Measure What Matters – Book review

OKR – The simple idea that drives 10x growth. With a subtitle like that who isn’t interested in reading more, right? Here’s my review on this excellent management book. This post is part of my Book review series, you might like to take a look after reading this one.

Measure What Matters – John Doerr
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7 Common Project Management Mistakes That Project Manager Make (With Solutions) – Guest post

Do you know that almost 50% of the project management companies close within the first three years of operations? Running out of project budget & time, or lack of involvement from the team, are some of the most common reasons behind it.

It is evident how even minor mistakes can cost dollars to projects and project management organizations. These mistakes can lead to delays, budget mismanagement, and in some cases, substantial financial losses too.

This article will discuss 7 common project management mistakes that project managers make and advise how to avoid them.

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UserVoice #7: a final note

During the reimagine Project Management with Microsoft I had a short breakout session. I choose a topic that has frequented the blog as well.

In the session we discussed some of the top UserVoice items and Brian Smith (Senior Escalation Engineer at Microsoft) mentioned this article to me.

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Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft event recap

I know I mentioned in blog posts and newsletters that I would be moving more towards the Power Platform . So, it might come as a surprise to see a post (after so long) about Project Management on the blog.

But actually, it’s still very close to my goal of more Power Platform AND my goal to keep writing about project and project management.

On 18 March 2021 Microsoft launched the Reimagine Project Management with Microsoft event. And together with 7 thousand others I was there to watch and learn. Here’s a recap of the event. Which is still available for you to sign up to (on demand).

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Third year as an MVP!

Hi reader,
Just a short post to celibrate that for the third time in a row I’ve been rewarded with the MVP status by Microsoft!

I’m very happy to be awarded the title Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft.

The contributions

MVP’s get rewarded for their contributions in the technical communities worldwide. Just to give you a brief overview of my contributions last year:

  • YouTube channel, my current main focus.
  • This blog site, now mainly focussed on Power Apps solutions in relation to project management.
  • MPUG community contributions.

Thanks Microsoft, and thank you everyone that supported my endevours to share knowledge. It’s a lot of fun, and there’s more to come!

Erik

Two favorite Project reports, Online edition

Four years ago I published the 3 favorite Microsoft Project reports post. And for the second year in a row it’s the most visited post on TPC. By far! And with two thousand views already this year, I’m expecting another clear winner this year (runner up “About percent complete” is good for almost half that amount of views).

It’s difficult to recreate good “ever green” content, it’s clear that the article has everything people look for. Maybe it’s the list of actions required for a successful report in Microsoft Project. Or maybe it’s because the article describes 3 reports I like the best.

Save to say I wanted to create a follow up article. This time I’m expanding my view to the cloud. More specifically, the Microsoft project management cloud solutions.

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Covid-19, raising awareness

Hi reader,

You might be thinking “hold on Erik is a Project blogger, what’s going on here?!”. And yes you are right, normally I would write about Project and Portfolio management, Power BI or Microsoft’s host of other cool applications (such as Teams and the combo with Project Online).

But, you must also agree with me that these aren’t normal circumstances anymore right?

The Netherlands is currently hit with closed schools, musea and other measures. We aren’t on complete lockdown yet, but who knows this might happen in the coming days.

That’s why I wrote this article to help raise awareness on the Covid-19 pandamic and share some reports and articles created by (hopefully) way smarter people then me.

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