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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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A Culture of Results: You Can Only Manage What You Measure

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Is one of your goals to lead intelligently and make more accurate decisions? In this ebook, we’ll teach you how to grow your team by analyzing your company’s own data. The ebook A Results-Oriented Culture – Only measure what is managed is free. The following topics are covered in the ebook: How does one create a […]. The post A Culture of Results: You Can Only Manage What You Measure appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Ebooks

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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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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?

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.

Leadership skills in three keywords

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It’s done! You’ve been promoted to coordinator and have the mission to apply your leadership skills to a team – or sector. This is all you’ve ever dreamt of in order to show your talent, but the remaining question is: Have you got leadership skills? Leadership is natural for some people, while for others it […]. The post Leadership skills in three keywords appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

Eight vital documents for the project control

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Documents are not only about museum and bureaucratic stuff. They are part of the company’s day-to-day, and overriding for a good project control. After all, there is no control without information. And, there is no information without record. This article lists eight indispensable documents to lead a successful project. It’s important that they are all […]. The post Eight vital documents for the project control appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

[TEST] What kind of professional are you? Take the Enneagram Test and find it out

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You must have already heard of the “Facebook tests”. Yes, those that have been enormously successful, no matter how unreliable they seem. They are used both to find out if you are going to be successful this year and what historical figure you were in a past life, or even what would be your name […]. The post [TEST] What kind of professional are you? Take the Enneagram Test and find it out appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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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Everyone aware of their roles: a matrix for assigning task-owners

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Have you ever stopped to reflect on the complexity of producing a film? Take Hollywood productions, for example. Hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of professionals can be involved in the making of a blockbuster movie. From the head of special effects to individual make-up artists, everyone needs to know exactly what he or she needs […]. The post Everyone aware of their roles: a matrix for assigning task-owners appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

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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.

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KPI dashboard: for you to sort out what is working and what is not working in your management

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There we go to one more acronym. A manager’s life is really like that: an alphabet soup. It’s PDCA here, SWOT there, CEO up, SaaS down… only to mention some. Now, if you don’t know this one, it’s worth it to free up space in memory. Because the KPI dashboard is a celebrated management tool […]. The post KPI dashboard: for you to sort out what is working and what is not working in your management appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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.

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.

Mentally exhausted x engaged: how we can achieve balance in our professional lives

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Have you heard about people who suffer from burnout syndrome at work? Not everyone is aware that this disorder can cause people to become mentally exhausted.

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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.

How to deal with clients who continually ask for revisions on projects

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You’ve probably had the experience of working with clients who never stop asking for revisions. It’s a highly delicate situation.

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Work management systems: at your side to help you overcome your business’s day-to-day challenges

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Today, we’re going to talk a critical aspect of your business: work management. It is a critical aspect of managing your business, and there is a huge difference between managing your own time and that of a team of individuals.

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Advances (or the lack thereof) in gender equality

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2017 was a year in which discussions concerning gender equality figured prominently. Although plenty of painful wounds were brought out into the open, it still seems like it will take decades for the problem to be resolved entirely.

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“Ownership”: see why the concept of ownership must be a part of your company

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“The master’s eye makes the cattle thrive.” ” It’s not the first time we’ve used this aphorism on our blog. The phrase refers to the level of attention that an owner focuses on their business. A sense of ownership is the differentiated mentality of people who want to see their company thrive, ensuring stability, profits and […].

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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.

Generation Y and Millennial Leadership: How Upcoming Leaders Should Relate to Organizations

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These days, certain situations occur with an ever-greater frequency: companies often create vicious cycles in which capable leaders become overwhelmed. Those same leaders, therefore, have less time to train new leaders who can temporarily replace them in their absences. A longer-term result is that, when the time comes for a new generation to take the […].

What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine

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Are you familiar with those large panels which are packed with multi-hued Post-its? I’m sure you are, it’s part of a long-established, well-known system that is still the favorite organizational method for many companies and individuals around the world. These boards, with their sticky notes, may seem outdated, or even archaic, but they are still […]. The post What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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One for all and all for one: visual management as a means to engage teams and increase productivity

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To a greater and greater extent, time is money. This is especially the case in a market where the competition is growing steadily. Companies which are capable of optimizing tasks and using their time wisely and in the most efficient manner already have a leg up on their rivals in the market. Therefore, firms are […]. The post One for all and all for one: visual management as a means to engage teams and increase productivity appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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What is Backlog: the list that helps you refine your product development

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For some time now, we’ve been writing about checklists on our blog, and how this tool can help you increase your productivity. Now, we’ll turn to something similar: it is a kind of list as well, but one that is more specifically associated with IT, because it refers to the development of a product or […]. The post What is Backlog: the list that helps you refine your product development appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

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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.

Agile methodology: the software industry’s gift to best management practices

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As Peter Drucker, a theoretician and the father of modern business management once said, “most of our assumptions about business, technology and organization are at least 50 years old. They have outlived their time. As a result, we are preaching, teaching and practicing policies that are increasingly at odds with reality and therefore counterproductive.” ” People […].

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Time is the most valuable currency. How are you investing yours?

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You have heard of time as wealth, an asset, a resource, and so on. But what about time as a currency? Have you ever thought about it in this way? That perhaps time is the most valuable currency that exists? And that we should carefully invest it in whatever is most important to us? Personal […]. The post Time is the most valuable currency. How are you investing yours? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Productivity

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New consumers are coming. Is your company ready to interact with them?

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When it comes to consumers, time never stands still. After years and years spent debating the characteristics of generation Y and then on how to approach them, it is already time to meet the next set of customers, who have been designated by the last letter of the alphabet: generation Z. Who are they? Where […]. The post New consumers are coming. Is your company ready to interact with them? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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Trends defining the composition a high-performance team

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Have you stopped to think about what happens when, in Formula 1, a racecar goes into the pit-stop? Consider the preparation required to make everything happen as quickly and efficiently as possible, to keep the driver competitive. Tire replacement, refueling, needed repairs, engine tuning, etc.: there’s a lot to do in a matter of seconds. […]. The post Trends defining the composition a high-performance team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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.

Can practice lead to perfection in management? The PDCA cycle demonstrates that it can

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Those of you who visit For-Managers on a regular basis must have realized that we have an uncompromising commitment to improving your management. We are continually introducing new tools, reflecting on aspects of skills management, showing the importance of enhancing IT management, and so on: for us, writing an article will only make sense if […]. The post Can practice lead to perfection in management?

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Global trends in talent management, according to Deloitte and McKinsey

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Global trends in talent management are reshaping the workplace, the workforce, and work itself. After years of struggling to drive the engagement and retention of high-level professionals, improve leadership and build a meaningful culture, corporations have perceived the need to redesign their organizational models. To help companies and their leaders understand these changes, large consulting […].

Focus on work and have more time for your life

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Everywhere we look, we see people in a state of constant apprehension. While we initially thought that technology would make our lives easier, the opposite seems to be happening. Instead of having more manageable lives, people are becoming even more stressed. After all, with the advent of instant communications, we are not only exposed to […]. The post Focus on work and have more time for your life appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

Win/win/win, Using Conflict Management to Reduce Workplace Tension

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William Ellery Channing said, “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” Conflict rears its head all the time, and how it is managed can save, destroy, or even enrich relationships whether personal or professional. We’ve all had conflict in the workplace before and it caused us […]. The post Win/win/win, Using Conflict Management to Reduce Workplace Tension appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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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.