June, 2018

Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma.

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7 Ways To Stay Motivated & Productive During the Summer At Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Once the weather starts to change and temperatures start to heat up, project managers from all industries start to have something in common: it’s hard to stay motivated on your project when you’d rather be outside! I am not an ‘outside’ person.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation.

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How To Start Your Projects Right. A Complete Guide To Project Initiation

The Digital Project Manager

The beginning of a project: the calm before the storm or a manic rush to get things sorted ready for the core work to start? Whichever way it happens, the start of a project is critical to its future success.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How To Improve Schedule Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had an executive ask how long a project will take before the project started? Yeah, I've been there too. When asked, PAUSE. Be careful about how you respond. Because your credibility is at hand.

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How to Ask for a Raise (and Get One)

ProjectManager.com

With an ever expanding global workforce and a recent emphasis on bigger checks for upper management, raises for reliable employees can be hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting them. They’re just not handed out as freely.

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Social Skills for Project Managers: Interview with Geoff Crane [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you gain influence with body language? What should you be aware of for managing stress in the workplace as a project manager? Geoff Crane and I discuss all that, plus better listening and manspreading! There’s a transcript below if you prefer to read more about our chat.

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IR35 in the Private Sector Back on the Agenda

Arras People

Project management contractors and those looking to move into this rewarding space are hopefully aware that the Off-Payroll working (in the Private sector) consultation has finally commenced.

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The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. They are not just. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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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?

Project Risk Management: Do You Have the Facts?

Project Risk Coach

Are your projects rooted in facts or hearsay? Knowing the facts puts you in the driver's seat. Because the facts provide points of reference in which we can better judge the significance of things and where there is uncertainty. So, where do facts come into play in risk management? rocket.

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Do This Each Day to Keep Your Projects Moving Forward

Project Bliss

If you’re managing multiple projects at once, it can be easy to give all your attention to the most difficult projects. It’s easy to stay focused on the riskiest, or the one with the loudest customer, or the most complex.

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10 Ways to Cope with a Lazy Coworker

ProjectManager.com

Lazy coworkers — there’s at least one in every office. They’re the ones who come in late, take a long lunch and leave early. They always have an excuse to explain their behavior and can even be apologetic. But what good is saying sorry if the actions remain the same?

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How to Thrive as an Accidental Project Manager [Video interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video I talk to Simon Harris about how to thrive as an accidental 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.

10 Strategies for Managing Multiple Projects at Once

LiquidPlanner

Hands up if you are managing multiple projects? Yes, I thought so! A while back in my career I had the luxury of managing a big project and that was all I did. I use the term “luxury” lightly because it was hard work, but at least my brain was always in the same space each day.

The Truth About Transformations

Leading Answers

Transformations are flavor of the month. It is no longer enough to launch “initiatives,” “programs” or “projects” to undertake work. Instead, we launch agile transformations, digital transformations and productization transformations. They sound more revolutionary, more dramatic and further reaching.

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10 Ways to Become a Better Project Manager

Project Risk Coach

Are you a better project manager today than you were a year ago? In what ways do you want to grow in the next year? Schedule management. Cost management. Requirements management. Leadership.

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How warm are your stakeholders about Information Radiators?

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators can help stakeholders remain informed and can reduce effort spent by a team in handling requests for updates but to reap these benefits we must ensure that the information published meets their needs.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Looking to Improve Project Performance - Check Out these PM Tools and Services for Better Results

Brad Egeland

In this latest installment in what is becoming a potentially monthly offering, I'm presenting five more project management related tools and services that PM professionals should be checking out.

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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Girl's Guide to PM

On 13 June 2018 I went to the PMO Conference in London. It’s one of the few conferences that is specifically focused on PMO practices, process, tools and people. I don’t think of myself as really a PMO person so I wasn’t sure what I would get out of it.

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Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

Online PM Courses

There are two reasons why Project Estimation is a big deal for project managers. First, it’s extremely hard to do well. And second, poor estimates are often a primary reason for a project cost or schedule over-run.

Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Moira Alexander

What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called “sprints” to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Although incremental software development methods go as far back as 1957, agile was first discussed in depth in the 1970s by William Royce who published a paper on the development of large software systems.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Project Management Tools: Work Plans, Action Logs, or Both?

LiquidPlanner

“Dear Elizabeth: I use very simple tools to manage my projects. My projects are small scale, and I generally just verbally update my client or send a weekly progress note. I have a work plan, which is a list of activity areas with sub-tasks down one column and dates across the top.

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Have courage!

Kiron Bondale

When we think of the characteristics of a good team player, we tend to come up with attributes such as demonstrating selflessness, possessing empathy, or being a good communicator.

2018 170

Agile and Plan-Do-Check-Act

Musings on Project Management

This is not as stuffy as it sounds: Plan-Do Check-Act -- Plan-do-check-act (PDCA) envisions planning--just enough, and gasp! perhaps an estimate as well--for what is to be done, then doing it—that is the plan-do. Next, measure results—measuring is the. check activity (did someone say: accountability?)—and and Then act on the measurement results. To act in the. PDCA sense means to reflect upon. agile planning Quality

Post-Industrial Project Management

Leading Answers

Introduction. We know old concepts that govern agriculture do not apply to industry. Engineers do not consult the weather or growing seasons before designing machinery.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

We’re honored to republish this blog post ‘Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing’ by Andrea Fryrear which was originally published in the Agile Sherpas blog!

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The top 5 change management tools

Moira Alexander

Change is a constant in the workplace — especially in the era of digital transformation. Thankfully, several vendors offer change management tools to help smooth any transition. Deploying change management tools can help reduce confusion and uncertainty, and communicate the impact of changes throughout your organization.

How to Conduct a Risk Assessment for Your Project

LiquidPlanner

One of the biggest challenges of project management is dealing with risks and opportunities. How do I build a work breakdown structure if I don’t know what’s going to be a problem down the road? How do I build my team if the challenges are unknown? How do I effectively leverage good news?

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