2021

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Have you left anything out of your project management plan? Check out this checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. As I define a project management plan, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity.

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5 Reasons Every Medium-Sized Business Should Adopt Project Management Software

Arras People

Reports from early in 2021 show that medium-sized businesses may have experienced the biggest challenges last year. But the same reports talk about the resilience of mid-market companies, which have shown the agility to adapt and the foresight to invest.

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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? It sounds negative, but pragmatic project managers know this type of thinking is preventative.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. What is an artifact?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

The PMO Game Changer: A Value-Driven Project Resource Management

The Lazy Project Manager

GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE. What is a Value-Driven Project Resource Management? GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE. Project resource management by PMO has changed significantly in the last 20 years. It is no more a mere spreadsheet for allocating resources to the projects and plug the holes.

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The top 7 change management tools

Moira Alexander

Over the past few years, change has accelerated in the workplace — especially during and in the post-COVID-19 environment. Change — whether motivated by technical initiatives or otherwise — can impact people and processes significantly, complicating how work gets done.

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Psychological safety might help to reduce “zombie” projects

Kiron Bondale

In a recent HBR article , the authors wrote about research they had conducted over a year on the relationships between how dispersed teams were and the speed at which their projects either succeeded or failed.

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MoSCoW Prioritization Method-A Simple Guide

Project Bliss

The Moscow Prioritization method can help you and your product team decide what you need to focus on for your project. If you’ve got multiple key stakeholders lobbying for various features, having a way to score them can help determine which product features to focus on first.

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20 Best Marketing Project Management Tools of 2021

nTask

As a business marketer, you must be juggling a range of different aspects. Depending on your organization and your strategy this could include digital marketing, advertising, content marketing, and public relations to name a few.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

The only two things you need to know about statistics

Musings on Project Management

Number One: It's a bell, unless it's not For nearly all of us when approaching something statistical, we imagine the bell-shape distribution right away. And, we know the average outcome is the value at the peak of the curve. Why is it so useful that it's the default go-to? Because many, if not.

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3 Ways to Improve Cost Estimates with Your Teams

Project Risk Coach

Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when working on cost estimates? Actually, you're not alone; you have a team. Let's explore how to engage your team members and subject matter experts to improve your cost estimates.

Everyone is a Project Manager!

Arras People

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What Is Demand Planning? Tips, Strategies and Tools

ProjectManager.com

Businesses are constantly pulled between supply and demand. But this seemingly simple concept can be difficult to navigate effectively. How do you meet demand and not overstock your inventory? That’s where a process called demand planning comes in.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate and How to Calculate It (with example)

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a ROM estimate used for? A rough order of magnitude estimate is used to give you a very high level view of potential project costs.

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How to Better Assign Content Writing Opportunities

The Lazy Project Manager

If your project is in need of copy for a newsletter, blog, or social post, your first instinct may be to simply email or direct message someone from your content team with the request.

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The 15 Best Resource Scheduling Software Tools Of 2021

The Digital Project Manager

Need a project management tool with resource scheduling software? Our 2020 list covers off the best project management tools that'll help you deliver your projects and manage your resources more effectively.

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SAFe certification: Launch your Scaled Agile Framework career

Moira Alexander

What is SAFe certification? Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certifications are becoming valuable in larger organizations that are looking for efficient project delivery, ensuring reduced time-to-market, and developing ways to provide better stakeholder value.

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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

Trick or Treat – project management lessons from Halloween!

Kiron Bondale

It is still more than three weeks till Halloween but stores have already sold most of their spooky selections and are starting to put their Christmas stock out on the shelves.

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Most Common Project Management Roadblocks to Avoid for Better Outcomes

Project Bliss

This is a guest post by Shree Krupa. Project managers do a lot of firefighting. Every day, project managers are putting out fires, both internally within the team and externally with clients. They juggle multiple tasks, manage stakeholders’ expectations, and navigate tricky situations.

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Simple Yet Effective Strategies For Measuring Productivity And Making Progress

nTask

Measuring productivity is vital for consistent improvement and development. Regular evaluations are a doorway to betterment. As much as performance management is important , developing strategies to gauge progress is not an easy feat.

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Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

Pioneering quality control guru W. Edwards Deming once wrote that “if you cannot describe what you are doing as a process, you do not know what you are doing.”

Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Project Risk Coach

One of the reasons that project managers fail to properly estimate their projects is they miss key activities when developing their schedules. Why does this happen? The failure to engage stakeholders and create a work breakdown structure (WBS).

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Spreadsheets are time-consuming and unreliable, but what’s the alternative?

Arras People

In the words of Intuit co-founder Scott D. Cook: “For every one of our failures, we had spreadsheets that looked awesome”. Sound familiar?

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role.

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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

Lloyd Skinner. Where is artificial intelligence taking project management? AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay.

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

3 Ways Most People Will Fail at Remote Work in 2021 (And How to Avoid Them!)

The Lazy Project Manager

Last March, most non-essential workers traded in their office spaces for the comfort of their own homes. For some, it has been a frustrating, cramped few months, while for others, it has created a more productive and flexible workflow.

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10 Best Scrum Software Tools & Scrum Boards Of 2021

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Scrum Software Tools & Scrum Boards Of 2021 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Agile Topics

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The data-driven project manager: Using analytics to improve outcomes

Moira Alexander

With project failure rates remaining troublesome, many project managers are turning to data for help. Proper use of data can take the guesswork out of decision-making and provide tangible support project managers can use to guide their teams.

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