August, 2018

Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams

The Digital Project Manager

Any HR professional can tell you: the remote workforce is expanding. In fact, a 2017. The post Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Remote PM Topics

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What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Many project managers do a great job of identifying risks. Some even evaluate risks and develop response plans. However, project managers get busy as their projects progress and fail to monitor their risks, resulting in challenged or failed projects.

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When and How to Say No to a Project

Project Bliss

You may feel like you don’t have the right to say “no” when your boss asks you to do something. But sometimes it can feel overwhelming or stressful, depending on the request. You want to be seen as a team player. You want to be a reliable employee and admired by both your boss and your peers.

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10 LinkedIn Groups every Entrepreneur & Project Manager should join

Taskque

Starting a business is not everybody’s cup of tea. Trust me, Entrepreneurs, business owners, and project owners cannot succeed without soliciting the help of a group(s) of people who have that experience and can guide them better.

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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?

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

There’s a hugely successful book that you’ve probably heard of and may have read called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It identifies seven habits that can help people be more effective in personal and professional environments.

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No to PRINCE2

Arras People

We hold many project management careers clinics every month and we always get asked about developing in project management – especially formal project management qualifications.

The Best Trello Alternatives: 10 Top Kanban Tools That Will Improve Your Project Workflow

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best Trello Alternatives: 10 Top Kanban Tools That Will Improve Your Project Workflow appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

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How to Conduct a Risk Audit and a Risk Review

Project Risk Coach

A life well lived involves looking backward as well as thinking forward. The same is true of projects. In this article, we will look at how to conduct a risk audit to evaluate the effectiveness of your risk management.

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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.

5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects

LiquidPlanner

Once in my career, I was lucky enough to work with a true Excel spreadsheet master. Chris could make Excel do anything, except he never used spreadsheets to manage a project. He was a wise man.

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Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Laura Brandenburg, describing how to get the best out of the project manager and business analyst relationship.

2018 405

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

Everyone in business is talking about innovation, but how does one actually innovate? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

Impress Clients and Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

And the clock is ticking …. Too late, you have missed the moment since your clients and executive’s attention span is reducing rapidly! A Canadian survey of media consumption, commissioned by Microsoft, noted that the average attention span had fallen yet again, it was now just eight seconds.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Untapped Powers of Micromanagement in Project Management

PM Basics

“It looks like a micromanagement to me,” Corwin said just as we left the room. What’s the problem?” I asked. Micromanagement is a bad technique, isn’t it?” Corwin was surprised. Micromanagement got a bad reputation. It is a tool of evil project managers ! Only despotic leaders use it!

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12 Questions for Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management. However, somewhere along the way, they lose steam. They spend more time dealing with issues and implementing workarounds.

10 Revealing Questions to find the Best Project Management Course

Online PM Courses

Do you want to Find the Best Project Management Course for You? Of course you do. It is an important decision, because: you will be investing a considerable amount of time in your learning. the outcome matter to you… or you wouldn’t be bothering.

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10 Reasons Why Teamwork Matters in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Melissa Lobo of Project Female. Teamwork: the act of bringing several individuals together in order to efficiently and effectively complete a project. Melissa Labo. Project managers know that cooperation boosts productivity and is beneficial in a team environment.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Project Design in Project Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Project design is a major first step towards a successful project. A project design is a strategic organization of ideas, materials and processes for the purpose of achieving a goal.

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It’s all in the Presentation

The Lazy Project Manager

I was once in a restaurant. The location was good, the décor and ambience very acceptable, the company most enjoyable, and the snow fell softly outside providing a winter wonderland visual delight through the large windows.

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Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Project Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

“How long is that going to take?” ” As project managers, we’re driven by dates. Customers, senior managers and stakeholders all want to know how long it will take to complete a project.

Time to turf these project management terms!

Kiron Bondale

Project management practices have been used since human beings first started to work together to achieve greater outcomes than they could have accomplished as individuals.

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

How to memorize the 49 processes from PMBOK 6th Edition in under 30 minutes

ExamsPM

The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers certifications that provide project management professionals with both information and credibility. Two of these certifications are the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

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Best Books for New Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you just starting out in project management? There are so many books out there. How do you know where to start? In this video I share 3 books that are fantastic reads for new project managers. Under the video you’ll see details for each of the books. The Project Management Book by Richard Newton.

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How to Run a Great Daily Scrum Meeting

ProjectManager.com

The word “Scrum” almost sounds like an insult, or maybe even the surname of a less than scrupulous character in a Charles Dickens novel. But in fact, Scrum is a way to address complexity.

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Capitalising on a “Disloyalty Bonus”

Arras People

Reading a piece in the Times newspaper recently, I was intrigued to see the following statement regarding workers who are switching roles in the current economic climate. Workers who switch jobs are capitalising on a “disloyalty bonus” as their colleagues who stay put see little growth.

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

How to Use Paraverbal Communication for More Powerful Engagement

Project Bliss

You’re hopefully choosing your words carefully and crafting the message you want others to take away. But words alone aren’t enough. Your paraverbal communication plays a big role in how your audience sees you.

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Do you have a CRACK PO? (and a book review)

Kiron Bondale

(If the title of my article for this week has you confused gentle reader, fret not – I’m just merging two distinct topics into a single post). In 2003, Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the acronym C.R.A.C.K.

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How to Write Status Reports that are Worth Reading

LiquidPlanner

Status reports are a critical part of project management. We all write them, but hardly anyone reads them.

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