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A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering

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Dealing with misaligned client expectations? Follow a thorough requirements gathering process—use this free requirements document template to make sure your deliverables are well-defined. The post A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope Management

2018 336

How To Improve Your Technical Skills: 5 Ways For A PM To Upskill

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As project managers, we need to communicate well with a range of technical folks. Here are some technical areas you should familiarize yourself with so you know enough to be dangerous. The post How To Improve Your Technical Skills: 5 Ways For A PM To Upskill appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development How-to Guides

2018 248

5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018

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Surprising revelations about remote meetings, Waterfall, and juggling projects as a freelance PM in 2018, from project management expert Patrice Embry. The post 5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

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Learn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling

2018 294

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?

The 3 Biggest Lies in Project Management

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There’s loads of misconceptions about what to expect from a project manager. Here’s 3 huge assumptions people make about PM and advice for setting the record straight. The post The 3 Biggest Lies in Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Skills & Best Practices

2018 215

Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams

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Any HR professional can tell you: the remote workforce is expanding. In fact, a 2017. The post Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Remote PM Topics

2017 293

10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

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Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team.

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The Best Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019

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A review of the best productivity apps that make you more effective with your time by automating, tracking, syncing, and reminding—freeing you up to do the work that matters most! The post The Best Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget

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Show your PM some holiday love with these project manager gifts for every budget that can help them stay organized and energized, on and off the job! The post 22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes)

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Project Managers: Take a look at your job description. Does it say “make reservations, clean. The post A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

2018 214

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth)

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2018 144

The Great Facilitator: A Guide For Sprint Retrospectives

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Ahhh, retrospectives. A time to identify improvements, a time to reflect on achievements, and a. The post The Great Facilitator: A Guide For Sprint Retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Topics

2018 197

Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

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As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 352

This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project

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Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!)

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2018 169

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn

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Learn how to overcome some of the biggest hurdles project managers face. Join our webinar: 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn. The post 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

2018 222

How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

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The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects

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What are project controls, and how can they help in risk management? Learn how to control projects by leveraging your existing project management reports. The post Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

DPM Podcast: Happy Holidays For Everyone (With Mackenzie Dysart)

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How do you take time away from your projects as a PM? The secret is a well-planned project handoff. PM expert Mackenzie Dysart talks about the ins and outs of successful project transitions in this DPM Podcast episode. The post DPM Podcast: Happy Holidays For Everyone (With Mackenzie Dysart) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2018 150

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?

Goal Setting For Project Managers

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– “Would you tell me, please, where I ought to go from here?” – “That depends a good deal on where you want to get. The post Goal Setting For Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 349

How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It

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We’ve all been there—you’re trying your best to avoid micromanaging your team, but the way. The post How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides Leadership & Team Management

2018 179

DPM Podcast: Rules For Remote Leadership (with Wayne Turmel)

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10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations

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Getting lost in emails and ad hoc texts from coworkers? Here’s a list of the best communication tools we’ve seen, designed to unify and streamline your communication at work. The post 10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2018 156

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.

10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software

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Balance your workloads efficiently and keep your teams on track with project scheduling software—we evaluate the top tools on the market in this detailed software review. The post 10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

Why is Project Management Important?

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‘Why is project management important?’ ’ is an interesting question that clients sometimes pose. They’ll ask; ‘Can’t we just brief the team doing the work and manage. The post Why is Project Management Important? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

2017 306

DPM Podcast: Contracting The Agile Way (With Alexa Huston)

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Triumph over the contracting madness: Alexa Huston explains how an agile contract can benefit your project—and how to get buy-in from clients.

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DPM Podcast: Being A More Productive PM (With Laura Bosco)

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My own experience of PM'ing is that it's a demanding role, we carry the responsibility of delivering a project to our best ability and we desperately want our projects to succeed. But is our busyness really helping deliver a better project? So what's the solution? All will be revealed in today's podcast as we talk about ways that we can be less busy, but more productive. The post DPM Podcast: Being A More Productive PM (With Laura Bosco) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcas

2018 144

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.

How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

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Whether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances. The post How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

DPM Podcast: Nailing Requirements (With Kelly Suter)

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2018 158

The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

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Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. They are not just. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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5 Tips To Help You Deliver Content On Time For Your Next Website Project

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There are lots of challenges and pains when managing website projects, and you’ve probably faced. The post 5 Tips To Help You Deliver Content On Time For Your Next Website Project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Skills & Best Practices Sponsored

2018 195

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 Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation

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Estimating successfully is all about getting the right amount of funding to enable you to successfully deliver a project. But creating a project budget that works – delivering worthwhile value for a client at a cost that’s still going to make a respectable profit for the agency is a tricky balance, so how do you do it right? The post How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

DPM Podcast: Controlling (Scope) Creeps (With Suze Haworth)

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12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace

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Dealing with conflict is inevitable in a Project Manager’s line of work (and virtually any. The post 12 Techniques For Resolving Conflicts In The Workplace appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Stakeholder Management Topics

2018 214

RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works

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You hear the term RACI, and inwardly groan. Far from the slightly exciting sounding acronym, The post RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning PM Skills & Best Practices

2018 207

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.