May, 2020

Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation. In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. See this list (and some extras) on Amazon. Leading Change by John P. Kotter. Professor John P.

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The Informal Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

Not a Project Manager? But you are a Project Manager? Then book your place on this Free webinar. link]. The Informal Project Manager. There are three strata inside organisations today.

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A Quick Guide to Scrum Artifacts

ProjectManager.com

Scrum is a flexible framework that’s designed to help self-organized teams execute projects quickly in an agile environment. Clients or customers often change ideas mid-stream.

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Toggl Plan Review ? Simple Project Management Tool For Agile Teams

The Digital Project Manager

The post Toggl Plan Review – Simple Project Management Tool For Agile Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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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?

Three more team building lessons from gardening

Kiron Bondale

A few years back, I wrote an article in which I provided some gardening tips to developing good teams.

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Task Management for Teams: 15 Tips for Staying on Track

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects are made up of tasks. Lots of them. Staying on top of your tasks as a team is so important if you want to hit your project deadlines. In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about task management and how to keep your team on track managing their tasks. What is task management? First, we should make sure we’re talking about the same thing. Task management is the process of identifying, recording, doing and closing a task.

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Risk management: hierarchy v. mesh

Musings on Project Management

Almost anyone who's been around projects for a few years has experienced hierarchy: it's like a pyramid, with one person at the apex and a number of layers spreading out below, interconnected, for the most part, top-down. On the other hand, another structure is like a mesh, wired for the most part peer-to-peer, and mostly flat -- few hierarchical titles and few top-down controls, and lots of. Risk Management

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How to Make a Work From Home Policy (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

Are employees more productive when they’re working in the office or when they’re allowed to work from home? Well, it depends on who you ask. Company leaders can’t seem to agree whether working from home is good or bad for business. However, one thing is certain: the numbers show that remote work is on the rise. A recent study by Global Workplace Analytics shows that 40% more U.S. employers offered flexible workplace options than they did five years ago.

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List Of The 10 Best Agency Management System Tools For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

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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.

Create a culture of appreciation within your virtual team

Kiron Bondale

Sabina Nawaz’s article “ In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way “, which was published this week on HBR.org, is a great reminder of the need we all have to be appreciated. In a blog post from a few years back I’d written that team members need to possess sufficient Capacity, Capability and Commitment to contribute towards the success of the team.

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How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability

LiquidPlanner

Sustainability is a critical business focus and a key driver of change in the way that organizations operate, and in the way, that project managers approach their work.

5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. So I’m delighted to bring you this guest contribution by Elisa Cepale who lives and breathes this stuff in her day job. Elisa, over to you…. Elisa Cepale. I facilitate daily standup meetings for our support team.

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The oldest technique in risk management

Musings on Project Management

The oldest technique in the book, indeed before there were even books, is "acceptance" To drive a car is to accept the risk that the other driver isn't too drunk, too sleepy, too unskilled, too distracted, too whatever To take on debt is to accept the risk that you'll have the means to repay without bankrupting yourself To take on unsecured credit is to accept the risk (trust, really) that. Risk Management

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Best Collaboration Software of 2020 for Remote & In-House Teams

ProjectManager.com

Collaboration is more important than ever as more people are working from home and teams are distributed across the globe. Getting people to work together in a room is hard enough, but when they’re miles or even a time zone away it can feel close to impossible. Collaboration software is the grease that turns the collaboration wheel. It helps teams work better together.

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Working Backwards: A New Version Of Amazon?s ?Press Release? Approach To Plan Customer-Centric Projects

The Digital Project Manager

One of the many legacies of Steve Jobs was his annual product launch keynotes. The post Working Backwards: A New Version Of Amazon’s “Press Release” Approach To Plan Customer-Centric Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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Building virtual teams starts with effective kick-off meetings

Kiron Bondale

Remote teaming is not a new concept but physical distancing restrictions have forced many project managers who had never previously worked with teams of dispersed team members to quickly adapt. While this transition might create a few hiccups with a well established team it will much more challenging when we are working with teams whose members have never worked together.

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Accelerate Agile Project Management Success with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

In our current, fast-paced world, businesses need to be flexible to stay competitive. It isn’t the best who prevail, but those who can quickly adapt to new requirements. In IT—especially software development—traditional project management approaches are too rigid and out-of-date.

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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.

Managing All The Things Webinar

Girl's Guide to PM

In this webinar for PMI Phoenix Chapter, I talk about how to reframe your work and stay on top of your To Do list with creative strategies for managing everything — even when it feels like everything is a priority. Project managers are busier than ever. We need smart tactics for workload management and different ways to think about the work we do to prevent overwhelm and boost productivity. In this webinar, I discuss practical strategies to help you manage all the things on your To Do list.

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How to Develop Empathy for Better Work Results

Project Bliss

If you’ve wondered how to develop empathy, it is possible. It may be challenging at times, especially when dealing with difficult personalities or in a charged emotional state. But practicing empathy has a place even at work, and it’s possible to tap into it in appropriate situations. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy. It’s well established that emotional intelligence is a critical trait for strong leaders.

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Lessons Learned Template

ProjectManager.com

If you want better results from your team and your work, you should regularly stop to think about what was learned at the end of each project. This will get you thinking about what’s working well and what can be improved. To help you do this, we’ve created a lessons learned template for Excel. At the end of each project, fill out this worksheet and watch how a little bit of reflection can help you achieve better results at work! Get Your Free Lessons Learned Template: Download Now. Great!

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How To Write A Project Scope Statement That’ll Save Your Bacon

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Write A Project Scope Statement That’ll Save Your Bacon appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning Scope Management Topics

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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 can we evaluate risks more objectively?

Kiron Bondale

Objective : Expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations (Merriam-Webster). I responded to a discussion thread on ProjectManagement.com this week about categorizing risks and after doing so, I spent some time thinking about the impacts of bias on how we evaluate risks.

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Agile Infrastructure Transformation and TBM

Leading Agile

When I first thought of writing this article, I struggled with how best to talk to these perceived different approaches. Questions of how does Agile apply to infrastructure and what does TBM have to do with Agile were in my mind.

Regaining Trust: The Winners and Losers of a More Cautious Tomorrow

Leading Answers

People are smart, resourceful and inventive. We are also dumb and irrational. This combination makes forecasting nearly impossible. People build cities, express themselves through art, and push forward our understanding of the world through science and logic.

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The biases come out

Musings on Project Management

Under stress, the biases come out Not only do the risks change, but risk attitudes change as well The stakes may be higher; the consequences greater. Now is the time to revisit the best book ever written on risk management -- in my opinion "Against the Gods, The remarkable story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein is an excellent read and ambitious premise well delivered. Perhaps the best. Risk Management

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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.

RACI Matrix Template

ProjectManager.com

Team organization is the key to every large project. When every person knows exactly what his/her role is in the project, then success rates skyrocket. The RACI matrix (sometimes called RACI diagram or RACI chart) was created to ensure that all stakeholders are on the same page, and working together in unison. With our free RACI matrix template, you can get your own team organized and working better together. Get Your Free RACI Matrix Template for Excel: Download Now. ? Great!

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Workshop: Master Sprint Planning

The Digital Project Manager

This content is exclusive to DPM Pro Members! DPM Pro Members get: Instant access to. The post Workshop: Master Sprint Planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Members Only Webinars

Use the 7 Habits to create highly effective agile teams

Kiron Bondale

When Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s wrote his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, it was used by individuals for self-improvement but the same habits could also help teams in their journeys to greater agility. Be Proactive®. Dr. Covey wrote “ The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. “ Just as individuals should blame everything on others, agile teams need to own the mistakes which arise from their behavior.

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