February, 2018

Project Manager Salary Guide 2018

The Digital Project Manager

What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? And while we’re asking, what are average salaries for a senior. The post Project Manager Salary Guide 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

. When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. “Where did you hear that, honey?” ” “At school, Mommy. Our teacher told us.”

2018 165

Is Your Project Management CV as Unique as You?

Arras People

Data from this years Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report suggested that one of the key challenges for Project Management practitioners in 2018 will be “ differentiating themselves in a crowded market ”.

2018 163

What do you ask when interviewing project managers?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written previously about what I look for when reviewing project manager resumes as well as what I look for when hiring for these positions. Testing a candidate’s knowledge of hard or soft skills provides limited benefit to the hiring process.

2018 155

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 Critical Reasons to Run Effective Meetings – It’s More Important Than You Think

Project Bliss

Effective meetings don’t just happen. It takes effort. And for that reason, you might be tempted to skip the prep work needed for a great meeting. But don’t do it. It’s easy to simply send out invitations and walk into the conference room at meeting time.

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2018 Project Management Benchmark Report

Arras People

We would like to put on record our thanks to all those practitioners and people aligned to the project management domain who took the time to participate in the 2017 PM Census, sharing their experiences of 2017 and what they are anticipating will happen in 2018.

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Have we learned anything?

Kiron Bondale

In a recent role, I had the opportunity to review the lessons submitted by teams running large, complex projects and programs and found that over 90% of what was being captured and shared was of low or no value.

2018 155

What I’m Reading

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, What I’m Reading , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I have to get new glasses and I’m trying to give my eyes a rest from screen time by reading more on the train.

2018 148

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Open Mindedness and Logical Fallacy

Herding Cats

Every once in awhile a reasonably intelligent No Estimates advocate shows up in a Twitter discussion.

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Project Manager Salary Guide 2018

The Digital Project Manager

What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? The post Project Manager Salary Guide 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development General Topics

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Which Countries Get the Most Work Done?

amium

Workers in Mexico have the longest work week. Japanese workers take the least vacation time. If there were a Workplace Olympics, which country would take home the gold medal for productivity? Who works the fastest, or finishes the most work?

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The PMO Conference 2018

Arras People

The PMO Conference is back in June this year, now in its fourth year, it’s THE conference for people who work, manage and lead PMO functions. The conference takes place on the 13th June in London and the full programme plus a new set of PMO Classes make up a three-day PMO fest.

2018 144

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Maintain a sense of change urgency through agility

Kiron Bondale

According to John Kotter’s model for leading change, the first step to overcoming inertia requires us to instill a sense of true urgency in those we need to support, implement and sustain the change.

2018 148

Free Organisational Chart Template

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Free Organisational Chart Template , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This month’s freebie is an organisational chart template created with PowerPoint’s SmartArt tool and another sample organisational chart created from scratch, also in PowerPoint.

2018 145

The Philosophy of Getting Things Done

TimeCamp

Getting Things Done (GTD) Everyone struggles with productivity. In contemporary times it is one of. Productivity get things done getting things done GTD productivity

2018 81

Start with Principles, Not Personal Anecdotes

Herding Cats

Here's an extract from "Chapter 8: Human Behavior and Complexity," Terry Cooke-Davies, in Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World.

2018 81

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Mindfulness for Leaders: Improving Management Practices

LiquidPlanner

Leadership is essential to any successful work environment. Managers are in charge of not only running a productive team, but ensuring that there is a positive environment in which their team can work. Recently, the concept of using mindfulness to create this sort of workplace has gained popularity.

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Are Your Projects Really Successful? No More Excuses!

Arras People

It’s easy in the world of project management to convince ourselves that our projects are successful, especially when they have been delivered on time and on budget. We might have worried along the way about a missed milestone, an over-spend or a technical hitch but when the final deliverable goes out on time it’s time to celebrate – isn’t it? Unfortunately, not always, because what we don’t consider often enough is what a successful project really looks like.

2018 124

RBS is one more technique for your estimation tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

Project managers need to be comfortable with different estimation techniques. Foundational project management courses will teach you about analogous, bottom-up, parametric and three-point estimating.

2018 130

How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I recently did a Live Q&A with Colin Ellis in my Facebook group. Are you a member yet? Sign up for the Facebook Project Management Cafe and join in the discussion.

2018 141

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.

5 Things to do Before You Start a Project

Redbooth

“Our first game is called Well Begun Is Half Done,” Mary Poppins tells the Banks children. Otherwise titled, Let’s Tidy Up the Nursery.”. In a project, planning sets you up for success, even if you think the process might slow you down.

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Stay on Top of Your Work With Kevin Eikenberry! [PODCAST EPISODE #10]

TimeCamp

Stay on Top of Work With Kevin Eikenberry! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for. Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast leadership podcast stay on top stay on top of work team management

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Upcoming Monthly Articles on Top Project Management Tools and Services to Try

Brad Egeland

Starting in March 2018 – so right now - if you are a vendor with a great project management software or service that you want the world to know about, then you are in luck.

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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Published: February 2018. If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team. But choosing one or even picking a few to try out can be a confusing and daunting task with more than 100 apps available out there.

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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.

Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects

LiquidPlanner

Estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Accurate project estimates help identify cost and schedule requirements with relative precision, and reduce the risk of running out of time, resources, and budget during a project.

The What, Why, and How of Projects

Project Risk Coach

3 Powerful Questions for Fast Tracking Your Projects In this article, let’s look at three simple and powerful questions that project managers should ask in every project, the what, why, and how of projects.

2018 68

When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

The Clever PM

In many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company, […]. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology Strategy

7 Essential Productivity Tools for Small Business

TimeCamp

Small businesses may have it difficult to stand out in the market, taking into. Productivity Project Management productivity productivity tools small business

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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.