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How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Gantt charts still have a place in the agile-verse!

Kiron Bondale

Those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I value pragmatism over absolutism when it comes to delivery practices, tools and techniques. Pick the right tool for the right job should be a guiding principle followed by all project teams. Easier said than done!

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Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy owns where he writes about Project Management. Gallatin, TN is the nicest place in America! Who knew? When he told me he was traveling from Kiev, Ukraine to Nashville, Tennessee, I headed over from Memphis.

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Zen Project Management

I am still reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow , and I came across an interesting quote People can maintain an unshakable faith in any proposition, however absurd, when they are sustained by a community of like-minded believers. He used the example of stock traders, who think they are successful in picking stocks even though evidence points otherwise. Two out of three mutual funds underperform the overall market in any given year.

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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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5 Ways to Instantly Build Rapport for Increased Trust and Improved Relationships

Project Bliss

The ability to build rapport with others is often seen as a mysterious skill to those who don’t have it. Many people have a hard time connecting with and building relationships easily with others. They’re often frustrated that communication isn’t as easy as they’d like it to be.

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Seven Big Tech Project Advances We Should See in Our Lifetime

Brad Egeland

We are making major technological advances every year.every month.every day even. Some affect just a few of us while some have a lasting effect on a large portion of the population.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs You Should Follow


Why you should read blogs for Project Managers? Every person who is in charge of. Project Management inspirational project management project management project manager

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What is Strategic Project Definition? | Video

Online PM Courses

If a project definition defines your project, what is a Strategic Project Definition? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is Strategic Project Definition?

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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.

How To Collaborate Better With Freelance And Remote Team Members

Paymo App

Back in the day, when you were building your team, you were limited in who you could hire. Whoever came on board needed to live within driving distance of your office.

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Post-Industrial Project Management in the Era of Knowledge Work


We know old concepts that govern agriculture do not apply to industry. Engineers do not consult the weather or growing seasons before designing machinery. Yet many project managers who work in the knowledge worker domain still apply project management approaches developed for the industrial era.

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Getting Back the Project Client that Went Away

Brad Egeland

By Mark Engelberg CEO, TimeLinx Software, Inc. Project & Service Automation Let's consider this situation from a couple of perspectives. It could be that the corporate project manager who you thought was helping land a large project decided not to choose you.

2018 52

A New Adventure in Project Management

Brett Harned

When I started this blog just over nine years ago, I never expected that it would enable me to make important personal and professional connections around the globe, pursue more writing and speaking opportunities, or lead me to amazing opportunities.

2018 52

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Are you developing the right skills for your team? Learn about the current workplace trends and find out

Skills sets that have an increasingly short lifespan, an ever more competitive job market, fierce competition for emerging talent, and mitigating the threats of automation: according to recent and extensive study by LinkedIn, these are the principal workplace trends.

2018 52

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Featuring baselines, subsidiary plans, and other ancillary plans Do you know the 5Ps? Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan?

Spring Cleaning: Simple Tips for Refreshing Your Workspace


We all know “that” drawer. You know, the one in your kitchen that catches batteries, keys that don’t belong to any lock in your house, and endless supplies of takeout menus. Now picture yourself in springtime, feeling energetic, hopeful, and ready to tackle the clutter that slowly built up over winter.

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Risk, Their Sources, and Handling Strategies

Herding Cats

Risk identification during early design phases of complex systems is commonly implemented but often fails to identify events and circumstances that challenge program performance. Inefficiencies in cost and schedule estimates are usually held accountable for cost and schedule overruns, but the true root cause is often the realization of programmatic risks.

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.

Productivity Articles: Ready Player Productive! 20/5/18


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

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You’re Already a Product Manager…

The Clever PM

One of the most common questions I encounter in my work as The Clever PM is a simple one — “How do I become a Product Manager?” ” And, while the specifics depend greatly on the individual person, where they’re at in their careers, and what companies they want to break into, one of the things […]. Product Management Influence Interactions Leadership PM Roles

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3 aspects to consider when compiling a project budget


One of the biggest challenges in planning and executing a project is compiling the budget. Regardless of the industry and the scale of the project, a detailed forecast of the potential costs is crucial for successful project delivery. At first glance, budget planning appears to only include labor and material costs.

About facts, one more time

Musings on Project Management

My favorite expression about facts and estimates--given to me by Dr. David Hulett who was the PMI chair for PMP Chapter 11--is this one: There are no facts about the future Now, I see this one posted at Critical Uncertainties, attributed to Friedrich Nietzcshe: There are no facts, only interpretations And, so what do we make of this. particularly in our current era of "alternative. Project Management

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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.

Five Things Every Business Analyst Needs to Do First

Brad Egeland

Every project engagement kickoffs with much enthusiasm for the work that awaits the project team and customer. Let's plan, let's set the project schedule in motion, let's get requirements documented. let's go! Right? And the project manager handles many early duties.

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The Art and Science of Networking [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

Source: NetWorkWise. The post The Art and Science of Networking [Infographic] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Build a Career

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What is Scope Creep in Project Management? Definition, Causes, and Solutions


When a project stretches far beyond its original vision, it is called “scope creep”. Scope creep in project management is one of the biggest causes of project failure. This article will help you understand scope creep, its causes, and its solutions. It happens slowly.

2018 52

7 Time-wasters That Kill Your Productivity (and Their Solutions)


We all have same but limited number of hours in a day. But do you ever feel like you are doing things but aren’t accomplishing anything worth being called ‘productive’ ? If yes, then you’re not alone. In a recent survey, 57% of employees said they felt less productive and disengaged at work.

2018 52

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.

Three Steps to Break Into Product Management

The Clever PM

Product Management is a hot role in the current market, partly because there are companies realizing the importance of the role, and partly because everyone seems to think that they can do the job. Without opining on either of those driving forces, in my experience there are three key things that any candidate can do […]. Product Management Communication Influence PM Roles

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How to Go from Being a Regular Business Analyst to an Awesome Business Analyst

Brad Egeland

If you do need the “best of the best”, then what skills or characteristics are you looking for? What defines the best for your organization’s project needs? While BAs are not project managers, the most successful BAs manage the entire business analysis effort. This means that the BA is proactive and dependency-aware.

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Aligning project delivery with customer expectation


Aligning project delivery with customer expectation. Is there a more important project metric than customer satisfaction? If there is, we certainly can’t think of one. Senior Executives often insist that hitting budget and time targets are the benchmark for successful project delivery, but if your customer is dissatisfied because their expectations weren't met, delivering the project on time and within budget counts for nothing. Project Management

The Project Manager Qualities Needed in a Sports Coach

Arras People

In sport today you often hear coaches and directors of sporting teams often referring to their team as a project. There is a goal that needs to be achieved and a plan is carefully put into place in order to achieve it. So who is managing the project ?

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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.