August, 2017

Stakeholder Management: How to Know Which Ones Matter

Project Risk Coach

Project Stakeholder Management Project stakeholders–individuals, groups, and organizations– may be impacted by or may have an impact on your projects. It’s critical to understand how people inside and outside your organization may affect your projects.

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Moira Alexander

You may think the chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, but you’d be wrong. As a high-level strategic body, project management professionals first and foremost help drive, guide and execute company-identified value-added goals. Project management offices (PMOs) are more likely to be well received by company executives and stakeholders as an indispensable strategic partner once they recognize their true strategic value.

2017 280

How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Way back when I started managing projects, change management was a specific role in large organisations. Big projects – and lucky project managers – had their own Business Change Manager.

The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

Having a great project sponsor can contribute to the success of your project. But what should you expect from the person serving in the project sponsor role? What can he do for you and your project? And how can the person in the project sponsor role help support your project’s success?

2017 235

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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Project management: 5 tips for managing your project budget

Moira Alexander

Budget overruns are a litmus test for project success or failure. Few companies have an unlimited budget, so the first thing project stakeholders look to in determining whether their project was a great success or a colossal failure is the bottom line. This fact fuels the pressure project leaders and their teams face with each passing day. As such, effective budget management is a primary area of focus for project managers who value their careers.

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How to Create A Checklist to Speed Up Tasks in 3 Easy Steps

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create A Checklist to Speed Up Tasks in 3 Easy Steps , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Before I had children I travelled a lot. My job took me all round Europe.

2017 267

Project Start-Up: The Plan for a Plan

Project Health Check

Du ring the Project Start-up and planning phase, projects will execute detailed planning processes to produce a Performance Measurement Baseline of Cost/Schedule/Scope and an associated Project Management Plan.

Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

2017 222

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Improve Your Meetings with This One Simple Step

Project Bliss

The next time – or anytime – you’re planning a meeting, there’s one thing you must do to get the most out of it. Even after planning meetings for years I didn’t know this simple step – and wound up in a very uncomfortable situation.

2017 218

How to Engage Stakeholders Through An Internal Blog

Project Risk Coach

Project Stakeholder Management There are many ways to engage stakeholders. You can facilitate discussions in your project meetings. A business analyst may elicit requirements. The lead tester may develop a team for testing.

2017 238

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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The 6 Principles of Stakeholder Engagement [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, The 6 Principles of Stakeholder Engagement [Infographic] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. In Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects Louise M. Worsley sets out 6 principles for engaging project stakeholders.

2017 267

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The PMP exam in Changing in 2018 - Certifiy Now or Wait?

Brad Egeland

Project managers take note.the PMP Exam is changing in the first quarter of 2018. Does that mean you have to take it now?

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Why being a Project Manager is NOT a thankless job

The Digital Project Manager

Being a Project Manager is one of the most fulfilling jobs I’ve ever had. Taking a project from start to finish is a great feat. The post Why being a Project Manager is NOT a thankless job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 212

The Tyranny of the Urgent - and how to manage it

Project Health Check

Urgent requests: it seems like most requests we get are. I took over a role recently, and rather than a detailed Knowledge Transfer plan covering many topics over a number of weeks, it basically took half an hour. Most of what I do is respond to urgent requests".

2017 197

15 Awesome Ways to Manage Your Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Practical Tips for Identifying, Analyzing, and Influencing Your Stakeholders Projects can be engaging and even enjoyable, or it can be a source of aggravation and stress.

2017 227

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?

So, you are about to start a project….?

Ron Rosenhead

The project started with a real bang. It was like watching the rush hour at a major London railway station. There was a massive amount of activity, people asking for data (sometime twice of the same person), people in the team doing the same work, lots of meetings and lots of ‘activity.’

2017 267

Book Review: Project Management for Humans

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Book Review: Project Management for Humans , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Sometimes I pick up a project management book and it’s like: “I have to read this, book reviews are part of my job, but at least with this one I’m going to get a nice nap at the end.”.

2017 253

EVM and Agile – Project Reporting

Green Project Management

Context This post was modified from one I developed several years ago for the Mercure AACE 2013 program I took, called W17_PM_EVM-KPI-Reporting. It is a follow on to a recent post “EVM and Agile – Can they work together?“

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The Future Of Professional Services Is Powered By AI Technology

The Digital Project Manager

Forecast takes a radically new approach to project management with a tool that’s tailored for project managers working in professional services, and powered by artificial. The post The Future Of Professional Services Is Powered By AI Technology appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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.

How to Prioritize When Every Issue is Top Priority

Backlog

Prioritizing your tasks is an essential component of every job. But how do you manage your growing workload when every issue seems like a top priority? When it comes to your team, everyone is responsible for tracking their work and completing tasks on schedule. But work gets hectic.

2017 260

How to Engage Stakeholders Through An Internal Blog

Project Risk Coach

Project Stakeholder Management There are many ways to engage stakeholders. You can facilitate discussions in your project meetings. A business analyst may elicit requirements. The lead tester may develop a team for testing.

2017 195

Suffer the consequences ….if your project is not set up correctly

Ron Rosenhead

I meet many people in both my professional life and my private life including Brian (name changed) who was the owner of a medium sized company. We met at a social function and he kept me enthralled with his story. I will give you a very much abridged version below.

2017 262

Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Entrepreneurship & Project Management [Interview] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I used to work for someone who said, “We’ve all got the choice to buy a bucket and a brush.”

2017 230

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.

Understanding Your Value in the PPM Market

Arras People

Value. It’s one of those words that seems to be mentioned a lot in relation to project management in recent years. The value that project management can bring to an organisation. The value of a PMO to a project management organisation.

2017 177

Client brief vs budget

The Digital Project Manager

The post Client brief vs budget appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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The Key Attribute of a Project Manager

Green Project Management

I recently enjoyed a discussion on the key attribute of project managers. It stemmed out of a conversation of whether a project manager should just do what they were told, or if they should do their best to deliver the best value and benefits to the organization.

2017 175

Problems with your Product Owner?

Kiron Bondale

Scott Adams continues to hit the mark when it comes to the dysfunctions plaguing the corporate world.

2017 170

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.