January, 2017

7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017

The Digital Project Manager

If you’ve started the year and committed to upping your project management skills to be a better project manager, what project management skills are the. The post 7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m pleased to be working with Devart, the company behind TMetric, to bring you this sponsored article. All opinions are my own. There are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice. When we hear any suggestion about improving the probability of success of a project, there are some simple tests to confirm there actually is such a thing.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

Assumptions are interesting things – we all make them all the time, and we rarely acknowledge that we’re doing it.

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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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5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. To err is human. But if you’re a project manager, erring isn’t really something you can afford to do.

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Risk Management

Herding Cats

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. Risk Management requires making estimates of many things.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

If you're new to project management and the agile methodology, the answers to these 10 questions will arm you with the information you need to get started. And if you're a project management veteran, these frequently asked agile questions are a good refresher. What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called sprints to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. How long as agile been around?

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Everything in moderation…

Kiron Bondale

The end of the holidays is the traditional time for people to make resolutions and a common theme for many is to practice moderation in eating, drinking or spending. Too much of anything, even a good thing, is unhealthy and the same can be said about project management practices.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Learn about Sustainability in a few hours…

Green Project Management

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” ” Nathaniel Branden Key Sustainability References Trying to figure out what sustainability is about can be a challenge.

Managing millennials: A project manager’s guide

The Digital Project Manager

What you’ve been told about managing millennials is wrong. Unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand, you’re probably seen ‘that’ video from Simon. The post Managing millennials: A project manager’s guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides Promoted

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The 30-Minute Miracle That Will Change The Way You Leave The Office

Girl's Guide to PM

I have one word for you today: Transitions. How am I only realising this now? I need time to transition between activities in order to keep my work/life balance from imploding.

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Pictures About Managing in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

Project Risk Coach

PMP Exam Series - Cost Management Think about it for a minute – what have you done in the last six months to improve your cost management? Review the projects you’ve completed in the last year. How many of those projects came in over budget?

Fewer choices beats full freedom when introducing self-organization!

Kiron Bondale

10 Infographics to Skyrocket Your Productivity in 2017

TimeCamp

New year, new resolutions… We all know how hard is to stick to all the goals, especially when everything distracts us from achieving them. But the beginning of the year is a great moment to reconsider the habits and start planning the time wisely.

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The Basics of Leadership

The Digital Project Manager

When you first step out in front of a team it’s natural to feel apprehensive. Nervous even. And it’s with good cause. Truth is, in. The post The Basics of Leadership appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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.

2017 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want To Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference this year, chances are there is something close by that will appeal to you. I’ve compiled this extensive list of conferences both local to me in the UK and around the world.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track

Celoxis

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track. best practices collaboration infographic Project Management celoxis Online project management tool productivity project management remote working web based project management software

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3 Project Manager Headaches and How to Cure Them

Wrike

Project management is a highly complex and complicated job. Because there are so many factors that come into play during every single project , project managers must be extremely versatile and skilled.

How to deal with a disengaged sponsor

Susanne Madsen

​Are you working with a project sponsor who is far too busy with their day-job to be actively engaged on your project? And have you ever had the experience that when your sponsor finally does get around to providing some long awaited direction, she changes her mind afterwards?

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Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

10 Must-Watch TED Talks for Project Managers

TimeCamp

Are you looking for the resources helpful to become a better project manager? Do you need fresh ideas how to develop your business because of the constant feeling of stagnation?

Project scope: Black & white or Shades of grey?

The Digital Project Manager

According to established project management theory, one of the most important aspects of running a successful project is a clear and well-understood scope (ideally documented. The post Project scope: Black & white or Shades of grey? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

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7 Reasons Why Multitasking Is Not the Answer

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Kristy Dickerson from STARTplanner. Multitasking has been praised by many as the secret sauce to reaching success at record speeds. But over the years, that’s been dispelled.

INFOGRAPHIC: Put a Stop to Time Wasters with Effective Project Management

Celoxis

Author: Ravindra Wankar, Co-Founder at Celoxis About Celoxis: Celoxis is an enterprise class project management and PPM tool that helps companies streamline management of projects, timesheets, expenses and business processes, specific to their organization. Over the last decade, Celoxis has specialized in delivering improved collaboration and increased efficiency for Enterprises globally, across Industry verticals.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

3 Team Techniques to Improve Cost Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Improve buy-in and support for your project budgets Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when trying to improve cost estimates? You’re not alone. Actually, you have a team. Many project managers are left to their own devices when estimating projects. This can be rather challenging.

Estimating the Risk

Herding Cats

Risk is everywhere on projects. This risk comes from two types of uncertainty. Aleatory uncertainty, which is the naturally occurring yields variances in the underlying processes. This uncertainty is handled with cost, schedule, and technical performance margins. Epistemic uncertainty comes from probabilistic processes that can be addressed with handling responses. The idea of risk and its management and handling is a critical success factor for all software development.

What Makes a Good Manager?

TimeCamp

Use the Force Oh, if we only knew. The truth is, there does not exist one “golden rule” for being a great manager. The disproportion in the business is gigantic.

What’s Another Name for a Project Director?

Arras People

There are so many different job titles in project management – some of them are obvious – project manager for one! A lot more of them can bring confusion though – we’ve already covered off the title Program Director so let’s look at the Project Director title. The Project Director role can mean a couple of different things – and it also features more in certain industries.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.