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How to Become a Senior Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Want to become a senior project manager? First you must know how one differs from a typical project manager. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and provides you with practical steps to achieve your career goals. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions? Some negative events that you thought might happen has now occurred. And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Overwhelmed?

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Using Social Media Networking Sites to find a job

Arras People

When we think of Social Media what comes to mind? Facebook , Twitter , Instagram ? At their inception, they were designed as a way to share personal thoughts and stories, create or find local events.

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Justify yourself!

Kiron Bondale

A project manager asked me this week whether I was aware of any studies which could be used to justify the assignment of a “real” project manager to manage a project as opposed to having this function performed by someone else within a team.

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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?

Failure or faults?

Musings on Project Management

Does software fail, or does it just have faults, or neither? Silly questions? Not really. I've heard them for years. Here 's the argument for "software doesn't fail": Software always works the way it is designed to work, even if designed incorrectly. It doesn't wear out, break (unless you count corrupted files), or otherwise not perform exactly as designed. To wit: it never fails Here's. risk Risk Management

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A Quick Guide to Time Blocking

ProjectManager.com

Everyone could use a little more time in their day to focus on what they care about.

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Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Boost Land Price 12 Times Average Value

Brad Egeland

The small industrial site isn’t much — just a collection of storage containers, semi trucks, boats and other vehicles and items. But with the Raiders building a 65,000-seat football stadium right across the street, the nondescript plot is now lucrative real estate — and if plans come through, it will be a mixed-use entertainment spot.

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DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Polish version of the Scrum Values poster

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.

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Project Management Intuition: Why Some Have It and How You Can Get It

ProjectManager.com

Intuition is an important part of decision making. There’s a reason why we use phrases like “listen to your gut” or “let your heart speak.” Both our gut and our heart have complex networks of nerve cells. Medical scientists even talk about a “gut brain.”.

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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.

Mobile Project Management: InLoox Mobile App for iOS and Android

Inloox

Nowadays we can do a lot on just one device - the smartphone - for which we previously needed several devices: watching TV, listening to the radio, sending emails, taking photos and videos, setting your alarm, and so on and so forth.

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Why Planning Poker Powers Teams at Some of the World's Top Brands

Brad Egeland

Sprints made simple. Estimates made easy. Planning Poker is the secure, fun way for agile teams to guide sprint planning and build accurate consensus estimates. Planning Poker is a digital card game designed to help agile and scrum development teams effectively set their sprint goals through collaborative planning and consensus-based estimations. Planning Poker is proven to be one of the most effective sprint planning tools for agile teams.

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22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget

The Digital Project Manager

Show your PM some holiday love with these project manager gifts for every budget that can help them stay organized and energized, on and off the job! The post 22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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Getting Rusty

Zen Project Management

I was in the Moab, Utah area last weekend and got some mountain biking in. I haven't spent a lot of time mountain biking this year so I was a bit rusty. By the second day I was starting to get my rhythm but it took a little time. Just like mountain biking, our agile skills can get rusty.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

ProjectManager.com

Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. There’s never just one way to accomplish this mission, and thus there is never just one methodology for project managers to use.

French version of the Scrum Values poster

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.

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Take Cheetah's 20 hour online Communicating Through Conflict Course

Brad Egeland

Take Cheetah Learning's 20 hour online Communicating Through Conflict Course Use the Promotion Code - "ReduceConflict" to get 50% off Click Here to Register Read Cheetah's Recent Blog Post Relating to Conflict Resolution Skills in Project Management Understanding the Role of Expectations in Conflict 12/01/2018 07:18 Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT "As Project Management Professionals (PMPs), we learn the critical importance of managing stake holder expectations.

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The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories. They can be helpful for short-term planning of software development activities.

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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?

Successful Team Communication and Motivation with Storytelling

Inloox

Flatter, more open hierarchical structures and agile collaboration increasingly determine the daily routine of the project. This means that communication needs to be more and more emotional and motivating. The storytelling method helps you motivate employees and - more importantly - keep them motivated during the often lengthy course of the project. What is storytelling and why do I need it for my project? Storytelling means just that: you tell a story.

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Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

Online PM Courses

Here’s a topic to get every Project Manager’s heart racing: project documentation. We know we need it, but it’s hardly a favorite! The danger, of course, is that your project documentation fails to get the attention it deserves. Because getting essential documents right is vital. So, you need to make it one of your top […]. The post Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Two Types of Managers in Priority Matrix

Appfluence

Introduction. When taking on the role of manager, people are faced with many important decisions. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures they feel is navigating many types of manager that they see today. Granted, theyhope to be a good manager but there are many different ways to accomplish this.

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The Impact Technology Can Have on Project Management

Eylean

Written by: Adrian Rubin There are several ways that technology has had an impact on project management. This means that the technology is going to make it a lot easier for you to do all the work that you need for managing the project.

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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.

10 Common Project Management Mistakes You Can Easily Correct Today

Taskque

You are a project manager who has to juggle multiple projects simultaneously without messing up any one of them. Despite that, the projects you oversee end up taking longer to complete and cost you much more than the original budget.

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Live from Product404, in Atlanta: Agile RoadMapping

Leading Agile

? ?. This talk covers techniques and approaches to developing and communicating roadmaps to your organization. Balancing Agility and predictability in a roadmap is a challenge, and stakeholders require transparency in order to effectively drive organizations forward.

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How to Collect Stakeholder Requirements (Real-life Example)

PM Basics

It’s always interesting to compare how other PMs manage projects , isn’t it? So, let’s see how we collected stakeholder requirements on a real project. It’s a software project. Rather big for a fast-paced project life cycles that we have.

Creating a New Hire Packet in Priority Matrix

Appfluence

Introduction. Creating and managing new hire packets for each new employee can take up a lot of time for HR professionals. In Priority Matrix, HR managers can create a template for, customize and share new hire packets. This way, all the important tasks in employee on-boarding are in one place.

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.

Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Susan Parente | Risk Management Guru – Agile Generalist – Instructor and Consultant, IIL. Can Agile practices be incorporated with traditional project management?” This is a very common question today, and the answer is yes!

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10 Powerful Phrases to Improve Your Leadership | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Leadership is all about communicating effectively. See 10 simple phrases that can turn ordinary conversations into powerful opportunities with your team

Designing a Feedback-Driven Strategic Execution Model w/ Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

A few weeks ago, Dennis Stevens and I recorded a podcast called Building an Organizational System That Can Embrace Change. The podcast introduced three critical concepts which we are exploring at a deeper level in additional interviews.

The Meaningless Blog

The Lazy Project Manager

Can I borrow you for a sec because I’m stacked? It will be a win-win situation. I have been blue sky thinking and want to keep you in the loop on my thinking outside of the box, as well as picking your brains, I’m just playing devils’ advocate on this teamwork/dreamwork idea. Will it work?

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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.