Admation

Best Practices for Starting a Successful Marketing Project

Admation

Creative marketing projects. They can go so right. And so wrong. You probably know that feeling of waking at 4am wondering if you’ll ever make that deadline. So how do you mitigate the risks, even turn it around? There are many elements that contribute to the success of a project.

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Project Management Hacks #3: Solving the creative brief dilemma

Admation

Q: I’m a marketing manager who oversees a studio team responsible for creating all the marketing output for our brand. Previously, our sales team filled out an electronic brief form to start a project, but it’s been superseded by an email brief (information just pasted into an email).

2019 52

Connect your workflow and finance software for greater ease and agility

Admation

Software solutions are becoming a critical part of streamlining operations in ad agencies. Still, technology can pose its own challenges. For example, the disconnect between specialised tools is placing more pressure on teams who spend precious creative time moving data across platforms.

5 Fatal Mistakes Made When Selecting Project Management Software

Admation

Project management software has the ability to offer a one stop shop for solving many challenges faced by marketing teams and advertising agencies. And nobody doubts that the benefits of such a tool are manifold.

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?

Managing Marketing Projects: Why are Ancient Practices Still in Place?

Admation

Today, marketers are under ever-increasing pressure to push out more projects, faster, to feed a range of hungry marketing channels. If there ever was a good time for brands to rethink their marketing practices, it would be now.

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan.

PRiSM is much more than an “eco-friendly” method.

Green Project Management

As our Project Management Methodology PRiSM or PRojects integrating Sustainable Methods is turning 10 years old this year, we are proud that it enjoys success in a multitude of industries; and project types. There is one area though that is commonly misunderstood as evidenced by the blog-o-sphere.

2019 374

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

What are the project management skills that you really need to focus on today? I hear from project managers every week who aren’t sure what skills they should be building on.

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7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Elisa Cepale. Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments. At White October we continuously reflect on our process to refine the way we work.

2019 254

5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects

LiquidPlanner

Once in my career, I was lucky enough to work with a true Excel spreadsheet master. Chris could make Excel do anything, except he never used spreadsheets to manage a project. He was a wise man.

2018 608

How to Disagree with Your Boss

ProjectManager.com

Your boss isn’t always right, and sometimes you need to show them the error of their ways, however difficult that may be. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how to effectively (and constructively) disagree with your boss. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Project management is an increasingly diverse field. Individuals across industries, and with varying levels of experience, are providing a substantial impact to its growth and continued evolution.

2019 418

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. And, they’re going to be business people too.

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7 Uncomfortable Truths for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Project Managers are among the most positive of people. Armed with our methods and tools , our boundless optimism and our can-do attitude, it sometimes feels like we can do anything. Yet the fact is, there are limitations. We must all face some uncomfortable truths.

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5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- ”- Chris Fussell. —. Meetings.

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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?

Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects are done by people. Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done. Working with people is the main part of project management. You need to know how to get people on your team and get them to do the work at the right times.

2019 328

How to Budget with a Variable Income When You’re Self Employed

ProjectManager.com

As a business owner or someone who considers themselves a freelancer or contract worker, it can be difficult to properly budget and pay your bills when your income varies every month.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used.

2019 309

How to Be a Better Listener

ProjectManager.com

Are you listening? You better be! It’s a cornerstone of communications at work, in projects and in life. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to be a better listener. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Be a Better Listener.

2019 331

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.

Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

Businesses love nothing more than stability. Yes, they do enjoy profits, but those come when markets are consistent, where managers can plan accurately for a future that is clearly laid out before them. Of course, the world doesn’t work that way. Things change; markets are notoriously volatile.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

ProjectManager.com

A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in a project, business or organization. In project management terms, a stakeholder is an individual or group that will be impacted by the outcome of the project.

2019 304

9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

I picked up a project from someone else not that long ago and I was three months into my management of it before I realised there wasn’t a project charter. There were lots of other documents that all had a degree of overlap with a charter, but not an actual charter.

2019 374

9 Great Excuses Not to Mature as a Project Manager

Project Risk Coach

If you are reading this it means that you're struggling to mature as a project manager. You watch others get their certifications. You see more junior project managers getting the promotions. Your peers are getting the salary increases. Why not you? What are your excuses?

2019 272

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.

What Is Product Management?

ProjectManager.com

Put simply, product management is a way to organize the planning, production, marketing and other tasks related to the creation and distribution of a product. It involves the coordination of teams, data, processes, business systems and more. In reality, product management can be a complicated matter.

2019 345

Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent. They’re refocusing their efforts to align portfolios to finish strong for the fiscal year and are launching new initiatives to support strategic plans for the calendar year.

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How to Stop Overthinking at Work (and in Life)

ProjectManager.com

Consciousness is a blessing and a curse. Thinking has led to great innovation but has also brought people into disastrous conflict. While thought is neither intrinsically good or bad, it can be used for positive or negative ends.

2019 365

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

Working out who does what on your project can be a challenge. A RACI chart is a project management tool that helps you do exactly that. At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. Scroll to the bottom to get it.

2019 298

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.

Top Insights from the Project Management Benchmark Report

Arras People

Economy Impacts: Entrances, Exits and Employment. Arras People launched the latest Project Management Benchmark Report today, it’s the fourteenth study of the project management marketplace that Arras have released.

2019 321

Top 5 Leadership Theories

ProjectManager.com

Everyone has a theory on what makes a great leader, and with good reason. Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories.

What Is Business Impact Analysis & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

If Newton’s third law of physics is correct, and every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then businesses need to take note. That’s because any successful business relies on making intelligent and well-timed actions.

2019 324

Should You Be Friends With Your Employees?

ProjectManager.com

Leading a team strikes a difficult balance between being cordial and commanding. Are you strictly a boss or can you have a more friendly relationship with your employees? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you the pros and cons. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2019 324

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.