Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

I might at some point in the future, especially if I can hang on to Jack Risos’ book Ace the PMP Exam (3rd ed, updated for PMBOK ® – Sixth Edition). I hadn’t read a book created in iBooks Author before but I would certainly read more.

2018 341

Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. This involves another set of processes: Scope: Make sure the project deliverables have been completed as planned.

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The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. There’s no such thing as cheating in project management,” writes Beth Spriggs , “but if there were it would be this book.”. The book’s cover.

2017 281

Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m probably the ideal audience for this book: I don’t need convincing. I wrote a book about stakeholder engagement too. This book sets out a way to manage stakeholders that many project managers will recognize: Identify and document. Books Expert Views Stakeholder management

2016 393

Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. The book itself is nice. I also felt the processes by process group table was really helpful. PMP Training This article contains affiliate links

2017 276

Strategic Project Portfolio Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

It took me a while to get my hands on Simon Moore’s book, Strategic Project Portfolio Management *, but I’m rather glad I did. I read a lot, and I notice fonts, layout, box copy, but in this book, most of all the lovely tables. The long review The Project Management Book: How.

2016 290

A Project Team’s Guide to Data Conversion: Book Review & Interview with Dave Gordon

Project Bliss

For full disclosure, this article contains affiliate links. However, I have purchased this book myself and can honestly highly recommend it. . In this book, Dave explains how to handle complex data migrations (or even simple ones). He explains that’s how the book started.

2017 227

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

But, for a new project manager, project management books are still a great way to learn. And for those of us with experience under our belts, the right project management books can offer new insights and ideas. That’s the question I have set out to answer in this article.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was given a book called “ How to Manage Change Effectively: Approaches, Methods, and Case Examples ” by Donald Kirkpatrick that changed my career. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

Do you have a CRACK PO? (and a book review)

Kiron Bondale

(If the title of my article for this week has you confused gentle reader, fret not – I’m just merging two distinct topics into a single post). I was pleasantly surprised to see that the book goes beyond MS Project to providing general scheduling guidance for managing programs.

2018 156

Haiku for Project Managers [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Yes, there really are poetry books written with project managers in mind. Aligned to Processes. On the left-hand page is an explanation of the core business concept described in the Haiku and a note about which process it relates to. Books This article contains affiliate links

2017 262

The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers is the book I wish I had written.

2018 356

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

Here are three books underway that are related for the programs we work. This book contains processes for improving the performance of Scrum teams when they are distributed. The book shows how to develop User Stories using a distributed team, engaging in effective release planning, managing cultural and language differences, resolving dependencies, and using remote software processes. This is a MUST READ book for anyone working with agile or thinking about it.

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Buy My Latest Book Please - “A Real World Project Manager’s Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Chapters: Introduction From the Beginning Document Processes and Requirements Execute the Project Review with the Client and Gain Final Approval Communication is Everything Are Lessons Learned Important? ” Book review: [link Was $4.99. now just $2.99 for a limited time.

2018 184

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments.

Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

The book is written in his normal casual style of experience, opinion and best practices. Always trying to give advice to those experienced, new and aspiring project managers looking for hitting the pavement advice, this book continues to follow that same theme.

2019 142

#NoEstimates Book Review - Part 1

Herding Cats

I've started reading Vasco's book #NoEstimates and will write a detailed deconstruction. Let's start with some graphs that have been around and their misinformation that forms the basis of the book. Here's a few comments on the Standish reporting process. Related articles.

2016 51

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was given a book called “ How to Manage Change Effectively: Approaches, Methods, and Case Examples ” by Donald Kirkpatrick that changed my career. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first.

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

This small, short, easy to read book, will show you the proper response to these unsubstantiated conjecture, without having to resort to the BS term. Related articles. On B t is a classic tale of how our culture is full of bull s**t at every turn.

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

While these ideas focus on the behavior of the project team, they are actually principles by which project work, not only the people but the processes, practices, and tools used to manage the project. Here are the quotes that can be applied before you buy the book. Related articles. Improving Project Performance: Eight Habits of Successful Project Teams contains eight habits that are the basis for project success.

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Book of the Month

Herding Cats

The book The Death of Expertise is a continuation of a paper by the author in the Federalist. This book explains how the death of expertise has now crept into most corners of must domains. Related articles. Herding Cats: Process is King.

#NoEstimates Book - Chapter 1 Summation

Herding Cats

I posted some comments on the #NoEstimates book awhile back. This is a classic example used in the book of making seriously bad management decisions. . This notion is part of the recursive Hofstadter's Law which is what the whole book is about. Recursive enumeration is a process in which new things emerge from old things by fixed rules. There seem to be many surprises in such processes. Several other "agile" books do the say they. Related articles.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management improving project management PM compliance issues Process compliance stupidity

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

One of the seminal books that started it all is Short-Term Forecasting. The Box-Jenkins modeling process expands to the ARIMA (Auto-Regression Integrated Moving Average) models we use for cost and schedule models. This is called Close Loop Control , and that works on all domains where stochastic process underly the work process, from software development, to process control, to flight control systems, the natural systems. Related articles.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. Related articles.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

She’s even written the book on it. We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process.

2019 376

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization's performance. Related articles. Books

23 Project Management Books for All Experience Levels

Wrike

So while you want to learn more about project management — either to pick up new skills or sharpen the ones you’ve already developed — you don’t have unlimited hours to read every book on the subject. Which project management books are best for your experience level?

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Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Read a book on good writing. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. The first book is Beyond Bullet Points , Clif Atkinson. Here's a summary of that book. Related articles.

How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. The definition of change management I use in my new book is this: The way we facilitate the shift from current practice to new practice in order to achieve a benefit.

Book Review: “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project”

Brad Egeland

The book is written in his normal casual style of experience, opinion and best practices. Always trying to give advice to those experienced, new and aspiring project managers looking for hitting the pavement advice, this book continues to follow that same theme.

2018 114

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You can see a list of all their books in one place here. He is the author of Reinventing Communication by Routledge, a book on how to design, lead and manage high performing projects. You can see Mark’s book, and all the other experts’ books on Amazon here.

2019 355

What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process

Planio

We do the same steps, go through the same process, and start from scratch expecting something different to happen when we could save hours a week implementing workflows. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager. Below, I share 5 stories from my book, Project Manager. These stories come from Elizabeth’s book, Project Manager (BCS Books, 2018).

2018 406

How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

30 June 2020 is the last day to take the test under the current version so if you are currently studying and you don’t want to have to think about these changes, crack on and book your exam before then. Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit.

2020 227

Book Review: Corporate Confidential

Project Management Hacks

In her excellent 2005 book, “Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn’t Want You to Know—and What to Do About Them, “Cynthia Shapiro shares fifty secrets for corporate career success. I found the book helpful and highly thought provoking.

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing.

7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. Software This article contains affiliate links

2017 351

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. He is the author of Reinventing Communication by Routledge, a book on how to design, lead and manage high performing projects.

2018 341

What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

The outcomes of projects in mandatory programmes are likely to be new policies, updating terms and conditions, implementing process changes to comply with regulation and similar. Book Recommendations for Programme Management. Here’s my review of Michel Thiry’s book.

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