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Risk Register Template

ProjectManager.com

Plan for project risks with this risk register template for Excel. Define risk priority and the potential impact for each. Risk is going to happen, but with this free risk tracking template handy, you can prepare for it and have a response already thought out and in place.

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Project Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. You can also use this template to manage workloads and tasks as changes occur.

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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.

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.

2018 856

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?

Sample Project Management Flow Chart

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the term before, but what is a flow chart? In project management, a flow chart is a visual aid to understand the methodology you’re using to manage the project. The diagram shows the interdependent and parallel processes over the course of the project’s life cycle.

2020 334

6 Ways to Track Project Expenses

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Being able to manage and track expenses is what keeps the project within a budget. Stakeholders are not likely to consider the project a success if it costs them too much. Remember the triple constraint: cost, scope and time.

2020 320

Project Budget Template for Excel

ProjectManager.com

A project budget contains the financial details of your project, including the estimates of all the money you need to layout to lead a successful project, from resources to materials. Monitor project expenses with this Excel budget template.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future?

2020 293

How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

2020 296

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

2018 739

What is a Program Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. What is a program?

2020 244

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 786

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. He was winsome and a hard worker. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance.

2020 337

What Are Milestones in Project Management?

ProjectManager.com

A project milestone is a management tool that is used to delineate a point in a project schedule. These points can note the start and finish of a project, and mark the completion of a major phase of work.

2020 293

Gantt Chart vs. PERT Chart vs. Network Diagram: What Are the Differences?

ProjectManager.com

Project management can be boiled down to organization. Having the right information lined up and available to you is what leading a project is all about. But how can you make sure you’re getting the statistics you need to make the right decisions?

2020 234

Project Crashing in Project Management: Definition & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

There’s never enough time when managing a project. That’s why we make schedules—to try and control time, just enough to get your deliverable by the deadline. But even the best laid plans tend to go awry, to paraphrase the poem.

2020 254

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications. Let's compare the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) certifications.

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What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

ProjectManager.com

Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

How to Calculate Resource Utilization for a Project

ProjectManager.com

Your most important resource when managing a project is your team. They need tools, equipment, materials and more to get the job done, of course. But without people who have the skills and experience to use those tools and materials, your project isn’t going anywhere.

2020 253

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Project Online

ProjectManager.com

You need to manage your projects online, so you’re considering the options, including all the Microsoft Project online options. So how do you choose?

2020 318

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

How to Manage Virtual Teams: Team Building, Tips & Tools

ProjectManager.com

For many project managers, the only obstacle to embracing a virtual team is the perceived difficulty of managing one. You’re not in the same office as your team, and you’re worried everyone will feel disconnected. In such an environment, you think that there is no way to maintain productivity.

2020 309

How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let's look at how to develop a project risk management plan.

2020 351

How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

2019 365

How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

Managing a team is a balancing act. They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. What can a team leader do that doesn’t micromanage their team to death, but inspires them to greater heights of productivity? An agile workflow can help.

2020 374

Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

According to Newton’s third law of physics, every action in nature has an equal and opposite reaction.

2019 386

The Product Owner in Scrum: Responsibilities, Certifications & Tools

ProjectManager.com

Scrum is a framework for organizing agile teams, and it’s processes and guidelines are excellent for improving team productivity. One reason scrum is so effective is that it clearly defines the different roles of the team.

The Death of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Bryan Barrow. This is a guest post by Bryan Barrow. After several years we seem, at last, to be over our fixation with zombies. Again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time that the zombie movie genre comes around, each time bringing a new generation into its cold, dead clutches.

2020 236

Strategic Planning Models: An Introduction to 5 Popular Models

ProjectManager.com

Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy.

2020 281

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Seven Stupid Mistakes Managers Make (and What to Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

Darryl Rosen. This is a guest post on stupid management mistakes by Darryl Rosen, author of Table for Three? Bringing Your Smart Phone to Lunch and 50 Dumb Mistakes Smart Managers Don’t Make! You’re a manager and you glance down at an incoming text while an employee is talking to you.

2020 310

How To Ask To Work Remotely

Girl's Guide to PM

During 2020, many of us didn’t have to ask to work remotely. It just happened. However, now that there are calls for office workers to hit their desks again, we have to consider if that’s the life we want.

2020 238

Managing Up: How to Manage Your Boss

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the questions I’m often asked is: “How do I get taken seriously at work?” ” And over my career I have asked myself that question as well.

2020 222

How to Create a PERT Chart

ProjectManager.com

A PERT chart can help you manage your project. But what is a PERT chart and how does it assist project managers when they’re working on larger, more complex projects? What Is a PERT Chart? PERT is an acronym that stands for P rogram E valuation and R eview T echnique.

2019 382

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.