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How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Project managers constantly think about risks, both threats and opportunities. What if the requirements are late? What if the testing environment becomes unstable? How can we exploit the design skills of our developers?

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How to Handle Criticism at Work

ProjectManager.com

Criticism can be helpful, but even when it’s constructive, it can be hard to take—especially at work. How do you deal with criticism productively? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you strategies on how to handle criticism at work. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it)

The Digital Project Manager

These project management trends will impact your teams, your clients, and your approach. Take these. The post 7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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Agile strong -- a reveiw

Musings on Project Management

Trying to remember how you got here? Perhaps Understanding why you're sticking around is also important So, here's my top ten reasons why agile has worked for me 1. Agile is a "best value" method: it's doctrine is centered on value and accomplishment for the customer and user, not so much adherence to cost and schedule--though the sponsor's investment can not be exceeded, so cost is at. agile

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Any output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input. The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality.

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Why Facebook Ad Campaigns Fail and How to Fix Them

ProjectManager.com

A Facebook ad campaign is a great way to promote your products or services. If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely recommend giving it a go. Their free course will teach you almost everything you need to know.

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What’s in YOUR sprint backlog?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide states that a sprint backlog “ is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.

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Bigger pie, or more slices?

Musings on Project Management

Leadership v Followership I've been revisiting Michael Porter this week here at "Musings". I was struck by Porter's description of leadership v followership in technology: About that pie: Leadership increases the size of the "pie", but Followership only reslices the pie. Followers accept "zero-sum"; Leaders change the sum. Buy them at any online book retailer! leadership

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Do you REALLY need a Project Manager?

Arras People

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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.

DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

“How do I become a project manager?” Start here with expert insight from PM Suze Haworth on project manager roles, levels, skills, job interviews, and tips to help you land your first role. The post DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Understanding the Benefits of Both

ProjectManager.com

Defining skills as either hard or soft is slightly misleading. It implies that one might be more difficult or the other less important. The truth, as always, has a nuance that the jargon misses.

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Infographic: How to Keep Different Team Members Motivated

Inloox

The German psychologist Prof. Dr. Werner Corell has developed five categories helping to roughly assess the needs of each team member. These provide managers with helpful tips to ensure long-term commitment in their team.

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F.W. Taylor: should we care?

Musings on Project Management

How many project managers are still laboring with the aftermath of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, more popularly known as F.W. Taylor? Taylor Who? You might ask: Who was Taylor? Good question F.W. Taylor was one of the first to study business systematically -- an original "operations research" guy. He brought 'Taylorism" into the business culture in the years leading up to World War I. By 1915, agile human factors process Quality

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Project Management Q&A: How to Prepare a Presentation for an Interview

Arras People

I have an interview coming up and I’ve been asked to prepare a presentation in advance, do you have any tips for me? Presentations are used quite a lot in project management interviews , it’s a great way to test several different aspects about a prospective employee. Before you start pulling together the presentation, read the instructions carefully (they’re looking for attention to detail) and make sure you understand the objective of the presentation.

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Raise No More Devils: Improving Organizational Capacity

Leading Agile

The title is based on a quote from the 2007 movie, Ghost Rider. Johnny Blaze catches Blackheart, son of Satan, in his apartment, where he is searching for a contract that would cede him the souls of Earth. The two fight briefly.

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Strategic Planning in Business

ProjectManager.com

Businesses thrive on certainty, and yet, the future is never certain. That’s why smart businesses plan for the future as best they can through strategic planning. You can’t know what will happen, but you can know what you want and where you want to be when it happens.

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How to Spot and Deal with Stress in Your Team

Online PM Courses

Projects can be stressful. And one of your responsibilities, as a Project Manager, is to spot and deal with stress in your team. So, in this article, I want to set you up with the basic knowledge you need to do this. We’ll look at how to: Spot the signs of stress in individual team […].

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Issue #1: Starting a New Year Like a Project Manager

PM Basics

The first official weekly reading list on Project Management Basics. Hooray! In January, a lot of things change. Want it or not – you do evaluate your past year, your achievements. Hopefully, you make decisions and act upon that evaluation.

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New ActiveCollab is here!

ActiveCollab

_A BRAND-NEW ACTIVECOLLAB IS FINALLY HERE! BIGGER AND BETTER IN JUST ABOUT EVERY WAY POSSIBLE, WITH A WHOLE SLEW OF AWESOME NEW AND ENHANCED FEATURES._ It’s been over a decade since the first version of ActiveCollab came out.

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Kicking off 2019 with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year.

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Mavenlink Receives 4.5 Out of 5 Stars from CIO

MavenLink

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Best Project Management Blogs to Follow in 2019

GoSkills

To help you keep abreast of emerging trends and best practices, here are 30+ of the best project management blogs you might want to check out. Project Management

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Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

The IIL Blog

Originally published at Thetrugroup.com. Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You | Part 4: Culture Guest Blog Series.

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A Look into the Relationship Between Demand Management and Project Management

Planview

The following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

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Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

As each generation comes of age, they find ways to adapt to the world (or adapt the world to themselves). I’ve been around long enough to see this a few times. But I don’t recall any generation receiving quite as much explicit attention as the Millennials.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. Did you plan a phase two? Was there a next step that the business expected or is now requesting?

2019 52

The Importance of Improving Your Time Management Skills

Proofhub

There are only 24 hours in a day and you can’t do anything about it, no matter how desperately you want to extend it just so you can finish your daily tasks. You might feel weighed down by the stress of having to deal with too much workload without having enough time to accomplish them.

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How to Meet Company Goals in 2019

Runrun.it

2019 is here again and you are yet to have a set of goals you want your company to achieve by December. It is important to develop and learn how to set goals for your business in order to have direction. If you don’t set goals, it would be much difficult to evaluate your business […]. The post How to Meet Company Goals in 2019 appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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