Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

Project Q&A: Getting Your Mojo Back

Arras People

After five years of minimal pay rises and development opportunities, I feel I’ve become stagnated and unmotivated in my role. How can I get my “mojo” back?

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What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework explained

Moira Alexander

Larger organizations tend to move more slowly than smaller, more nimble competitors, and are more change-resistant. Much of this can be chalked up to the more deep-rooted cultural issues of being a larger incumbent, and to policy- and process-based barriers, as bureaucracy tends to flourish in broader corporate environments. Still, many larger organizations seek to capture the benefits of agile development, for which they may not be naturally suited.

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Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth


Having been a project manager for all of my working life and now a teacher of project management skills for more than a decade, I always tell my students to follow sound project management principles and to manage risks proactively.

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What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

There may be inherent risks when we make project assumptions. We assume certain things to be true when in fact, they may not be. Consequently, we fail to challenge assumptions and continue planning and executing based on false notions. This can be costly.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Agile Project Management Principles


In the project management and software development fields, Agile project management principles realized and practiced. . Companies are making huge investments in Agile and DevOps tools and training. The benefits of Agile are well known.

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What Is a Project Sponsor? Defining This PM Role

Project personnel, such as a project sponsor, are given specific titles and responsibilities and exist in a bureaucratic structure. Projects would quickly spin out of control without a bureaucratic structure to organize action and authorize change.

What is a virtual team?

Girl's Guide to PM

“Virtuality…is a critique on how work gets done,” writes Thomas P. Wise in his book, Trust in Virtual Teams. Before I read the book, I defined a virtual team as one that was split over several locations. If the team was physically located together, then they weren’t virtual.

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Lessons for Change from Bungee Jumping

Green Project Management

I went bungee jumping over twenty years ago in Ottawa at the Great Canadian Bungee Jumping site at Wakefield, Chelsea Quebec. During that memorable experience I was reminded of several important lessons that I believe are valuable for change initiatives.

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Video: I’m A Project Manager, And I’m Not Being Treated With Respect…

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: I’m A Project Manager, And I’m Not Being Treated With Respect… appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

7 Secrets for Conveying Confidence as a Project Manager

Influence and persuasion start with confidence. If the people around you don’t detect that you are confident in yourself and what you are saying, then neither will they be.

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How to Write a Clear Opportunity Statement for Better Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

When you set out on a problem-solving effort, it’s important to be clear about the problem you’re going to solve.

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Does closeout vary between projects following an adaptive rather than a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

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Mistakes? What, me?

Musings on Project Management

Some say that an enlightened business/agency/enterprise is one that provides the freedom to make mistakes. Quantmleap had a posting on this very topic. Perhaps. But, I don't agree with the broad idea that we need to allow for and accept mistakes. Mistakes are only tolerated up to some point, then.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Product Update: New Templates & Imports in

We are very excited to announce our August release for the new version of In this release, we introduced easy-to-use project templates, improved our import functionality and added the ability to include tags on reports.

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DPM Podcast: Give Your Colleagues Better Feedback (with Ryan Schaefer)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Give Your Colleagues Better Feedback (with Ryan Schaefer) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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New How-to Video: What is a Kick-off Meeting? Definition, Components & Tips for Planning


We approached our first explanation video: We made a first short video about the very popular topic of the project kick-off. Kick-off Meetings briefly explained In project management, the kick-off event is usually regarded as the official start of the project.

2019 151

Approaching team burnout

Musings on Project Management

Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". human factors Teamwork

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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?

Top 3 Principles to Ensure Great Customer Experience


These days just creating a great tool is not enough. There are million competitors and alternatives on the market, meaning focusing solely on functionality will not cut it anymore. To make sure you truly stand out you need to think, and I mean really think, about the end user.

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Project Business Case: Write an Effective Project Proposal | Video

Online PM Courses

Your project idea is a good one. Now you need to get it funded. So, you need to write an effective Project Proposal or Business Case. The post Project Business Case: Write an Effective Project Proposal | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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New InLoox Whitepaper: How to Focus in Your Daily Work with Inloox


You struggle with constant task juggling in your daily work and don't know which task to tackle first? Your team meetings are completely unstructured and in the end nobody knows exactly who has what and when to do? Then our new free InLoox Whitepaper can help!

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Why a PMP Certification Is Important for Your Career


The PMP, also known as project management professional certification, is unbiased proof of a person’s project management talents and expertise. It is accepted worldwide and gives better career opportunities, credibility, and increased income for those who have acquired it.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Cybersecurity Tip: Be Careful, It's Probably in Spam for a Reason

Brad Egeland

“Suppose you were expecting a document or some photos from a friend, but you see their email in spam. Is a legit email and ended up there by mistake?” ” This is how most stories about ransomware infections begin.

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How A Few Simple Reminders Can Easily Inspire Better Meetings


When I travel for business, useful reminders keep me on track. The airline lets me know if my flight gets delayed; my hotel tells me when I’m eligible to check-in online. Productivity

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Virtual Exhibitions: How to Plan Your Trade Fair Stand with InLoox


The future of trade fairs In the B2B sector, trade fairs and congresses have always been an important instrument for image building and sales support. Depending on their size and duration, even recurring expo participations rank among the larger projects in companies.

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Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning from Mavenlink and TSIA Now Available


The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and Mavenlink’s joint whitepaper on Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning is now available.

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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.

Rock HOFers Cheap Trick Rocked Las Vegas Saturday Night 8/24/2019 - Great Show

Brad Egeland

Rock Hall of Famers put on another awesome performance for a packed crowd in Las Vegas - a free show @ Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, 8/19/2019. It's was my 19th Cheap Trick show over a 34 year period and they just never seem to disappoint.

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Finding Resource Critical Paths and Eliminating Phantom Float


Figure 1. Leveled schedule with phantom float. The schedule in the figure above was leveled in Project using the standard leveling order. Even though it appears to be discontinuous, the critical path is correct.

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InLoox now! Enterprise for Students: Organize your Studies now for Free with InLoox


Organize your studies with the InLoox Project Campus InLoox now! is our collaboration solution in the cloud with server locations in Frankfurt am Main and Magdeburg.

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