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Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

Dear reader, don’t be alarmed – this IS your regularly scheduled article! I’d like to thank Sante Vergini for providing the inspiration for the first topic and the second one had been a splinter in my mind so I couldn’t wait till next week to write about it. Why oh why would someone set up a virtual PMO? In one of my past articles , I had written about the challenges of establishing and running virtual PMOs.

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New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

I need a little advice; I changed my career path and decided on project management, I earned the CAPM because I don’t have formal experience – any suggestions on how to use transferable skills to my advantage? There are two main avenues to explore.

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How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

The Digital Project Manager

Whether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances. The post How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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3 Ways to Manage Work to Stay Productive

Project Bliss

This week I’m on vacation with my family and featuring a post by Ari Farrow of Cerri. . Regardless of what you’ve put on this year’s bucket list, managing your time in order to get stuff done is going to be the top concern for anyone hoping to achieve their goals.

2018 130

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

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Team of Teams

Zen Project Management

I recently completed the book Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal , a retired Army General and former commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, operating in Iraq. It's the story of how he transformed that command in order to more effectively execute their mission. The book explores the ideas of complicated and complex. I kept thinking about the Cynefin framework , though McChrystal does not specifically mention it in the book.

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Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

Project closure is often viewed as an afterthought by Project Managers: We’re done, let’s run.’ ’ But projects can become like a dripping tap. You tighten the faucet a bit more, but it still keeps dripping.

Using Quizzes In Project Communications

Girl's Guide to PM

I haven’t been compensated for this article, but I did receive a licence to test out Interact Quiz Builder. Getting people to respond to messages about your projects can be tough. It seems like people are busier than ever. My comms really have to stand out to get people to take action.

2018 148

All Software Projects are Non-Deterministic

Herding Cats

Here's a time series from one of the advocates of #Noestimates showing the number of stickies processed on a weekly basis. This chart is used to conjecture that decisions can be made using emperical data from the past.

2018 68

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Context, navigation and discoverability

Resource Guru

The name rings a bell, but where did I see it last? Today’s Friday update comes on a Monday, since we were busy fixing up a feature last week that didn’t quite make the cut.


Top 10 Time Tracking Software With Desktop App


Time Tracking Software With Desktop App Time tracking software can be found in many companies. Time Management Tools best time tracking app desktop time tracker time tracking software with desktop app


Why Risk Avoidance Should Be 1 of Your 8 Risk Responses

Project Risk Coach

Earlier I wrote about eights ways to treat risks. One of the risk responses is avoidance. The focus of this strategy is to ensure the risk does not occur by eliminating the cause of the risk. Call the Fire Department. It was Fall, and I had raked the leaves in my backyard into three piles.

2018 52

1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. We hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal. This vehicle is now 15 years old, has 285,000 miles on it, and has hardly cost us a dime to maintain.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Small Batch Sizes are NOT Risk Management

Herding Cats

There is a popular fallacy in the Agile community that small batch sizes are Risk Management. What small batches do is provide information that informs risk management at a fast rate. Small batch sizes answer the question. How long are you willing to wait before you find out you are late?

2018 56

What is Lean Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

These days, every organization seems to be going Lean. So, what is Lean Project Management, and how does it relate to Agile Project Management? So, what is Lean Project Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

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Productivity Articles: Tips for Achieving More! 18/3/18


Sunday, Funday! Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from previous

2018 52

The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: How to Escalate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Discover how to ensure risk ownership at the right level of your organization The Project Management Institute added a new risk strategy in the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

2018 65

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Are Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Threatening the Safety of Your IT Projects?

Brad Egeland

Whether you like it or not, the answer is undoubtedly YES. Have you looked in your cyber mirror lately? We see reports and information about cybersecurity and cybercrime in the news and on social media repeatedly, but are we doing anything about it back home?

2018 52

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

The truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion.

2018 60

Customer spotlight – managing resources more effectively at Publicis

Resource Guru

“I would recommend Resource Guru to other agencies. The flexibility allows for easy adoption across a wide variety of models.”. Publicis Hawkeye are a marketing agency of over 300 people, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

2018 56

Managing Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

From time to time, every Project Manager will find themselves managing difficult conversations. Because it is an important part of our role. But it’s one we’d rather not have. Then, of course, at the end of a hard day or week at work, you leave work.

2018 60

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Advances (or the lack thereof) in gender equality

2017 was a year in which discussions concerning gender equality figured prominently. Although plenty of painful wounds were brought out into the open, it still seems like it will take decades for the problem to be resolved entirely.

2018 52

Managing Projects Remotely? You Need Jabra Products

Brad Egeland

I've been managing projects remotely or mostly remotely as well as consulting for clients worldwide for the past 10+ years. One thing that project managers do who are managing virtual teams and remote projects is conducting hundreds of phone calls and conference calls.

2018 52

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

A few centuries earlier. humans still knew pretty well when a thing was proved and when it was not; and if it was proved they really believed it - C. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters. Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man - "The Dude," The Big Lebowski.

2018 56

5 Incredible Time Tracking Tips for a Team


Why Use Team Time Tracking? Managing a team is not an easy task. There are. Time Tracking Tips team collaboration software team communication team management team time tracking

2018 52

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Stage Gates and Agile

Musings on Project Management

One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does embrace structured releases; you could put a criteria around a release and use. agile

2018 40

Project Team: Role & Skill Assessment

Project Health Check

Delivering projects is a tricky business, achieved by skilled practitioners in their field – be it software development, events management, construction, oil & gas etc.

2018 52

Give Your Organization the PMO Edge – Become a Certified PMO Developer

Brad Egeland

An organization can certainly operate a PM infrastructure with a dedicated project management office (PMO). There may be more struggles, a bigger learning curve, or more problems bringing in the best dedicated project management talent, but it can be done. I've seen it work.

2018 52

Fika Stories 2 – The Policy-Debt Trap


In part 2 of this series, Christophe looks at the very Swedish phenomenon of Kanban going “man-cold”! As teams implement their early Kanban boards, they inevitably face the reality of the gap between what they are actually used to doing vs. what they put on their Kanban board. (We

2018 52

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.