Girl's Guide to PM

The 12 Principles of Project Management

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PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together.

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How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

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This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed two chapters. Are your project requirements constantly changing? Are you expected to get something done without really knowing what it is that you are supposed to be doing?

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Women in Project Management: Rachel Mata

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Today I’m interviewing Rachel Mata , Lead Project Manager at Edu-tech company Instructor Brandon. She currently lives in Bogotá, Columbia and I was excited to learn more about her career and life in South America. Rachel, how did you get into project management? It came to me from nowhere.

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The Definitive Guide to Project Success Criteria

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I get asked about project success criteria a lot – in fact, it’s one of the most searched terms on this site. So I thought it was about time that I pooled all my resources into one definitive guide to project success criteria. Let’s start with a definition of project success criteria.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

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Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? What astounds me is that it’s in my lifetime: in my working career, actually.

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3 Performance Domains in Project Management

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition represents a major shift in the way ‘how to do project management’ is presented by PMI. Instead of the Knowledge Areas , we have the whole body of project management split up into 3 performance domains.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

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We surveyed 220 project managers to better understand what it’s like to work in project delivery. In this original research, we share some brand new project management statistics.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

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Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

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Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2020]

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Do you need a timeline maker for project communications or to create executive briefings? In this review of Office Timeline Pro, I’ll share the pros and cons of the PowerPoint plugin. Summary. Product: Office Timeline. Pricing: A one-year licence for the Pro version costs $99.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

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A reader got in touch to ask me how I manage my personal project To Do list. “I I assume you have multiple projects running at the same time,” she said. “I I struggle with how to manage my project-related tasks, beyond dealing with the crisis of the day.”.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

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I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic.

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3 Reasons You Need the Skills to Manage Multiple Projects

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I’m running a webinar on the skills you need to manage multiple projects on 4 February. Register here. Why do you need to learn how to manage multiple projects? That’s what we’re looking at in this article.

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How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time

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I’m running a webinar on the skills you need to manage multiple projects on 4 February. Register here. There’s another project I’m just waiting to hear about,” said my sponsor. I silently groaned.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to earn PDUs fast in 2020

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Is your re-certification cycle coming to an end for your PMI certificate? Do you need to quickly get your PDU total up to the minimum so you can stay certified? You’re in the right place! Read on for tips for how to earn PDUs fast.

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How I Do It: Stakeholder Communication

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Communication is about 80% of my job. I don’t profess to get it right all the time, but over the years I’ve built up a few solid techniques that work in most situations. Today I’m letting you in on how I do it.

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What is a Program Manager?

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First we should start with a definition of program management. What is a program?

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Book review: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

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“Time management is dead,” writes Graham Allcott in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. The old time management concepts don’t work anymore, he says, because we don’t have the same working environment.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

How To Ask To Work Remotely

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During 2020, many of us didn’t have to ask to work remotely. It just happened. However, now that there are calls for office workers to hit their desks again, we have to consider if that’s the life we want.

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Unito App Review: The Sync Solution for Your Systems [2020]

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Are you struggling with teams that use lots of different tools? Are some of your stakeholders into Asana and others need Jira to work? In this review of Unito, I’ll share the pros and cons of this automated sync tool that is the answer to all your too-many-tools problems. Summary. Product: Unito.

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Getting It All Done [Book Review]

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Getting It All Done is a book in the Working Parents series from HBR Press. It turned out to be the kind of book I would have read in one sitting, if I hadn’t known I’d be up around 5.30 am with my own kids… and I’ve got a lot better at getting enough sleep these days, however good a book is.

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Parabol: Improve your retrospectives

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Are you looking for a tool to run retrospective meetings? In this Parabol review, I’ll share the pros and cons of the popular tool – it could be the right product for your agile team. Summary. Product: Parabol. Cost and plans: Free plan for up to 2 teams. Hosting model: Cloud and on-premise.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

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 schedule.

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5 Insider Tips and Tricks for Working Well as a Remote Team

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This is a guest article by Jane Courtnell of Process Street. January 2020, I was in a minority. By March, I was joined by the majority of workers transitioning into a work-from-home lifestyle. The COVID pandemic had only perpetuated an already present trend.

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Top 11 Cities for Project Management

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What are the top cities for project management in the world? We looked at hotspots for megaprojects and compared them to the outlook for project management careers.

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How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

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What is a fixed date project? A fixed date project is one that has a defined — and often unmovable — end date for delivery. Hitting the date is compulsory, which means we can’t plan the project as we would normally do using best practice scheduling techniques.

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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

Introducing: Mastering Multiple Projects

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Last week’s webinar was awesome! I truly appreciate every question, comment and social media shout out. I knew this would be a popular topic – but this really blew me away! (As As you can see by the ridiculous smile on my face when I look at the chat and see all of your comments!).

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The Grit Factor [Book Review]

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I’ve just finished reading The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World by Shannon Huffman Polson. It’s the story of what makes someone succeed, and the importance grit plays in career success.

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3 Myths About Managing Multiple Projects That Are Blocking Your Promotion

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Learn the 3 critical skills for managing multiple projects. Join my webinar on 4 February and let me share the tips you need to keep all the balls in the air at the same time.

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Thank you 2020

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As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to take a moment and reflect on the year and thank everyone that has made a Girl’s Guide to Project Management a success this year. It is always one of my favorite parts of the year.

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

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“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I I hope I can convince you.”. I’m probably the ideal audience for this book: I don’t need convincing.

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What is Visual Project Management?

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Today I’m interviewing Mark Woeppel, author of Visual Project Management. But what is visual project management? I caught up with Mark so that he could explain that interesting title and talk more about the book. Mark, what is visual project management?

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The Death of Project Management

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Bryan Barrow. This is a guest post by Bryan Barrow. After several years we seem, at last, to be over our fixation with zombies. Again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time that the zombie movie genre comes around, each time bringing a new generation into its cold, dead clutches.

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5 Ways to boost your team’s creativity

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Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. Thinking creatively is what takes your work from average to outstanding. Creativity fixes problems. It looks out for risks. It delivers better products and services, supporting the creation of better solutions for customers and businesses.

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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?