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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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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’m sure you do. But what does it take to get there?

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The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

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This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com. We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Without it, you’re managing a mess. And there’s one thing I’ve learned in training many thousands of project managers.

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The Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

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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.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

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This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. 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.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

7 Hidden Dangers Of Project Management (Why Even Well-Planned Projects Sometimes Fail)

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I’m pleased to be bringing you this post today, written by Maja Mrsic and sponsored by Active Collab. Despite your efforts to clearly define the scope, time and resources necessary to successfully complete the projects, things simply don’t always go according to plan.

7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

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This article, 7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. A project manager approached me recently with a problem. She knew that some of the data that was being submitted in internal reports was – frankly – made up.

The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

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Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming. I know – I’ve cried with frustration after a meeting where totally the wrong people put together an unachievable plan. Complexity adds to the overwhelm.

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12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas

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This article, 12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you feeling festive? I am! I can’t wait until the Christmas break and I’ve already started on the mince pies and mulled wine.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

How 6 Real Managers Get A Work/Life Balance

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Work/life balance comes up time and time again when I speak to people. We’re all desperate for a bit more time in the day, either to fit in more work or to fit in more slippers-and-TV time or something inbetween.

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5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

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I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. To err is human. But if you’re a project manager, erring isn’t really something you can afford to do.

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How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

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This is a guest article by Grace Windsor from BrightWork. Have you ever delivered a project on time and within budget only to discover that your client is unhappy with the final result? This often stems from mismatched expectations, and is quite unpleasant for both parties.

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6 Real Project Managers Show You How To Manage Multiple Projects

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Managing lots of projects at the same time is tough. Here’s how 6 project managers stay on top of multiple projects – and keep their sanity.

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3 Ways to Cope When Your Project Goes Off The Rails

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If I’m honest it has been a while since I’ve worked on a project that has gone totally off the rails. We’ve had little disasters here and there. Perhaps experience helps me frame and deal with these as not the end of the world but rather a problem to be got around.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

The 6 Principles of Stakeholder Engagement [Infographic]

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This article, The 6 Principles of Stakeholder Engagement [Infographic] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. In Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects Louise M. Worsley sets out 6 principles for engaging project stakeholders.

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11 Must-Have Gadgets for Project Managers

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This article contains affiliate links. I confess to being a bit of a gadget geek. I love my new Tether Tools kit for my iPad, and I’m no stranger to browsing the latest apps. It does take me a long time to make a decision on which one to get, though.

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The Causes of Conflict On Project Teams

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Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

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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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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.

5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

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This article by Jaime Capitel of ITM Platform reviews 5 key considerations and knowledge areas under which the main criteria for managing a project portfolio can be grouped.

How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

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At the moment I am managing multiple projects. In fact, I don’t know any project manager who is 100% dedicated to one project. Even when that has been me in the past, I’ve been managing big projects with multiple strands of work underneath that were as diverse as if they had been different projects.

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5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

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I’m glad to be partnering with Resource Guru to bring you this article. When I was researching Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World I came across a multitude of studies on how projects run late.

What To Do When Your Team Doesn’t Believe The Project Schedule

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This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed this chapter (and another one) to the book. This one is about ensuring everyone buys into the project schedule. The One-Man Plan: A Story. Hans had spent a lot of time working on his project plan.

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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.

10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

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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.

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How To Communicate Effectively When You’ve Got No Time For Meetings

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This article, How To Communicate Effectively When You’ve Got No Time For Meetings , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. How can I manage my stakeholders when there isn’t enough time for meetings?” a project manager asked me recently.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Pam Shergill

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In this installation of the occasional series of Inspiring Women in Project Management, I’m interviewing Pam Shergill, Director of PS Management Consultancy.

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

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Consider this. You’ve recently taken over a project that has already started. Your handover hasn’t been that great. The previous project manager might have moved on to do something else and you’ve got the project as part of an internal reshuffle of resources. Or they might have left the company.

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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?

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

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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.

Understanding Agile

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This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic. Learning to successfully manage agile projects requires you to first familiarise yourself with the concept of Agile. What is the agile methodology? Where did it start? What does it truly encompass?

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A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

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This is a guest contribution by Patrick Mayfield, non-executive director of pearcemayfield. It is always going to be a challenge when we come across people who we regard as difficult to deal with in our business and we are very likely to face this at some point.

Why Clear Communication is Vital to Successful Project Management

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Today I’m sharing an infographic from Brandeis University. For any type of project to be successful, good communication skills are vital for both managers and team members. Up to 56% of all projects fail due to poor communication, regardless of the niche industry, according to their figures.

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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.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Linky van der Merwe

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Linky van der Merwe talks about project management in South Africa and her Success Stories Shared initiative. No related posts. Expert Views Women This article contains affiliate links

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

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This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen.

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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

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This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I can’t be the only one who thinks that with better productivity tools for teams, we’d be more… productive.

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5 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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So where can you start when you want to work smarter? Here are 5 ways that you can flex how you work to be more productive and fit your lifestyle more effectively. No related posts. Hints Networking Time management Women This article contains affiliate links

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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?