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Have you rotated your project’s tires?

Kiron Bondale

A standard semi-annual ritual for many who live in cold climates is swapping all season to winter tires on our cars and back again. This exercise also presents a good opportunity to catch up on any other outstanding preventative maintenance for our vehicles.

2018 130

So… What is a Project?

Green Project Management

“All is flux, nothing stays still.” ” – Heraclitus “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” ” – Alfred North Whitehead When I ask “what is a project?”

2018 85

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO.

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Project Management Basic Steps: the Minimum Viable Project Management

Project Bliss

You’ve just been tagged as the team’s project manager. And while some people might be excited about the role, it’s not something you’d planned on. You didn’t sign up for this. You’ve never studied even the basic project management steps.

2018 135

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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The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles.

2018 130

10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

GDPR is a once-in-a-generation update of our data protection regulations. And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. GDPR projects abound at the moment; you might be involved in one yourself.

2018 168

The Limited PM

The Digital Project Manager

I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a "minimum requirements" kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support. The post The Limited PM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM

2018 116

Priming

Zen Project Management

I'm working on the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. As you might guess, the book is about how the brain works, based on years of research. He talks about the mind as two systems, the first being fast and intuitive and the second being more deliberate. One of the ideas he discussing is that of Priming. Priming happens when something such as a set of words impact our thought and actions.

2018 100

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

The art and science of backlog prioritization

Kiron Bondale

A key responsibility of Product Owners is ensuring that the order of work items in a backlog best achieves the goals and vision for the product. Unlike project portfolios where selection or prioritization decisions are often made by a governance committee, with a product backlog the responsibility for the business success or failure of the product rests on the Product Owner’s shoulders. This activity is both science and art.

2018 100

How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The world of project management knowledge sharing is changing. I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. It is hard to capture lessons learned in project management. Actually, it’s not. It’s very easy to capture lessons learned.

2018 152

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

There's a popular phrase in some parts of the agile community that goes like this. We focus on value production, not delivery. This willfully ignores the principle of all business decision making in the presence of uncertainty.

2018 72

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 Laura Ries [PODCAST EPISODE #18]

TimeCamp

Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast! Are you ready for another dose of great

2018 70

Track time easily from your Desktop

Paymo App

Since launching Paymo in 2008, we have been on a mission to create the best time tracking experience for freelancers & small businesses. From the get go, a key part of our strategy was to offer a mix of cloud and desktop apps that enable you to work seamlessly across different mediums.

2018 75

The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

Online PM Courses

Risk analysis is both easy and hard at the same time. If that sounds confusing, read on, because we’ll make everything clear. But one thing is for sure. No project manager can get by without knowing how to analyze risk on your project.

2018 62

Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Calling all project managers. planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. You've heard the saying, “measure twice, cut once”? Well, plan 15 times, say “go!”

2018 68

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.

Stay on Top of Your Work With Lukasz Zelezny! [PODCAST EPISODE #17]

TimeCamp

Another Wednesday, another episode of our podcast! Are you ready for another dose of great. Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast podcast seo stay on top of work

2018 70

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Until recently, popular opinion said that project managers’ experience levels and IQ were the best indicators of project success. But this perception is changing. These days, it’s more generally accepted that straight-up intelligence is only part of the success card.

2018 64

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Overcome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements. We should attack these threats with a vengeance.

2018 65

The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

amium

Agile project management is favored for its speed, but even teams that claim to have Agile values are not working that quickly. Just ask the Financial Times , a company that spent four years redesigning their media platform in a supposedly Agile way.

2018 66

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.

Personal Time Management for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

One of the questions project managers most often ask me in training room is about personal time management. They want to know: ‘How can I manage my time, in the busy context of a project?’

2018 65

Jira Time Tracking

TimeCamp

What Is Jira? Time and work management are crucial for every company. If an organization. Time Management Tools Time Tracking Tips Jira jira project management jira time tracking time tracking

2018 63

A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers

LiquidPlanner

Project methodologies often have a template to initiate a project or checklists to ensure a project is ready to pass a tollgate or a formal project milestone. If you look at your company’s own methodology, you will likely find a lot of templates for your project.

2018 64

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Learn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements? The Project Management Institute says, “47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.”

2018 64

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.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

amium

Your company or client is excited to bring an awesome new feature or product to market but is so eager to get started building, they don’t want to spend the time thinking about how the project will actually get done.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

The pursuit of operational effectiveness is seductive because it is concrete and actionable. Caught up in the race for operational effectiveness, many managers simply do not understand the need to have a strategy. – Dr. Michael E.

2018 60

A Step-By-Step Guide To Write The Perfect Project Proposal

Project-Management.pm

The degree of success or failure of any project depends heavily on the quality of its proposal. You won’t be able to bag the project in the first place if the project proposal is not up to the mark.

2018 57

We Learn More From Failure Than Success: Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru

LiquidPlanner

We have many words to describe a project in trouble—from “things have gone sideways” or “off-the-rails” to more graphic descriptions like “crash and burn.” ” The military has been a source of some lovely descriptions like FUBAR and SNAFU.

2018 64

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.