November, 2018

Will all improvement ideas from a retrospective consume capacity?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide indicates “ The Scrum Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint.

2018 225

How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee

Project Risk Coach

Someone decided that it was a good idea to bring project management into your organization. Perhaps it was your CEO or operations manager or IT Director. But for some reason, it never took off. Project management has not been supported by your culture.

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan.

Project Planning for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Project planning is one of the foundational pillars that supports the practice of project management. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, walks through the basics to guide beginners and refresh the pros. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! In Review – Project Planning for Beginners.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Why You Should Schedule Around People, Not Tasks

Girl's Guide to PM

. Tzvi Zucker, Marketing Manager at Proggio. I’m pleased to be working with Proggio to bring you this thought-provoking article from Tzvi Zucker, Marketing Manager. The nature of the modern business environment is constantly evolving. Project management has wrought much change.

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What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints. But when someone runs a marathon there are mile markers to understand how far they’ve come and to help them get their second (or third or fourth) wind.

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Is Poor Public Speaking Hurting Your Project Management Career?

Project Risk Coach

Great project managers are great communicators. And we are often required to inform, persuade, inspire, and lead others. Let's look at how public speaking may be hurting your career and twelve ways to become a better speaker. So, what is public speaking (also called oratory)?

2018 261

10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations

The Digital Project Manager

Getting lost in emails and ad hoc texts from coworkers? Here’s a list of the best communication tools we’ve seen, designed to unify and streamline your communication at work. The post 10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2018 226

12 Key Project Management Principles & How to Use Them

ProjectManager.com

The phrase “project management” is a simple description of a complex activity. Before you can even plan the project, you must get it approved by stakeholders and sponsors. So, you’re sort of a salesman.

2018 378

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

5 Steps To Complete a SIPOC Diagram

Girl's Guide to PM

Process mapping creates value as it helps people understand the business context of the work they are doing. One tool to do this is the SIPOC diagram. Get a free PowerPoint SIPOC diagram template.

2018 369

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

Arras People

Most organizations and technology leaders agree that even a modest investment in a project portfolio management solution can yield noticeable benefits – even significant returns in some cases of higher dollar applications across the enterprise.

2018 222

Humility is a prerequisite to agility

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide identifies commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect as Scrum Values. Those values apply regardless of the delivery framework or method used and missing any one of those reduces the benefits of an agile journey.

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How to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

In my project management workshops, I ask this question, "What are the top causes of project failure?" Nine times out of ten, I hear the answer—poor communication. Hence, let's look at how to improve your project communication.

2018 253

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! And that’s great. But shift happens. Things change.

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How to Make a Contingency Plan

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the phrase, “Always have a Plan B.” ” Well, “Plan B” is just common vernacular for what’s known as a contingency plan. In other words, a contingency plan is put in place in case the primary plan that you’re executing doesn’t unfold as expected.

17 Gifts for Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I have rounded up a selection of presents that would make suitable gifts for managers, colleagues and project teams. There are also a few extra-special (i.e. too expensive for a Secret Santa) presents that you could either club together to buy for a colleague.

2018 350

The Four Keys to Successful Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Performance

Arras People

Organisations that consistently deliver their portfolios of programmes and projects on an ongoing basis, do so by deliberately developing four crucial key areas. Process.

2018 276

Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Improving organizational culture through retrospective recognition

Kiron Bondale

After observing the frenzied shoppers competing with one another at Black Friday sales this week, one might be forgiven for forgetting that Thanksgiving was originally about expressing gratitude.

2018 245

5 Whys Root Cause Analysis: a Problem-Solving Tool to Get to the Root of the Problem

Project Bliss

The 5 Whys root cause analysis tool helps you quickly get past surface assumptions. It helps you dig deeper so you can solve the root cause of the problem. . What is the 5 Whys Root Cause Tool? The 5 Whys is a simple tool used to help you understand what’s really causing a problem.

2018 208

10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software

The Digital Project Manager

Balance your workloads efficiently and keep your teams on track with project scheduling software—we evaluate the top tools on the market in this detailed software review. The post 10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

2018 211

Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Project management is everywhere—the term is experiencing a moment.

2018 389

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?

The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

. Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no. That certainly hasn’t been the case for all the teams I have worked on. Don’t assume your project team will know how (or even want to) communicate well and collaborate with each other.

2018 370

2018 Budget Adds New IR35 Twist

Arras People

The biggest news for many project management practitioners in the 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond, was his decision to delay any implementation of the new IR35 regime in the Private Sector until April 2020.

2018 253

From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. Background: For almost four decades, companies on a worldwide basis struggled with the creation of a singular methodology that could be used to manage all their projects.

2018 147

Alice, the Cat, and Agile

Musings on Project Management

I've heard it many times that this little ditty is the essence of why Agile is problematic with its dearth of plans, estimates, etc: "Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I I don't much care,' said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat. 'So So long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice. agile

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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 Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019

The Digital Project Manager

A review of the best productivity apps that make you more effective with your time by automating, tracking, syncing, and reminding—freeing you up to do the work that matters most! The post The Best Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

2019 235

7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays. People act on their feelings, and feelings are fleeting, which means that we’re constantly shifting positions and getting nowhere in the process.

2018 410

Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. And there are some project management questions I get asked time and time again. Most often, it's by students in a live training session. But, more recently, I've been seeing the same sorts of question crop up online.

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