Mon.Oct 07, 2019

8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock Let's run through a list of eight behaviors that all bad project managers have in common.

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10 Tips for Presenting at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

So you have to do a presentation at work? Presenting in meetings or to your boss is always a bit nerve-wracking. Here are 10 tips for giving a fantastic work presentation. Know your audience. First, know your audience. Who are you presenting to? And where are they in the organisational hierarchy?

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar


In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book.

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The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?


Three ways resource management moves toward continuous delivery success. Resource managers don’t have to be philosophy majors, but they do have to have a philosophy that encapsulates the culture of their company. If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out.

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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?

What is a Resource Request and Approval Workflow?

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 9 minutes. What is a Resource Request and Approval Workflow? Resource Request and approval workflows are industry agnostic and implemented globally. Workflows can be for vacation time, project planning, timesheets, finance and legal documentation etc.

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Stepping Into Project Management

October is here and yes there’s plenty if time to catch up on your readings.

Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition


On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. The webinar discussed the transformation of project management offices from tactical or task driven portfolios to more strategic approaches with defined business goals.

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Top 10 Ecommerce CRM Software & How To Choose


The Best Ecommerce CRM Software List Here’s a shortlist of the best ecommerce CRM software: Marketo Salesforce Pardot bpm’online Lucrativ Ontraport amoCRM Active Campaign SendinBlue SharpSpring Iterable Other Ecommerce CRMs To Try InfoFlo CRM Maximizer GetResponse Freshsales HubSpot Blueshift Zoho CRM Copper Drip Pipedrive Insightly Zendesk Sell Any Other CRMs For Ecommerce For The List? Have you tried an CRM software for ecomm that isn’t listed in this article?

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. As you start your budgeting and plan out goals for the year ahead, you might want to take a step back and look at your trajectory from a 1,000 ft. view and assess your strategic portfolio maturity.

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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.

A New Look at MS Project Task Types: Fixed Duration and Effort Driven


What would you think if you were steering your car right, but it turned left, as if it had a mind of its own? You would probably curse the machine and say it is not meant for you. You might also think that there is Artificial Intelligence working in the background. MS Project (MSP) is a software.

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Doing More with Less: PMO Metrics to Keep You from Drowning


In this fable, are you the fox or the goat? There once was a fox that fell in a well. A goat happened by and asked him, “Sir Fox, isn’t that water fine to drink?” ” The fox said, “Oh yes, Sir Goat, it’s the finest I’ve ever tasted!” ” at which point the goat jumped in the well. The fox, quite bedraggled and waterlogged by now, quickly persuaded Sir Goat to let him climb out on top of him, and the fox, in turn, promised he would go get help.

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7 Easy Automation Ideas To Boost Your Small Business’ Bottom Line And Productivity


As a small business owner or member of a startup team, your day is most likely a balancing act between working in your business and working on your business. You want to work less and achieve more but there’s not enough time in the day—or week—to turn all of your brilliant ideas into actions.

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