July, 2017

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager. How do I get started? Simon Harris.

2017 255

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle. A few random thoughts inspired by this Rorschach test of product management concepts from sunk cost fallacy to intentionality. Hanlon’s Razor.

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option.

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How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide

The Digital Project Manager

What went wrong for project planning, and is it still useful for project management? We tackle the tricky question, ‘does a good project plan matter?', share a handy project plan checklist infographic and give you a step by step guide to creating a project plan complete with a website redesign project plan template. The post How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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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Eliminating Work Silos for Greater Collaboration

Backlog

Too many organizations tout collaboration as a fundamental tool for success while allowing silo mentality to run rampant across their teams. If we know collaboration is important, why do we fail to stop silos in their tracks?

2017 164

Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved.

SCRUM 114

Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project?

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve been working in project management for quite a long time (I’m not going to give exact figures here, but I’ve been around since the. The post Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

Empowering the PMO to Be the Change-Maker. Is your PMO cultivating a blame-free culture? Maybe, your enterprise is too mired in the traditional constraints of being over-worked and over-burdened to leave space for creativity and better decision-making.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

What does project management mean to YOU?

Kiron Bondale

I’m not asking for your elevator pitch for the discipline , but rather what does it mean to you personally ?

The Benefits of Agile Approach to Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Nobody wants to sit through a meeting and feel it was pointless, so why is up to half of the time attendees spend in meetings wasted? It demoralises your team and is unproductive.

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5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests

Wrike

Processing, prioritizing, and tracking incoming work requests takes a lot of effort, especially when they’re coming at you from so many channels: emails, meetings, instant messages, informal conversations, and more.

Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

LiquidPlanner

This story is part of our Industry 4.0 series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and productivity.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

10 Project Management Hacks To Boost Your Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Did you know you’re wasting hours of time as a project manager? Not in the way you would expect—meetings, emails, and chats are all a. The post 10 Project Management Hacks To Boost Your Productivity appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 159

Higher Apprenticeships are now a route to a Project Management Career

Arras People

Avoiding groupthink on long-lived teams

Kiron Bondale

Long-lived teams are often presented as being superior to their temporary counterparts.

2017 141

How To Avoid The 4 Sins of Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever been in a meeting where one person dominated the conversation? I have. The person I’m thinking of was a senior manager. Very well respected and a lovely guy. But he hadn’t done a hands-on frontline job with customers for quite some time. The meeting was to discuss processes.

2017 206

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.

PMP Study Notes PDF (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

In 2018, the PMBOK will switch from the 5 th edition to the new 6 th edition. We’ve put together the ultimate PMP Study Notes PDF to help you with the transition. The major change is that the PMBOK will include agile in all the knowledge areas.

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How to Win Project Buy-In from Senior Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

In the complex world of project management, some projects go smoothly and according to plan, completing on time and under budget, while others are fraught with problems.

10 Project Management Best Practices You Should Do Every Month

The Digital Project Manager

No matter what industry you work in or what project management methodology you subscribe to, there are certain things all PMs can do every few. The post 10 Project Management Best Practices You Should Do Every Month appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2017 153

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? The great thing about this portion of the triangle is that the world really is your oyster. Strategic and business management skills are all about you being ‘a success in business’ so you can think about any kind of development that will help you to achieve that.

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.

Help your team to fire it up!

Kiron Bondale

Summer time in Canada gives us the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors without having to worry about frostbite!

2017 130

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. The only foreign holiday my boys have been on was to PMI EMEA in Barcelona (I take them to all the good places!).

2017 183

5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Project Planning (Part 2 of 5)

Wrike

Leading a company that offers project management software, I’ve had the opportunity to hear many project war stories from customers, investors, and mentors. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share them with you in the hopes that they help you improve your own management skills.

Are You Tired of Missing Big Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

I have had the privilege of managing two PMOs, both composed of several project managers. It was always interesting to watch—the best project managers were the ones who had a habit of identifying risks, both threats and opportunities.

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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.

DPM Podcast: The DPM Name Game

The Digital Project Manager

Emily Carbonell-Ferguson hosts a roundtable discussion with Patrice Embry, Abby Fretz and Ben Aston on the sometimes confusing job titles we use as we progress through our DPM careers; digital project manager vs senior digital project manager vs producer vs account manager - what's it all about?

2017 137

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Think back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan? Access to the right resources at the right time? An engaged team? A little bit of luck?

2012 130

Low-Stress Ways to Keep Your Remote Team on Track

LiquidPlanner

Chances are, you’re reading this at work, but you’re not in the office. You may be on your way to a meeting, and you’re catching up with your favorite websites on the journey. Or you’re stuck at an airport. Or waiting in a coffee shop. Or you might be working, but not actually in the office.

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The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com. We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Without it, you’re managing a mess. And there’s one thing I’ve learned in training many thousands of project managers.

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.