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.

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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.

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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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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

2017 105

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.

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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

Wrike

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.

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Agile is a popular term these days, and you likely hear it a lot. But what is it and what’s the difference between agile vs waterfall methodology? If you feel left behind and want to catch up fast, this post is for you.

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The Future Of Construction – BIM

Geniebelt

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.

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 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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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.

2017 78

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.

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Stakeholder Engagement Communication

Fix my Project Chaos

To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment.

2017 34

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.

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.

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

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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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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.

2017 74

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.

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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.

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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5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

LiquidPlanner

In manufacturing, time is money. Every delay, machinery breakdown, and defective product adds up and, ultimately, hurts the bottom line. But following structured project management methods can help companies reduce delays, stay on budget, and deliver quality products.

Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile

The Digital Project Manager

Time to Inspect About “The Agile Model” Agile has been around for a very long time now. In this time, we have experienced and continue. The post Is There A Perfect Agile Model? What You Should Know About Agnostic Agile appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

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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Positive Leadership In Project Management

Fix my Project Chaos

In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks with experienced project and program manager Kate Morris about the art of positive leadership. Kate is passionate about encouraging her peers to understand their own skillset and builds high performing teams based on the complementary strengths they share.

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.

Advice for Project Managers: Good Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I have an interview coming up. It’s important to me that I find a company with a culture that fits my values and the way I like to work. What questions should I be asking as a project manager to ensure that job is going to be a good fit for me?

2017 28

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.