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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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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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months. If your goal this year is to put yourself in that bracket and get studying for a certification, then I’m here to help!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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What’s does 2017 look like for Project Management

Celoxis

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

LiquidPlanner

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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TOP 83 PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFLUENCERS OF 2017

TimeCamp

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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Summer 2017 Reading for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

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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SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017

Digite

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

Digite

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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How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017

Redbooth

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

Inloox

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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Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant? first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This is a guest post by Michelle Symonds. Michelle Symonds. Projects always have certain constraints – there may be an urgency to complete a project because of external market factors, for example; or there may have to be tightly controlled costs because of a fixed or limited budget.

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10 Essential Project Management Skills

ProjectManager.com

Project management is not an easy job. In fact, it’s several not-easy jobs, including the initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing of a project. Even more difficult, that project is delegated to a team of your choosing, given specific goals to achieve over a defined timeline for a determined budget. And you have to do all that successfully. That’s a lot to ask of any one individual, but project managers have a variety of skills to get the job done.

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How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Way back when I started managing projects, change management was a specific role in large organisations. Big projects – and lucky project managers – had their own Business Change Manager. This person’s role was to integrate the change delivered by a project into the operations of the company. Change management was largely focused on communicating downwards and training.

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

Simon recently spoke at 2017 PMO Conference about the evolution of the Project Management office leader to be Chief Change Officer. This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager. How do I get started? Simon Harris. That was one of the questions asked recently in Project Management Café, our Facebook Group (what, you’re not a member? Hop over and join us now! ).

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products.

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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.

The Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Nobody wants to sit through a meeting and feel it was pointless, so why is up to half of the time attendees spend in meetings wasted? It demoralises your team and is unproductive. Putting some thought into the objectives and format of your meeting in advance will allow you to get the most out of your attendees’ time. Take this project as an example. The Swedish police investigation support project, PUST (Polisens Utredningsstöd) ran along Agile lines and involved daily stand up meetings.

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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Screen capture from Alexa.com, 17 September 2017. This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Visual project management is simply using graphics, pictures, graphs and charts to display project information. People with a visual preference for capturing information have always doodled or mindmapped their To Do lists, whereas those with a preference for creating lists opt for an ordered list of tasks.

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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.

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.

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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