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Encrypted code on a computer screen Cybersecurity Tips for Project Managers

A project manager must be aware of the dangers the software faces if they are to be effective in its defense while managing their project. A lot of the data they're dealing with can be extremely sensitive. Let’s look at some tips that every project manager should pay attention to in order to protect their project.

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Douglas Parker
Mouse trap with cheese An Evolutionary Approach to Risk Management

Risk management is identifying, analyzing, mitigating, and monitoring risks to a project. Humans do this all the time with life experiences, so there are parts of risk management that come naturally to us. What needs to be learned is recognizing our biases and limits to our visualization. Ask these questions to help.

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Payson Hall
Project manager sitting at a table with a team 3 Problem-Solving Techniques for Project Managers

Managing software development projects involves a lot of moving parts. You might come across bottlenecks and challenges to goals and objectives, and you need resolute methods for expediently addressing such issues. Here are three proven tools and techniques for managing time, planning resources, and solving problems.

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Melissa Calvert
Two agile teammates using a kanban board with sticky notes Is the Problem with Your Agile Tool, or How You’re Using It?

While using index cards and a wall can function just fine as a kanban or Scrum board, issue-tracking tools such as Jira can make it easier to manage a backlog, especially with a distributed team. But these tools are more complex to use and can add their own overhead to the process. You need to keep things simple.

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Steve Berczuk
Spare tire on an off-roading vehicle Making (and Keeping) Project Risk Visible

Project managers recommend how much should be invested to address various risks based on their understanding of project context, but the final decision about what to do and when those efforts are sufficient belongs to the sponsor. Risk management requires executive input, so sponsors need to see all risk data you have.

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Payson Hall
Project managers planning a project Planning Strategies for Successful Project Management

One of the central responsibilities of a project manager is to establish the most suitable strategy for project delivery. That means creating a plan for success and predicting potential issues that could affect the project. These strategies can help assess the amount of time and effort for each facet of the project.

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Daniela McVicker
Sparkly "2020" sign Plan for the Year the Agile Way

The start of a new year always comes with new resolutions, goals, and a set of plans to grow in the future. The excitement and energy that a new start brings can rejuvenate a team. However, if you’re not careful, that same ambition can lead to failure. This year, adjust your strategy and plan in a more agile manner.

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Alan Crouch
Requirements document The Curse of Rushed Requirements

When development is outsourced, a documented baseline of expected functionality sets expectations for both the client and developer. Acknowledging that agile practices are flexible, beware the trap of rushing requirements just because you know they are going to change. It's still essential to be as accurate as you can.

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Payson Hall