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Availability is Not a Skill Set! 5 Tips for Resource Allocation

Girl's Guide to PM

“Who is free to work on this task?”. That’s something all project managers will hear at some time or another. And it isn’t the best way to allocate work to your project team members.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

ProjectManager.com

There are many different management styles, and unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. However, understanding the different approaches to management can help a person find the style that fits their personality.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 254

Four Reasons Why You Struggle to Engage Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey This is a guest post by Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence. Colin is an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

2018 212

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?

Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. But with this emphasis on what they shouldn’t be doing, not as much gets published about the specific activities we should be doing to help them through the change.

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Hybrid Agile. what's that?

Musings on Project Management

What's the hybrid thing? It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Agile is the not-traditional. Can you fashion a hybrid. agile

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7 Linkedin Tips for Project Professionals

Arras People

Linkedin – love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s become a premium recruitment platform (even though that wasn’t the original intention – or was it!).

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DPM Podcast: Contracting The Agile Way (With Alexa Huston)

The Digital Project Manager

Triumph over the contracting madness: Alexa Huston explains how an agile contract can benefit your project—and how to get buy-in from clients.

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The PMP - Train Together and Win Projects Together

Brad Egeland

If you want to run fast, go alone. ​ If you want to run further, go together Become the Champion of Further, Faster for the Organizations You Serve. Click Here to download the Better Projects, Better Business Whitepaper Use code BRADPMP for 5% off training and certification - signup a team of 3 or more and get 10% off each! Trained and certified in only 5 days - no more training needed. 100% guaranteed pass!

2018 146

Pert v Monte Carlo. some still care

Musings on Project Management

A note from a reader of some of my stuff on slideshare.net/jgoodpas: ". I just read your slide presentation on using stats in project management and am a bit confused or perhaps disagree. that using Monte Carlo will improve the accuracy of a schedule or budget based on subjective selections of activity or project. a) optimistic, realistic and pessimistic ($.Time) Time) values, b) a. Risk Management schedule

2018 174

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 152

The Qualities of a Good Project Manager

Prince2

Understandably, we believe that being certified in project management is a sure-fire way to boost your career chances, knowledge of best practice and overall skillset. However, without the right personal skills, a qualification can only take you so far. We’ve pulled together 4 essential attributes you can use to take your PM skills from good to great. Organisation.

2018 187

The 7 Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019

Appfluence

Finding the Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019. As Executive Assistant, you are constantly looking for ways to hone your skills. Attending executive assistant conferences, workshops or retreats is a great way to learn new skills.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. And you know that a good qualification will help you get the jobs you want, to put it to use. But there is such a wide range of choice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow?

What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project. No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day.

2018 161

Welcome in the house of Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

The house of Scrum is a warm house. It’s a house where people are W E L C O M E. In the house of Scrum people from different backgrounds, in different roles, with different skills, talents and personalities work, learn and improve together.

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Lack of Autonomy: The Plague of the Modern Workplace

Pawel Brodzinski

Radical Self-Organization is a way I tend to label organizational design that we adopted at Lunar Logic. It’s been dubbed The Lunar Way too on occasions. Anyway, it draws from different approaches to design organizational structure in a very flat, non-hierarchical way.

2018 113

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?

Software Developers Don’t Need Permission or Forgiveness

Leading Agile

This one is for software developers.

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

The supply chain manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of an organization, sometimes even the coordination and cooperation between several companies that form one supply chain together. Accordingly, managers in this profession bear a great deal of responsibility, but also earn quite a lot as a result. Tasks of a Supply Chain Manager The tasks of a supply chain manager are diverse and vary greatly from industry to industry.

The Bullet Journal App That Will Streamline Your Productivity

Appfluence

Recently, a customer told us that he was a fan of the Bullet Journal, but was looking for an online/electronic bullet journal app that would be compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows to continue his bullet journal endeavors on.

2018 78

5 Actionable TED Talks for Project Managers I Recommend

PM Basics

TED talks for project managers ? I can list dozens! They would all make a perfect sense. The role of a PM is that much diversified. In this article, I want to share my top five TED Talks any project manager should watch. (In In fact, I hope you will find time to watch at least one or two.

2018 69

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.

Free Download: Goal Settiing Planner

Stepping Into Project Management

If you are reading this blog, the goal is to ensure your are your best version. This means, here you are encouraged to grow, be yourself and find out what the best in their domains do and how they work.

2018 63

TDD Considered Harmful?

Leading Agile

Warning: Snark alert. I read something recently – might have been on social media somewhere, but I don’t recall exactly – a story about how test-driven development (TDD) had caused a software development team to allow a defect into their product.

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Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization

Inloox

Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean? And what does it take for an organization to successfully implement agile approaches? What is agile transformation?

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

By Analuz Montejano | IIL Instructor and Sr. Consultant. Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications.

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.

Leankor + Salesforce: What Makes Us Work

Leankor

Leankor + Salesforce: What Makes Us Work. Leankor is an enterprise work management solution with robust capabilities aimed at driving better business outcomes.

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Not a Regular Post (heart to heart talk)

Stepping Into Project Management

If you have been reading this blog for a while I am sure you have noticed that there have been a few changes in the blog. If you are relatively new to the blog, very grateful that you stopped by and decided to be part of this community.

The Agile Industrial Complex and Imposing Agile Practices w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

This Spring at Agile Australia 2018 , Martin Fowler , Chief Scientist at Thoughtworks and Agile Manifesto co-author gave a Keynote titled “The State of Agile Software in 2018” He recently published the text of his talk here. (If If you refer video, you can find it on InfoQ.)

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How to create a value-driven PMO

Hydra

Does your PMO drive value-creation and revenue generation? Project Management PMO

2018 52

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.