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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15 essential project management tools

Moira Alexander

Top-level project managers are in high demand, thanks to the high-level leadership, knowledge and capabilities they bring to bear on vital business projects. But having the right set of tools is also essential to project management success. Project management tools and templates not only increase team productivity and effectiveness but also prepare the organization for changes brought about by high-impact projects.

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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?

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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Weighing Project Management Tools? Balance These Top 3 Criteria

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re an open-minded project manager, and you’re looking for the best project management tool for your team, you may feel like you’re high on. The post Weighing Project Management Tools? Balance These Top 3 Criteria appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Reviews Sponsored

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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.

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How do YOU define project failure?

Kiron Bondale

An early project management lesson learned is that it is a good practice to start with the end in mind, especially when it comes to defining what done looks like.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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?

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In defense of the Digraph

Kiron Bondale

I’ve found project risk management to be one of the weakest performed PMBOK knowledge areas in most organizations, even for those companies whose operational risk management practices are very mature.

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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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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This article was inspired by Ben Snyder’s book, Everything’s a Project. How can I deal with a project team member whose attitude sucks?”.

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Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

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

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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.

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In defense of Critical Chain

Kiron Bondale

One of the more subtle changes in the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide is the elimination of all references to Critical Chain Method (CCM).

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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.