June, 2020

15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management software tools are essential to manage projects efficiently. But they aren’t the answer to everything. In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. Most of what I use isn’t software-driven.

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Tips for Project Managers: How to Lead Your Project Team Through a Crisis


In many cases project managers find themselves in critical or uncertain situations, as every project has some unknown factors that have to be taken into account.

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How to Effectively Engage With Multiple Project Stakeholders


“Dear Elizabeth: I work with a difficult stakeholder population – there are a lot of them. My project has over a thousand people affected by the change my project is delivering, in multiple geographic locations.

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Float in Project Management: A Quick Guide


Projects are made up of a large number of tasks, and keeping track of those tasks is a primary role of a project manager. Sometimes, the tasks in a project all run smoothly and independently of each other, and there are no complexities.

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All hands abandon plans!

Kiron Bondale

Articles have been written about the importance of doing just enough planning to develop confidence in what we are proposing to do as well as the perils of either too much or too little planning.

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15 Virtual Team Building Activities for Passionate and Loyal Teams

Project Bliss

These virtual team building activities can help your team build stronger bonds and work better together. Even if they’re not in the same room or even the same city. Team building exercises are an intentional way of strengthening bonds across the team.

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Don’t ignore appetite when it comes to risk response!

Kiron Bondale

I’ll admit to being hyperbolic with the title of this article, but a question posed today in one of the project management LinkedIn discussion groups managed to sidetrack what I was intending to write about this week. The author asked what needs to be considered when planning risk responses.

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What Is Microsoft Project Management Software? (Guide To MS Project & MS Teams)

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is Microsoft Project Management Software? Guide To MS Project & MS Teams) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Marketing Project Management Software Tools

2020 184

The 12 Agile Principles. Part One.

Growing Agile

Much is said and written about the Agile Manifesto that if I were to write about it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be anything that hasn’t been said before.

2020 112

4 Must-Have Features for a Kanban Tool


There are many kanban tools on the market today, and they all have different feature sets. There are simple drag-and-drop tools for organizing to-do lists, planning systems for agile teams and hybrid tools for robust project management.

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How to Ace Your Virtual Project Management Interviews

Arras People

With the world of remote working now the “new normal” for many of us who were used to working in offices; it feels like an age ago since we were able to work face to face with our colleagues, hang out around the water cooler or drop by a colleagues desk for a catch-up.

2020 286

How to Identify and Hire a Strong Project Manager


Hiring a new project manager can be stressful and time-consuming. Most employers are looking for the perfect mix of ability and skills, and for someone with a personality that fits with the team’s culture.

2020 81

4 Key Indicators your PMO Maturity is Lagging


PMO maturity has become a prominent focus for organizations that want to transform the way they approach project management (PM), manage operational processes and enhance overall business growth and development.

2020 78

Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann. Are you biased as a project manager? You might be surprised! In this article we’ll talk about the different types of bias in project management. Roland Hoffman. A project manager is the linchpin of a successful project.

2020 315

PM Candidates: 5 Legitimate Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Brad Egeland

Are you a candidate for a new project management position in your organization or at another company and you are preparing for the interview? If so, there are some strategies that can help you. One, is to ask a few pointed questions to get detailed information about the PM infrastructure.

2020 129

7 Tips for a Smooth Virtual Meeting


Virtual meetings are commonplace in our digitally connected world. Whether they are used to connect teams from different countries, or to bring employees who work from home together for a conference call, virtual meetings can be crucial to a company’s success.

2020 316

7 Ways to Improve Project Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Why do so many projects come in late and over budget? Poor estimates are often a major factor in these projects. So, let's look at 7 ways to improve project estimates. Define the project work One of the top reasons for poor estimates is poor project definition.

“Organize Around Products/Services” is a great addition to the Disciplined Agile principles

Kiron Bondale

The Disciplined Agile (DA) principles were recently refactored and as part of this refactoring, a principle was added: “Organize Around Products/Services” While it is just one of the eight principles, this new one aligns very well with lean thinking.

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Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

Arras People

The economic impact of Coronavirus in the UK (and around the world) has so far been huge, with some comparing the situation to the “Great Recession” of 2008.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Consider this. You’ve recently been asked to take over an existing project. Your handover hasn’t been that great. The previous project manager might have moved on to do something else and you’ve got the project as part of an internal reshuffle of resources. Or they might have left the company.

2020 352

Why I Wrote The Book Metagility: Managing Agile Development For Competitive Advantage

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why I Wrote The Book Metagility: Managing Agile Development For Competitive Advantage appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

2020 195

What are the Components of a Project Plan?


According to PMI , project planning is a procedure that involves the strategic management of the processes related to the project, generally known as “Knowledge Areas.”

2020 114

If the Shu fits?

Growing Agile

Blogging doesn’t come naturally for me, I find it hard to find topics to write about that I think other people will find interesting. Why would anyone read something I wrote? Imposter Syndrome hits us all in different ways I guess.

2020 155

Does your Product Owner have a high OQ?

Kiron Bondale

An article from Harvard Business Review reminded me that becoming an effective Product Owner (PO) requires a lot more than interpersonal skills, empowerment, capacity and even product knowledge.

2020 195

IR35 in the private sector – Update

Arras People

Whilst many contractors celebrated the decision postpone the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes earlier in the year; the legislation is slowly creeping through the Houses of Parliament as part of the Finance Bill, ready for implementation in April 2021.

2020 257

10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

2020 255

AMA: Agile Is Working With My Clients (With Ben Novack)

The Digital Project Manager

This content is exclusive to DPM Pro Members! DPM Pro Members get: Instant access to. The post AMA: Agile Is Working With My Clients (With Ben Novack) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Members Only Workshops

2020 170

The 10 Most Important Project Management Skills


It would be difficult to name a profession that requires a larger or more varied skill set than project management. Today’s project managers are expected to have specific industry knowledge, strong communication skills, and top-notch quantitative abilities, just to name a few.

2020 119

Reset, Refocus: 2 Concepts and 8 Tips for Making Progress During the Pandemic

Leading Answers

It is a dilemma. We need to move forward. Not just to make progress on projects, but also to give people something else to focus on beyond the tragedy and fear filling the news. At the same time, we need to be sensitive to how people have been impacted. We need to demonstrate support and empathy.

2020 95

Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

PM Basics

This is complete guide on leadership in project management. The cool thing about it? It’s full of practical tips. It fully comes from my practical experience in managing software development projects for nine years. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice?

Value system as a business doctrine

Musings on Project Management

Consider, if you will, this value system arranged as a Belief and an Operating Principle, adapted from "Maximizing Project Value" Chapter 1 (one of my books): Quality is free: We value doing the right job (value adding) in the right way (training and skill development) the first time (correct systemic errors). There is no substitute for ethical, honest, and transparent transactions: As. Project Value

2020 163

4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done. However, stakeholder management is a very narrow way of looking at how we work with people on projects to achieve a common goal.

2020 310

Connecting Talent and Technology in Today’s Economic Climate


The global impact of COVID-19 and the resulting economic uncertainty are having a profound effect on many industries.

2020 78

The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development


“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew, Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west, But after they have worked for me, I give them all a rest.”.

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