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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

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Project management is an increasingly diverse field. Individuals across industries, and with varying levels of experience, are providing a substantial impact to its growth and continued evolution.

2019 416

7 Uncomfortable Truths for Project Managers

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Project Managers are among the most positive of people. Armed with our methods and tools , our boundless optimism and our can-do attitude, it sometimes feels like we can do anything. Yet the fact is, there are limitations. We must all face some uncomfortable truths.

2019 424

How to Stop Overthinking at Work (and in Life)

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Consciousness is a blessing and a curse. Thinking has led to great innovation but has also brought people into disastrous conflict. While thought is neither intrinsically good or bad, it can be used for positive or negative ends.

2019 363

Why “The Customer Is Always Right” Is Wrong

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Accepted knowledge is dangerous if it’s not tempered by critical thinking. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, looks at that old axiom, “The customer Is always right,” and tells you why it’s flawed. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2019 308

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?

Burndown Chart: What Is It & How Do I Use It?

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At times it feels like there’s never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Often, the powers that be want things done yesterday, even though it’s an impossibility. Their intent is clear: get it done fast.

2019 278

Top 5 Leadership Theories

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Everyone has a theory on what makes a great leader, and with good reason. Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories.

2019 320

How to Manage with Servant Leadership

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Servant leader. That sounds pretty much like a contradiction in terms, but it is a profoundly important idea. Indeed, I’d argue that servant leadership the single most valuable approach to leadership. And it’s an approach that no leader can afford to ignore.

2019 346

Stakeholder vs. Shareholder: How They’re Different & Why It Matters

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The words stakeholder and shareholder are often used loosely in business. The two words are commonly thought of as synonyms and are used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between them.

2019 318

How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule & Be More Productive

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Every time I look at the clock on my phone, it tells me the correct time. My biological clock on the other hand, that one is prone to errors. The errors in my biological clock, or circadian rhythm, are most troublesome when it comes to sleep.

2019 250

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Handle Criticism at Work

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Criticism can be helpful, but even when it’s constructive, it can be hard to take—especially at work. How do you deal with criticism productively? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you strategies on how to handle criticism at work. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2019 340

Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

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New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019.

2019 329

How to Generate Leads on Facebook Without a Website

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Do you need to generate leads for your business but don’t have a website? Or maybe you have a website but don’t want to create a landing page for a new campaign. With Facebook, you can generate leads within the platform.

2019 277

Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

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Jennifer Bridges, PMP, has been an entrepreneur and business owner for about 20 years. In that time, she’s learned plenty about crafting successful growth strategies for businesses, which she shares in this video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2019 301

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How Gap Analysis Can Improve Your Project Management

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Plan all you want. But once that plan is being executed, if you don’t have a method or a tool to assess whether you’re meeting the requirements of the project, then you’re in trouble.

2019 336

Project Manager Salary Statistics 2019

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A project manager’s job is intricately complex, and they’re often paid well due to the difficulty of the position.

2019 343

How to Become a Senior Project Manager

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Want to become a senior project manager? First you must know how one differs from a typical project manager. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and provides you with practical steps to achieve your career goals. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2018 369

10 Ways to Make Your Lunch Break Worth Taking

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After working for tech companies in two different countries, I came to realize that the most striking difference in office culture is the lunch break. I started my career in Washington, D.C., where I ate the majority of my lunches at my desk.

2019 272

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

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Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

2018 409

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Understanding the Benefits of Both

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Defining skills as either hard or soft is slightly misleading. It implies that one might be more difficult or the other less important. The truth, as always, has a nuance that the jargon misses.

2019 311

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Productivity in 2018

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As we move towards the year’s end, before we look forward, let’s take a look back at some of the best blog posts from ProjectManager.com and from around the web. We’re going to comb through all that content by subject. First, and maybe most important, is productivity.

2018 330

How to Handle Chronic Complainers

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You probably work with someone who complains a lot. Sometimes that can be hard to manage, even with team management tools. Watch Jennifer Bridges, PMP, to understand where chronic complainers are coming from, and learn strategies for keeping everyone happy and productive.

2019 308

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

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

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication

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Team communication is the bedrock on which productive project management is built. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how you and your team can communicate effectively. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – 7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication.

2018 381

How to Create SMART Goals

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SMART is an mnemonic acronym that establishes criteria for ideal goals and objectives in a project. Goals and objectives should always be “SMART,” which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-related.

2018 413

How to Find a Career Mentor and Why It’s Important

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A mentor can help you avoid pitfalls as you maneuver through your career. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, notes how important that relationship is and helps you find a career mentor for yourself. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

2018 308

IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

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Information technology (IT) is no longer a tucked away department with little impact on day-to-day affairs. It’s big business that’s involved in almost every sector of the economy, and therefore carries some major risks.

2019 277

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.

Common Project Management Styles

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What is the project manager’s role and which management styles suit that role best? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you in this short tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Common Project Management Styles.

2018 336

10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

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Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems.

How to Create an Online Presence for Your Business

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So you’ve decided that your business needs an online presence. That’s fantastic! An online presence can connect you with potential customers and increase your overall stature and legitimacy as a business.

2019 256

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

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Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. Each step on life’s journey is taken after considering where to put your foot.

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.

How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

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Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. Basically, what that means is that everyone has the potential for improvement.

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

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Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

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There’s a hugely successful book that you’ve probably heard of and may have read called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It identifies seven habits that can help people be more effective in personal and professional environments.

2018 407

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

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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.

2018 302

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.