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How to Prioritize with Personal Kanban

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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey
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Talent Management – enhancing chances to withhold our talents

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The development of talent in a company is a dynamic process, a course from practice to knowledge, then to further practice and deeper knowledge. The best method to discover and culture talent is to let it work. – Liu Chuanzhi

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Do you have an Agile state of mind?

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Learn How to Transition to Agile or a Mixed Methodology Approach

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Waterfall to #Agile Free Ebook -- 20 Experts -- Make the Transition to Agile or a Mix

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The recipe for success in major projects | The Program Manager’s Blog

The recipe for success in major projects | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
I'm sure that all of us aspire to know how to get the perfect team and the perfect project but unfortunately they doesn't exist.... Or not?
In this article, Ercan Cihan, , MSc, Principal Consultant, tries to explain, through his vaste experience on the field, what's his personal "recipe" to get those outstanding results.
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CrowdSourcing and Project Management | The Program Manager’s Blog

CrowdSourcing and Project Management | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Jeff Howe coined the term Crowdsourcing in 2006 in an article by WIRED. Crowdsourcing is the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of a specialized few. What's the link to Project Management? In this article I try to give my viewpoint.
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Agile Estimating Tool – Planning Poker using Fibonacci Sequence | The Program Manager’s Blog

Agile Estimating Tool – Planning Poker using Fibonacci Sequence | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Have you ever tried to estimate the size of your user stories ? There are a lot of methods in order to get this result; two examples are “Ideal Days” or “Ideal Hours” and “Planning Poker”.
In this article we’ll deal with the “Planning Poker” estimating tool.
This method of agile estimation can use a modified version of the Fibonacci Sequence.
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Time Management: The Pomodoro Technique | The Program Manager's Blog

Time Management: The Pomodoro Technique | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Distractions and interruptions are two of the major productivity killers.
If only one member of your team is late with his/her roadmap, you could get a general delay on your project.
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Five characteristics of the best leaders | The Program Manager's Blog

Five characteristics of the best leaders | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
When talking about leadership, we have to take into account that we're dealing with one of the most sensible soft skills.
What are the most important characteristics of a good leader?
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Time Management Tips - How to reduce stress | The Program Manager's Blog

Time Management Tips - How to reduce stress | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Why do we often (it’s an euphemism, of course) work as we were in an emergency ward in hospitals?
The answer comes in a flash; because we don’t plan effectively our time!
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How to engage Stakeholders | The Program Manager's Blog

How to engage Stakeholders | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
We have just identified and analyzed our stakeholders. And now?
Now it's time to develop our stakeholder engagement strategy.
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The benefits of creating a Project Charter | The Program Manager's Blog

The benefits of creating a Project Charter | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
When we begin a new project (or when we take the responsibility of a project that is already ongoing), we must define what needs to be accomplished and decide how the project is going to proceed.
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Expert Talk on Mind Mapping for Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog

Expert Talk on Mind Mapping for Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Yesterday evening I had the honor to give an interview on Mind Mapping for Project Management to Angel Berniz (Executive Director - ProjectManagers.org).
I'd like to share the interview content and the video recorded yesterday; enjoy it!
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Effective influence management during project delivery | The Program Manager's Blog

Effective influence management during project delivery | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
The ability to influence others and communicate persuasively is critical to a leader's effectiveness.
An effective team management is crucial in managing our projects.
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9 Tips for an effective Stand Up Meeting

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Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything – John Kenneth Galbraith
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The Elevator Pitch – Why should I invest in you?

The Elevator Pitch – Why should I invest in you? | Project Management | Scoop.it

if you cannot sum up your entire brand in one Tweet, it's too long.

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When we meet someone for the first time one of the first questions most people ask is “what do you do?”.
 
Guess what the mostly used answer is: we usually answer with our job title because we think that telling them what we do might take some minutes.
 
But let’s stop thinking a moment about how many persons have our same job title…
We became a commodity in the very moment in which we decided to tell them just our job title.
 
We do need to be able to stand out from the crowd creating the perfect elevator pitch because everyone can be on the same page selling the same message.

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Types of PMO and the journey of maturity | The Program Manager’s Blog

Types of PMO and the journey of maturity | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
If you have read "The PMO – What is this?" article on this blog by Saverio Losito, you will have already seen a very good explanation of a PMO.
In this post I would like to expand as all PMO's are not the same.
Therefore, I will describe the different types on the maturity journey.
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4 Mistakes Virtual Managers Make That Stress Out Project Team | The Program Manager’s Blog

4 Mistakes Virtual Managers Make That Stress Out Project Team | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
No one wants to make virtual manager mistakes because these affect the outcome of a project.

Fortunately, some mistakes are easier to correct than others, allowing you to get away with nothing more than a slight inconvenience to remember it by.

Unfortunately, some mistakes make more lasting impressions than others. These are the mistakes you really learn from.
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The PMO – What’s the right level of Authority? | The Program Manager’s Blog

The PMO – What’s the right level of Authority? | The Program Manager’s Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
In the article The PMO – What is this? we began to explore the PMO function, giving an initial overview, explaining what PMO types exist and listing their area of focus.
In this article I'd like to give you an overview of one of the most important prerequisites while setting up our PMO; its level of authority.
I hope you'll enjoy the piece; have a good reading!
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Agile for Project Managers - The Kanban Technique | The Program Manager's Blog

Agile for Project Managers - The Kanban Technique | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about the Just-in-Time (JIT) concept? It is the concept that stems from the industrial philosophy that reversed the "old method" of producing finished products for the warehouse (waiting to be sold), to introduce the new paradigm of production only of what has been sold or expected to sell in the short term.

In this article we will analyze one of the techniques based on this philosophy, the Kanban technique applied in the software development field - but we can apply it in many other fields as we have to remember that it stems from the industrial field – where this philosophy has been introduced for some time with excellent results.
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The Usage Of Social Media While Managing A Project | The Program Manager's Blog

The Usage Of Social Media While Managing A Project | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
As a project manager, you are probably always on the hunt for an easier way to keep up with everyone below you and to make sure the project is done by its due date.
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How to organize an effective meeting | The Program Manager's Blog

How to organize an effective meeting | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
How many times did you find in a meeting that didn't need to be held or that was attended by more people than necessary? Let’s think also to call conferences and virtual meetings, of course.
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How to identify Stakeholders | The Program Manager's Blog

How to identify Stakeholders | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
How much is important identifying and analyzing our stakeholders?
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Mind Mapping for Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog

Mind Mapping for Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
If we googled a few, we could find a lot of articles about the subject. Mind mapping is a very good alternative to classic project management softwares to manage our initiatives.
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Lessons Learned – The effective Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog

Lessons Learned – The effective Project Management | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
Everything learned from previous projects, whether they were successes or failures can teach us really important lessons.
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The PMO - What is this? | The Program Manager's Blog

The PMO - What is this? | The Program Manager's Blog | Project Management | Scoop.it
In the last period many readers asked me to write something about PMO and indeed a "Program Manager's Blog" can't fail to include a series of articles of such kind.
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