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.

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 Common Project Reporting Mistakes to Avoid

Arras People

A report is described as a document with key information covering a specific time period, and communicated in oral or written form. Or, more commonly, the bane of every project manager’s life!

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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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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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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).

2017 35

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.

2017 56

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.

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.

2017 33

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

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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.

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Open University selects Hydra Cloud to optimise course creation

Hydra

Open University selects Hydra Cloud to optimise course creation. Industry

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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3 Tips for Becoming an Effective Mentor

Celoxis

Seasoned project managers will tell you that people always come first in the mix. They focus on honing their leadership skills and develop an ability to bring a group of diverse people to come together and work towards a common goal or purpose. Over a period of time, they are not seen just as managers anymore, but as leaders, guides and mentors.

2017 28

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.

2017 27

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 76

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.

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.

2017 87

Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage

Project-Management.pm

Both the market and business industry are putting more pressure on organizations in terms of visibility and improvement. Organizations are struggling to make relevant and maintain the reputation that they have been safeguarding for the past years. It’s a jungle out there and everyone is bent on surviving. Putting more work for company growth isn’t always that favorable.

2017 26

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.

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.

2017 26

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.

The Role of the Project Sponsor: What Should they do?

Hydra

The Role of the Project Sponsor: What Should they do? Industry Hydra

2017 25

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

2017 56

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.

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Stakeholder engagement as a product manager

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 (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

2017 24

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?

How To Build An Effective Project Portfolio Management ?

Project-Management.pm

Even an organization that thrives on successful projects, they sometimes encounter a dead-end. And often the cause of that is the lack of practice or standard or if there is one, they tend to be inconsistent. The foundation of a successful organization lies on how they embed a certain culture and practice in their system. Every company must know that constantly changing the existing processes and methods put more harm than good on their projects.

2017 24

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.

2017 24

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

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.

2017 31

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.