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.

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3 Must-Have Project Management Tools for Startups


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.

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The Complete Guide to Time Management


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.

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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.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

The 10 Best Online Project Management Software For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

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What Should a Project Proposal Include?


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.

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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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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan


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.”.

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

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Parabol: Improve your retrospectives

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you looking for a tool to run retrospective meetings? In this Parabol review, I’ll share the pros and cons of the popular tool – it could be the right product for your agile team. Summary. Product: Parabol. Cost and plans: Free plan for up to 2 teams. Hosting model: Cloud and on-premise.

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


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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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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. Everyone has a desire to wrap things up and move on to whatever is next but transition seems like it will never end.

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The Importance of ICT for Project Management


Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects.

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How to Improve Customer Experience Through the Five C’s - Part 2


This is part 2 of a two-part blog about how your business can improve client experience (CX). Read part 1 on communication and consistency here. Collaboration. Nowadays more than ever in this new period of remote work for all, collaboration is vitally important.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

What To Do When Your Team Doesn’t Believe The Project Schedule

Girl's Guide to PM

This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed this chapter (and another one) to the book. This one is about ensuring everyone buys into the project schedule. The One-Man Plan: A Story. Hans had spent a lot of time working on his project schedule.

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Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps


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.

10 Best Project Tracking Software in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


The number one thing every project manager needs to level up their skills is experience. And number two? A good project management book. There’s nothing “new” about running a project. Sure, the goals and specific issues will be different in each case.

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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?

Ask a PM: A Guide to Action Log Tasks and Activities


“Dear Elizabeth: What would constitute an action for the log versus a task in the project plan schedule? I don’t know where to put my tasks, and it’s confusing to have them in two places.”. This is actually a pretty common question; I’d say it comes up at least once a month!

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Waterfall vs. Agile Project Management: Pros & Cons


Most project managers naturally lean toward either waterfall or agile project management philosophies.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I I hope I can convince you.”. I’m probably the ideal audience for this book: I don’t need convincing.

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