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Project Management

Learn more about project management topics, including tips for project managers, project teams, project management training, and project terminology.

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Why Are We So Bad at Managing Software Projects?

The Standish Group conducts regular studies of project success rates which provide interesting insights into the project outcomes for software initiatives. Some of the data seems logical, but some of the findings took me by...

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Project Management Training… For Non-Project Managers

Recently, while speaking at a conference, I asked the question “How many of you have the title of Project Manager?” There were about 35 people in the room and no one raised their hand. Okay....

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Personas – The Key to Project Success?

Have you ever heard a statement similar to “Customer service is just not like what it used to be” or “Good customer service is a thing of the past”? Even if you have not, it’s...

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Writing Great Acceptance Criteria

When it comes to acceptance criteria, you want just enough detail that the customer can accept the work item as “done” without telling the team how to do their work. People frequently ask about tips...

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4 Hybrid Project Lifecycle Models that You Need to be Aware Of

Have you ever been in a situation where someone said: \"we are not an Agile shop…we are following a hybrid approach\"? I must admit that I have heard this statement many times over the past...

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How to Make the Transition to a New Career

I\'ve seen a number of individuals make transitions to new careers through all walks of life. Heck, I\'ve seen English and History majors excel at IT consulting and end up being great senior IT executives!...

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Understanding Product Vision and Project Scope

Raise your hand if you thought that the Product Vision and the Project Scope were the same thing? Don’t be ashamed, I did for a very long time. It was easy for me to intertwine...

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Hybrid PMO – How to manage a hybrid project portfolio

As the use of Agile methods continue to grow and expand into various business sectors, more companies are facing new challenges that they had not experienced in the past. One such challenge is the evolution...

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Confluence tips and tricks to get started as your knowledge management tool

Authors: Simone Chen, Swati Jain In an age of information overload, the ability to effectively sort and search through content is only becoming increasingly important. This is no different for companies striving to maintain and build...

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Scrum Master One of the Highest Paying Jobs in US – The Washington Post

Guess what! Scrum Master is among the highest paying jobs in the US, as reported by the Washington Post in the “Leadership” column on March 8. The Post said: Being a \"scrum master\" may sound...

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Get 21 Required PDUs On Your Own Time

If you\'re a developer currently working in an Agile environment, or a project manager looking to enhance your knowledge of Agile practices and guidelines, obtaining the Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification can...

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3 Essentials to Qualify for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam

The (PMP)® certification is the most widely recognized project management credential you can obtain. But, as Spiderman learned, with great power comes great responsibility. That\'s why the PMI® insists that applicants meet certain necessary prerequisites...

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