Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

Many thanks to our sponsors: The post Project Management Census 2017 appeared first on arraspeople. It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >> >> You can take part right away here.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet). Cost and plans: Free plan (for one user only) then monthly subscriptions from $4.99 per month and costs go down if you scale with more users and more functionality. There are also discounts in you pay annually. Languages: English. Goodbye Complicated Spreadsheets and Slides. Roadmap Planner is a simple app designed for creating strategic plans.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet). Cost and plans: Free plan (for one user only) then monthly subscriptions from $4.99 per month and costs go down if you scale with more users and more functionality. There are also discounts in you pay annually. Languages: English. Goodbye Complicated Spreadsheets and Slides. Roadmap Planner is a simple app designed for creating strategic plans.

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The Best Marketing Project Management Software of 2017

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best Marketing Project Management Software of 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. What marketing project management software do you use to keep your agency running smoothly? Creative agencies, in-house digital teams and creative collaboration cooperatives all have one thing in common - pumping out amazing creative work. General Tools

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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

The ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshow for Project Practitioners

Arras People

SPOCE, the project management training organisation and partners AXELOS and APMG are running three events soon called the ‘Ready for Change’ 2017 Roadshows. They take place in London 31 st May 2017 | Bournemouth 6 th June 2017| Southampton 13 th June 2017. This summer, with the implementation of the PRINCE2 2017 changes, there is no better time to address this subject. PRINCE2 2017 Update. Here’s a few events worth checking out.

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Software Review: ITM Platform [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017] Roadmap Planner is a simple app designed for creating strategic plans. I spent some time using this online project management software and here is my ITM Platform software review. Find out what I thought and if it might be right for you. It’s suitable for portfolio managers or programme managers on large programmes who have lots.

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2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

January to March 2017. 12th International Project Management Conference: Tehran, Iran, 12-13 February 2017. They expect over 1600 researchers, project managers, and practitioners to attend the 2017 conference. PMI Sweden Passion of Projects: Malmö, Sweden 13-14 March 2017. SPMI Symposium: Singapore, 16-17 March, 2017. RICS and APM Project Leadership Conference: London, UK, 28 March 2017. April to June 2017. eVa22: London, UK, 17-18 May 2017.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

The 2017 update introduces the whole concept at a much earlier stage, explaining exactly why it is so important in today’s working environment. An important point if you’re considering taking the course: From the launch of the updated exams, and until the end of 2017, candidates may take either the existing or updated English version of any PRINCE2 examination. Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017 Are you looking to go for a project management certifications this year? 2017 Project Management Trends To Watch There are a number of project management trends to watch for in 2017. We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development… and there’s a lot of choice.

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Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

Agile 2017

Leading Answers

I will be speaking at two presentations at the Agile 2017 Conference next week in Orlando. I am looking forward to catching up with old colleagues and meeting new practitioners, it looks set to be a great event. My first presentation is called “ Bridging Mindsets: Creating the PMI Agile Practice Guide ” and is an experience report that tells the story of creating the Agile Practice Guide.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Be brave, find your people and have a wonderful 2017.

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What I’m Reading [February 2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve read quite a lot recently – I’m pretty proud of myself! They have been short books though. Shine , by Gerry Lewis, is a book on how to be a stand-out communicator. He explains that ‘ums’ happen in speech when your brain can’t recall information fast enough to get it out of your mouth. The more presentations and webinars I do, the more I try to control the ‘ums’ and I think it’s getting better! I would not say my brain is speeding up – perhaps it is more to do with habit forming.

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Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

Heard the saying, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”? Project management is right there in the middle of all the changes we’re seeing in organisations today and PMOs have a central role to play. In this article, Patrick Tickle from Planview * gives us the top five trends for any PMO wanting to stay ahead of the game – in this fast paced interconnected world.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

2017 State of Embedded Analytics Report, 93 percent of applications offer some form of embedded analytics capabilities. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report


To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report. To learn more about the challenges facing manufacturers today, download the free 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report here. Work smarter, not harder” could be manufacturers’ motto in 2017. In manufacturing, time is money.

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Kick Start Your Project Management Career in 2017 Project Management Prizes Galore

Arras People

We’re entering the last few weeks of the Project Management Census – huge thanks to everyone who has already taken part – they’re currently in the draw for some great prizes, including: Yes, we’re giving away 10 free sessions in this year’s draw. The Project Management Careers Clinics are really popular with all levels of project practitioners.

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What’s does 2017 look like for Project Management


Let’s talk about the key project management trends for 2017. Blog design thinking PPM Project Management Trends 2017 project management trends all-in-one project management tools celoxis design thinking in project management internet of things IOT Online project management tool people management project management web based project management software

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Project Risk Coach

Allow me to share the results of my most popular blog posts of 2017. I experienced a significant increase in the last quarter of 2017. Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017. I am grateful that the demand for my consulting services, particularly in the P&C insurance industry, has been great in 2017. The post My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017 appeared first on My aim this year was to help more project managers than ever. It happened.

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Summer 2017 Reading for Project Managers


The post Summer 2017 Reading for Project Managers appeared first on LiquidPlanner. If your weekend plans look anything like mine, you’ll be reading. A lot. My favorite thing to do on a warm Saturday afternoon is stretch out on the hammock with a good book in-hand. These five books are heavy on the storytelling, light on the jargon, and full of lessons and research we can apply to our personal and work lives. THE UNDOING PROJECT: A FRIENDSHIP THAT CHANGED OUR MINDS by Michael Lewis.

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Introduction Project management, which deals with various aspects of projects, such as techniques, and tools used to plan, control, monitor, and review such enterprises, is a crucial part of the business world. If a company wishes to be thriving, facilitate productivity of its employees, or increase profits, it needs to take certain measures. One of the most effective methods to achieve success in that matter is to invest in some professional software, for instance, TimeCamp or Podio.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017


The post SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017 appeared first on Digité Blog. Usually, the New Year comes with lots of new wishes and resolutions! The January edition of SwiftKanban brings joy and happiness by fulfilling some of your long pending wishes. Read on! To-Do Board. When you work on a bigger task, you can break it down by using child cards or to-do items (tasks within a card) in SwiftKanban.

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SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017


The post SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017 appeared first on Digité Blog. Last couple of month updates of SwiftKanban focused on some of the key features like Cycle Time Threshold, revamped ESP Analytics and Enhanced To-Do Board and there are several enhancements done with this update. 1) Cycle Time Threshold. The Cycle Time Threshold feature enables a Kanban team to better manage their Cycle Time (or System Lead Time) performance.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

In the 2017 State of Analytics Adoption Report, over. 26| 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT APPENDIX SURVEY METHODOLOGY Logi Analytics fielded our 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Survey in November/December 2017 through an. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS.

10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts

The Digital Project Manager

Find out with our newly updated article for 2017 with some. Is there really a viable Microsoft Project alternative for creating project plans and timing plans? The post 10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017


The post How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017 appeared first on Amium. The State of Team Communication Apps. Back in the day, the only way for teams to communicate was with phone, email and fax. Now, there is an app for everything. Teams know this and expectations for convenience and efficiency are high. You may hear water cooler talk like, “The new team communications app that IT just rolled out worked great until I tried to use it to fax a shared file. App fail!”

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Best of 2017: The Top 10 Most Popular Posts on the InLoox Blog This Year


Last year, we introduced our ongoing Back to Basics series, a kind of project management 101 refresher course, which we continued this year. We’ve also taken a closer look at the PMO’s role in project management in our PMO series as it plays an important part in an organization’s ability to deliver successful projects. This year, we also started our brand new series InLoox Best Practice , which aims to give you quick tips on how to get the most out of InLoox for Outlook.

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. The new PRINCE2 Agile guide has been created to provide guidance for blending the PRINCE2 project management approach with agile delivery methods.

7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Successful project managers have a common trait – they identify and manage risks. Let’s look at seven tools and techniques to identify risks. Often project managers start with a splash. They get the team together, identify lots of risks, and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet. However, the risks are never discussed again. What happens when project managers and their team fail to identify risks in an iterative fashion? Teams spend their time and energy on things that do not matter.

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It would be nice to think that every company has a formal mentoring scheme, and that you can tap into the experience of other project managers through this. However, that isn’t always the case. As a result, people managing projects for the first time often find themselves making mistakes. That’s normal – we all make mistakes from time to time, especially in a new job.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Changes in project risks are inevitable. As a project progresses, the probability and impact of current risks change, new risks emerge, and residual risks may increase or decrease. How can project managers optimize their risk responses and get the results they are looking for? Allow me to introduce you to two project managers—Tom and Susan. Tom started his project with a risk identification exercise with several stakeholders resulting in a list of 77 risks.

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. From internal initiatives to major customer endeavors, there’s a universal truth: all projects are susceptible to cost overruns and schedule slippage. And now more than ever, projects that are over budget, behind schedule or are not delivering the value originally promised are in jeopardy of being cancelled.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

With the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and PRINCE2 2017 both discussing tailoring more thoroughly than ever before, project managers have more flexibility to adapt project approaches to their environment. And my research during winter 2017 shows that getting people involved in projects is still the most challenging part of getting work done. Take a look at the previous annual project management trends articles: Looking into 2017: Project Management Trends.

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How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Let’s look at the project risks when there is no quality management plan. First, we may not meet customer’s needs and expectations. Second, the cost of corrective action and defect repair may be higher than expected. Third, the cost of quality after the project may be higher and may decrease customer confidence.

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How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation

The Digital Project Manager

Estimating successfully is all about getting the right amount of funding to enable you to successfully deliver a project. But creating a project budget that works – delivering worthwhile value for a client at a cost that’s still going to make a respectable profit for the agency is a tricky balance, so how do you do it right? The post How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Tom is the program manager for a large, complex program comprised of eight projects. He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. What areas have the highest risk exposure? Let’s look at how to actually define risk categories and how they can help Tom (and you). What are Risk Categories? Risk categories allow you to group individual project risks for evaluating and responding to risks.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them. I know this firsthand, just by watching reactions when I tell someone I’m a project manager. When I took my first job as a project manager, my mother asked what I do. My sisters have careers she’s a bit more familiar with: chemical engineer, civil engineer, real estate development.

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