November, 2017

5 Styles of Effective Listening That Will Make You Smarter

Project Bliss

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash. You may think knowing styles of effective listening won’t mean much or matter to you. But think about this… When someone is talking to you, do you find yourself thinking of what you’re going to say next rather than really listening?

2017 188

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.

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.

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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

2017 168

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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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?

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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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.

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.

2010 196

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

In 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

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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.

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.

2017 173

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.

2017 130

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Solving The Problem Of Timesheets

The Digital Project Manager

Timesheet tracking and project management have always been problematic for creative businesses. People – especially creative people – dislike and avoid them, yet they are. The post Solving The Problem Of Timesheets appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

2017 144

How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management software tools are great in many ways, but when it comes to finding the data that you’ve entered… Sometimes I find my files disappear into the internet.

Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

The Clever PM

During this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis. And it really made me think a lot about just how badly […]. Product Management Agile Communication Culture Definitions Good PM PM Roles Scrum

2017 84

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.

2012 81

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.

Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation. Like it or not, we are surrounded by a world of digital transformation.

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How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Tom is the program manager for a large, complex program comprised of eight projects. He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. What areas have the highest risk exposure?

Why Not Me?

The Digital Project Manager

Ugh, so I can't stop thinking about this side job that I was up for and didn't get. I can't stop thinking about why I wasn't picked!! I am pretty sure I know who wound up getting it and now I can't stop thinking about how I measure up to that guy and what I should be doing differently.

2017 137

Interview with Jon Clay [Video + Transcript]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Interview with Jon Clay [Video + Transcript] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It’s International Project Management Day tomorrow! And that means PMI UK is hosting its flagship Synergy conference in London – so if you are off there tomorrow have a great day.

PMI 147

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.

4 Essential Project Management Phases – The Complete Guide

Paymo App

If you’re a beginner in the field of project management and you’re looking for an easy way to structure your project management process, we’ve got the right guide that can help you manage your projects from start to finish.

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

We’re entering that slow time of year for businesses. Unless you work in the retail or hospitality industries, November and December usually bring a quiet calm to the office. Clients go on vacation. Emails go from a torrent to a trickle. Desks are cleaned and reorganized.

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.

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5 Things You Should Know About the PMI-RMP®

Project Risk Coach

Every project has risks—events or conditions that, if they occur, have positive or negative effects on a project’s objectives. And project managers are risk managers, some better than others.

PMI 72

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.

DPM Podcast: What You Can Stop Doing On Your Projects (with Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

The pressure to do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing is immense. But should we be doing all those project management things, all the time? Ben Aston talks to Patrice Embry to discuss how you can save yourself time by cutting the extraneous things from your PM routine.

2017 137

What Are The Dates for the 2018 PMI Exam Changes?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, What Are The Dates for the 2018 PMI Exam Changes? first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. If you’re interested in taking the PMP you’ll know that the PMP® exam is changing in 2018.

2018 140

Product, Project, or Process.ilities and the Systems Engineering Paradigm

Herding Cats

During a twitter today, there was a question about what are the drivers of project success. This is the picture I provided. The question was where is the Quality as a driver. Here's the answer to that. Related articles. Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain.

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.

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.