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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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.

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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?

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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!

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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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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.

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Advanced Project Thinking – A conversation with Dr. Harvey Maylor

Guerrilla Project Management

If you believe the latest statistics, most projects that organizations undertake fail. Dr. Harvey Maylor challenges the prevailing wisdom on project success and failure and argues that while for most businesses some projects do fail, most at least substantially deliver.

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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.

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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.

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PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

Deep Fried Brain

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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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.

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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.

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Set Goals and Achieve them in 2014 with Harry Che: Episode 23

PM for the Masses

This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. This is the last episode of 2013, and I thought we should talk about what a lot of people talk about around this time of the year: New Year’s resolutions. Hello everyone and welcome to episode 23 of the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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007 Kanban and a Popular Blog: Pawel Brodzinski Explains How He Does It

PM for the Masses

Hello all, I hope you are enjoying the PM for the Masses Podcast. I know I’m having a ball! One of my goals with this show is to learn new things I know nothing about. Today’s episode is a perfect example of it: I have heard so much about Kanban I decided to learn more […].

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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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019 Time Management and the Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday and as you start your work week you’re likely to be facing lots of different projects that demand your attention, but most of all, your time. Besides managing your own time, you might have a team of people with varying levels of […]. The post 019 Time Management and the Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.

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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.

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017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language

PM for the Masses

Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language. If you have been listening to the show for a while, you probably have noticed that I tend to speak to you as I would to a friend. Though part of it it’s because English is my second language, it’s just […]. The post 017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language.

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003 Getting Things Done with David Allen

PM for the Masses

On today’s episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast I bring you David Allen, the best selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Press the play button above to listen to the episode. As I mention on today’s show, Getting Things Done has changed my life. It is truly the […]. The post 003 Getting Things Done with David Allen appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 5 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It is great to be back home after my two-week pilgrimage trip in Brazil. Today I bring you the one-and-only Cornelius Fichtner, of the PM Podcast and PM Prepcast fame. If you are nor familiar with his work, Cornelius is not […]. The post 005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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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016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone once again and welcome to the PM for the Masses Podcast, the Podcast about project management and project managers. So stow your tray tables, put your seats in the upright position and get ready once again to be entertained, educated, and inspired. Today I have the classy Farnoosh Brock and we will discuss […]. The post 016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte

PM for the Masses

Today I bring you my conversation with the astute Nancy Duarte, a communication expert who works with the top brands in the world. We will talk about the art of creating compelling presentations. As I read her book “Resonate,” it became obvious to me that Nancy is not only a competent professional who bases her […]. The post 018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Webinar: Start your Project Management Blog The Right Way

PM for the Masses

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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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020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, my name is Cesar Abeid your host, and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. Thanks again for listening! I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, and depending on your ethnicity this would be […]. The post 020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Life is a project. You are the manager.

PM for the Masses

Dear Project Manager: Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Have you ever felt like you didn’t like your job, or like that promotion might never come, or that you’d like to start your own consultancy or business but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever thought you’d be a great public speaker, […]. The post Life is a project. You are the manager. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 6 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! Today we will talk about risk management and the man who wrote the book on it, Mr. Carl Pritchard. On today’s episode we will talk about: What’s the PMBOK Guide? What is risk and risk management? Why take a methodological […]. The post 006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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

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002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

I’m glad to bring you episode 2 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Have you ever wondered what axiology is? Me neither. However, my guest today has convinced me that it is one the most powerful tools for one’s personal success. Being the Project Manager for a small company, I often felt like I […]. The post 002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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001 Accomplish More While Doing Less with Peter Taylor

PM for the Masses

Welcome to episode 1 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. If I had a storefront for this show I’d be opening the doors right now, rolling out a red carpet to the curb and welcoming each of you with a smile on my face and a cold glass of lemonade. I really want to […]. The post 001 Accomplish More While Doing Less with Peter Taylor appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Welcome to episode 1 of the PM for the Masses Podcast.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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004 The Work Breakdown Structure with Margaret Meloni

PM for the Masses

Here we are with episode 4 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Thank you for listening and for giving me such amazing feedback. I am so happy that the show is resonating with you and that some of you have shared with me that you have been looking forward to new episodes. Thank you […]. The post 004 The Work Breakdown Structure with Margaret Meloni appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Here we are with episode 4 of the PM for the Masses Podcast!

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