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Presenting the New ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager.com is well-known as the premier software for planning projects, and with today’s major release, we’re adding powerful new features—transforming our award-winning software into a central hub where teams can work, plan and achieve amazing things together.

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Let me help you manage multiple projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you managing multiple projects? And I know I’m not alone. Every week I get emails from project managers who are frustrated with the environment they work in, the progress they are making professionally, their ability to secure management support for their development and their (many) projects.

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What Is And How To Manage The Project Management Triple Constraint

The Digital Project Manager

Knowing the triple constraint of time, scope, and cost is fundamental for managing expectations and changes in your digital projects. Here’s everything DPMs need to know about the “Iron Triangle”.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from professionalismmatters.com. One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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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?

What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

Moira Alexander

What is project portfolio management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a strategic alignment process by which an organization’s projects are evaluated to identify the purpose, fit, and benefits as they relate to company goals. Projects can then be grouped into programs based on relevance and similarities. All programs and their respective projects should then fall under a portfolio strategy undertaken by the project management office (PMO) to meet overall company objectives.

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A paradox of motion

Musings on Project Management

Can't get off the dime? Not motivated? Putting things off? Perhaps Parmenides's clever disciple, Zeno of Elena, has the perfect proof that it's not your fault! He wrote four paradoxes of motion. Consider his "dichotomy paradox" which addresses the infinite divisibility of space: "In order to complete any journey, you must first travel half the distance. But before you can do that, you must Project Management Quotations

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A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Kiron Bondale

The old saying about committees came to mind when I was considering the default approach companies often use to achieving a control objective. Bringing together diverse perspectives can help to reduce bias, but in many cases a simpler approach might result in a better outcome.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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This Week in PM 4.15.2019

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! Check back every week for more interesting content. and feel free to suggest content through my contact form

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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.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Briefs

ProjectManager.com

Depending on the project, teams think and speak in wildly different ways. This can lead to communication challenges, especially between departments. One illustration of this is when software teams and content teams must unite to deliver a functional website that dovetails with the text and images.

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Knowing more or less

Musings on Project Management

I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less It provides us with external cognitive servants silicon memory systems, collaborative online filters, consumer preference algorithms and networked knowledge. We can burden these servants and liberate ourselves David. Project Management Quotations

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Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). Creating my book, accidentally or otherwise, had many unanticipated (mostly positive) consequences, for which I am very grateful.

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How to Get Back on Track When You Get Distracted at Work

Teamweek

I’ll never forget my first office job. I worked for an online bed and breakfast directory that thousands of people used to book B&B stays in Canada. I invoiced customers, created and updated their listings, and answered the occasional phone call.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Because data security has become a top concern for most businesses, the primary debate is now focused on which techniques are best for achieving your ultimate goal.

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Video Tutorial: Time Tracking with the Stopwatch in InLoox 10 for Outlook

Inloox

With the stopwatch integrated in InLoox for Outlook, you can easily record your personal time spending to the minute. You can then book the recorded workload directly to the corresponding project and connect it to a specific task or activity. >> >> Watch the full video here [no audio] <<

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Riding a dead horse?

Musings on Project Management

The code of tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In the [project office], we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following: Buying a stronger whip; Changing riders; Saying things like ‘this is the way we’ve always ridden the horse; Appointing a committee to study the horse; Arranging a visit to. Project Management

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How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor

Online PM Courses

One my best decisions was to get a mentor. We didn’t meet often, or formally, but she made a real difference to my confidence. How can you get yourself one? The post How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

LiquidPlanner

In our last article, we quickly discussed the four key phases LiquidPlanner customers experience when they first begin using the product: onboarding, adoption, refining, and optimization. Then, we detailed the onboarding phase.

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Your Excellence Inspires Me

Brad Egeland

I heard this the other day – can’t remember where. But the concept of the statement is great. Someone is inspired to be better due to someone else’s excellence or perceived excellence. How would you like to hear this statement made to you?

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How to Find Time to Become a Project Manager (Full System)

PM Basics

Before I became a project manager I was a sailor. During one of the voyages, I had a morning shift on the bridge for four months. In 20 minutes after the shift, there was breakfast. So, these 20 minutes were kind of useless. You can’t do anything with them. Except learning.

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Autonomy and Transparency: Both or Neither

Pawel Brodzinski

How does transparency feel? Early in my career, I had an occasion to experience that. I was working in a typical organization where lots of things, payroll included, were secrets. Then the salary list leaked out.

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions.

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Five Steps to Getting a Project Done

LiquidPlanner

You’re eager to start a new project and jump right in without trying to make order out of and find meaning in everything that needs to get done. How much time do you spend scratching your head, wondering what to do next or even how or where to start? Having a good plan is the most important strategy for getting a project done. Here are five steps to help you organize your work so you can sail through the project cycle while spinning your wheels as little as possible.

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Auditing and Analytics in Big Data

Brad Egeland

An increase in cybersecurity threats characterizes the growth of an organization. As such, institutions endeavor to improve their risk management techniques to ensure that all the information is protected from malicious individuals.

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How I Failed the 9/80 Work Schedule Experiment

Teamweek

When our marketing lead Emily asked me to try out the 9/80 work schedule experiment, I jumped on board without hesitation. (Or Or maybe I just mumbled a less enthusiastic and a lot more Estonian, “Yeah, ok I can do it.”) I get a Friday off? Enough said!

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Game of Thrones Characters Around You

Celoxis

Game of Thrones is being hailed as one of the best novel adaptations of modern times and has already won numerous awards and accolades. We encounter a lot of the characters from the series in our day to day lives. They might be people at your home, among your friends or at your workplace.

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How to Increase the Accuracy of Your Project Estimates

MavenLink

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The 5 Steps to More Profitable Projects.” Learn more by downloading the full ebook for more insights.

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ScrumMaster Survival Tips w/ Sarah Smith

Leading Agile

This week, on LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, Staff Consultant Sarah Smith shares some tips to survive the role of ScrumMaster.

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