2015 Statistics for Black Friday

DigitalPM

billion in 2015, according to the retail researcher ShopperTrak. The post 2015 Statistics for Black Friday appeared first on The Digital Project Manager - eCommerce and Web. Shoppers spent $10.4 billion at stores on Friday.

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My Top Ten Favourite Blog Posts for 2015

Fix my Project Chaos

During 2015, I have discovered fantastic posts and articles that I hoped you have enjoyed them as much as I do. The post My Top Ten Favourite Blog Posts for 2015 appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 59

The 7 best project management mobile apps of 2015

Moira Alexander

Project management anytime, anywhere Project managers continue to advance as invaluable resources to businesses of all sizes. They are information powerhouses and masters at planning, facilitating, scheduling, communicating and conflict resolution.

2015 67

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. We had a great turnout of over 1500 people in the session – with not nearly enough time to answer all of the questions.

2015 195

The 11 Best Project Management Online Courses

Azendoo

Best Project Management Online Training Resources. Project management is a complex subject. It has been the focus of countless studies and books; it covers many different areas of expertise and reaches across all industries.

2015 174

Fresh Friday 13 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 13 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Project Management Office Effectiveness

2015 45

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

Established companies have but one goal: resilience. During most of the 20th Century, it was enough to ensure not only their survival, but their dominance. With the 21th Century, new challenges arose.

2015 148

Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 18 December 2015 – What Caught My attention This week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog project leadership skills

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Fresh Friday 6th November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the best project management blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 6th November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog creativity project management

2015 45

Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 23 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention this Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog agile thinking project leadership skills

2015 43

Fresh Friday 16 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 16 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 43

Fresh Friday 11 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 11 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership project knowledge management

2015 45

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

Fundamentally, product management requires you to assess, synthesize, and prioritize the needs which drive the creation of your product in the context of three main objectives: desirability, viability, and feasibility. While laudable, these objectives are too abstract to be actionable.

2015 154

Fresh Friday 25 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week; The post Fresh Friday 25 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 43

Fresh Friday 18 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention: The post Fresh Friday 18 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 43

Fresh Friday 04 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 04 September 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

2015 43

These 3 Toxic Personalities Make Project Managers Crazy

Azendoo

Are You One of Them? If you've ever led a project, you know that it takes more than high quality project management software to get things done. Here are a few toxic personalities to watch for, and weed out before they sabotage your project: Yappers. These types never learned to listen.

2015 155

Fresh Friday 30 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 30 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog brisbane project management courses project leadership skills

2015 43

Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 02 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership creativity project management Next Generation Project Managers

2015 43

5 Tips for Project Management

Azendoo

Your new project is in its starting blocks, waiting on your desk or still something you have in mind? Here are a few tips that can help you turn your project into a successful accomplishment. Define the project. The first step will be to define your project.

2015 148

Design, Agile, and Gall's Law

Zen Project Management

The topic of design has been crossing my path lately. I see a lot of overlap with Agile principles. One of the principles I came across is called Gall’s law. It states that "all complex systems that work evolved from simpler systems that worked.” It was introduced by John Gall in his book Systematics in 1975. This is very similar to the Agile principle of simplicity. It can be seen in the practice of Test Driven Development.

2015 126

Stories and Maps

Zen Project Management

I conducted a user story mapping session with my client last week and it proved to be a very effective way to help them see the big picture. The idea came from Jeff Patton. You can find more about it here.

2015 130

Your Projects Will Likely Fail Because of This One Thing.

Azendoo

Bad communication. Chances are, it's you. When your project goes bad, we all need to look in the mirror and take a deep breath of the reality that most people are poor communicators. Communication is the one thing we all take for granted in a project management scenario.

2015 139

Why Not What – An Example

Tyner Blain

Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” ” This is a really enlightened perspective – and a way to enforce focus from the top down.

2015 143

Tools

Zen Project Management

When I was young, I had a riding lawn mower. We had a big yard out in the suburbs and the riding mower made the job quicker. Today I live closer to downtown in a house with a smaller yard. I’m currently using an old fashion reel mower…no motor, just foot power to make it work.

2015 130

You Don’t Know Jack (or Jill)

Tyner Blain

You’ve got some shiny new segmentation data about prospective customers; how much they earn, where they are located, how old they are. How does that help you make decisions about your product?

2015 132

Morning Routines

Zen Project Management

I’ve come across a number of articles lately that have talked about the importance of a good morning routine (like this one ), so I have been trying to practice some of these techniques. One practice is to start the day with meditation, not checking any electronic devices. I'll admit, sometimes when I'm working from home I'll turn on the TV while making my morning coffee before heading up to the office, but I don't start responding to email first thing in the morning.

2015 116

10/10/10

Zen Project Management

There's an interesting decision making technique that I came across in the book Decisive. It's called 10/10/10. The technique was developed by Suzy Welch. She has a book by the same name. The idea is to think about how you will feel about a decision in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years. The idea being discussed in Decisive is how to avoid short-term emotion when making a decision. Bad decisions, they say, are made while having strong emotions such as anger or greed.

2015 116

PMI Global Congress Wrap-up

Zen Project Management

I'm at the Orlando airport, departing from this year's PMI North America Global Congress. I've attended at least part of every North America congress since 1999, and even a few of the ones in Europe. While I did enjoy it, this year's was definitely not among my favorites. I missed the first day's activities due to a personal commitment. I heard mixed/negative reviews of the opening keynote, Drew and Jonathan Scott, HGTV's Property Brothers.

2015 100

The System Shall.

Zen Project Management

I’m currently working with a client that is adopting agile, which really means there are people around that have done agile, but it’s not widespread nor is anyone on my particular project experienced with agile. As is common in these situations, I’ve gone through at different points to try to help them develop their agile mindset. My developers are well-versed in agile, but the client is acting as the product owner, so their understanding of agile is important to project success.

2015 100

Lean Climbing

Zen Project Management

I’m on my way to Colorado for a weekend of outdoor adventures, climbing and mountain biking. As I was looking over the route for the climb (Kelso’s Ridge up Torrey’s Peak and a possible double with Gray’s Peak) I remembered an article I recently read on applying the principles of lean climbing to business ( here ). I’ve done a couple 14ers before, so this will be my third and maybe fourth, all with my son. We plan on being lean on this climb. Enough water and food, but not much more.

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#PMSELFIE

The Lazy Project Manager

Uncategorized # 2015 assess hashtag lazy project manager peter taylor PMI pmp project project author project management project manager project speaker review self selfieOh you know what is coming, it is the season of goodwill and great cheer, and selfies and hashtags for sure are going to be part of this (#RESISTANCEISFUTILE), and that is fine of course.

2015 40

Time for a Demo?

Zen Project Management

When I first learned Scrum , the idea was to have 30-day (4 week) iterations with a demo at the end of each iteration. Today I see teams that have iterations from 1 to 4 weeks, or in the case of Kanban, no iterations at all. So the question is, how often should there be a demo? I’m a believer of getting sign off on a user story once it's done. This usually comes from the person who wrote it, who may be a proxy to the product owner.

2015 100

Minimal Viable Product

Zen Project Management

I have a customer with a challenge. We've been working on an application and finished our first release. The business folks looked at it and came up with a list of "must-have's" they want before going live. The IT folks are pushing back, trying to keep additional work to a minimum before going to production. They even threw out the phrase "minimal viable product" or MVP as a way say what's the least that can be done. However, MVP isn't about doing the least amount of work and calling it done.

2015 100

5 Time Management Trends for 2016

Paymo App

Time management and time tracking is something that occupies a lot of our – you guessed it – time as project managers and leaders at work. Where are these activities going? It’s hard to predict the future, but let’s give it a go! Here’s my top 5 time management trends to watch out for in 2016.

2015 80

What Is DevOps?

PM for the Masses

Listen to my conversation with DevOps expert Matt Stratton. This is a great introduction to DevOps! The post What Is DevOps? appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Listen to my conversation with DevOps expert Matt Stratton. This is a great introduction to DevOps!

2015 78

Sustainable Risk Management – Organizational Factors

Green Project Management

This post is intended to provide the foundational concepts around organizational sustainable risk management factors. This post also recommends adopting sustainable risk management as a core discipline within sustainable change delivery. This is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. “It is far better to grasp the universe as […].

2015 74

What did the Project Managers ever do for us?

The Lazy Project Manager

There is that famous scene in Monty Python and The Life of Brian where the rebels are demanding action against the oppressive Romans and ask the question ‘What did the Romans ever do for us?’-

2015 74

Hierarchy Is Bad For Motivation

Pawel Brodzinski

Whenever a topic of motivation at work pops up I always bring up Dan Pink’s point. In the context of knowledge work, in order to create an environment where people are motivated we need autonomy, mastery, and purpose. The story is nice and compelling.

2015 73

Don’t Limit Work in Progress

Pawel Brodzinski

I’m a long-time fan of visual management. Visualizing work helps to gather low-hanging fruits: it makes the biggest obstacles instantly visible and thus helps to facilitate the improvements. By the way, these early improvements are typically fairly easy to apply and have big impact.

2015 68