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Celebrating Women in Project Management

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In the Salary and Market Trend 2017 Survey conducted by the UK Association of Project Management (APM), approximately 30% of the respondents were women. I continually ask myself: why is the project management profession not equally represented by both men and women?

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Podcast: Kestrel Stone

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Kestrel Stone: Why Developmental Training Is An Absolute Must For Project Managers Project Managers are uniquely positioned to bring more than just project outcomes to the business place, and no one knows that better than Kestrel Stone.

2018 76

San Diego Seaport Project To Transform Waterfront

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Conceptual design work continues on the Port of San Diego’s planned $1.5-billion waterfront development

Podcast: Julia Steel

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Podcast: Why Project Management Is The Ultimate Balancing Act, Explained By Julia Steel For two decades, Julia Steel has shared her speaking, training and mentorship skills with UK and Australian businesses.

2018 68

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?

Podcast: Sorrel Gilbert – Growing Your Project Manage Confidence As A Young Woman

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Podcast: Sorrel Gilbert – Growing Your Project Manage Confidence As A Young Woman As someone who’s just finished her apprenticeship and has begun working as a freelance Project Manager, Sorrel Gilbert is well acquainted with the experience of being new to the profession.

2018 65

Positive Leadership In Project Management

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In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with experienced project and program manager Kate Morris about the art of positive leadership. Kate is passionate about encouraging her peers to understand their own skillset and builds high performing teams based on the complementary strengths they share.

Stakeholder Engagement Communication

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment.

2017 76

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017

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Are you stuck in a career rut and feel unsure of what your next move should be? We’re going to share with you 10 ways to kick start your career in 2017. Our new e-book is a fantastic resource to help you achieve this also.

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Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager

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Showing empathy as a project manager, with Elena Zagorenko Have you ever had a conversation with a colleague or boss and later realised they weren’t listening to a word you said? Chances are they weren’t practicing active listening. Maybe you’re guilty of this yourself? For a long time, people have taken a backseat in project […]. The post Podcast: Elena Zagorenko – Showing empathy as a project manager appeared first on Elise Stevens. Podcasts

2017 63

Project management and resilience

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’ve released a brilliant new podcast series which focuses on stakeholder management. If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each Thursday so that you can listen at your own pace.

2017 69

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Lindsay Scott

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Podcast: Skills that PMOs need to be successful partners to businesses, with Lindsay Scott In this episode, Lindsay Scott chats to Elise Stevens about improving your PMO skills in today’s business world.

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Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning, with Mike Clayton

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In this episode of the Fix My Project Chaos podcast, Elise Stevens talks professional development with internationally-renowned business author and speaker, Mike Clayton.

2017 60

Understanding your organisation

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 66

The Power of the PMO in Stakeholder Engagement

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Project Sponsorship

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Perfecting stakeholder engagement in professional services firms

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 62

Stakeholder engagement as a product manager

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 62

6 questions a junior project manager should ask

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast or article each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 62

Podcast: Jen Frahm – The roadies and rockstars of change management

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The roadies and rockstars of change management, with Jen Frahm Dr Jen Frahm (PhD Management) is the founder of Conversations of Change and a world-leading organisational change expert. She has worked in culture change, process change, digital transformation, legislative change, mergers and acquisitions and technology/systems change for a wide range of industries. Jen believes change […].

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?

Stakeholder engagement in portfolio management

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

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The Cheeseburger Talk with Payson Hall

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One of the most important meetings in the life of a project should happen at the project’s inception. I call it the “Cheeseburger Talk.”

2017 62

Podcast: Be authentic to build effective relationships

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This brilliant podcast series focuses on stakeholder management in celebration of our eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders. Leave your comments below, and join us on social media to get involved in the conversation. It’s time to be your authentic self!

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3 tips to improve your presentations

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Have you ever been in presentation hell? I have and it was awful. Without further ado, here are the 3 things I learnt about surviving presentation hell.

2017 62

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.

Podcast: Putting egos aside for a common purpose

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

2017 58

#1 Workplace Skill: Communication Skills

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Communication Skills: A Modern Art Communication skills in the workplace are about much more than sending emails and talking over PowerPoint slides. It’s about communicating information in a way that engages the heart and mind of your listeners.

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Podcast: Managing diverse stakeholder groups

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

2017 58

Podcast: Stakeholder engagement in portfolio management

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To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

2017 58

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.

3 tips to improve your presentations

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Have you ever been in presentation hell? I have and it was awful. Without further ado, here are the 3 things I learnt about surviving presentation hell.

2017 60

Engaging external stakeholders

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 60

Podcast: Helen Hull – Successfully leading a Project Management team

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Podcast: Successfully leading a Project Management team, with Helen Hull Helen Hull is a Project Specialist who specialises in Portfolio Project Management. Having lead many teams consisting of a diverse number of Project Management professionals, she understands the challenges of dealing with different egos, attitudes and situations where everyone wants to be in control. With […].

How to exercise strong stakeholder engagement during business transformation

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 60

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.

How To Embrace And Exploit Change

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 60

Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin – How To Be Taken Seriously

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Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin On How To Be Taken Seriously As A Project Manager If anyone knows about the challenges of being taken seriously as a Project Manager, it’s Elizabeth Harrin. After noticing how few women were writing and speaking about the topic, she realised that Project Management desperately needed a female perspective. Her goal of […]. The post Podcast: Elizabeth Harrin – How To Be Taken Seriously appeared first on Elise Stevens. Podcasts

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Podcast: Project management and resilience

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To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’ve released a brilliant new podcast series which focuses on stakeholder management. If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, we’ll email you a simple recap of posts each Thursday so that you can listen at your own pace.

2017 58

How I alienated a key stakeholder in the first week of a new job

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A couple of years ago, I started a new job with a great company that was doing a lot of exciting projects. I was thrilled. As part of my induction I was to meet with each of the business team leaders to gain an understanding of what their teams did and any issues they had. […].

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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.