How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

They are often active, and they can have a positive or negative influence depending on their actions. Stakeholders can influence everything and everyone in a project or organization, including senior management, project leaders, team members, customers, users and many others.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019.

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Top 5 Leadership Theories

Jennifer defined it as a process whereby a person influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Transactional leaders are those who influence others by what they offer in exchange for their help. Everyone has a theory on what makes a great leader, and with good reason.

Kicking off 2019 with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year. The post Kicking off 2019 <br>with Mike Cottmeyer appeared first on LeadingAgile

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Now you need to do the negotiating, influencing, badgering to get the people and other resources you need at the times you need them. Projects are done by people. Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done.

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How to Manage with Servant Leadership

When employees notice that their leader is prioritizing the needs of others above their own, studies have shown that those employees are directly influenced and end up serving customers at a higher level. Servant leader.

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IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

Due to its expansive influence, it’s essential to talk about risk management in IT. Information technology (IT) is no longer a tucked away department with little impact on day-to-day affairs.

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

Knowing what people do and the influence they have is an important of part of how to manage a project. Working out who does what on your project can be a challenge. A RACI chart is a project management tool that helps you do exactly that.

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Forecasting: The Secret Ingredient Your Team Needs in 2019


This article explains why forecasting is the secret ingredient that your team needs in 2019, and how you can use it to create a recipe for success. Seasonal changes or other elements that influence events? We thought we had it all planned.

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Being Successful in a Complex Role

Arras People

Significant political/authority influences. If you imagine project management to be like crossing a bridge, at first glance it would seem simple. You start at one end and walk across until you get to the other.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Leadership in 2018

A transformational leader is one who can influence by having teams rally around an ideal, which inspires and motivates them. Read more to learn about why the ego’s desire for fame, fortune and influence is something that all successful leaders much manage.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Response owner awareness is a good starting point, but why should they expend their valuable time, money or political influence? A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented.

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Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers

And because of that, they need to be able to influence others, they need to be able to collaborate effectively, and they also need to be able to negotiate. What are soft skills and why do project managers need them to lead a project to a successful end?

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How to Know When to Kill a Project & Cut Losses

They might influence the quality of the project. If your project is failing, how do you know whether to end it or push on? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, helps you make the right decision. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. She’s even written the book on it.

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Kicking off 2019 w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year.

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How to Ask for Help on Your Projects

Maybe there are some new policies or regulations influencing or impacting the project. There’s nothing wrong with being independent, but there’s nothing wrong with seeking assistance when you can’t do it yourself, either.

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Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019

nTask Blog

For some, inspiration is derived from peers, influencers, inspirational podcasts, while some others (like us) turn to famous project management quotes to get their daily dose of inspiration. The post Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019 appeared first on nTask.

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The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

Dependencies can occur inside and outside the project’s sphere of influence, and inside and outside the company. No project happens in a vacuum.

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Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on. I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. Where would you recommend I start?

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3 Things That Stop You Making the Right Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

Recognising these biases not only makes you a better decision maker but also a better influencer. Stress, chaos, and disorder will be lowered because you recognise the influences occurring and can adapt faster. This is a guest article by Chris Cook from The EntrePMeur. Project managers want to make the best decisions for themselves, the project, and the project team. In order to do so, project managers must be aware of biases.

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Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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Four Essential Habits of Every Great Project Manager


This implies taking care of several factors influencing each team member’s work experience. Being the one in charge is never easy—and not everyone gets to be in that position. It takes more than courage and confidence to be good at taking care of people, projects, and events.

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Resist Business B.S.—Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?


Most of the buyers jumped on the branding bandwagon and were genuinely influenced by the grand illusions presented by marketers. According to executives, nearly half of all strategic initiatives fail. Various studies conducted since 1995 consistently show executives will admit their strategic objectives have failed on some level almost half the time. I am not surprised by the failure rate, but I am thrilled by the honesty. When we can admit a problem, we can begin looking for a solution.

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Employee-Led Innovation (6) – The Walt Disney Method for Idea Development


They should feel a positive influence and move on to the next phase with a particularly good feeling - to the realist area. The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Bambi, 101 Dalmatians and many, many more. We owe it all to Walt Disney. So who could be a better guide when it comes to creativity and brainstorming than the master himself? The roleplay as invented by Walt Disney, is similar to the six thinking hats method and a brainstorming alternative. Ideally, there should be at least 3 participants.

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Customer Satisfaction is a Myth!

The IIL Blog

According to PwC’s Future of Customer Experience Report , seventy-three percent (73%) of those surveyed say that a positive customer experience is a key influence in their purchasing decisions. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL.

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2019 Business Intelligence Predictions: What We Have To Look Forward To


What it means for you : If you already have a BI layer, make sure your 2019 plans include integrating it with more of your systems. We expect that to increase in 2019. In 2019, transparency and trust are going to be huge in service organizations.

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Cause & Effect and Product Risk

Tyner Blain

One class of risks is business risk, and in product management we can influence the business risk of invalid intentionality – what I could call “building the wrong thing.”

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Building X-Shaped Project Management Skills: A Complete How-To


They have a wide circle of influence and can access resources across the organization to move the project to completion. What are the most important project management skills? Does project management follow a T-shaped or X-shaped skill pattern? This guide will answer these questions, and more.

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Reach new levels of productivity when you master the art resource management


The problem with applying the word ‘resource’ to people is that people don’t work the same way as inanimate objects; a host of influences can affect their productivity and output.

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Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

If there’s a point to all this, there are two: The words we use influence the way we conceive of problems and solutions. I’m going to repeat a mistake I often make, and harp on a word choice. I’m aware of the risks. The word of the day is: Developer.

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7 Skills You Need to Master as a Project Manager

TrustRadius Project Management

Our conclusions to things may be influenced by cognitive biases and schemas. Being a great Project Manager means wearing a number of hats.

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7 Skills You Need to Master as a Project Manager

TrustRadius Project Management

Our conclusions to things may be influenced by cognitive biases and schemas. Being a great Project Manager means wearing a number of hats.

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Four communication styles you need to know before your next meeting


The ability to respond appropriately to different personalities is being touted as one of the must-have soft skill for 2019 , but it requires a high level of emotional intelligence to perform. How to communicate with Influencers.

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Improve the Resource Planning Process & Spend Less Time on Email


Some have put the blame on the vast number of incoming emails, others say that while the latter might have an influence, it’s heavily mediated by what is perceived to be effective or preferred email communication.

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Write A Design Proposal That Wins Clients Every Single Time


The company’s current reach and influence on social media. You’re about to submit a design proposal to a potential new client. Your heart is racing, and you feel both stressed and exhilarated.

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Completeness & Correctness = Predictability

Leading Agile

A couple of months ago, we were at the Product404 meetup in Atlanta, GA. Scott Sehlhorst, LeadingAgile’s resident Product guru, was on hand to talk about how the folks involved in the Product group can remain Agile while developing and sharing their roadmap.

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