September, 2017

Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

What is a Project Scorecard?

Arras People

Project scorecards are one of the most crucial visuals of a project for senior executives and in this guest post from Execview – part of the Arras People PPM software directory – they give an overview about what the project scorecard is and what it includes.

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Epic List of Project Manager Behavioral Interview Questions to Prove You’re the Ideal Candidate for the Job

Project Bliss

When you’re interviewing for that perfect project manager position, you need to be ready. You’re competing against multiple candidates, and you want to stand out as the best choice.

10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It would be nice to think that every company has a formal mentoring scheme, and that you can tap into the experience of other project managers through this. However, that isn’t always the 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?

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How to Handle an Under-Performing Project Team Member

Arras People

Often when asked to manage a project you can be given an eclectic mix of personalities and be expected to mould them into an effective team.

Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

Project Bliss

Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news. The project management career outlook continues to show growth and increased opportunity for the next ten years.

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How To Communicate Effectively When You’ve Got No Time For Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Communicate Effectively When You’ve Got No Time For Meetings , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. How can I manage my stakeholders when there isn’t enough time for meetings?” a project manager asked me recently.

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Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?


Why should you integrate Knowledge Management (KM) into your Business Processes? By Paul Whiffen, Hartfield KM Consulting Ltd. Knowledge Management

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Key Signs it MIght be Time to Certify and Move On

Brad Egeland

You might love your job and who you are working for and with, but change happens. Sometimes it's good and you may even initiate it, and sometimes it's not so good or comes as a shock.

Tool Review: Synergist

The Digital Project Manager

Looking for one agency project management tool to rule them all? Synergist is a uniquely complete agency project management and job costing solution that works. The post Tool Review: Synergist appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Promoted Reviews Tools

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this?

Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management


When you query a group of second graders about what they want to be when they grow up, they’ll say an astronaut, doctor, firefighter, scientist or some other cool job.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Must Read Books on Stakeholder Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. There are thousands of project management books, many of which focus on the difficult issues of managing stakeholders. Here are some of the best.

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Fundraising for Action for Children Byte Night


Fundraising for Action for Children Byte Night.

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Why PMPs Should Actually Read the PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Risk Coach

Four Reasons to Read the PMBOK 6th Edition The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK 6 th Edition on September 6 th , 2017. Some certified project managers may respond with, “Ho-hum. I’m glad I got my certification behind me.”

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Project manager interview questions you should be prepared for

Resource Guru

I’m no stranger to project manager job interviews. Between full-time job searching years ago and chats with agency owners for contract work now, I’ve had my fair share of discussions about my experience, work style, philosophy, and project history over my career.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

What is VUCA?

Arras People

No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change. Increasingly, how to respond to those challenges is being explained by people with smart insights. One thing is for sure; you cannot choose not to change when the world around you changes.

What’s New in PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition - A Summary of Changes

Deep Fried Brain

PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition changes - 5 project management processes added, moved, or removed, 9 processes updated, greater focus on agile/adaptive methodologies, benefits management, and alignment with. PMBOK 6th Edition PMBOK PMI

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sofia Hess

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sofia Hess , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Sofia Hess, Head of Marketing at Cerri. Today I’m interviewing Sofia Hess, Head of Marketing at Cerri.

10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers


With the start of fall and a new football season, we can’t help but notice the similarities between kicking off football and kicking off new projects. The contracts have been signed, hands shaken, and you’re now officially hired to lead a new project. Get ready to roll up your sleeves — now the real work begins! . Similarly to football, the success of a good project is determined by a productive kickoff meeting. Setting the right tone from the get-go can make or break your project.

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

6 Things You Can Do to Keep Challenging Personalities in Check


It doesn’t matter what field you operate in, as soon as you bring in creative experts the potential for both personality and technical conflict increases.

Experts Who Help You Improve Your Productivity!


Whether we are new in the business or already have our own startup or business.

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Moving from PA to Project Administrator

Arras People

Becoming a Project Administrator if you are currently working as a PA (Personal Assistant) is not as big a leap as you might think.

Why can’t I Print the PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition PDF?

Deep Fried Brain

PMI has updated its terms regarding the printing of the PDF version PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition and their other standards in a move that they describe as aimed at fighting piracy. FAQ PMI Membership Ethics and Professional Conduct PMBOK 6th Edition PMI PMBOK Download

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. There’s no such thing as cheating in project management,” writes Beth Spriggs , “but if there were it would be this book.”. I’ve covered it in sticky notes.

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Critical Path Method in Project Management is as Easy as 1,2,3


What exactly is Critical Path in Project Management ? Critical Path Method (CPM) is a mathematically-based algorithm for scheduling a set of project activities.

How to create a strong team identity during kick-off

Susanne Madsen

​Project kick offs are often talked about as a single event – or meeting – where the project manager introduces the team to the project, walks them through the project background and ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding expectations, deliverables and responsibilities.

TimeCamp’s New Tool Is Here – RemoteCamp!


We are happy to announce that we created a new, sister tool of TimeCamp – RemoteCamp! Follow our today’s post and learn the great features of the app. What is RemoteCamp? RemoteCamp is a tool which tracks work hours of remote workers. It’s a tool based on TimeCamp’s functions.

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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.