Tue.Jul 16, 2019

Busyness is Hype: You Aren’t as Busy as You Think


It’s become normal in our society to complain to friends, family and strangers that we are so busy with work, school, friends, family or a combination of everything. Tim Peek called “busyness” the “socially acceptable addiction” in his article on the cult of busyness for the Huffington Post.

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If Risk Is Your Business, Do It Better Than Captain Kirk


As a great philosopher and chewer of scenery, Star Trek ’s James T. Kirk once said, “ Risk is our business ”—nothing great can be accomplished if you’re not willing to take some risks. I like to say, “If failure isn’t an option, then innovation isn’t an opportunity.”

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How to Check if Your Google Account has been Hacked

Brad Egeland

Did you know that you can check a recent activity log for your account? It will show you from what browsers and devices you’ve accessed it, when and from what IP. If there’s something that you don’t recognize there or an old session from a friend’s computer, you can choose to terminate it. Same option is available for many other online accounts, such as Facebook, Yahoo or Dropbox.

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What is Project Management Software and Why Do You Need One

ProProfs Project Management

Managing a project isn’t easy. . There are so many challenges that project managers and team members face on a daily basis, ranging from defining clear project goals and objectives to generating detailed reports every month to check team performance.

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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.

You Are Attractive to Cybercriminals

Brad Egeland

Understand that you're an attractive target for cyber criminals. If you have money (doesn't matter how much), data (usernames, passwords, documents, emails, etc.) or a place to work , you're going to be targeted. It’s not even personal, as cyber criminals automate most of their attacks. Don't ever say "it can't happen to me." Credit: @Daily Security Tip

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10 Best Collaboration Tools in 2019


Collaboration is defined as the process of working with someone to produce something. In today’s world, collaboration is not limited to instances where you actually need to present in a person with the individual you are collaborating with.

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Review: Tool to Make Project Planning Fast and Enjoyable

Virtual Project Consulting

GanttPRO Review: Tool to Make Project Planning Fast and Enjoyable, team management better, and collaboration built-in combined with an intuitive interface and an affordable pricing policy. projectmanagement.

PMO of the world award 2019

Henny Portman

The PMO Global Awards is the PMO Global Alliance’s annual award for the most outstanding Project Management Offices in the world.

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How To Survive Endless Meetings (And Still Get Your To-Do List Done)


How to Manage Your To-Do List When You’re Always in Meetings On days when you have far too much to do?—?back back to back deadlines, overflowing inbox, multiple meetings?—?here’s here’s how you get yourself in line for SUCCESS.

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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.

Tips for staying on track with time and budget in the summer


The weather is lovely, the sun is shining, birds are singing outside and you… You’re. Productivity

Oh the waste of unnecessary work

Lynne Cazaly

Oh, the waste of unnecessary work! We can be head down, diligently working away on a project or task and yet not know when it’s time to be done with it, to test it or share it or press 'go', launch or go live. That's because it takes hindsight for us to make sense of things. It could be that some of what we have done may have been a waste. Some of our time and effort may have been wasted. When we are deep in it we are too close and connected, too attached to it.

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Unlock All Your Team “Kan” Do With a Kanban Template


The transformation of a Kanban board into Kanban template. In 2001, software developers changed project management forever by introducing Agile to the world with the Manifesto for Software Development.

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Everything doesn't have to be amazing!

Lynne Cazaly

Everything doesn’t have to be a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Writing a blog, preparing a report, delivering a presentation? Tidying the cupboard, cleaning your desk, working out what to wear today? Watch out folks! We pile an incredible pressure on ourselves in today’s crazy world, trying to make the quality of what we do amazing. But do you know what? Everything doesn’t have to be amazing. Some things yes, but everything, nope. So cut it out.

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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.

Worrying if you're doing it 'right'

Lynne Cazaly

Worrying if you're doing it 'right'. When we write something, share, do, show, try something new, we can be worried about whether we’re doing it. ‘right’ What is ‘right’ anyway? Is it about meeting a standard or expectation. our standard or expectation? Or is it about meeting the standards and expectations of others? It’s surely a conditioning from our upbringing or our school years where the reward and validation was for correct and right.

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Expecting too much of ourselves

Lynne Cazaly

I was chatting with a colleague today and she said she hadn’t completed a task to ‘her standards’ I enquired what the standards were. They existed in her mind but not on paper and not in writing. She'd said: ‘It has to be neat, look professional, be better than anything I’ve ever done for them before, be the best I can do, be me at my best.’ ’ Do you see how difficult it will be to reach each of these unmeasurable, undefinable targets?

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Go for excellence not perfection

Lynne Cazaly

Excellence says 'good'. It's the act and output of excelling with good qualities in high degree. Yet some parts may not be excellent and these we hope will be the parts that don't really matter or those that can be improved over time. My mother, Shirley, put a little sign in our family home years ago that read: ‘I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent.’ ’ This is what it's about!

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A high expectation of others.

Lynne Cazaly

I’ve been posting on 'ish', the practice of good enough and the challenges when don't know the standard we're going for. But what about others? Unhappy about the work someone has done for you or a service delivered to you? Perhaps it didn’t have the right information, didn’t look right or wasn’t the way you expected. The increasing problem the world has with perfectionism isn’t just about the standards we have for ourselves.

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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.

What society expects of you

Lynne Cazaly

In recent posts I’ve mentioned the expectations we can have: - of ourselves. - of others. There’s a third. It’s what we perceive society expects of us. Society. you know, other people. Those people over there. We can worry a lot about what people think of us. What will they say? How will they perceive us? These worries can become huge filters, censors and constraints to our thoughts and behaviour.

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