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How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

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The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

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As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works

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You hear the term RACI, and inwardly groan. Far from the slightly exciting sounding acronym, The post RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning PM Skills & Best Practices

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DPM Podcast: Making Sprint Retrospectives Awesome (with Alexa Huston)

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In this digital project management podcast, Ben and Alexa talk about how you can use the Sprint Retrospective as a vehicle to drive positive change. They share some of the practical applications to making Sprint Retrospectives as productive as possible.

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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?

Project Manager Salary Guide 2018

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What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? And while we’re asking, what are average salaries for a senior. The post Project Manager Salary Guide 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace

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Dealing with conflict is inevitable in a Project Manager’s line of work (and virtually any. The post 12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Stakeholder Management Topics

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Why is Project Management Important?

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‘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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Goal Setting For Project Managers

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– “Would you tell me, please, where I ought to go from here?” – “That depends a good deal on where you want to get. The post Goal Setting For Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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.

How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job

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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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Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

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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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A Quick Guide To Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is a fancy term to describe how we manage the often-confusing mix of interrelated, dependent, and connected projects. PPM considers the. The post A Quick Guide To Project Portfolio Management (PPM) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé

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You’ve likely heard the saying before, “Everyone has the same amount of hours in their. The post 5 Ways To Utilize Your Time As Effectively As Beyoncé appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Topics

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Weighing Project Management Tools? Balance These Top 3 Criteria

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If you’re an open-minded project manager, and you’re looking for the best project management tool for your team, you may feel like you’re high on. The post Weighing Project Management Tools? Balance These Top 3 Criteria appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Reviews Sponsored

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

DPM Podcast: How To Get Your Bearings On A New Project (with Joanna Leigh Simon)

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Ben Aston talks to Joanna Leigh Simon to discuss the questions to ask about the project plan, team, client and work to get your bearings and get a project in order. Listen up to learn how you can make your own project onboarding experience a whole lot less stressful. ?

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Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing

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So you’re a Project Manager. You’ve landed a great job at a digital advertising agency. The post Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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5 Ways to Track and Measure Employee Performance

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Productive workers are the best assets of any company. In fact, they serve as the lifeblood of any business.

The Four Pillars Of Resource Management And Why They Matter

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Resource management is often forgotten about in the world of project management, overshadowed by the actual workings of a project. But as a result, projects. The post The Four Pillars Of Resource Management And Why They Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools Sponsored

2017 178

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.

The Best Marketing Project Management Software of 2017

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What marketing project management software do you use to keep your agency running smoothly? Creative agencies, in-house digital teams and creative collaboration cooperatives all have one thing in common - pumping out amazing creative work.

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5 Effective Techniques For Building Strong Relationships In Virtual Teams

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When I was first hired to my current position, I was tasked with managing a large, complex rebuild project. Our full team met with the. The post 5 Effective Techniques For Building Strong Relationships In Virtual Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2017 184

6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All

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There has been much written on the topic of things that a project manager “should” and “must” do: run reports, keep stakeholders involved, look for. The post 6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide

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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

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.

Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies

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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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Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified

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One of the questions we frequently get asked at the Digital Project Manager is “Will a project management certification actually help my career?” Perhaps controversially. The post Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

The Limited PM

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I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a "minimum requirements" kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support. The post The Limited PM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM

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Microsoft Project Viewer for Cost-Savvy Project Managers

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Before you start looking for a Microsoft Project Alternative, did you know there’s actually a way to open and read Microsoft Project.mpp files without. The post Microsoft Project Viewer for Cost-Savvy Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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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.

How To Keep Your Project On Track With Project Status Reports

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A Project Status Report is just that. The current status of your project. It’s an. The post How To Keep Your Project On Track With Project Status Reports appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling PM Skills & Best Practices Topics

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Digital project management: what is it?

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Digital project management is a term that’s increasingly thrown around but what is it exactly? Is digital project management simply a project managment specialism? The post Digital project management: what is it? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies

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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

How much do digital project managers make? A digital project manager salary overview

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How much do digital project managers earn? What’s a typical digital project manager salary? And while we’re asking, what are the average salaries for a. The post How much do digital project managers make?

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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.

The best project management software tools for agencies

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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

2016 220

QA Please and Thank you!

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I work for an agency that produces client marketing sites. There is heavy involvement from DPMs during the design, architecture and content phases – but as projects move into the development phase their involvement starts to decrease.

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Why being a Project Manager is NOT a thankless job

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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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Spreadsheets: Why Project Managers Love Them & Hate Them

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Project managers have mixed emotions about project management tools that trigger both advantages and drawbacks, The post Spreadsheets: Why Project Managers Love Them & Hate Them appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Sponsored

2018 117

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.