Fri.Jul 03, 2020

What’s the Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Ben Snyder, CEO of project management training and consultancy firm Systemation. In this article, Ben Snyder looks at the different skills/behaviors that lead someone in a project manager’s role to become successful.

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MindGenius Templates for Every Project Management Need

Brad Egeland

I’ve been part of organizations that allowed project managers to use whatever tools necessary to manage their projects.

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Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Motivation: Which Drives You and Your Team, and What to Do About It


Illustration: Jo Xiuan Zhou. One of the beautiful things about humans is that we all think differently. And that goes beyond what we think—which political party we support or whether we believe that Rihanna was great or spectacular in Ocean’s Eight —into how we think.

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Kanban 101

Brad Egeland

Do your project meetings start with questions like this: "So what are you working on right now?" What was it I should be doing next because I'm almost done with my current task?" "How How soon before 'x' happens?"

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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?

Upgrade Your Workflow with these Best Todoist Integrations!


No matter the industry you’re working in, you probably know how hard it is to. Tools

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Common Project Management Issues You Can Solve With the Right Tools


Every project manager faces project management issues from time to time. The good news is that managing risk and planning successful projects is easy when you use the right tools. The risks and issues project management professionals face can be prevented or decreased with a little advanced planning.

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Custom field data in reports, styling improvements, and more

Resource Guru

Another couple of weeks have passed, and yes, that’s right, that means that it’s time for another product update to let you all know what has been going on at Guru HQ.

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Applause to the synthesizers

Lynne Cazaly

To those who make sense of mess. Who connect the dots and help us understand what’s going on. To those who just look at a spreadsheet and know what’s going on. Who can succinctly summarize the outcomes of a meeting, the key points of a presentation, the plot of a film. We applaud you. We so need you. You work out what the key pieces are and deliver them to us with clarity, precision and brevity.

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The perfect book

Lynne Cazaly

To read a book is a joy. To collect books is also a joy! Have you noticed what you think as you start to read a new book? Are you open and curious, ready to explore or are you expecting something else? Do we expect reading to be a frictionless, perfect experience? That we will sit down at the perfect time and read the perfect number of pages. Or we will read and understand it perfectly because it’s perfectly structured, edited and presented?

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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.

Test, don’t judge ideas

Lynne Cazaly

Working on something and wondering how it will be received? It’s so easy to swing into judgement mode and decide how it’s going to end up. That they won’t buy it. That they won’t like it. That they don’t need it. That they won’t understand it. And we haven’t even tested it out yet! We can spend a lot of energy thinking and rethinking, assessing and judging. But we may not be the best judges of the things we make ourselves.

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Making sense and meaning

Lynne Cazaly

There is sensemaking and there is meaning making. When things happen we have the opportunity to look at them, talk about them and make sense of them. As we do that, we thread our own meaning into those events. Our own lens or perspective. Through sensemaking we may well understand what’s going on. But it’s not until we make meaning of it that it really. you know. means something to us. It’s possibly why businesses the world over may struggle with change.

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Overwhelmed with options

Lynne Cazaly

There always seems so much to do. So many possibilities, options and combinations. And we get overwhelmed. Until we capture or map those options, they swirl about in our minds, taking up valuable space and attention. Clear thinking gets blocked, doubt is created when we’d prefer decisiveness and we slow to a crawl (or stop) in terms of speed. When you’ve made decisions in the past, you would have weighed up the options.

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Owning the book doesn’t make it read

Lynne Cazaly

As better ways of doing things evolve, we have other ways to read books than actually holding printed paper in our hands, as glorious as it is! We can listen, read a summary abstract, talk about it in a club, on an app, or have someone read it to us. We can skim and scan and not even read the entire thing! Oh, yes we can. Or do we think we have to read each book the ‘proper’ way. word after word, cover to cover?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

A small task can take up a lot of space

Lynne Cazaly

It may not take very long to complete when it comes to doing it, but there is often one task on our list that becomes a blocker in our productivity flow. It could be the task you don’t want to do, the task that seems fiddly or complex, or the task you are dreading. And disproportionately, we spend so much time thinking about it, worrying, rehearsing and analyzing or imagining it. This task occupies too much of our precious cognitive load and mental bandwidth. and life!

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The world needs us to think and work differently

Lynne Cazaly

Here’s a resource full of ideas, inspiration and practical wisdom on how to do that. It’s all coming together in the full colour book ‘Better Ways of Thinking and Working’ I’ve collected, selected and edited many of the ideas I’ve shared that are relevant for these times of change, evolution and revolution. Now they’re coming together in the one place.

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Leading interactive workshops

Lynne Cazaly

We’re getting the hang of online meetings. But how are the interactive workshops going? If we just press the breakout rooms button and think that’s how to interact and collaborate. that’s a limited view. Some facilitators use apps like Mural or Miro for interaction but still, it’s not about just choosing an app or breaking people into groups. The art of facilitating interaction involves: ??DESIGN DESIGN and ??DELIVERY DELIVERY of the interactive workshop experience.

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