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How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling

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The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools.

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Delphi Technique In Project Management (How to + Example)

PM Basics

Talked with the client yesterday. He asked me to look into a new technology on iOS called “layers” He wanted to see if we can leverage it. I had no idea what was that. For sure, I could open a developer’s documentation and try to read it. But that is not what a project manager does.

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Leadership KPIs

ProjectManager.com

How can you track your progress as a leader? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to set up leadership key performance indicators (KPIs) to do just that. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! In Review – Leadership KPIs.

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.

What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. And in the UK, we really do spell programme like that!

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More Trending

How many hats should a Scrum Master wear?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve run into a few situations recently where Scrum Masters (SMs) are performing multiple roles and while they might have the capacity to do so, on any moderate sized initiative, it might be difficult for them to fulfill all the responsibilities of the SM role.

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Get Inspired: 13 Creativity Exercises for Non-Creatives

ProjectManager.com

I think “creativity” is a little too associated with the free-spirit, artist types. Some of us enjoy manipulating a spreadsheet more than painting a canvas, but that doesn’t make us any less creative. Knowledge workers are highly creative.

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5 Reasons to Get Your PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager.

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Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success

Arras People

We all know that when a project team works well together then great results can be achieved in an effective and cohesive manner. If, however, they don’t work well together then completing a project on time and on a budget can be unnecessarily difficult.

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.

Introducing Project Management Rebels (Mentoring Done Differently)

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever thought about where your career is going as a project manager, or why some people seem to be on the fast-track while others struggle to advance their careers?

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25 of the Best Planning Quotes

ProjectManager.com

It seems that people have been writing about planning for as long as people have been writing. No surprise there. No enterprise, whether it’s assembling the space shuttle or getting dinner on the table, is done well without a plan.

7 Essential Time Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

Get the right things done in less time. To get ahead in your career, deliver your projects successfully and to get a promotion or a pay rise, you must learn to consistently focus on the activities that add the most benefit to your projects and your clients.

Run to the challenge

Musings on Project Management

In the last posting, it was about heavy tails. if it doesn't happen about now it grows less likely it will happen at all. But, what if it does happen, all good management to the contrary? It could, you know. Manage the consequences As part of the management group you have to "run to the challenge", sort of a first-responder paradigm, but with much less bodily risk. Gather yourself. Risk Management

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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.

Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work.

Contract Bidding: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Projects can be recognized, procured and initiated in a variety of ways. Some are birthed in-house and stem from an opportunity the organization identified for itself, an opportunity that might be exploited for profit or other gains.

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The Key to Successful Projects: Resource Leveling in LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

There are lots of project management tools that make it easy for managers to overbook their teams, in addition to taking on project work that they don’t realistically have the resources to handle. Not only will teams burn out, but they probably won’t make their finish dates, either.

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Is your tail heavy?

Musings on Project Management

Is your tail heavy' is the question raised at 'critical uncertainties' in a recent post. It might be if you are a risk with some "memory" of the immediate past. Risk with memory? What does that mean? The immediate past influences the immediate future The probability of the arrival of an outcome is not time-stationary: as time passes, the probabilities change The distribution of the arrival. Risk Management Statistics Testing

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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?

Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

Mike Cohn’s August 2016 article, The Dangers of a Definition of Ready describes certain problems that can occur when a team uses the concept of a Definition of Ready. He writes: You can think of a Definition of Ready as a big, burly bouncer standing at the door of the iteration.

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What is Collaboration? | Video

Online PM Courses

Good collaboration harnesses the differences between people , and is an essential part of project management. So, what is Collaboration? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is Collaboration?

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Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play

Inloox

Most people associate Lego with childhood memories or, if you already have children of your own, with very painful encounters between Lego bricks and your feet. What many don’t know is that Lego can also be used as a tool in business: Lego Serious Play. The idea of Lego Serious Play (LSP) The LSP method promotes both innovation and business performance. Studies show that this kind of hands-on experience supports a deeper understanding of processes and faster recognition of opportunities.

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How AI Will Change the Future of Project Management

Workamajig

How will AI impact the project management industry? Our guest post by Aniruddha Parmar looks at the potential uses of AI in managing projects and making decisions. This is a guest post by Aniruddh of SoftwareSuggest.

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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.

Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

Disclaimer: This is not a critique of Scrum. Instead of designing a thing, we need to design a way of doing, and this way of doing must make some choices now but leave other choices to a later time. – Guy Steele, 1998 ACM OOPSLA keynote, “Growing a Language” (video).

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Enable Your Team – Choose the Right Project Management Tool

Eylean

With a variety of project management tools in the market it is easy to get lost. However choosing the next solution for your team should not be left to chance. Getting recommendations and reading reviews is great, but if you want a tool to stick, there is something more to the choosing process.

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

Multiple efficient project management frameworks and methodologies have been introduced over the years to ensure effective team management and collaboration in a workplace.

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5 Incredible Ideas to Create an Amazing Perfect Project Plan in the Future

Taskque

They say, “Project plans are one of the most essential elements yet the most misunderstood term in the field of project management.”. As an entrepreneur, a business owner, a project manager, you wonder why your business requires a project plan?

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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.

SwiftEnterprise 4.5 is here!

Digite

We are back with another release packed with several enhancements in the area of Agile, STaRT, and Mobile App. Filtering cards of different card types on the Execution Board has now become easier through the availability of common and card type specific attributes in the filter panel.

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5 Key Fail Points for Most PPMs

Brad Egeland

The need for a project portfolio management tool is often dependent on the organization’s size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

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How Marketers Stay Productive: Tim Chaves of ZipBooks

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature Tim Chaves, Founder of ZipBooks. ZipBooks is free accounting software that sends invoices, tracks time and expenses, integrates with your bank & lets you process credit cards. From accepting your first transaction to operating a high-revenue operation, they have a plan that covers your business

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