March, 2017

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.

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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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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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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery.

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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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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

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.

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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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.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Getting Your Team On Track with Backlog


When you go to work, do you feel like there are a million moving pieces and no way to keep track of it all? While sitting down with various Team Leads and Managers of your company to get status updates is one way to sort things out, it’s far from the most efficient.

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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.

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

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.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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.

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Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Let's say you're the project or program manager of a large complex system. Maybe an aircraft, or a building, or an ERP system deployment. Your project is valued in the 100's of millions of dollars. Or say your project is s simple straight forward set of activities.

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10 Great Tips That Will Help You Become a Successful Manager


Being in charge is not an easy task. We know that people expect us to lead them, to provide help and advice whenever it’s needed. We have to ease the tensions in the team, make everyone cooperate with each other without flaws, and, what is probably the most important, we must be the authority.

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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.

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

Arras People Head to Project Challenge

Arras People

Talk about last-minute! Arras People will be at Project Challenge next week. It takes place next Wednesday and Thursday at London’s Olympia in Kensington. If you’ve not already seen it – or registered, head over to and see what’s happening.

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.

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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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

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).

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct


There’s a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn’t survive with the times and simply died out.

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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

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Which Project Management Course To Do?

Arras People

I’m looking at doing a Project Management course to help me re-enter the job market. I’ve taken time out to raise my son and latterly I worked from home. I started and built my own listings website which I ran for 5 years.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem. This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal providers. I'm on the internal provider side most of the time. Other times, I on the consulting firm acting as an internal provider.

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.

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10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 5/3/2017


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from this week, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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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.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.