March, 2017

How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck

The Digital Project Manager

With so many note taking strategies out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Some people call effective note taking an art. The post How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

Three things to ask yourself before leaving a project…

Kiron Bondale

The end is in sight, deliverables have been approved, the team is starting to eye their next assignments, and your sponsor is likely breathing a huge sigh of relief. But before you shut the door and move on to your next gig, here are three questions to reflect upon.

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Three Questions Recruiters Ask and What They Mean?

Arras People

Following a project management careers clinic the other day there were a few questions that came up – and I thought, people must get these questions all the time. It doesn’t matter what job you’re doing, the questions can be asked of anyone.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner , predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices).

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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What abilities can project managers learn from the X-Men?

Kiron Bondale

This is the opening weekend of Logan , the last X-Men film featuring Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart in their respective roles as Wolverine and Professor Xavier. In honor of their farewell performances which skills might we wish to adopt from the mutants?

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The Five W’s of Project Planning

Arras People

Project Planning should start with the 5W questions before getting to the How. As I have watched my two daughters develop over the past 21 years I am stuck by how their approach to gaining knowledge has matured. However, they have still retained at its core the perspective of a small child and the repetitive question – Why? – as a constant theme to understand a topic.

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things You Must Do to Improve Project Management Effectiveness

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25 mistakes project managers make

Binfire

Everybody makes mistakes. The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills. Extraordinary project managers know how to relate to others when things are going as planned as well as on days filled with undesirable events.

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10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts

The Digital Project Manager

Is there really a viable Microsoft Project alternative for creating project plans and timing plans? Find out with our newly updated article for 2017 with some. The post 10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?

Kiron Bondale

Today’s Dilbert comic strip provides us with a good reminder of the fine line which exists between reasonable oversight of activities and micromanagement.

Top 10 Project Management Software With Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

Project management software can be found in pretty much every bigger corporation, but also at plenty of small businesses, and at homes of thousands of freelancers.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Tips for Preventing Project Manager Burnout

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An Updated Product Management Reading List

The Clever PM

Back in 2015, after about a year into my work on this blog, I put together a reading list that encompassed the fundamental books that I thought every Product Manager should read — and I still stand by the list: A Product Management Reading List. But, that was almost two years ago and a lot of […]. Product Management Do's Good PM Leadership Learning Problem Solving

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Wonderful Things Happen When Your Team is Unified

Project Risk Coach

Discover Practical Ways to Build Trust in Your Teams Team values drive the team’s behavior and actions. If the team values efficiency, individuals will look for ways to get greater results with less effort. Project managers who value communication seek to improve understanding between stakeholders.

Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill?

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, we want to be better leaders. Discover these real-life emotional intelligence examples to help you become a better and more impactful leader. The post Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m glad to be partnering with Resource Guru to bring you this article. When I was researching Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World I came across a multitude of studies on how projects run late.

7 Product Management Best Practices for Beginner PMs

Wrike

Product management is no walk in the park. Part strategist, part analyst, part marketer, part business executive, the product manager balances business objectives with customer needs to create innovative products that users love. .

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Reasons to Switch from MS Excel to Project Management Software

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Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.)

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them. I know this firsthand, just by watching reactions when I tell someone I’m a project manager.

How much do digital project managers make? A digital project manager salary overview

The Digital Project Manager

How much do digital project managers earn? What’s a typical digital project manager salary? And while we’re asking, what are the average salaries for a. The post How much do digital project managers make?

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10 Motivational Songs To Boost Your Mood in the Morning!

TimeCamp

Have you ever needed a little help to wake up in the morning? I feel it very often – it’s not that easy to avoid these snooze marathons, especially on Monday and when the weather outside is awful. The daily duties remind us about the real life, but all we want is to stay in […]. Productivity

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When is an MVP *not* an MVP?

The Clever PM

For a term that’s so well-established in our profession and so widely used, it always surprises me when people abuse and misuse the concept of Minimum Viable Product (or “MVP”). It seems like such a fundamentally simple and clear concept, but often in practice it gets all wrapped up around the axles of internal struggles, until […]. Product Management Agile Definitions MVP PM Uncertainty

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

Thanks again to everyone who took my stakeholder management survey at the end of last year. It’s been insightful reading through the challenges you have engaging people on your projects. Here’s what we found out…. Why Do You Do Stakeholder Management?

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Principles are timeless. Practices and Process are Fads. A Principle a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.

President Trump and The Need for Accurate Information

Arras People

As the world watches President Donald Trump and his team try and control the media agenda I am struck that being oblivious to unethical or illegal behaviour happening within an organisation is not an acceptable excuse for allowing it to occur.

How To Avoid Project Conflicts By Managing Resources Better

The Digital Project Manager

Conflict is inevitable in project management. More so – it’s an inevitability of being human! Spending your days resolving conflict after conflict is tedious, but. The post How To Avoid Project Conflicts By Managing Resources Better appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Sponsored

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Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.