November, 2016

Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

The Digital Project Manager

A kickoff meeting post might not seem like the most likely candidate for winning a popularity contest on The Digital Project Manager, but it consistently. The post Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming. I know – I’ve cried with frustration after a meeting where totally the wrong people put together an unachievable plan. Complexity adds to the overwhelm.

2016 131

Project Management Keywords in CVs

Arras People

We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords. Keywords are king. They have to be. Recruitment systems that hold hundreds and thousands of CVs have to be filtered in some way. It’s just like Googling.

2016 75

What determines when project planning is just right?

Kiron Bondale

I’d written previously about some similarities between baking and project management , but a key difference between the two is that even a novice baker can procure the right ingredients, follow a plan step-by-step and still manage to achieve a reasonably tasty outcome.

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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11 Must-Have Gadgets for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I confess to being a bit of a gadget geek. I love my new Tether Tools kit for my iPad, and I’m no stranger to browsing the latest apps. It does take me a long time to make a decision on which one to get, though.

2016 115

The Basics for a Happy and Productive Day on Projects

Arras People

We often forget about the basics of work – the act of being at work everyday and wanting to be productive, happy and ultimately achieve what we want to out of the day. Here Genius Project give us some great reminders about making your day work better for you.

2016 66

The Myth of the Scrum Master and Actual Life Experiences

Herding Cats

Just listened to Tony Richards "The Capital Role of Scrum" in Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (yes I know, this is Vasco's podcast and it does have value when he sticks to Scrum topics). Vasco describes the scrum Master as the Scrum Mom. .

2016 40

TimeCamp Presents: Great Marketing Tools for Analytics and Attribution

TimeCamp

The worlds of project management and marketing are very often interchanging, especially if we work as freelancers.

2016 37

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. WHAT exactly is scope?

2016 35

Digital project manager interview questions and answers: The ultimate guide

The Digital Project Manager

Thanks for checking out our project manager interview questions and answers ultimate guide. Over the past 7 years I’ve hired more than 70 digital project managers and interviewed hundreds of project.

2016 112

The Causes of Conflict On Project Teams

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations.

2016 115

Growing project management leaders

Arras People

Our series of articles on the war for project management talent continues with the idea that organisations should be growing their own leaders – to reduce the need to find new talent externally and also to ensure that current employees are recognised, supported and developed.

2016 41

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister. Here's how we manage risk on our software intensive system of systems using Agile. . Risk management requires making estimating of the reducible and irreducible uncertanties that create risk. If you're not estimating these uncertanties and their impacts, you're not managing as an adult. Related articles. IT Risk Management. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects. Estimating is Risk Management. Mr. Franklin's Advice.

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MyHours Alternatives and TimeCamp Advantages

TimeCamp

Today we present a list of 15 alternatives (plus TimeCamp, of course, this one is always here =) to the software called MyHours. My Hours is a Time Tracking service that a lot of freelancers choose because it is free for individual use.

2016 34

Understanding project statistics

Musings on Project Management

Chapter 14 from the GAO Cost Estimating Manual on "Cost Risk and Uncertainty" is a good read, easily understood, and very practical in its examples. Here's one illustration that I particularly like. When you look at it, it's understood in a moment that the repeated random throw of two dice generates a probability density function [PDF] that has a bell-shape curve. Statisticians call. risk Statistics

2016 30

Digital project management: what is it?

The Digital Project Manager

Digital project management is a term that’s increasingly thrown around but what is it exactly? Is digital project management simply a project managment specialism? The post Digital project management: what is it? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2016 106

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.

5 Reasons Why Capacity Planning Is The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article is sponsored by Resource Guru. Not that long ago, a project manager – who, for the purposes of this article has asked to remain anonymous – was planning out Phase 2 of her project. There was a lot of work to do for the project management team, which was just her.

The Main Challenges of Delivering the Same Level of Service Every Time

Hydra

{socialbuttons}. There are plenty of roadblocks organisations must overcome to deliver a consistently high level of service. These are the main challenges you’re likely to face. News/Blog

2016 25

Estimates, Forecasts, Projections

Herding Cats

There is the misuse of the terms of statistics and probability in many domains. Politics being one. The #Noestimates advocates are another of the most prolific abusers of these terms. Here are the mathematical definitions. not the Wikipedia definition, not the self-made definitions used to support their conjectures. Estimates. An Estimate is a value inferred for a population of values based on data collected from a sample of data from that population.

2016 30

Free Task and Time Management Software that You Should Know About

TimeCamp

These days many of us may feel overwhelmed at times by the constantly growing amount of tasks that we should or must complete. Mostly these tasks concern our work but there are also those concerning our everyday chores, family, interests, or self-development.

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.

How to Attack the Enemies of Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

Why is scope management so difficult? What enemies cause us scope issues?

2016 24

Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

The Digital Project Manager

Remote project management is growing in popularity but how can we make projects a success and empower our team to thrive when we’re not face. The post Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

9 Project Communications You Should Have Sent This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

There’s a free comms template at the bottom of this post – scroll down!

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5 secrets to creating the best project management resume

Moira Alexander

Your resume is an extension of you professionally, and to some extent personally, and because you only have one chance to create that best first impression on paper, make sure it counts in a big way. Before you actually get an interview, an employer has to value your resume enough to want to pick up the phone. Here are a few secrets to the making of an eye-catching project management resume that will get employers calling. 1: First pass the visual test.

2016 24

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?

Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects. When I left for the airport this morning to catch my flight to a customer site I estimated, given the conditions, how much time I need to get to my favorite parking spot at DIA. When I landed in Boston, I asked the taxi driver how long it will take to get back to the airport on Wednesday at 3:00PM. He knew that answer.

2016 23

20 Books That Every Project Manager Should Read

TimeCamp

Every single day at least a dozen or so of new books is being published. Many of them go unnoticed, some are discovered after a certain time, and one among thousands becomes a bestseller. Depending on preferences, we read various types of literature – fantasy, action, drama, sci-fi and much more.

2016 23

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Learn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements? The Project Management Institute says, “47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.”

2016 23

13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Resource management is a tough gig. Wrangling your agency’s management team, primadonna’s, and resources into some kind of order without resource management software is hard. The post 13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Promoted Tools

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.