June, 2021

5 Pre-Vacation Stress-Busting Tips for Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. When I’m on holiday I want to be, you know, actually on holiday. Enjoying my vacation time, chilling out with a cocktail and a barbeque and playing ball with my kids.

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Parametric Estimating: A Project Manager’s Guide with Examples

Girl's Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a top-down form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates.

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Back to Basics: A Master Class on the 4 Phases of the Project Life Cycle

Planio

If you build software for a living, you probably don’t think you have much in common with real estate developers, sculptors, or ancient Pharaohs. But every project–from redesigning a website to building the Colossus of Rhodes–follows the same four phases of the project life cycle : Initiation.

Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role.

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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Why Agile Transformations Fail & 3 Things To Start Doing Today

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why Agile Transformations Fail & 3 Things To Start Doing Today appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Insights Topics

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Watch what happens when new teams are formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals. Let's explore ways to improve the performance of your project teams.

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Project Management Communications Q&A

Girl's Guide to PM

Alexis Dondic has over 15 years of experience in the auto industry and more recently she has worked in a strategic communications role on projects. She also works as a trader and a coach.

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Estimating Projects: What you Need to Know

nTask

Estimating projects is part and parcel of project management for any project. However, estimating projects with accuracy is not always so successful. In fact, many of the issues in project management can be traced back to failed attempts at estimating projects.

Root Cause Analysis: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Issues arise in almost every project. But knowing there is an issue is one thing; figuring out how to resolve it is another. If you’re missing deadlines and the quality of your product or service is suffering, there’s a problem.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

10 Best Project Management Software With Invoicing

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Project Management Software With Invoicing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools PM Tools

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Before checking if your team is agile…

Kiron Bondale

(Thanks to Don for giving me some fodder for this week’s article). I’ve written previously about my three tests for assessing agility: are we delivering value to our stakeholders early and regularly, are we progressively improving quality, and are we helping our customers, team members and key stakeholders to be awesome.

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Five Ways to Improve Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Communication is the vehicle for successful projects. From the beginning to the end of a project, the project manager and team must plan, execute, and deliver the required products and services while interacting with stakeholders. What are you doing to improve your project communication?

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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

7 Best Business Intelligence Tools to Use in 2021

nTask

Some experts say that data or information is the most expensive thing in the world right now. Well, the more you know about a certain entity or an individual, the more you can do something about them.

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8 Free Excel Construction Templates

ProjectManager.com

Any construction project, no matter the size or scope, requires a wide range of documents. These documents must be thorough and clear, and using construction excel templates guarantees each document includes all the information it needs. .

The Lazy Project Manager introduces…

The Lazy Project Manager

Episode 1 – Meet Tim Stumbles of Office Timeline. A free Zoom gathering where Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager, introduces some of his friends from the wide world of project management. Episode one is Tim from Office Timeline. Book your free place today here [link]. And share the link with everyone you know. About the Me: Peter Taylor: Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’.

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How to Train a New Employee in an Ongoing Project?

Proofhub

When you have a new hire on an ongoing project the basic factor that needs to be kept in mind is compassion. The person is stepping into an unacquainted environment with people who are acquainted with each other.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

8 Ways You Can Better Respond to Unrealistic Demands

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey , an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re almost at the end of the quarter and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development in the months ahead… and there’s a lot of choice.

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5 Best Construction Project Management Software to Use in 2021

nTask

Whenever you are constructing a building or a structure of any kind, you always need to ensure that the foundation of the building is the strongest. The same goes for a construction business.

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Construction Project Manager Job Description (with Free Example!)

ProjectManager.com

The construction project manager role is a unique position, though it shares many of the attributes associated with any kind of project manager.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Training beyond IT teams

Growing Agile

Recently we’ve been training quite a few teams that do not have any link at all to software development. I thought I’d share a little about what we’ve changed in our training to adapt to a new context.

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An Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Manage Your Time and Plan Your Workday

Proofhub

You can’t control everything that happens each day of your life. However, it is possible to manage most of your daily activities effectively. To achieve the same, you must be adept at time management ?—?something something many people struggle with.

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The Path to Troubled Projects

Project Risk Coach

Every project manager wants to be successful, right? We start each project with intentions of delivering value for our organizations. So, how do projects fall into troubled waters? One day at a time. It's a gradual process, one that's often unnoticed.

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The Best PRINCE2 Exam Simulators

Girl's Guide to PM

I remember studying for my PRINCE2 exam and taking plenty of sample papers and mock tests. They were all on paper back then, and learning to deal with the style of questions and the time management required to get through the exam was as important as knowing your way around the manual.

A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

Perfecting The 30 60 90 Day Plan – Uses, Benefits, And Tips

nTask

The first 3 months of your new job are usually the most demanding. These 90 days play a fundamental role in defining your future in the company. To make the most of these crucial months, you can take help from the infamous 30 60 90 day plan.

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Schedule Performance Index (SPI): An Introduction

ProjectManager.com

If someone asked how much value you get from a day of work, what would you say? Odds are, you’d give one of the customary responses — a fair amount of value, not much value, a lot of value, etc. Unfortunately, these answers aren’t helpful and aren’t valuable to projects.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

Odissi is one of the classical dances of India from the coastal state of Odisha. Based on archeological evidence, it’s possibly the oldest living classical Indian dance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, notes in its web-archives that Odissi is two to three thousand years old.