July, 2020

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic. I certainly got a bigger buzz out of presenting my own webinar than I was expecting! The only problem was that we ran out of time to get through all the questions so I wanted to address some of them here.

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3 Must-Have Project Management Tools for Startups

ProjectManager.com

Starting a new company, or working for a startup, is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. In a startup environment, budgets are often tight and the typical processes that keep companies running are often missing. Such a dynamic work environment can be punishing for even the most experienced employees because there will always be new problems to tackle and limited resources to tackle them.

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The Complete Guide to Time Management

Teamweek

Illustration: Hanna Lee Joshi. Do you ever wonder how some people manage to get so much work done, while the rest of us barely make it halfway through our to-do list? If you identify more with the latter, you’re not alone. According to The Busy Person’s Guide to the Done List , 41% of to-do list tasks never get crossed off. For those of you at the back, we’ll say it louder: Four out of ten tasks go uncompleted. That’s a lot of uncompleted tasks.

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Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

Project Bliss

A scrum master servant leader can lead his team to greatness with this advice from Geoff Watts’s wonderful book Scrum Mastery. The following is a guest post by Charlie Davidson. Please see the Editor’s note below regarding the variation in spelling of the term Scrum Master. Scrum’s framework is easy to understand but hard to master. The ScrumMaster role is no different. Let’s spend some time exploring the challenges ScrumMasters face and how to overcome them.

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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 Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling Risk Management Topics

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. A Scope Management Plan will help you navigate the scoping process, and take advantage of your hard work. The post Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Scope Management project scope management scope management plan

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Low psychological safety might be why planning assumptions remain unstated

Kiron Bondale

Scott Adams does a good job above of illustrating one of the many perils of low levels of psychological safety within a team. Dilbert is trying to raise reasonable doubts with his leader, the Pointy-Haired Boss, but his concerns are met with the threat of losing his job. How likely is it that Dilbert will raise such concerns in the future? While this scenario has been dramatized for comedy purposes, it sometimes ends with tragic results.

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5 Tools for Team Conflict Resolution

Leading Answers

Is infighting damaging your team morale and retention? Do you know what types of conflict are healthy and which are not? When you do intervene, do you have a strategy, or just ”wing it” and hope for the best? People have different ideas; this diversity helps us overcome any individual shortcomings. It also means conflict is inevitable on projects. Whenever we have people contribute different opinions about a solution, there will be some level of conflict.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article! Let’s dive in. Agile Methods: The Basics. Agile is agile is agile? Not true.

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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.

The 10 Best Online Project Management Software For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post The 10 Best Online Project Management Software For 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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What Should a Project Proposal Include?

MavenLink

If you’re working on writing a project proposal for a potential client or customer, you may be wondering what—exactly—your project proposal should include. While your actual project proposal will depend on the type of project, there are several key sections that every project proposal should include. 5 Elements Every Project Proposal Should Include.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Three.

Growing Agile

This is the third part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. In this post we will focus on principles 7-9. “Working software is the primary measure of progress. “ Early in my agile career, when I was still a project manager with agile tendencies, I took over a project that was ‘60% done’ When I probed a little I found out that the 60% done meant that 60% of the budget had been spent, the project was far from done.

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Are you an unbeliever?

Kiron Bondale

I was asked a very unique question by one of the learners in a project management course I taught this week: “ How do I motivate my team members when even I don’t believe in the project? “ While I’d been posed this question for the first time, it is not an uncommon challenge.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan

LiquidPlanner

Do you use a project management plan? The project management plan documents all the project management processes used to manage the project. Remember, the project management plan is not the project schedule. New project managers often confuse the project management plan with the project schedule. The project schedule is the list of tasks needed to deliver the project; although it’s easy to intermix the terms because stakeholders often ask about the “plan.”.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers. I’ve done a lot of reading and research, and honestly, most of what people are predicting is a gentle evolution. It might happen at pace, and it might feel uncomfortable some of the time, but it’s not truly a sea change in how we run projects.

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How to Make an Ideal Kanban Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

A kanban board is simple to use, but it can be a powerful tool for teams. A kanban board creates a visual workflow that illustrates how a team works together and how work is produced. Such workflows help teams improve productivity by providing a glimpse into efficiency at each project stage.

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Are you looking for the right Project Management Tool for your Business?

The Lazy Project Manager

Check out my friends at Crozdesk: https//lnkd.in/eGXwpa7 eGXwpa7 . Free Matching Service Tailored to Your Needs. Be Productively Lazy & Get Your Top Project Management Software Matches. The easiest way to compare 369 solutions. Check out my friends at Crozdesk: https//lnkd.in/eGXwpa7 eGXwpa7 . Free Matching Service Tailored to Your Needs.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies

The Digital Project Manager

Project managers are always working on finding the best ways to create their products or. The post 3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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It’s the end of your project, but has the moment been prepared for?

Kiron Bondale

I’m sure some of you have led projects where everything appeared to be going swimmingly right up to the finish line only to find that you had somehow stepped into the project equivalent of the Hotel California.

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Back to Basics (Part 12): What You Need to Create a Meaningful Project Status Report

Inloox

As a project manager you are probably familiar with this situation: Your boss asks you to present the status of your current project in the form of a project status report by Monday. Keep calm now!

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a decision log? A decision log template in project management is the document you use to fill in all the decisions made relating to your project.

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

ProjectManager.com

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a product so iconic that the whole world knows about it? Consider the Apple iPhone. How does a company go from making computers in a garage to commanding nearly 50 percent of the global smartphone market? It requires two things: vision and planning. Vision is something that comes from company leaders and employees who can think outside of the box. It can’t easily be replicated. But product planning is something that anyone can learn.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Two.

Growing Agile

This is the second part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. In this post we will focus on principles 4-6. “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.

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10 Best Project Tracking Software in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Project Tracking Software in 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

LiquidPlanner

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them.

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

What flavor is your scope creep?

Musings on Project Management

Can there be scope creep in Agile? Doesn't agile define creep away in a stroke: "Scope is whatever is prioritized in the backlog that fits within the budget (OPM, other people's money) and the time." "The The backlog changes all the time, but that's not creep, it's just backlog management."

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What’s the Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Ben Snyder, CEO of project management training and consultancy firm Systemation. In this article, Ben Snyder looks at the different skills/behaviors that lead someone in a project manager’s role to become successful.

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Schedule Variance: What Is It & How Do I Calculate It?

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are responsible for tasks across every part of a business. They have to schedule work, manage people, manage budgets and wrangle technology—just to name a few. If you had to boil it down and define the core function of a project manager in just one sentence, it would be something like, “Project managers ensure work is finished on time and within budget.”. But how does a project manager actually know whether a project is within scope, or falling behind?

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