January, 2020

How to Manage a Project Team: 6 Ways You Didn’t Know Helped

ProProfs Project Management

Imagine you have a diverse set of people in your team, each coming from different backgrounds. They have a different way to work, and their work ethics might differ from what you have set for yourself. . Now, as a project manager, how would you feel about this?

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you want to improve communication on your projects? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

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Does Your Agency Have a Process Bottleneck? Here’s How to Find Out

MavenLink

Does it seem as if, no matter how many improvements you make to your project management strategy , there’s always something holding your agency back?You

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The 9-Step Checklist for Kickass Project Kickoffs

Workamajig

Project kickoff is one of the most important stages in the lifecycle of a project. Learn how to excel at this stage in this article. Well begun, they say, is half done. Nowhere is this more applicable than at the start of a project.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Red Flags, Blue Lessons

MPUG

Watch for these warning signs, so you don’t end up twisting in the wind! As a project manager (PM) for an international consulting firm, I was once assigned to a very large account that taught online classes through the internet. The company was called the High Intensity Teaching Corporation or HIT.

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Stop, Drop and Roll: Ways to Prevent and Cure Employee Burnout

LiquidPlanner

In a competitive marketplace, businesses depend on high levels of productivity from their employees. There are orders to fill and deadlines to meet. However, your employees are human beings who can only work at a fast pace for so long.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills for Better Communication

Project Bliss

Communication skills are critical for your career. And great active listening skills can serve you in valuable ways you may not have considered. It seems everyone spends a good chunk of their day with their eyes glued to a cell phone.

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Project Management Trends for Agencies: What to Skip, What to Adopt

Workamajig

What are some of the top project management trends agencies need to watch out for? Find the right answers in this article. As a project manager, you have your work cut out for you.

2020 78

Project Leader vs. Project Manager: The 7 Essential Project Leadership Skills

Planio

What’s the difference between a project manager and a project leader? If you’ve ever gone hunting for a definitive answer to this question, you probably ended up disappointed.

2020 127

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?

Sprint Planning 101: How to Plan Great Sprints

ProjectManager.com

Ask a dozen people what agile is and you’ll get a dozen different answers. But it’s best defined by scrum as a model. Scrum is a way to manage a project within an agile framework and is made up of three roles: product owner, scrum master and team.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

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Project Management Job Description

Girl's Guide to PM

The project management job descriptions you see in profiles on LinkedIn might not represent exactly what you would do in the role. That’s because project managers do so many different things!

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My Top 10 Project Risk Management Blog Posts of 2019

Project Risk Coach

Are you a better project manager today than you were a year ago? I hope my blog has boosted your knowledge and application. In case you missed some of my blog posts, I'm sharing my most popular project risk management posts of 2019.

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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.

Presentation Skills Training 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 10 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 350 presentations around the world in over 25 countries.

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Handling complexity requires psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

I wrote two weeks back about Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and the benefit of models such as Cynefin and the Theory of Constraints for being able to understand them. What I didn’t focus on in that article was how important the people element is when dealing with CAS.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

Project management is an art of solutions. You have a project, and it has a means to complete it within the constraints of time, scope and cost. As rigid as some methodologies can appear, they’re surprisingly cooperative when combined with others to create a workable hybrid. For example, take scrum.

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Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

What Is Design Thinking? Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. Design Thinking seems to be a hot buzzword these days. You’ve likely heard it mentioned in meetings or hallway talk around the office.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Have you tried Gantter?

Girl's Guide to PM

A Gantt chart-based online PM software with a first-of-its-kind AI Recommendation Engine and complete Google integration. This is a guest article by Susan Kuruvilla at Gantter. Gantter is a Gantt chart-based Critical Path Method (CPM) project management tool in the Google Chrome web store.

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My Top 10 Project Risk Management Articles of 2019

Project Risk Coach

Oh, what a year! Thank you for being a part of the Project Risk Coach Community. In this article, I'm sharing my most popular project risk management posts of 2019. So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2019?

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New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. So you only have 12 months to book me if you haven’t heard this one before, or you want to hear it again. You can see below the presentation outline.

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Thriving at the Edge of Chaos – a review

Kiron Bondale

Over the past couple of years I have regularly heard companies, their portfolios and even individual projects referred to as Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS).

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Project Management Framework Types, Key Elements & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

A project never exists in a vacuum. A project is executed by a team within an organization that has some sort of a project management framework established to enable the process.

2020 281

What Is Kanbanize? Detailed Kanbanize Overview & Explanation Of Kanbanize Features

The Digital Project Manager

What is Kanbanize? Read on to discover how Kanbanize works—what problems it can help you. The post What Is Kanbanize? Detailed Kanbanize Overview & Explanation Of Kanbanize Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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8 Unique Project Management Tips for Tech Teams

LiquidPlanner

Tech teams are comprised of creative individuals, each with their own ideas on how things should work. A good project manager should allow team members to express their creativity, but also keep them focused on the main goal at the same time.

2020 122

How to Be a Project Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute says, "high-performing companies manage risk in conjunction with projects and programs far more often than low performers do." How can you help your company manage risks and become a high performer? Let's look at ways to become a project risk management evangelist.

2020 212

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

So, you need a System Integrator -- SI

Musings on Project Management

You've got a big (big!) project with a lot of moving parts (different contractors doing different stuff). You've been told: Get yourself an SI! The questions at hand: what is a System Integrator (aka SI), and what do they do?

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How do you handle unresponsive key project stakeholders?

Kiron Bondale

It is a common challenge for anyone who has managed projects for a meaningful amount of time. One or more of your key stakeholders who are integral to the successful completion of the project appears unwilling to engage as expected.

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Communication Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

ProjectManager.com

Communication is the foundation of every good relationship, friendship or partnership. It’s fundamental to the way projects work, too. Without good communication, things can become overcomplicated. Remember the old Abbott and Costello sketch, “Who’s On First”?

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