December, 2016

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Project Management Books: 20 Best Books for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

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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Projects and project management in China


The People´s Republic of China has a population of over 1.4 billion and this is the world’s most populous country. Located in Asia, it is covering nearly 10 million square kilometers, and is surrounded by many countries, including but not limited to Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal and North-Korea. China´s history reaches far back. trillion USD, with an annual increase of 9.4 percent.

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Agile DNA Webinar


I am excited to announce a free webinar with RMC Learning Solutions entitled “Agile DNA: The People and Process Elements of Successful Agile Projects ” that will be taking place on January 11 th 2017 at 12:00pm Central Time. This is an introductory level presentation about agile approaches that qualifies participants for 1 PDU. Register now for this event here.

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How to Break Down Your Project

Project Risk Coach

Scope and Schedule Management How should you break down your project? Steven Pressfield said, “A great trick that I learned having worked as a screenwriter for many years, the way screenwriters work, is they break the project down into three-act structure: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3. I think that is a great way to break down any project, whether it’s a new business or anything at all.”

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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Temporary Organizing – the new art of working


Research has documented a concomitant rise of temporary organizing principles in and across firms – ranging from managing short-term projects and forming temporary organizations, through to navigating short-term networks, orchestrating field-configuring events, maintaining temporary clusters, and hiring temporary contract workers. The articles of the Special Issues are as follows: Rene M.

New Role with RMC Learning Solutions


I have taken on an exciting new part-time role with RMC Learning Solutions as their Agile Practice Lead. I worked with RMC to create my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book and their ACP training offerings. So, I am really looking forward to working with them further. Previously, as a one-person company with a full-time contract job, I had more ideas for books, web sites and articles than I ever had time to develop. Working with RMC who have dedicated production staff, web developers and editors, I hope to get a lot more content available for a larger audience.

How to Break Down Your Projects [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Last week, I shared my blog post How to Break Down Your Projects. This week, I’m going into more detail as we look at: What’s the difference between deliverables and activities? How to break down a project using a mindmap. The post How to Break Down Your Projects [Video] appeared first on

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Big Data.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

What it takes to be a great project manager

Moira Alexander

Many challenges confront today's project managers -- new technologies, remote workforces and a global market to name a few. To take a project from inception to finish can be grueling and you've got to have great dedication and skills if you're going to be successful. But what sets apart good project managers (PMs) from the truly great ones? What does it take to go from being the manager of projects to a game-changing leader? Here are six skills the great PMs share. Become a customer relationship management expert. Don't just manage teams -- motivate and influence them. Putting it all together.

Project Management Lifecycle: The complete guide

The Digital Project Manager

Confused about what the project management lifecycle is all about? In this complete guide to the project management lifecycle, we’ll give the lowdown with handy. The post Project Management Lifecycle: The complete guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Excellent Finalists and Winners of IPMA Awards 2016 have been decorated by IPMA


Managing projects and programs often means dealing with ever-increasing complexity and volatility. Project and program managers together with their teams are required to give their best to achieve the desired outcomes for stakeholders, organizations or society. In November 2016 IPMA celebrated the 15 th anniversary of the Project Excellence (PE) awards at the 19 th IPMA Poland Conference in Warsaw.

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What is Your Favorite Project Scheduling Tool?

Brad Egeland

What is your favorite Project Scheduling tool and why? What is your favorite hard-core project scheduling tool for task management on the projects you manage? * Why do you like it or use it? Submit

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

A news screen at the gym informed me that there are less than 30 hours left to go in 2016! In that spirit, it’s time for me to write my final article of the year. I’m going to revisit the most popular articles of the year. All of these articles attracted over 2,000 readers this calendar year. It’s outstanding and one of my favorite Christmas gifts. That will upset some people!

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Traditional Wisdom

The Tao of Project Management

Projects teams tend to start out with boundless enthusiasm. They are going to change the world (or at least a small part of it) for the better. It’s usually as we get to the middle stages of a project that the problems start to emerge. The project manager’s role is to facilitate and clarify conflicts. But this is not something we get taught, it relies on common sense (which is difficult to teach) and traditional wisdom (which has to be gained). The Way When the going gets tough a poor project manager will often rely on theoretical models and processes, but these are only tools and templates.

There is a good reason why everyone hates Microsoft Project


There are two things people say about Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project is the industry standard for project management software. And everyone hates Microsoft Project. Although there have been some declines in market share for Microsoft Project, it is still the dominant solution in the marketplace. The gold standard. The 1,000-pound gorilla. First, how did this happen? Project management

10 Agile Tools for agile project management

The Digital Project Manager

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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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 management for the good of society


The mainstream of project management focuses on projects that deliver value to a business. The application of project management for social projects, humanitarian and development aid as well as community services is rather underrepresented and needs more attention. We are always questioning ourselves in projects what is the purpose, the value and benefits created through the project.

A Reminder of the Pseudo-Science of #NoEstimates

Herding Cats

When you hear. NoEstimates is a hashtag for the topic of exploring alternatives for making decisions in software development. That is, ways to make decisions with "No Estimates". Think about the conjecture. How would you assess a decision in the presence of uncertainty without making an estimate of the outcome of that decision. Nothing is going to emerge that you have not accounted for.

Are you missing a musketeer on your projects?

Kiron Bondale

Ask someone which delivery roles are critical to successfully completing a project and you will get a wide range of recommendations. Three of the more common roles likely to be stated include a project lead, a requirements lead and a solution lead. This is logical as the first is responsible for the delivery process, the second what needs to be delivered and the third how it will be delivered.

Content Marketing as a part of Inbound Strategy


This is a continuation of our previous article – Introduction to Content Marketing. Today, we will explain the differences between outbound and inbound marketing, and explain the main assumptions of the latter. Inbound marketing is a vital part of Internet Marketing – it is being used by marketers all around the globe, as the methods […]. Real Cases

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

How the Project Management role is changing (for the better)


I was a project manager when Bill Gates was still tinkering in his garage. I watched the birth of Agile and the adoption of Hybrid. I’ve managed multi-million dollar projects and am the founder of a project management software company. In other words, I know a thing or two about project management. Has project management changed? Let’s start with the structure of the workforce.

5 Ways You May Unintentionally Create Schedule Risks

Project Risk Coach

The Problems with Crashing, Fast Tracking, and other Schedule Compression Techniques How do project managers unintentionally create schedule risks? As a result, perhaps you feel a cloud of uncertainty about your schedule. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. Many times, it starts with pressure from a sponsor to deliver the goods early. 5 Causes of Schedule Risk. Crashing the schedule. Fast tracking.

Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!


By awarding the IPMA Project Excellence Award to the Medupi power plant project in South Africa, IPMA’s PEA jury has recognized and awarded a brilliant recovery project. It is an example how an initially poorly performing project can be turned around to excellence. Why reflect when everyone applauds you, you don’t want cracks into the image. Making mistakes should be allowed.

How to Create an Innovative Project Team


Innovative project teams are increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for corporations. Not long ago I went to China to coach a team from a global electronics firm. They are market leaders, renowned for their quality and cutting-edge products. Still, this organization is facing strong competition on price from other players. How do you create an innovative team, and encourage cutting edge ideas?

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 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017

Fix my Project Chaos

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

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12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you feeling festive? I am! I can’t wait until the Christmas break and I’ve already started on the mince pies and mulled wine. Here’s the traditional 12 Days of Christmas carol reimagined for project managers. Enjoy and please share! You'll also like: The Christmas project Wouldn’t you think that a project manager would find it easy to prepare for Christmas? Happy New Year!

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Is project management jargon keeping us from truly communicating?

Guerrilla Project Management

By James Sudakow Every industry has its own unique language. The corporate world is no different. We hurl around some strange and unique buzzwords on a regular basis that confounds those outside of the business environment – and ironically many who work within the corporate world. If we look one step deeper into corporate jargon, Leadership

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New PM Articles for the Week of December 12 – 18

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of December 12 – 18. And this week’s video: a short but surprisingly good Las Vegas TV station news report on how the Obama administration’s Cybersecurity Task Force is trying to stay ahead of information security threats. Just 4 minutes, safe for work. Must read! Established Methods. Mike Wuerthele reports on OmniPlan 3.6 Enjoy!

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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.