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What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile

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How to Make a Company Retreat Unforgettable (with Location Examples)

ProjectManager.com

The business obsession with the bottom line, making more profits quarter after quarter, often neglects a fundamental aspect of productivity: downtime. Working is like exercise, if you keep working the same muscles nonstop, you’ll be too exhausted to get strong and healthy.

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Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

The short answer is no. At least, not by itself. When used effectively, Slack is a powerful add-on to your project management toolkit. Slack is a collaboration tool for teams.

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12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

"Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time. I'd like to give a few brief reasons why project managers struggle with small projects. Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom."

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

"Open" risk management

Musings on Project Management

To be open Every text and paper I've read describes risk management like many other project processes: open, transparent, available to any on the project team. Risks are identified, evaluated, ranked, made subject to some form of risk reduction paradigm; and everyone is made aware. Oh, but if it only were! Most of us can handle the text book process. It's more will than capability But, on. Risk Management

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10 Office Etiquette Tips to Swear By

ProjectManager.com

Office etiquette might sound like an old-fashioned concept, and perhaps it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s antiquated. Good manners have a purpose. They provide a social roadmap and foster a culture of respect where people on the job can get along better.

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Followup is the Most Important Part of Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

All project meetings you call are important and often it's the best and fastest way to disseminate that critical project info to all necessary stakeholders.

2019 136

Advanced Filtering in Excel

The IIL Blog

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering.

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Who calls anymore?

Musings on Project Management

Who calls anymore? Some, but many fewer than before. unless it's a robo call It's surely not news that a lot of business communication has moved to the text and email. Fair enough But, that leaves much more communication open loop and unacknowledged than is/was the case with the telephone call. That may not end well. Such open loop communications violates basic control-loop theory. To wit Project Management

2019 163

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data

The Digital Project Manager

Learn the types of business intelligence tools for your projects and agency teams. Then, get started with my top BI tools list, overviews, and answers to FAQ. The post The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Whether you call it backlog refinement or backlog grooming, it’s a crucial task for product managers and their teams. There is always going to be a backlog, but not all items on that backlog are equal.

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Global Artificial Intelligence Talent Report

Brad Egeland

The demand for AI experts has grown exponentially over the last few years. As companies increasingly adopt AI solutions for their businesses, the need for highly experienced, PhD-educated, and technically-adept talent shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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21 Free Project Management Reports to Boost Your Knowledge

Online PM Courses

How do you feed your Continuing Professional Development? Free Project Management reports offer solid, in-depth knowledge at no cost. The post 21 Free Project Management Reports to Boost Your Knowledge appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Best of. Project Management Career

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Understood. misunderstood

Musings on Project Management

The blog at herdingcats provided this little bit of wit: Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. William Howard Taft Taft has a good point there: Not only to be understood (meaning + context) But to not be misunderstood (meaning + context + motivations or expectations) Not so fast! It's often not that simple. You want not to be misunderstood communication Quotations

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Video: What The…? PMs Discuss The Hertz-Accenture Lawsuit

The Digital Project Manager

It’s a project manager’s nightmare: Accenture sued for $32M for delivering a defective website. Here, we give our PM insight on what likely went wrong. The post Video: What The…? PMs Discuss The Hertz-Accenture Lawsuit appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Great ideas remain beautiful hypotheticals if there isn’t a way to implement them. Think of the idea as the inspiration, and the organization of that idea as the work required to actualize it.

Keys to Project Success - Communication and Collaboration

Brad Egeland

​In the 80’s and 90’s – and even the early 2000’s – project managers and PM organizations were still very limited in what was available to them tool-wise to help manage projects. Microsoft Project was about the only game in town, but the cost of a single license was around $1,000 and project managers – me included – were continually faced with leading projects for customers who didn’t own even a single license.

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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Task Management Systems

Workamajig

Task management is an essential part of project management, yet remains largely ignored and understudied. This guide will show you the right process for managing tasks in projects big and small. To manage projects is to manage tasks.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge. Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs.

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DPM Podcast: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts (Tucker Sauer-Pivonka)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts (Tucker Sauer-Pivonka) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile DPM Podcast

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Client Success: DIGARC Improves Utilization by 20% With Mavenlink

MavenLink

DIGARC is a software company dedicated to solving issues that plague higher education through their solutions. Find out how Mavenlink helped DIGARC improve their business processes, leading to improved utilization rates and increased on-budget project delivery. About DIGARC.

2019 93

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

External Penetration Testing and Internal Security Testing

Brad Egeland

In the world of information technology (IT) security, one of the most important functions that can be performed is testing the security controls that have been put into place. These tests are conducted from two points of view: internal and external.

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Roadmapping Within the Context of the Product Strategy

Leading Agile

Subdividing the work into tasks is the wrong way to go about it when you’re trying to provide iterative and incremental value to your organization and/or the user. Watch this video to learn about the impact this could have on your Product Strategy. Video Transcript. When I start with the Epic.

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How to Create the Most Compelling Project Dashboard

Workamajig

A project dashboard gives you exceptional insight into your project’s status. Learn how to create your own project management dashboard in this post. Do you know exactly how your projects are doing right now? Can you tell which tasks are delayed and which are ahead of schedule?

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6 More Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes | Video

Online PM Courses

Video: 6 Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes. Six short, sharp, easy things you can do that will have big results in improving your project outcomes. The post 6 More Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Phew, the wait is over! I have been wanting to talk about this for what seems like ages and now the official announcement is out! If  If you have ever been frustrated by the PMBOK Guide now here’s your chance to fix it.

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Why Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

Everyone has failed projects. We start big and hope for the best – kicking off the bright new project, only to run into problems along the way and the, sometimes 4-5 times out of 10 according to many surveys, something happens that either kills the project or ensures that it won't be considered much of a success by throwing it way off the timeline, budget or quality delivery. Or perhaps we just lose the customer's confidence and satisfaction level along the way.

2019 94

How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. When digitizing production and investing in digital factories , companies expect a considerable increase in efficiency.

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