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Availability is Not a Skill Set! 5 Tips for Resource Allocation

Girl's Guide to PM

“Who is free to work on this task?”. That’s something all project managers will hear at some time or another. And it isn’t the best way to allocate work to your project team members.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

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Leadership Challenges

ProjectManager.com

Scores of people talk about leadership and its benefits, but few mention the obstacles that leaders face. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, discusses common leadership challenges, what the role looks like to the team and the larger organization, and how one must constantly adjust in order to succeed.

Four Reasons Why You Struggle to Engage Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey This is a guest post by Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence. Colin is an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

2018 195

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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How Data Visualization Tools Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

People process information differently, and there are many types of intelligences. According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, there are nine types of intelligences , which explain how individuals learn. One type of intelligence that Gardner coined is spatial, which means picture smart.

2018 179

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool.

Introverted. and at a conference

Musings on Project Management

If you're an introvert, attending a 3-day conference where you're expected to network and bring back new relationships, contacts, and business intelligence. Looking forward to that has got to be nothing but dread. Three days of small talk and useless chit chat about the weather? God awful! Agree? So, a few useful ideas are found here in a hbr.org essay entitled: "How Introverts Can Make human factors

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project. No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 120

What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project.

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Top 24 Office 365 Add-Ins that will Transform Your Productivity

Appfluence

Are you looking for a list of the best Microsoft Office integrations for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint that will ensure that you leave whatever task you are completing feeling super productive?

2018 107

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- ”- Chris Fussell. —. Meetings.

2018 109

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. And you know that a good qualification will help you get the jobs you want, to put it to use. But there is such a wide range of choice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow?

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

The supply chain manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of an organization, sometimes even the coordination and cooperation between several companies that form one supply chain together. Accordingly, managers in this profession bear a great deal of responsibility, but also earn quite a lot as a result. Tasks of a Supply Chain Manager The tasks of a supply chain manager are diverse and vary greatly from industry to industry.

TDD Considered Harmful?

Leading Agile

Warning: Snark alert. I read something recently – might have been on social media somewhere, but I don’t recall exactly – a story about how test-driven development (TDD) had caused a software development team to allow a defect into their product.

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The 7 Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019

Appfluence

Finding the Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019. As Executive Assistant, you are constantly looking for ways to hone your skills. Attending executive assistant conferences, workshops or retreats is a great way to learn new skills.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Lack of Autonomy: The Plague of the Modern Workplace

Pawel Brodzinski

Radical Self-Organization is a way I tend to label organizational design that we adopted at Lunar Logic. It’s been dubbed The Lunar Way too on occasions. Anyway, it draws from different approaches to design organizational structure in a very flat, non-hierarchical way.

2018 78

Persian version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. In 2018 some global Scrum enthusiasts translated my description into several languages.

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Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management

Inloox

Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing. We know exactly how we work today, but how will we work in the future? What will be important? How can we keep on delivering the best results? The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation.

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Sometimes Less is More

Leading Agile

When it comes to software development tools, bigger is better. Apparently. Feature Bloat. Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) keep growing. Some of them have so many features I don’t even know all the things they can do. The world in my window.

2018 79

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Top 5 Templates to Sharpen Your Executive Assistant Skills

Appfluence

Executive Assistant Skills are Beyond Impressive. The executive assistant has a lot to contend with. They are an extension of the executive they support. Because of this, a lot depends on them.

5 Actionable TED Talks for Project Managers I Recommend

PM Basics

TED talks for project managers ? I can list dozens! They would all make a perfect sense. The role of a PM is that much diversified. In this article, I want to share my top five TED Talks any project manager should watch. (In In fact, I hope you will find time to watch at least one or two.

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Optimising project and resource management

Hydra

Hydra is committed to helping its customers optimise their project and resource management capabilities. Customers Resource optimisation Project Management

2018 52

A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

By Analuz Montejano | IIL Instructor and Sr. Consultant. Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Not a Regular Post (heart to heart talk)

Stepping Into Project Management

If you have been reading this blog for a while I am sure you have noticed that there have been a few changes in the blog. If you are relatively new to the blog, very grateful that you stopped by and decided to be part of this community.

[Success Story] How Jason passed his PMP exam and got a 20% promotion!

ExamsPM

Jason had tried the PMP exam in 2012, but due to his demanding career he was unable to clear the exam on his first attempt. Jason was finding that even if he was qualified for many project management positions, most employers were looking for PMP certified candidates.

Portfolios and Scenarios in Meisterplan – What’s the Difference?

Meisterplan

A topic that seems to cause a certain amount of confusion among Meisterplan users is the difference between portfolios and scenarios. The purpose of this article is to explain these two areas of functionality so that you understand what each of them does and what they are best used for.

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Introducing one-click Task Status update!

Avaza

We’re happy to announce a new usability feature for those who frequently work with tasks. You can now, with one click, update any task to its next status, by clicking on its colored status icon.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.