SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017

Digite

These help to break large work-items into smaller, manageable chunks of work, and then prioritize and deliver them on a regular basis. To-dos are recommended when you want to limit the total number of cards you prefer to manage. Enter the To-Do board – a new and visual way to manage your smallest of all tasks! It helps you visualize, monitor and manage all to-dos spread across all cards in a Kanban board within a single to-do board. Content and Communication Manager.

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SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017

Digite

The Cycle Time Threshold feature enables a Kanban team to better manage their Cycle Time (or System Lead Time) performance. For any column on your Kanban board, it helps you identify potential at-risk-of-delay or delayed cards in that column visually – so that as a team, you can track and manage them to closure with better control. The new Boardwise Event notification section helps you manage your notifications better! Content and Communication Manager.

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How to Communicate Risks

Project Risk Coach

How do you communicate risks? Some project managers rarely mention risks; others bore people to tears with too much information. Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. The communication process can be challenging. How can we communicate risks more effectively? Communicating Risks. How would you like for me to communicate with you?

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Five Bad Communication Habits to Avoid

Project Risk Coach

When I teach project management, I often ask, “What are the top contributors to challenged or failed projects?” Without exception, I hear—poor communication. Project managers understand the importance. Let’s look at five bad communication habits to avoid and what to do about each. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”… Communicating only once. How to improve: Plan your communication activities.

2017 166

10 Ways to Improve Your Project Presentations

Project Risk Coach

As a project manager, you will sometimes be asked to make presentations to a board, to a senior leader team, an external vendor, or to your organization. The presenter used humorous clips from the Road Runner Cartoons to illustrate risk management principles. Personal Development Project Communications ManagementHere are opportunities to help your stakeholders understand your projects.

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Communications Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project Communications Management is the process of planning, collecting, storing, and updating project information. This article is part of a PMP Study Guide that summarizes the Communications Management Knowledge Area. The Communications Management knowledge area that a project manager spends the most time on. In fact, over 90% of the project manager’s time is spent on communications. Plan Communications Management.

Five Bad Communication Habits to Avoid

Project Risk Coach

When I teach project management, I often ask, “What are the top contributors to challenged or failed projects?” Without exception, I hear—poor communication. Project managers understand the importance. Let’s look at five bad communication habits to avoid and what to do about each. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”… Communicating only once. How to improve: Plan your communication activities.

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37 Practical Ways to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Are you looking for ways to improve your project communication? Most project managers know that 90% of their time is spent in communicating – hearing, speaking, and seeking to understand. Project managers constantly communicate — coaching, summarizing action items, influencing stakeholders, educating team members, listening, facilitating decisions, creating a contract with a third party, escalating an issue, and meeting with a project sponsor, to name a few.

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How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Project managers spend a large part of each day communicating—facilitating meetings, emailing stakeholders, responding to texts, writing reports, and having one-on-one conversations. We are so busy, we rarely take the time to think about the effectiveness of our communication. How can we become a better communicator? Pick one or two and work on improving your communication this week. Becoming a Better Communicator. Study Great Communicators.

2017 156

Want to get ahead at work? Stop doing these 10 things

Project-Management.pm

Healthy communication is the backbone of a team. While working on your daily and weekly plans, you will learn a very valuable skill – time management. Communication Management Project ManagementWhether you are a freelancer or work for an organization, achieving desired productivity isn’t easy and becomes an issue sooner or later. And, the worst part no one knows the reason why. It seems that there are a lot of factors.

2017 86

Your Ultimate Guide To Portfolio Management Tools

Project-Management.pm

Large projects call for complex processes and the need for more management procedures. When you tackle larger and more complex projects, the following management procedures need to be up to date and these are aided by tools, methodologies , and strategies. These challenges and issues are mitigated or contained by the following portfolio management tools that cater to projects to be more productive and capable to deliver it on time. In Light of Portfolio Management Tools .

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Project Management Communication Tools [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

When Bill Dow asked if I wanted to review his book on project management communication tools, I jumped at the opportunity. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Project Communication. Seriously, this book contains everything you ever wanted to know about all the tools and documents available to you for communicating about your project. There is a lot to cover with project communication, I know that. A Broad Brush for Communication.

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What is Project Portfolio Management : The Basics

Project-Management.pm

What is Portfolio Management? It’s one of those questions that can be really complicated when someone is not really that familiar with project or portfolio management. And what is project portfolio management being one of the questions that needs further understanding. This is the outer layer of what is project portfolio management. Additionally, it also creates improved communication within the team in terms of task management and performance.

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The 20 Education Venues for Online Master of Project Management

Project-Management.pm

An online master of project management is one of the best investments one has in order to advance his or her certification levels or acquire one. Organizations need project managers who can juggle different operations and processes, all the while achieving the end result of the projects. This is how the online master of project management comes in. The online master of project management is different based on the school. Advanced Project Management.

2017 94

The Tyranny of the Urgent - and how to manage it

Project Health Check

which I broadly categorise into two: Someone doesn't have the information they need when they need it - this is about Communication There is an issue that requires you to resolve it - this is about Issue Management & Escalations I suggest a four-stage approach to better manage these urgent requests: (1) Do your basic Project Planning right We all know the Project Management textbooks, and often cast them aside once we've passed the relevant exam. Issue Management

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The 10 Project Portfolio Management KPI To Adopt

Project-Management.pm

These metrics are meant to assist managers and their teams to gain a chance of the project success or an expected ROI benefit. Project portfolio management KPI are helpful methods or tools in ensuring that projects are aligned to the business objectives or that they provide value or return once the delivery is finished. Project Portfolio Management KPI. Project portfolio management KPI are not equal—they can work on one organization, but not on the other.

2017 95

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. But how does one exactly execute project portfolio management? Implementing project portfolio management takes more than just assessment, evaluation, and tracking. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #5 – Balance is Key.

2017 94

Portfolio Management Best Practices : Doing the Right Way

Project-Management.pm

Imagine this scenario: you are a president of a particular project management division under a certain company. Why do these projects still end up into ruin even portfolio management is implemented? Portfolio management , with its numerous advantages, is an effective tool for organizations to gain success with their projects. It is still expected that you will do your part— that means using portfolio management to its full potential. The issue with management.

2017 93

Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage

Project-Management.pm

Making small things bigger through methodologies is one of the prime adages of project portfolio management. Considered to be the answer to the woes of managers who are lost in the sea of too many projects, project portfolio management offers a lot of benefits that are great contributors in a company’s structure. These benefits of project portfolio management need work, albeit it’s a valuable adversary in project wars. Portfolio Strategic Management.

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Understanding the Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager

Project-Management.pm

Management is very important within any organization. The management is also responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing projects. It is at the very top of the governance hierarchy; each process involved in a project consists of management. With varying management comes its own respective managers. In Focus: Project Portfolio and Project Portfolio Manager. The Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager. Portfolio Strategic Management.

2017 95

How to Achieve Successful Project Management With Just 8 Simple Steps?

Project-Management.pm

A successful project management is basically out of reach if your project keeps failing and failing and traped in a loophole of unsolved issues and challenges. As failures add up, the business industry has become a complicated web of industry; so how can you achieve successful project management out of it? Steps to Successful Project Management Achievement : . Make Your Stakeholders and Management Commit. They have to be clear and communicated to all teams involved.

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Your Crash Course on PPM Software

Project-Management.pm

It’s the usual grind, but sometimes a grind that is an eternal struggle; tasks that are so time-consuming, they become too difficult to manage, a sloppy result despite careful planning, and irresponsibility on the part of staff. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software warrants managers in charge to deal with advanced project endeavors easier. Efficient task management. Budget analysis and management is smoother. Resource management made easy.

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Why You Need to Project Portfolio Management Software Right Now ?

Project-Management.pm

This applies to project portfolio management software. A project portfolio alone has hundreds of thousands of tools devoted to this management software, but they have common benefits and value such improved team communication and collaboration and implementing a more organized schedule. The debate is still ongoing project portfolio management software is a necessary tool to embed in a company’s infrastructure or not. A More Efficient Resource Management.

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Bridging The Gap Between Portfolio Management Metrics and Your Organization’s Strategic Solutions

Project-Management.pm

From this birth of a technology that the industry has witnessed the rise of Project Management Office (PMO). One of the key areas of such discipline is the project portfolio management. Such management standard helps organizations return higher value in their projects by balancing these as well as their existing resources and cost. Portfolio management metrics measure everything from performance to cost estimation and even to resource management.

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How to Hire a Great Traffic Manager

Function Point

How to Hire a Great Traffic Manager. But what goes into hiring agency talent within the project and account management departments? When running through what to look for when you’re sourcing your agency’s management talent. Traffic managers work within the project management sphere, handling task management through to project completion. Ready to improve your agency’s project flow by hiring a great traffic manager? Know What a Traffic Manager Does.

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]

Function Point

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]. But a lack of emphasis on project management can seriously derail your creative team’s best efforts. This is where a Project Management Checklist can help keep you on track. . Without a strong project management process, even the most talented creatives suffer from poor time management, lack of project clarity and confusion, leaving agency leaders to risk missed deadlines, scope creep and refusal to pay.

2017 57

4 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Ad Agency Software

Function Point

When it comes to building out a project management toolkit, selecting your project management software will be your crown jewel. A good ad agency software will help you with project planning and scheduling, resource management, budgeting and client communications, all while offering your managers and creatives a home base for all agency workflow. Function Point has been providing project management software for over 20 years. Communications Manager.

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How to Run Brexit Like a Project

Prince2

You’ve just earned your PRINCE2 Foundation certificate and your first job is to manage Brexit. Like any project, you need to stay communicative. With a Communication Management Strategy Template, you’ll have an idea of: • How stakeholders are grouped. • How you’ll communicate with them. • How often you’ll communicate with them. • Who will handle communication. For mass communication though, you’ve got to think more in terms of press events.

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Quiz: What’s Your Project Management Style?

Function Point

What’s Your Project Management Style? Every project manager has a different way they like to work. There are many different ways to manage creatives effectively to end up with a successfully completed project, but your project management style can dictate where in your project you’re destined for success and where you may stumble. Learn how to harness your best strengths and work through your weaknesses, and use project management software to help.

2017 53

Quality Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project quality management involves all the activities involved to determine quality policies, objectives, and procedures in an organization. Project Quality Management uses policies and procedures to implement the organization’s quality management system, and it supports continuous process improvement activities. You, the project manager, is ultimately responsible for quality. Plan Quality Management. Scope Management – PMP Study Guide.

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6 Steps to Ending Common Project Management Issues

Function Point

6 Steps to Ending Common Project Management Issues. This holds especially true when it comes to managing projects in an environment as hectic as a creative agency. Instead, what we should be doing is creating and assessing accountability through well-thought-out processes that address common project management issues. After 20 years of onboarding new customers to our project management solution, FP has seen many agencies make the same project management mistakes.

2017 48

How to Hire a Great Traffic Manager

Function Point

How to Hire a Great Traffic Manager. But what goes into hiring agency talent within the project and account management departments? When running through what to look for when you’re sourcing your agency’s management talent. Traffic managers work within the project management sphere, handling task management through to project completion. Ready to improve your agency’s project flow by hiring a great traffic manager? Know What a Traffic Manager Does.

PMP Study Notes PDF (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Integration Management – PMP Study Guide. Scope Management – PMP Study Guide. Time Management – PMP Study Guide. Cost Management – PMP Study Guide. Quality Management – PMP Study Guide. HR Management – PMP Study Guide. Communications Management – PMP Study Guide. Risk Management – PMP Study Guide. Procurement Management – PMP Study Guide. Stakeholder Management – PMP Study Guide.

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Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project Risk Management includes all the processes involved in risk identification, regulation, and mitigation on a project. Project manager’s role –. Known risks – Risks that have been identified; if known risks cannot be managed, they can be mitigated with the contingency reserve. Unknown risks – Risks that have not been identified; if unknown risks occur on the project, they can be handled with the management reserve. Plan Risk Management.

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Stakeholder Management: PMP Study Guide for PMBOK 6th Ed.

ExamsPM

Project Stakeholder Management identifies people or organizations that may impact or be impacted by your project, and develops strategies to manage their expectations. This Knowledge Area contains four processes: Identify Stakeholder, Plan Stakeholder, Manage Stakeholder Engagement, and Control Stakeholder Engagement. The following article is a summary of Stakeholder Management for PMBOK 6 th Edition. Manage Stakeholder Engagement.

Scrum Master: 5 Kinds

Stepping Into Project Management

In my experience of working within the Agile domain in India, there are five kinds of Scrum Masters I have come across: Managers - This specially happens when the organization is moving into Agile initially. Reasons are often genuine and till a scrum master is identified in a team, the team manager in some cases will volunteer for the role. Also, managers who like to know what exactly is happening in the team so they step up into this role which always might not be a very good sign.

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4 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Ad Agency Software

Function Point

When it comes to building out a project management toolkit, selecting your project management software will be your crown jewel. A good ad agency software will help you with project planning and scheduling, resource management, budgeting and client communications, all while offering your managers and creatives a home base for all agency workflow. Function Point has been providing project management software for over 20 years. Communications Manager.

2017 40

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]

Function Point

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]. But a lack of emphasis on project management can seriously derail your creative team’s best efforts. This is where a Project Management Checklist can help keep you on track. . Without a strong project management process, even the most talented creatives suffer from poor time management, lack of project clarity and confusion, leaving agency leaders to risk missed deadlines, scope creep and refusal to pay.

Quiz: What’s Your Project Management Style?

Function Point

What’s Your Project Management Style? Every project manager has a different way they like to work. There are many different ways to manage creatives effectively to end up with a successfully completed project, but your project management style can dictate where in your project you’re destined for success and where you may stumble. Learn how to harness your best strengths and work through your weaknesses, and use project management software to help.

2017 40

6 Steps to Ending Common Project Management Issues

Function Point

6 Steps to Ending Common Project Management Issues. This holds especially true when it comes to managing projects in an environment as hectic as a creative agency. Instead, what we should be doing is creating and assessing accountability through well-thought-out processes that address common project management issues. After 20 years of onboarding new customers to our project management solution, FP has seen many agencies make the same project management mistakes.

2017 40