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

2017 264

Progressively Elaborated Users

Tyner Blain

Understanding your users is critical to developing good products. A “complete” understanding is sometimes required, and always comes at a cost. A contextualized understanding is valuable but less so, and costly but less so.

2017 224

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.

2017 179

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.

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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To avoid a dire fate, don’t forget to iterate!

Kiron Bondale

Anyone who has read the PMBOK Guide or taken the PMP exam knows that project management is made up of an interconnected and iterative set of processes. Even a highly predictable project requires a team to iterate back to earlier executed processes when faced with a change request.

2017 153

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.

2027 146

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.

2017 166

Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Is the Classic Triple Constraint in Project Management Still Relevant? first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This is a guest post by Michelle Symonds. Michelle Symonds.

2017 220

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Debriefs

Zen Project Management

I’m working on a new assignment as part of an agile coaching team leading a transformation at a large organization. One of my fellow coaches is also a former Navy officer. We’ve had a number of conversations about how many of the techniques developed by the military can be applied to make any team a high-performing one. One particular tool is debriefing. I’ll admit, I didn’t do a lot of this in my military career, but the idea is to take time after any activity to review how it went.

2017 100

DPM Podcast: Artificial Intelligence in Project Management (with Dennis Kayser)

The Digital Project Manager

Will our jobs as project managers be taken over by artificial intelligent PM bots? Discover in this podcast with Dennis Kayser from Forecast.it

2017 169

Improving portfolio management must be part of an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

When we think of an agile transformation, improving portfolio management might not be high on the organization’s list of priorities. But what happens if your organization doesn’t have an effective and efficient portfolio management capability?

Agile 153

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

Wrike

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

2017 91

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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?

2017 161

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.

2017 217

An In-Depth Look at the Top 8 Modern Project Management Tools

Paymo App

Project management tools have come a long way in the last few years. We thought it was about time for a detailed article about the modern tools designed to support the ways teams work today.

2017 86

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

2017 156

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Three key ingredients motivating personal change

Kiron Bondale

Over lunch today I enjoyed a good conversation with a couple of ex-colleagues who are facing a challenging yet not very uncommon situation at work.

Breaking Down Silos with Enterprise Work Management Solutions

Leankor

Productivity, sharing, efficiency, best practices, continuous improvement, effective task management. We’ve heard all the terms. We’ve been empowered time and time again to imagine, make, incorporate, and implement better ways to do things. Sometimes they stick.

The PMO and Sponsors

Arras People

I’ve just read a great article on Linkedin about sponsors by Terry Doerscher (he’s the author of the fab Taming Change book). There’s going to be a series of posts – all about how there needs to be more focus on project sponsors and how they do their job.

2017 148

Communications Tools: The Project Banner

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. If you’d asked me a month or so ago if I’d ever have used a roller banner for my project comms I would have said I didn’t have budget for that kind of thing. A project banner for the staff canteen?

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

6 Things You Can Do to Keep Challenging Personalities in Check

LiquidPlanner

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.

DPM Podcast: How To Build Strong Relationships With Teams & Clients (with Lina Calin)

The Digital Project Manager

Solid relationships are crucial to the success of projects - but how do you put that into practice? Lina Calin joins Ben Aston to discuss the techniques you can use to build a stronger, more dynamic and successful team. The post DPM Podcast: How To Build Strong Relationships With Teams & Clients (with Lina Calin) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2017 120

Minimal sufficiency applies to tooling just as much as it does to documentation!

Kiron Bondale

“Working software over comprehensive documentation” This value statement from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is a reminder to remain vigilant that the by-products of our product or project processes don’t distract us from delighting our customers and stakeholders.

2017 130

What Software Development Models Aren't Iterative and Incremental?

Herding Cats

Use of the dreaded Waterfall model is a stalking horse for agilest and #Noestimates advocates for the evils of software development guided by any Governance processes intending to be the steward of other people's money. If it's your own money spend it as you wish, no one cares.

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.

Finding Project Management Freelance Work

Arras People

Hi there. I wonder if we could talk about modes of finding freelance projects as I have previously only worked through employment agencies and find that they do not really negotiate the best rate for me.

2017 141

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.

2017 182

5 soft skills that lead to project management success

Hydra

5 soft skills that lead to project management success. We often discuss the technical skills project managers must possess to boost a project’s chance of success, but their soft skills also have a key part to play. Resource optimisation project management

2017 79

Why And How To Document Lessons Learned (With Bonus Lessons Learned Template)

The Digital Project Manager

Projects can teach many valuable lessons about teams and processes over time. Those insights can then be used to create process change, run more efficient. The post Why And How To Document Lessons Learned (With Bonus Lessons Learned Template) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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.