December, 2017

How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation

The Digital Project Manager

Estimating successfully is all about getting the right amount of funding to enable you to successfully deliver a project. But creating a project budget that works – delivering worthwhile value for a client at a cost that’s still going to make a respectable profit for the agency is a tricky balance, so how do you do it right? The post How To Estimate Projects: The Complete Guide To Project Budget & Cost Estimation appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Nemawashi

Zen Project Management

I am speaking this week at the Projects to the Point (P2P) conference in Cairo, Egypt. The focus of the conference is the book "How Successful Organizations Implement Change" and the speakers (myself included) each wrote one of the chapters of the book by the same title. We have an interesting approach for implementing change where I'm working, a technique call Nemawashi. It's a Japanese term that literally translates to "digging around the roots" but the meaning is much more than that.

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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Project Management Lessons from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

LiquidPlanner

Between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday, my family and I have a few traditions. One of them is to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Hidden amongst the classic scenes that only John Hughes could write, there are a few project management lessons worth your consideration.

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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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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).

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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5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

Have you made your New Years resolution list yet for 2018? If not then there's still time to add PMP certification to that list if you are a project manager. I can give you five good reasons why certification should be on your list. Project managers with PMP certification earn more.

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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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.

Here’s How to Finish Your Year Strong

LiquidPlanner

With the holiday season coming into view, it’s tempting to take your foot off the gas and cruise towards the year’s end. Don’t. These last few weeks are when you should be making the most of those lessons learned and preparing for the year ahead.

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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.

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).

Let’s add a few tools to your risk identification tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

Risk identification is our first step towards converting unknown-unknowns to known-unknowns. It is neither possible nor advisable to identify all risks which could impact your project’s objectives – like any other project planning process, too much is as bad as too little.

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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.

San Diego Seaport Project To Transform Waterfront

Fix my Project Chaos

Conceptual design work continues on the Port of San Diego’s planned $1.5-billion waterfront development

Just when you think things are going your way

The Digital Project Manager

The post Just when you think things are going your way appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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TOP 83 PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFLUENCERS OF 2017

TimeCamp

Introduction Project management, which deals with various aspects of projects, such as techniques, and tools used to plan, control, monitor, and review such enterprises, is a crucial part of the business world.

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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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.

Finding Freelance Project Management Opportunities

Arras People

I’ve decided to make the change and move from my permanent job of the last ten years and become a freelance project manager. Do you have any advance on where I could find opportunities? The place where many people start is the online job boards and whilst this approach is one of the quickest and easiest to access, it is often not the most fruitful way of securing new freelance contracts.

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Lessons in customer service from my Xmas getaway

Kiron Bondale

My son and I just enjoyed a few days of sunshine, good food and great customer service at a Caribbean resort. Our journey home made for a jarring return to reality thanks to the more than fifty degree drop in outside temperature but also due to the poor customer service provided by the airline. For my last post of 2017, I thought I’d share one bouquet and two brickbats in the hopes of encouraging more of the former and a lot less of the latter in 2018.

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Social video may be exploding, but social video metrics are lagging

Leankor

This just in: Video is exploding on social media channels? Have you heard? Yep–video is big business in the social media world these days. Just ask anyone. That news has been plastered all over the web the last couple months in all sorts of trend posts.

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DPM Podcast: Made To Lead (with Karl Sakas)

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, we're in the business of managing teams. But are we managing them, and leading them well?

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.