Project Management for Energy Reform: An Opportunity for Government

Project Management for Energy Reform: An Opportunity for Government

The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule....
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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

The project management profession is in a state of dramatic change. The percentage of projects using agile or hybrid practices exceeds the number of traditional projects, according to the Project Management Institute. Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. Agile is a dominant practice for companies going through digital transformations and accelerating customer experience through UX (user experience) design. It is also changing how operational groups manage their work. Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?” Scrum Master training provides participants with a great introduction to Agile and the Scrum framework. But it does not offer all of the skills and experience required to be a master in this critical role. Agile is a mindset and way of working. Scrum, Kanban, and other agile methodologies are a path to achieving agility. However, merely...
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The Best Wrike Alternatives You Need to Try in 2020

The Best Wrike Alternatives You Need to Try in 2020

Wrike is a cloud-based project management software that project managers and team leaders turn to for help with their projects. With a suite of online tools, Wrike can help you begin to bring order to a project and its tasks, but it can only take you so far. Wrike allows you to manage tasks, but it fails to follow through on its promise of a fully-fledged project management solution, forcing some to find a Wrike alternative. Thankfully, there are other platforms out there with similar tools at a comparable price point. We take a look at five of the stronger Wrike alternatives so that you can find a project management software that suits your needs. 1. ProjectManager.com ProjectManager.com is a cloud-based project management software that helps project managers and their teams through every project phase. Like Wrike, it is designed to help teams work more productively, offers multiple views of projects and has reporting capabilities. ProjectManager.com’s multiple project views let users work in an environment they’re most comfortable with, such as online Gantt charts for managers, who schedule tasks, link...
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