October, 2018

How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling

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Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

Agile 260

Why Projects Succeed or Fail

Girl's Guide to PM

Understanding project failure is the first step to putting it right. Let’s explore why businesses are so slow to learn the lessons of the past and what you can do to boost your chances of project success. Every researcher, management guru and project manager has their own view on why projects fail.

2018 316

How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

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Top Five Interventions for a Failing Project

Arras People

Execview sees projects and programmes from many different sectors and a wide range of clients. The reason we get up in the morning is to help people like you become very successful in your role within the PMO.

2018 284

The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.

2018 273

What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. And in the UK, we really do spell programme like that!

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The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools.

2018 390

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

ProjectManager.com

Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. Basically, what that means is that everyone has the potential for improvement.

10 Terrific Traits of Exceptional Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Think about the project managers you've worked with through the years. Which ones were unusually good? Which ones qualify as exceptional project managers? I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of project managers in my career.

2018 275

Project Management Q&A – How do I Move From: Business Analyst to Project Manager?

Arras People

I’m a business analyst, but would like to become a project manager. What steps should I be taking to achieve that goal? Career changes are never easy, but the transition from business analyst to project manager isn’t necessarily a huge leap.

2018 270

Why You Should Be Using Time Blocking in Your Company

TimeCamp

What Is Time Blocking? Time blocking is used by such productivity experts like Elon Musk, Time Management time blocking time management time map

2018 260

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

How To Lead Your Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Nick Nuss from VocationCultivation. Nick Nuss. You can’t tell from the picture, but he’s actually an Excel Wizard. There comes a time when you have to step up and lead your manager, or any senior manager in your organisation.

2018 318

Because “It’s there” is not a good reason to pursue agility!

Kiron Bondale

I’m seeing increased similarities between online hype surrounding agile and the marketing of weight loss products. Losing weight or being agile are being promoted as the main objective when both of these are just a means to an end.

2018 233

5 Notorious Failed Projects & What We Can Learn from Them

ProjectManager.com

Failure is an unavoidable part of any project process: it’s the degree of failure that makes the difference. If a task fails, there are ways to reallocate resources and get back on track. But a systemic collapse will derail the whole project. What good can come from failure? A lot, actually.

2018 414

5 Reasons to Get Your PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Project Success: Is On Budget or On Time Enough Anymore?

Arras People

It used to be that project success was based on one or more of three key project success determiners: on budget delivery, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction (and sometimes quality, but that also factors into customer satisfaction).

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple

Proofhub

This is an exciting time in the project management world. Because people are coming up with new approaches, trying new combinations, and even inculcating their leadership styles to manage projects in the best possible way.

2018 288

RAID in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Ever wondered what RAID is all about in project management? You’ll hear project managers talking about their RAID logs, or updating the RAID, but what does it all mean? In this article, we look at everything RAID.

2018 311

Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication

ProjectManager.com

Team communication is the bedrock on which productive project management is built. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how you and your team can communicate effectively. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – 7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication.

2018 411

How to Create a Cause and Effect Diagram

Project Risk Coach

Do you have problems? Projects running behind schedule? Cycle time for a business process increasing? Sales down? People continuing to live in silos? Let's discuss a simple but powerful tool for solving problems - the Cause and Effect Diagram (alias Fishbone Diagram).

2018 227

Hiring a Contractor? – What You Need to Know

Arras People

Of the companies who require project managers, most will only require their services temporarily. This will be because either the project is short-term or they don’t have enough projects to validate hiring a project manager on a permanent basis.

2018 251

Delphi Technique In Project Management (How to + Example)

PM Basics

Talked with the client yesterday. He asked me to look into a new technology on iOS called “layers” He wanted to see if we can leverage it. I had no idea what was that. For sure, I could open a developer’s documentation and try to read it. But that is not what a project manager does.

2018 200

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

When I first wrote Collaboration Tools for Project Managers the publishers put ‘Elizabeth Harrin, PMP’ on the cover. I had to get that taken off – I’m not a PMP, although I feel very familiar with the PMBOK Guide ® concepts.

2018 293

Getting to Yes: How to Negotiate Using the Harvard Principle

Inloox

Not everyone is born with great negotiation skills, but everyone can learn to negotiate correctly and fairly. The so-called "Harvard principle" can help you overcome conflicts of interest with your negotiating partner and come to a solution with mutual benefits.

2018 266

10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems.