October, 2019

5 Tips on How to Deal with Challenging Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

It is rare to find a project that doesn’t have difficult or challenging stakeholders. Teams form, storm, normalize, and eventually reach the performing stage. Before teams can normalize and perform, the team will storm as different points of view impact the project’s direction.

How to Write an Effective Project Charter

nTask

In the old days, businesses or the organizational culture was a hit or miss affair. Businesses were pushed forward and projects were pitched without asking the tough questions or defining a specific direction for the team on how to achieve the goals that were set by the company.

The Iceberg Phenomenon in Project Management: How to Make "Invisible" Efforts Visible

Inloox

Each project has a workload of clearly visible time expenditure that flows into previously defined activities and work packages. In most cases, however, there is an additional proportion of "invisible" time expenditure, where even project managers cannot say exactly which tasks this time has been allocated to.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

A project manager’s job isn’t just about managing the work. You are also responsible for your team, and making sure they have the skills required to do their jobs. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team.

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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?

What are the 3 biggest mistakes that project managers make?

Susanne Madsen

In my role as a project leadership coach, trainer and facilitator I come across many project managers who are struggling to gain traction on their projects. They find it hard to get team members to commit, to gain buy-in from stakeholders and to win people over.

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7 Proven Planning Techniques for Better Projects

ProjectManager.com

A project without a plan is like a car without a driver. The project plan is the guide that gets a project manager from concept through execution, and a finished product at its destination. There’s an argument that a project plan supersedes everything else in a project.

Five Steps to Rapid Recovery of Failing Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Project failure can occur for an infinite number of reasons. Sometimes it’s out of your control. Maybe a blizzard caused your group to miss a series of deadlines or fail to deliver necessary components for your project.

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10 Essential Project Management Skills for Success…and Your Resume

Project Bliss

When considering a project management career, there are some basic project management skills you need to know about. If you think a project management career is right for you, you possibly already have some great skills you need for the role.

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Agile vs Waterfall: Which one is Right for Your Project?

Online PM Courses

Agile vs Waterfall. It's one of those classic line-ups, and we can't resist pitting two seemingly opposite contenders against one another. The post Agile vs Waterfall: Which one is Right for Your Project? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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.

7 Simple Yet Effective Steps to Create A Perfect Project Timeline

Taskque

One of the biggest reasons why projects fail is because project managers set unrealistic deadlines and goals. Setting unpragmatic deadlines and targets not only put extra pressure on your team but also forces them to rush through project activities.

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The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?

Keyedin

Three ways resource management moves toward continuous delivery success. Resource managers don’t have to be philosophy majors, but they do have to have a philosophy that encapsulates the culture of their company. If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out.

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the first things that project managers learn on training courses is that a project has a start, a middle and an end. Unfortunately, outside the classroom you’ll come across projects that don’t work like that. What is a zombie project? A zombie project is one that never ends.

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The Quality Project Manager: an Interview with Olu Jinadu

Project Bliss

Quality project managers work with teams to ensure the success of quality improvement projects. I had the pleasure of meeting Olu Jinadu on a flight from Memphis to Detroit. I was traveling to see my aunt in the beautiful countryside of rural Vermont.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Team Building Activities to Enhance Your Company Culture

LiquidPlanner

Team building activities can be an enjoyable part of workplace culture. They can also build meaningful bonds that help teams excel even more in their collaborative projects. Here are some ideas that can help you grow your company culture with group activities. Mixing Fun and Purpose.

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The Best Risk Management Tools & Techniques for PM Pros

ProjectManager.com

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” goes the old saying. Project managers know this better than anyone, for what is a project if not a venture? Risk is inherent in project management and so is the need to control it.

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How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Let's look at the cost of having no quality management plan. Then, we will explore how to develop a practical quality management plan.

Video: What is agile project management? 

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: What is agile project management? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics Videocasts Videos

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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.

Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

I recently sat down and interviewed Carole Osterweil and now I am happy to announce that I have two copies of her book, Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog, to giveaway! What is the book about?

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Personal development action planning starts with the “What?” and “Why?” before the “How?”

Kiron Bondale

How many times have you been on a project where your customer or some other key stakeholder has prematurely tried to jump to a solution without having fully articulated their needs and wants?

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Agile down the ages

Musings on Project Management

In the beginning, there was pre-history Agile, almost prehistoric era: Before 2000 and the meeting in Utah that birthed modern Agile Rogue developers trying various "light weight" and "rapid" prototyping and coding practises.

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3 Best Project Management Charts for Project Planning

ProjectManager.com

Communication is fundamental for most everything we do, and that goes doubly so for projects. Without a clear way to disseminate information and have it understood, missteps follow.

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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.

8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock Let's run through a list of eight behaviors that all bad project managers have in common.

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The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve summed up my top 10 favorite PM tools that I consider to be the. The post The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools PM

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The Stakeholder Management Workshop is now open!

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management is a people business. Projects get done through people. We need people on our teams to do what they say they are going to do, and we need to help them do that. That’s why stakeholder engagement is such an important skill. So what does it look like when stakeholders aren’t engaged?

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Progress is the secret sauce of motivation…

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written about many drivers of individual motivation. Receiving regular recognition (Early Saturday morning alliteration!),

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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.

Excel is watching you!

Musings on Project Management

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10 Easy Ways to Get PDUs & Stay PMI Certified

ProjectManager.com

A project manager is a professional. And, like any professional, if you take your profession, your career and yourself seriously, you’ll undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). What is a PDU?

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How to Develop a Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this post I'm going to show you how to develop a project charter. In fact, these are the exact techniques that I used to create charters for small-budget to multi-million dollar projects. Let's kick things off by defining the project charter. Quick Navigation. What is a Project Charter?

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