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7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017

The Digital Project Manager

The post 7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. 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. Features General

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Starting your journey into 2017 – thinking it from the end


The year 2016 has ended and 2017 has just begun. Typically, we commence the new year by looking backwards, reflecting what happened in the past and try to establish a “wish list” for 2017, e.g. losing weight, spending more time with the family or saving money for the next car. Better start your journey into 2017 from the end. In 2017, the GROWTH will continue.

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Are we going to do things better in 2017?


And despite all the issues in the world around us, we’re really going to do things better and not repeat the same errors in 2017… isn’t that so. My own life is too short to discover everything by myself, so my good intention for 2017 is to listen even better, specifically to the experiences of others. The post Are we going to do things better in 2017? “Well Mr. Buijnsters.

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What’s does 2017 look like for Project Management


Let’s talk about the key project management trends for 2017. Blog design thinking PPM Project Management Trends 2017 project management trends all-in-one project management tools celoxis design thinking in project management internet of things IOT Online project management tool people management project management web based project management softwareAs a project management software company in existence for the last 15 years, we have been fortunate to have front row seats to the evolution of the Project Management discipline.

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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

Introducing Ground Control Conference: April 21, 2017 – London

Brett Harned

Ground Control Conference will take place on April 21, 2017 in my favorite city in the world, London. I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that I've been working with the fine team at White October Events to produce a brand new conference for people who lead digital projects. And, we'll host a set of pre-conference workshops […]. conferences event

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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking


Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”.   Lean Thinking embodies a wide range of principles and techniques. It’s about people first. O verproduction.

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The Business Analyst and the Product Owner


In my last article we talked about the role of the BA on agile projects , reviewing what stays the same and what changes from traditional approaches. In this article, we will review the contentious topic of how the role of the BA varies and overlaps with the Product Owner (PO).   The Product Owner (PO). First, let’s make sure we understand the role of the Product Owner (PO).

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Five New Resolutions for PMs in 2017

The Clever PM

A couple years ago, shortly after I launched the blog, I posted my first New Year’s Resolutions for Product Managers, which was a big hit. Somehow it slipped my mind to update it for 2016, but here I am with an update as we roll into the new year…one as full of uncertainties as it […]. Product Management Agile Culture Do's Good PM Leadership Organization PM Psychology Top 5 Uncertainty

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

20 Productivity Experts To Follow in 2017, Part 1


The beginning on 2017 is the perfect time to stop struggling with keeping on track. That’s why today we present an extended list of people who don’t experience any problems with managing their time. These productivity experts will teach you how to get things done effortlessly, so sit down, make yourself comfortable and start following them […]. Productivity

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BA's on Agile Projects?


The role of the business Analyst (BA) in agile projects in some ways parallels the role of the project manager (PM). In that, some people believe these roles are not needed at all! The Scrum Guide, for instance, that outlines the Scrum methodology describes only three roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team. Let’s start with What business analysts are supposed to do. (I

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Can Project Management Transform Our World?


In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each target has a set of indicators to follow up on achievement. The UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) number one ambition is to end poverty.

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It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!


In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget. In fact, that´s only partly right, as we should measure success of a project rather based on the long-term impact than its deliverables. What is the impact and how does it relate to input, activities, outputs and outcomes of a project? The payment was progress-based.

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The Program Canvas – A useful tool for designing programs


During the 2014 IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, Theo van der Tak, Björn Prevaas and Hans Cremer introduced a new concept for designing a program by using a “Program Canvas”. During a workshop with about 50 experts the canvas was further improved and in 2016 a book as well as a toolset with poster, templates and website were published. This enhances the commitment of the key players.

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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12 Project Management & Resource Scheduling Tools

The Digital Project Manager

You’re probably asking – do we really need project management tools or resourcing and scheduling tools? The answer is probably no, and yes. No, you. The post 12 Project Management & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Tools resourcing scheduling software

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Top Productivity Blogs To Follow in 2017


We love reading blogs so much! Not just for staying up-to-date with the latest productivity tips, but also to compare the points of view of their authors. It’s hard to choose the one and only, which provides the most valuable hacks, but these 10 I included in this post, just deserve to be mentioned. What […]. Productivity

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2017 11

10 Content Marketing Infographics for Your 2017 Reading List


We all know that infographics are in – according to the Google Trends data on infographics, their outstanding growth in search interest is obvious. Most of the marketers understand their role in delivering the best experience for content and the simplicity of sharing information this way. That’s why we decided to devote this episode of […]. Internet Marketing

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2017 15

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

The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management


New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. The full report reveals fascinating insights regarding the dynamics of economic growth and change. A comparison of these two groups of countries is stunning.

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Scenario analysis and wild cards – dealing with ambiguity in projects


Planning and performing projects means always dealing with ambiguity. We need to look forward and predict the future developments, which is quite a difficult tasks as we often do not have a clue about what is coming. Thus, competence in foresight and tools such as scenario techniques and wild cards are supporting us in our tasks. The question is, could have this situation been avoided? What if?

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How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture

The Digital Project Manager

Managing teams as a project manager can be tough. Check out our 5 simple team building tips, to show your team some love & develop a positive team culture. The post How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

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Competition first, collaboration second?


Competition first, collaboration second? During his Inauguration Speech Donald Trump he made the following statement: “ From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.”

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Be brave, find your people and have a wonderful 2017. A Focus on Professionalism. We need this because project work is huge and complicated. Big Data. Blended Methodology.

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“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”


Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products. It’s coming and it's going to turn many roles, certifications and in some cases entire companies on their heads. The “When will you be done?” issue. The success and reliance on the new system bred further investment. was the common question.

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Why COACHING for Development


The 2011 McKinsey-Devex survey of 1210 people in NGO and development agencies showed that only 36% of aid projects achieved their intended impact. The main sources of difficulties in the projects arise from planning, stakeholder management, managing change, procurement practices, monitoring and evaluation. Things that many of us are grateful to take for granted. Told & shown.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice. When we hear any suggestion about improving the probability of success of a project, there are some simple tests to confirm there actually is such a thing. This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. Let's start with the Principles. Let's start with the Principles.

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

12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new. In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2017 project management needs. As everyone is aware, the landscape of available project management and PM-related tools has changed greatly over the years. Simply, Wrike is a workspace for teams. ​

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The Basics of Leadership

The Digital Project Manager

When you first step out in front of a team it’s natural to feel apprehensive. Nervous even. And it’s with good cause. Truth is, in. The post The Basics of Leadership appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. A project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project. Numerous studies have shown that a project progresses effectively when the team is working on activities that are clearly defined and planned. Communicate.

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Kafka, Pulp Fiction, Beer and Projects


My first thought holding John Chapman´s book in my hand was: “what a weird title for a book on projects and project management”. However, it´s an extraordinary book and definitely worth reading it …. It differs from other project management books in perspective and depth. Neither boring theory, nor methodology is in the focus, rather the perspective of living for and working in projects.

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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

The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!


Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a new book with an attention-grabbing title: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Schwab explains that we have a chance to shape this revolution. It will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Revolution denotes abrupt and radical change. Its scope is much wider. The nature of work will also change.

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Project scope: Black & white or Shades of grey?

The Digital Project Manager

According to established project management theory, one of the most important aspects of running a successful project is a clear and well-understood scope (ideally documented. The post Project scope: Black & white or Shades of grey? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

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10 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017

Fix my Project Chaos

We’re going to share with you 10 ways to kick start your career in 2017. The post 10 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017 appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Are you stuck in a career rut and feel unsure of what your next move should be? Our new e-book is a fantastic resource to help you achieve this also.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. The manufacturing and technology principles that are used to reduce waste and increase learning and integrity. Highly flexible.

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The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here