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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort.

2020 271

5 Best Trello Alternatives in 2020

The kanban board is easily one of the most popular work management tools available at the moment. If you’ve used one, it’s not hard to see why. Kanban boards are visual tools that keep teams flexible, productive and focused on continuous delivery. It’s a more efficient way to manage workflow.

2020 241

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The Best Way to Make a Work Plan

Before you can accomplish your goals, you need to plan how to reach them. A work plan creates a clear path to those desired outcomes. Along that path will be resources, constraints and other elements that need to be identified.

2020 253

4 Tips for Developing a Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Steven Covey introduced the concept of Quadrant II activities—working on things that are important but are not urgent. Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. Think about the future so you can make better decisions in the present.

2020 212

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

The Future of Work: It’s Already Here

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve been doing some research for my new book and I’ve been struck by how many people are writing about ‘the future of work’. But so many things that are referenced as ‘the future’ are already here. AI, automation, robotics – these are all things that exist in the tools you probably already use.

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Book Summary: Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking

Project Bliss

Learn how to think better by using productive thinking approaches with Tim Hurson’s book Think Better – An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking.

2020 156

How to Successfully Create and Manage a Workable Project Budget

Brad Egeland

There is no question that project success is hard to achieve. More than 50% of all projects are usually considered failures by someone to some degree using some yardstick. Surveys generally put project failure rates between 46% and 57%. Not good. not encouraging.

2020 122

Time Tracking in Project Management (Part 2): Three tips on how to create acceptance


In the first article of this series we came to the conclusion that time tracking should be understood and used as a tool to improve planning and resource allocation in projects. Time tracking helps to identify those projects that generate extra work compared to the planned effort.

2020 130

Agile Principles: The 12 Keys to Adaptive Project Management

Online PM Courses

First, there was the Agile Manifesto: a statement of intent and a set of four beliefs. Then came the 12 Agile Principles. The post Agile Principles: The 12 Keys to Adaptive Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management Agile Agile Manifesto Agile Principles

2020 90

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Project Budget Example: How to Create an Accurate Project Budget for Junior Project Managers

PM Basics

Do you want to see a project budget example? A real one. The one that comes from practical experience ? Then, you are in the right place! Project Budget is a tool that calculates the total funds authorized to execute the project.

2020 54

5 Tips for Better Resource Scheduling

What are resources? They’re everything you need for a project. That includes people, places and things. In other words, resources are essential.

2020 221

Should the Project Manager Help Bid the Project?

Brad Egeland

Ahhh…the age old question. Or at least one that seems to come up from time to time. And it’s certainly a question that has frustrated me for a while. When should the project manager become engaged in the project? After the sale? During the sale process?

2020 114

5 Steps to Create a Test Plan for Your New Feature Release (Free test plan template)


In 1962, NASA launched the Mariner 1 as their first attempt to send a spacecraft to Venus. However, shortly after it launched, the rocket veered off course and was forced to self destruct. The cost? 135 million (in today’s dollars). The issue? A missing hyphen in the code. Free Test Plan Template.

2020 78

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Kanban 101: How Any Team Can Be More Agile


How often do your team meetings start with this question: Productivity

2020 78

Milestone or Deadline? What’s the Difference? | Video

Online PM Courses

Milestone or Deadline? Of all Project Management tools, none is as simple as a milestone. I'm often asked the difference between milestones and deadlines. The post Milestone or Deadline? What’s the Difference? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management Tips video

2020 78

Work Break Down Structure: Everything You Need To Know


According to Gallup’s study that analyzed more than 10,000 projects, Only 2.5% of companies complete their projects successfully. Most projects exceeded the deadline or budget.

2020 62

The Limitless Project Budget

Brad Egeland

I realize we often don’t get to deal with the fantasy world much in project management.

2020 123

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Top 7 Enterprise Project Management Software Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

TrustRadius has already done the work in compiling a list of the best project management software , according to end-users; but not all of them require the same scale of management or growth-optimization tools.

2020 62

Keep the ducks in a row – scope management

ProProject Manager

If you’re not a project manager, you are probably unaware of scope management. I was wrapping up phase one of a complicated infrastructure project. We were installing a large Storage Area Network (SAN) to handle all the U.S.

2020 56

5 Must Know Facts Before Implementing Agile in 2020


Agile is all the rage, and for good reason. It’s effective, it works, and it works effectively. Yes, agile methodology can bring such good results that we’ll repeat ourselves three times.)

2020 52

Project Management, Jungle-Style


It was Rudyard Kipling who popularized the idiom “law of the jungle” back in 1894, and ever since I was a kid falling asleep to passages of Jungle Book , I’ve been fascinated by everything jungle.

2020 56

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?

5 Ways the Consultant Can Add Value to the Engagement

Brad Egeland

As the experienced, jack of all trades consultant, you always want your client to see maximum value in what you're doing for them. You can do that through excellent and timely performance and delivery, hopefully with some measurable return on investment (ROI).

2020 114

How the Savvy PMO Does Demand Management


Could your work intake and demand management processes use some sprucing up? Have no fear, the Savvy PMO is here!

2020 78

Wunderlist Alternative


If you are using Wunderlist, it must be disheartening that the big bad wolf named Microsoft is closing the Wunderlist down. Over the years Wunderlist which was funded in 2010 had a strong following and was considered a good to-do list.

2020 78

13 Effective Team Management Techniques For Managers


Being a leader is tiring and demanding. You’ve got so many pieces moving around at the same time.

2020 78

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Agile Methodology vs. Traditional Forms of Project Management for Software Developers


Something of a revolution has occurred in the software development arena over the last few decades. Many companies, large and small, have converted to Agile project management methodology instead of the classic Waterfall type approaches that had dominated the development landscape some years ago.

2020 52

How to Keep the Project on Track While Managing Conflict

Brad Egeland

Conflict management. It's a nasty two word phrase most managers would rather not deal with.

2020 114

10 Free Project Management Software to Kickstart Your Workflow

TrustRadius Project Management

TrustRadius has already done the work of figuring out which project management software is the best, according to end-users (see our TrustMap for the deets). But not all of them are free.

2020 62