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A new era of project management for service companies

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Until the mid-2000s, it was very difficult to hear about agile project management methods. The most modern IT teams in more flexible companies were probably testing these methods in software design and maintenance. After over ten years, we can only hear of agile methods. If you do not have agile principles in managing your projects, […]. The post A new era of project management for service companies appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

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Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

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In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance […]. The post Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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The Project Leader’s Guide to Managing Millennials

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As the clock ticks on, millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000 are primed to replace baby-boomers as the defacto work population. In fact, by 2025, millennials will represent 75% of the world’s workforce.

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Moving forward to success with the right management skills

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A significant factor that affects how an organization moves forward is the management skills of the people in key places — managers, supervisors, executives.

Make an Impact with Customer Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Security Best Practices When Working From Home

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4 Tips on How to Create Company Wellness Programs that Work

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When was the last time you took a nap during office hours? Chances are that you did it not so long ago, as 51.8 percent of Americans admit to napping at work, according to a recent survey. Okay, let me ask you this: when was the last time you took a nap during office hours with a […].

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6 Steps of Team Building

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Many managers always wonder to create powerful team building activities. According to recent statistics, it has been proven that an effective team will most likely out-perform individual workers. As we said in this article about work inspiration, According to Gallup, approximately 85% of employees say they are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. Not good at all. […]. The post 6 Steps of Team Building appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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Motivational Speeches to Engage Your Team

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Encouraging your team through the use of motivational speeches cannot be overemphasized as its benefits towards the productivity and efficiency of your team are numerous. As a team leader, using motivational speeches as a tool to enhance workplace performance, spurring them into working harder and smarter. When you motivate your team, they are bound to […]. The post Motivational Speeches to Engage Your Team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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Everything You Need to Know About the Digital Strategy

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In the ever-changing environment, everyone needs to be updated as per the demands of time. Those who don’t respond to the changes fail in the end. Similarly, organizations and businesses need continuous improvement and evolution for their survival through digital strategy. We are living in a computer age which has made the world a global […]. The post Everything You Need to Know About the Digital Strategy appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

What is Gamification and How Can This Help Your Business

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Gamification in business is all about the process to improve those things which are already existed. It is a method of integrating game mechanics into your system to add further value such as individual’s participation, engagement, and loyalty. This can be anything like a website, social media presence, an enterprise application or engagement. The scope […]. The post What is Gamification and How Can This Help Your Business appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

What is Employee Retention and What Factors Contribute to it

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Employee’s retention is referring to an organization ability that how it retains their employees in the long run. An organization main goal is to develop such employee retention strategies that are fulfilling the basic needs and requirements of employees to enhance their job performance and also cutting the additional cost that is spending in the […]. The post What is Employee Retention and What Factors Contribute to it appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

How to Make a Better Time Management

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Time management is all about organizing and planning your specific activities within a specified time period. Time management is an art that enables you to do your tasks in a smart way as compare to hard work. By working smartly, you can do your complex task within a short time. Failing to complete your tasks […]. The post How to Make a Better Time Management appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management Productivity

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When to Hold Virtual Meeting?

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Virtual meeting is a kind of meeting that is held virtually among the people around the world without the restriction of location, they can easily communicate through different media channels like video, audio, and text. People can easily communicate, share information and data virtually with each other without existing in the physical location. They can […]. The post When to Hold Virtual Meeting? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership Productivity

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How to Improve Your Corporate Training (no one gets upset)?

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Corporate Training has evolved rapidly in the recent years and become a new strategy to develop and enhance employee’s skills and knowledge of an organization so that they equipped with the new skills and can play a vital role in the organization growth. Now different universities are also offering different courses on corporate training and […]. The post How to Improve Your Corporate Training (no one gets upset)? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

Tips to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

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Increase productivity is a process that involves increasing your team’s satisfaction with their jobs, and giving them effective tools to perform their assigned tasks. As a manager, leading a team is never easy. Bringing different people of different temperament to form a group can sometimes lead to a clash and unproductivity in the workplace. This […]. The post Tips to Increase Your Team’s Productivity appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Productivity

Data-driven company: Learn how to conduct your operations taking a data-focused approach

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Have you ever considered the possibility of driving at night with your car’s headlights off? Charging down the road without being able to see properly borders on the insane.

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Do You Have Time Management Skills?

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There is hardly ever anyone you meet that does not want to improve their time management skills. People are always seeking to learn a new skill or regime. There are many time management skills that that can help you to be more productive in your day to day activities. Time management is the process of consciously planning […]. The post Do You Have Time Management Skills? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Productivity

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

How to make your workflow more efficient and help your business grow

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Automating tasks and creating KPIs to measure your team’s performance is no longer a differentiating factor, it’s an essential tool for your company to achieve growth. There can be no success without a workflow that provides for performance gains and scalability.

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3 Tips to Promote Diversity in the Workplace

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Are you one of those managers or team leaders who don’t believe that diversity in the workplace is a good thing? According to Forbes, diversity allows your company to have a wider range of talent, and not just talent that that is familiar to certain ethnicity or other restriction definition. Diversity offers insight into the needs […]. The post 3 Tips to Promote Diversity in the Workplace appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

2019 20

Aligned expectations and established priorities: learn about the stack methodology and its benefits

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A lack of time is the bugbear of the 21st-century business world. A thousand things to do, employees to manage and a never-ending list of urgent tasks are all now part of every manager’s daily routine. Everything needs to be delivered immediately, and things can easily spiral out of control.

Shared Leadership: Understanding the benefits of this organizational model and how it works

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For a long time, leadership models based themselves on mottos such as “One must lead, and the others, obey.” ” This kind of model is all about leadership being focused on a single person, with companies as strict hierarchies.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

It’s important to prioritize: tips to help you to organize your management and free up time so you can concentrate on what really matters

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“The kids who do their homework on Friday can play on Sunday.” ” Teachers start saying this when your kids are still at an early age.

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What is the state of your employee time tracking? Here we’ll help you take control with 5 simple tips

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How many hours have you been toiling away before you started reading this article? Was this pause planned? What will your next task be once you finish here? Before you start desperately trying to put out fires once again, take some time to think about how you deal with time management.

5 Steps to Achieving Better Results through Productivity Management

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Employee productivity management requires a series of individual steps. One must measure the required tasks, collect performance data, maintain two-way communications, analyze results and create a basis for decision making.

Business and Networking Questions

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There are alot of networking questions asked by business owners because every business owner wants to ensure that their businesses grow. In search of this growth, they try to increase productivity and efficiency through by employing high-skilled staff, training their staff and working over-time. However, all these might not really be enough in some cases. […]. The post Business and Networking Questions appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

How to Get Inspired at Work

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Why do you think people lose the thrill to work? They literally started with all gusto and enthusiasm but along the line, they just seem to be lethargic and uninterested. Could it be termed as incompetence or maybe laziness? According to Gallup, approximately 85% of employees say they are not engaged or are actively disengaged […]. The post How to Get Inspired at Work appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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Has your company already embraced cognitive transformation? Learn here about the new corporate technological era

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The cognitive era, also known as cognitive transformation, is considered to be the next step in our ongoing technological evolution. Profound changes are in the corporate environment are already occurring, and the companies that fail to adapt to them will be left behind.

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Are you developing the right skills for your team? Learn about the current workplace trends and find out

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Skills sets that have an increasingly short lifespan, an ever more competitive job market, fierce competition for emerging talent, and mitigating the threats of automation: according to recent and extensive study by LinkedIn, these are the principal workplace trends.

Decision Making: How it Works and Ways of Improving the Process

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Decision making is so pertinent in today’s businesses. As a matter of fact, every staff or team member is expected to contribute to the decision-making process of an organization. According to UMass, decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions. Why is the decision-making process very delicate […].

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Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

Is your company prepared for Economy 4.0?

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Hesitating before you answer this question is perfectly normal. According to a survey by Deloitte conducted in partnership with Forbes, which interviewed over 1,500 executives around the world, only 14% stated that their companies are prepared for the changes being brought on by the New Economy 4.0.

4 Steps to Develop a High-Performance Team

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Building a team to deliver quality at all times is a very important aspect of improving efficiency and productivity. A high-performing team will always deliver results. Unfortunately, not all business owners/team leaders know how to build their team to that level of competence and efficiency. Some employers spend a lot of money hiring professional trainers to help […]. The post 4 Steps to Develop a High-Performance Team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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How to Meet Company Goals in 2019

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2019 is here again and you are yet to have a set of goals you want your company to achieve by December. It is important to develop and learn how to set goals for your business in order to have direction. If you don’t set goals, it would be much difficult to evaluate your business […]. The post How to Meet Company Goals in 2019 appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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Business innovation: all about how to reinvent your business

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Have you stopped to think about the existence of IBM and other long-running companies like Xerox, Kodak and HP? In the case of the International Business Machines Corp. IBM), it has existed and been in operation for over 100 years – 106, to be exact.

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?