October, 2016

The War for Project Management Talent?

Arras People

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3 Ways to Cope When Your Project Goes Off The Rails

Girl's Guide to PM

If I’m honest it has been a while since I’ve worked on a project that has gone totally off the rails. We’ve had little disasters here and there. Perhaps experience helps me frame and deal with these as not the end of the world but rather a problem to be got around.

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How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in Features General How-to Guides. Run well, a daily stand-up or scrum is a great pulse check, team builder and motivator for a project; run badly, it’s an expensive waste of everyone’s time. An effective daily stand-up is a chance to review progress, get feedback, measure productivity and adapt together as a team, to keep a project. The post How-to run a more effective daily stand-up or scrum appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General How-to Guides


Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

Being “outside-in”, “outcome-based”, and “market-driven” is particularly important for creating successful products. The problem is that just saying the words is not enough to help someone shift their thinking.

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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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Why Clear Communication is Vital to Successful Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m sharing an infographic from Brandeis University. For any type of project to be successful, good communication skills are vital for both managers and team members. Up to 56% of all projects fail due to poor communication, regardless of the niche industry, according to their figures.

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How to run a rapid prototyping project

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in Features General How-to Guides. Rapid prototyping can be a helpful tool for us as digital project managers to help clients who ask the question; ‘But will this work?’ ’ and ‘How will this work?’ ’ Often the simple, but frustrating answer is simply, ‘We don’t know yet – but let us help you work it out.’

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5 Reasons Why Managers Need To Learn Project Management Basics


. Unless you’re a certified Project Manager, you’re probably wondering why all managers need to learn the basics of project management. Chances are, even though you may not be a Project Manager, you are probably already managing a project.

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Avoiding project change analysis denial of service!

Kiron Bondale

Wikipedia defines a denial-of-service attack as “ a cyber-attack where the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

Recruiting Project Managers Continuously

Arras People

Any organisation which is interested in talent management must always be on the lookout for new talent – not just when the business thinks its needs someone.

What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. It was about 17 years ago. I sat opposite the new project manager. What to tell her? The First Meeting. I remember sitting down with a new project manager over coffee.

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Lessons learned from my first year as a digital project manager

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in Features General. Ben Che looks back at his first year in digital project management to share 5 key lessons learned in a rollercoaster ride of the ups and downs of a DPM.October. The post Lessons learned from my first year as a digital project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible.

Agile Project Management Methods for Corporate IT Projects

Herding Cats

When Agile development moves beyond a single scrum team and into the Enterprise IT domain, several considerations must be addressed. For Scrum (or most other agile methods) focus on the team is paramount. The behaviours of the team should follow Katzenbach's definition of a team as.a


Fantastic and (mostly) Free Software for Social Media Management


Today we are presenting a list of tools that can do magic when it comes to social media marketing. If you are looking for a way to boost the productivity and efficiency of you work in social media, this is a list for you! With the help of this software you will be able to: […].

Talent Management and the Value Proposition for Project Managers

Arras People

Continuing our series of articles on the “War on Talent” theme, the McKinsey report highlighted a second element that contributes to a Successful Talent Formula. The first about instilling a talent mindset looked at talent management being at the heart of the business.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

How To Pick Up A Project From Someone Else

Girl's Guide to PM

In the last couple of weeks I’ve turned into a woman who runs down Regent Street in ridiculous heels to get to her next meeting on time. Who has said, “Sorry, I’ve got a mouthful of lunch, hang on,” too many times on the phone because there isn’t enough time in the day not to work through lunch.

5 Project management workflow scenarios solved by Hub Planner

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in Articles General. Hub Planner takes a deep dive into 5 of the most common workflow scenarios you may find yourself facing as a project manager, and highlights how these are solved using their fantastic scheduling software. The modern project manager is faced with many challenges, some of which are tedious to solve and inefficient in practice. Hub Planners approach is to tackle these scenarios head on and provide a time-saving solution. Matching Resources by Skills and.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Project Management Software helps Small Teams do Big Things


INFOGRAPHIC: How Project Management Software helps Small Teams do Big Things. best practices collaboration infographic Leadership PPM Project Management Resource Management risk management Trends celoxis Online project management tool project management software project tracking web based project management software

How to Measure Value

Zen Project Management

Agile is about delivering value, so it is important to understand the value you are delivering within an iteration or release. However, I seen many teams that focus on how many story points they deliver but not really thinking about the value of those story points. So are there ways to measure value? The answer is, of course there is. One way would be to use the Planning Poker approach, but instead of estimating the effort for each story you can estimate the value of the story.

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.

Effective Time Management


Very often the beginning of a certain period is combined with increased motivation to work. Each of us knows about the New Year’ resolutions, many of us have made a lot of those.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market? I have been asked this question three times over the last week which has prompted me to try to clarify the term “Agile”.

How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Girl's Guide to PM

I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W.

How to start projects better with your clients

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in General How-to Guides. We all want great project kickoff meetings but are we doing the right groundwork with our clients so we have a better client kickoff meeting? Projects sometimes start off a bit wonky because we dive straight into the project without getting to know the client and truly understanding some of. The post How to start projects better with your clients appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

Project Risk Coach

Some organizations lack clarity about who approves the project change requests. On one project, the sponsor tells the project manager to make the decisions. On other projects, the sponsor makes the decisions. And yet, in other cases, senior management gets involved. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

Acting Like an Adult in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Risk Management is how Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. There are two kinds of uncertainty on all projects, no matter the domain, including software development projects. Both these drivers of risk will impact the probability of success of projects.

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Work Management: 10+1 Tools for Planning and Managing Your Work


Managing projects is rightly regarded as one of the most responsible types of job. Large companies employ only highly qualified professionals as project managers.

Strategy Execution on #pmchat

Arras People

Friday afternoons on Twitter is the place for project practitioners to kick back for an hour and have a chat with other practitioners around the world.

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.