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Why Projects Succeed or Fail

Girl's Guide to PM

Understanding project failure is the first step to putting it right. Let’s explore why businesses are so slow to learn the lessons of the past and what you can do to boost your chances of project success. Every researcher, management guru and project manager has their own view on why projects fail.

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5 Notorious Failed Projects & What We Can Learn from Them

ProjectManager.com

Failure is an unavoidable part of any project process: it’s the degree of failure that makes the difference. If a task fails, there are ways to reallocate resources and get back on track. But a systemic collapse will derail the whole project. What good can come from failure? A lot, actually.

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Getting to Yes: How to Negotiate Using the Harvard Principle

Inloox

Not everyone is born with great negotiation skills, but everyone can learn to negotiate correctly and fairly. The so-called "Harvard principle" can help you overcome conflicts of interest with your negotiating partner and come to a solution with mutual benefits.

2018 304

10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems.

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?

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground. I've seen others that are started and year or so later die a slow painful death. So, how can you build a PMO you can be proud of, one that thrives? Why Are There So Many Troubled PMOs?

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Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.

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A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes)

The Digital Project Manager

Project Managers: Take a look at your job description. Does it say “make reservations, clean. The post A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

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Program success dashboard

Musings on Project Management

Looking for project dashboard that really provides insight at a glance? This one from John Higbee might be the answer If you've not a Higbee person, maybe you've not seen it. Take a look at John Higbee's presentation about "Program Success Probability". (*) Take notice of the neat arrangement of program success divided left and right by internal and external factors. On page 5 of Higbee's Project Management Risk Management

2018 161

Joint Idea Development and Brainstorming Meetings with the Catchball Method

Inloox

Brainstorming sessions aren’t only about developing completely new ideas. Often, you already have some existing ideas or at least approaches that you want to develop further. For situations like these, there is a special creativity technique that focuses on the joint development of ideas: The so-called catchball method.

2018 292

Project Management Q&A – Interviewers Looking for Free Advice

Arras People

Sometimes when I’m being interviewed for new freelance positions, I can’t help but think the interviewers are looking for free consulting advice based on some of the questions they ask. Any advice on the best way to deal with this situation? I work as a PMO Consultant.

2018 181

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Use the Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram as an Awesome Problem-Solving Tool

Project Bliss

An easy explanation of how to use this powerful problem-solving tool with a simple fishbone diagram example. Have you ever been faced with a problem you didn’t know how to address? It seemed that there were many contributing factors and you didn’t know where to start?

2018 156

Leadership Building Activities

ProjectManager.com

Leadership is a combination of innate and learned traits. That’s why great leaders are always pushing themselves to continuously grow. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you three key leadership building activities that will help you become a better leader.

Quantum science projects

Musings on Project Management

“God does not play dice with the universe.” ? Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55 “So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.” ? Stephen Hawking Science and engineering projects If you line up with Hawking, Project Management

2018 170

DPM Podcast: Doing The Project Dishes (With Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Doing The Project Dishes (With Patrice Embry) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2018 136

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. A few small, functional updates have been released since then.

2018 114

Project Challenge Live Presentation: Is it Really a Candidates Market?

Arras People

On the 9th and 10th October, we exhibited at Project Challenge. As well as talking to many project professionals about their careers and how we can help our very own John Thorpe presented the seminar: Is it Really a Candidates Market (see below).

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What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however. Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders. The cloud, of course, is not the fluffy ethereal thing its name suggests.

Bad Haircut

Musings on Project Management

The bad haircut What do you say when your colleague comes in with a bad haircut? (*) Jump on it? Criticize it? Threaten abuse? Probably none of the above; probably you ignore it or make some civil remark The bad idea What if the same person comes in with a bad idea? Now what? Probably you can't ignore it, but your commentary can be civil, inquiring, benefit of the doubt and all that (Speak communication human factors

2018 170

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?

A Complete List Of The Best PPM Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best PPM tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. Project portfolio management software helps you manage resources & risks and leverage cross-project data for more strategic high-level decisions. The post A Complete List Of The Best PPM Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning Tools PM

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Project Quality Management: All You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Project Quality Management can often feel like an unloved part of project management. Too many basic books and guides to project management either mention is only in passing, or not at all. On the smallest projects, with few products, we can probably take quality for granted.

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#NoEstimates in Six Boxes

Herding Cats

. Here's a picture from a Tweeter post (without attribution) that is suggested to represent what it means to apply #NoEstimates. Let's look at the detail of each of the boxes in the context of the uncertainties encountered on all projects. Prioritize features and stories by Value.

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Why You Should Be Using Time Blocking in Your Company

TimeCamp

What Is Time Blocking? Time blocking is used by such productivity experts like Elon Musk, Time Management time blocking time management time map

2018 104

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.

online task management software is enabler

Binfire

Do you have tasks that you need to do every day? Managing tasks should not be a pain. With the advent of online task management software , managing work just got easier. Let’s start by defining what is a task? Task simply means any work that needs to be undertaken to achieve the desired result.

13 Ways You Can Be More Productive As A DPM 

The Digital Project Manager

Productivity is contagious It’s the reason I joined a coworking space when I started working. The post 13 Ways You Can Be More Productive As A DPM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Hacks & Productivity Time Management Topics

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Zen and Code Maintenance

Leading Agile

Warning: This may be a little bit preachy. If so, it’s only because I’m a little bit frustrated by it. Tying Up Loose Ends at Home. We’ve had a bad habit at our house over the years. When we used a tool, we’d neglect to put it back in its proper place.

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What is a PMO? | Video

Online PM Courses

PMO stands for Project Management Office. …or Program Management Office. …or Portfolio Management Office. So, what is a PMO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is a PMO?

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.

How to Make Friends When You are the Project Manager

PM Basics

The higher you get on the career ladder, the colder and lonelier it becomes. You may be a talented leader. Nevertheless, you are in the role that prescribes management. People don’t like to be managed. Your job is to make people do what needs to be done. And it is always at the top of their mind.

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Interested in PMP Certification - Contact Me to Get More Info About that Next Step

Brad Egeland

If any of your team or contacts or clients aren't PMPs but want to go that route, I can get them a great discount with Cheetah Learning for individuals or a bigger discount for team signups of 3 or more. Let me know. they are PMP exam prepped and then certified within a 5 day period and it's a 100% pass guarantee. Contact me for the code to the PMP training discount or any other specialized training Cheetah offers.

10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency

The Digital Project Manager

Working with a remote team? Collaboration tools are vital in today’s world of online work. This expert review compares 10 of the best collaboration tools, explaining their pros & cons, pricing, features, integrations, and more. The post 10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

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Unit Testing Shell Scripts:Part One

Leading Agile

In the 1960s, it was considered a baseline good practice in software engineering to test your code as you wrote it.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.