August, 2017

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 278

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.

2017 279

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 267

Constructive Conflict

The Clever PM

There are a great many company cultures in the world that go out of their way to avoid conflict of any kind. And, while the intent is good — nobody wants to work in a combative workplace — the common practice of lumping all conflict together into a single bucket and trying to toss it […]. Product Management Communication Culture Do's Facilitation Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology

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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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.

2017 264

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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Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

The Clever PM

We live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum

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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.

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 220

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.

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 232

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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Silence is a Tool — Use it Effectively!

The Clever PM

While Product Managers have a great many tools in their belt to use when working internally with stakeholders or externally with customers, there’s one tool that seems to elude so many of us. That tool is silence. When you’re talking with someone and trying to get them to say what’s really on their mind, what’s […]. Product Management Communication Do's Good PM Interactions Psychology Trust UCD

2017 246

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.

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 214

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 247

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.

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 222

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 209

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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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.

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

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 239

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

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 181

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.

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 201

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 181

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 263

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.

2017 230

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.