What will 2013 bring?

PM for the Masses

It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. The post What will 2013 bring? Happy New Year!

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Cargo Cult Requirements

Tyner Blain

Is your team focusing on the mechanics of creating good software, without understanding the connections from your efforts to your goals? Are you primarily focused on the structure of use cases, the syntax of user stories, and the cardinality of your domain diagrams?

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Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

There is a lot of advice out there for how to write requirements. There is not as much discussion about why to write requirements. Spend some time thinking about why you write requirements before you make decisions about how to write your requirements. Why Write Requirements?

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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” ” Here are two of my favorites: “It depends. Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” ” “You’re asking the wrong question.

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How is SaaS Changing Product Management – A Research Thesis

Tyner Blain

Paddy Barrett in Ireland is preparing his Master’s thesis on Product Management and would like to interview (USA) state-side product managers for his primary research. It would be awesome if you could help him, and help us all. My Connection.

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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts.

2013 69

PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated for 2015]

Deep Fried Brain

Updated for PMI-ACP Exam 2015: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study. Agile Contact Hours PMI-ACP Sample Questions

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Strategies for Project Sponsorship

Guerrilla Project Management

Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead share their insights on the secrets to effective project sponsorship from their new book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” Research into the causes of project failure clearly shows there is a real problem around the Project Sponsor role.

2013 63

How to manage localization projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment.

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Happy Weekend

Stepping Into Project Management

Inspiration

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Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution.

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What does project management mean to me?

Stepping Into Project Management

Project management for me as with everyone else is all about managing projects. Obviously how projects are managed and how you want to reach your goal depends on how you look at it.

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How should teams be build?

Stepping Into Project Management

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, “It’s in the script.” If he says, “But what’s my motivation?” I say, “Your salary.” Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker (1899–1980) Jim Collins talks about getting the right people in the bus in his book “Good to Great”.

2013 56

Merry Christmas!

PM for the Masses

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, the Abeids wish you a wonderful Christmas! The post Merry Christmas! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses

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010 Making Sense of Social Media in Project Management with Tony Adams

PM for the Masses

You have heard that one of the top functions of the project manager is to communicate. The thing is, social media is increasingly becoming the method of choice for people to communicate today. So what is the project manager to make of this? Social media and Project Management?

2013 56

Download PMBOK Guide 5th Edition (PDF) - FREE for PMI Members

Deep Fried Brain

PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition (PDF) is available for download to all PMI Members for free. You need to login to the PMI website with your PMI user ID / password, to download the PDF. The file is. Download Free PMBOK PMI PMI Membership

2013 59

Learning Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 2 nd Meetup at Pune on Oct 26. The session was hosted by BMC, India and their office. A group of about 25 Lean/Agile enthusiasts met on this Saturday morning.

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014 Productivity Beyond the To-Do List with Erik Fisher

PM for the Masses

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! On today’s episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, I speak with Erik Fisher, host of the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast, and author of the book Beyond the To-Do List: Goals. As project managers, I believe we cannot give what we don’t have.

2013 53

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

Guerrilla Project Management

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams.

2013 58

PMI Membership Benefits: 10 Benefits for PMP Certification Aspirants

Deep Fried Brain

What are the benefits of PMI Membership? PMI Membership offers great benefits for PMP certification aspirants. Unfortunately, most people aren't aware of the benefits that the membership offers. PMI PMI Membership PMP

2013 52

Networking in the 21st century?

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone! I’m working on a new presentation and would love your thoughts on this. When thinking about networking as a professional on this age of social media and instant communication, what comes to mind? Do you have any thoughts or tips on how to best network today?

2013 52

Be Prepared: Setting the Stage for a Successful Vendor Management System Implementation

Guerrilla Project Management

KEY TAKEAWAYS A VMS implementation is only as clean as the data. The way you collect and organize your data can make or break your install. In order for an implementation to be successful, it may need to go in stages. Take full ownership of the elements assigned to your internal team.

2013 52

012 Project Communications with Elizabeth Harrin

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 12 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! I’m Cesar Abeid and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So get ready to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Let’s talk about today’s show!

2013 53

I am back!

Stepping Into Project Management

A lot has happened since my last post and I apologize for leaving without much notice and keeping the blog almost empty for months now. I have reached one of my major goals and it has taken a chunk of the time. Plus work keeps me really busy along with travelling.

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Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 3 rd Meetup at Digite’s Bangalore office. A group of 20+ Lean/Agile enthusiasts met on Saturday morning at 10am. The focus of this Meetup was Agile Requirements.

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015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week and I bring you episode 15 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It’s great to have you as part of this thriving community. If you haven’t been to our Google+ community, you’re missing out! Today I bring you the multitalented Frank Saladis, PMP.

2013 52

011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

PM for the Masses

Today’s episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s PACKED with great things, so I hope you don’t mind.

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PMP Certification: How to get PMP in 6 Steps

Deep Fried Brain

Step-by-step Guide for PMP: The objective of this page is to help jump-start your journey toward PMP certification. There's a plethora of information available about the PMP exam on the internet. Application Contact Hours How To PMI PMP Study Resources

2013 50

7 Tips: When travelling for work

Stepping Into Project Management

Travelling can be fun unless you are doing it way too much. I still love it and the challenges it brings with it, over the past few months I have learnt the art of packing mostly over terrible mistakes.

2013 52

How to be a happy project manager

Guerrilla Project Management

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if. Leadership Mindset Neuroscience of Leadership

2013 54

What does Project Management mean to me?

PM for the Masses

This post is part of the worldwide PM FlashBlog initiative. For more information, visit this page. Every other year I hop on a plane with my family and fly from Toronto to Seattle for Christmas.

2013 51

Starting your Project Management Business with Francis Hooke: Episode 22

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the PM for the Masses Podcast! This week I have a laid back, friendly chat with my buddy Francis Hooke.

2013 50

How to Break into Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they. Career Development Career in

2013 51

How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them?

2013 53

Assertiveness for Women Project Managers

Guerrilla Project Management

Naomi shares her insights on why assertiveness is vital for women project managers for delivering successful projects, getting what they want, and commanding respect. Handling high-stakes project situations without seeming either shy or pushy is a critical skill that every project manager must develop. I had the pleasure of talking to Naomi Caietti, a leadership.

2013 48

009 Project Manager: Blog Like a Boss with Leslie Samuel

PM for the Masses

It’s another week and it’s a new episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast. This is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee if you can, and prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Today is one of those inspiring episodes.

2013 50

PMP FAQ: 100+ Frequently Asked Questions about PMP Certification Exam for PMBOK 5

Deep Fried Brain

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification: With thousands of sites dedicated to PMP certification, it shouldn't be hard to get detailed. Application Audit CAPM FAQ PMBOK PMP

2013 46

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

Guerrilla Project Management

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances. Leadership Troubled Project Recovery Mindset Self Mastery Troubled Projects

2013 50

The Secret to Motivating Your Team: Stop Trying

Guerrilla Project Management

A project manager asked: I’m constantly finding myself seeking ways to improve team work and need some ideas on how to motivate my project team and also how to celebrate project successes? Here is my advise to this project manager: People don’t need to be motivated. So you can stop trying. What you need to. Leadership Mindset

2013 50

Why Agile Transformation Fails?

Stepping Into Project Management

Originally published at Xebia Blog Organizations move into Agile because it sounds cool, team’s wants to transform and deliver more, have collaborative culture and make work fun. Very few actually look into the changes that will be required to bring in to make the transformation successful. The first resistance initiates with the need to change. Change means new learnings and probably more of un-learmings.

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