February, 2017

Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products.

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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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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.

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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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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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37 Practical Ways to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Are you looking for ways to improve your project communication? You’re not alone. Most project managers know that 90% of their time is spent in communicating – hearing, speaking, and seeking to understand.

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The Dangerous Myth of “Consensus”

The Clever PM

As Product Managers, we’re often involved in making decisions and driving others to decisions that need to be made — sometimes dragging them kicking and screaming toward the future. And in doing so, there’s often an undercurrent of “reaching consensus” that runs through discussions and permeates meetings comprised of varying people with a wide breadth […].

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What Project Management Training Do Project Practitioners Really Value?

Arras People

That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today. We’ve also covered what practitioners think about: the new Chartered Status, recently awarded to the Association of Project Management (APM).

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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.

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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Gambling leadership

Musings on Project Management

Every [leader] is a gambler Admiral John McCain (the senator's father) Admiral Halsey's air commander, WW II in the Pacific. And, so what do we make of that idea?* To exert leadership, do we layer a propensity to gamble on top of the usual uncertainty that goes along with projects? Is it additive, or compounding? As a gambler, should we expect certain rules to apply. as in poker? risk decision Risk Management

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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Are You An Intentional Project Manager?

Project Risk Coach

10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate This is a great time for you to be an intentional project manager. There have never been more opportunities for you to achieve your project goals and make an impact on your world.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why is Change So Damn Hard!?

The Clever PM

One of the primary things that Product Managers are constantly working on is change — changing the way people view our customers, changing the way our customers view our product, changing the culture of our company to be more agile, changing peoples’ minds about what’s important and what’s not…the list goes on and on. And, […]. Product Management Culture Influence Leadership PM Psychology Trust Uncertainty

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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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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.,

?Good Meetings are Hard to Find

Brad Egeland

Does anyone really like meetings? To me, they are necessary evils. Unless it’s my meeting, then it’s just plain necessary. You know what I mean, right? It’s like a phone call. One person is making the call and wants to make the call.

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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.

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.

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Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Last week, I talked about How to Develop a Quality Management Plan. Today, I’d like to share common quality management mistakes. Being aware of these failure points can help you and your project teams to identify and manage quality risks. Quality Management Mistakes. Failure to Define Quality.

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Are we all on the same page?

Ron Rosenhead

On project management courses I use the 5 principles of project management so ably developed by Glen Alleman*.

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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.

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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Kanban models

Musings on Project Management

Looking for a Kanban model for your WIP -- work in process? How about the simplest? DO -- DOING -- DONE? Normal 0. false false false. EN-US X-NONE X-NONE. agile planning Project Management

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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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10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate: Poor Communication [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. This video is part of the Intentional Project Manager online course to help project managers improve their interpersonal skills. Click here to enjoy the entire course.

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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.

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

Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

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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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?How to Use Emotional Intelligence for Enhanced Team Collaboration

Brad Egeland

If you needed to improve your team’s overall productivity, what would you do? I imagine you may develop project templates; invest in some time-management training; create a collaborative project site; delegate work; help your team prioritize and communicate more efficiently, and so on.

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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.