August, 2019

How to Make Your Project Management Meetings Zing

ProjectManager.com

If you’re like every other project manager I have met, there’s a good chance you spend a lot of your time in meetings. And I shan’t rehearse all the arguments about why that time is valuable and how poor meeting practices can erode that value and turn a meeting into a liability.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of project management methodologies.

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All About…Project Manager Nomads

MPUG

The Day I Knew I Was One…. Ironically, it was while managing a program to provide upgraded yurts to nomadic people in Southwest China.

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Uniting the Multigenerational Workforce

LiquidPlanner

Employers understand the importance of diversity in the workforce and with many organizations now employing five or six generations of employees, they have ready access to a diverse pool of mature and emerging talent that can bring enormous benefits to the business.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

There may be inherent risks when we make project assumptions. We assume certain things to be true when in fact, they may not be. Consequently, we fail to challenge assumptions and continue planning and executing based on false notions. This can be costly.

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5 Ways To Clap Back At Your To-Do List

Trello

Most of us have been there—it’s time to tackle your work week and your to-do list is staring back at you from your notebook or phone. ??. Productivity

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Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

ProjectManager.com

Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Many costs can appear over the life cycle of a project, and an accurate estimation method can be the difference between a successful plan and a failed one. Estimation, however, is easier said than done.

Writing a Great PMO CV

Arras People

We started off down a path to finding a great PMO role, so far we’ve looked at what it is you’re actually selling in the employment market and then we’ve started with the background prep we need to do before starting to write a CV.

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Project Q&A: Getting Your Mojo Back

Arras People

After five years of minimal pay rises and development opportunities, I feel I’ve become stagnated and unmotivated in my role. How can I get my “mojo” back?

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. John Maxwell says, “All great leaders possess two things: They know here they are going, and they are able to persuade others to follow.”

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Benefits Management Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

Over in our Facebook group I asked what templates people would like me to create and Denise said a simple benefits management plan. Benefits management can be really confusing. Is it the job of the project manager? Does it fall to the business owner?

2019 275

The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders

The Digital Project Manager

At Hive, we’ve got a series called “7 Hours With” where we talk to leaders. The post The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Sponsored

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What Is a Project Sponsor? Defining This PM Role

ProjectManager.com

Project personnel, such as a project sponsor, are given specific titles and responsibilities and exist in a bureaucratic structure. Projects would quickly spin out of control without a bureaucratic structure to organize action and authorize change.

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.

PMP certification: How to ace the Project Management Professional exam

Moira Alexander

Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be challenging. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) , project professionals spend on average more than 35 hours preparing for the PMP exam.

Is Project Management Really an Ageing Profession?

Arras People

Over recent years Project Management has gained a reputation for having an ageing population. This was one of the statistics that caught my eye recently when I was looking over the 2019 PMBR. As you can see by the figure below the percentage of 50 to 59 is 36%.

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10 Ways Project Sponsors Can Boost Project Success

Project Risk Coach

I often ask project managers the reasons for project failure. One of the top responses is a lack of leadership and sustained engagement by the project sponsor. The sponsor paints a fuzzy picture of what they want, throws it over the fence to the project manager, and goes on their merry way.

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3 Mistakes Managers Make

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s human to make mistakes. And we spend so much time at work that it’s normal to make a few mistakes as part of the job. However, no one wants to be making mistakes. In this article I’m looking at three small-yet-mighty mistakes you might be making every day at work.

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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?

Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: How Many Projects Should I Manage? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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7 Secrets for Conveying Confidence as a Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Influence and persuasion start with confidence. If the people around you don’t detect that you are confident in yourself and what you are saying, then neither will they be.

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What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework explained

Moira Alexander

Larger organizations tend to move more slowly than smaller, more nimble competitors, and are more change-resistant. Much of this can be chalked up to the more deep-rooted cultural issues of being a larger incumbent, and to policy- and process-based barriers, as bureaucracy tends to flourish in broader corporate environments. Still, many larger organizations seek to capture the benefits of agile development, for which they may not be naturally suited.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification.

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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.

What Everybody Ought To Know About Project Risk Owners

Project Risk Coach

So, what are project risk owners and how should project managers identify and assign them? Let's talk. Imagine that you are the project manager of a two-year, multi-million dollar project. During the execution of your project, you take a beach vacation.

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What is a virtual team?

Girl's Guide to PM

“Virtuality…is a critique on how work gets done,” writes Thomas P. Wise in his book, Trust in Virtual Teams. Before I read the book, I defined a virtual team as one that was split over several locations. If the team was physically located together, then they weren’t virtual.

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Webinar: Simple Tactics To Transform Your Client Communications

The Digital Project Manager

Clients and stakeholders are a key part of your projects—and mastering your communication with them. The post Webinar: Simple Tactics To Transform Your Client Communications appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication Members Only Topics Webinars

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Kanban Inventory Management: How to Run a Kanban System

ProjectManager.com

Kanban is a visual tool that is ideal for managing inventory flow. It was developed about three-quarters of a century ago by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota.

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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.

Our stories aren’t getting done!

Kiron Bondale

It is common to see teams new to those agile frameworks which use time boxes struggling to define product backlog items small enough to get completed within a sprint and still represent value.

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Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation.

Lessons for Change from Bungee Jumping

Green Project Management

I went bungee jumping over twenty years ago in Ottawa at the Great Canadian Bungee Jumping site at Wakefield, Chelsea Quebec. During that memorable experience I was reminded of several important lessons that I believe are valuable for change initiatives.

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