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Tool Review: Workbook a full featured agile agency project management toolkit

The Digital Project Manager

WorkBook is a powerful agency specialist project management software tool that’s designed to power an entire agency’s process. It’s a fully featured project management software suite. The post Tool Review: Workbook a full featured agile agency project management toolkit appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Promoted Reviews

New Exciting Chapter in My Life

Project Risk Coach

What’s your life calling? Frederich Buechner wrote that calling is “the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” ” My greatest joy is teaching. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock. I got it honest, as we’d say in the South. My father taught farmers how to farm and my mother taught students high school chemistry. know mine were. Webinars. Speaking.

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The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

Green Project Management

“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.” Sir Geoffrey Vickers, 1965 Transitioning to the New Reality for Project Managers In […]. Entries P5 Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management GPM Global

What determines when project planning is just right?

Kiron Bondale

I’d written previously about some similarities between baking and project management , but a key difference between the two is that even a novice baker can procure the right ingredients, follow a plan step-by-step and still manage to achieve a reasonably tasty outcome. Unfortunately with projects, there is no set recipe. Planning is similar to the headlights on our cars.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

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Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

The Digital Project Manager

Remote project management is growing in popularity but how can we make projects a success and empower our team to thrive when we’re not face. The post Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

Arras People

We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Here Genius Project give us some great reminders about making your day work better for you. Well-being at work, requires pro-activeness. We have assembled some tips to help you achieve work day success. Take breaks.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. Here's how we manage risk on our software intensive system of systems using Agile. . Risk management requires making estimating of the reducible and irreducible uncertanties that create risk. If you're not estimating these uncertanties and their impacts, you're not managing as an adult. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects. Estimating is Risk Management. Mr. Franklin's Advice. Late Start = Late Finish. NoEstimates Risk

5 Reasons Why Capacity Planning Is The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article is sponsored by Resource Guru. Not that long ago, a project manager – who, for the purposes of this article has asked to remain anonymous – was planning out Phase 2 of her project. There was a lot of work to do for the project management team, which was just her. No problem, she thought. So she did. Her manager offered her a resource. Great , she thought. need the help now , she said.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

The Digital Project Manager

A kickoff meeting post might not seem like the most likely candidate for winning a popularity contest on The Digital Project Manager, but it consistently. The post Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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New Book: How to Be a Good Project Manager

Practicing IT Project Manager

The idea for this book came to Rogerio Manso after reading a post at that listed the TOP 123 influencers in project management industry in 2016. He knew some of us personally, but the majority only by following their personal website. As a project manager, he felt it would be very interesting to know what these professionals have to share about their experience in being a good project manager. So he decided to contact all of the 123 project managers to ask the following question: In your opinion, what is your best advice to be a good project manager? Teach someone….coach Downloads.

How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. WHAT exactly is scope? Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks. Either way, the failure to identify (and manage) scope risks can be costly. What are Scope Risks?

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Learning with TimeCamp: Agile Software Development


We are presenting a new type of blog post that perhaps with time will develop into series – Learning with TimeCamp. Today you will learn what is Agile Software Development. We tried to gather some important information on Agile and share them with our readers. We hope they will be educational and useful =] Enjoy! […].

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

Project managers need to show passion every chance they get


Project managers will not find in any text books about  project management that they need to bring real passion to work for the success of their projects. That is too bad, based on my experience and experiences of many colleagues, all successful projects have one thing in common. Funny thing about passion is that it is contagious. The second question is easier to answer than the first.

10 Time Tracking Software Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Time tracking software is painful. Not only for those of us doing timesheets but also as project managers, trying to manage project budgets and getting. The post 10 Time Tracking Software Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Promoted Tools

Megaprojects that we admire


Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some , like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not only difficult, but often unsuccessful.

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How to Attack the Enemies of Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

Why is scope management so difficult? What enemies cause us scope issues? Let’s first consider the essence of scope management: “to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully,” according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Let’s take a look at each part of this statement.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Integrate MeisterTask with TimeCamp for Time Tracking


TimeCamp and MeisterTask – what does it offer? MeisterTask is an online project and task management tool designed to be as helpful as possible in the project management process. It equips you with a set of features that provide aid when it comes to monitoring the progress of your projects or helping the team members to […].

New PM Articles for the Week of November 7 – 13

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of November 7 – 13. And this week’s video: CEO of Datameer, Stefan Groschupf, talks about how companies like AirBnB, Uber and SpaceX are taking an Agile, evolutionary approach to data analytics. Just 2 minutes, safe for work. Must read / view / listen! Glen Alleman outlines the Agile Canon, as presented by Daniel R. Greening.

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Stressed project manager? 10 tips to get your PM mojo back

The Digital Project Manager

Are you a stressed project manager? Not surprisingly, project management can be incredibly stressful. We’re responsible for delivery on time, on budget and scope but. The post Stressed project manager? 10 tips to get your PM mojo back appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

There is the misuse of the terms of statistics and probability in many domains. Politics being one. The #Noestimates advocates are another of the most prolific abusers of these terms. Here are the mathematical definitions. not the Wikipedia definition, not the self-made definitions used to support their conjectures. Estimates. An Estimate is a value inferred for a population of values based on data collected from a sample of data from that population. The estimate can also be produced parametrically or through a simulation (Monte Carlo is common, but Method of Moments is another we use). .

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

Five Things a Product Manager Should Be Thankful For – 2016 Edition

The Clever PM

It’s become an annual exercise here at The Clever PM to create a list every year of the five things that Product Managers should be thankful for — it started the first year, continued into the second  year, and is now rolling into the third year as your go-to source for tips, tricks, and hacks […]. Product Management Agile Culture Leadership PM Top 5

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20 Books That Every Project Manager Should Read


Every single day at least a dozen or so of new books is being published. Many of them go unnoticed, some are discovered after a certain time, and one among thousands becomes a bestseller. Depending on preferences, we read various types of literature – fantasy, action, drama, sci-fi and much more. Just as new titles […].

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Puppy Love

The Lazy Project Manager

It is OK, you can relax – I am not launching in to a version of the (in)famous Donnie Osmond song, but the house has a new puppy. Well to be brutally honest, after only 7 days, it is really that the puppy has a new house since pretty much everything revolves around this 4 lb bundle of chaotic energy and general cuteness. But my goodness has it caused disruption in the house by its arrival.

Why our teams suck at doing what they’re told (and what to do about it)

The Digital Project Manager

Why is it that our teams are sometimes such a disaster? Why can’t they do what we ask them to do? They make all the. The post Why our teams suck at doing what they’re told (and what to do about it) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.

Little Book of Bad Excuses

Herding Cats

Long ago there were a set of small books from the Software Program Managers Network and Norm Brown's work on Industrial Strength Management Strategies , which was absorbed by an organization which is no longer around. The Software Program Managers Network produced books. have 7 of them. Little Books of Configuration Management. Project Breathalyzer. Little Book of Bad Excuses.

The project manager’s guide to surviving the Trump Presidency


Congratulations.   You survived the 2016 Presidential elections last Tuesday.  Over the weekend, you mourned or celebrated, depending on your political viewpoint.   If you are a project manager, wondering how to deal with the election results, here’s a quick cheat-sheet. #1 Put politics aside and do your job. Name calling cannot be accepted in the workforce.   Period.  

Case Study: How to increase the number of positive reviews for your start-up


Today we would like to share with you some interesting marketing tips. We are working hard (but smart!) at TimeCamp to make sure that all our clients get the product they need. The more satisfied they are with our software, the better are the reviews they give us. Many start-ups do not realize how important […].

Beyond the legacy of megaprojects


On 11th November 2016 an Oxford Major Programme Management Conference, was held at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The theme of the 2016 conference was: ‘Legacy of Major Programmes: Making Good on our Promises’. Dame Margaret Hodge (MP, UK Parliament) and Andrew Wolstenholme (OBE, FREng, Chief Executive Officer of Crossrail). We are in the critical need of sharing the real data.

The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here!