March, 2017

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book. Truly a woman of many talents! I asked her how she got started. Amy, how did you get started in project management?

2017 344

Do You Really Care About Your People?

Project Risk Coach

Do you really care about your people? I mean really. I have to admit there have been times in my project management career when I cared more about the project than the people. After all, I was under a lot of pressure to deliver the project come hell or high water.

2017 315

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).

2017 312

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.

2017 254

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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Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again

Project Risk Coach

Are you feeling stuck? If so, let’s talk about getting unstuck and moving again. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. With all that we have to do, we can’t afford to stay in one place too long. Somehow, we must keep things moving forward.

2017 273

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.

2017 205

10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Project managers work in a dynamic role. It can change from day-to-day. For this reason, the qualities of project managers who excel are diverse. Because project managers are responsible for doing so many different things, their job descriptions aren’t simple.

2017 249

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

2017 211

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

10 Questions: Lewis C. Lin

The Clever PM

This is the first in a (hopefully) continuing series of interviews with leaders in the Product Management community, hosted right here by the Clever PM. The idea is to have five static questions about Product Management in general, and five questions that are specific to the current participant’s areas of focus. For the very first […]. Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership PM Roles

2017 212

Project Management Apprenticeships: A Game Changer for Business

Girl's Guide to PM

In this guest post, Michelle Symonds explains what the new UK Higher PM Apprenticeship scheme means for aspiring project managers and employers.

2017 277

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.

2017 250

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start

Moira Alexander

IDC's Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide SMB , 2017-2020 study reports that "what has been the relatively fragmented and improvisational nature of SMB IT spending will begin to echo the coordinated and managed approaches seen among larger firms." That said, if small and midsize business spending is to mimic larger firms, so too should their project management practices.

2017 202

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

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

2015 205

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?

2017 243

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.

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.

2017 209

How to Get Fired at the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

I am delighted to announce the release of my new book – How to Get Fired at the C-Level: Why Mismanaging Change is the Biggest Risk of All. Getting fired at the C-level is easy – and this book will tell you exactly how to go about it with ruthless efficiency.

2017 195

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. We lead project teams made up of people who likely report to a different functional manager.

Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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.

Protected: 10 Questions: Lewis C. Lin

The Clever PM

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2017 192

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Legal Project Management (LPM) is a discipline recognised widely in the legal services sector. All of the large law firms in the City of London, along with some of the larger regional firms, now employ legal project managers. What is legal project management? What do legal project managers do?

2017 239

Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Click here to read the full article. The post Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again [Video] appeared first on

2017 195

Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

Heard the saying, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”? Project management is right there in the middle of all the changes we’re seeing in organisations today and PMOs have a central role to play.

2017 185

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.

Ron Rosenhead - Untitled Article

Ron Rosenhead

Last week, I wrote that success rates in projects are improving. The posting was based on the PMI Pulse of the Profession Report, 2017. This report is a mine of information and one aspect caught my eye on page 28 of this 29 page report.

2017 251

How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture

The Digital Project Manager

Managing teams as a project manager can be tough. Check out our 5 simple team building tips, to show your team some love & develop a positive team culture. The post How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

2017 179

Measure What Matters

The Clever PM

Many people are aware of the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.” ” But what people don’t often consider is that what’s being measured and managed might actually not matter at all at the end of the day. When we measure things that don’t actually drive us to improve, we’re just acting like a […]. Product Management Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Leadership Metrics Planning Strategy

2017 191

Shine [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

“The best way to differentiate yourself from others is through excellence.” ” That’s something I can definitely agree with. Shine , by Gerry Lewis, is about how to become a fabulous communicator, standing out for being excellent and memorable at getting your message across.

2017 239

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.