June, 2019

7 Tips for Easily Improving Project Risk Management with templates

Girl's Guide to PM

Risk management is a staple skill of project managers.

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Learn How To Write S.M.A.R.T. Project Objectives (With Examples)

The Digital Project Manager

The post Learn How To Write S.M.A.R.T. Project Objectives (With Examples) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Project Initiation

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How to Create the Most Compelling Project Dashboard

Workamajig

A project dashboard gives you exceptional insight into your project’s status. Learn how to create your own project management dashboard in this post. Do you know exactly how your projects are doing right now? Can you tell which tasks are delayed and which are ahead of schedule?

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Top Down vs. Bottom Up Management: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

It’s best to have a management style in place before attempting to carve out a piece of the marketplace or execute a big project. Two of the most popular approaches are top down and bottom up management, both of which provide a good introduction to the tenets of management.

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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?

12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

"Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time. I'd like to give a few brief reasons why project managers struggle with small projects. Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom."

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project? When deadlines seem to be zooming past at a frightening rate, and this is only one of several projects you are juggling at the same time, it can feel like you don’t have a grip on what’s happening on your project.

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10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve outlined several change management tools and their features to help you decide what change management software best addresses your business needs. The post 10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos. Two heads are better than one (or the similar Maasai proverb “One head cannot hold all wisdom.”)

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9 SEO Experts Offer Their Best SEO Tips

ProjectManager.com

Are you tired of chasing every new search engine optimization (SEO) tactic that’s shared on marketing blogs? I am too. So, I reached out to nine SEO experts that I admire and asked them for their best SEO tips.

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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.

5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Project Approval Process

Project Risk Coach

Many organizations have a Project Board that approves programs and projects resulting in a project portfolio. The Board chooses projects and programs that align and support the organization's mission, values, goals, and strategies.

Get the Right Project Controls

Arras People

As part of our coming series of webinars we shall provide a 45 minute interactive webinar on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for your organisation. We all know that the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are: Accurate job costing.

How to Use the SCARF Framework to Manage Change on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In a recent interview we asked Carole Osterweil, author of Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience – A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog for her top tip for working in a VUCA environment. VUCA environments are v olatile, u ncertain, c omplex and a mbiguous. Carole Osterweil.

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What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

All knowledge areas are important but some are more important than others

Kiron Bondale

I am occasionally asked by learners in my project management fundamental classes which is the most important knowledge area in the PMBOK® framework.

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Great ideas remain beautiful hypotheticals if there isn’t a way to implement them. Think of the idea as the inspiration, and the organization of that idea as the work required to actualize it.

Why You Need a Project Steering Committee – And How to Create One

Project Bliss

A project steering committee can provide the extra support, guidance, and leverage to give your project an increased chance of success. Your project has a good chance of failing. With a large project, there are many moving pieces, unexpected risks, and change is often difficult for customers.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

One of the top questions we have answered from our inception back in 2002 has been about project management certification. Back then there were fewer choices and the breadth of topics covered was much narrower, but the question remains as relevant today as it was back then.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Can you use Slack for project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

The short answer is no. At least, not by itself. When used effectively, Slack is a powerful add-on to your project management toolkit. Slack is a collaboration tool for teams.

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What Is Hive? Detailed Hive Project Management Tool Overview

The Digital Project Manager

What is Hive? Read on to discover how Hive works—what problems it can help you. The post What Is Hive? Detailed Hive Project Management Tool Overview appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Planning Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Sponsored

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The perils of over proactivity

Kiron Bondale

At the start of our vacation, we had one stop en route to our final destination. We were supposed to have a two hour layover, but after landing we learned that our outbound flight would be delayed by another hour.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

How to Write SMART Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

What is the role of the project manager? The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) says, "The project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives (my italics)."

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Reputation and Recruitment

Arras People

After all these years being involved in the business of recruiting Programme and Project Management practitioners, it still astounds me how people fail to recognise that their reputation is put at risk every time they enter the fray.

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Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Moira Alexander

Managing any project can become a slippery slope when your organization doesn’t have a solid grasp of all the moving pieces. Project management can be a complex discipline to understand and navigate. After all, there are enough key phases, knowledge areas, and project management-specific terms to fill a glossary. To simplify the key components of successful project management, CIO has put together this guide to understanding project management — the phases, knowledge areas, tools and more.

Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what to consider to choose the right advertising agency software, read simple summaries of what each tool does, and get answers to agency software FAQ. The post Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Agile -- what it means

Musings on Project Management

Dilbert: We need 3 more programmers. Boss: Use agile programming methods. Dilbert: Agile programming does not mean doing more work with less people. Boss: Find me some words that do mean that and ask again Dilbert is a creation of Scott Adams And so, you might ask: what does agile mean?

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Whether you call it backlog refinement or backlog grooming, it’s a crucial task for product managers and their teams. There is always going to be a backlog, but not all items on that backlog are equal.

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Asking for help demonstrates psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

Social psychologist Heidi Grant’s interesting TED Talk video providing advice on how to increase the odds of a positive outcome when we ask someone for help was published this week.

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