December, 2016

12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you feeling festive? I am! I can’t wait until the Christmas break and I’ve already started on the mince pies and mulled wine. Here’s the traditional 12 Days of Christmas carol reimagined for project managers. Enjoy and please share!

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Project Management Books: 20 Best Books for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Check out our list of 20 of the very best project management books. Whether you're a newbie, beginner, advanced or experienced project manager, we’ve done the reading for you so you can find one to match your level of project management experience. The post Project Management Books: 20 Best Books for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2016 192

Does Size Matter?

Arras People

A recent edition of Recruiter magazine (13th October) included an article entitled “Piecing together a staffing dilemma” which investigated whether organisations should pick a super agency or select a group of specialists as they look to staff up for the future.

2016 189

So what’s in your company’s project management dictionary?

Kiron Bondale

We often joke that the only correct answer to a project management question is “ It depends! “ Many of us would also agree that the right approach to deliver a project is one which is tailored to fit its context, complexity and the culture in which it will be managed.

2016 164

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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10 Agile Tools for agile project management

The Digital Project Manager

Agile is everyone’s favorite project management and delivery buzzword, but what agile tools can you use to help successfully run an agile project? In this. The post 10 Agile Tools for agile project management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Featured General Tools

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Applying for Project Management Jobs at the Right Level

Arras People

I’ve been trying to apply for positions at a certain salary level but I’m not sure if my resume reflects my experience at that level, what would you advise?

2016 182

Are you missing a musketeer on your projects?

Kiron Bondale

Ask someone which delivery roles are critical to successfully completing a project and you will get a wide range of recommendations. Three of the more common roles likely to be stated include a project lead, a requirements lead and a solution lead.

2016 158

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

All project work is uncertain. Uncertainty comes in two types - Reducible (Epistemic) and Irreducible (Aleatory). These uncertainties create the risk to the success of all projects.

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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.

What is Your Favorite Project Scheduling Tool?

Brad Egeland

What is your favorite Project Scheduling tool and why? What is your favorite hard-core project scheduling tool for task management on the projects you manage? * Why do you like it or use it? Submit

2016 88

Thanking the GirlsGuideToPM Community (That’s You)

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I received two emails that changed the way I think about this blog. The first was from a lecturer in Africa who teaches project management to female students. He said he uses this site to show that it’s a real job that women can excel at.

2016 236

How-to: Stay sane as a remote project manager

The Digital Project Manager

If you work as a remote project manager, this one’s for you! Earlier this year, Galen Low wrote a brilliant article on how to manage. The post How-to: Stay sane as a remote project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

2016 158

What’s the Most Useful Project Management Training Course You’ve Taken?

Arras People

Imagine if you could gain a list of which project management training courses other project practitioners have taken which they’ve found the most useful in their career? What about a list of all the ones to perhaps avoid?

2016 173

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Are your artifacts advantageous?

Kiron Bondale

Project management methodologies define policies, principles and practices. Methodologies will also usually mandate the completion of some standard artifacts.

2016 141

A Reminder of the Pseudo-Science of #NoEstimates

Herding Cats

When you hear. NoEstimates is a hashtag for the topic of exploring alternatives for making decisions in software development. That is, ways to make decisions with "No Estimates". Think about the conjecture.

2016 94

Content Marketing as a part of Inbound Strategy

TimeCamp

This is a continuation of our previous article – Introduction to Content Marketing. Today, we will explain the differences between outbound and inbound marketing, and explain the main assumptions of the latter.

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen.

2017 226

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.

Project Management Lifecycle: The complete guide

The Digital Project Manager

Confused about what the project management lifecycle is all about? In this complete guide to the project management lifecycle, we’ll give the lowdown with handy. The post Project Management Lifecycle: The complete guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2016 154

Moving On in a PMO Career

Arras People

I’m working in a PMO at the moment and looking to move on in my career over the next year. Is there any advice you can give to help me get prepared.

2016 168

How do your pods divide and conquer?

Kiron Bondale

A good practice with agile delivery is to keep team sizes small to reduce the number of communication channels.

2016 141

How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

Innovative project teams are increasingly becoming an invaluable asset for corporations.

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.

15 Amazing Productivity Apps for Your iPhone, Part One.

TimeCamp

Smartphones are wonderful devices. Their advanced computing abilities allow us to perform practically any activity that once required a computer.

2016 83

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar recently about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic.

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new. As everyone is aware, the landscape of available project management and PM-related tools has changed greatly over the years.

2017 83

Getting Moving with Agile Projects

Arras People

The fundamentals of project management normally focuses on areas like planning, resource management, risk management and stakeholder management. In the year 2016 it also includes understanding Agile – as I found out at a recent project management event being run by Hemsley Fraser in London.

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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.

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Career In 2017

Fix my Project Chaos

Are you stuck in a career rut and feel unsure of what your next move should be? We’re going to share with you 10 ways to kick start your career in 2017. Our new e-book is a fantastic resource to help you achieve this also.

2017 82

Empower Your Team With the Final LiquidPlanner Update of 2016

LiquidPlanner

The final LiquidPlanner update of 2016 is here! And so is the most wonderful time of the year: crunch time. Businesses around the world are pushing projects to the finish line and rushing seasonal orders; teams are reflecting on the past year and setting goals for 2017–all simultaneously.

2016 78

Logically Fallacious Friday

Herding Cats

20 Logical Fallacy Found in Agile and related topics. Appeal to ignorance – Thinking a claim is true (or false) because it can’t be proven true (or false). Ad hominem – Making a personal attack against the person saying the argument, rather than directly addressing the issue.

2016 77

Merry Christmas [We’re taking a break now]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s been an incredible year, and with 2017 shaping up to be another 12 months of political and social change, I want to wish you the best of the season for what is traditionally a very tolerant and forgiving time.

2016 182

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.