How To Present To The C-Suite (And Everyone Else)

Girl's Guide to PM

She might not have been blogging about project management for long, but she has made quite an impact with her personable and helpful articles. As you grow in your project management career, you’ll be called upon to make various presentations. However not all presentations are the same.

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Presentation Skills: A Guide for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

Too many Project Managers find it’s their presentation skills that let them down. Yet, having coached many presenters, I find that the difference between: a clear, confident presentation, and. a waffly, wobbly presentation. I do recommend you read that article.

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The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle.

MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues


As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results. The post MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues appeared first on MPUG. Articles agile Microsoft Project

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The Best of This Year: Presenting Your 10 Favorite InLoox Blog Posts from 2019!


6: Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management Lean Project Management relies on efficient processes: With the customer benefit always in mind, unnecessary efforts are eliminated.

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. You need to evaluate each process.

Best of 2018: Presenting Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts This Year!


From all the posts on various topics around project management , time management , organizational agility , disruptive trends and professions in project management , you particularly liked these 10: #10: Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalization Digital transformation breaks with tradition and replaces obsolete processes with newer and more efficient ones. There was a lot going on at InLoox in 2018, which is also reflected on the InLoox blog.

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How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process


Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. Kanban is a visual methodology that presents the project workflow system in the form of a board that’s logically arranged and easy to follow.

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I certainly got a bigger buzz out of presenting my own webinar than I was expecting! Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. Software This article contains affiliate links

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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. It just saves time presenting data in ways that stakeholders want and they don’t need to know I haven’t done it from scratch.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

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But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. Project Management Skills This article contains affiliate links There are trends in all industries and professions.

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No Pain, No Gain?


Net Present Value (keep reading!) Net Present Value. A weighted scoring model is a good tool because it provides an organized process for selecting projects based on many criterions. Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise. Introduction. “No

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13 Tips to Deliver Exceptional Presentations


Whether you are proposing a project, introducing a new process, or sharing an update with your team, presentations are an essential, in-person communication tool for project managers. In this article, I’m going to share 13 tips to help you deliver exceptional presentations to support your projects. The tips cover two areas: preparing for and delivering your presentation. In a second article, I will take explore some tricks for getting the most from PowerPoint.

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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

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Closing a project in PRINCE2 uses a variant of the Managing Stage Boundary process, as this closure activity happens at the end of the last stage. What Are the Objectives of the Closing a Project Process? How To PRINCE2 This article contains affiliate links

4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

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Want to do a presentation to Marketing but don’t have the time? There won’t be any surprises as they’ve seen the process the whole way through. Stakeholder Engagement This article contains affiliate links Why is stakeholder management important to project success?

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How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

I won’t forget presenting at the APM conference in 2008 where I spoke about how the rest of business worked in comparison to how project managers worked, and why we should be embracing technology and social media tools. And less on following rigid processes.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

The book has interactivity built in through flashcards, questions and answers and interactive presentations. Jack is also a project manager and business process expert. I felt it was a realistic, well-presented book that would make a good study guide.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

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.

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PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

I then extended the questioning to assess if people felt that the same people got to present too often? The challenge is to find speakers with different perspectives and views who are good presenters. Stream 1 is the CFP (Call for Papers) process which is formal and automated.

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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

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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. Better Collaboration Project Management Books This article contains affiliate links

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

Girl's Guide to PM

In this type of programme you’ve got senior leadership support – and while it may sound obvious to say that, oftentimes you don’t have the sponsorship required in project management, so it’s a good thing that it is present here. What is a programme in project management terms?

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3 Easy Ways To Make a Gantt Chart (Giveaway + Free Excel Template)

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In this article you’ll learn how to create Gantt charts using PowerPoint and Excel: tools you most likely already have. There’s another graphics package I use to create Gantt charts for presentations as well, Vizzlo. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader?

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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. I would encourage all project managers to be more present when they interact with others and to be more mindful when they form a new project team.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management


In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

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This article, Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Beyond the exam content it also covers the application process so it will take you through the whole journey from deciding to take the exam to walking out of the exam room.

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Software Review: Vizzlo [2018]

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This is how the software review process normally goes for me. Vizzlo has over 75 template graphics for you to choose from, covering everything from Venn diagrams to milestone charts, timelines, maps and process diagrams. Software This article contains affiliate links

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Sequencing Product Backlog


When modeling a project as a flow process, one objective is to deliver the maximum amount of value in the shortest amount of time. The effectiveness of the sequencing depends upon the interaction of three process variables: flow rate, flow time, and the inventory of work in progress (WIP).

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Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager


When construction projects involve owners, designers, and contractors, the project delivery system exists to describe “how these participants are organized to interact, transforming the owner’s project goals and objectives into a finished project,” explains an article for ProjectConnections.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana


Kyle: Hello, everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, presented by Barbecana. The presenter will discuss third party Microsoft Project add-ons, or services, in a no-pressure, stress free environment for you.

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?


Encourage those present at the meeting(s) to conduct retrospectives and suggest better practice options. Make informed course adjustments to improve performance and product quality while refining project processes. Articles agile project management scrum scrum meeting


Starting a PMO


This article is meant to give some guidance for starting a PMO and eventually growing into a Strategic PMO (SPMO). Remember, People + Process = Success. That is, it is better to run projects that have more repeatable processes. Articles PMO

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True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!


No longer can the standard annual budgeting process and PPM tools meet the needs of organizations that have serious revenue constraints, resourcing impacts on their major projects, fast adoption of “work management” tools, and the focus on “products” and “teams” which Agile techniques promote.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance


The presenter will discuss a third party, Microsoft Project Add-ins or service in a no pressure, stress free environment for you. We do plan to answer those for you after each segment of the presentation. Kyle: Yeah, volume is great and [inaudible 00:03:03] presentation looks good too.

How to Build Trust and Effectively Lead Virtual Teams


Be a Stickler for Process. Some pointers: Develop processes, rules, and step-by-step procedure guidelines. Just because a process has been defined ahead of time doesn’t mean it will run smoothly, so always stay flexible to changing things as the project moves along.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


Like all MPUG webinars, a recording of this session will be posted to shortly after the live presentation wraps up. Kyle: If you have any questions during today’s presentation, please send those over to us at any time using the chat question box on the GoToWebinar control panel.

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Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

Dear reader, don’t be alarmed – this IS your regularly scheduled article! In one of my past articles , I had written about the challenges of establishing and running virtual PMOs. If the information within it is going to be ingested by some automation to feed other processes then standardizing the format will improve processing efficiency and quality.

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