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Nov

Project Managers: Make Change Control Part of YOUR Formula for Success

Posted by in Blogs, Josh Nankivel: PM Student Blog

As a new project manager it was glaringly obvious to me that my success was largely dependent upon customer satisfaction. I knew that I needed strong collaborative relationships with my customers. I needed them to respect me and trust me to get the job done. I needed them to help keep the project priority high

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12
Nov

Inefficient work management indicator #6: Inability to collaborate meaningfully

Posted by in Blogs, Raechel Logan: The Team Member Advocate

How many times have you heard it? It’s the “Oh, about 80% done” answer in response to your question about the current status of a project or other work items. Probably more times than you can count. How often do … Continue readi…

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6
Nov

Inefficient work management indicator #5: Poor productivity management

Posted by in Blogs, Raechel Logan: The Team Member Advocate

An observation of current enterprise teams reveals that managers often don’t know if their teams are efficient (measured in speed, quantity, and time) or effective (measured in quality and high-value work). Because of this, many enterprise department…

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6
Nov

Cheat Sheet for Backlog Refinement

Posted by in Blogs, Derek Huether: The Critical Path Blog

What is it? The purpose of backlog refinement (grooming) is to make improvements to the product backlog.  Though there is no official ceremony detailed in the Scrum Guide, the activity […]

The post Cheat Sheet for Backlog Refinement appeared first on The Critical Path by Derek Huether.

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5
Nov

Use YOUR WBS to Build Team Strength

Posted by in Blogs, Josh Nankivel: PM Student Blog

We Build Strength (WBS). I realize you know that from a traditional project management perspective the correct words behind the acronym WBS are work breakdown structure. Now since you are going to follow best practices and create a WBS as you plan your project; why not consider using it as a team building exercise? Team

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30
Oct

The Solution Is In There Somewhere

Posted by in Blogs, Deanne Earle: Change Through Action Blog

When faced with a problem that could have multiple solutions, what do you do? There are plenty of resources available about problem solving yet like so many other things the zeal for which a technique or methodology is pursued or applied doesn’t alwa…

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29
Oct

Inefficient work management indicator #4: Ineffective resource planning

Posted by in Blogs, Raechel Logan: The Team Member Advocate

In modern enterprises, most executives and senior managers struggle to see if they have enough of the right resources to execute against their strategic goals given current workloads, priorities, efforts, and skill sets. In a recent benchmark study on …

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22
Oct

Inefficient work management indicator #3: Inability to justify resources

Posted by in Blogs, Raechel Logan: The Team Member Advocate

Here’s a simple work management truth: effective managers must have the ability to justify how they allocate resources in hard business terms. Unfortunately, so many work managers don’t have adequate data to help them make a case for adding…

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18
Oct

New to Project Management? Avoid these Common Mistakes

Posted by in Blogs, Josh Nankivel: PM Student Blog

Today’s thoughts on mistakes that project managers make come to us from Pam Warren. Since overcoming life-changing injuries from the Paddington Train Crash of 1999, Pam has become a master of re-invention and a catalyst for change not just in her own life but in the lives and work of others. Building on her skills

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15
Oct

Inefficient work management indicator #2: Work that isn’t strategic

Posted by in Blogs, Raechel Logan: The Team Member Advocate

Work is everywhere. There’s never really a shortage of work to be done, in fact, there’s usually more work to do than can ever realistically be done.  With so much work on our plates (and in our backlogs), how do … Continue reading &…

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