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.

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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 150

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.

2015 56

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 280

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

6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects

Moira Alexander

Regardless of business size, industry or structure, many projects today are unfortunately still selected and initiated in a siloed department-by-department manner, without considering the overall strategic impact. What are the risks of initiating projects in this manner? Businesses run the risk of more than one area competing for the same project resources, including people and technologies, and also conflicting deadlines and goals.

2015 228

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

As 2016 begins, now is the time for businesses (regardless of industry, size, product or service offering, or location) to take stock of all resources and initiatives, and plan strategy-centric projects to implement in the New Year. There are many projects any business can implement that, if executed successfully, can create fresh opportunities or drastically reduce the chance of costly missed opportunities.

2015 217

How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

Think of project management (PM) methodologies as blueprints, step-by-step instructions that guide your team on how to build a successful project. With so many different – and in some cases, overlapping – approaches to managing the complexities of any given program, how can you know which one is right for your project, team or organization?

2015 234

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 235

10 tips to meet your project planning goals

Moira Alexander

If you’re a project manager, chances are your daily calendar is already filled from the moment you sit down at your desk to whatever time of day – or evening, most likely – you clock out. Many people at all levels of the enterprise rely heavily on you to have a solid grasp on all aspects of project management, including timing, status and direction of projects, at all times.

2015 215

We need more detail but how do we get it?

Ron Rosenhead

I have observed many, many people when they start a work breakdown structure (WBS). The initial enthusiasm is tempered with the call from some; we need more detail. But, they soon come to a rapid halt unable to develop the WBS any further. As one person commented, “We seem to have hit the wall.”

2015 299

We cannot communicate – it’s hopeless

Ron Rosenhead

Not my words but the words of someone on one of our project management courses. It sounds pretty desperate doesn’t it? Well for this person, it was and for the project team and the company.

2015 303

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

I came across an interesting report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) – which exists to provide independent opinion and evidence to assist Parliament and hold government to account. I was surprised as I had not seen this report before.

2015 302

7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

Moira Alexander

According to a report by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide , “Trust is identified as particularly important in obtaining support for and participation in change efforts. Executives and employees see change differently: (a) senior managers typically see change as an opportunity for both the business and themselves; and (B) employees typically see change as disruptive, intrusive, and likely to involve loss.

2015 217

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

One of the first things Marissa Mayer did on becoming Yahoo’s CEO and being tasked with rescuing the once mighty company was to launch an assault on unnecessary bureaucracy with the creation of ‘PB&J’ A play on the ‘peanut butter and jelly’ much loved in the U.S;

2015 195

Who owns project management in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

It is interesting as I visit different companies around the UK to establish who owns project management within the business. I usually ask the above question; with interesting results! The answer never seems to be straightforward.

2015 259

How do you get the project management basics right?

Ron Rosenhead

The 2015 Pulse of the Profession Report (Capturing the Value of Project Management) suggested “……it’s time for organizations to revisit the fundamentals of project management and, essentially, go back to the basics.”. Those basics include “Using standardized project management practices throughout the organization.”  *. It is interesting to visit a company and find that while there are claims such a ‘standardised’ system exists.

2015 233

New Year, New Priorities

The Clever PM

Ah, the lull at the end of the year — that time between Christmas and New Year when things settle for the year (or half, depending on your FY) and the calendar rolls over into a new year, full of new possibilities and new opportunities. For Product Managers, this is the time when you settle […]. Product Management Agile Culture Learning Planning PM

2015 174

Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are the articles and blog posts that caught my attention this week: The post Fresh Friday 20 November 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

2015 47

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 185

Why your business strategies must constantly change

Moira Alexander

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Lao Tzu In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. It can come in the form of: Stakeholder expectations. Human resources. The environment (Internal or external). Management. Organizational structure. Policies and processes. Regulatory/legislated changes. Cash flow. Competition. Products or services. and myriad other forms.

2015 178

Fresh Friday 09 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 09 October 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership Project Collaboration

2015 49

Fresh Friday 04 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 04 December 2015 – What Caught My Attention This Week appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

2015 45

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

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 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

2015 43

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

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

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 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

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 172

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

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 159

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

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