April, 2019

What Is And How To Manage The Project Management Triple Constraint

The Digital Project Manager

Knowing the triple constraint of time, scope, and cost is fundamental for managing expectations and changes in your digital projects. Here’s everything DPMs need to know about the “Iron Triangle”.

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How to Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys

ProjectManager.com

The adage, “good data in, good data out,” cannot be truer in today’s digital business landscape. Furthermore, if knowledge is power, then to quote Alexander Pope, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” ” Okay, enough with the quotes and clichés.

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16 Pre-Project Questions for Project Initiation Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

As I’ve got older and more experienced I’ve also got lazier when it comes to preparing for meetings. Recently I was completely caught out when I checked my diary in the morning. That afternoon I had four external people coming in for a meeting that I had forgotten about!

3 Ways Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. Much of the time, risk management at the beginning of a project looks like getting the team in a room to review the whole project and work out what might be coming that could affect how the project proceeds.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Project Management Q&A: How do I Ask for a Suitable Pay Increase?

Arras People

I’d like to approach my line manager about a raise in salary and I want to make sure I do my homework before making such an approach. How can I make sure my salary increase expectations are realistic?

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Compare The 10 Best Mind Mapping Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

You can use mind mapping software to brainstorm ideas and create beautiful data visualizations. Discover the best mind mapping tools and easily compare pricing and features in this mind map software review.

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Entrepreneurs are committed, energetic, can-do people. That description can also fit your typical project manager, which makes sense because launching a business is a project. I’ve done it a few times, so I know.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from professionalismmatters.com. One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Project Management Q&A: I’m Getting Nowhere with My Job Applications. What am I Doing Wrong?

Arras People

I’ve applied for over 50 positions in the last few months and I’m getting nowhere – no feedback, no interviews. What am I doing wrong? This will be my first project management role since gaining my CAPM and graduating from college. First up, are the jobs you’re applying for at the right level for your current experience level?

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How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)?

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DPM Podcast: Managing A Portal Build (With Rebecca Germond)

The Digital Project Manager

Building a web portal? Join Rebecca Germond, Director of Client Services at digital agency FCV, as she discusses the tools, processes, and challenges specific to managing a portal build.

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

ProjectManager.com

Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. The best we can do is to recognize that the seed of each new year was planted in the previous year.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How to Manage a Construction Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction project management has similarities to managing projects in other industries: ultimately, you’re aiming to get something delivered on time, on budget and to the required scope with an acceptable degree of quality. The role of a construction project manager is to make that happen.

Risk Management Wisdom and Humor of the Ages

Project Risk Coach

Most of us have personal and career goals. Our ability to achieve those goals is dependent on our risk management skills, that is our ability to manage opportunities and threats. We seek to make good things happen and to eliminate or reduce the bad things.

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Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

Arras People

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession” Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need. There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge.

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There can be only one (and it is not YOUR project)!

Kiron Bondale

Managing a high priority project can be a wonderful experience.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

New DPM Updates And Highlights: April 2019

The Digital Project Manager

The post New DPM Updates And Highlights: April 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system.

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10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6) With PPT & PDF

Girl's Guide to PM

This article reviews and explains the 10 project management Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. You can view a PowerPoint of the Knowledge Areas and grab a PDF download below. Knowledge Areas: Definition. What exactly are ‘Knowledge Areas’?

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Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress. Things are not going as planned.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach.

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A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Kiron Bondale

The old saying about committees came to mind when I was considering the default approach companies often use to achieving a control objective. Bringing together diverse perspectives can help to reduce bias, but in many cases a simpler approach might result in a better outcome.

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5 Steps to make difficult conversations much easier

The Digital Project Manager

The post 5 Steps to make difficult conversations much easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication Stakeholder Management Topics Webinars

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17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire

ProjectManager.com

The scrum master is a key member of the scrum team, but also a somewhat misunderstood one, which can make the hiring process problematic. Put simply, the scrum master is the person responsible for promoting and supporting scrum. But what does that mean?

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

From Technical to Exceptional Book Giveaway

Girl's Guide to PM

Recently I reviewed Andrew Zeitoun’s training course, From Technical to Exceptional. It is about transitioning from a technical expert to a team leader or project manager. I found his course very grounded in reality and I recommend you check out my review. Andrew Zeitoun.

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Projects: Creating Products, Services, and Results

Project Risk Coach

People use the term "project" loosely. Someone may say, "I've need to finish my filing project today." But what is a project and what's the difference between creating products, services, and results? What is a Project?

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Supercharge Idea Output With Starbursting Brainstorming

Project Bliss

Starbursting brainstorming is a structured technique to help your team come up with lots of ideas in many different focus areas. Use this approach to easily guide your team to generate tons of ideas for your product or service. Does the idea of brainstorming make you anxious?

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