. I've seen project managers and other colleagues crash and burn. It's not nice to watch, and I hope it doesn't happen to you.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.