Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project Quality Plan: The Easiest Guide (With Template)

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The big risk as a project manager is that you hit all the project management success criteria: being on time and on budget, but what you deliver doesn’t meet the customer’s requirements.

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

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I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W.

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Project Management Trends [2022]

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There’s no denying that project management today looks different to how it did even 5 years ago. Project management trends shape our profession. We see technology evolving, new tools, consolidation, innovation and more.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

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Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area. The horizontal bar of the “T” represents their broader skill set.

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Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

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Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments. At White October we continuously reflect on our process to refine the way we work.

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Top 10 Must-Read Books on Collaboration on Projects

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I’ve put together my top list of the best books on collaboration, with a few communication skills books thrown in too. These are the books that I turn to time and time again.

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Agile Project Management for Marketing

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This is a guest contribution from Monica Georgieff, Agile Coach and Trainer at AgileSherpas. Monica Georgieff. What does this current year have in store for marketers running projects?

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How to organize a notebook for work

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Whether you are hybrid, home-based, or completely in the office, notebooks are a part of many people’s working life. But how do you organize notes in a notebook? A lot of it is personal preferences but there are also plenty of good practices for managing daily tasks in your work environment.

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

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Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. Although I am guilty of using ‘plan’ and ‘Gantt chart’ interchangeably. A project management plan is a document that sets out how you are going to do what you’re going to do.

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

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Do you want to improve communication on your projects ? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

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Otter Review (2022)

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When I asked over 200 project managers what task they would most like to drop, meetings were near the top of the list (just after project documentation). So what would life look like if it was easier to have meetings and take notes afterward? That’s what I use Otter for.

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The challenges of IT Project Management, with Dave Gordon

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In 2012, I went to Las Vegas for the Pink Elephant ITSM conference. I took some time out of the conference to meet Dave Gordon, author and the project management expert behind The Practicing IT Project Manager website, which has sadly since been taken offline as I believe Dave has now retired.

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10 Secrets To Being a Good Sponsor

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What does it mean to be a great project sponsor? The project sponsor’s role is diverse. It’s far more than being a figurehead for the project. It’s a decision-making, direction-setting role.

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

Top challenges for project sponsors

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Ron Rosenhead, co-author of Strategies for Project Sponsorship. Are you wondering how to build a better relationship with your project sponsor?

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Estimate at Completion: A Complete Guide + Template

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Do your stakeholders ask you questions like these? Now we’ve approved the budget and the project has started, how much will it really cost? We had a big delay last month. What has that done to the budget? How much will we have spent on this work by the time this project is finished?

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Managing Multiple Projects: The Research

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What are the key skills for working on multiple projects simultaneously? What tools do you use to prioritize your work? How do you get through the day when you’re juggling All. Things? I posed these questions (and more) to our community and the insights were illuminating.

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3 Reasons You Need the Skills to Manage Multiple Projects

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Watch my free webinar training on the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects. Learn the skills you really need to juggle all your work (and still leave the office on time!). 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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Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

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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. It was made up with the best intentions from educated guesses and extrapolation.

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What we want from project management tools in 2022

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I don’t often wear a watch, but when I do it’s a very unassuming watch with real hands. Not a smart watch. I’ve been a little bit in awe at colleagues who get WhatsApp messages on the wrists. I’m not sure if I would want that, but I do love the simplicity of it.

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Expected Monetary Value (EMV): A Project Manager’s Guide

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What is EMV? EMV is a risk analysis tool that helps establish the contingency reserves for your project activities. It’s a statistical technical for quantifying risk. At the end of it, you get a decision tree that summarizes the financial impact of following a course of action.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

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Wouldn’t life be better if your team were, well, just a little bit more productive? If there was less chat and more doing? It is possible to create an environment where project team members can be more productive, by creating good habits.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Transform how you build value for your products with this definitive guide to embedded analytics.

How to do Rolling Wave Planning

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Rolling wave planning, also known as progressive elaboration, is an iterative planning technique to use when it’s difficult (or pointless) to schedule too far ahead.

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5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

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A project portfolio is all about prioritizing.

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How To Manage Your First Meeting With A Project Sponsor

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Meeting a project sponsor for the first time is an opportunity to impress. It’s also your chance to start the project off well by understanding exactly what it is that your sponsor wants from you. You can start to get an idea of how the two of you will work together to achieve those objectives.

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The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option

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This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner. In school, we were taught that 99% was an A+, and if you were the recipient of such a grade you would probably be accused of “blowing the curve” on the test for everyone else.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

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In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. What is an artifact?

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How I Manage My Day

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Ever wondered how other people fit it all in? I thought I’d share my daily routine to show you how I do it. It’s a Friday. The morning. Wake up at 5.30 am when the children wake up. I check my email before getting out of bed on my smartphone.

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Gate Reviews: What Project Managers Need To Know

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Project governance is an important part of project management processes – even if it’s not the most exciting part of getting work done. As a project manager, part of your role is shepherding the work through the project lifecycle.

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How We Chose the Perfect Planning Poker Tool

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Planning poker® is a great technique for scrum teams. It is a team-based estimating approach to work out the efforts involved for achieving business goals. Even serious developers like gamification! Our company is a part of Wisebits Group and develops an online entertainment streaming service.

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

7 Tips for Better Time Management

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Time management is something that most of us strive to be good at, but often it seems too complicated to put in place systems that work so we abandon it before giving it a try, or after not giving any new approach long enough to become a habit.

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How to Manage Auditability (and other non-functional, non-technical requirements)

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Dave Gordon. This is a guest post by Dave Gordon. One of the most common causes for IT projects to slip into “troubled” status is missed requirements. In many cases, this is because the subject matter experts don’t think of all at the functional requirements at the beginning of the design stage.

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Xebrio Software Review

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Xebrio brings together requirements management and end-to-end traceability with task management and test coverage all the way to release management. It’s a project management ecosystem that is perfect for technology-led teams, with workflows and an easy interface with a low learning curve.

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Why are people leaving project management?

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Nearly 1 in 5 project managers have considered leaving their job: 37% of professionals have thought about quitting project management in the past year.

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The PM Revolution: Key Trends Propelling the Project Management Profession Into the Future

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Principal Coach, Fewell Innovation

Join this high-energy webinar with Jesse Fewell, author, coach, and project management trainer, to get practical answers and insights into what is propelling the profession into the future.