November, 2017

Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified

The Digital Project Manager

One of the questions we frequently get asked at the Digital Project Manager is “Will a project management certification actually help my career?” Perhaps controversially. The post Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. Project managers are in high demand throughout the world. The UK is no different.

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Who is the Cassandra on YOUR project?

Kiron Bondale

I’m currently reading Richard A. Clarke and R. Eddy’s book Warnings which analyzes a number of cases where a credible subject matter expert raised concerns proactively about a looming catastrophe but was ignored until it was too late to take preventative action.

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7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. A project manager approached me recently with a problem. She knew that some of the data that was being submitted in internal reports was – frankly – made up.

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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Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

I recently held a project management careers clinic with someone who was wanting to get into a project management role. They were looking to get into an entry-level position – something like a Project Co-ordinator, Project Support, PMO or an Assistant Project Manager.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. That may be for small de minimus work efforts. But those same voices conjecturing people come first - always! fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. .

5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Visual project management is simply using graphics, pictures, graphs and charts to display project information.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones.

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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.

7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway

LiquidPlanner

Many of us dream of becoming the director for a major program with numerous projects, a staff, and an opportunity to create something from nothing.

6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All

The Digital Project Manager

There has been much written on the topic of things that a project manager “should” and “must” do: run reports, keep stakeholders involved, look for. The post 6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning. What’s the topic du jour?

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher - Thomas Henry Huxley. In the preface of Preparing for the Professional Engineer's Examination , Irving J.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How to Fix Broken Communication in Your Team

ActiveCollab

Lack of communication will get you nowhere. It disrupts the flow of ideas, derails project development and causes frustration within a team.

Generalizing specialists put the T back in teams!

Kiron Bondale

Whether your company is adopting agile delivery approaches or not, there are a number of benefits to encouraging your team members to become generalizing specialists. These include: Improved understanding and closer collaboration between roles which historically would have operated within siloes.

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The Advantages of Conflict in Projects

Green Project Management

“The absence of conflict is not harmony, it’s apathy” (Eisenhardt) “God does not play dice” (Einstein)… would God be so cruel to structure so much conflict if it could not be constructive (Tjosvold)? I come from a Canadian middle class family with a British lineage.

DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? (with Colin Ellis)

The Digital Project Manager

Beyond managing projects, how can we use our emotional intelligence to be project leaders? Ben Aston talks to Colin Ellis, author of The Conscious Project Leader to discuss building a positive project culture and leading our projects so that our teams are engaged and motivated to succeed. The post DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? with Colin Ellis) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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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.

5 Best Project Management Books for Beginners and Accidental Project Managers

Wrike

The role of the ‘project manager’ isn’t reserved only for those certified in Agile methodologies or even those who have chosen to become project managers.

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Project Manager Talent Gap: How to Make the Most of It

LiquidPlanner

Skill shortages are now a global phenomenon, impacting organisations in virtually every industry sector. In the field of project management, however, the skills gap is growing at a faster rate than was anticipated just a few years ago.

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10 Tools For Tracking Remote Team’s Productivity For Project Managers

TimeCamp

Being a Project Manager is not easy, especially when it comes to managing a team comprising of remote workers. You have to juggle between different tasks and deal with varied locations and time zones, in which your employees work.

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

The Clever PM

The concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PM

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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.

New Paymo Desktop Widget and Timesheet Report Builder

Paymo App

We’ve been hard at work on a few things at Paymo this fall and we’ve got some exciting news. We’re launching a brand new Desktop Widget for time tracking (beta), an Adobe Photoshop panel that lets you track time directly from PS and last but not least, a redesigned timesheet report builder.

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3D PM - the Transparent Future of Project Management

Brad Egeland

Project management isn't evolving. It's fairly static. much like quantum physics, right? For example, here's an exchange from one of my favorite shows - "Big Bang Theory" - that sort of sums up that concept. Penny: So, what’s new in the world of physics? Leonard: Nothing.

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How the Creative Team at Safelite AutoGlass Ditched Spreadsheets and Boosted Productivity

Wrike

Requests were coming in through a chaotic system of emails, desk drivebys, and even sticky notes. Promising ideas were falling through the cracks. Senior team members were bombarded with questions because they were the only sources of key process knowledge.

Recruiters Reveal Their Favorite Project Manager Interview Questions

LiquidPlanner

You’ve memorized answers to the “Tell me about a time when…” questions. You’ve practiced your STAR stories. And if anyone asks about your spirit animal, you’ll be ready for that too. And so have the other candidates.

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?

What Is Omni-Channel And Why Do Retail Project Managers Need To Know About It?

Arras People

For project managers in retail, there are many reasons why focusing on online content should be at the forefront of your mind. More and more we have begun to rely on the power of the internet to spread the word about a brand.

The future is CAPM (and I DON’T mean PMI’s designation!)

Kiron Bondale

Many professions are starting to face the threats and opportunities created by machine learning. For those who view the glass as being half-empty, a very real threat is that jobs which can be automated and performed more efficiently will diminish over time.

Most project sponsors regularly make this mistake

Ron Rosenhead

Not briefing their project managers effectively enough. How do I know? Project managers regularly tell me this is so and the stories they tell supports this. Take this comment from a recent project management course about a case study briefing. This is much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.”. These are words I have heard quite a number of times and he was referring to a case study which we use throughout the project management programme.

Is Kanban Right for Your Organization?

Brad Egeland

Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team.

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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.