Thu.Apr 18, 2019

What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

Moira Alexander

What is project portfolio management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a strategic alignment process by which an organization’s projects are evaluated to identify the purpose, fit, and benefits as they relate to company goals. Projects can then be grouped into programs based on relevance and similarities. All programs and their respective projects should then fall under a portfolio strategy undertaken by the project management office (PMO) to meet overall company objectives.

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How to Increase the Accuracy of Your Project Estimates

MavenLink

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The 5 Steps to More Profitable Projects.” Learn more by downloading the full ebook for more insights.

How to Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys

ProjectManager.com

The adage, “good data in, good data out,” cannot be truer in today’s digital business landscape. Furthermore, if knowledge is power, then to quote Alexander Pope, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” ” Okay, enough with the quotes and clichés.

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Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Because data security has become a top concern for most businesses, the primary debate is now focused on which techniques are best for achieving your ultimate goal.

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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.

Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

Inloox

Time management methods are currently very popular. No wonder. Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode Timeboxing.

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From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

LiquidPlanner

In our last article, we quickly discussed the four key phases LiquidPlanner customers experience when they first begin using the product: onboarding, adoption, refining, and optimization. Then, we detailed the onboarding phase.

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Your Excellence Inspires Me

Brad Egeland

I heard this the other day – can’t remember where. But the concept of the statement is great. Someone is inspired to be better due to someone else’s excellence or perceived excellence. How would you like to hear this statement made to you?

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning.

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Auditing and Analytics in Big Data

Brad Egeland

An increase in cybersecurity threats characterizes the growth of an organization. As such, institutions endeavor to improve their risk management techniques to ensure that all the information is protected from malicious individuals.

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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.

ScrumMaster Survival Tips w/ Sarah Smith

Leading Agile

This week, on LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, Staff Consultant Sarah Smith shares some tips to survive the role of ScrumMaster.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources.

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Basecamp – Top 5 Plugins for Project Management Software

TimeCamp

Best Plugins for Basecamp Basecamp is one of the most popular software for project. Comparisons basecamp plugins plugins for basecamp

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

Over 70% of organizational change initiatives fail, but change itself isn’t the stumbling block. Change is common and natural, even inevitable.

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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.

7 Time Management Strategies You Need to Succeed in Project Management

Workep

To succeed in project management, you need to employ many different time management strategies. Without effective time management strategies, you’ll feel like you’re crawling around in the dark!

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Quality of life improvements to event creation and bug fixes

Resource Guru

The effort to remove the suffix “beta” from the new schedule continues and a number of issues have been fixed in the last couple of weeks while also adding a few quality-of-life improvements to the booking creation flow. In other news the improved search algorithm, announced in the last update, has been applied to all filter’s search fields, so you should now see an improvement in the responsiveness when filtering by custom fields as well. Filter field search now uses improved algorithm.

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