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What’s Behind the Bimodal IT Trend?

Bimodal project management has generated a lot of noise since the recent Gartner PPM Summit. The need for bimodal project management arises from the growing issues around bimodal IT, which relies on two IT modes: Mode 1 is more traditional and targets back end systems. Mode 2 is Agile for new development projects. These two...

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Why DevOps Is Critical to your Biz

DevOps is a veritable cultural phenomenon across the technology industry that applies Agile and lean principles to system administration and operations. Applying DevOps to your software development and operations can be critical for your business, especially if you’re in a competitive market. I position DevOps right beside Agile project management and Agile development because of...

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How LiquidPlanner Supports Scrum

It’s rare to get an Agile lesson on a hit TV comedy. But there’s a scene in the first season of Silicon Valley when Jared, the nerdy biz dev guy for the home-based Pied Piper team, introduces “an organizational system called Scrum.” After the two developers discover they’ve spent half the day doing the same...

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How Do Project Managers Use Agile? A Software Advice Report

Is Agile project management really the new wave of how organizations will manage their projects? There’s no doubt that Agile is being heralded as a more effective way for teams across industries to manage fast-moving projects. But digging deeper into this reality is a recent survey conducted by Software Advice that asked project managers about...

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7 Project Management Trends for 2015

The project management industry seems to be evolving at a faster rate each year in both methodologies and technologies. The economy and other market forces continue to influence how businesses manage their projects. To prepare for what’s ahead, here are seven project management industry trends for 2015. More remote project teams Online project management software...

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6 Essential Project Management Skills They Don’t Teach in School

There are some things that are practically impossible to learn without actually doing them. For instance, no amount of reading about how to play the piano will eliminate the need to sit down at the keyboard and practice. Likewise, you can study great art for a lifetime, but you will never really learn to paint...

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6 Ways to Improve Client Relations: Ingredients for Success and Happiness

“Cesar, we are not happy. We need to talk.” That’s what I heard once from a client when I was left alone with him after a meeting. Sometimes your clients will come out and tell you that they’re not satisfied with how you’re managing an agency project. Sometimes they’ll hint at it. Sometimes you can...

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Case Study: Inbound Marketing Agency Streamlines Resource Management with LiquidPlanner

Every marketing professional services firm—whether it’s a web design firm, an advertising agency, or a PR consultancy—at one point encounters the same challenge: how do you accurately forecast future work without hiring unnecessarily or laying people off when business temporarily slows down? Christina Griggs is the CFO for Inflow a growing inbound marketing agency based...

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The 4 Top IT Project Management Disasters of All Time

When the IT project you management gets tagged “Top Priority,” you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and . . .  gulp—right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there’s always a hiccup. And these prove to be the best learning tools. Whatever you run in to, be glad you weren’t in charge of...

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How to Create a Highly Engaged and Motivated Team

Only three out of every 10 employees are fully engaged in their work, according to the Gallup organization’s State of the American Workplace: 2010-2012 report. Your team can do better than that! To help you create and achieve a highly engaged, motivated and productive team, here’s a list of tips on how to keep your team...

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21 Project Management Hacks

There’s a lot to know—and do—to be a top-performing project manager. You have to be well-organized, see the big picture, be detail-oriented, manage resources, lead teams, know how to use planning tools, win the trust of clients and bring projects in on time. To name a few skills and responsibilities. But if you practice one...

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7 Project Management Tips for Successful Project Delivery

As I dropped off my kids at the bus stop for their first day of the school, I thought about all the new experiences they would learn from in the new school year. My oldest will dissect his first frog while my youngest starts solving math problems with four digits. School provides the experiences, skills,...

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