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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

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7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it)

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These project management trends will impact your teams, your clients, and your approach. Take these. The post 7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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4 Ways To Build High Performance Teams In Your Projects

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We don’t always get to pick our teams—but a true leader knows the techniques for building a high performance team, no matter its starting point. The post 4 Ways To Build High Performance Teams In Your Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management

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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 279

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?

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 246

How To Start Your Projects Right. A Complete Guide To Project Initiation

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The beginning of a project: the calm before the storm or a manic rush to get things sorted ready for the core work to start? Whichever way it happens, the start of a project is critical to its future success.

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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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

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My Secret to Finally Getting Organized: Why PMs Need A Personal Organization System

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Do you have a system for staying organized, or do you just “hope everything works out”? Here’s why you need a personal organization system, and how to create one. The post My Secret to Finally Getting Organized: Why PMs Need A Personal Organization System appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development PM Best Practices Time Management

2019 142

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: How To Plan An Agile Sprint (With Alexa Huston)

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Are your Sprint planning meetings as productive as they could be? Identify the common pitfalls and challenges of Spring planning meetings with PM Alexa Huston as she gives simple solutions for planning Sprints successfully. The post DPM Podcast: How To Plan An Agile Sprint (With Alexa Huston) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2019 143

The Best Requirements Management Tools of 2019

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Requirements management tools help you make sure your products and projects do what they’re supposed to do. This expert review compares the best requirements management tools on the market to help you choose the right one for your organization. The post The Best Requirements Management Tools of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

2019 133

How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda)

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Are you actually doing what you want to accomplish with your sprint planning meetings? Here’s an overview of sprint planning meetings, why and how to do them, and a free sprint planning meeting agenda template. The post How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Planning Topics

2019 149

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 207

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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

2019 193

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 210

Project Managers: What To Do When You Hate Your Job

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Working as a project manager comes with its highs and lows—but sometimes, “dynamic” becomes all-out dreadful. Here are the hidden reasons why—and what to do when you hate your job. The post Project Managers: What To Do When You Hate Your Job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

2019 146

How To Become A Project Manager

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A complete guide to the Project Management career path with actionable advice to help you land your first PM role. Start here if you want to know how to become a project manager! The post How To Become A Project Manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development How-to Guides Topics

2019 165

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?

58 Project Management Articles And Podcasts From 2018

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his year, the expert team at The Digital Project Manager team has produced dozens of articles on project management, from comprehensive how-to guides to opinion pieces showing what daily life as a digital project manager is like. The post 58 Project Management Articles And Podcasts From 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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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 314

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

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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 206

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.

This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project

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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.

DPM Podcast: Because I’m Worth It (With Tucker-Sauer Pivonka)

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Do you feel like you have to prove your worth as a project manager? Here’s why the PM role is important and how you can deal with negative views on project management from stakeholders in your projects. The post DPM Podcast: Because I’m Worth It (With Tucker-Sauer Pivonka) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2019 146

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

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The post Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling PM Skills & Best Practices

2018 185

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.

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 190

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 317

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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DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth)

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“How do I become a project manager?” Start here with expert insight from PM Suze Haworth on project manager roles, levels, skills, job interviews, and tips to help you land your first role. The post DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2019 143

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.

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.

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10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency

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Working with a remote team? Collaboration tools are vital in today’s world of online work. This expert review compares 10 of the best collaboration tools, explaining their pros & cons, pricing, features, integrations, and more. The post 10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

2018 180

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.

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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.

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.