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Using Earned Value Management to Measure Project Performance

No matter how much planning you might do, once you start a project you’re running blind. Well, at least it feels that way. You have the project all mapped out on paper, but how can you tell if what you planned is actually happening?

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Putting risk register and project plan together

Musings on Project Management

David Hulett has a presentation on his website,, entitled "Schedule Risk Analysis using the Risk Driver Method and Monte Carlo Simulation". In this presentation, he develops an interesting operating idea: first, shift the Monte Carlo method to the higher level of events on the risk register, and then use those results as drivers on the schedule. His idea he explains this way: Risk Management

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How to Become a Project Manager: 3 Ways to Get A Job

Girl's Guide to PM

The projects that you read about in the media are often high profile, with budgets in the multimillions or even billions.

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7 Things You Should Not Do When Identifying Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Known and unknown, internal and external, upside and downside—risks are woven into the fabric of every project. Project managers can waste a lot of time due to poor risk management. In today’s article, let’s look at seven things not to do when identifying project risks. Don’t wait.

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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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Project Managers at Work – Expert Guidance for All Project Managers [Bruce Harpham book review]

Project Bliss

I recently read Bruce Harpham’s new book, Project Managers at Work. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The cover image looked intimidating. But once I started, I wanted to keep reading. There were so many great interviews. And before I knew it, I’d read the entire book!

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Can Persuasive Sales Representative Become the Future Leads in Project Management


Sales professionals and project managers are professionally worlds apart. However, who could’ve thought that people in sales have the potential to actually turn into a really successful project manager? Well, for starters, I experienced it.

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What is the Difference Between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Arras People

In this guest post, Simon Harris responds to a question from a reader about the two different Agile project management courses which are available. What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile and APMG Agile Project Management?

Team Conflict? 5 Steps to Restoring Order

Brad Egeland

The best and most successful projects usually require a top notch team collaborating on all cylinders throughout the engagement. Complete project success is difficult enough to achieve – the last thing the project manager needs is a team in conflict with each other. Performance will always suffer in a situation like that, therefore resolution. and I mean swift resolution. is a must. What do you do?

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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.

Executives don’t want your project reports

The Lazy Project Manager

Right Information, Right Time, Right Person and in the Right Way. You have a project, you need Executive support for that project and the Executives want to know what is happening to the investment in change that they have approved through that project, but they are busy.

2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re wondering how to spend your digital project management training budget this year, look. The post 2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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The New Way to Work with InLoox 10: Flexible, Mobile & More Networked


We know: Your daily work routine is already complex enough. That is why we have integrated and adapted InLoox 10 even more strongly into your existing systems. With the convenient login for O?ce

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Six Common Project Management Milestone Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them


Milestones have been a basic staple on the project management landscape for, well, forever.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Is Agile Project Management the Right Way to Go?

Brad Egeland

The idea of agile project management might strike you as wishful thinking at first. It’s like the notion of limiting yourself to just one more episode of your favorite show on Netflix. It sounds like a smart idea. It would be great if you could pull it off. But in reality, it probably can’t be done. ​This is because most professionals, including most project managers themselves, have been trained to think of project management as essentially the opposite of the agile approach.

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How To Pass PMP Exam In Your Second Attempt If You Failed Once?

PM by PM

How would a person feel if she/he fails in the PMP exam? Of course, she/he will feel bad. But a successful person tries hard, makes the right prep strategy, and studies again to pass the PMP exam in second attempt. Alex did just that. And that too in a short time frame. In this post […].

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A Project Manager’s Recommendations for Successful Project Completion


Managing a project is like steering a ship to port?—?Its Its extremely tough and stressful. Sailors have to keep check on many things like upcoming storms, oil check, pressure of pump and many other. Similarly, a manager has to keep a check on several things like….

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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

Online PM Courses

There’s one Project technique that has the capacity to transform your skillset and raise your Project Management to the next level: the Lessons Learned review.

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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.

InLoox is Officially One of the 20 Most User-Friendly Project Management Software!


About Capterra Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. Founded in 1999, Capterra features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of software categories. From Accounting to Yoga Studio management, Capterra covers it all. Each month, Capterra helps more than three million buyers find the right software. For more information, visit

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Project 9 from Outer Space

Brad Egeland

"Plan 9 from Outer Space" is generally considered to be the worst motion picture ever made and one of the biggest box office flops of all-time. ​ Personally, I would place "Ishtar” and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in this category, but that's just my opinion. Plan 9 was such an epic failure that a movie was made in the not too recent past about the misguided and unaware director of the movie, Ed Wood entitled. appropriately enough. "Ed Ed Wood."

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Project networks the hub and spoke way

Musings on Project Management

On the HBR Blog Network, Andrew Shipilov has a eye-catching post on "hub and spoke" project networks, or alliances between project partners, as he describes them. Say "network" to me, and as an EE, I always jump first to a mind's-eye image of a "mesh", but actually that's one of several general ways to think of networks, and in most situations not a good general model for governance.) Project Management

Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! There was time to plan mindful retrospectives targeted on what the team needed, it was total bliss. I’d been learning so much and this was an obvious way to put my learnings into practice and experiment with some new things. .


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.

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Project Planning Software

Paymo App

When was the last time you got lost in your project work because you didn’t plan ahead? To increase your chances of success, you need a defined plan. Unfortunately, not having one is still common in practice for smaller teams in particular.

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Best Practices for Resource Utilization in Project Management


While there are several important metric and key performance indicators (KPI) in the project management world, few are as important to the success of projects and the health of portfolios as resource utilization. What is Resource Utilization?

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Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

Predictions like “AI will take our jobs” sound scary. However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. In fact, it already is, and we don’t think about it much.

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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.

Happy Weekend

Stepping Into Project Management

(Pic courtesy: Soma Bhattacharya

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The Bulletproof Website Creative Brief [download]

Function Point

The Bulletproof Website Creative Brief [download]. Website projects can range in size and scope from simple landing pages with one CTA to massive enterprise websites with a sitemap that can overwhelm even your best UX designer.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! There was time to plan mindful retrospectives targeted on what the team needed, it was total bliss. I’d been learning so much and this was an obvious way to put my learnings into practice and experiment with some new things. .


New Project Management Training and Certification Option is Changing Lives and PM Careers

Brad Egeland

A new training and certification offering specifically offered only through Cheetah Learning - the worldwide leader in PM training and certification - is changing careers and lives with it's unique focus on PM skills, life changing skills and leadership.

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.