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How to Improve Interpersonal Project Management Skills

Project Risk Coach

Think of the project managers you admire most. Often, these are individuals who possess more than the technical skills such as developing project schedules and performing risk analysis. These project managers have strong interpersonal project management skills. So, what are interpersonal skills?

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Challenging project leaders to lead confidently in uncertain times

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Nadine Rochester, technical marketing director at Strategy Execution. Strategy Execution’s Top 10 Trends for 2019.

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Being Successful in a Complex Role

Arras People

If you imagine project management to be like crossing a bridge, at first glance it would seem simple. You start at one end and walk across until you get to the other.

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Why “The Customer Is Always Right” Is Wrong

ProjectManager.com

Accepted knowledge is dangerous if it’s not tempered by critical thinking. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, looks at that old axiom, “The customer Is always right,” and tells you why it’s flawed. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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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?

Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

I’m midway through Priya Parker’s book The Art of Gathering and her insights into how to make an event a meaningful gathering rather than “just another boring meeting” are apropos to ceremonies.

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What Is Product Management?

ProjectManager.com

Put simply, product management is a way to organize the planning, production, marketing and other tasks related to the creation and distribution of a product. It involves the coordination of teams, data, processes, business systems and more. In reality, product management can be a complicated matter.

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How to Master Meeting Minutes

Project Risk Coach

Do you and your team members lose track of the things you discussed in your project meetings? Who was to complete that action item? Who owns that risk? What did we decide to do? Sound familiar? Let's talk about how to master meeting minutes.

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Capacity Planning: The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Not that long ago, a project manager – who, for the purposes of this article has asked to remain anonymous – was planning out Phase 2 of her project. There was a lot of work to do for the project management team, which was just her. No problem, she thought.

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7 Problem-Solving Steps to Conquer Even the Toughest Problems

Project Bliss

These 7 awesome problem-solving steps can help you solve difficult problems, identify opportunities, grow your leadership skills, and take your career up several notches. When you see peers in your organization handling big problems, are you ever amazed at how they do it?

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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.

Garbage in.

Musings on Project Management

Garbage in; garbage out. GIGO to the rest of us Re GIGO, this issue is raised frequently when I talk about Monte Carlo simulation, and the GIGO thing is not without merit. These arguments are made: You have no knowledge of what distribution applies to the uncertainties in the project (True) You are really guessing about the limits of the three point estimates which drive the simulation. Risk Management Statistics

2019 170

Burndown Chart: What Is It & How Do I Use It?

ProjectManager.com

At times it feels like there’s never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Often, the powers that be want things done yesterday, even though it’s an impossibility. Their intent is clear: get it done fast.

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Mind Mapping Supercharges Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

Mention Project Management software and most people’s thoughts will automatically go to Microsoft Project or. The post Mind Mapping Supercharges Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Best Practices Tools Tools Planning Topics Sponsored

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. She’s even written the book on it. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. Ruth, let’s start at the beginning.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

People are naturally Agile. Our personal lives require us to demonstrate our ability to adapt more than our professional environments often allow us to do. Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt.

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Technical debt -- a working definition

Musings on Project Management

Technical debt: we've all written about it; I've described it in my book, Project Management the Agile Way (see below), but I guess the industry has never settled on a formal definition. I've always thought of it as a "punch list" that is a "debt" that must be retired in the future. stuff that needs to get DONE or fixed so that we can say to the sponsor: hey, it's DONE and the QUALITY is. agile

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How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule & Be More Productive

ProjectManager.com

Every time I look at the clock on my phone, it tells me the correct time. My biological clock on the other hand, that one is prone to errors. The errors in my biological clock, or circadian rhythm, are most troublesome when it comes to sleep.

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My Secret to Finally Getting Organized: Why PMs Need A Personal Organization System

The Digital Project Manager

Do you have a system for staying organized, or do you just “hope everything works out”? Here’s why you need a personal organization system, and how to create one. The post My Secret to Finally Getting Organized: Why PMs Need A Personal Organization System appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development PM Best Practices Time Management

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

No project happens in a vacuum. Projects are constrained by and are dependent on the environment in which they are taking place – both the corporate environment and the wider environment outside the company.

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How to Step Up When the Project Manager Is Away

LiquidPlanner

One piece of valuable advice I was given early in my career was to always work to make my boss’s boss look good. Another was to always work as if I were the one responsible for the outcome.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. When I applied those principles in real-world situations, they worked remarkably well.

2019 111

4 Key Steps to Succeed as a Project Manager

Eylean

Being a manager in any project is a big responsibility. It is up to you to organize everything and make sure the team is on the right track. And while no two projects are alike, if you are just starting out as a project manager, there are a few things to note.

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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.

DPM Podcast: How To Plan An Agile Sprint (With Alexa Huston)

The Digital Project Manager

Are your Sprint planning meetings as productive as they could be? Identify the common pitfalls and challenges of Spring planning meetings with PM Alexa Huston as she gives simple solutions for planning Sprints successfully. The post DPM Podcast: How To Plan An Agile Sprint (With Alexa Huston) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Issue Management: All You Need to Know about PMBoK’s Missing Process

Online PM Courses

Issue management seems a basic part of project management and pretty straightforward. Experienced project managers deal with it day-to-day. But is it? The post Issue Management: All You Need to Know about PMBoK’s Missing Process appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Control Project Delivery Step-by-step Guides issue management

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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Working on a Never-Ending Project

LiquidPlanner

Completion is satisfying. Being able to cross an item off a to-do list, mark a task done, or deliver a finished project is a big part of being fulfilled at work. That’s why projects that stretch into a far-off horizon are challenging for even the most seasoned project manager.

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Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

In a recent SoundNotes Q&A with Mike Cottmeyer , our Fearless Leader fielded questions on a range of topics related to organizational transformation and agility. One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., is designed to operate under certain conditions.

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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.

4 Practices to Better Manage Your Project Resources

Brad Egeland

No project runs its course without some project team issues or concerns. Any time you have a group of highly-skilled and highly-focused individuals working closely – yet often individually – on a team working toward a common project goal, you're bound to have conflicts and issues. Usually small, sometimes big. But you will have them – probably on every project to some degree.

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The Best Requirements Management Tools of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Requirements management tools help you make sure your products and projects do what they’re supposed to do. This expert review compares the best requirements management tools on the market to help you choose the right one for your organization. The post The Best Requirements Management Tools of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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How to Get the Most Out of Every Employee on a New Project

Workamajig

This is a guest post by Scott Miraglia of Elevation Marketing. Starting a new project always comes with a mixture of excitement and nerves.

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