Azendoo

SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership. They need to manage their team to maximize efficiency. It requires a leadership that has the right tools to get the most out of their people.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Digital project management is complex. With a potentially global marketplace and workforce, it can take awhile to get all your ducks (or pixels) in a row.

2017 130

The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task. According to a study by led by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford, a total of 45% of projects run over budget, 7% run late, and a whopping 56% of projects fail to meet initial expectations.

2016 161

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done. Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process. It makes team collaboration more efficient and projects become better organized.

2016 170

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?

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Established companies have but one goal: resilience. During most of the 20th Century, it was enough to ensure not only their survival, but their dominance. With the 21th Century, new challenges arose.

2015 148

How Olivehorse uses Azendoo for Project Management

Azendoo

This is an interview with Fred Akuffo, Co-founder of Olivehorse , and long time Azendoo user. He shares his how he and his team use Azendoo to manage their projects and clients with increased visibility, and cut email internal email usage. Could you tell us about you and you company?

2016 130

These 3 Toxic Personalities Make Project Managers Crazy

Azendoo

Are You One of Them? If you've ever led a project, you know that it takes more than high quality project management software to get things done. Here are a few toxic personalities to watch for, and weed out before they sabotage your project: Yappers. These types never learned to listen.

2015 155

5 Tips for Project Management

Azendoo

Your new project is in its starting blocks, waiting on your desk or still something you have in mind? Here are a few tips that can help you turn your project into a successful accomplishment. Define the project. The first step will be to define your project.

2015 148

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Your Projects Will Likely Fail Because of This One Thing.

Azendoo

Bad communication. Chances are, it's you. When your project goes bad, we all need to look in the mirror and take a deep breath of the reality that most people are poor communicators. Communication is the one thing we all take for granted in a project management scenario.

2015 139

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You have to change some elements, and retain others, as you redefine the context.

Agile 383

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO. For those of you who have worked in this field I’m sure you’ll recognise some of the scenarios that can lead to the demise of a PMO.

2018 195

Have you rotated your project’s tires?

Kiron Bondale

A standard semi-annual ritual for many who live in cold climates is swapping all season to winter tires on our cars and back again. This exercise also presents a good opportunity to catch up on any other outstanding preventative maintenance for our vehicles.

2018 130

Project Management Career Q&A – Kicking Off a Project Management Career

Arras People

I am an international student recently completed an MA in International Business and Management. I have studied an introductory module in project management and am preparing to gain PRINCE2 certification. What advice would you offer to help kick off a career in project management in the UK or abroad?

2018 148

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 264

20 Easy-to-Use Assertive Communication Skills for Confidence and Respect

Project Bliss

Photo credit @hengfilms. In your workplace, you communicate regularly with many people: stakeholders, customers, and other team members. You’ll encounter demands and excuses and deadlines. Schedules can be demanding, and workloads can be stressful.

2017 246

Project Management Basic Steps: the Minimum Viable Project Management

Project Bliss

You’ve just been tagged as the team’s project manager. And while some people might be excited about the role, it’s not something you’d planned on. You didn’t sign up for this. You’ve never studied even the basic project management steps.

2018 135

12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace

The Digital Project Manager

Dealing with conflict is inevitable in a Project Manager’s line of work (and virtually any. The post 12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Stakeholder Management Topics

2018 146

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.

The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles.

2018 130

80% of Employers Have Challenges Finding Project Management Staff

Arras People

That’s just one of the insights from the latest Project Management Benchmark Report – with many others also being shared at the last Project Challenge show in London by Arras People MD John Thorpe. Understanding Your Value in the PM Market.

2018 151

Project Manager Salary Guide 2018

The Digital Project Manager

What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? And while we’re asking, what are average salaries for a senior. The post Project Manager Salary Guide 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2018 179

Is Your Project Management CV as Unique as You?

Arras People

Data from this years Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report suggested that one of the key challenges for Project Management practitioners in 2018 will be “ differentiating themselves in a crowded market ”.

2018 167

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.

Cultivating psychological safety happens one person at a time…

Kiron Bondale

Since 2015 when Google’s research identified psychological safety as one of the key attributes of high performing teams, it has received a lot of airtime.

2018 141

How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation

The Digital Project Manager

Estimating successfully is all about getting the right amount of funding to enable you to successfully deliver a project. But creating a project budget that works – delivering worthwhile value for a client at a cost that’s still going to make a respectable profit for the agency is a tricky balance, so how do you do it right? The post How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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The Limited PM

The Digital Project Manager

I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a "minimum requirements" kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support. The post The Limited PM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM

2018 116

Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing

The Digital Project Manager

So you’re a Project Manager. You’ve landed a great job at a digital advertising agency. The post Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

2018 130

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Progressively Elaborated Users

Tyner Blain

Understanding your users is critical to developing good products. A “complete” understanding is sometimes required, and always comes at a cost. A contextualized understanding is valuable but less so, and costly but less so.

2017 224

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this.

Budget 216

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

The pop-culture concept of a silver bullet – a simple solution to a hard problem – is a dangerous idea. It can be used to over-promise, and doom a team to under-delivery.

Agile 245

What do you ask when interviewing project managers?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written previously about what I look for when reviewing project manager resumes as well as what I look for when hiring for these positions. Testing a candidate’s knowledge of hard or soft skills provides limited benefit to the hiring process.

2018 158

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Understanding Your Value in the Project Management Market

Arras People

It’s Project Challenge time again in London this Spring – the date for your diary is the 6th and 7th March and it’s being held at Olympia again. You can pre-register for the event on the Project Challenge website right now.

2018 176

How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

. When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. “Where did you hear that, honey?” ” “At school, Mommy. Our teacher told us.”

2018 159

5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé

The Digital Project Manager

You’ve likely heard the saying before, “Everyone has the same amount of hours in their. The post 5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Topics

2018 144

How To Close A Project Effectively [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

We tend to spend lots of time talking about project set up, having a fully-thought through business case, or all the stuff you have to do while the project work is being done. But there’s another area that is arguably as important, if not more so than those: how to close a project.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?