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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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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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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager


. . The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle. And saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer has become a thing of the past. So, put the pen down (you’re digital now, remember?) For examples, see here. .

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., is controlled by the people who run it “ This is certainly an appropriate meaning of the phrase when applied to corporate governance, but is not the most empowering vision for how projects need to be governed. ”?

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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Top 10 Project Management Software With Time Tracking!


Project management software can be found in pretty much every bigger corporation, but also at plenty of small businesses, and at homes of thousands of freelancers. Having a tool that helps us gain better control over the development process of our project can be a key factor to the success of the whole company. That’s one […].

The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development… and there’s a lot of choice. I don’t have the time (or the requirement) to take a certification course, but I’m always prepared to develop the competencies I need to succeed. Soft skills include: Communication. Leadership.

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Using Kanban in Marketing


Last September, as a new member of the Digité Marketing team, I was trying hard to understand Digité products and space which we are in. I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. where we have a bunch of powerful tools! That is when I heard the name of “Kanban”. Putting my Knowledge to Test! Our Cadences.

An Introduction to Operations Management


When it comes to understanding the key aspects of business operations, yo—z;soidfj of;z8srfguhnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Sorry, I just fell asleep on my keyboard. The topic of operations management doesn’t exactly get your adrenaline pumping. After all, who wants to spend their days thinking about production lines and systematic efficiency? . What is Operations Management?

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

10 Myths about Project Management Tools


You are promoted to manage your first project, congratulations! Since you are a serious manager you have decided to improve the team’s productivity by purchasing one of the project management tools available in the market. That is awesome! you are on the right track to becoming a great project manager. Why add an additional burden to the process which gets in the way of our work.

President Trump and The Need for Accurate Information

Arras People

As the world watches President Donald Trump and his team try and control the media agenda I am struck that being oblivious to unethical or illegal behaviour happening within an organisation is not an acceptable excuse for allowing it to occur. Leaders will be held responsible – even when they claim to have no knowledge of the situation. But you cannot fulfil this obligation alone.

6 Must-Have Free Mobile Apps To Break Bad Habits!


One of the most popular new year resolutions is quitting bad habits and addictions (I guess you’ve made one, haven’t you? :)). Creating them is a piece of cake, but fulfilling them can be a hard nut to crack. I’m sure you’ve tried tracking it with a paper and pen once at least, but this […]. Productivity

2017 18
2017 18

37 Practical Ways to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Are you looking for ways to improve your project communication? You’re not alone. Most project managers know that 90% of their time is spent in communicating – hearing, speaking, and seeking to understand. Great project managers are first great communicators. How can we get better? The Intentional Project Manager. Click here for more information. Improve Your Project Communication.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

New PM Articles for the Week of February 20 – 26

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 20 – 26. And this week’s video: Jason Fried lays out his theory of why the office isn’t a good place to get work done, and some suggestions that address the cause of that conundrum. Must read! Bryan Menegus reports on the latest massive leak of passwords and personally identifiable information. Established Methods.

Project Planning- A complete tutorial


Meticulous project planning is something that anybody who wants to succeed in managing projects should strive for, but few really achieve it. A lot of people think they are good planners but in reality sadly they are not! If you make a list and in it you write 10 items that you plan to do in a day or a week, it is a good start but it is not good planning yet. Now That is an awesome plan. Agile.

150 Websites To Promote Your App!


App promotion websites that you can use to quickly make your creation more popular. We know very well how hard it is to create a solid app – it takes time, patience, teamwork, and a lot of heart. Once we finish it, we would like it to get as many users, as possible, as we know […]. Real Cases

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2017 14

How Companies Grow and Die (Adizes Corporate Lifecycle)


What do giants like McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks, and Walmart have in common, besides having more than 100,000 employees? They all started small with no more than a few people, and then grew. Can you imagine the road Walmart had to journey from a humble Five and Dime store in Arkansas to a global empire consisting of 11,000+ worldwide stores and 2.3 million employees? Growth Stage 1: Courtship.

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.

How to Scale Methodology for Your IT Project


If you’ve worked for an organization of any size delivering software projects, you’ll eventually be asked to follow a methodology. In small organizations, it could be a common set of steps that are “light and nimble.” As the organization grows, more steps are added, additional teams are consulted and before long—you’re got a full-fledged methodology to manage. When Teams Resist a Methodology.

How to Get Fired at the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

I am delighted to announce the release of my new book – How to Get Fired at the C-Level: Why Mismanaging Change is the Biggest Risk of All. Getting fired at the C-level is easy – and this book will tell you exactly how to go about it with ruthless efficiency. – free podcasts also in iTunes. project management apm change change speaker ipma lazy ocm peter taylor.

The 3 ways to use coaching to improve project delivery

Susanne Madsen

​Coaching is one of the most powerful tools that can help project managers develop into great leaders. There are many different ways in which coaching can be used in a project management context. Let’s look at three of them. Someone who is professionally trained and who can help the individual project manager to better lead their projects. The secret to authentic leadership in projects.

New Post at AITS: Decision-Making Under the Influence

Practicing IT Project Manager

My latest article for AITS was published today: Decision-Making Under the Influence: SME, HiPPO, and BOGSAT. Good decisions require accurate, timely, actionable information and good decision-makers try to gather a variety of viewpoints. The influence of the subject matter expert is usually all three, while the highest-paid person’s opinion may be an undue influence, and peer opinions may be counter-productive. That’s not to say that you should dismiss them out of hand – far from it. You simply need to have a realistic expectation of what value they add.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

What Can An Organization Get From Strategic Alignment ?

Strategic planning is not a one-track approach. It involves several tasks and procedures, all the while evaluating components that affect the organization. Not to mention the objectives should be kept on track for the strategy to take its full effect. And that is the role of strategic alignment. Strategic Alignment: What Is It? The dictionary defines alignment as “the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts in relation to each other”. It should make the people involved participative in contributing to the organizational objective success. Why Strategic Alignment? Team Tasks.

Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform

The Digital Project Manager

Ravetree is a complete agile agency-powering integrated solution with scrum or kanban projects + tasks, workflows, capacity + resource planning, time + expenses tracking, and. The post Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Boost Organizational Productivity


Output / Input = Productivity. That’s the most commonly used formula by organizations, for calculating productivity. Mathematically it makes perfect sense. However, when it comes to improving productivity, it is not as simple as increasing the output or optimizing the input. Let’s remember we are dealing with humans, not robots! Productivity more about managing the state of the mind than process management. best practices Leadership productivity work culture celoxis mindfulness Online project management software project management stress management web based project management tool

Proud Frankensteins


In a way, we’ve felt a little like Dr. Frankenstein, trying to put together a living, breathing body (of knowledge) on sustainability thinking in project management. This focus on benefits realization is only one element of what we mean by sustainability thinking in project management, but it’s an important part – maybe even the monster’s heart. Well, we are beginning to see the monster stir.

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.

Team overload -- burning out

Musings on Project Management

Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". planning Project Management Teamwork

Shine [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

“The best way to differentiate yourself from others is through excellence.” ” That’s something I can definitely agree with. Shine , by Gerry Lewis, is about how to become a fabulous communicator, standing out for being excellent and memorable at getting your message across. Where to Shine. Shining in Meetings. Shining in Presentations. Useful to know! Shining in Networking.

How Market Research Firm PortMA Stays Organized with LiquidPlanner


At LiquidPlanner, we love hearing how teams are benefiting from our project management solution. Recently, we came across an article written by Chris Clegg, President of PortMA, about how his team of remote workers stays organized when there are a ton of complex projects running at the same time. In this work, they service a number of marketing and advertising agencies in the U.S.

?Resolving Team Conflict

Brad Egeland

​ We hope and pray that things will always go smoothly on our creative projects. Big egos often prevail, especially on creative projects because of their nature. The project manager overseeing the team is often less of a resource manager and more of a “facilitator of forward progress". In the matrix organization or professional services type environment where resources are “borrowed” for each project, the hope is that the real “resource management” is left to the team member's direct report managers. Read the full article

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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.