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How to Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys

ProjectManager.com

The adage, “good data in, good data out,” cannot be truer in today’s digital business landscape. Furthermore, if knowledge is power, then to quote Alexander Pope, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” ” Okay, enough with the quotes and clichés.

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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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How to Manage a Construction Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction project management has similarities to managing projects in other industries: ultimately, you’re aiming to get something delivered on time, on budget and to the required scope with an acceptable degree of quality. The role of a construction project manager is to make that happen.

DPM Podcast: Managing A Portal Build (With Rebecca Germond)

The Digital Project Manager

Building a web portal? Join Rebecca Germond, Director of Client Services at digital agency FCV, as she discusses the tools, processes, and challenges specific to managing a portal build.

2019 285

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?

Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress. Things are not going as planned.

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How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)?

2019 184

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.

2019 246

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

2019 161

Free Blockchain for Dummies eBook download Courtesy of IBM

Brad Egeland

Want to know about Blockchain. what it's all about and is it something you should be concerned with? Should your organization be Blockchain ready and using it strategically in your own business processes and delivery? Download the free Blockchain for Dummies limited edition here courtesy of IBM.

2019 152

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

One of the key ways to keep work moving forward is to avoid working on too many things at the same time. Ideally, a person should finish what they’re working on before starting anything else.

2019 115

Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

LiquidPlanner

The other night I was watching the pilot of Workin’ Moms , a Canadian sitcom about women who have just returned to work after maternity leave. One of the moms pulls a really jerky move on her first day back, making it seem that her executive assistant had screwed up.

2019 109

Four Challenges for Virtual Teams in Startups

ProjectManager.com

One of the biggest changes in project management in the last few years has been the rise of virtual teams. First, it was multinational corporations that had to grasp the challenge of coordinating people in different locations.

2019 253

Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? To some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly! One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does. agile

2019 170

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.

2019 116

What is Issue Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

Issues arise all the time on projects. So, what is Issue Management? The post What is Issue Management? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Risk Management issue management

2019 95

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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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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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.

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.

2019 85

Why Mark Zuckerberg Has Some of His Best Learders on Blockchain

Brad Egeland

Mark Zuckerberg is highly adept at addressing Facebook’s greatest threats. ​ He spent $1 billion on Instagram because that’s where young people were posting photos.

2019 138

Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars

Online PM Courses

There are plenty of smart project leaders. But far rarer is project leadership wisdom - the cluster of traits that goes way beyond getting things done. The post Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Leadership Skills PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Project Leadership Leadership project leadership wisdom

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.

2019 78

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.

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.

2019 78

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.

2019 69

MindGenius 2019 - the Best Mind Mapping Tool Just Got Better

Brad Egeland

MindGenius 2019 is ready. The best mind mapping tool for your project needs just got better and it's time for you to see how it can help you work and plan better. The big focus in MindGenius 2019 is on new ways you can share MindGenius content.

2019 116

How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?

Taskque

Businesses are moving forward – if you are not moving with that speed, you are losing quite a lot of business. How companies gather data has transformed and if you don’t follow the trend, you’ll be left behind. The high-end companies use an agile approach in their project management.

2019 62

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Project Management Phases: What You Need to Know

GoSkills

Projects are essentially a series of steps that turn an idea into a reality. This article will cover the 5 project management phases and their best practices. Project Management

2019 102

10 Best Organization Software Options for Teams

Teamweek

Many people have claimed that disorganized people are more creative. Scientists have even performed experiments to prove this theory.

2019 78

Sidebar Groups and Sub Groups for Teams makes Team Visibility Clearer in Hub Planner

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 2 minutes. Sidebar Groups and Sub Groups for Teams makes Team Visibility Clearer in Hub Planner. The Hub Planner sidebar is a great way to organise your team into different departments, categories and disciplines to make Resource Management of your global teams easier.

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