Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

The Digital Project Manager

The post Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Remote project management is growing in popularity but how can we make projects a success and empower our team to thrive when we’re not face. General How-to Guides

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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Strategy Execution on #pmchat

Arras People

On Friday 14th October at 5pm UK time (12pm ET), I’ll be hosting #pmchat for an hour alongside Deanne Earle on Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management.

Connecting Project Benefits to Business Strategy for Success

Herding Cats

The answer is they come from the Strategy of the IT function. Where is the strategy defined? What are the measures of the outcomes connected to each other and connected to the top level strategy to the strategic needs of the firm. NoEstimates Balanced Scorecard Strategy

6 proven project team communication strategies

Moira Alexander

Whatever media they use, project teams will increase their chances of achieving their goals if they develop successful strategies for keeping everyone informed about what’s going on. Hold regular strategy meetings for the entire team. Project teams are in a constant state of communication via email, videoconferences, telephone calls, texts, face-to-face discussions and even nonverbal interactions.

The value of strategy

Musings on Project Management

"I will not take by sacrifice that which I can achieve by strategy" General Douglas MacArthur And, so what we have in that philosophy, when put in project context, is the oft-criticized 'brute force approach' vs a more subtle tactical alternative. We see it all Strategic Plan Strategy

What I’m Reading: July 2016

Girl's Guide to PM

Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams is a very hands-on book for working successfully virtually, whether you use collaboration tools, conference calls or email.

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Cut, Cut, Cut: Elimination Strategies To Boost Productivity

Project Management Hacks

Elimination is an underrated productivity strategy we all need to practice. If elimination is such a great strategy, why isn’t it more popular? It’s one of the best ways to eliminate that “crazy busy” feeling that make the week feel like a long slog.

Business Dysfunction, Malfunction and Strategy

Herding Cats

The root cause of this dysfunction is the lack of line of sight traceability for Why the firm is in business to how the firm fulfills the strategy needed to deliver on that WHY. Here's one way that has been shown over the years to connect the dots between Why and How and critically importantly, how the projectize the work efforts needed to implement the strategy. Balanced Scorecard StrategyMike Cottmeyer posted.

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. Here are six projects any business can implement in 2016 to help ensure the people, processes and technologies are working together effectively to create better opportunities or avoid missed ones.

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Stages of Building the Content Marketing Strategy


Content marketing is based on clarifying the exact target group to which the message is directed – we call such group persona. If we do not specify the addressed, the messages won’t actually be directed to anyone.

Leadership’s Project Management Challenges

Gina Abudi PM

Project Management project management benefits project management strategy project strategy strategic project management value of project managementLeadership in many organizations – even today – are challenged with project management and where it fits in. Understanding the value of project management to the organization is a significant challenge for leaders. Too often it is considered as tactical – with no real thought or understanding of the strategic value of it.

Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

After a simple analysis exercise (considering relationship and agreement) it then comes down to developing an influencing strategy. If people are against you, make sure you’ve got something in your strategy to at least remove the risk they pose to your influencing goal.

4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


Without a detailed plan, it is impossible to reliably predict delivery dates, foresee upcoming issues, or adjust strategy quickly when necessary. As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy. And if you treat strategy, planning, and delivery as academic, theoretical, or abstract activities, you are lost. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7

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A Simple Approach to Your Content Marketing Strategy


Content marketing is a strategy that helps reach potential customers with an offer, using a variety of tools with comparable effectiveness.

The Best Free Project Management Resources


Since the process of setting specific tasks and initiating the appropriate call to action involves a sequence of events, your strategy to arrive at the end objective should also include a sequence of events. Outline and write down the overall strategy.

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How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

Girl's Guide to PM

Working for who shouts the loudest that week –a terrible strategy but in the absence of any other direction it has been known for me to try to make unhappy stakeholders happier by doing that. At the moment I am managing multiple projects.

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How I Do It: Communication Tools & Tips

Girl's Guide to PM

Not because I have amazing results from the strategies I use or anything, but because it’s always interesting to find out how other people do it. Communication Strategy #1: Meetings. Communication Strategy #2: Phone. Communication Strategy #3: Email.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Where does the project fit in the overall business strategy? Consider this. You’ve recently taken over a project that has already started. Your handover hasn’t been that great.

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13 Statistics On The State of Work In 2016: Meetings, Productivity & Conflict

Project Management Hacks

What’s happening in the world of work in 2016? You can develop your career with a strategic lunch hour: 6 Strategies to Advance Your Career in 60 Minutes. To answer that question, I reviewed the U.S. State of Enterprise Work Report from Workfront.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

Podcast 75 – 3 things a CIO wants from their Project Managers

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about: 3 things your CIO wants In this Podcast, CIO and CTO Strategy Advisor Michael Young discusses the top things your CIO wants from their project managers and tips for getting the most out of PM roles. Podcasts CIO CTO Strategy AdvisorWith deep experience in technology and customer service Michael brings to companies both an understandable technical […].

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5 trends that will transform project management

Moira Alexander

Here are five trends that could reshape project management in 2016. Trend 1: The laser-focus on strategy over projects. A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices, requirements and expectations. It’s putting a sharper focus on the people, processes and technologies needed to successfully execute projects. It may no longer make sense for companies to use limited resources as they have in the past.

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. You can see more information here: and get your tickets here.

What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. There are, however, indicators that we look at to […].

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


This step is typically performed by the project owner and it defines what the project is, how it will support the overall business strategy, who will benefit from the project and how that will happen.

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

I see programme management as a step away from hands on project control and delivery and a closer move towards strategy, business and people management. I’ve been spending time thinking about my future career and one day I’d like to move on from being a Project Manager to a Programme Manager.

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Digital Operations, Strategy. I’m intrigued. What is a project management consultant?

What Can a PM Learn From Gaming?

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Games Good PM Interactions Leadership PM Problem Solving Psychology Strategy UncertaintyWhile Product Management might be my career of choice, my primary hobby of choice has to be gaming. I’ve been playing games in one form or another for as long as I can remember — tabletop games, video games, role-playing games…you name it, I’ve played some permutation of it in my life. As I’ve grown […].

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The Spotlight on the Programme Manager

Arras People

Here’s a collection of responses: IT Strategy. If you’re interested in the role of Programme Manager, why not register with Arras People to see what opportunities are available in 2016?

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Plan - selects an appropriate risk owner who will be responsible for the risk and to apply one of four handling strategies – research, accept, watch, or mitigate. A research strategy seeks more information to determine the most effective way to reduce the risk’s likelihood or consequence.

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Crowdfunding Projects

Arras People

Having a clear, long-term strategy for business has always been part of my professional DNA. Crowdfunding is something that many of us are aware of but if you’re anything like me I wouldn’t know where to start if I wanted to crowdfund a project for a new product.

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When “Bias Toward Action” Goes Wrong

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Leadership PM Strategy UncertaintyIf you’ve been on the job market in the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly come across the phrase “bias toward action” in one or more job descriptions or company overviews, or even during a call with a recruiter. It’s become something of a buzzword, and in the way that many buzzwords do, has a meaninglessness […].

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Commanding More Respect as a Project Manager

Arras People

Sure, there are some practitioners around who may get results by being aggressive or confrontational but really your long-term strategy should be delivering results AND being a good guy too.

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10 Top Tips to Make You a Successful Contractor

Arras People

Should you want a mortgage, a payroll strategy or simply need your tax return filing on time, we’re here to assist and guide you every step of the way.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Suggested Fix Can Be Effective

Herding Cats

In a recent Blog post titled Precision it is suggested Precision (or the implication thereof) is perhaps the root problem of most, if not all dysfunction related to estimation. . Yes, projects have uncertainty. Everything has uncertainty. Projects are no exception.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

For the jobseeker the application process should be about having a strategy, knowing where to look for new positions; being sure in your own mind which roles you’re going to go for and planning how you’re going to make that approach.

Business Acumen for Project Managers [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Read the company’s 3 year plan or their strategy document (this might be a section in the annual report). You should be able to talk about the business context and financial context of your project as it sits within the wider operational strategy.

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017


As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some project management trends we can expect to see in 2017. While IoT made our 2016 project management trends list , the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is going to hold sway over manufacturing project teams in 2017 and well beyond.