September, 2017

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.

2017 369

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 358

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.”

2017 292

Woody Allen and Project Sponsorship – he really made the connection!

Ron Rosenhead

What is the connection? He said: “80% of life is turning up.”. When I read this I immediately linked this with project sponsorship. Because so many project managers have complained about: not knowing who their sponsor is. having a sponsor who is a named person but is inactive.

2017 289

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 a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project as a whole is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: the Scrum master, product owner, and Scrum team members. What is a Scrum master?

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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 268

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ABI Evaluation

The Lazy Project Manager

2017 232

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements.

Risk 273

How to communicate bad news to your project sponsor

Ron Rosenhead

This is a guest post from Helena Liu, PMP. Delivering bad news to your project sponsor is not an easy task that any project manager. You never know what you can expect. However, projects almost never go according to plan, resulting in extensions and budget increases.

2017 271

Project management: 7 steps to on-time, on-budget, goal-based delivery

Moira Alexander

According to Project Management Institute’s 2017 “ Pulse of the Profession ” global survey, organizations are wasting $97 million for every $1 billion invested due to poor project performance. Yes, that’s a 20 percent decline from the previous year’s survey, but the truth is, projects still fail at a staggering rate. What are the primary high-level reasons for project failures?

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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 Best Marketing Project Management Software of 2017

The Digital Project Manager

What marketing project management software do you use to keep your agency running smoothly? Creative agencies, in-house digital teams and creative collaboration cooperatives all have one thing in common - pumping out amazing creative work.

2017 229

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?

2017 303

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 225

How to Actually Boost Your Team’s Performance

Project Risk Coach

Discover 10 Words to Motivate Your Team Why is that one project team can vastly outperform another team although both teams have similar skills? Motivation. If you want to boost team’s performance, speak encouraging words consistently.

2017 256

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Donnie MacNicol posted a link to a great article that goes some way into explaining why leadership development is not working. The article ‘The “Dirty Fish Tank” training model and the modern method for developing leaders’ is by Craig Ross, Angie Paccione and Victoria Roberts.

2017 238

What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Moira Alexander

What is a project manager? Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. They are accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. If you are looking for a career in IT and wondering if a project manager position is right for you, IT Career Roadmap: IT project manager may be the best place to start. Also, consider if you have what it takes to be a great project manager.

2017 250

The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

2017 222

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 295

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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 220

10 Simple Ways to Revitalize Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

Discover 10 ways to get more done in your meetings How often do you hear someone say, “We’re having too many meetings, lasting too long, and they are woefully mismanaged.” And yet, meetings can be the indispensable tool for getting work done.

2017 254

Who is responsible for what and when in projects?

Ron Rosenhead

I was working with a group of project sponsors and this question came up early in the workshop. Let me set the scene for you. I had discussed the reason why project sponsorship was so important (the stats suggest any company that does not have active project sponsors is losing millions!),

2017 226

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.

2017 203

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

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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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.

2017 263

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 190

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements.

Risk 212

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors

Ron Rosenhead

In our book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” (published by Management Concepts) we made the suggestion the company should be making every effort to interview for project sponsors. Not external candidates, but internal ones. Strategies for Project Sponsorship published by Management Concepts.

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 193

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 184

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 252

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.