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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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How to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Team

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Without leadership, there’s no direction. Because if people are not lead, everyone goes his or her own way or do whatsoever they please, then no achievement. But a Leader in a team will take responsibility, and guide the team towards achieving a pre-set task or goal. Regardless of the fact that there has to […]. The post How to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

How to Evaluate the Team?

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In business management, performance evaluation is very key in assuring productivity of your employee or team. Without performance evaluation, how then can you discern the ghost workers or reward productivity? There are so many other benefits that come with evaluating performance in your team or organization. It helps in identifying strengths and weaknesses of each […]. The post How to Evaluate the Team? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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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?

How to Focus on Work?

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Concentration and productivity go together because you can’t achieve your goals if you are not focused. In truth, the biggest enemy of success is lack of focus. For us to remain on track towards achieving our objectives, one must know how to improve concentration and ensure that they remain focused on work. Read along and learn how […]. The post How to Focus on Work? appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Productivity

2018 48

Time Management: A Guide to Boost Productivity

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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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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.

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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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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?

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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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

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

2018 48

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.

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

2018 48

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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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

2018 48

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.

“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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.