Tue.Nov 13, 2018

How to Write an Unforgettable Mission Statement (With Examples)


What’s the point of having a mission statement? Well, you wouldn’t start a project without a plan, right? Think of the mission statement as the plan at its highest level, overriding all other directions.

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Agile: revolution to evolution

Musings on Project Management

20 odd years ago, Agile was a revolution in methodology and some say a revolution in business objectives, all set down in some now-well-known principles from the last '90s. But, has there not been an evolution in the last two decades? Mike Cohn, a spearhead in the Scrum world to be sure, says this: Originally, agile meant valuing individuals and interactions, working software, customer. agile

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

The Digital Project Manager

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

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Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

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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?

Metaphorically Speaking

Leading Agile

Metaphors are used extensively in technical fields. I was pondering some basic questions about them, such as: What is a metaphor ? What is a metaphor not ? How does metaphor aid in understanding unfamiliar concepts? What is the value of metaphor in human communication?


The 30 60 90 Day Plan Template for Managers


This 30 60 90 day plan template for managers is based on 30 60 90 day strategies from Roman Ryder and Ravinder Tulsiani. Intro. The first ninety days managing a new team comes with plenty of challenges.

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Operational Planning with Priority Matrix Gantt Charts


What is Operational Planning” Operational planning is the “how” that complements the “what” and “why” in a company’s strategic plan. An operational plan answers these four questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?

How to write an amazing project charter (and why you need one)


In a nutshell, a project charter is a summary of all the roles, goals, and boundaries (or scope) of your project. It gives project members, stakeholders, and any other interested parties an overview of a project, free from any distracting minutiae. Beginning with a carefully penned charter is a great way to get your project starting off on the right foot.

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How to Improve Your Chances of Project Proposal Approval


No matter the size of the business, a successful services firm depends on successful project proposals. While no two business-client relationships are the same, there are certain elements that will improve the chances of any project proposal being approved.

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Project Management Trends and Predictions for 2018


What is the future of project management? Our industry experts share the biggest project management trends for 2018. Project Management

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Quote of the Day - Plucked by Puffery

Herding Cats

To the layperson, puffery seems like a license to lie, which, frankly, isn’t totally wrong. A well-known book on torts by William Prosser and W.

The Fundamental Project Management Skills You Must Have in 2018


Discover the project management skills you need to boost your career in 2018. Project Management

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The New Normal: Collaboration and Creativity Grow at LiquidPlanner with a New Work Culture


In the year since Todd Humphrey stepped in as CEO and brought Charles Seybold back as chief product officer at LiquidPlanner, the energy at our office has drastically changed. There’s more excitement in getting things done,” says customer success manager Allison Wilbur.

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How to Manage Conflict and Keep Your Projects on Track


Conflict management is something most managers would rather not deal with. Learn how to tackle it head-on with this four-step conflict management technique. Project Management

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Workspace Owner: What Is It and Are You One?


We recently introduced a new permission level, Workspace Owner , to the mix. So, if you’re the creator or the first admin of a workspace, you now are a Workspace Owner, a very important person in your Teamweek universe. Why Do We Need Owners?

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How to Make Project Meetings a Success Every Time


Communication is key to smooth-sailing projects. Learn about the five components of planning and executing effective project management meetings that will keep you on track, every time. Project Management

Fünf Gründe, Prince2 für Projekte zu nutzen


Die Buchautorin Sonja Radatz schreibt auf Managerseminare.de „Projektmanagement? Nein, danke!“ Sie betrachtet Projekte „als einen mehr als zweifelhaften Versuch der Leitung, aus vielleicht mangelndem Vertrauen in die eigene Mannschaft alle operativen Themen bei sich zu behalten“. Projekte würden die Kosten nur weiter steigern. Die jeweilige Fachabteilung weiß selbst am besten, wie Ziele zu erreichen seien. Natürlich will sie provozieren.

Project Management Office Roles - Key Steps for Success


Learn the Project Management Office roles, benefits, and steps to help support the success of your projects. Project Management

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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?

4 effective ways to stop procrastinating

Resource Guru

Isn’t it amazing that we will happily pour our creative energy into inventive excuses to not complete a task? Suddenly, a million little things simply must take priority; a desk needs clearing out or it is finally time to cancel all those unused memberships – anything but the task at hand.

How to Create a Project Management Plan (Step by Step)


Whether you’re a newly hired project manager or one who’s been slaying the game for years, having the right plan in place is essential to the success of your project. Project Management

5 Tools That Will Make Project Coordination Easier


One of the most vital skills any project manager can master is project coordination. Project coordination involves the organization of the different elements that make up the project so that they all work seamlessly and effectively.

Top 5 Causes of Project Failure (and How You Can Avoid it)


While we may not be able to cast a spell for successful projects, we can narrow down the key causes of project failure and come away with some useful takeaways. Project Management

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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.

The Best Hourly Rate Calculators – Determine Your Hourly Rate


How to Define Your Hourly Rate? It seems that hourly rate calculators are getting more. Time Management hourly rate calculator

Risk Management in Project Management: 6 Ways to Mitigate Risk


The ability to foresee risks that might creep up is a crucial skill of an effective project manager. Read on to find out how you can mitigate risks in six steps. Project Management

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50 Best Project Management Tools and Software (2018 Update)


A guide to the 50 best project management tools, from A-Z. Project Management

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Project Handover: 3 Steps for Long term Success


A project handover can either make or break your project. Here’s how to make it a success. Project Management

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Project Management Communication: 5 Steps to Get it Right


Project management communication is essential to running successful engagements. This guide will teach you how to create a solid communication plan and more. Project Management

When to Use Agile Project Management: The Definitive Guide


Will your team benefit from an agile project management style? We’ll show you when to use agile project management with a breakdown of the pros and cons. Project Management

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Project Kickoff Meeting - Starting the Project Off Right


Conducting a project kickoff meeting is a crucial part of any project manager's success. The first article of our 6-part series shows you how to execute this important step. Project Management

The Top 7 Project Management Interview Questions and Answers


So you have a project management interview? Don't fret. Prep with these seven killer project management interview questions and answers. Project Management Soft Skills

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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.