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Best Books for New Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you just starting out in project management? There are so many books out there. How do you know where to start? In this video I share 3 books that are fantastic reads for new project managers. Under the video you’ll see details for each of the books. The Project Management Book by Richard Newton.

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12 Questions for Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management. However, somewhere along the way, they lose steam. They spend more time dealing with issues and implementing workarounds.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

Everyone in business is talking about innovation, but how does one actually innovate? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

It’s all in the Presentation

The Lazy Project Manager

I was once in a restaurant. The location was good, the décor and ambience very acceptable, the company most enjoyable, and the snow fell softly outside providing a winter wonderland visual delight through the large windows.

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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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What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

ProjectManager.com

Some people look at math and shut down. Managers are not usually those people. They know that there are formulas that must be used to solve certain business and process problems. But there are different types of managers, just as there are different types of people.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

No to PRINCE2

Arras People

We hold many project management careers clinics every month and we always get asked about developing in project management – especially formal project management qualifications.

The Trouble with Methodologies and Why Frameworks are Better

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Laura Copas and Steve Sewell at Change Troops. At Change Troops we’ve noticed projects, programmes and change initiatives becoming increasingly complex, and the biggest threat to their success is methodologies. Methodologies are everywhere.

2018 204

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Is PMP Easy To Pass? Kushal Sincerely Believes It Is Not A Hard Exam…

PM by PM

Do you think is PMP easy to pass? Or is it a hard and difficult exam to crack? Kushal, who became PMP certified few months ago certainly thinks that one can pass the certification exam easily. He believes that if a person studies the right material and prepares well, it is certainly not an impossible […]. The post Is PMP Easy To Pass? Kushal Sincerely Believes It Is Not A Hard Exam… appeared first on PM-by-PM. PMP Experience

2018 173

Winter Is Coming: Project Management Lessons from Game of Thrones

ProjectManager.com

“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better” – Arya Stark. Project managers can get pretty bruised by the lessons projects throw at us. But we deserve a little time off too. And, if you’re like me, you’ll spend some of it in Westeros.

2018 204

The Best Business Analysts Ask Lots of Questions

Brad Egeland

If we want to be experts and be respected like experts and be paid like experts, then we aren't supposed to be asking questions, right? ​ We're supposed to be answering questions. The weak ask the questions and the strong answer them.

2018 181

How to Use Paraverbal Communication for More Powerful Engagement

Project Bliss

You’re hopefully choosing your words carefully and crafting the message you want others to take away. But words alone aren’t enough. Your paraverbal communication plays a big role in how your audience sees you.

2018 156

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn

The Digital Project Manager

Learn how to overcome some of the biggest hurdles project managers face. Join our webinar: 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn. The post 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

2018 181

Capitalising on a “Disloyalty Bonus”

Arras People

Reading a piece in the Times newspaper recently, I was intrigued to see the following statement regarding workers who are switching roles in the current economic climate. Workers who switch jobs are capitalising on a “disloyalty bonus” as their colleagues who stay put see little growth.

2018 162

How to Structure a Team

ProjectManager.com

The way you structure a team can help facilitate all aspects of a project. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to structure teams to make them more creative, productive and efficient. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Structure a Team.

2018 211

Musings on Project Management - Untitled Article

Musings on Project Management

A great technique for writing proposals, papers, or books -- as I do a lot -- is to storyboard the ideas. My favorite expression: "If you can't draw it, you can't write it!" Here's Einstein on the same idea: I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes and I may try to express it in words afterwards If you're not a storyboard person, check out this website for insight. Project Management

2018 150

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.

Focus on Strengths Not Just Weaknesses – the Value of Appreciative Inquiry

Green Project Management

I always enjoyed the message from the featured image above. As a management consultant, validator, and assessor I am often engaged by organizations to analyze their operations and systems to identify opportunities for improvement.

2018 156

No bugs in agile?!?

Kiron Bondale

When a team is following an agile delivery approach and they have developed a Definition of Done (DoD) containing one or more criteria indicating that no defects are permitted in or as an outcome of completed work items, they should not have to deal with bugs escaping a sprint, and hence, the practice of documenting defects should become obsolete. But how often does this happen in the real world?

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How to Become the Best Possible Leader You Can Be

Brad Egeland

Do you have a driving desire to create a better world? To become the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone? Does your job require leadership skills that you have but are looking to improve? How about your personal life? Cheetah Learning - the #1 leader in training and certification for project managers and leaders across the board have created their own Leadership Program and certification.

2018 131

How to Make Your First Day of Work Awesome

ProjectManager.com

You did it! You’ve landed that new job you’ve been trying so hard to get. Unfortunately, transitioning into a new work environment, with new people, new procedures and new office tools can be stressful. Who are the people on your team?

2018 190

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.

Systems! And then there were systems

Musings on Project Management

I was reading Matthew Squair's course materials on System Safety Fundamentals when I came across this slide: "Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems." Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (USN) Ya gotta smile at that witicism! The Admiral Dr,of course, is best known for inventing the system "bug" when she literally found a dead bug in in an inoperative computer system. Quotations system engineering

2018 150

10 Revealing Questions to find the Best Project Management Course

Online PM Courses

Do you want to Find the Best Project Management Course for You? Of course you do. It is an important decision, because: you will be investing a considerable amount of time in your learning. the outcome matter to you… or you wouldn’t be bothering.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future

Inloox

New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace. In order to not only react to those but use them to make projects more effective and profitable, project managers need to adapt and keep on learning.

2018 120

Leadership by Personality

Brad Egeland

It’s interesting to learn how much your personality type sets the stage for how you experience life.

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.

How to Make Your First Day of Work Awesome

ProjectManager.com

You did it! You’ve landed that new job you’ve been trying so hard to get. Unfortunately, transitioning into a new work environment, with new people, new procedures and new office tools can be stressful. Who are the people on your team?

2018 158

Announcing Advanced Tags

Redbooth

For the better part of 4 months, we have been working on a new tagging system that will make Redbooth a more customizable workplace for your tasks and projects.

2018 78

The Value of Project Management Skills… Transferability

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a valuable skill-set. Project Management skills enable you to deliver big, complex, important changes. And organizations are prepared to pay for that. This is what makes Project Management a career option. But not everyone wants to build a. Project Management career.

2018 86

10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join

Taskque

Starting a business is not everybody’s cup of tea. Trust me, Entrepreneurs, business owners, and project owners cannot succeed without soliciting the help of a group(s) of people who have that experience and can guide them better.

2018 73

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.