July, 2018

Managing a Strategic Project Portfolio

Planview

Here is a common scenario: You spend months participating in annual planning. If you are part of the process that collects the list of projects, you are spending ridiculous hours collecting and consolidating. Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy?

Easy Ways to Build Rapport with Remote Team Members

Project Bliss

Building trust with your team is critical. And taking time to build rapport with remote team members is just as important as building strong relationships with those in the office.

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Aligned expectations and established priorities: learn about the stack methodology and its benefits

Runrun.it

A lack of time is the bugbear of the 21st-century business world. A thousand things to do, employees to manage and a never-ending list of urgent tasks are all now part of every manager’s daily routine. Everything needs to be delivered immediately, and things can easily spiral out of control.

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

Great projects often start with great hopes and expectations. But if a project isn’t initiated correctly, then those hopes and expectations aren’t anchored in a solid foundation, and your project can drift off course and head for disaster. That might seem overly dramatic, but it’s true.

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?

10 Practical Time Management Tips For When Everything is a Priority

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m pleased to be working with Resource Guru to bring you this article packed with our tried-and-tested time management tips for work. What is it with work these days? When are we going to be able to catch our breath?

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Professional Development for the PMO Professional

Arras People

The people who support project managers – project co-ordinators; project support officers; project analysts and controllers – have had a raw deal when it came to professional development.

2018 278

How to Become a Project Manager (From Any Role)

PM Basics

There are way too many career paths to becoming a Project Manager. Each industry has its own rules. Each company has its vision of leadership and management. The process of becoming a project manager is confusing and unpredictable. I get it! I’ve been there.

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Avoid Communication Breakdown

The Lazy Project Manager

Data Visualization Software for Effective Project Plan Communication. I was taught a truth in my early project management days – reporting is not communicating!

2018 245

10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

ProjectManager.com

Fast, cheap or good — choose two. Are you tired of hearing that? One of the biggest challenges of every project manager is project constraints. They limit a project, and they can quickly endanger your project’s success.

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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 Best Meeting Minutes Transcription Software: An Independent Test and Review

Girl's Guide to PM

My goodness, this article has been a mammoth job to put together. But I think you’ll be interested in the results of my tests.

7 Things You Should Not Do When Identifying Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Known and unknown, internal and external, upside and downside—risks are woven into the fabric of every project. Project managers can waste a lot of time due to poor risk management. In today’s article, let’s look at seven things not to do when identifying project risks. Don’t wait.

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Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

Arras People

The Project Management Conference, PM Summit (which takes place in Dublin) have recently carried out some research which stated that 40% of project managers (52,000 sample size) suffered from prolonged stress.

2018 278

What Does it Feel Like to be a Project Manager (True Story)

PM Basics

You might have a wrong understanding of a Project Manager’s Role. The title may command authority and leadership to you. It is not that simple. In this article, I want to shed some light on what does it feel like to be a project manager. There are three distinct stages: 1.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Transformation is More Than Just Having an Agile Checklist

Leading Agile

As a consultant, I get to see a lot of different organizations and work with a variety of teams. By now, virtually everyone has at least heard of agile and read the manifesto.

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The 23 Best Project Manager Interview Questions

ProjectManager.com

Before you can plan, execute and successfully complete a project, you must hire a project manager to manage it. A project manager is a difficult position to fill. They need a wide swath of skills, from a knowledge of methodologies to a mastery of communication.

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How Eric Got A PM Job (And How You Can Too)

Girl's Guide to PM

Luis Peluffo, a career coach who helps people get their dream project management job, shared this in our Facebook group. With his permission I wanted to pass it on here. I think it shows how project managers, and people who want to make a career in project management, have to be self-motivated.

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Are You Making These Risk Response Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers make timely responses to risks, resulting in positive progress toward their project goals. Others act haphazardly, resulting in undesirable consequences. Let's look at some common risk response mistakes and how to overcome them. So, what do I mean by risk response mistake?

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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?

21 Ways To Improve Your Project Today

Arras People

2018 236

10 ways to maintain consistent project quality

Hydra

10 ways to maintain consistent project quality. Quality matters! Quality separates the professional from the amateur and it takes commitment, focus and sometimes courage, to maintain consistent project quality and deliver it within budget. Project Management

2018 216

Project management training – 30% off our great courses….

Ron Rosenhead

I have been asked many times to run a course, a workshop or facilitate a specific project management event for a client. One thing that is evident is the real pressure on people’s time. It is becoming increasingly difficult to release staff for project management training, or training of any kind.

2018 208

How to Be Happy at Work (Happier, at Least)

ProjectManager.com

Happiness is elusive. Everyone seems to strive for it and is unhappy with the effort and the mixed results. That’s because even if you achieve happiness, it’s only temporary. Happiness can’t exist without its opposite, unhappiness. That brings us to work. Unhappiness on the job feels epidemic.

2018 326

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 Become a Project Manager: 3 Ways to Get A Job

Girl's Guide to PM

The projects that you read about in the media are often high profile, with budgets in the multimillions or even billions.

2018 276

It’s Easy to Miss Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

It's easy to miss project risks. And, until a project manager has identified the threats and opportunities, the risks cannot be managed properly. Projects rise and fall with the project manager's ability to properly identify and manage their most significant risks.

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HMRC to Clamp Down on Freelance “Non-Repayable Loans!”

Arras People

Whilst many contractors and employers are currently worrying about the impact and implications of changes to the Off-Payroll Worker legislation (IR35) there is another group of freelancers who are dealing with the fall-out from being remunerated through “non-repayable loans” from an umbrella company.

2018 236

Can Persuasive Sales Representative Become the Future Leads in Project Management

Taskque

Sales professionals and project managers are professionally worlds apart. However, who could’ve thought that people in sales have the potential to actually turn into a really successful project manager? Well, for starters, I experienced it.

2018 205

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.

The perils of percentage availability…

Kiron Bondale

Through education or experience most of us learn early in our project management careers about the dangers of using percentage complete for any activity where the work completed cannot be reliably measured. This is unfortunately the case for most knowledge-based work.

2018 203

7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Customer-centric leadership is essential in today’s business climate. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains more and cites these well-known brands as excellent examples of customer-centric leadership. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! In Review – 7 Lessons for Customer-Centric Leadership.

PMO Lifecycles: Interview with Bill Dow [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

At the PMO Conference on 13 June 2018, Bill Dow gave a presentation about PMO maturity, reporting and building credibility as a PMO team through the use of the right metrics.

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