Thu.Jan 10, 2019

Strategic Planning in Business

Businesses thrive on certainty, and yet, the future is never certain. That’s why smart businesses plan for the future as best they can through strategic planning. You can’t know what will happen, but you can know what you want and where you want to be when it happens.

Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?


So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. Did you plan a phase two? Was there a next step that the business expected or is now requesting?

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Four Essential Habits of Every Great Project Manager


Being the one in charge is never easy—and not everyone gets to be in that position. It takes more than courage and confidence to be good at taking care of people, projects, and events.

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Do you REALLY need a Project Manager?

Arras People

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

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

If you've you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. 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 way 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 skill set to make the most of your launches.

Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

The IIL Blog

Originally published at Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You | Part 4: Culture Guest Blog Series.

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Kicking off 2019 with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year.

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How To Decide What Projects Not To Do

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

There are not enough resources in your company to Do All The Things. Right? You have a finite amount of money. You have a flexible (but ultimately limited by money) pool of people to do the work. You probably have a long list of good ideas and business cases that you’d like to turn into projects.

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Kicking off 2019 w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Iteration 2019 has begun and we’re starting off the year with an episode of SoundNotes where, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer shares what’s on his mind as we begin the new year.

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It’s Time to Start Planning for Resources


The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog.

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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.

Nailed It! How We Used Wrike to Plan Our First User Conference


On October 1 of this year, we pulled off our biggest collaborative project ever, our first annual user conference! We named it Collaborate , and it involved 59 Wrikers across 2 continents and in 3 countries, planning 29 sessions, with 34 speakers, 302 attendees, 4 sponsors, 6 vendors, and 609 tasks.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

We are reminded by the work of Dr. W. Deming, the father of modern quality management, in which he demonstrated that the vast majority of quality problems are rooted in processes—ignored, flawed, or misunderstood by the worker, not in the workers themselves.

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New ActiveCollab is here!



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Resource Skills and Requirements Matching for Projects

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 8 minutes. Matching Resource Skills and Requirements to Projects. We’ve all been there.

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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.

Being Open

The Tao of Project Management

First my apologies; it is a long time since I've posted anything and the reason is I have been busy on things other than project management, but project management has once again appeared on the horizon, so I should address it. On the book front I am in the process of succession planning: the new release of Agile Project Management in easy steps is co-authored with David Morris and the new release of Effective Project Management is being co-authored with Graham Moore.

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ActiveCollab Has a New Pricing Model


You are here because you noticed that we have changed our pricing model. We want to thank you for placing your trust in us, and to assure you that you will be fully grandfathered into this new pricing model and be given ample time to adjust. As an existing ActiveCollab customer, this does not necessarily concern you, but if you are interested in how this relates to you - continue reading about it below. TO WHOM DOES THIS RELATE?

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