July, 2017

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Discover the Power of Project Procurement Management As we initiate our projects, we may find that our organization lacks the skills and knowledge to create the project deliverables and meet the project objectives. In other cases, we may need products outside of our organization.

Open University selects Hydra Cloud to optimise course creation

Hydra

Open University selects Hydra Cloud to optimise course creation. Industry

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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.

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.

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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

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.

Best Sources To Search For Freelancers!

TimeCamp

Find The Right Person For Every Job! The area of internet blogging and marketing is drastically expanding each and every year. Companies are looking for competent writers that would promote their products and services through various articles and posts.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

6 questions a junior project manager should ask

Fix my Project Chaos

To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast or article each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

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Why Does a Project Management Job have Different Rates of Pay?

Arras People

We have had a number of questions recently asking why some roles on the Arras People job board are posted with different day rates. The simple answer is that the changes implemented by the UK Government in April 2017 regarding off-payroll workers in the Public sector means that we have to do this.

10 Questions: Suzanne Abate

The Clever PM

One of the benefits of teaching with General Assembly has been to build my network of talented, knowledgeable, and experienced Product Managers, not just in the Seattle area, but around the country and the world. One of my more recent connections was with Suzanne Abate, an LA-based product management coach who caught my eye with […]. Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM

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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

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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.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Pam Shergill

Girl's Guide to PM

In this installation of the occasional series of Inspiring Women in Project Management, I’m interviewing Pam Shergill, Director of PS Management Consultancy.

Preventing Kickbacks to Those with the Power to Purchase

Project Risk Coach

Some vendors exploit the weaknesses of your employees This is a guest post by my twin brother Charles. He is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a partner in the firm McNair, McLemore, and Middlebrooks & Co. Charles lives in Macon, Georgia, with his wife Kelley.

Team Management Skills, Challenges, and Mindset

ActiveCollab

What skills, challenges, and mindset you need to have to succesfully manage teams? Coming soon. collaboration upcoming

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Developing Leadership Skills

Herding Cats

There is always some post about leadership, innovation, and personnel development around agile project management, Having deployed one of the early agile development programs (eXtreme Programming) in a mission critical IT organization, I was part of an approach that is known to work for building leadership and teams. The process focuses on the team and accomplishing the mission of the team. Where team members self-organize for a common goal.

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?

The Many Hats of the Product Manager

The Clever PM

Sometimes an idea just strikes me out of the blue and sounds interesting enough to sit down and write a little bit about. This is one of those posts, spurred on by a discussion I had today with a newly-hired Product Manager with almost as much experience as me. As we were talking about our […]. Product Management Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Roles

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Project Management Terms That Every Project Manager Should Know

The Digital Project Manager

Whether you’re looking to understand some key project management terms, or need a complete project management glossary, you’ve come to the right place. While there are many. The post Project Management Terms That Every Project Manager Should Know appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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.

How To Increase Your Productivity During The Summer?

TimeCamp

June is coming to an end but Summer is not! There is still at least one more sunny month for you to enjoy (perhaps more, depending on the part of the world that you live in

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Protect the most valuable milestone

Musings on Project Management

Want a happy client? Who doesn't?) Don't be late! Which means: establish -- mutually -- the most valuable milestone (as seen by the client) and then. protect it! with a buffer. The buffer is unscheduled time used to capture the unforeseen overflow of work from the backlog, or to work off essential debt collected along the way. The buffer placed as shown should remove most of the planning Risk Management

2017 21

Shuffle up and deal with qualitative risk analysis!

Kiron Bondale

While it is frequently used by agile teams to size work items (e.g. user stories), planning poker can also be used to facilitate other types of decision making so why not use it for qualitative risk analysis?

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Why Does Agility Matter?

The Clever PM

We tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Scrum

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DPM Podcast: Welcome To The DPM Podcast

The Digital Project Manager

In this inaugural Digital Project Manager podcast, Ben introduces the vision of the Digital Project Manager site, shares his story of becoming a DPM and gives an overview of what you can expect from this podcast.

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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.