March, 2017

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Can Project Management Transform Our World?

IPMA

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each target has a set of indicators to follow up on achievement. The UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) number one ambition is to end poverty.

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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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Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?

Kiron Bondale

Today’s Dilbert comic strip provides us with a good reminder of the fine line which exists between reasonable oversight of activities and micromanagement. Dilbert has allowed sufficient time to pass before seeking an update on a colleague’s assigned task only to find that it has been neglected due to a lack of following up. So how can we avoid this?

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Planning before Scheduling

Herding Cats

Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ Sir John Harvey Jones. And of course . . For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Related articles.

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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How much do digital project managers make? A digital project manager salary overview

The Digital Project Manager

How much do digital project managers earn? What’s a typical digital project manager salary? And while we’re asking, what are the average salaries for a. The post How much do digital project managers make? A digital project manager salary overview appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct

Wrike

There’s a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn’t survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Let’s take a look at them: The T-Rex of Work: Email. Talk about time wasted! Nothing lost.

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How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills. Extraordinary project managers know how to relate to others when things are going as planned as well as on days filled with undesirable events. Perhaps you’ve faced situations like these: A team member constantly treated other team members with disrespect.

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What abilities can project managers learn from the X-Men?

Kiron Bondale

This is the opening weekend of Logan , the last X-Men film featuring Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart in their respective roles as Wolverine and Professor Xavier. In honor of their farewell performances which skills might we wish to adopt from the mutants? Jean Grey has telepathic and telekinetic capabilities. Telekinesis would be a very useful skill to move mountains!

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Top 10 Project Management Software With Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

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 […].

Projects and project management in Thailand

IPMA

The Kingdom of Thailand, formerly also known as Siam, is with nearly 70 million inhabitants one of the most populous countries in South-East Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar.

Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.) that add verifiable and demonstrable value to the product. And many more. These Measures have Little meaning to the Decision Makers.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

When is an MVP *not* an MVP?

The Clever PM

For a term that’s so well-established in our profession and so widely used, it always surprises me when people abuse and misuse the concept of Minimum Viable Product (or “MVP”). It seems like such a fundamentally simple and clear concept, but often in practice it gets all wrapped up around the axles of internal struggles, until […]. Product Management Agile Definitions MVP PM Uncertainty

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Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

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.

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10 Motivational Songs To Boost Your Mood in the Morning!

TimeCamp

Have you ever needed a little help to wake up in the morning? I feel it very often – it’s not that easy to avoid these snooze marathons, especially on Monday and when the weather outside is awful. The daily duties remind us about the real life, but all we want is to stay in […]. Productivity

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Projects and project management in Myanmar

IPMA

Myanmar, sometimes better known as Burma , is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. Both names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese ethnic group, the “ Bamar ”. Myanmar is considered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived from the colloquial form of the group’s name.

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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.

Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1

The Digital Project Manager

When I first started thinking about freelancing as a digital project manager, I searched online for every freelancing guide I could find. I learned the. The post Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Wonderful Things Happen When Your Team is Unified

Project Risk Coach

Discover Practical Ways to Build Trust in Your Teams Team values drive the team’s behavior and actions. If the team values efficiency, individuals will look for ways to get greater results with less effort. Project managers who value communication seek to improve understanding between stakeholders. Many individuals assume that all the team members have similar values. What is a team constitution?

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner , predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices). Executives will use data and analytics for business strategy and growth, creating new additional roles for professionals.

The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

Thanks again to everyone who took my stakeholder management survey at the end of last year. It’s been insightful reading through the challenges you have engaging people on your projects. Here’s what we found out…. Why Do You Do Stakeholder Management? Stakeholder management is something we talk about a lot in project management, but what drives people to do it? It helps manage project risk (68%).

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Total Workforce Management System

TimeCamp

The terms “Workforce management”, and especially “total workforce management system” are not very popular. However, their definition does not differ much from project management – it’s just a bit wider. According to Wikipedia, it is “an institutional process that maximizes performance levels and competency for an organization.”

An Introduction to Operations Management

Wrike

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?

How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck

The Digital Project Manager

With so many note taking strategies out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Some people call effective note taking an art. The post How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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.

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.

How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 1 }

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Do you know that strategic planning undergoes a stage? A process needs to implement and even you have a definite goal in mind, there are goals that need to achieve first before reaching the core objective. This article is divided into five parts and the first article will tackle the following questions to ask yourself if strategic planning is right for you, the right committee, and the reasons of strategic planning implementation. A plan is a roadmap when and where your plan and organization are headed. It provides you direction as well as information. How Are We Ready for Strategic Planning?

5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m glad to be partnering with Resource Guru to bring you this article. When I was researching Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World I came across a multitude of studies on how projects run late. The headline figures are often impressive, but it’s harder to find research into why scheduling doesn’t go to plan. Here are 5. Mistake #1: Not Having Enough Milestones. But the plan!

Project Management Methodologies That Improve Your Business!

TimeCamp

What is a Project Management Methodology? A project management methodology is a set of ideas/solutions that were created to facilitate the work in a company. It is pretty much a set of rules that the team should abide by, in order to finish their tasks and projects in a timely manner. There are plenty of […].

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What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager

Wrike

. Did you wake up one morning and say to yourself, “I want to become a project portfolio manager!” but have no idea where to begin? . If you did, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll dish out all the details on becoming a project portfolio manager, including examples of job descriptions and salary ranges. . What D oes a P roject P ortfolio M anager D o? Already a P roject P ortfolio M anager? .

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.