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4 Questions You Should Never Ask A Developer (And What To Ask Instead)

The Digital Project Manager

In the digital industry, project managers and development resources may be cut from the same cloth, but perhaps from opposite ends of the tapestry. The post 4 Questions You Should Never Ask A Developer (And What To Ask Instead) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Understanding your Value in the Project Management Market

Arras People

Last week’s Project Challenge saw Arras People’s Managing Director, John Thorpe, deliver a session to visitors called Understanding your Value in the Project Management Market. It’s a question that we get asked a lot – how much am I worth?

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How do YOU define project failure?

Kiron Bondale

An early project management lesson learned is that it is a good practice to start with the end in mind, especially when it comes to defining what done looks like.

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this.

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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Horseshoes and hand grenades? Don’t forget about projects!

Kiron Bondale

It is a common practice in many organizations to do a thorough post-mortem once a major project issue has occurred to understand why it happened, how effectively the team responded to it, and what might be learned from it to avoid or reduce impacts from similar causes in the future.

What is VUCA?

Arras People

No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change. Increasingly, how to respond to those challenges is being explained by people with smart insights. One thing is for sure; you cannot choose not to change when the world around you changes.

How To Manage Remote Project Teams Effectively


Five top tips on how to manage remote project teams effectively. Visibility

2017 28

What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder? There are many possible options where you can apply the valuable skills you’ve honed as a project manager. I previously wrote about the different career paths that can lead to project management.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Sustainable Development Goal #17 of 17. Partnership for the Goals and Project Management.

Green Project Management

At the UN Global Compact Leadership Summit, our 5th, as a stakeholder, it was stated as part of the plenary that business cannot thrive if the people and the planet aren’t. This also includes that the 17 UN SDGs are on target. They are universal, transcend borders, industry, and societies.

Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

Last month I had the pleasure of joining the Delivery Club in Central London.

5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier

The Digital Project Manager

When setting out to write this, I intended to focus on our agency’s slight (but important) shift to Scrum in recent months. This is happening. The post 5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General


Las Vegas Shooting, Risks, Planning and is There Anything We Can Do

Brad Egeland

The events and outcome surrounding the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival here in Las Vegas Sunday night and Monday morning were horrific to say the least. Las Vegas ranks #1 in many things and while I assumed a terrorist attack would happen here at some point, this isn't what I figured it would be (not even sure if it was a terrorist far it doesn't look like it). Or how it would feel.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Best Time Recording Apps


Why Record Time? We live in a fast-paced world where time is extremely valuable, especially when it comes to working. For this reason, time tracking has recently become much more popular. Many companies and individuals use time tracking software to stay on top of the work.

Infographic: How to Manage Remote Project Teams Effectively


A handy infographic of five top tips on how to manage remote project teams effectively. Visibility Resource optimisation

2017 15

How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

John, Sally, and Bill just left a full-day project management workshop. John said, “Am I the only one who felt like I just wasted a day?” Sally replied, “The trainer lost me in the first thirty minutes. At least, I caught up on my email during the day.”.

Yes, Your Team Needs a Project Manager. Here’s Why


During the annual budget cycle, portfolio planning or even the adhoc “just-go-do-it” project, project management resource planning and funding can be marginalized and even entirely overlooked.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

How To Delegate Tasks As a Project Manager?


What Does It Mean To Delegate? Being a project manager often means being swamped with work. And when you’re rushed off your feet, it’s good to learn to delegate your tasks. So what does it mean to delegate and why is it important in your work? Let’s take a closer look at it.

2017 16

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Somebody someplace has already solved this problem (or one very similar to it.) Creativity is now finding that solution and adapting it to this particular problem. — The TRIZ Journal.

The Knowledge-Based Economy: Are You and Your Company Ready for the New Era?

Until recently, knowledge was for the few. To learn something, you would need to take a course, turn to a specialist or spend weeks at a time looking through books and other sources. The internet was still unavailable for most of us, and the amount of information that could be found on it was far […]. The post The Knowledge-Based Economy: Are You and Your Company Ready for the New Era? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

2017 13

No Win/No Lose

The Tao of Project Management

Rugby Great excitement at the club this week as they will be filming next week's Rugby Tonight (BT Sport) at our very own Topsham Rugby Football Club. It will undoubtedly be chaos but I'll hopefully be able to get a plug in for walking rugby.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

Using the 5 Whys Method to Get to the Bottom of Your Problems


When something goes wrong, people always want to know why. Why did this happen? Why did this go wrong? It’s a logical question, but stopping there is likely to lead to a dead end. To get at the core of why the unexpected event or challenge happened, you need to dig deeper.

Why Is Happy Workplace Important?


Why Does a Happy Workplace Matter? It’s widely known that a happy workplace improves employees’ outcomes. When the atmosphere is friendly, work is no longer a necessity but a pleasure. But without a shadow of a doubt, a happy workplace boosts productivity. And it works both ways.

2017 14

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Man’s Flight through Life is Sustained by the Power of his Knowledge. This knowledge must be based principles, starting in theory and tested in practice. Starting with an opinion based on anecdotal practices in the absence of principle has little value in informing knowledge. . Quotes

Why We’re Not Afraid to Write Generic SEO Articles


Here at ActiveCollab, our marketing team is well aware of the long-term value of investing in proper SEO. By “proper”, we mean as organic as possible. And by “as organic as possible”, we mean guest posting all the time.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Final PMP 2017 Boot Camp and Certification based on PMBOK 5th Edition

Brad Egeland

PPM Global Services – a leading provider of guaranteed PMP Certification training - is offering their final 2017 PMP Boot Camp based on the 5th Edition of the PMBOK. The training is set for November 6-8 – no travel is required. It's all online! Note: Respond and signup ASAP – there are only a couple of spots left.

2018 11

How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing


There is no escaping the big data revolution that is sweeping across all sectors of industry. Companies that embrace this revolution are on the road to achieving greater business efficiencies and higher profitability.

Three Methods That Will Allow Every Project Manager To Keep Their Mind Fresh Until The Last Day At Work


The business world is a minefield. Every wrong move may cost one life (a career? salary? position?). It is particularly necessary to be careful when one gets older and their cognitive capabilities may decrease.

2017 12

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Systematically you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. Nevertheless, you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts. Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day.

2017 12

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.