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.

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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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Focus on Strengths Not Just Weaknesses – the Value of Appreciative Inquiry

Green Project Management

I always enjoyed the message from the featured image above. As a management consultant, validator, and assessor I am often engaged by organizations to analyze their operations and systems to identify opportunities for improvement.

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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.

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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How to Create SMART Goals

ProjectManager.com

SMART is an mnemonic acronym that establishes criteria for ideal goals and objectives in a project. Goals and objectives should always be “SMART,” which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-related.

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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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UK Project Management Salaries – Summer 2018

Arras People

As we approach September which is traditionally a point where many PM practitioners consider their futures as part of the post-holiday blues, we thought it would be a good time to find out the state of the UK project management market.

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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.

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.

2018 232

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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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!

2018 209

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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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.

How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager. But reading about what you should do to break into project management isn’t the same as hearing real stories of people who took that leap and got that project management job.

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Projectified with PMI Podcast

Arras People

Projectified with PMI is a podcast that delivers insights and perspectives from senior and rising project managers, business leaders in Fortune 500 companies and startups, best-selling authors, top researchers and a wide range of leading-edge thinkers.

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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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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.

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 how 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.

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).

How to Structure a Team

ProjectManager.com

The way you structure a team can help facilitate all aspects of a project. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to structure teams to make them more creative, productive and efficient. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Structure a Team.

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Women in Project Management: Natalie Steck

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Natalie Steck, President and CEO at software firm Viewpath. I don’t often get to talk to too many female CEOs so it was great to find out more about Natalie’s career to date and the thoughts she has about the future of project management software.

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No More Project Management Interviews

Arras People

There’s a brilliant article over on the Ask the Headhunter website (I love his newsletters!) about what would happen if job interviews were illegal. The article also goes on to imagine if the entire system as we know it – CVs, applications, the whole thing was illegal.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

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

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from 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 journey 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 new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

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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6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn

The Digital Project Manager

Learn how to overcome some of the biggest hurdles project managers face. Join our webinar: 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn. The post 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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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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