May, 2019

The Glass Cliff in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Women working in project management have come a long way in shattering glass ceilings and revolutionizing the workforce. But there is always more work to be done. Once high-performing women in project management are introduced to the glass ceiling, they are likely to meet the glass cliff.

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How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You know the drill—you elicit and document the requirements. You receive sign off. You continue to see changes to the requirements. Many projects experience 10, 20, 25-percent change in requirements over the life of the project.

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Technical Debt: What Is It & How Do I Avoid It?

ProjectManager.com

Planning for a project is essentially choosing one path forward to achieve your goals and objectives. There are many ways to proceed, but through research, experience and good judgement, the best route is picked when creating a project plan. But things don’t always work out as planned.

2019 284

How To Calculate The Cost of Project Management In Your Project Estimate?

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Calculate The Cost of Project Management In Your Project Estimate? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

What’s the right sprint length for your team?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the “heart of Scrum” and also indicates that they should be one month or less.

2019 270

Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. But that’s EXACTLY what it’s intended to be. It’s structured in a way that allows participants to quickly talk through various topics they choose in a short amount of time. Sounds promising, you say?

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Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Requirements Management

Project Risk Coach

According to PMI, "47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management." Requirements are a pretty big deal. Let's look at five things to start and five things to stop in requirements management. 5 Things to Start Identify and engage appropriate stakeholders.

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Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

ProjectManager.com

Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture.

2019 329

Discover The Best Gantt Chart Maker For Your Projects in 2019

The Digital Project Manager

This Gantt chart software review answers FAQs about Gantt charts and helps you quickly find the best Gantt chart maker for your projects. The post Discover The Best Gantt Chart Maker For Your Projects in 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

2019 312

Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation. Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile.

7 Best Practices for Successful Project Management Software Adoption

MavenLink

Implementing new project management software can be challenging, especially in a fast-growing company. Team members are accustomed to tracking projects using their own methods or by using simpler tools that no longer fulfill the company’s needs, and may be resistant to change.

2019 146

10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! – and if your projects have run like mine this year, your carefully planned deadlines no longer coincide with the dates that you are going to be out of the office. I don’t like going away and leaving my work in someone else’s hands.

2019 358

Let Me Show You How to Determine Project Budget Reserves

Project Risk Coach

After publishing my article entitled Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis , I received questions on how to determine project budget reserves. Here are my answers. Project Budget Reserves: Questions and Answers.

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

ProjectManager.com

Team productivity is one of the most important ingredients in business, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep themselves on track. Without productivity, projects can fall behind deadlines, leaving teams scrambling to deal with the consequences.

2019 371

Float Software Overview – Scheduling App & Planning Tool For Teams

The Digital Project Manager

What is Float, and what does it do? Learn all about the benefits and features of this project management tool in this detailed overview. The post Float Software Overview – Scheduling App & Planning Tool For Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Sponsored

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Just because you have information radiators doesn’t mean senior stakeholders will review them!

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators are a great idea. After all, who wouldn’t want to reduce the effort involved in keeping stakeholders up-to-date about a product or project or increase the consistency in messaging to all stakeholders?

2019 188

Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

LiquidPlanner

Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career.

2019 146

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

It seems like more and more of the projects we’re working on as project managers are tricky in non-conventional ways. The environment is shifting as we’re trying to do the work. Or the political situation changes. Suddenly what you thought you were delivering is actually not that after all.

Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

Project Risk Coach

The success of a project manager largely lies in the individual’s ability to communicate. Some project managers have great oratory skills but don’t ask the right questions at the right time. Here are some key questions for each of the project management process groups.

2019 222

3 Free Tools for Making Network Diagrams

ProjectManager.com

What project management is good at is making the complex simple, or at least manageable. There are, of course, lots of different ways to achieve that goal, many of which are employed during the life cycle of a project.

2019 340

Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

In the past, agencies would piece together a collection of different software tools to manage. The post Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile Tools Planning Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Tools Time Tracking Sponsored

2019 237

Defeating the multitasking monster

Kiron Bondale

Multiple research studies have shown the negative impacts of multitasking. Whether it is the waste generated by context switching, the elevated stress levels for staff or the increased cost of poor quality, few people would assert that it is a good practice for knowledge-based work.

2019 181

11 Ways to Build the Strengths of Your Team Members

LiquidPlanner

To lead a top-performing team, you need to do more than direct and delegate work. Truly effective managers can recognize the unique strengths of each team member and optimize all those natural gifts. If you’re in a leadership position, this might sound like a daunting task, but it’s not.

2019 161

GamePlan Project Management Software Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of GamePlan software using Firefox browser and Safari on my iPad, in April 2019. General Information. Name: GamePlan. Vendor: GamePlan Global Solutions Inc. Hosting options: Cloud only. Languages: I didn’t see any options to change the software language.

2019 276

Artificial Intelligence In Project Management: Pros & Cons

ProProfs Project Management

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised various questions and theories among people. Right from “whether AI is ethical?” to “how exactly will it change the world?”, there are numerous questions that are yet to be unanswered. But, what about the questions we can answer?

Total Quality Management (TQM): A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Total Quality Management (TQM) works to maintain success by doing what is necessary to deliver satisfaction to customers. Of course, that satisfaction is seeded in employees, processes and the organization at large—long before any product or service reaches its customer.

2019 326

The 10 Best Wireframe Tools To Make Wireframes, Mockups & Prototypes

The Digital Project Manager

Here’s an easy-to-understand review of the best wireframe tools—quickly compare and evaluate the best software for making wireframes, mockups & prototypes. The post The 10 Best Wireframe Tools To Make Wireframes, Mockups & Prototypes appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2019 242

6 Qualities to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

When it comes to project management software, there are hundreds of options available. How do you know which software is right for your organization? More than half of all software implementations are unsuccessful, wasting time and money for the organization.

2019 127

Running Projects With Tight Time Constraints – How Can Agile Help

Eylean

No matter how good we are at planning things out, for some reason or another we often have to complete work under a tight time limit. It brings stress and uneasiness in most teams and managing such projects can often be a challenge.

2019 113

Lessons Learned in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In my experience, most project managers feel that they could ‘do’ lessons learned better.

2019 304

What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Moira Alexander

What is a project manager? Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. They are accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. If you are looking for a career in IT and wondering if a project manager position is right for you, IT Career Roadmap: IT project manager may be the best place to start. Also, consider if you have what it takes to be a great project manager.

2019 133

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

ProjectManager.com

People often think of productivity on an individual scale: how can I be more productive? But most of us work for organizations, and if the organization isn’t productive, then you can’t be productive either.

2019 281

Video: What Are The Best Tools For Managing Multiple Projects Successfully?

The Digital Project Manager

Watch and learn which tools we use for tracking key information when managing multiple projects—and learn why and how we use them. The post Video: What Are The Best Tools For Managing Multiple Projects Successfully? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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8 Steps for Introducing Your Team to a New Project Management Software Solution

MavenLink

Implementing new project management software can be challenging and exciting. This tool can not only help increase data and tracking in your projects but can also maximize efficiency, resources, and margins.

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