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Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper

ProjectManager.com

The post Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper appeared first on ProjectManager.com. Paid time off (PTO) policies are central to achieving work-life balance. PTO should be a refuge for people to unplug and re-center, so they can return to work feeling refreshed and productive.

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Thank You 2018

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The post Thank You 2018 appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that has made Girl’s Guide to Project Management possible this year. It is a big list, but there are so many people working behind the scenes to help this website run smoothly. A very big thank you to… Companies that let me review their software. These companies asked me to review their software this year. Proggio. Vizzlo. Reason8. Genius Project.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

The post The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018 appeared first on ProjectManager.com. Project management is thriving. People are coming to realize that most everything they do can be considered a project, no matter how big or small. We’re just happy to help people manage their projects with our project management software , blog posts and videos that offer practical solutions to things like time management, using resources more effectively and managing teams.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2018 to have your most successful year ever?

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

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Teamdeck: Software Review [2018]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Pin for later reading: The post Teamdeck: Software Review [2018] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. General information. Name: Teamdeck. Vendor: Teamdeck. Hosting options: Web only. It doesn’t look like there is an app available. Languages: English.

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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Rebel’s Guide to PM

On 13 June 2018 I went to the PMO Conference in London. The post PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It’s one of the few conferences that is specifically focused on PMO practices, process, tools and people. I don’t think of myself as really a PMO person so I wasn’t sure what I would get out of it. I was surprised – in a good way! It was brilliant, very well put together and very interesting.

2018 169
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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

On 1 November 2018, thousands of people gathered online for International Project Management Day 2018 : Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in an Age of Digital Disruption , an online learning and knowledge sharing event organized by IIL. Carol Bluebeam Hagen (@carolhagen) November 1, 2018. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) November 1, 2018. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) November 1, 2018. By Henk-Jan van der Klis ( @hjvanderklis ).

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DIPMF 2018

Leading Answers

I have just returned from the 2018 Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was my second year presenting there and this year I hosted a session called “Agile: Not New, but Now Necessary”. It traced several techniques back through history and explained how lean, agile, and design thinking approaches share common guidance for building high performing teams. During the conference, I mainly attended the agile and artificial intelligence (AI) sessions.

2018 60
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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Office Culture in 2018

ProjectManager.com

The post The 7 Best Blog Posts on Office Culture in 2018 appeared first on ProjectManager.com. Office culture is the set of standards you’re expected to hold when you walk into a work space. They are certainly not consistent, nor are they set in stone. Office culture at one time meant a suit and a tie or an equally formal attire for women. Then came business casual. Now, at some places of business, you’ll look out of place if you’re not in shorts and a T-shirt.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

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All Set for International Project Management Day 2018? The only Project Management guide you need

Taskque

The post All Set for International Project Management Day 2018? Announcement Project Management Project Management Day 2018When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference. Men and women from all over the globe came together to share ideas, discuss problems with experts and meet project management professionals to pick their brains.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration. Qualifications take time and effort, but as well as learning useful skills, you’re also building confidence—your own and the others’ confidence in your ability to do a great job. But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects?

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Best Project Management Software – 2018

Celoxis

Find the best project management tool of 2018 that is right for you! Project Management

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Kanbanize your personal development resolutions for 2018!

Kiron Bondale

The new year is a time for making resolutions and most people’s lists are likely to include some behavior-related ones (e.g. I resolve to eat only one dessert with dinner!) as well as some goal-oriented ones (e.g. This is the year that I’ll get washboard abs without the benefit of Photoshop!).

2018 131
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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

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Agile 2018 wrap up

Zen Project Management

I'm on my way home after spending the week at Agile2018. It's been a great conference. I reconnected with old friends, met some new ones, and attended some great presentations. Monday's keynote was Dom Price (@domprice) from Atlassian. He shared how Atlassian tracked team health via their playbook. One interesting statistic he shared was that 78% of people don't trust their team mates. He also hit a theme that was repeated by many of the speaker; focus on outcomes, not outputs.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Here are the top project management trends for 2018 I think you should be watching out for. There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers.

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AlchemyWorks: Software Review [2018]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article, AlchemyWorks: Software Review [2018] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. General information. Name: AlchemyWorks. Vendor: AlchemyWorks Ltd. Hosting options: Web only. There’s also an android app available. Languages: English comes as standard and you can add terminology in your own language. However, system prompts and contextual help are only available in English. Cost: Free 30-day trial, then plans from $4.99

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

The post Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018 appeared first on Paymo. Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start? We’ve put together an extensive guide for you to serve as a beginning point and reference for your future career as a project manager. You can now start being part of this line of work right away by reading the basics of each aspect of a project manager’s career growth.

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

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2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis

The Digital Project Manager

The post 2018 Digital PM Summit 4th – 6th September, Memphis appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. If you’re wondering how to spend your digital project management training budget this year, look. General

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams. My session called “ Two-Pizza Team Heartburn Relief: Solutions to Team Dependencies ” highlights the shift to global rather than local optimization. We will investigate dependency problems through animations and simulations and then explore some candidate solutions.

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5 Workplace Resolutions for Being Effective In 2018

Celoxis

I think it is important to make some resolutions on the professional front … analytics best practices Blog Leadership productivity Project Management time management Trends work culture 2018 resolutions celoxis Online project management tool project management project management trends 2018 web based project management software workplace trends 2018The year-end holidays are a good time to wind down and recharge your batteries.

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

Liquid Planner Productivity

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

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Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?

Meisterplan

The Meisterplan team including Brian , Karoline , Stephan and Christoph were excited to participate at the 2018 PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. Early in 2018, we created our online community ( The Quest ) in large part to continue those discussions with a wider audience. The post Meisterplan at 2018 PMI Global Conference – Do Your Plans Work?

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

Project Risk Coach

In this article, I'm sharing my most popular blog posts of 2018. So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2018? Year Visitors 2018 113,206 2017 57,560 2016 42,000 2015 33,000 2014 21,000 One of my 2018 goals was to have 75,000 people visit the Project Risk Coach website. The post My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018 appeared first on Project Risk Coach Oh, what a year!

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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Published: February 2018. If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team. But choosing one or even picking a few to try out can be a confusing and daunting task with more than 100 apps available out there.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting on the Enterprise Agile track at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego, August 7. I have worked with several organizations this year that had issues with work dependencies between teams. My session called “ Two-Pizza Team Heartburn Relief: Solutions to Team Dependencies ” highlights the shift to global rather than local optimization. We will investigate dependency problems through animations and simulations and then explore some candidate solutions.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. May 30, 2018 11:00 AM PST, 2:00 PM EST, 7:00 PM GMT Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity.

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Tips for Developing your Professional Skills in 2018

Online PM Courses

What will you do differently to enhance your Project Management practice in 2018? So, Let’s Start with my New Year’s Resolutions… In 2018, I plan to refine different aspects of how I communicate with Online PM Courses.com customers. But, I also have two project management oriented resolutions for 2018. 2018 will be the year I put that right! And what are my Tips for Developing your Professional Skills in 2018?

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan. How do you deal with a team that refuses to estimate how long tasks will take? I’m getting tired of hearing, “It depends.” ” It depends on what?

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5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects

LiquidPlanner

Once in my career, I was lucky enough to work with a true Excel spreadsheet master. Chris could make Excel do anything, except he never used spreadsheets to manage a project. He was a wise man. Since then I’ve come across too many project professionals, teams and organizations who stretch Microsoft Excel into a project management tool, and unsuccessfully so. When teams use legacy tools for something like project management, they invite in even more legacy problems.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. A few small, functional updates have been released since then. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum. The updates are attempts to reduce complexity or have clearer terminology. Language and words do matter. The desire for precision.

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Understanding Users at Scale with Product Analytics

Speaker: Sandhya Hegde, Director of Product, Amplitude

A deep understanding of how users interact with your product is critical for PMs at every stage of their product's lifecycle. Whether you are building new features, trying to improve customer experience or battling poor retention - user behavior forms the foundation of your product strategy.

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The InLoox Year End Review - Everything That Has Happened in 2018!

Inloox

2018 was an exciting year for InLoox - a lot has happened. So let’s just dive right in and start with the highlight of 2018! Here are some impressions: New Product Version The highlight of 2018 is without a doubt the release of the new product version "InLoox 10" and the mobile apps! But let’s enjoy the last weeks of 2018 first. It's hard to know where to start.

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Best of 2018: Presenting Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts This Year!

Inloox

There was a lot going on at InLoox in 2018, which is also reflected on the InLoox blog. 9: Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively Disruptive trends like artificial intelligence or big data impact project management substantially. 2: Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future As our working environment changes, so do the requirements for leaders and project managers. That was your Top 10 from 2018!

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Agile 2018 Interviews: Day Four

Leading Agile

This year, at Agile 2018, we had a ton of thought leaders from the Agile community stop by the set of SoundNotes to talk about the state of the industry, give us sneak previews of their speaker sessions, and to promote their latest projects/endeavors. Natalie led two sessions at Agile 2018: MVR: Minimally Viable Relationships (with Jenny Tarwater). We had the chance to sit down with Olaf to discuss the workshop he led at Agile 2018.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. And, they’re going to be business people too. This means you have to have a really strong business case, no matter how logical and even obvious switching to an Agile system might be.

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Using a Non-Revenue North Star Metric

Speaker: Ashley Carroll, Partner, Social Capital

In this session, we’ll look beyond revenue as the primary metric in product analytics. What other metrics are applicable as your north-star, and how do you establish reliable data sources? By taking an experimental approach to your KPIs, you’ll establish more useful analytics that reduce churn in the long term.