Tue.Apr 09, 2019

How to Create a Great Project Plan in Just 7 Steps


A great project plan can make your life as a project manager much easier. Learn how to create a project plan in this detailed guide. It all starts with the project plan.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan


“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system.

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Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

Arras People

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession” Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need. There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge.

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Just Keep Swimming: Using LiquidPlanner to Manage the Big Swim


I spend much of my life outside of LiquidPlanner in and around bodies of water. I’m a passionate open water swimmer — marathon swimming , in particular—and a big part of that passion is giving back to the sport.

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Make an Impact with Customer Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Agile vs the PMO - thoughts?

Brad Egeland

Writing a doc for a client titled “Will Agile Kill the PMO?” ” I know how this story ends because I’m writing it, but would like various opinions. Please comment your thoughts, email me or connect with me through the contact form on this site and let me know if I can quote you personally if I decide to go that route. Thanks

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More Trending

Is the PMO Serving the Organization?

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a formal project management process in place or not in an organization, but projects are still happening all around. Inside business units (BUs) need work done. Outside clients need new services, software, and reports or tweaks to existing solutions already in place. Projects just happen. Ideally, we’re ready to meet those needs with some formal project management practices in place.

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Is employee turnover quietly killing your business?

Resource Guru

Employee turnover is an expensive problem plaguing modern workplaces – can a cure be found? There’s a growing tension between employees and employers.

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Baseball Deal to Sign Cuban Players Cancelled

Brad Egeland

According to Bleacher Report, Pres. Donald Trump has cancelled a deal set in place last December that would allow MLB to sign Cuban Players - similar to the deals in place to draft players from Japan and South Korea. The reasoning is that trade with Cuba is currently banned and the Cuban Baseball Federation is part of the Cuban government. thus nullifying the deal. Read the full report

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What is the Most Fundamental KPI for Services Businesses?


Today’s services businesses are facing shrinking project margins. In order to deliver each project as efficiently as possible, services firms are utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) more than ever.

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

How to Totally Nail Your Project Delivery Timeline


Imagine that you were going to build a house. Would you jump right in and dig a hole for the basement, crossing your fingers that you’d figure things out as you went along? Probably not. Before so much as picking up a single tool, you’d form a plan. You’d get an understanding of all of the different steps and teams that would be involved. You’d figure out the order that tasks needed to be accomplished in (after all, you can’t put on a roof before you have walls).

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Benefits Management – How We Can Help

Tony Adams

During today’s PMChat, we discussed the importance of Project Benefits Management – why it matters, why we often get it wrong and what we can do to improve our project, programme and portfolio outcomes. This is an evergreen topic and is always fun to revisit – we last discussed it in mid-2017. This post gives you a taste of the discussion, together with a list of the questions – I hope you enjoy it. Why Benefits Management Matters.

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Planning a Successful Project: The Project Manager’s Guide

Function Point

Taking on new projects and completing them on time and on budget can sometimes be no more than a rosy idea. Nearly 40% of project management failures are caused by a lack of defined goals. These 5 phases of project management are all critical aspects to keeping your team on track and moving towards the same goals. Initiating a New Project. The beginning stages of a new project can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.

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