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Agile Tools, Agile Mindset: What’s More Important?

When it comes to agility, place your bets on mindset, not on tools. The attendees in my virtual presentation at the PMI Virtual Experience event asked such great questions! But there were a few left in the queue when we ran out of time. Today, and in two more blogs after the holidays, I'll be answering these remaining questions, as well as encouraging readers to get in touch with me and ask more! One of the attendees was a bit disappointed that I didn't talk much about specific agile tools: "I was hoping for more specific guidance [...]

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7 claves para un entorno multitarea eficiente

Ángel Nájera Pérez En un mundo ideal, cada persona de la organización estaría asignada a un proyecto y cuando éste se completa, pasaría al siguiente. En ocasiones ocurre, pero en muchas más, lo que nos encontramos en un entorno multitarea, donde es factible que un miembro de equipo esté asignado a varios proyectos, además de trabajo propio del departamento al que pertenezca e incluso realice más cosas como resolución de incidencias, participación en nuevas iniciativas, colaborar con otros compañeros, y un largo [...]

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Are you solving for the virus – or for future work?

  Drew Thomas Associate, CBRE, drew.thomas@cbre.com Good employers have long been leveraging their workplace to compete for top talent, drive collaboration and foster creativity. Pre-COVID-19, the workplace was not merely a location for employees to complete work. The onset of the pandemic left employers writing their own rule book on how to handle employee safety in the workplace and looking to partners, like CBRE, for guidance. While most companies have reviewed their pre-COVID-19 janitorial practices and [...]

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The 30 Most Popular Online Courses of 2020

Jessica Stillman How to Learn Online from edX. "Learn essential strategies for successful online learning." Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 from University of Colorado Boulder. This course is "aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)," explains the course description. Crash Course on [...]

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Project Management is Dead…long Live Project Management!

https://www.cioreview.com/ck_images/V5CyO3h0.jpeg Douglas Duncan, Vice President - Chief Information Officer, Columbia Insurance GroupWhat is the success rate of technology projects in the U.S.? The world? If you google that question, you will get more than a half-billion results. The numbers vary, but many of the studies/surveys indicate most projects fail, and that “waterfall” projects fail more often than do “agile”. Is the project approach to accomplishing business goals outdated? Do the economic, social, and technical [...]

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How To Manage Your Team’s Time When The Workload Comes In Waves

John Hall Not every company has a steady workflow. For some businesses, work comes in waves. Whether it’s a torrent of customers at lunchtime or client assignments that come in sporadically, varying workloads can make capacity management a challenge. So how do you help your team use its time productively in the midst of inconsistencies? Try these seven time management tips to help your team successfully surf the workload waves. 1. Establish Your Priorities Sometimes a wave of work will wash in all at once. Before you get in [...]

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The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges - YouTube   AboutPressCopyrightContact usCreatorsAdvertiseDevelopersTermsPrivacyPolicy & SafetyHow YouTube worksTest new features   Fuente: PMideas (The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at [...]

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Successful remote work: 6 changes businesses need to make

G Gale   Adapt your processes to remote work and document them This is time consuming and an initial overhead but it will streamline inefficient processes that you’ve probably lived with for decades, reduce the dependence on individuals, bring new staff up to speed faster and facilitate continuous improvement in how you work.  There are a number of ways of achieving this, but I’d recommend looking at using Lean Six-sigma as a means of both documenting and optimising processes. Change the way you communicate The least [...]

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Volar cuando no crees en ti

David Romero -Venid hasta el borde. –Les dijo.-¡No! ¡Tenemos miedo! –Respondieron.-Venid hasta el borde. -Les dijo.-¡No! ¡podríamos caer! –Respondieron.-Venid hasta el borde. -Les dijo.Y así lo hicieron.Les empujo.Y echaron a volar.– Guillaume Apollinaire Hemosas palabras de Guillaume Apollinaire.El miedo nos impide.El miedo nos paraliza.El miedo…Cuando pensamos menos y actuamos más, nos damos cuenta de que también estamos hechos para volar.¿Qué es el miedo?Algo intangible.Algo [...]

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Las principales ideas acerca de la profesión de Project Manager compartidas en mi charla del evento El País Con Tu Futuro

El pasado 19 de diciembre tuve el gran honor de ser invitada a dar una ponencia en el evento El País Con Tu Futuro acerca de la profesión de director/a de proyectos. Un evento organizado por El País y dirigido a todos aquellos que se encuentran a pocos meses de tener que elegir qué carrera estudiar para labrarse una profesión y un futuro. Profesionales de diferentes disciplinas acudimos los dos días que duró el evento a contar nuestra experiencia, nuestro recorrido y aportar nuestro granito de arena para hacer dicha decisión más [...]

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