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What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however. Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders. The cloud, of course, is not the fluffy ethereal thing its name suggests.

A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes)

The Digital Project Manager

Project Managers: Take a look at your job description. Does it say “make reservations, clean. The post A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

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How To Lead Your Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Nick Nuss from VocationCultivation. Nick Nuss. You can’t tell from the picture, but he’s actually an Excel Wizard. There comes a time when you have to step up and lead your manager, or any senior manager in your organisation.

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10 Terrific Traits of Exceptional Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Think about the project managers you've worked with through the years. Which ones were unusually good? Which ones qualify as exceptional project managers? I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of project managers in my career.

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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?

Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper

ProjectManager.com

Paid time off (PTO) policies are central to achieving work-life balance. PTO should be a refuge for people to unplug and re-center, so they can return to work feeling refreshed and productive.

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Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

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Joint Idea Development and Brainstorming Meetings with the Catchball Method

Inloox

Brainstorming sessions aren’t only about developing completely new ideas. Often, you already have some existing ideas or at least approaches that you want to develop further. For situations like these, there is a special creativity technique that focuses on the joint development of ideas: The so-called catchball method.

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7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication

ProjectManager.com

Team communication is the bedrock on which productive project management is built. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how you and your team can communicate effectively. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – 7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication.

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Bad Haircut

Musings on Project Management

The bad haircut What do you say when your colleague comes in with a bad haircut? (*) Jump on it? Criticize it? Threaten abuse? Probably none of the above; probably you ignore it or make some civil remark The bad idea What if the same person comes in with a bad idea? Now what? Probably you can't ignore it, but your commentary can be civil, inquiring, benefit of the doubt and all that (Speak communication human factors

2018 170

DPM Podcast: Project Managing Agile On The Sly (With Sarah Hoban)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Project Managing Agile On The Sly (With Sarah Hoban) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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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.

Why Virtual and Remote Teams are Successful

Brad Egeland

Are you a project manager who needs to pitch the concept of remote project management to your PMO director? Or are you a PMO director of CIO or corporate exec building your project management model and you need to pitch the virtual project management team model to your CEO or the rest of your leadership team? I’m sure there are many resources out there that tell you why remote project management is a good idea or why virtual project teams work.

2018 137

Project Challenge Live Presentation: Is it Really a Candidates Market?

Arras People

On the 9th and 10th October, we exhibited at Project Challenge. As well as talking to many project professionals about their careers and how we can help our very own John Thorpe presented the seminar: Is it Really a Candidates Market (see below).

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10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems.

Communications v content

Musings on Project Management

"The New York Herald pointed out [that] the telegraph appeared to make it possible for the whole nation to have the same idea at the same moment. Henry David Thoreau raised an eyebrow: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate" The New York Times Nothing important to communicate? communication

2018 170

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency

The Digital Project Manager

Working with a remote team? Collaboration tools are vital in today’s world of online work. This expert review compares 10 of the best collaboration tools, explaining their pros & cons, pricing, features, integrations, and more. The post 10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

2018 138

Why You Should Be Using Time Blocking in Your Company

TimeCamp

What Is Time Blocking? Time blocking is used by such productivity experts like Elon Musk, Time Management time blocking time management time map

2018 104

#NoEstimates in Six Boxes

Herding Cats

. Here's a picture from a Tweeter post (without attribution) that is suggested to represent what it means to apply #NoEstimates. Let's look at the detail of each of the boxes in the context of the uncertainties encountered on all projects. Prioritize features and stories by Value.

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online task management software is enabler

Binfire

Do you have tasks that you need to do every day? Managing tasks should not be a pain. With the advent of online task management software , managing work just got easier. Let’s start by defining what is a task? Task simply means any work that needs to be undertaken to achieve the desired result.

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?

#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

#PMOT is the Twitter hashtag used by Project Managers on Twitter. If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. It’s not the only tag project managers use.

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Zen and Code Maintenance

Leading Agile

Warning: This may be a little bit preachy. If so, it’s only because I’m a little bit frustrated by it. Tying Up Loose Ends at Home. We’ve had a bad habit at our house over the years. When we used a tool, we’d neglect to put it back in its proper place.

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Interested in PMP Certification - Contact Me to Get More Info About that Next Step

Brad Egeland

If any of your team or contacts or clients aren't PMPs but want to go that route, I can get them a great discount with Cheetah Learning for individuals or a bigger discount for team signups of 3 or more. Let me know. they are PMP exam prepped and then certified within a 5 day period and it's a 100% pass guarantee. Contact me for the code to the PMP training discount or any other specialized training Cheetah offers.

Download the 2018 PTO Study

ProjectManager.com

We surveyed over 2,000 full-time workers and obtained some compelling insights and statistics that are sure to surprise you and disrupt a preconceived notion or two. Download the full study to learn everything you need to know about modern paid time off policies and attitudes in the United States.

2018 161

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 6 Priority Matrix Features for Executive Assistants

Appfluence

Priority Matrix helps executive assistants manage all their responsibilities and priorities throughout that day. Here are six features that are specially helpful for this role: 1) Reminders.

What is a PMO? | Video

Online PM Courses

PMO stands for Project Management Office. …or Program Management Office. …or Portfolio Management Office. So, what is a PMO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is a PMO?

Value, Quality, and Craftin Software

Leading Agile

A non-controversial title: Three words that have clear, unambiguous, consistently-understood meanings. If you use one of those words, everyone immediately understands exactly what you mean, and vice versa. Right? Well, okay, maybe not so much. From Three to One.

How to Make Friends When You are the Project Manager

PM Basics

The higher you get on the career ladder, the colder and lonelier it becomes. You may be a talented leader. Nevertheless, you are in the role that prescribes management. People don’t like to be managed. Your job is to make people do what needs to be done. And it is always at the top of their mind.

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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.

Stress Management Techniques for the Modern Workplace

ProjectManager.com

If you told me you don’t feel stress in the workplace, I wouldn’t believe you. I might ask, “Oh, do you work from home? Is that why you don’t feel stress ‘in the workplace?’” “Are you a professional puppy cuddler?” Or maybe, “Are you happily unemployed?”.

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Are You Using This Secret Technique To Pass The PMP Exam On The First Attempt?

Project Management Hacks

Walking into the PMP exam room is an experience. This is the moment you’ve worked toward for months. You’ve invested years of effort in work experience, courses and exam preparation. You have even read through the PMBOK Guide more than once. After all that work, are you ready?

2018 61

How To Pass PMP In 30 Days – Mandisa’s PMP story

ExamsPM

Mandisa is a project manager who was looking for a way to advance her career in project management. She decided to get PMP certified, and she passed her PMP in 30 days after registering for ExamsPM’s training. We asked for her lessons learned and this is what she had to say in her own words: 1.

SoundNotes Live: Q&A Session w/ Mike Cottmeyer vol.2

Leading Agile

?. Once again, Mike Cottmeyer and Dave Prior sat down to discuss some of Mike’s latest thoughts on Agile Transformation and answer questions that we received from the audience. Some of the topics discussed were: Agile PMO, velocity, and governance just to name a few.

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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.