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Agile Release Planning: Let’s Break It Down!

Paraphrasing a well-known concept in project management, one might say, “Planning is indispensable, but plans are useless. Hence, inspect and adapt.” Traditional plans are driven by dates – most likely with an end date being the primary driving factor. In traditional project management, you gather the requirements from your stakeholders, build the scope of the…

Performance Based Leadership

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Managers need to be able to lead a team to achieve results on time, and on budget. Your team members may well not have worked together before,…

Five Must Have Core Competencies for Project Managers

No matter the industry or size of the project, every project manager is tasked with juggling multiple day-to-day operations. Even small-scale projects can be complex, comprised of hundreds of cross-functional activities that need to be executed under tight timelines with budgets at stake. As a project manager, you’re a change agent working with your team….

Enjoy the Turkey: A Project Manager’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving Day

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Many people see project management as a complicated tangle of work breakdown structures, spreadsheets, critical path timelines, risk assessments… There’s a reason they give out certifications for this stuff! But as David Allen astutely points out everyone is a project manager — especially on Thanksgiving Day. What…

The Innovative PPM World – How Microsoft is Changing the Project Management Game

  Download a copy of Erik’s presentation   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: During Microsoft Ignite 2018, the organization presented a large number of great new features that can be leveraged by Project Managers….

Organizational Change Management – Why do Project Managers keep forgetting this?

One of the biggest failures project managers experience when executing their projects stems from the lack of understanding of Organizational Change Management (OCM). Sadly, it’s true. When we see projects fail over and over, often we see problems in the same two areas: Project communications Organizational Change Management (OCM)   Would you agree? Let me…

What’s New? Project Management in the News (October Edition)

Standards for Innovation Alex Simmons, VP of Program Management for Microsoft’s Identity Division, discussed, in a recent article, the role of standards in accelerating innovation. To quote Mr. Simmons, “At Microsoft, we firmly believe that open identity standards accelerate innovation. Some of you might think this is an oxymoron. Let me explain why it isn’t.”…

Microsoft Project and SharePoint: The Perfect Combination for Collaborative Project Management

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Managing a project in SharePoint centralizes all project information in one collaborative project site. Combine that with the scheduling power of Microsoft Project, and you have an unbeatable…

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide has seen continuous upgrades since its publication for the first time in 1996. Every four to five years, aspiring PMPs usually get the new edition. It is no surprise that the PMBOK Guide 5th edition published in 2012, has now changed. These updates are…

Five Common Project Manager Myths

When you’re hired as a project manager, you’re hired to be a leader and liaison. Project managers guide the structure, scope, quality, and budget of a project while also representing the interests of the organization, client, and/or stakeholder(s). Perhaps because of all of the hats project managers wear, there are a lot of misconceptions about…

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