November, 2016

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Digital project management: what is it?

The Digital Project Manager

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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Agile Risk Management

LeadingAnswers

This article aims to dispel the myth that agile projects somehow magical manage risks for us, and outlines a couple of practical tools that can be used to start improving risk management approaches.   Agile is Not a Risk Management Approach. Some people believe agile approaches with their short cycles and regular feedback have a risk management approach naturally built into the process.

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The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

Green Project Management

“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.” Sir Geoffrey Vickers, 1965 Transitioning to the New Reality for Project Managers In […]. Entries P5 Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Project Management GPM Global

Project Management Keywords in CVs

Arras People

We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords. Keywords are king. They have to be. Recruitment systems that hold hundreds and thousands of CVs have to be filtered in some way. It’s just like Googling. You have to start with some basic keywords of what you’re looking for. It’s a start. Something manageable that a human can then deal with. is helpful.

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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When Outsourcing Makes Sense

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Disclaimer : This article is based on my personal experience of software project development work over a 25 year period running a mixture of local projects, outsourced projects and hybrid models. The data is my own and subjective, but supported by 1,000’s of industry peers I question while delivering training courses for the PMI. To the uninitiated, outsourcing seems like a great idea. x 60% = 1.5

The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. . This brings to mind a concept we (wife and me) came to a bit late in our child raising experience. In this paradigm, there are 3 types of parents. Summary.

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The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

Arras People

We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Here Genius Project give us some great reminders about making your day work better for you. Well-being at work, requires pro-activeness. We have assembled some tips to help you achieve work day success. Take breaks.

Megaprojects that we admire

IPMA

Today we are witnessing an explosion in the number of $1 billion+ projects with some , like the artificial archipelago being built in Azerbaijan, Turkey’s massive Urban Renewal project in Istanbul, and the new construction of Masjid Al Haram in Saudi Arabia each exceeding $100 billion. But, there is a common perception that megaprojects are not only difficult, but often unsuccessful.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

TimeCamp Presents: Great Marketing Tools for Analytics and Attribution

TimeCamp

The worlds of project management and marketing are very often interchanging, especially if we work as freelancers. The fact is that market is constantly growing and every business owner is looking for methods to increase the number of visits to the company website because, obviously, it increases the number of new clients. When the work […].

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Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

The Digital Project Manager

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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The True Cost of Free Exam Prep. Questions

LeadingAnswers

Most people taking a project management certification exam use sample tests. Whether it is a PMP exam, ScrumMaster, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PgMP or many others, there are plenty of online options for getting familiar with the format and determining if you are ready to sit the exam proper. Unfortunately, like all things found online, the quality and relevance varies considerably. Responsibility assignments.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. Here's how we manage risk on our software intensive system of systems using Agile. . Risk management requires making estimating of the reducible and irreducible uncertanties that create risk. If you're not estimating these uncertanties and their impacts, you're not managing as an adult. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects. Estimating is Risk Management. Mr. Franklin's Advice. Late Start = Late Finish. NoEstimates Risk

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Growing project management leaders

Arras People

Our series of articles on the war for project management talent continues with the idea that organisations should be growing their own leaders – to reduce the need to find new talent externally and also to ensure that current employees are recognised, supported and developed. There will always be differences in where a project manager wants to take their career. PM Leadership project leader

Megaprojects in Australia

IPMA

Infrastructure has a central role in the development of an emerging economy or sustenance of a mature economy. Australia’s robust economy, growing trade and changing demographics are some of the factors driving demand for better and modern infrastructure. There is a persistent need in the country to invest in new infrastructure as well on maintenance and improvement of existing stock.

How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. WHAT exactly is scope? Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks. Either way, the failure to identify (and manage) scope risks can be costly. What are Scope Risks?

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The best project management software tools for agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in General Tools. The post The best project management software tools for agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools Sponsored tools

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 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming. I know – I’ve cried with frustration after a meeting where totally the wrong people put together an unachievable plan. Complexity adds to the overwhelm. Not only are you feeling that the project is like a cat you can’t get in the carry case to take the vet, but there are a ton of other complicating factors. So what makes a project complex? They have.

MyHours Alternatives and TimeCamp Advantages

TimeCamp

Today we present a list of 15 alternatives (plus TimeCamp, of course, this one is always here =) to the software called MyHours. My Hours is a Time Tracking service that a lot of freelancers choose because it is free for individual use. You can start and stop the timer with a single click, set pause, […].

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Ways to Reduce Costs with Project Management Software

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Ways to Reduce Costs with Project Management Software. best practices capacity planning collaboration infographic Leadership PMO PPM Project Management Resource Management risk management Trends budget management celoxis cost optimization cost savings project management best practices project management software resource management

Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

There is the misuse of the terms of statistics and probability in many domains. Politics being one. The #Noestimates advocates are another of the most prolific abusers of these terms. Here are the mathematical definitions. not the Wikipedia definition, not the self-made definitions used to support their conjectures. Estimates. An Estimate is a value inferred for a population of values based on data collected from a sample of data from that population. The estimate can also be produced parametrically or through a simulation (Monte Carlo is common, but Method of Moments is another we use). .

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Understanding project statistics

Musings on Project Management

Chapter 14 from the GAO Cost Estimating Manual on "Cost Risk and Uncertainty" is a good read, easily understood, and very practical in its examples. Here's one illustration that I particularly like. When you look at it, it's understood in a moment that the repeated random throw of two dice generates a probability density function [PDF] that has a bell-shape curve. Statisticians call. risk Statistics

Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

The Digital Project Manager

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

11 Must-Have Gadgets for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I confess to being a bit of a gadget geek. I love my new Tether Tools kit for my iPad, and I’m no stranger to browsing the latest apps. It does take me a long time to make a decision on which one to get, though. Here’s my pick of the gadgets every project manager should own. Or, buy them for the project managers that you know! Foot Warmer. Wireless Headset.

Free Task and Time Management Software that You Should Know About

TimeCamp

These days many of us may feel overwhelmed at times by the constantly growing amount of tasks that we should or must complete. Mostly these tasks concern our work but there are also those concerning our everyday chores, family, interests, or self-development. For years in order to keep control of our responsibilities we were using […].

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.

The German Reunification – seen through the eyes of project management

IPMA

Last week I had the great opportunity to present in Korea my views on the German Reunification. Korea is divided since the end of the Korean War, a Reunification does not seem to be likely today, however the people still aspire it and are highly interested to learn from the German case. My special emphasis was on project management, which was a rather unique perspective for the Korean audience.

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How to Attack the Enemies of Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

Why is scope management so difficult? What enemies cause us scope issues? Let’s first consider the essence of scope management: “to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully,” according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Let’s take a look at each part of this statement.

How project management software can save you

Binfire

When we think about the benefits of desktop project management software, efficiency and speed to market come to mind. Project management software visualizes plans and timelines that can be referenced by the entire team. Commitments are made and formalized. With project management software, deliverables can be completed on-time and within budget. How does this work? Dependencies are identified.

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

The Digital Project Manager

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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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.