December, 2017

Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time.

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8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018

Musings on Project Management

8 Administrative Professional Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2018. Have you ever noticed the amazing ideas and inspiration that come from connecting with other like-minded people who have the same profession as you? We want administrative professionals to feel that invigorating spark again and again!

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7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Successful project managers have a common trait – they identify and manage risks. Let’s look at seven tools and techniques to identify risks. Often project managers start with a splash. They get the team together, identify lots of risks, and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet.

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The Project Manager who Smiled

The Lazy Project Manager

Probably the best gift you can give the Project Manager in your life … How many project managers does it take to change a light bulb? A better question to ask is perhaps ‘how many project managers does it take to have a good project?’.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >>

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12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 12 Days of a Project Manager’s Christmas , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Are you feeling festive? I am! I can’t wait until the Christmas break and I’ve already started on the mince pies and mulled wine.

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Project Managers Change the World

Project Bliss

It’s not only visionaries and dreamers who change the world. It takes more than just an idea to make a change. The idea must be put into motion – it must be executed. And that’s what Project Managers do. Ideas Without Action Have No Impact. People come up with ideas every day.

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7 Things You Ought to Know About Identifying Risks

Project Risk Coach

Increase Your Risk Management IQ Every project manager deals with risks. We all face significant uncertainty. Allow me to share seven things you ought to know about identifying risks.

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What is project management? 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.

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?

Popular Project Management Training

Arras People

It’s almost time to knock off work for a week or so, before you do, grab a mince pie and take 10 minutes out to take part in the latest Project Management Census 2017.

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Cancelling Projects: How?

Project Health Check

In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled. In part 2, we look at how sometimes the Project being worked on is no longer the right Project, and in part 3, we looked at the other cause of cancelling: the Project isn't being done right.

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Fostering Knowledge Sharing in Project Management Communities [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Fostering Knowledge Sharing in Project Management Communities [Video] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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Great Gift Ideas for Co-Workers, Friends, Family, or Even Yourself

Project Bliss

During the holidays and throughout the year you’re often at a loss for gift ideas. For this reason, I’ve put together a list of items that help with staying healthy, productive, and can make life a bit easier.

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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.

How to Improve Results With Better Risk Statements

Project Risk Coach

Vague risk statements lead to poor risk response planning. When organizations or project teams fail to respond to significant risks (i.e., threats and opportunities), these groups fail to achieve their goals and reach their potential.

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How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

Benefits management, like project risk management, is practiced poorly by most organizations. While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond.

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Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

Here’s SPOCE with the PRINCE2 approach to managing the project that is Christmas. Fantastic article if you’re also fairly new to project management too to understand the concepts and approaches. Hope your Christmas is on time and on budget! Starting up a project (SU).

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I need your Presentation Experience

The Lazy Project Manager

So here’s the thing – I have, as it turns out, two slightly unexpected weeks free (before I start a new and exciting job) and I thought ‘why not write a book?’ ’ – and why not indeed. But that isn’t too long so I then decided a) I would write a book where I had a lot of the material already and b) I would go and get some help from all the ‘Lazy PM’ fans out there in the world (see, ‘productive laziness’ in action).

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 2018 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills.

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DPM Podcast: Are You Really A Good Project Manager? (with Lina Calin)

The Digital Project Manager

Are you actually good at what do you do? Deep down, do you sometimes wonder if you're actually a project manager charlatan, or in the wrong career altogether? Ben Aston chats with Lina Calin to discuss how we can know if we're really doing a good job of this project management thing.

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How to Identify and Manage Secondary Risks

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever tried to address an issue and created a different problem? A response to risk can create other risks. These secondary risks may be more significant than the primary risks if we are not careful. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva).

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How comical is your project?

Kiron Bondale

Frequent readers of my blog will know how much I respect Scott Adams’s unique insights into the dysfunctions of corporate life. Let’s analyze the case study provided in today’s comic strip! Risk (mis)management.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

How Does Your Organisation Fare with Strategy Execution?

Arras People

There’s a webinar being held this Tuesday 5th December – 12noon UK time by Strategy Execution (a project management and strategy execution training specialist – they’re part of our training directory).

Catsuits and Parachutes

The Lazy Project Manager

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Happy Holidays!

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Happy Holidays! first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is the last blog post of 2017! I wanted to use it to say thank you to all the people who have made A Girl’s Guide to Project Management possible this year.

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QA Please and Thank you!

The Digital Project Manager

I work for an agency that produces client marketing sites. There is heavy involvement from DPMs during the design, architecture and content phases – but as projects move into the development phase their involvement starts to decrease.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The technical debt thing

Musings on Project Management

Steve McConnell has pretty nice video presentation on Managing Technical Debt that casts the whole issue in business value terms. I like that approach since we always need some credible (to the business) justification for spending Other People's Money (OPM) McConnell, of course, has a lot of bona fides to speak on this topic, having been a past editor of IEEE Software and having written a. agile

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Exploiting team building opportunities within your project management ceremonies

Kiron Bondale

While focusing on the triple constraint and keeping stakeholders engaged are crucial, building a high performing team is an essential ingredient of project success. Unfortunately there are at least two forces which work against team building events – time and cost constraints.

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Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Arras People

Holiday gifts for teachers are a challenge. If your child has many teachers, it’s difficult to find a personalized gift for each that is both affordable and valued.

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