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Putting Free back into Freelancing

Paymo App

Some of our earliest users might still remember that Paymo initially started out as a free tool back in 2008, mainly used by the freelance community to track time. Years have passed and the software matured as well as the company and the team developing it. We grew in complexity, size, user-base, and over time the free version of the software was phased out. For a number of years the “freemium” model didn’t seem economically feasible and we couldn’t seem to make it work.

2018 20

Best Automated Time Tracking Software


What Is The Best Automated Time Tracking Software? Today we’re taking look at the best automated time tracking software. We chose a few which are the most popular among users and have the best features.

2018 11

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Why Is Organizational Change so Hard?


When we talk about “organizational change,” the words “resistance” and “tension” often spring to mind. Consider the difficulty, for instance, when two organizations merge, or the fear that employees feel when a part of their job is automated and some of their skills become redundant.

2018 31

Stay On Top of Work With Stefan Engeseth! [PODCAST EPISODE #4]


Stay On Top of Work With Stefan Engeseth! We’re back with another episode of our podcast on how to stay on top of your work! I had a pleasure of talking with Stefan Engeseth, an author, consultant, speaker and Guest Professor.

2018 24

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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Best Attendance Tracker


Best Attendance Tracker The internet is filled with varied applications and software which are there to enhance our daily work. Attendance trackers are one of them. But how to choose from such a wide offer? Which is the most suitable?

2018 13

Goals & Non-Goals

The Clever PM

One of the most important part of our jobs as Product Managers is setting goals — goals for ourselves, goals for our teams, and goals for our products. Goals are important — they set the North Star for us to know where we’re going, why we’re going there, and how we know whether or not […]. Product Management Agile Communication Definitions Do's Good PM Planning PM

2018 10

The Intrigue – and the Universality – of Kanban


It has been abundantly clear that in the last 3-4 years, the world of Agile has gradually come to be occupied by Kanban.

2018 11

7 Things That They Don’t Tell About PMP Certification Cost

PM by PM

PMI’s PMP certification is a costly affair. PMP Exam fee is only one component of the PMP Certification Cost. Even though it is one of the major cost components, there are 7 other components that will put burden on your pocket. In this article I have explained how much budget is required for gaining & […]. The post 7 Things That They Don’t Tell About PMP Certification Cost appeared first on PM-by-PM. Study & Tips

2018 11

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Far from being close-minded killjoys, most scientists in the “never aliens” camp desperately want to be convinced otherwise.

Cheetah Learning is the January 2018 Project Management Application or Service Provider of the Month

Brad Egeland

Cheetah fast – that's how you want to learn important things, right? Concepts and processes that will make you more successful as a person, as a project manager, as a member of society. it goes that deep. Cheetah Learning isn't just about training you and getting you to your goal of project management professional (PMP) certification. It's about making you an overall better employee, a better person, a better decision maker, a better leader. And it works.

Project Managers: Help us project manage this podcast in 2018

PM for the Masses

In this episode, Cesar and Traci explore the direction of upcoming podcast episodes. We are asking YOU, our listener, to give us your thoughts on the direction of the podcast. What is the biggest leadership or project management challenge that you are currently facing? Take a minute to let us know in the comments section. Here are comments […] In this episode, Cesar and Traci explore the direction of upcoming podcast episodes.

Is PMP Certification Worth It Given Its Ridiculously Exorbitant Cost?

PM by PM

In this post, I have done cost-benefit analysis to determine the worth and value of PMP certification. I have tried to answer “Is PMP certification worth it?” by comparing exam fee and other costs against the potential salary increase. This post does not talk about the various other sundry benefits of the credential. It just […]. The post Is PMP Certification Worth It Given Its Ridiculously Exorbitant Cost? appeared first on PM-by-PM. Study & Tips

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Illogical Agile Quotes

Herding Cats

There are lots of quotes flying around the agile community. Some are logical, some are obvious, some are takeoffs from other quotes, a few are downright nonsense. I won't embarrass the author by using his or her name. Here are some of those, I'll add to this post from the top when new quotes pop up almost daily. The Original Quote. The Assessment. Working software over comprehensive documentation.” IME software changes a lot of over time. Documentation, rarely so.

How To Become A Project Manager


Source: In today’s fast-paced, constantly developing and evolving world, the need for Project Managers is higher than ever before. And it’s still growing. Many companies look for people who can lead a team and manage projects.

2018 11

5 Questions with the Cheetah Learning CEO Who Guarantees Your PMP Success

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning is a 19 year old company focused on providing accelerated learning toward – and including – project management certification with principles based on the PMBOK and methodologies and practices incorporated by the Project Management Institute (PMI) but in a way that creates more of a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which so that individuals are able to quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall.

Understanding Your Value in the Project Management Market

Arras People

It’s Project Challenge time again in London this Spring – the date for your diary is the 6th and 7th March and it’s being held at Olympia again. You can pre-register for the event on the Project Challenge website right now.

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.

10 Questions A New Project Manager Must Ask Before Starting A Project

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, if there’s one thing we all know for certain, it’s that nothing is certain. Managing changes and unexpected variables comes with the. The post 10 Questions A New Project Manager Must Ask Before Starting A Project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

No plan survives contact with the enemy - Field Marshall Helmuth von Moltke (1800 - 1891). This quote is often used by those in the agile community as an excuse for not having a Plan. von Moltke's quote means in practice that The tactical result of an engagement forms the base for new strategic decisions because victory or defeat in a battle changes the situation to such a degree that no human is able to see beyond the first battle.

How the 80/20 rule can make you a more effective project manager


How the 80/20 rule can make you a more effective project manager. I overheard someone say today “we are in the final stages of the project, you know that final 20% effort which equates to 80% of the results”. Project Management

Does your company recognize “Here, there be (project) dragons”?

Kiron Bondale

Over time companies tend to take on projects with increasing levels of complexity. This happens either as a side benefit of a boost in organizational project management maturity, reactively when responding to regulatory or competitive pressures or organically as an outcome of strategic planning.

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.

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

Arras People

One of the great things about the Arras People PM Census and Project Management Benchmark Report is the fact that we have such a great data repository when it comes to tracking what is really happening in the UK Project Management domain.

Challenges with Using PERT for Estimating

Green Project Management

This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W5_PM_PERT-Challenges. I am still surprised that with the number of project managers I meet who recommend this technique, which effectively puts the Flaw of Averages on steroids.

The Art of Systems Architecting

Herding Cats

Performance, Cost, and Scheduling cannot be specified independently. At least one of the three must depend on the others. With few exceptions, schedule delays will be accepted grudgingly, cost overruns will not, and for good reason. The time to completion is proportional to the ratio of the time spent to the time planned to date. The greater the ratio, the longer the time to go. - The Art of Systems Architecting , Second Edition, Mark Maier and Eberhardt Rechtin. . Related articles.

10 Questions: Teresa Torres

The Clever PM

I’m excited to kick off the new year with a new installment of my ongoing “10 Questions” series, surveying leaders in the Product Management world for their thoughts on the fundamentals of Product Management as well as questions related to their specific areas of expertise. For this January’s article, I reached out to Teresa Torres […]. Product Management 10 Questions Definitions Good PM Leadership Learning PM

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?

How to Pitch a New Idea to Your Boss in 5 Steps


You have a great idea. You’re ready to implement it. But first, you need to get your boss’s approval. Here are five tips to getting to yes with your manager. First, define the need. And then translate it into your boss’s language.

Dreading Taking the Meeting Minutes?

Arras People

I’ve been working in a Project Officer role for a few months, it’s my first time in the role and I feel out of my depth. I really dread having to minute the project meetings because I don’t know what people are talking about, what should I do? Believe it or not but this is a common problem for most people starting out in a project support role and it does get easier over time with practice. Today you need two things to happen to help you get back on track.


6 soft skills that lead to project management success


6 soft skills that lead to project management success. When we talk about improving the success of a project, we tend to think of how technology can achieve this. Or the technical skills project managers need to boost a project's chance of success. But what about soft skills? Resource optimisation Project Management

Sustainable Estimating

Green Project Management

The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder, Roman scholar, 23-79 CE Our culture encodes a strong bias either to neglect or ignore variation. We tend to focus instead on measures of central tendency, and as a result we make some terrible mistakes, often with considerable practical import. Stephen Jay Gould, naturalist, […]. The post Sustainable Estimating appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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.