May, 2017

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You have to change some elements, and retain others, as you redefine the context.

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Why is Project Management Important?

The Digital Project Manager

‘Why is project management important?’ ’ is an interesting question that clients sometimes pose. They’ll ask; ‘Can’t we just brief the team doing the work and manage. The post Why is Project Management Important? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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An Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting Needs Preparation

Arras People

The initial project kick-off meeting is a key stage in helping to deliver a successful project outcome and provides an opportunity to share the plan with the team and stakeholders.

5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

Girl's Guide to PM

This article by Jaime Capitel of ITM Platform reviews 5 key considerations and knowledge areas under which the main criteria for managing a project portfolio can be grouped.

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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130 Inspiring Project Management Quotes

The Digital Project Manager

Life as a project manager can be tough; if anyone needs inspiration to keep going with leading our projects and teams, it’s us. When you find. The post 130 Inspiring Project Management Quotes appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?

Arras People

Start-ups are definitely an exciting somewhat trailblazing type of organisation to be involved in or with. But they are definitely not for everyone and not those with a nervous disposition.

The PMP® Exam Is Changing! Here’s What’s New

Girl's Guide to PM

The world of project management education doesn’t stand still. It feels to me like the changes that happen are evolutionary rather than transformative, but it’s still good to see the methods and standards continue to develop.

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3 Ways to Create Your Project Manager Calendar


If you’re trying to plan your project calendar for the next month, quarter, or even year, you might be debating the best method to capture your madness. . You’re probably looking for a calendar that can capture all your tasks, their deadlines, assignees and show you where you have some wiggle room.

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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.

Five Ways to Improve Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Communication is the vehicle for successful projects. From the beginning to the end of a project, the project manager and team must plan, execute, and deliver the required products and services while interacting with stakeholders. What are you doing to improve your project communication?

What Does it Mean to Focus on Value?

Herding Cats

A common chant in the agile community is we focus on value. What does this mean? What are the units of measure of Value? How do we know we are actually producing the RIGHT Value? How much will it cost to produce this Value? When is this Value needed to actually be valuable?

Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Every digital agency I’ve come across seems to claim they’re they’re doing agency agile in some shape or form. The challenge today is what do. The post Agency Agile: 10 Agile Methods For Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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The Future Of Construction – BIM


Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a valuable tool in the hands of anyone who works in construction. There’s no doubt that, the concept of collaborative working is becoming more and more popular through the years.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner. In school, we were taught that 99% was an A+, and if you were the recipient of such a grade you would probably be accused of “blowing the curve” on the test for everyone else.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. You know it’s a hot topic and if you haven’t started exploring it, you may be feeling left behind.


10 Ways to Improve Your Project Presentations

Project Risk Coach

As a project manager, you will sometimes be asked to make presentations to a board, to a senior leader team, an external vendor, or to your organization. Here are opportunities to help your stakeholders understand your projects.

The Only Place for PMO People to Be This Summer

Arras People

It wasn’t that long ago that you would be hard pushed to find a presentation about PMO at a conference in the UK – luckily for you if you’re working in that field you now have a full day of it at the annual PMO Conference.

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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

Why Do Projects Fail? Stories of Project Failure, And Lessons Learned

The Digital Project Manager

Why is it that that so many IT projects fail? According to IBM only 40% of IT projects meet schedule, budget, and quality goals. Asking. The post Why Do Projects Fail? Stories of Project Failure, And Lessons Learned appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) need to be involved in strategic planning sessions alongside senior-level management. The foundation for overall business success and project initiatives starts here, making it imperative for executive sponsors to be in sync with project leadership out of the gate.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Emma Seaton-Smith

Girl's Guide to PM

Emma Seaton-Smith tells us about her path from jewellry making to project management and being nominated for the 2017 Rising Stars Award.

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60 Second PM: 5 Steps to the Perfect Project Meeting

Brad Egeland

Follow these 5 key steps for the best project meeting possible. Get great ongoing attendance and participation and help ensure everyone is on the same page. by following these 5 key concepts. ​

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Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

How to Communicate Risks

Project Risk Coach

How do you communicate risks? Some project managers rarely mention risks; others bore people to tears with too much information. Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks.

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Projects Don’t Have To Be Complex

Arras People

In the world of project management we all like to talk about “complex” projects – managing complex projects is seen as a role for more experienced PMs and “simple” projects for those new to project management.

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Microsoft Project Viewer for Cost-Savvy Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Before you start looking for a Microsoft Project Alternative, did you know there’s actually a way to open and read Microsoft Project.mpp files without. The post Microsoft Project Viewer for Cost-Savvy Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Are Projects Material to Non-Financial Reporting?

Green Project Management

The Rise of Sustainability (Non-Financial) Reporting I am often asked what I do for a living. When I explain that I work in sustainability I usually get an “oh, ok.” ” followed by a “what does that mean?” ” Therein lies the challenge.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Kate Morris

Girl's Guide to PM

Kate Morris, MSP, MoP, CSM, is a practising project manager and an Inspiring Women in Project Management. She is the Conference Convener for PMI Australia Conference 2017. I spoke to Kate about her current role and what it means to be taking the stage in front of such a significant audience.

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Technical Debt

The Clever PM

There’s always a fine balance to be found between making sure that your product is as buttoned-up as possible when it ships and the small (sometimes large) sacrifices that we have to ask our technical teams to make in order to just get the damn thing out the door. Within this gap lies the dreaded […]. Product Management Agile Backlog Culture Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Planning PM

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Construction Disputes: What You Need To Know


Putting together a successful construction project is most of the times a very tough and demanding procedure. A number of construction disputes may emerge if some of its stages haven’t been planned or properly executed.

Real PM: 4 Key Challenges for New Project Managers

Brad Egeland

New to project management? ​ My thoughts on the top challenges that new project managers encounter and how to overcome them

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.