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You can’t deliver business agility alone – Business Agility #2

Business agility – the ability of an organization to adjust and adapt to shifting environments and priorities, is becoming better understood.  Business leaders are recognizing that they need to be willing to adapt and adjust their plans regularly to ensure that their prioritized investments remain aligned with the strategic priorities.  And they are embracing the […]

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All change!  And again, all change! – Business Agility #1

Just as it seems that the world can’t accelerate any further, it does.  Technology continues to redefine what is possible with emerging capabilities resulting in shifting customer expectations and a redefinition of the level of performance that organizations must achieve.  As a result, no matter how good an organization’s plans are, they are going to […]

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What is Resource Management? Definition, Examples & Benefits

Resources are the building blocks of a finished project’s masterpiece. Without the right resources, a project can easily spin out of control and fail to meet its objectives on time. But without some system to manage those resources, it’s easy for things to be built too high, wobble, and fall. Any project management office (PMO) […]

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The Importance of a Change Management Adoption Plan

In the last blog, we explored the idea of change within projects and discussed the importance of embracing change as an inevitable part of how work happens today. However, simply changing a project’s deliverables in response to evolving operating environments and shifting organizational priorities isn’t enough. For those solutions to actually achieve the required business […]

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Taking a Change Management Approach to Project Planning

Projects—developing a new product or service, an internal systems upgrade, an improved process, and so on—are all about preparing for the future. After all, your organization approved the work in the first place to provide anticipated value to the customer or organization. But as we know, the world doesn’t stand still while you work on […]

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PMO Best Practices: Stakeholder Collaboration and Relationship Management

Collaborative working techniques play a crucial role in establishing and sustaining positive interactions with project stakeholders. By fostering open communication, promoting transparency, and aligning goals, PMOs can more effectively manage stakeholder collaboration The collaborative working techniques outlined in this blog post provide practical strategies to actively manage stakeholders relationships.    Stakeholder Relationships Tip #1: Open […]

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Agile Project and Task Tracking with a Collaborative Work Management Platform 

Collaborative work management platforms have emerged as indispensable tools for PMOs looking to foster seamless coordination among diverse teams. In addition to providing productivity boosts, CWM solutions significantly enhance the agility of project tracking and delivery. Let’s see how businesses can achieve more agile project and task tracking using a collaborative work management platform and […]

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Project Task Management Tools and Techniques 

At the heart of every successful project lies effective task management. It’s the engine that powers progress, ensuring that each component of the project aligns with the overall objectives. The landscape of project task management has undergone a significant transformation, evolving hand-in-hand with advances in software tools. This synergy has revolutionized the way project managers […]

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Managing Large Scale Projects with Work and Resource Management Software 

The landscape of project management has seen a significant transformation with the evolution of work and resource management software, reflecting a shift from traditional methods to a more streamlined, technology-driven approach. In this sphere, the integration of collaborative work management tools has become essential for communication, allowing teams to work more efficiently on shared tasks. […]

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How Collaboration Software Tools Can Drive Successful Strategic Initiatives

Collaboration software tools are pivotal in today’s fast-paced business environment, serving as the backbone for teams striving to achieve common goals through real-time communication, document management, and project tracking. Over time, collaboration software has evolved, becoming more sophisticated and providing more benefits to business operations. This evolution reflects the growing need for agile, transparent, and […]

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Benefits of Implementing Kanban, Gantt, and Other Project Management Tools 

Gantt charts, Kanban boards, and other collaborative project management tools are essential for organizational transparency, efficiency, and more. After all, they provide dynamic visual representations of project timelines and workflows and foster a collaborative environment. They offer a framework for teams to effectively manage their work, improve their processes, and deliver value to their customers. […]

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Why Workplace Communication and Collaboration Matters

Early in my project management career, someone told me that if it felt as though I was overcommunicating, I was probably getting close to communicating enough. Someone else said that 90% of a PM’s time should be spent communicating, with the rest of the work falling into the other 90%. Ignoring some rather dodgy math, […]

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