October, 2017

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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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

2017 188

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.

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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Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

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

2017 161

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 182

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.

2017 158

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?

2017 192

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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 188

Understanding your Value in the Project Management Market

Arras People

Last week’s Project Challenge saw Arras People’s Managing Director, John Thorpe, deliver a session to visitors called Understanding your Value in the Project Management Market. It’s a question that we get asked a lot – how much am I worth?

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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

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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).

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.

Sustainable Development Goal #17 of 17. Partnership for the Goals and Project Management.

Green Project Management

At the UN Global Compact Leadership Summit, our 5th, as a stakeholder, it was stated as part of the plenary that business cannot thrive if the people and the planet aren’t. This also includes that the 17 UN SDGs are on target. They are universal, transcend borders, industry, and societies.

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.

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.

Getting Things Done Smarter: 10 Best Productivity Articles! 8/10/27


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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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 154

Horseshoes and hand grenades? Don’t forget about projects!

Kiron Bondale

It is a common practice in many organizations to do a thorough post-mortem once a major project issue has occurred to understand why it happened, how effectively the team responded to it, and what might be learned from it to avoid or reduce impacts from similar causes in the future.

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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.

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.

Ask a Project Manager: How to Find an International PM Job


Dear Elizabeth: I have been working in project management across several industries for several years – although not formally as a ‘Project Manager’. My spouse (a soon-to-be-retired Army Officer) and I are going through the formal PMP® training now to complete the test by January.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context.

5 Tips to Ensure Your Remote Team Meets Deadlines


Time tracking is usually a challenging endeavor, and it becomes even more daunting if you are working with a remote team. With the tendencies in the world of employment, outsourcing is becoming a huge thing, and this means that the chances of you working with a remote team are rather significant.

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 151

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

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?

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 156

Yes, Your Team Needs a Project Manager. Here’s Why


During the annual budget cycle, portfolio planning or even the adhoc “just-go-do-it” project, project management resource planning and funding can be marginalized and even entirely overlooked.

See Dysfunction? Find Root Cause Before Going Any Further

Herding Cats

When we hear about some dysfunction and then hear about the fix for that dysfunction, without any Root Cause Analysis - Ignore it. No corrective action for any dysfunction of any kind is credible without identifying the Root Cause of the dysfunction.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.