February, 2017

What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict.

How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months.

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In support of strategic colocation

Kiron Bondale

A recent Harvard Business Review article provided the analysis on a research study conducted by Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor into potential benefits of strategic colocation.

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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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How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

So you’ve just run a retrospective at the end of your project and you have a good amount of feedback about your processes, your team, The post How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

There are no shortcuts in project management really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to speed things up?

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc.,

The Canvas Strategy

Zen Project Management

I’m making my way through the Tim Ferris' book Tools of Titans. It’s well over 600 pages but it has a lot of useful, interesting advice, though I'll admit some of it is a bit out there. He breaks the book up into three areas; Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. The book is really just a summary of podcasts done over the years with some other advice added in. One piece of advice I appreciated is what he called the canvas strategy. The idea really came from Ryan Holiday.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

Wrike

. . The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle.

E-Learning Tools For Project Managers

Arras People

For those working in project management that don’t have the time to go to a traditional class, all is not lost. There are now plenty of online options for anyone who wants to take business and management classes. There are also plenty of apps that can be used as tools as well.

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Join the conversation on Slack

The Digital Project Manager

Our goal is to elevate the conversation surrounding digital, leadership, and the world of digital project management., so we’re trying something new. Right now, on. The post Join the conversation on Slack appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

3 Things That Stop You Making the Right Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Chris Cook from The EntrePMeur. Project managers want to make the best decisions for themselves, the project, and the project team. In order to do so, project managers must be aware of biases.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Focus on individual impacts when communicating risks!

Kiron Bondale

A recent article by Uzma Khan and Daniella Kupor in Harvard Business Review adds support to the argument for keeping things simple when it comes to communicating risks.

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How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Let’s look at the project risks when there is no quality management plan. First, we may not meet customer’s needs and expectations.

Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. A project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project.

Taking a Career Break from Project Management

Arras People

We see people all the time who are looking to return to project management having taken some time out. Often the conversations focus on how to get back in after taking an extended break.

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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.

Dilbert on the challenges of project planning

The Digital Project Manager

The realities of any complex digital project – imperfect planning and clients that don’t get it. The post Dilbert on the challenges of project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

10 Things I Love About Managing Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Click the graphic to see it full size. 10 Things I love about managing projects. The variety. Today, IT, tomorrow talking to Marketing. Every day is different! Leading a team. Teamwork makes the day more interesting. The tech. Getting to try new apps. Problem solving.

Five expectations for agile tools…

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery does not mandate the use of software tools, but when scaling agile within large organizations with greater numbers of stakeholders, geographic distribution of pods, compliance requirements and similar enterprise challenges, tooling can improve efficiency and effectiveness.

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10 Content Marketing Infographics for Your 2017 Reading List

TimeCamp

We all know that infographics are in – according to the Google Trends data on infographics, their outstanding growth in search interest is obvious. Most of the marketers understand their role in delivering the best experience for content and the simplicity of sharing information this way.

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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.

Sustainable Development Goal #11 of 17 and Project Management, Sustainable Cities.

Green Project Management

In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #11 of 17, Sustainable Cities and Communities. This goal encompasses ten targets of sustainable development. The target stems from the following fact that: Half of humanity – 3.5

Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan

Wrike

Leaders always have to be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and meet fresh challenges. However, they’ll most likely reach successful outcomes with a thoughtful project management plan. What is a project management plan? It’s a road map that directs a team from the start date to completion.

The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development… and there’s a lot of choice.

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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.

Paymo Resource Scheduling

Paymo App

After months of hard work we’re back with a mega-update that will make 2017 your best planned year. We’re excited to bring Resource Scheduling to Paymo. Now you can visually manage your work, people and time bookings in a beautiful timeline.

150 Websites To Promote Your App!

TimeCamp

App promotion websites that you can use to quickly make your creation more popular. We know very well how hard it is to create a solid app – it takes time, patience, teamwork, and a lot of heart. Once we finish it, we would like it to get as many users, as possible, as we know […].

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

LiquidPlanner

We’ve been reading and writing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution —or Industry 4.0. Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers.

Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Resource management has been one of those topic areas that always seems to come up when project practitioners talk about specific challenges they face in programme and project management – I guess it’s because it is the people side of projects – the notoriously difficult bit.

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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.