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9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. I was accustomed to meetings with in-depth communication. So at first, the act of the team standing around giving brief answers felt stilted and strange to us – or maybe it was just me.

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3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

Photo credit rawpixel.com. You’ve heard your friends sing the praises of Agile. Your project manager buddies are becoming scrum masters. You hear how great it is. All the cool kids are doing it and you’re a bit jealous. You’re feeling left out. You want to see what all the fuss is about.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option.

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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them. I know this firsthand, just by watching reactions when I tell someone I’m a project manager.

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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?

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. You know it’s a hot topic and if you haven’t started exploring it, you may be feeling left behind.

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How to Get Into Project Management – Right Where You Are Now

Project Bliss

On quite a few occasions I’ve encountered the question “How can I get into project management?”. People ask if they should start by pursuing certifications or going back to school.

A Project Team’s Guide to Data Conversion: Book Review & Interview with Dave Gordon

Project Bliss

For full disclosure, this article contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure page. However, I have purchased this book myself and can honestly highly recommend it. .

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10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Project managers work in a dynamic role. It can change from day-to-day. For this reason, the qualities of project managers who excel are diverse. Because project managers are responsible for doing so many different things, their job descriptions aren’t simple.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Agile or Waterfall: How to Choose Which is Best for Your Project

Project Bliss

When you’re considering different methodologies for your project, you may be curious which is the best approach. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether choosing Agile or Waterfall is best for your team. You’ve no doubt been hearing quite a bit about Agile these days.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Conferences

Project Bliss

You may think that the only benefits of attending conferences are to gain new knowledge on an area specific to your job title and earning professional certification credits. But there are other benefits of attending conferences that you may not have considered.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. We lead project teams made up of people who likely report to a different functional manager.

Why being a Project Manager is NOT a thankless job

The Digital Project Manager

Being a Project Manager is one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had. Taking a project from start to finish is a great feat. The post Why being a Project Manager is NOT a thankless job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How to build and scale an effective digital project management team

The Digital Project Manager

Chances are good that when you realize you need to scale digital project management within your agency, you’re either receiving a flood of new projects. The post How to build and scale an effective digital project management team appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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10 Project Management Hacks To Boost Your Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Did you know you’re wasting hours of time as a project manager? Not in the way you would expect—meetings, emails, and chats are all a. The post 10 Project Management Hacks To Boost Your Productivity appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017

The Digital Project Manager

If you’ve started the year and committed to upping your project management skills to be a better project manager, what project management skills are the. The post 7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project?

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve been working in project management for quite a long time (I’m not going to give exact figures here, but I’ve been around since the. The post Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

An Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting Needs Preparation

Arras People

The initial project kick-off meeting is a key stage in helping to deliver a successful project outcome and provides an opportunity to share the plan with the team and stakeholders.

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How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide

The Digital Project Manager

What went wrong for project planning, and is it still useful for project management? We tackle the tricky question, ‘does a good project plan matter?', share a handy project plan checklist infographic and give you a step by step guide to creating a project plan complete with a website redesign project plan template. The post How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

The Business Analyst and the Product Owner

LeadingAnswers

In my last article we talked about the role of the BA on agile projects , reviewing what stays the same and what changes from traditional approaches. In this article, we will review the contentious topic of how the role of the BA varies and overlaps with the Product Owner (PO).

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BA's on Agile Projects?

LeadingAnswers

The role of the business Analyst (BA) in agile projects in some ways parallels the role of the project manager (PM). In that, some people believe these roles are not needed at all!

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job

The Digital Project Manager

Starting a new project management gig is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. You’ve found a project management job, nailed the interview, and done the. The post How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”.

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10 Project Management Best Practices You Should Do Every Month

The Digital Project Manager

No matter what industry you work in or what project management methodology you subscribe to, there are certain things all PMs can do every few. The post 10 Project Management Best Practices You Should Do Every Month appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Why is Project Management Important?

The Digital Project Manager

‘Why is project management important?’ ’ is an interesting question that clients sometimes pose. They’ll ask; ‘Can’t we just brief the team doing the work and manage. The post Why is Project Management Important? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

The Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Nobody wants to sit through a meeting and feel it was pointless, so why is up to half of the time attendees spend in meetings wasted? It demoralises your team and is unproductive.

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130 Inspiring Project Management Quotes

The Digital Project Manager

Life as a project manager can be tough; if anyone needs inspiration to keep going with leading our projects and teams, it’s us. When you find. The post 130 Inspiring Project Management Quotes appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve faced my fair share of conflict as a project manager: repeatedly having to tell a difficult client ‘no’ on wildly out-of-scope requests, or dealing. The post The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

The Digital Project Manager

A kickoff meeting post might not seem like the most likely candidate for winning a popularity contest on The Digital Project Manager, but it consistently. The post Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle. A few random thoughts inspired by this Rorschach test of product management concepts from sunk cost fallacy to intentionality. Hanlon’s Razor.

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The best project management software tools for agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in General Tools. The post The best project management software tools for agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools Sponsored tools

Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Every digital agency I’ve come across seems to claim they’re they’re doing agency agile in some shape or form. The challenge today is what do. The post Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Understanding Your Value in the PPM Market

Arras People

Value. It’s one of those words that seems to be mentioned a lot in relation to project management in recent years. The value that project management can bring to an organisation. The value of a PMO to a project management organisation.

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.