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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 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.

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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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

2018 265

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?

Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

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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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Project Success: Is On Budget or On Time Enough Anymore?

Arras People

It used to be that project success was based on one or more of three key project success determiners: on budget delivery, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction (and sometimes quality, but that also factors into customer satisfaction).

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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.

2018 236

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

The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.

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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.

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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The Loyalty Cost

Arras People

After reading an article which painted people taking a new role as receiving a disloyalty bonus; we launched the latest Arras People survey to gain an insight into what is happening in the UK market for Project Management practitioners.

2018 181

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

2018 146

Situating reslience

Musings on Project Management

"Scholars. have situated resilience, the ability to sustain ambition in the face of frustration, at the heart of. leadership growth. Why some people are able to extract wisdom from experience, others not, remains a critical question" Doris Kearns Goodwin, Historian "Leadership in Turbulent Times". In another venue, we might say some people are naturally street smart, while others. leadership Quotations

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

I Can Work from Anywhere and Other Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

I will be the first to say that remote work works for me. It works great, and I've been doing it productively, effectively and successfully for years. But I realize that is not necessarily for everyone, it may not work on all types of projects, and it may not work in all companies, countries and industries. But it works for me in Las Vegas, Nevada. ​ To make a broad statement like “I can work from anywhere” is simply not true. It's like Green Eggs and Ham.

2018 164

How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

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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).

2018 126

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 127

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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5 Myths About Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Project meetings – necessary evils in the world of project management. But meetings are meetings, right? All attendees come to meetings because you invited them so they have to, right? If you say it’s important, everyone needs to take note and be there, right? You’re the project manager so what you say goes, right? People view meetings as a nice break from the daily routine and a chance to stay up to date on project information, right?

2018 158

Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

Criticism is everywhere. Who hasn’t heard something like, “That’s not how you make a hamburger,” or, “You lost the game for us with that lousy pitching!” ” But that’s not constructive criticism.

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.

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 Business Case? | Video

Online PM Courses

Before you get funding and approval for your project, you will first need to produce a Business Case. So, what is a Business Case? 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 Business Case?

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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.

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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

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.

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition.

2018 89

6 Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Assistant Career Path

Appfluence

As an Executive Assistant you want to advance your career. Whether you are actively applying for your next role or simply thinking ahead of schedule, here are some tips that will help you determine what your next actions should be. Define Skill Level.

CAPM Exam Prep: 7 Sure-Fire Steps To Pass The Certification Test

PM by PM

Do you want to start CAPM exam prep? Or, have you already started preparation for the CAPM certification test? If answer to one of the questions is yes, then this post will help you to prepare exam prep strategy and help you in your studies. CAPM is an entry level project management certification.

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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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.