March, 2020

6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me.

2020 392

Managing Remote Teams: Challenges, Best Practices & Tools

ProjectManager.com

As technology advanced, so did the workforce and how teams work. No longer were organizations tied to dipping into the local talent pool. With broadband, mobile devices and software solutions, teams could be recruited anywhere and work remotely.

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How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Develop a Quality Management Plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

2020 223

10 Ways to Improve Your Project Presentations

Project Risk Coach

As a project manager, you will sometimes be asked to make presentations to a board, to a senior leader team, an external vendor, or to your organization. Here are opportunities to help your stakeholders understand your projects.

2020 232

Effective Collaboration for Outstanding Virtual Teamwork

Project Bliss

Virtual teams need to put forth extra effort for effective collaboration. This list helps you cover all your bases. When you’re working with teammates on a project, you’ve likely got common understanding about how you’ll work together.

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Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

Arras People

There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19.

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Project Tools to Keep Remote Teams Productive

Brad Egeland

In the wake of millions of workers going home to work from small startups to giants like Facebook, Microsoft and now Twitter there is a whole new landscape in the project workforce to service. Does your project software do collaboration well to keep remote teams and stakeholders in touch?

2020 156

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project.

2020 129

How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Varada Patwardhan from Xebrio. This is the story of my friend Angela, see if you relate. Angela always excelled at playing leader or manager at group projects growing up. She believed that she was destined to lead.

2020 326

5 Things In The Office Blocking Your Productivity

Project Bliss

This is a guest article written by Ashley Wilson. Productivity is a big issue. When a workplace is inefficient, it leads to missed deadlines, eats time, and affects employee morale. In extreme cases, it can even make your company a less safe place to work.

2020 224

COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

The spread of the Coronavirus infection COVID-19 is now global. It is starting to look like many countries could see massive disruption. The post COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Risk Management Thoughts for Project Managers COVID-19

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How to Deal with the COVID-19 as a Project Manager

Virtual Project Consulting

By Linky van der Merwe COVID-19 While the whole world is currently dealing with the Coronavirus, and more specifically known as the COVID-19 pandemic, the project management community has a responsibility to deal with this issue on our projects in a decisive, direct manner.

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3 Best Project Management Practices to Enhance Business Value

Keyedin

Good project management (PM)—and a good project manager—can take an organization to new heights, delivering real business value through strategic planning, enhanced customer service, faster delivery and greater productivity.

2020 85

5 Essential Software Tools for Remote Teams

TrustRadius Project Management

Remote working is not a new trend. Research from Gallup found that the percentage of American employees working from home increased from 39% to 43% between 2012 and 2016.

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope. Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact.

Project Management Q&A: How to Step Up from a Support Role

Arras People

I’m looking to move from my role as a Business Analyst into a Project Manager role, do you have any advice on how to go about doing this?

2020 315

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. We start with 5 steps for how to put a proposal budget together and then Edoardo shares a worked (fictional) example to show you what the budget would look like once it is completed.

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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards. When key individuals and team members are informed and on task, your project runs smoothly.

Do not compromise on knowledge when filling the Product Owner role

Kiron Bondale

The product owner role is extremely challenging for most organizations to fill. It is also the role which has the greatest impact on achieving expected delivery outcomes.

2020 206

How To Build Your PM Toolkit (With Sally Woolston)

The Digital Project Manager

Looking to grow your PM toolkit and improve processes and efficiency within projects? In today's episode, I'm joined with Sally Woolston where we discuss how we can develop more efficient processes, choose the right tools for our projects, and roll them out across the organization.

2020 170

Enterprise Collaboration: Strategy & Tools

ProjectManager.com

Collaboration is a call to action that is sounded by many in business. Managers and upper-echelon executives sing its praises. They ask teams to work more collaboratively in order to boost productivity. The irony is that these same people often neglect collaboration within their own circles.

Off-Payroll Working Legislation (IR35) Update

Arras People

Well, well, well, surprise email of the year arrived at 21:04 pm on Tuesday 17 th March 2020 from Mr Williams at HMRC.

2020 300

GanttPRO Review + Mini Tutorial

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you looking for an online tool that offers powerful Gantt chart templates and all the other bits you need for collaboration like file sharing, exporting and resource management? GanttPRO might be just the solution for you. Read on….

2020 243

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

LiquidPlanner

“ Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?”.

2020 130

Use uncertainty poker to increase alignment on delivery approaches

Kiron Bondale

Part of tailoring our approach to delivering a project needs to consider its relative level of uncertainty. While it is not the only determinant of complexity, uncertainty is certainly a key contributing factor.

2020 208

An Honest ReQtest Review Of Features, Use Cases, Pros & Cons

The Digital Project Manager

The post An Honest ReQtest Review Of Features, Use Cases, Pros & Cons appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2020 170

How to Make a Procurement Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

Project management planning is made up of many parts. There’s the schedule, the stakeholder matrix, the managing of resources. Speaking of the latter, there’s the matter of how you’re going to procure resources that require vendors of goods and services. That’s procurement management.

2020 251

Government Recognise Self Employed Workers in New Grant

Arras People

Last night Rishi Sunak told the self-employed : “You have not been forgotten.” ” A week after wage subsidies of 80% for furloughed salaried employees were announced, the 5 million self-employed workers of the country were left wondering if they’d be getting the same treatment.

How to Build Trust in Virtual Teams [Book Review & Tips]

Girl's Guide to PM

Trust matters because it helps build a resilient project team. Trust helps get things done. Trusted team members not only do only what is asked, but what the project needs them to do, because they know that the project manager will trust their decisions and actions. .

2020 248

What to Put in Your Risk Register (Risk Log) | Video

Online PM Courses

Risk Management is one of the core skills of project management. And your Risk Register - or Risk Log - is the primary tool you'll use. The post What to Put in Your Risk Register (Risk Log) | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Be the eye of the storm for your team members

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written a few articles over the past weeks which have touched on the current COVID-19 global outbreak. Things are likely to get worse before they start getting better, so I felt this week’s article would serve as a keystone for the series.

2020 181

10 Best GoToMeeting Alternatives + Pros & Cons

The Digital Project Manager

This article will help you quickly compare and evaluate the best GoToMeeting alternatives and other. The post 10 Best GoToMeeting Alternatives + Pros & Cons appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2020 170

Best Resource Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Resources in project management are the people, places and things you need to get the job done. This includes the project team, the tools they need, materials, facility and so on. That can mean a lot of headaches for project managers trying to balance their resources with the team’s capacity.

2020 283

Project Management Q&A: What’s the Best Way to Promote My Knowledge and Career Brand

Arras People

What’s the best way to promote my knowledge and career brand without alienating my organization and team members? You’re wanting to share your knowledge and experiences with the wider project management community and part of that is about where you’ve gained that knowledge and experience.

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