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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Project Planning Sessions

Project Smart

As a manager or team leader, you should be full to the brim with innovative ideas about how you can improve both your workflow and business objectives.

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130 top project management influencers 2019

Henny Portman

Happy to find my name on a list of 130 Top Project Management Influencers of 2019 (not in the top, but in the list) by the Digital Project Manager. Have a look at 130 top project management influencers 2019. English Post

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Make an Impact with Analytics and 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.

How 20 Minutes Each Morning Can Transform Your Day as a Manager

Project Smart

Before you can be an inspirational leader and effective manager of your dynamic and energised team, you need to get your own game in shape first.

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Project Managers Make

Project Smart

The job of a project manager is no sinecure. So many things are going on, so many people to consider. It's no wonder, then, that new project managers make a ton of mistakes.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

Planview

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility.

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Six Time Management Tips for Project Managers - Infographic

Project Smart

To be a successful project manager, you must be able to manage your time well. The best project managers ensure they are productive for most of their time and avoid time-wasters at all costs. Here are some tips that can help you manage your time more efficiently. Miscellaneous

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5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market

nTask

Video Source – ProjectManager.Com. Since we have read numerous blogs on project management techniques, I still feel there is something lacking. “Project” and “Management” are two different derivatives.

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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.

7 Tips on How to be a Great Leader During a Crisis

Project Smart

Great leaders are role models for their teams. That's a given, but one of the many qualities of great leaders is that they are best in managing a crisis. Read stories of great leaders, and you'll get validation of this fact. They have an innate ability to bounce back in difficult phases of life.

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The Ultimate Guide to Effectively Managing Remote Workers

GanttPRO Project Management

Forget about office expenses with a remote team. Make sure you cover everything remote employees need to know when they join. GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps thousands […]. News GanttPRO Productivity Project Management Remote work Tips

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6 Easy Ways for Project Managers to Boost Their People Skills

Project Smart

You may be great at your profession. You may have a spectacular list of achievements. But if you lack a few essential soft skills, you won't get too far - in your personal life or professionally as a project manager. Like it or not, social skills are essential survival skills.

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The Ultimate Guide to Effectively Managing Remote Workers

GanttPRO Project Management

Forget about office expenses with a remote team. Make sure you cover everything remote employees need to know when they join. GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps thousands […

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Introduction to Project Management

Project Smart

In its modern form, project management dates back to the early 1950s, although its roots go further back to the latter years of the 19th century.

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Project Overload: Are You 'Killing' Your Best People?

Project Smart

When you have great people, there's always the temptation to overload them. They become your 'go-to' people for all manner of questions and issues. The danger, though, comes when you overload them. Training

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Move from Requirement to Execution in 4 Crucial Steps

Project Smart

Every project starts with a scope statement. The scope is the high-level view of the project that can be broken down into the requirements and the details required of the final product to meet the original scope statement.

Looking for a Good Project Manager: 5 Tips for Hiring the Right One

Project Smart

Are you looking to expand your project management infrastructure by hiring a new project manager? Or perhaps several new project managers?

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

The 8-Step Guide to Creating a Quality Project Schedule

Project Smart

Successful projects start with a good, quality project schedule. Creating a schedule is one of the first tasks you should do when given a project to manage. The temptation is often there to get on with the work and worry about the schedule later - this is a mistake.

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Creating a Project Budget: What You Need to Know

Project Smart

When starting a project, it is difficult to know how much it will cost. Project managers are held to account for their budget estimates and with so much uncertainty in projects, it can be one of the project managers' greatest challenges.

Starting Something New? 4 Tips to Starting Any Project with the Right Mindset

Project Smart

It can be difficult to start something new, especially if it's a new project or a new approach to a project that you haven't experienced before. And if no one in your organisation has ever done it before? Well, that can be terrifying. Miscellaneous

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Using Visual Planning for Easier Project Management

Project Smart

Maybe you're a 'visual' person who needs to see in order to understand. Maybe you're an auditory person who prefers to hear in order to best comprehend. Wherever you fall, I think we can all agree that a visual planning system for project management is a great way to go. Project Planning

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

10 Early Signs Your Project's a Failure

Project Smart

Projects are often the offshoot of crisis situations. They kick-off in circumstances that inherently prevent success. In most instances, very little is done to assess the organisational culture and ensure a healthy environment-something crucial to the desired objective. Best Practice

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PMP vs. PRINCE2 Certificates

Project Smart

What's the difference between the PMP and PRINCE2 certifications? Which one should I choose? Which one's better for my career? Well, there are a lot of questions like this; after all, being certified seems more and more important these days.

Project Smart's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2015

Project Smart

As we prepare to close the door on 2015, Project Smart looks at the most popular articles we published in the past 12 months. Miscellaneous

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How to Finish Strong on Your Projects

Project Smart

It is one thing to finish a project but quite another to finish strong. Simply finishing a project may mean that your exhausted body is dragged past the finish line by your dedicated team members.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Am I Doing What I Should Be Doing?

Project Smart

I realise this is probably a hard question to ask yourself - or to ask the client. But the truth is, we can all get easily sidetracked and start focusing on the wrong thing. It's especially true if we tend to be fighting constant fires on a project. Role of the Project Manager

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Agile Adoption: A Case Study

Project Smart

Time to market and remaining competitive are amongst the drivers of Agile adoption. New breeds of project execution processes have been proposed recently as lightweight alternatives to the traditional phased approach. These so-called lightweight processes fall under the umbrella of Agile methodology.

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How to Build a High-Performance Project Team

Project Smart

Let's consider this scenario: Your manager has asked you to set up a project to develop a new product for your company. Your number one competitor is producing a similar product. You must get to market first to gain competitive advantage. The first to market will gain the greatest market share.

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