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5 Reasons Women Are Successful as Project Managers

Project Accelerator News

Project management is the discipline of planning, executing, and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed on time, within budget, and to the specified quality standards. It involves coordinating resources, managing stakeholders, and mitigating risks to achieve defined objectives. These are skills that women project managers excel at. In addition to the core principles of project management, understanding the importance of diversity in project teams is crucial for maximizing team effectiv

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Get off my lawn, AI

Brett Harned

I can’t deny that I’m hesitant about—possibly even annoyed by—AI. I’m unsure if that’s because I’m aging in the tech industry and tired of the next new apps and products that are seemingly released, downloaded, forgotten about, or replaced by something even newer every couple of months. Or is it because I see technology changing me and the people around me?

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How to use a bullet journal for project management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

How do you manage your projects? If you're anything like me, you've got a notebook on your desk right now. Whatever it is you’re managing you’ll probably use, or need, a tool to help you do it. Maybe it’s a Trello board, a Kanban board, a system of sticky notes…Asana, Toggl… a wall calendar and planner, or a combination of them all! What remains the same is that there is a lot to manage.

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The Impact of the Hierarchy of Powers on PM and Strategy

The Strategic Project Manager

How can organizations follow a dual strategy when business is going well but change is inevitable? Keep the existing business going…but use the Hierarchy of Powers to implement a parallel strategy to position for success in a new future. Learn what the Hierarchy of Powers is, and how it can be leveraged to build a strong foundational business position for the future.

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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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Benefits of the Sprint Timebox

The maximum duration of the Sprint in Scrum is one month. This means that at least once per month, the Scrum team should deliver a valuable increment of usable product. For those who are new to Scrum, this timebox can seem, well, intimidating. And yet, the timebox is the source of many of the benefits of Scrum. Among the many benefits of timeboxing is this: the Sprint timebox helps to foster a sense of urgency that creates a low tolerance for organizational impediments or wasted effort.

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How and Why to Choose the Best Project Management Software

Online PM Courses

Project management software can be the solution to missed deadlines, stressed colleagues, and maybe even a lost client. How to choose it? The post How and Why to Choose the Best Project Management Software appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Best Project Management Software To Increase Productivity


Find the best project management software to boost productivity in 2024. Explore top tools for efficient planning, collaboration, and execution.

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Government Research you can access

Musings on Project Management

Since at least 2013, there's been a push from the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy to make as much as possible of government sponsored research available to the public for free.On August 25th, 2022, this policy initiative of access to government research got another push when OSTP published more detailed and aggressive guidance to the executive departments.

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Online Project Management Software as a Key Tool in Agile Project Management


Boost efficiency with the best online project management software. Seamlessly manage Agile projects with tools for planning, collaboration, and tracking.

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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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10 Best Construction Software for Mac (Free & Paid)

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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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.

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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5 Scenarios where you should escalate a project issue

Rebel’s Guide to PM

No one likes escalating problems to their Project Board or sponsor. It kind of smacks of ‘I can’t deal with this myself and need help’ and most of the project managers I know would rather struggle on than ask for help in most situations. When they do ask, you know it’s a huge deal and definitely worthy of their sponsor getting involved. So what kind of situations is escalation appropriate for?

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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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Inside Stories Episode 3: Jane Morgan shares about Change Management and Project Success

The IIL Blog

With Guest Jane Morgan, hosted by Dr. Leon Herszon Tune in to “Inside Stories” with Jane Morgan, senior consultant and executive coach. Discover Jane’s journey, her expertise in one of the most crucial skills in today’s world – managing organizational change. An insightful episode filled with practical tips and inspiring success stories! Jane Morgan Jane Morgan is a Senior Consultant / Coach with IIL , CEO of Plan.Coach.Succeed Ltd. and co-founder of the 8020 Excellerate leadership development p

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Strategies for Building High-Performing Teams


Imagine if the Avengers showed up to battle, Thanos armed with nothing but a shared Google Calendar and a vague notion of teamwork. Spoiler alert: Earth would be toast faster than you can say “I am Iron Man.” In the ever-evolving landscape of project management, the pursuit of high-performing teams is a common aspiration. As a project manager, your role is pivotal in transforming individual talents into a cohesive unit that delivers exceptional results.

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Nach fast 10 Jahren als Scrum Master: 5 Einsichten, die ich mir früher gewünscht hätte

Nach fast 10 Jahren als Scrum Master wird es Zeit, innezuhalten und zurückzuschauen. Hier meine 5 Einsichten: Einsicht 1: So funktioniert Produktentwicklung wirklich Lange dachte ich, Unternehmen funktionieren so: Aus Arbeit entsteht Umsatz. Deshalb habe ich mich bei meiner Arbeit als Scrum Master auf die Verbesserung der Arbeit konzentriert. Meine Gedanken kreisten stets um diese Fragen: Wie kann ich Meetings so gestalten, dass die Arbeit am besten geplant werden kann?

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Building and Using A Practical Portfolio Benefits-Realization Plan with MS Project (Part - 2)

Management Yogi

In the earlier part, we understood the fundamentals and importance of a Portfolio Benefits-Realization Plan. We also took a number of steps to build this plan. In this part, we will conclude and give a finishing touch to the plan, followed-up with a video and concluding remarks.

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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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Red Flags in Contractors

PM Times

The contractor is generally the builder and can cause serious damage if not scouted for wisely. They are mandated to execute works and pay the largest share of the project sum. Adequate due diligence is very important since 70% of the work rests in their hands. Here are a few insights to be keen on: […] The post Red Flags in Contractors appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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How to Work with Task and Project Budget with GanttPRO: Manual Budget Entry & Currency

GanttPRO Project Management

For years, GanttPRO has offered powerful features for working with task costs. Their calculations were completely automatic. It meant that costs were based on preset resource values. We’ve updated this […] The post How to Work with Task and Project Budget with GanttPRO: Manual Budget Entry & Currency first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Scrum Beyond Software Development

The data above is taken from the annual " State of Agile " report from I think that a lot of people are surprised to learn that Scrum is not just for software development. Scrum was first presented in 1995 by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Later, the Agile Manifesto, written in 2001, identified 12 principles and 4 values which are important to the smooth operation of Agile teams.

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Hybrid Project Management: Part 1, What is Hybrid?

The IIL Blog

By Alan Zucker The Project Management Institute’s Pulse of the Profession® 2024 reported that hybrid (32%) is now the second most commonly used approach. Predictive (44%) still holds a commanding lead. And agile (26%) use fell by 2 percentage points. Before we get too excited, the State of Agile Report shows different trends. Its respondents favor agile (70%) over hybrid (47%), and waterfall (35%).

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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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Summary and review Goldratt’s Rules of flow

Henny Portman

Dr. Eli Goldratt once stated that he would eventually replace Critical Chain Project Management. Although he passed away in 2011, his daughter, Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag, authored “Goldratt’s Rules of Flow,” a book that could be seen as the one Eli wanted to write but never did. This book focuses on managing multiple projects and aims to deliver as many right projects as possible in the shortest lead time.

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All Resources are Human Resources: The Hidden Human Factor in Project Resources


In project management, we often focus on tangible resources and deliverables. However, behind every resource—whether it’s a warehouse, a data storage system, or a monthly delivery—there’s a network of human stakeholders. Understanding and engaging these stakeholders is crucial for project success, even when they’re not listed in your resource spreadsheet.

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The Increment is Not. The Increment is.

The creation of an Increment is the purpose of Scrum. An Increment that represents a step forward the product goal and product vision. However, there are often misconceptions about what an Increment truly signifies and how it should be interpreted within the Scrum. These misunderstandings can lead to misaligned expectations. This article aims to clarify these misconceptions by exploring what an Increment is not and what it actually is, providing a clearer understanding to help teams effectively

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Product lifecycle management (PLM) software: 5 options


Manufacturing businesses turn to product lifecycle management (PLM) software when: Their engineering and design teams need a unified way to manage product processes on time and on budget They want to build a digital thread to allow everyone in their product teams to find the information, data, and resources they need They come under pressure from management and shareholders to build better products more efficiently In this article, we share some of the best PLM software that will allow you to d

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.