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Using Earned Value Management to Measure Project Performance

No matter how much planning you might do, once you start a project you’re running blind. Well, at least it feels that way. You have the project all mapped out on paper, but how can you tell if what you planned is actually happening?

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How to Become a Project Manager: 3 Ways to Get A Job

Girl's Guide to PM

The projects that you read about in the media are often high profile, with budgets in the multimillions or even billions.

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7 Things You Should Not Do When Identifying Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Known and unknown, internal and external, upside and downside—risks are woven into the fabric of every project. Project managers can waste a lot of time due to poor risk management. In today’s article, let’s look at seven things not to do when identifying project risks. Don’t wait.

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Professional Development for the PMO Professional

Arras People

The people who support project managers – project co-ordinators; project support officers; project analysts and controllers – have had a raw deal when it came to professional development.

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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?

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Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when different departments have to work together. As each department works on a project, each one likely uses a methodology that they’re most comfortable with to provide them with the results they want.

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Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

Arras People

The Project Management Conference, PM Summit (which takes place in Dublin) have recently carried out some research which stated that 40% of project managers (52,000 sample size) suffered from prolonged stress.

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Team Conflict? 5 Steps to Restoring Order

Brad Egeland

The best and most successful projects usually require a top notch team collaborating on all cylinders throughout the engagement. Complete project success is difficult enough to achieve – the last thing the project manager needs is a team in conflict with each other. Performance will always suffer in a situation like that, therefore resolution. and I mean swift resolution. is a must. What do you do?

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Five Differences Between a Junior PM and a Senior PM

The Clever PM

Even though it’s been around as a formal role in software organizations for nearly 20 years (or more, depending on who you talk to), Product Management still struggles with a lot of definition problems — what is the role, how do we grow, when do we get promoted and to where, etc. One of the […]. Product Management Authority Communication Definitions Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Roles

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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.

2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re wondering how to spend your digital project management training budget this year, look. The post 2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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The perils of percentage availability…

Kiron Bondale

Through education or experience most of us learn early in our project management careers about the dangers of using percentage complete for any activity where the work completed cannot be reliably measured. This is unfortunately the case for most knowledge-based work.

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Project 9 from Outer Space

Brad Egeland

"Plan 9 from Outer Space" is generally considered to be the worst motion picture ever made and one of the biggest box office flops of all-time. ​ Personally, I would place "Ishtar” and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in this category, but that's just my opinion. Plan 9 was such an epic failure that a movie was made in the not too recent past about the misguided and unaware director of the movie, Ed Wood entitled. appropriately enough. "Ed Ed Wood."

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The New Way to Work with InLoox 10: Flexible, Mobile & More Networked


We know: Your daily work routine is already complex enough. That is why we have integrated and adapted InLoox 10 even more strongly into your existing systems. With the convenient login for O?ce

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Six Common Project Management Milestone Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them


Milestones have been a basic staple on the project management landscape for, well, forever.

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Managing the change to Agile

Musings on Project Management

I once asked my Agile class what they would do vis a vis change management to prepare the organization to take on Agile methods, if only a pilot to start. One student replied this way. I thought it was pretty decent list, so I present it unabridged: "In order to gain acceptance I would use the following change management techniques: - Vision–Clearly articulate the vision and needs. -. agile change

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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

Online PM Courses

There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

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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.

Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.

InLoox is Officially One of the 20 Most User-Friendly Project Management Software!


About Capterra Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. Founded in 1999, Capterra features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of software categories. From Accounting to Yoga Studio management, Capterra covers it all. Each month, Capterra helps more than three million buyers find the right software. For more information, visit

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! There was time to plan mindful retrospectives targeted on what the team needed, it was total bliss. I’d been learning so much and this was an obvious way to put my learnings into practice and experiment with some new things. .


The Beginner’s Guide to Using Project Planning Software

Paymo App

When was the last time you got lost in your project work because you didn’t plan ahead? To increase your chances of success, you need a defined plan. Unfortunately, not having one is still common in practice for smaller teams in particular.

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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.

The Bulletproof Website Creative Brief [download]

Function Point

The Bulletproof Website Creative Brief [download]. Website projects can range in size and scope from simple landing pages with one CTA to massive enterprise websites with a sitemap that can overwhelm even your best UX designer.

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Advancing Your Project Management Career - Is Now the Best Time?

Brad Egeland

When is the best time to start your move up the corporate ladder in PM? Can you make it happen on your own, or do you wait for lots of experience and hope someone notices you at the right time? The aggressive answer is ‘you go for it’ and we know that senior leadership usually wants to see aggressive pursuit. But what if you’re very new to the organization? Or what if you don’t feel ready?

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How to make your workflow more efficient and help your business grow

Automating tasks and creating KPIs to measure your team’s performance is no longer a differentiating factor, it’s an essential tool for your company to achieve growth. There can be no success without a workflow that provides for performance gains and scalability.

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Project networks the hub and spoke way

Musings on Project Management

On the HBR Blog Network, Andrew Shipilov has a eye-catching post on "hub and spoke" project networks, or alliances between project partners, as he describes them. Say "network" to me, and as an EE, I always jump first to a mind's-eye image of a "mesh", but actually that's one of several general ways to think of networks, and in most situations not a good general model for governance.) Project Management

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.

Project Stakeholder Management: Identification, Analysis, Register

PM Basics

Project Stakeholder Management is the hardest part of project management. Stakeholders are human beings. Let’s face it: They can be jerks, they can be demanding, some will wait until the last moment to add up problems. Part of them will be supportive, most will be indifferent.

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Exciting News| Relaunching- Connect

Stepping Into Project Management

Today, I want to share some exciting news with you all. This goes long back, few years after I started the blog. I felt it was wonderful meeting amazing project management professionals from all over the world and learning from them and being mentored.

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Clever Home Improvement Ideas and Earn 60 PDUs for Your Home Improvement Project

Brad Egeland

Do you find you know the layout of your local hardware store better than the summer hires? ​ If so, we have a way for our PMP students to earn their 60 PDUs from their own home improvement projects. ​ Register today and get even more value for your summer home improvement project. Use promotion code cleverdiy to get this program for half price (this is good for the first 50 students). Use code BRADCCPM for 10% off training and certification More

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Addressing Your CFO’s Concerns To An Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation w/ Paul Argiry(Agile 2018 Preview)

Leading Agile

LeadingAgile’s CFO, Paul Argiry, will be at Agile 2018 to lead a session on Addressing Your CFO’s Concerns To An Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation. In this episode of LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, Paul offers a preview of the session he’ll be leading in San Diego.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.