October, 2017

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? Perhaps these individuals are influencing you through a blog, online videos, online courses, or books.

7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I can’t be the only one who thinks that with better productivity tools for teams, we’d be more… productive.

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20 Easy-to-Use Assertive Communication Skills for Confidence and Respect

Project Bliss

Photo credit @hengfilms. In your workplace, you communicate regularly with many people: stakeholders, customers, and other team members. You’ll encounter demands and excuses and deadlines. Schedules can be demanding, and workloads can be stressful.

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How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this.

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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?

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Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. How far do you think your company goes supporting project managers? Do you have all the skills you need to meet the challenges of your upcoming projects?

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder? There are many possible options where you can apply the valuable skills you’ve honed as a project manager. I previously wrote about the different career paths that can lead to project management.

2017 257

6 Tips for Becoming a Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

We can always get better. Many of us have a long way to go.some are closer to the top than others. But improvement should always be the goal. We can always be serving our project, team and customers better tomorrow than we are today. But how do we get there?

2017 216

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Project Managers (PMs) live and die by the Plan.

2017 204

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

The Four Pillars Of Resource Management And Why They Matter

The Digital Project Manager

Resource management is often forgotten about in the world of project management, overshadowed by the actual workings of a project. But as a result, projects. The post The Four Pillars Of Resource Management And Why They Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools Sponsored

2017 218

How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This is a guest post by Helena Liu. Helena Liu. Once you leave school and enter the workforce, trying to learn new things can be a challenge.

The Value of Project Management in the Ministry: How Pastor Terrell Monger Uses Project Management in his Church

Project Bliss

When you think of using project management skills, there are some industries that come to mind first. Technology, construction, healthcare, financial services, and law are some of the top industries hiring project managers right now, according to this article.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

Last month I had the pleasure of joining the Delivery Club in Central London.

2017 185

10 Questions: Tricia Cervenan

The Clever PM

One of the things that I love about the Product Management community here in Seattle is how close-knit we are, so when I reached out to Tricia Cervenan, a fellow Product Manager and General Assembly instructor, for her thoughts on the industry, the role, and what it means to her, I was not disappointed. I […]. Product Management 10 Questions Agile Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Problem Solving Roles UCD

2017 183

5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier

The Digital Project Manager

When setting out to write this, I intended to focus on our agency’s slight (but important) shift to Scrum in recent months. This is happening. The post 5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

How To Do Document Version Control

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Do Document Version Control , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. A reader got in touch recently and asked for more info on document version control. Version control is used for lots of different project management assets.

Slapping projects on top of the day job – what’s your solution?

Ron Rosenhead

Most of the articles written on this blog site come from a mix of research, working with clients and stories told to me. This one is a mix of working with clients and a story told. Let me set the scene.

2017 260

7 Habits of Effective Project Teams

Brad Egeland

​ A key premise of our three-step framework for collaborative project management is team members are engaged in their work and are willing to contribute to the project in a meaningful way.

2017 181

Career Paths for Those Interested in Project Management

Green Project Management

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” Laurence J. Peter. 2011, The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong (p.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

4 Questions You Should Never Ask A Developer (And What To Ask Instead)

The Digital Project Manager

In the digital industry, project managers and development resources may be cut from the same cloth, but perhaps from opposite ends of the tapestry. The post 4 Questions You Should Never Ask A Developer (And What To Ask Instead) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 185

How to Respond to Difficult Presentation Questions

Project Risk Coach

Improve your project presentation skills Project managers often give presentations to groups such as senior leaders, boards, and third-party vendors. The truth is most people are afraid of public speaking. After all, we may make a mistake and be criticized.

2017 222

Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. In this interview, major projects PM Karlene Agard and I talk about how to set up a project right and then discuss lessons learned.

2017 219

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma, a management buzzword that seems to persist and many don't understand. But what is it and how is it related to Project Management? Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation.

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

5 Reasons Why You Should Try STARS for Managing Projects and Collaborating

Brad Egeland

In my next “5 Reasons Why” installment, I am reviewing 5 reasons why you should be trying STARS for managing projects and collaborating with your team. STARS is a cloud-based, digital kanban solution that remains lightweight despite its powerful feature set.

2017 181

Knowledge and utility

Musings on Project Management

"The real test of knowledge is not whether it is true, but whether it empowers us. Scientists usually assume no theory is 100 per cent correct. Consequently, truth is a poor test for knowledge. The real test is utility. A theory that enables us to do things constitutes knowledge." Youval Harari And, so what's the argument here? It seems to be: Knowledge which has no practical utility is like. Project Management Project Value utility

2017 174

The Little-Bit-Lost Lady Boss

The Digital Project Manager

I am ready to leave my job however, my husband was laid off 3.5 months ago. He has an MBA and was the breadwinner so I'm now supporting the family - but feel like I'm losing the fire inside me while staying in a stagnant role.

2017 181

Five Bad Communication Habits to Avoid

Project Risk Coach

When I teach project management, I often ask, “What are the top contributors to challenged or failed projects?” Without exception, I hear—poor communication. Project managers understand the importance. How can we improve? Let’s look at five bad communication habits to avoid and what to do about each.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.