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15 Ways to Increase Team Motivation to Get the Best from Your Team

Project Bliss

As a project manager, you’ve got to get the best from your team to meet goals and deadlines. And you need to do so without formal management authority. But do you wonder how to motivate your team to do their best work so your project is successful?

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5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé

The Digital Project Manager

You’ve likely heard the saying before, “Everyone has the same amount of hours in their. The post 5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Topics

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How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

The Digital Project Manager

Whether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances. The post How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Shouldn’t we ALL be agile project managers?

Kiron Bondale

I always get a kick out of online discussions referencing agile project managers as if those are some special subset of the project management population!

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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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3 Ways to Manage Work to Stay Productive

Project Bliss

This week I’m on vacation with my family and featuring a post by Ari Farrow of Cerri. . Regardless of what you’ve put on this year’s bucket list, managing your time in order to get stuff done is going to be the top concern for anyone hoping to achieve their goals.

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Linkedin and Project Manager Titles

Arras People

What’s the best way to write a title on Linkedin? The place for your name and headline is the most important area on a Linkedin profile, it’s what people see first in searches, in group comments and if you’re using your profile to apply for a new job.

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Using Quizzes In Project Communications

Girl's Guide to PM

I haven’t been compensated for this article, but I did receive a licence to test out Interact Quiz Builder. Getting people to respond to messages about your projects can be tough. It seems like people are busier than ever. My comms really have to stand out to get people to take action.

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How To Create A Project Communication Plan (with FREE template)

The Digital Project Manager

I used to think project communication plans were a waste of time for projects that. The post How To Create A Project Communication Plan (with FREE template) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides How-to Project Planning Topics

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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.

Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

Dear reader, don’t be alarmed – this IS your regularly scheduled article! I’d like to thank Sante Vergini for providing the inspiration for the first topic and the second one had been a splinter in my mind so I couldn’t wait till next week to write about it. Why oh why would someone set up a virtual PMO? In one of my past articles , I had written about the challenges of establishing and running virtual PMOs.

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7 Tips to Managing Global Project Teams


A decade ago I was staying with a friend in Tokyo who ran a global team for a top multi-national technology company. Meeting times that were convenient for the company’s headquarters in New York were less than ideal for my friend.

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Getting Ready For a Project Management Job Change

Arras People

I’m thinking about a change in job this year, is there anything I can be doing now in preparation? Like every good project professional you should start with a plan. Your plan should start with taking the time to get your resume up to date, then updating your Linkedin profile.

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5 Ways To Engage Your Project Sponsor

Girl's Guide to PM

Project managers are often in a position where their boss is someone several levels above them in the hierarchy and they don’t spend a lot of time with their actual line manager. You guessed it: I’m talking about working for a project sponsor.


Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Team of Teams

Zen Project Management

I recently completed the book Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal , a retired Army General and former commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, operating in Iraq. It's the story of how he transformed that command in order to more effectively execute their mission. The book explores the ideas of complicated and complex. I kept thinking about the Cynefin framework , though McChrystal does not specifically mention it in the book.

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8 Ways to Treat Risks

Project Risk Coach

Respond to your most significant risks now! Here are 8 strategies. We treat risks personally and professionally every day. Imagine you have a large amount of credit card debt. You decide to eliminate one of the causes of your debt. So, you cut up your credit cards.

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Stay on Top of Your Work With Michael Oblak! [PODCAST EPISODE #14]


Stay on Top of Work With Michal Oblak! Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast! Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast innovation michael oblak podcast sheetsu stay on top stay on top of work

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Change Management: What do Project Managers Need to Know?

Online PM Courses

Projects create change for the people in the organization where we are working. And the success of your projects will often depend on how well you manage that change process. But dealing with emotions and arguments is uncomfortable. So, too many project managers shy away from it.

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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.

15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. On International Women’s Day I wanted to share some tips from the fabulous women in project management whom I have interviewed on this blog. Looking back through the discussions we had, there is so much wisdom and what struck me was the total willingness to share.

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Are Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Threatening the Safety of Your IT Projects?

Brad Egeland

Whether you like it or not, the answer is undoubtedly YES. Have you looked in your cyber mirror lately? We see reports and information about cybersecurity and cybercrime in the news and on social media repeatedly, but are we doing anything about it back home?

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The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: How to Escalate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Discover how to ensure risk ownership at the right level of your organization The Project Management Institute added a new risk strategy in the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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How to Use Time Tracking Software As an Attendance Management System?


One of the perks of having a company is managing your team’s attendance. Sometimes employees. Uncategorized attendance tracker attendance tracking software time and attendance

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management


Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success.

Haiku on the Subject of Email

Girl's Guide to PM

Today is World Poetry Day. And in honour of the event, the wonderful Robert Prol has once again allowed me to share some of his great haiku with you. You can read some of his other poems here and here , and buy his book (affiliate link) here. Enjoy! I planned my whole day. It was to be productive.


Use This Simple Trick to Crush Your Presentation Nerves

Project Bliss

Use This Simple Trick to Crush Your Presentation Nerves. Do you get anxious at the idea of giving a presentation? Do you avoid speaking in public due to presentation nerves?

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Managing Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

From time to time, every Project Manager will find themselves managing difficult conversations. Because it is an important part of our role. But it’s one we’d rather not have. Then, of course, at the end of a hard day or week at work, you leave work.

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Landscape Mode


Grab a piece of paper from your desk. Turn it 90 degrees to the right (or left). There. You now have the basic idea of this blog post. And the latest Pulse of the Profession report from PMI. Check out the rest of the post here: [link

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Signs You’re a Micromanager (and What to Do About It)


“Dear Elizabeth: Help! I think I’m a micromanager. My team is frustrated and demoralized, and I think I’m the cause. We’re a busy software team and we juggle multiple projects. I need to know what’s going on so I can report to clients, but perhaps I am getting too involved. How can I get past this?”.

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What Kind of Project Manager Are You?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, What Kind of Project Manager Are You? first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Where are you in your project management career journey? Here’s a fun quiz to help you find out! Can’t see the quiz? Go here: [link] ). Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to Project Management - Get projects done with more confidence and less stress. General

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1st Gen Acura MDX - One of the Most Reliable SUVs in History

Brad Egeland

I own a 2003 Acura MDX. We hoped to get 100-150k miles of cheap reliable driving out of this vehicle, sell it and move on. What happened has been phenomenal. This vehicle is now 15 years old, has 285,000 miles on it, and has hardly cost us a dime to maintain.

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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.