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Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Many costs can appear over the life cycle of a project, and an accurate estimation method can be the difference between a successful plan and a failed one. Estimation, however, is easier said than done.

Is Project Management Really an Ageing Profession?

Arras People

Over recent years Project Management has gained a reputation for having an ageing population. This was one of the statistics that caught my eye recently when I was looking over the 2019 PMBR. As you can see by the figure below the percentage of 50 to 59 is 36%.

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Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV.

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Benefits Management Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

Over in our Facebook group I asked what templates people would like me to create and Denise said a simple benefits management plan. Benefits management can be really confusing. Is it the job of the project manager? Does it fall to the business owner?

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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Team Collaboration Software: 3 Must-Have Features for Productivity

The promise of technology doesn’t always coincide with reality, but this is not the case with team collaboration software. Social media might be working out the kinks, but in business, team collaboration software has brought people together.

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Getting it done

Musings on Project Management

"Others may have plans; I have deadlines" Amy Klobuchar Senator This sentiment has been expressed in other forms, most famously by many: Plans don't survive first touch with reality Plans are nothing; planning is everything The big idea: Plans are the process; outcomes are the value. Manage with milestones Detail planning is good -- it brings out the interdependencies and. planning Quotations

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Our stories aren’t getting done!

Kiron Bondale

It is common to see teams new to those agile frameworks which use time boxes struggling to define product backlog items small enough to get completed within a sprint and still represent value.

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Workshop: Make Your Projects & Agencies More Profitable

The Digital Project Manager

You want to make your projects profitable—but how? What data do you need? What should. The post Workshop: Make Your Projects & Agencies More Profitable appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Members Only Webinars

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template

Projects can overwhelm us with their size and scope. That’s why project leaders use a work breakdown structure (WBS) to literally break down the larger phases of the project into smaller and smaller tasks, which can then be scheduled and assigned.

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How to Create an Easy Pareto Chart to Highlight Your Biggest Opportunities

Project Bliss

A Pareto chart is a bar especially designed to show information in descending order. Read on to learn when to use it and how to easily create one. . If you’re not analytically inclined, don’t let the idea of creating a Pareto Chart put you off.

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Think for yourself?

Musings on Project Management

"Don't take a [drink of] the Kool-Aid when you don't know the flavor" Cory Booker Senator. In other words: You may like what you hear; just be sure you understand what it is you like Buy them at any online book retailer! Project Management Quotations

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FireNET - Real-time fire detection with AI

Brad Egeland

FireNet is a real-time fire detection project created to ensure that artificial intelligence systems can be trained to detect fires instantly and eliminate false alerts

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

5 Project Governance Tips | Video

Online PM Courses

Good Project Governance is one of the golden keys to project management success. So, in this video, we have 5 Project Governance tips for you. The post 5 Project Governance Tips | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Governance Project Management Tips video

Requirements Gathering Template

What is the purpose of your project? What is required? These are some of the first questions you must ask, and they’re collected in a requirements gathering or requirements elicitation. It leads to the design and development of a successful project.

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Get to Know InLoox: Ortwin - Software Developer at InLoox Headquarters in Munich


Ortwin is C# /.Net Net developer at our headquarters in Munich. As a software developer, he primarily takes care of all issues concerning our web application InLoox Web App. In addition to web development, he is particularly enthusiastic about inline skating and Munich open-air pianos.

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Project narrative

Musings on Project Management

Agile leans heavily on the idea of "the narrative" or "epoch"; other. methodologies speak of strategic outcomes and value statements. In any form there is the. inference of "the" narrative, as though there is only one arching aiming point for the project. Not so fast! Not all might agree; alas, there might be (are you ready for this?) disagreements regarding the value statement, narrative, or Project Management

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Project Managing For A PCI Audit

Brad Egeland

​ PCI DSS compliance is critical for any business that handles credit card processing. Whether you fall under Level I or Level IV of compliance, you’ll need to establish a comprehensive, structured, and repeatable approach that will help you meet the over 200 controls required by this compliance framework. Every business has a unique approach to becoming compliant. Some use advanced technologies, while others rely on QSAs to ensure yearly validation.

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Are You Ready for a Project Management Course (Why you are)?

Online PM Courses

How do you know that you are ready for your first project management course? Don't worry: you are. You know more about project management than you think. The post Are You Ready for a Project Management Course (Why you are)? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. FAQ Answers Project Management Courses

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Change Request Form

It would be nice if a project moved forward as planned. But anyone who works in IT, or any project for that matter, knows it rarely happens that way. Change is a constant and must be managed like any other aspect of the project. A change request form controls the process of dealing with change.

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How do you Track Value in an Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

There are a lot of vanity metrics floating around in Agile. The fact of the matter is it doesn’t matter how many ScrumMasters you run through a CSM class, it doesn’t matter how many people you train, and how many daily standups you run.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Agile Project Management Challenges and How to Tackle Them

GanttPRO Project Management

In fact, the core principle of the Agile manifesto is to find motivated individuals, provide them with the environment and support they need and trust them to do their job. […]. News GanttPRO Agile Project Management Tips

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Free Cheap Trick Concert - 8.24.2019 Fremont Street Las Vegas

Brad Egeland

Cheap Trick are an indisputable American institution, beloved for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. Frontlined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are as vital today as ever. ​ The band’s hits include “Dream Police,” “California Man,” “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me.”

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10 Best Time Tracking Software for Architects


There is no doubt that time tracking software for architects is a necessity. Their job. Comparisons time tracking software for architects

IT Risk Assessment Template

Every project is inherently risky. This is especially true in the fast-paced uncertainty of an IT project. Create a risk assessment document in order to prepare for the inevitable. An IT risk assessment template gives you the tools to see what might be waiting around the corner. Download Now. Great!

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

What's A Mental Model? Your Shortcut To Being More Productive, More Often


Everyone has their own way of looking at the world. Productivity

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Project Management Software

TrustRadius Project Management

If anyone were to look at my desk, they would see a maze of sticky notes with near-illegible chicken scratch I use to manage my short-term project goals.

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Project Integration Management: Everything You Need to Know


What is the first thing you do when you are asked to complete a complex task? You break it down into smaller, manageable bits, right? The same holds for project managers as well. They create a work breakdown structure and divide a large project into smaller activities.

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