April, 2017

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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 Is Strategy?

Arras People

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

How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of little league baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals.

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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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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?

Six things you should do when kicking off a project

Susanne Madsen

​What do you do when you’ve just landed a new project? Do you start scheduling tasks straight away and get the team into gear? Here are six things you should strive to do as early as possible.

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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.

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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.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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2017 23

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 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

2017 23
2017 23

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

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.

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

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

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

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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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.

40+ Resources To Help You Find the Ideal Remote Location Jobs!

TimeCamp

The internet is full of the opportunities for people who want to work remotely. A few years ago it was unthinkable to do the job sitting in front of the computer on the comfy couch at home, with a cup of coffee and a dog behind you. There are many marketplaces that provide the remote […].

2017 20
2017 20

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.

2017 20
2017 20

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?

2017 26

I’m really effective. Are you?

Ron Rosenhead

Over the years I have seen many project managers working really hard. They work long hours, work weekends and really ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver that project.

2017 19

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Five Common Myths About “Iteration”

The Clever PM

Everyone in tech has seen the word, repeated ad nauseum as the “silver bullet” for everything from go-to-market timing to quality to product discovery. But like many terms bandied about by those both within and on the periphery of Product Management, the term “iteration” often comes with connotations or meanings attached to it that aren’t really […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Developers Interactions Iteration Leadership Learning Scrum Top 5

2017 20

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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How to Facilitate a Successful Project Launch

Project Risk Coach

What does it take to facilitate a successful project launch? Let’s look at two scenarios, one that results in potential failure and one destined for success.

2017 17

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

2017 17
2017 17

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.

Getting To Know The Objectives Of Portfolio Management

Project-Management.pm

Portfolio management has so many advantages. And with that being said, more and more organizations in the business industry benefit from it. From project success to reaching the business objectives, portfolio management is a key player for organizations. But what does portfolio management want to achieve? Sure, you have all the advantages and functions, but why does portfolio management exist in the first place?

2017 25

BEST TASK PLANNING SOFTWARE

TimeCamp

There are certain measures to be taken if a business is to be thriving and the risk of its failure mitigated. Some people consider the idea in the core of a project to be a key question which needs to be kept in one’s mind. Others believe it to be finances. All of them are […].

"Right kind of Crazy"

Musings on Project Management

Have you read this book? Spoiler alert: No math! And, it's only 225 pages in hardcover If you are a mechanical engineer, it's a must If you are any kind of an engineer, it's a should-read If you are a project manager looking for leadership lessons, it's a must read (but you can skip the engineering detail). It's an amazing story of the project team at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) that. leadership Project Management system engineering Teamwork

2017 15

New PM Articles for the Week of March 27 – April 2

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 27 – April 2. And this week’s video: Ward Cunningham reflects on the history, motivation and common misunderstanding of the “debt metaphor” as motivation for refactoring. Must read (or Hear)!

2017 15

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.