February, 2018

How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is a guest article from Andy Kaufman, PMP. Andy Kaufman.

2018 261

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 254

5 early warning signs of project failure

Moira Alexander

Project failure is costly. While the Project Management Institute (PMI) last year reported that a 20 percent decrease in project failure rates versus the previous year, the amount of money lost to failed projects remains staggering, with an average of $97 million for every $1 billion invested in projects going to waste.

2018 239

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.

2018 215

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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Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Project managers should be prepared to perform different types of risk analysis. For many projects, the quicker qualitative risk analysis is all you need. But there are occasions when you will benefit from a quantitative risk analysis. Let’s take a look at this type of analysis: What is it?

Risk 232

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 188

Where to Find the Best Project Management Software and Services Available

Brad Egeland

It seems that there are new project management software tools and services popping up almost daily. Where there were five or six players a few years ago in the PM landscape there are now literally hundreds.

2018 212

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 188

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

2018 184

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 237

The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

I fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management. These individuals are too concerned with checking boxes and making the risk management processes overly complex. Let’s look at some common mistakes and how to overcome them.

Risk 227

Can agile teams be virtual?

Musings on Project Management

Somebody asked: can a virtual team do Agile? 15 years ago, the answer might have been no. Seven years ago, more less pre smart phone and smart-phone networking, the answer was probably yes, but with reservations. Now, the answer is "Of course", with some adjustments. Here are my thoughts on this. The communications channel: Virtual teams often begin by emulating the behavior and. agile planning Teamwork Virtual teams

Agile 177

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Book Review: “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project”

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

2018 204

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 188

The Pareto Principle is alive and well in project management

Ron Rosenhead

So let’s start with a definition or an understanding of the ‘Pareto Principle’? The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes.”. Let me give you an example of how I used this many years ago.

2018 252

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 219

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Evaluating Project Schedules Utilizing Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Do you remember the first time you missed a project deadline? I do. I recall the embarrassment for me and my team. I promised myself I would take proactive steps to mitigate this outcome for future projects. Why do projects take longer than expected?

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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.

2018 174

AI is Saving Lives - Surely it Can Save a Project

Brad Egeland

​ When you are in cardiac arrest, every lost minute decreases your chance of survival by 10%, so any chance of saving those critical minutes in response to a possible cardiac arrest victim is extremely important.

2018 190

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.

Agile 179

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.

Bitcoin project budgets

Musings on Project Management

Cryptocurrencies are coming to a project near you! Indeed, you could be first on your block to budget in a cryptocurrencies, of which there are now hundreds according to a study by NIST It's all magic you say? You're in good company: Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from 130 magic” Now, I've worked on projects with foreign currency. Project Value

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How To Meet Deadlines Without Micromanaging

The Digital Project Manager

One of the most defining things about the role of a project manager is that. The post How To Meet Deadlines Without Micromanaging appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Topics

2018 156

PRINCE2 Principles: Manage by exception

Project Health Check

We’ve all been there, a manager taking far too much interest in our every action at work, micro managing our day to day lives. We may have even fallen accidentally into this trap ourselves, spending far too much time in the detail.

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 168

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.

Project Management Office Roles - Key Steps for Success

Brad Egeland

The Project Management Office. It just sounds official, doesn’t it? ​ Not all organizations have a project management office, or PMO. And not all should. But it’s definitely a good idea for larger organizations that are running many projects. Read the full article

2018 184

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.

Process breakdown structure

Musings on Project Management

A coffee shop discussion on process redesign and process improvement led me to state the obvious to my caffeine-charged debaters: Managers responsible for the business buy results [and outcomes], not process. Process, by itself, does not sell well; what sells is results. Process per se is a tool. For the most part, business people hire experts for their ability to deliver results; what. process Project Management

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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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.