Mon.Apr 22, 2019

How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from professionalismmatters.com. One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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How to Find Time to Become a Project Manager (Full System)

PM Basics

Before I became a project manager I was a sailor. During one of the voyages, I had a morning shift on the bridge for four months. In 20 minutes after the shift, there was breakfast. So, these 20 minutes were kind of useless. You can’t do anything with them. Except learning.

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11 Ways To Empower Your Employees At Work

Proofhub

Employee Empowerment: The Right Way to Do It In a post, we talked about building trust in teams , jam-packed with the importance of building trust and how it’s done. Yet we all know the need to empower the team to be the best.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

When Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Goals are Clear, Critical Decisions Get Easier

Keyedin

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Why the PMO Must Use Communication to Reduce the Impact of Change

Keyedin

If PMO software is the lifeblood of the PMO, communicating that data to keep project and program stakeholders engaged and confident is the body through which that lifeblood travels.

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Additional Recurring Task Intervals

ActiveCollab

Stroopwaffles are way more fun than reports and taxes. That doesn’t mean your body weight should rise along with that list of overdue reports. HAVE YOU PICKED THE DATE YET? We have this colleague who loves to travel and she always brings us extraordinary sweets.

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Understanding the Consequences of Not Implementing Project Portfolio Management

Keyedin

In a recent article “ Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics ” we explored some of the key statistics behind PMO failure, illustrating why many organizations that fail to implement PPM rarely satisfy the expectations of the business.

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What Your Horoscope Says About Your Work Style

Hive

Does your zodiac sign dictate your office persona? The post What Your Horoscope Says About Your Work Style appeared first on Hive

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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?

4 Reasons Why Professional Services Fail To Use Resources Strategically

Keyedin

Customers come to you because of the calibre and reputation of your people. You deliver through the advice and skills of your people. And to stay ahead of the competition, you need to keep attracting and developing the right people.

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Should You Manage Your Time or Your Energy?

Scoro

Everyone has some ideas on how to better manage their time and energy. However, there seems to be this common understanding that we have to choose between the two. What if, instead of choosing one over another we can actually manage both at the same time? This 7-minute read will give you insight on how to improve your productivity with both time and energy management. In today’s business environment, people are expected to achieve more than ever before.

Understanding the Importance of Effective Project Management on Project Profitability

Keyedin

In a highly competitive environment such as Professional Services, every aspect of efficient project management impacts every other aspect of the business. Every aspect also drives continuous improvement; which is the ‘holy grail’ for any professional services company.

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The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Program Management Office

Keyedin

Our 20 years of implementing PMO solutions in large organizations has shown us the need for a more practical, pragmatic approach to the PMO that gives companies a better chance for success when new practices are put into place.

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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.

When It’s Time for Technology In Project Management

Keyedin

Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. Successful project management is not just a case of adopting best practices; technology too is a crucial enabler.

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PSOs Embrace the Possibilities of the New Project Management System

Keyedin

Professional service organizations (PSOs) live and die on a project basis. In these organizations, those responsible for the health of multiple projects are the most used to staring into the heart of the storm.

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3 Key Challenges facing Professional Services in achieving effective service delivery

Keyedin

In an ideal world it would be sufficient to market your professional excellence, be paid a fair price for the input you make, and grow your company. Unfortunately there are hundreds of other factors and pressures that make the world less than ideal.

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How to achieve Greater Client Satisfaction and Profitability through Improved Project Management

Keyedin

In a recent webinar on better business performance for professional services we explored how efficient project management doesn’t have to involve major new technology investment. By using the cloud, professional services organizations can access best in class software over the web.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

Keyedin

On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle. Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. They’re closed off from each other.

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7 Key Factors Driving Successful Project Management in Professional Service Delivery

Keyedin

Efficient service delivery is based on getting the project management engine as finely tuned as possible so that it runs smoothly. This is what we are referring to as the seven key drivers of successful project management.

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Building an Effective Communication Strategy for Your PMO (Program/Project Management Office)

Keyedin

Technology is sometimes only as good as the principles that govern its application.

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Taking the Element of Chance out of Project Profitability: Five Factors to Watch

Keyedin

Project profitability can be won or lost at the execution level. Here are five critical control points that project managers should have front-of-mind when looking for ways to improve project delivery in professional services and, ultimately, their companies’ fiscal health. Master the details.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Resource, Cost, Deliverables and Benefits – 4 Key Factors affecting the successful deployment of PPM

Keyedin

We’ve talked a lot about the dangers of an underperforming PMO and then covered in more detail the characteristics of a strong PMO.

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4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process

Keyedin

The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process.

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Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment

Keyedin

Businesses are continually confronted with the challenge of tying together disparate processes and locations, multiple disciplines, technologies and departments as well as managing non-finite resources and budgets.

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Mobile Project Management - Checklist of 6 Key Features

Keyedin

As anywhere access flourishes from consumer consumption to business, mobile’s trend is increasing in velocity, and the convenience of speed is propelling it.

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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 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.

Quick Guide to Selecting the Right Projects using Project Portfolio Management

Keyedin

One of the most important deliverables of a Project Portfolio Manager is to maximize the mix of projects to drive the highest possible corporate value. Generally, projects will fall into four buckets: Fill activities that have low reward but also demand little effort.

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Project Portfolio Management Tools: Focus on Your Business Issues, Not Bells and Whistles

Keyedin

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Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

Keyedin

Reporting project metrics to clients and partners is a continual frustration for project-driven organizations. Discussions often arise around the best way to produce reports and share them with customers, both internal and external.

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