August, 2017

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

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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?

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How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Think back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan? Access to the right resources at the right time? An engaged team? A little bit of luck?

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Here’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. It’s not that the technical skills aren’t important – they are.

The Value of Transparency in Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

Transparency isn’t something project managers talk about often. In fact, it might even be a topic they avoid discussing. You should embrace transparency within your. The post The Value of Transparency in Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can’t be that difficult can it? I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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.

Professionalise Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

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6 Things That You Should Never Write In a Professional Email

The Digital Project Manager

If you want to be a kick-ass project manager you have to know how to talk the talk as well as walk the walk. Forget. The post 6 Things That You Should Never Write In a Professional Email appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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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.

6 Simple Ways Project Managers Can Improve Their Writing Skills Today

LiquidPlanner

I’ve been a “professional writer” for nine years. You’d think I’d be able to effortlessly crank out the words by now. But, if we’re being completely honest with each other, I’ve spent 15 minutes on this intro alone. It’s a slog. Every.

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can’t be that difficult can it? I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Rachel Gertz

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Inspiring Women in Project Management: Rachel Gertz , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Are you thinking about getting into project management? Or are you looking to grow your team from the inside? A project management apprenticeship could be the answer.

4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability

Hydra

4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability. Industry

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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.

How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

Project Stakeholder Management Last week, we looked at 15 awesome ways to manage your project stakeholders. Today, let’s explore the development and use of the stakeholder register. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Stakeholder Register Benefits.

5 Effective Techniques For Building Strong Relationships In Virtual Teams

The Digital Project Manager

When I was first hired to my current position, I was tasked with managing a large, complex rebuild project. Our full team met with the. The post 5 Effective Techniques For Building Strong Relationships In Virtual Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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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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Best Time Management Tips For Small Business! [DOWNLOAD EBOOK]

TimeCamp

We all know how hard is to find some extra time, especially when you’re a business owner or freelancer. Managing a team or being a solopreneur can be demanding, we often deal with serious problems like allocating the resources or tracking the budget devoted to each project.

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?

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.”

Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!

Hydra

Capturing and Learning from Project Experiences; why slowing down can help you speed up!

When You’re the Company’s First Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

In the beginning, project management was formless and empty, and darkness was over the work breakdown structure. The Founders looked over the face of the startup and said all is good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day (metaphorically).

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.

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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.