December, 2019

Why the Professional Services Project Life Cycle Needs More Focus on Collaboration

MavenLink

The standard project life cycle has been used by countless companies to manage their business processes for many years despite the growing complexities surrounding project management.

Why Stakeholder Analysis is Important

Project Risk Coach

Project stakeholders are individuals, groups, and organizations that may affect or be affected by your projects. It's critical to understand how people inside and outside your organization may impact your projects. In this post, we will explore why stakeholder analysis is important.

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What are Project Constraints and How to Manage Them

ProProfs Project Management

Working on a project is enough of a stress on its own – a whole bunch of tasks and ideas flying all over the place. Things can get especially tiresome and stressful in projects involving larger groups of people.

7 Steps to Deal With Scope Creep (What is Scope Creep and How Can You Avoid It?)

Planio

“You know what would be cool?”. Every project manager has heard these words and felt a chill run down their spine. With just a few words, a simple, easy-to-execute project plan can be suddenly transformed into the project management equivalent of an M.C. Escher painting.

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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?

What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

ProjectManager.com

Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s widely known that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is changing in July 2020, but what exactly is going to be different? Whoah, the exam is changing? I didn’t know. How did that happen? OK, so maybe it’s not that widely known.

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

I often hear people say, “Our company has too many meetings. The meetings last too long and they are woefully mismanaged.” And yet, meetings can be an indispensable tool for accomplishing work. Let’s look at 10 ways to improve project meetings and achieve greater results.

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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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The Difference Between a Project and a Program

ProjectManager.com

Many people might consider a program to be just one really large project. A project is a singular effort of defined duration, whereas a program is comprised of a collection of projects. Problem solved, right? Actually, it’s a bit more complex than that.

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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.

Project Management Best Practices that Need to Be Second Nature

LiquidPlanner

While modern technology allows us to amplify our abilities and do more than we ever could before, the sheer amount of inputs and information has led us to somewhat of a tipping point.

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AI In Project Management: 7 Ways in Which AI Will Transform Project Management

Taskque

Artificial Intelligence is disrupting every industry you can think of and project management is no exception to this rule. According to AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance report by PMI, 81% of project managers admitted that their organization has already been impacted by AI. .

Cultural transformations of high-performing teams

Kiron Bondale

While I was delivering a course on agile fundamentals this week, one of the learners in the class asked me how the mindset and behaviors normally associated with agile teams might impact or be impacted by culture.

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Project Leaders have a positive and empowering mindset

Susanne Madsen

At the most fundamental level, the quality of your personal and professional life is determined by the quality of your core beliefs. The beliefs you have acquired throughout your life shape your attitudes, which in turn affect the actions and the results that you get, or don’t get.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How project management trends will change in 2020

Proofhub

Top Trends in Project Management to Follow in 2020 We’ve seen many project management trends come to life this year. 2019 is the year when technology has started to revolutionize project management with innovative software.

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5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

Often times at the heart of a successful project management practice is a project management office, or PMO, that has been structured to create a path of success for company projects and the project managers who lead them. Sounds like a good plan, right?

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How to shrink your project with the Minimum Viable Product: 5 Tips for Minimum Viable Projects

Inloox

Germany is known as the industrial nation with the 99.9% solution. We are expected to deliver a perfect engineering performance, but real innovation? You'd rather look for it in Silicon Valley.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position. Every company determines the role and the title differently, but no doubt t ech giants serve as a benchmark.

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.

How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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2020 Project Management (Part 1)

Girl's Guide to PM

The video begins: Have you ever thought about how some people make doing project management look easy, and it seems like they know it all? People listen to them, people take them seriously, people recognise what they do, and they’ve got support from somewhere – their boss, their mentor, someone.

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Four Project Meeting Problems – Which Ones Do You Want to Overcome?

Project Risk Coach

Friends, have you experienced wasteful project meetings lately? Although meetings are a fundamental communication tool, many meetings fail to achieve real results. Let’s look at four common project meeting problems: unclear purpose, topic hopping, indecision, and unclear direction.

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A Project Manager’s Guide to 42 Agile Methodologies

The Digital Project Manager

The post A Project Manager’s Guide to 42 Agile Methodologies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition defines Earned Value as “ The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized for that work.

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What Is The Value of a Project Manager Today?

LiquidPlanner

With the popularity of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum, organizations are asked to justify the project manager’s role on a project.

How to Create a PERT Chart

ProjectManager.com

A PERT chart can help you manage your project. But what is a PERT chart and how does it assist project managers when they’re working on larger, more complex projects? What Is a PERT Chart? PERT is an acronym that stands for P rogram E valuation and R eview T echnique.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

What are the Project Meeting Roles?

Project Risk Coach

Project meetings can be maddening. Some people come unprepared. Others get off track. And how about those that constantly check email. Let's improve your meetings through project meeting roles. Team members leave meetings with no decisions, lacking direction, and not knowing what to expect next.

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Best Proposal Software Tools For Winning New Business

The Digital Project Manager

The post Best Proposal Software Tools For Winning New Business appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning Tools PM

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Perfect Coworker Gifts under $25 – The Only Gift List You Need

Project Bliss

When you want to show your appreciation or participate in the office gift-swap, it can be hard to think of a perfect coworker gift that won’t break the bank. But this list of perfect coworker gifts will definitely contain something your coworker will love. Note – this list contains affiliate links.

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