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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Rebel’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]

Rebel’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 Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Rebel’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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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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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.

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Software Review: ITM Platform [2017]

Rebel’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

Rebel’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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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Rebel’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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What I’m Reading [February 2017]

Rebel’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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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Rebel’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?

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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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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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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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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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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?

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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 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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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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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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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

report: 2017 State of Embedded Analytics 72%. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

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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.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of little league baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals. Imagine a new project team that was formed to consolidate customer service centers from 20 locations across the United States to five regional locations.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.” However, I think PMPs and other certified project managers should actually read the PMBOK 6 th edition. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. PMI Members can download their PDF copy of the PMBOK 6th Edition.

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Rebel’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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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.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. Here are some questions that we should answer. How will you identify risks? Who will be involved? How often will you perform risk management activities? What tools and techniques will you use? Who will own the project risks.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? Perhaps these individuals are influencing you through a blog, online videos, online courses, or books. Grab a cup of coffee as I share seven influencers that I follow. Susanne Madsen. From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant.

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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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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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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. You can take individual courses at no charge, and many of them can be accredited towards an edX credential. Here are just some of the PM courses available to students and professionals. These courses are free unless specified otherwise.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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Stakeholder Management: How to Know Which Ones Matter

Project Risk Coach

Project Stakeholder Management Project stakeholders–individuals, groups, and organizations– may be impacted by or may have an impact on your projects. It’s critical to understand how people inside and outside your organization may affect your projects. Let’s explore stakeholder management power tools that can help you quickly identify which stakeholders matter. Why Analyze Project Stakeholders.

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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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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

Do you live in fear of not getting results in your projects? Risk management is such an effective vehicle for climbing the tallest mountain or swimming the deepest sea. However, the risk management pitfalls are many, rendering us completely ineffective in our attempt to fulfill our dreams. I fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management.

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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 to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects. A risk management plan for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be much larger than a plan for a Southern Living Idea House. Why is that some project managers have over or undersized risk management plans?

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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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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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