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9 Of The Most Popular Project Management Methodologies Made Simple

The Digital Project Manager

Get an overview of 9 of the most popular project management methodologies and understand how they can be best leveraged for delivering digital projects. The post 9 Of The Most Popular Project Management Methodologies Made Simple appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Methodologies Topics

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How to hold a Brilliant Kick off Meeting

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a kick off meeting? A kick off meeting is the first meeting you have as a project team.

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What Makes a Good Strategy?

Leading Agile

In this clip, Dennis Stevens explains the necessary components that make up a good strategy. A diagnosis of the problem. A guiding policy for dealing with the challenge, and… A set of coherent actions designed to carry out the guiding policy. Want to see more?

The Shape of Performance Reporting


An Outline that Can Be Used for Tracking Progress. It could be said that communication is the oil that keeps a project running smoothly. Project managers (PMs) can spend up to 90 percent of their time on internal and external communications.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

The Zombie PMO Outbreak [Infographic]


Warning! The Zombie-PMO apocalypse is here. Executives are expecting more from PMOs than ever. They must drive digital transformation and fuel growth strategies by delivering complex programs across the organization at speed. But there is one problem…PMOs are finding it very hard to adapt.

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Innovation Projects – Telematics for Teaching

Virtual Project Consulting

Innovation Projects – Telematics for Teaching. An excellent example of an innovative project that helped to make a huge difference in the education sector in South Africa through the use of Telematics. Project Management education in South Africa innovation projects schools teacher teaching

What Is a Project Baseline And Why Is It Important?


You’ve probably heard the expression “We’re flying by the seat of our pants.” In project management, we call it operating without a baseline. Many years ago, I had a boss who used to say that all the time.

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How to make sure you’re working on a profitable project?


If you’re running a project in a professional services company like a marketing agency, software. Management

The 2 things for better cognitive load management

Lynne Cazaly

In their prediction for the skills we’d be needing now, by 2020, the Institute for the Future identified Cognitive Load Management in the Top 10. It's about how we cope with all that information. But it’s not one thing; I see Cognitive Load Management involving 2 capabilities: ??

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

You don’t need to write (or type) it all

Lynne Cazaly

I’m talking cognitive load coping this week; how to handle all the information we’re exposed to.

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We can make information overload worse

Lynne Cazaly

To handle the never-ending flow of information we face, it’s useful realising that the way we currently do things could be making it harder for us to take in information with ease. We can be so wedded to the automated and habitual way we do tasks: thinking, prioritizing, decision making, listening, note taking and learning, that we’re often blinded to the benefits and potential of newer ways. This is why some newer ways of working are known as. new ways of working. Of course!

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But you do need to capture something.

Lynne Cazaly

I've called out the information overload behaviour we have of writing too much down in a training program, meeting or at a conference. We don’t need to write it ALL down. But we do need to write something. To all you ‘sponges’ reading this who sit in meetings and conferences thinking you can ‘soak it all up’, without actively capturing any notes. ummm you can't. This is precisely a behaviour that can worsen cognitive overload.

Knowing what you are worth

Lynne Cazaly

Do you accept or reject your worth? I was reading how 'value’ is from French, Latin descent meaning ‘to be worth'. When mentoring people 1:1 and working with teams in organisations, this is a theme I see many of our issues and challenges originating from. And this worth or value isn't just price, salary, bonus or other monetary value.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

When we don’t know, deny or doubt our value.

Lynne Cazaly

we prevent people from experiencing our thoughts, ideas and purpose. Many of us spend so much time - err, waste so much time - in cycles of doubt and denial of our own ingenuity. ? When we say ‘I’m not creative’, we're in denial and doubt of our value. ? When we say ‘It’s not very good’, that's denial and doubt too. ? And when we dismiss an idea before we’ve even spoken it or shared it, that's another negative hit to our value. So let's zip it. Ssshhh!

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