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7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017

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If you’ve started the year and committed to upping your project management skills to be a better project manager, what project management skills are the. The post 7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Digital project management: what is it?

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Digital project management is a term that’s increasingly thrown around but what is it exactly? Is digital project management simply a project managment specialism? The post Digital project management: what is it? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Digital project manager interview questions and answers: The ultimate guide

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Thanks for checking out our project manager interview questions and answers ultimate guide. Over the past 7 years I’ve hired more than 70 digital project managers and interviewed hundreds of project. The post Digital project manager interview questions and answers: The ultimate guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Project Management Books: 20 Best Books for Project Managers

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Check out our list of 20 of the very best project management books. Whether you're a newbie, beginner, advanced or experienced project manager, we’ve done the reading for you so you can find one to match your level of project management experience. The post Project Management Books: 20 Best Books for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

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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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Managing a project with empathy

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Posted in General. What does it mean to run a project with empathy? And how do you actually do it? Project empathy” is a bit hard to pin down, but overall, it is treating your project as if it has its own feelings and emotions that would have to be considered if it were a person.  I am sure this sounds a little…weird. But there is real merit in thinking of projects this way, and you’ll be a.

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Ten Top Tips for managing a project when it’s over

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Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. Just because your project is live, it doesn’t mean it’s over. One of the most overlooked parts of a project is post launch, after it’s gone live. In the euphoria and excitement (or just plain relief) of delivering a project, managing its closure should be considered a phase in its own right. Managing projects effectively in this. General Ten Tops Tips

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The 2016 digital project manager salary survey results

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Posted in General. How much do digital project managers really earn? And while we’re asking, what are the typical salaries for a senior project manager, project co-ordinator and project director too? It’s important because as organizations around the world further embrace the power. General

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Five PM Slack hacks to make your job easier

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Posted in General Tools. Working as a Project Manager at a full-service digital agency can lead to some serious FOMO. Every team has new technologies and tools coming out that can dramatically change up their everyday workflow. The post Five PM Slack hacks to make your job easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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How-to: Stay sane as a remote project manager

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If you work as a remote project manager, this one’s for you! Earlier this year, Galen Low wrote a brilliant article on how to manage. The post How-to: Stay sane as a remote project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum

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Posted in Features General How-to Guides. Run well, a daily stand-up or scrum is a great pulse check, team builder and motivator for a project; run badly, it’s an expensive waste of everyone’s time. An effective daily stand-up is a chance to review progress, get feedback, measure productivity and adapt together as a team, to keep a project. The post How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General How-to Guides

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When you shortcut your project planning

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Posted in The PM life. The post When you shortcut your project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

10 Agile Tools for agile project management

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Agile is everyone’s favorite project management and delivery buzzword, but what agile tools can you use to help successfully run an agile project? In this. The post 10 Agile Tools for agile project management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Featured General Tools

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

10 tips for project success: start moving, keep moving, get momentum

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Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. Projects running successfully are like cycling downhill, they have momentum, an energy of their own which exaggerates your strengths and covers a multitude of mistakes. When you’ve got momentum, clients are much more likely to say yes, and forgive minor irritations. But without momentum, every flaw is magnified and your client will forget none of your faults!

Project kick off meeting checklist – a great tool for project kick-off meetings

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Check out this project kick off meeting checklist infographic from Nutcache which helps to shed some light on what a project kickoff meeting checklist could look. The post Project kick off meeting checklist – a great tool for project kick-off meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Sponsored

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10 tips for project success: be realistic

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Posted in Ten Tops Tips. You know the scenario – something has just gone horribly wrong on your project and you’ve just encountered a major setback. It’s Friday afternoon at 4pm when the client gives you a call before they disappear for the weekend and innocently asks;  ‘how’s everything going, are we still ok to hit next week’s deadline?’ Ten Tops Tips

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Lessons learned from my first year as a digital project manager

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Posted in Features General. Ben Che looks back at his first year in digital project management to share 5 key lessons learned in a rollercoaster ride of the ups and downs of a DPM.October. The post Lessons learned from my first year as a digital project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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.

Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

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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

10 top tips for project success: Understand your client

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Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. In the previous post in this series on project success, we explored the importance of understanding success and how it relates to clients and our agency, particularly with regards to business objectives. An important aspect worth diving deeper into is how this relates to our clients as individuals. We can lead into success by knowing the people we’re delivering to.

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

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

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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

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

5 Project management workflow scenarios solved by Hub Planner

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Posted in Articles General. Hub Planner takes a deep dive into 5 of the most common workflow scenarios you may find yourself facing as a project manager, and highlights how these are solved using their fantastic scheduling software. The modern project manager is faced with many challenges, some of which are tedious to solve and inefficient in practice. Hub Planners approach is to tackle these scenarios head on and provide a time-saving solution. 1. Matching Resources by Skills and. Articles General

A guide to the best resource scheduling tools and resource management software

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Posted in Articles Tools. Getting buy-in for agency resource scheduling tools or a resource management tool for your team or studio can be a hard sell. After all, do you really need it? Just do a quick google search for  ‘resource scheduling tool excel’ or ‘resource scheduling tools free’ and you’ll find a whole bunch of templates that do the job – well, kind of. So surely you don’t need a specialist resourcing scheduling tool, do you? Do you. The post A guide to the best resource scheduling tools and resource management software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

Creating virtual co-location: a guide to managing remote teams

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Posted in General. There’s no doubt that co-locating a team is one of the best ways to improve communication and productivity. The post Creating virtual co-location: a guide to managing remote teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Dilbert on taking over a project with no handover

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Posted in General. The post Dilbert on taking over a project with no handover appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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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.

10 tips for project success: manage risk

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Posted in General. Risks are ugly little things. They’re the things you never really want to talk about. But if the risks become issues, you’ll be in a bit of bother. So the temptation is just to sweep them under the carpet, never talk about them to the client and hope for the best. That’s a recipe for impending doom. General

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7 Responses to a project in crisis

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Posted in General. Even when a project appears to be going well, there can be a roadblock hidden around the corner. It can take the form of a minor oversight, or other times become a serious budget implication, leaving the outcome and your client teetering on the edge. When a project hits a hurdle, it’s crucial that your entire team remains positive, cool-headed and logical. General

How to run a rapid prototyping project

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Posted in Features General How-to Guides. Rapid prototyping can be a helpful tool for us as digital project managers to help clients who ask the question; ‘But will this work?’ ’ and ‘How will this work?’ ’ Often the simple, but frustrating answer is simply, ‘We don’t know yet – but let us help you work it out.’ ’ A great way of working it out, and one that’s becoming increasingly popular with agencies and clients is by rapid prototyping -investing a little to. Features General How-to Guides

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The 10 most important project management skills

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Posted in General. It would be difficult to name a profession that requires a larger or more varied skillset than project management. Today’s project managers are expected to have specific industry knowledge, strong communication skills, and top-notch quantitative abilities, just to name a few. 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.

Microsoft launches Office 365 Planner project collaboration tool

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Posted in Tools. If you’ve got an Office 365 subscription, and in the market for a project management tool, you’re in luck. Microsoft has launched its Office 365 tool, Planner. Aside from Project and SharePoint, Microsoft had been conspicuously absent from task management and collaboration tools. Tools

13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools

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Resource management is a tough gig. Wrangling your agency’s management team, primadonna’s, and resources into some kind of order without resource management software is hard. The post 13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Promoted Tools

10 tips for project success: keep communicating

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Posted in Ten Tops Tips. Far too many projects fall apart simply because of a basic breakdown in communication; it’s often the difference between a project succeeding or failing. The post 10 tips for project success: keep communicating appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Ten Tops Tips

Tool Review: Streamtime

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Posted in Articles General Tools. Streamtime focuses on saving you time through automated Project Management Streamtime is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your projects with ease, from brief to delivery. Streamtime is already gaining momentum on Capterra and the awards circuit. With a recent gold at the. The post Tool Review: Streamtime appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here!