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The Limited PM

The Digital Project Manager

I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a "minimum requirements" kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support. The post The Limited PM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM

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Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Until recently, popular opinion said that project managers’ experience levels and IQ were the best indicators of project success. But this perception is changing. These days, it’s more generally accepted that straight-up intelligence is only part of the success card.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO.

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12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace

The Digital Project Manager

Dealing with conflict is inevitable in a Project Manager’s line of work (and virtually any. The post 12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Stakeholder Management Topics

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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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Project Management Career Q&A – Kicking Off a Project Management Career

Arras People

I am an international student recently completed an MA in International Business and Management. I have studied an introductory module in project management and am preparing to gain PRINCE2 certification. What advice would you offer to help kick off a career in project management in the UK or abroad?

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Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing

The Digital Project Manager

So you’re a Project Manager. You’ve landed a great job at a digital advertising agency. The post Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

2018 130

SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership. They need to manage their team to maximize efficiency. It requires a leadership that has the right tools to get the most out of their people.

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The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles.

2018 130

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Paving the Way for Team Success – Small Things Make a Big Difference

Project Bliss

It can sometimes be hard to know how to be an outstanding Project Manager. There are excellent books and guides explaining what you’re supposed to do. But you want to know if there are other things you may be missing that will help you win your team over as an excellent project manager.

2018 130

10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

GDPR is a once-in-a-generation update of our data protection regulations. And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. GDPR projects abound at the moment; you might be involved in one yourself.

2018 165

Priming

Zen Project Management

I'm working on the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. As you might guess, the book is about how the brain works, based on years of research. He talks about the mind as two systems, the first being fast and intuitive and the second being more deliberate. One of the ideas he discussing is that of Priming. Priming happens when something such as a set of words impact our thought and actions.

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The art and science of backlog prioritization

Kiron Bondale

A key responsibility of Product Owners is ensuring that the order of work items in a backlog best achieves the goals and vision for the product. Unlike project portfolios where selection or prioritization decisions are often made by a governance committee, with a product backlog the responsibility for the business success or failure of the product rests on the Product Owner’s shoulders. This activity is both science and art.

2018 100

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

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How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The world of project management knowledge sharing is changing. I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. It is hard to capture lessons learned in project management. Actually, it’s not. It’s very easy to capture lessons learned.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

People are gradually becoming more interested in project management as an independent topic and as a possible career. This is why an increasing number of content and discussions around this subject are surfing up.

2018 91

Stay on Top of Your Work With Lukasz Zelezny! [PODCAST EPISODE #17]

TimeCamp

Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast! Are you ready for another dose of great. Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast podcast seo stay on top of work

2018 70

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.

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Overcome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements. We should attack these threats with a vengeance.

The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

amium

Agile project management is favored for its speed, but even teams that claim to have Agile values are not working that quickly. Just ask the Financial Times , a company that spent four years redesigning their media platform in a supposedly Agile way.

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Track time easily from your Desktop

Paymo App

Since launching Paymo in 2008, we have been on a mission to create the best time tracking experience for freelancers & small businesses. From the get go, a key part of our strategy was to offer a mix of cloud and desktop apps that enable you to work seamlessly across different mediums.

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The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

Emotional intelligence, or EQ as it also known, has become something of a bellwether for effective leadership. Various studies have highlighted a link between understanding emotions and leadership and team performance and success.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Jira Time Tracking

TimeCamp

What Is Jira? Time and work management are crucial for every company. If an organization. Time Management Tools Time Tracking Tips Jira jira project management jira time tracking time tracking

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Personal Time Management for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

One of the questions project managers most often ask me in training room is about personal time management. They want to know: ‘How can I manage my time, in the busy context of a project?’

2018 65

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

amium

Your company or client is excited to bring an awesome new feature or product to market but is so eager to get started building, they don’t want to spend the time thinking about how the project will actually get done.

2018 60

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

There's a popular phrase in some parts of the agile community that goes like this. We focus on value production, not delivery. This willfully ignores the principle of all business decision making in the presence of uncertainty.

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.

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Learn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements? The Project Management Institute says, “47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.”

Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Calling all project managers. planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. You've heard the saying, “measure twice, cut once”? Well, plan 15 times, say “go!”

Gravitas: How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Online PM Courses

Gravitas is something every Project Manager should be aiming at. It's the sense of authority, or substance that leads people to trust your judgement and rely on your advice. And, whilst experience, track record and, frankly, gray hairs contribute to your gravitas, there's more to it than that.

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6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing

LiquidPlanner

When Rob Welsh, a Development Process Manager at Lake Shore Cryotronics , went searching for a new project management tool, he was in the market for something that would help his team deliver projects on time and on budget.

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.