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Timing is everything for your team!

Kiron Bondale

Those of us who have managed projects with team members dispersed across distant time zones are well aware of the risks caused by geographic, cultural and temporal distance.

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The Current Project Management Job Climate

Arras People

The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by IHS Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The report looks at both permanent and temporary jobs in a number of different sectors.

2018 151

How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Challenges of Gender in Project Management

Arras People

Gender equality in the work place is a massive topic in today’s world. The movement for gender equality is bigger than ever and this has been emphasised recently in Hollywood ( even the Queen got paid less than Prince Philip!

2018 169

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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How To Easily Make A Project Initiation Document

The Digital Project Manager

Why bother going to the trouble of creating a Project Initiation Document? You’ve received sign-off. The post How To Easily Make A Project Initiation Document appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation PM Skills & Best Practices Topics

6 Easy Ways to Manage Group Think and Risk at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton , the brains behind Online PM Courses.com. It’s an edited extract from his book Risk Happens ! Dr Mike Clayton. In the 1970s, the social psychologist Irving Janis examined how groups make decisions.

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How many concurrent projects following an agile delivery approach can your company sustain?

Kiron Bondale

Organizations that are in the midst of an agile transformation will often track how many projects within their portfolios are being delivered following an agile lifecycle.

2018 161

5 Ways to Instantly Build Rapport for Increased Trust and Improved Relationships

Project Bliss

The ability to build rapport with others is often seen as a mysterious skill to those who don’t have it. Many people have a hard time connecting with and building relationships easily with others. They’re often frustrated that communication isn’t as easy as they’d like it to be.

2018 130

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (2 of 9) “Inclusive Leader”

Green Project Management

This second installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Inclusive Leader.” Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”

Illusions

Zen Project Management

I am still reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow , and I came across an interesting quote People can maintain an unshakable faith in any proposition, however absurd, when they are sustained by a community of like-minded believers. He used the example of stock traders, who think they are successful in picking stocks even though evidence points otherwise. Two out of three mutual funds underperform the overall market in any given year.

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Get Your Projects Started With OnlinePMcourses Fast Start Program

Girl's Guide to PM

Get 30% off the Fast Start Program project management training, and accelerate your way to project management success! I’m delighted to be partnering with project management trainer extraordinaire Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMcourses to bring you a special offer on his Fast Start Program.

2018 155

Project Quality Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

When you’re managing a project, the Triple Constraint is always foremost in your head. How can you control the scope, schedule and cost of the project? But there is a fourth concern that is just as important and is sometimes forgotten in the maelstrom of project management, and that is quality.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Stay on Top of Your Work With Sumudu Siriwardana! [PODCAST EPISODE #22]

TimeCamp

Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast! So far we’ve talked with experienced Project Managers. Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast podcast stay on top of your work

2018 81

Why Your Creative Team Isn’t Using Your Project Management Software

Wrike

After months scrambling to finish projects at the last minute, wasting hours searching for feedback buried in your inbox and missing one too many deadlines, you’ve had it. Something needs to change. Being the resourceful problem solver you are, you found a solution: project management software.

2018 81

Project Versus Product in Agile Development

Herding Cats

Agree, and focus more on discovery since in *delivery* you have 4 problems: 1. Requirements will change, 2. Requirements are never complete 3. It’s impossible to gather all requirements in beginning 4. You don’t have enough time or $$$ to do everything.

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Does your PMO hinder or help your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

An agile project management office might sound to some like an oxymoron, right? This might be a reasonable assertion as many PMOs were first formed to provide oversight over a portfolio of projects and enforcing standards sounds like the antithesis to agility.

2018 148

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 Perfect New Hire Checklist – Use this Free Template

ProjectManager.com

The long, arduous hiring process is finally over. You’ve whittled down the many qualified candidates to that one individual who checks all the boxes on your list. They’re going to be a great addition to the team. So, now you can get back to business as usually, right? Wrong.

2018 73

20 Team Building Activities That Your Team Won’t Sigh At

Paymo App

Teams that bond together, succeed together. Easier said than done. That’s because in reality, team-building activities are hard to swallow. Some of your colleagues might not feel comfortable getting too childish, while others might already think about the work they could get done during this time.

2018 73

Summer Vacation Is Dying, Here’s How to Save It

Wrike

We’ve all seen idyllic 8mm home movies from summer vacations of bygone eras. A swim-capped child waves at the camera before cannonballing into a lake. An apron-wearing dad sips a beer and flips burgers.

2018 74

4 Trends That Will Transform Project Management

LiquidPlanner

In the world of project management, change is constant. From technology improvements to shifts in how teams collaborate and work together both in-house and around the world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with the rapid pace of flux.

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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.

Why Estimates are Needed for Success in the Nondeterministic Universe

Herding Cats

There's a fallacy used by some in the software development business, that estimates are not needed to make decisions in the presence of uncertainty. It turns ourt of course, this can only be true if the world we live in is deterministic. .

10 Best Project Management Quotes

ProjectManager.com

Project management is vast. Few professions involve so many management tools , terms and different skills. There’s a lot to understand — like planning, scheduling, budgeting and leadership for starters — and it can often feel overwhelming.

2018 74

Seven Big Tech Project Advances We Should See in Our Lifetime

Brad Egeland

We are making major technological advances every year.every month.every day even. Some affect just a few of us while some have a lasting effect on a large portion of the population.

2018 66

How to Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

Online PM Courses

Situational Leadership is a simple and compelling idea. If you want to get the best from someone, choose a leadership style that suits the situation. I almost don’t need to write any more… Done. But, if you want more, here it is.

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.

Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

amium

A common complaint for people about their workplace is that things never get done. Bureaucracy, politics, and coordination costs among teams means that projects are completed at a snail’s pace, if it all.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

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Feeling Stuck? LiquidPlanner Can Help

LiquidPlanner

We are excited to announce the release of the updated in-app Help Tab. LiquidPlanner users will now have access to updated help features for onboarding, projects, and more.

2018 67

How Does Time Tracking Software Work?

TimeCamp

Why Use Time Tracking Software? Time tracking software is currently one of the most commonly. Time Management time tracking software

2018 65

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.