Sat.Oct 06, 2018 - Fri.Oct 12, 2018

How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It

The Digital Project Manager

We’ve all been there—you’re trying your best to avoid micromanaging your team, but the way. The post How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides Leadership & Team Management

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

2018 852

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The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.

2018 273

Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

Criticism is everywhere. Who hasn’t heard something like, “That’s not how you make a hamburger,” or, “You lost the game for us with that lousy pitching!” ” But that’s not constructive criticism.

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."

How To Manage Fixed Date Projects

Project Risk Coach

Fixed date projects occur often these days. The project sponsor picks a date and hands you the project. So, what's a project manager to do? How can we manage fixed date projects? First of all, don’t freak out. Some things are unrealistic, but others are not.

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The Best Workflow Management Software To Boost Your Team’s Efficiency

The Digital Project Manager

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2018 231

Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper

ProjectManager.com

Paid time off (PTO) policies are central to achieving work-life balance. PTO should be a refuge for people to unplug and re-center, so they can return to work feeling refreshed and productive.

2018 386

How to Use a Critical to Quality CTQ Tree to Satisfy Customer Needs

Project Bliss

The CTQ Tree is a simple tool to tell you exactly what your customer wants. Have you ever asked a client or customer what they want, and when you deliver it, they tell you it still doesn’t meet their need?

2018 156

Working for the Weekend: Increasing Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability with a Four-Day Workweek

LiquidPlanner

The dream of an extra day off each week is more plausible than you think. More companies are investigating the idea of a four-day workweek after a New Zealand trusts firm found its employees were happier, more efficient, and more productive after its two-month trial of a 20-percent shorter week.

2018 130

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.

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition.

2018 98

How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

2018 423

What are the Most Critical Project Management Skills?

MavenLink

The demand for critical project management skills continues to experience remarkable growth around the world and there seems to be no slowing down.

5 of the Best Free Monday Alternatives (formerly DaPulse)

nTask

Monday.com, formerly known as DaPulse, has been around the project management block for quite some time. Bagging some major clients including Fiverr, Discovery, McDonald’s and more, Monday has surely made its mark as a great productivity and project management tool , with over 10 years of history.

2018 117

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.

Are You Earning Enough Money as a Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

If you aren't PMP certified then I can almost guarantee you that you are not earning enough as a PM. How can I do that? Because I know that on average certified project management professionals (PMPs) earn up to $20,000 more annually.

2018 154

Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Is leadership good and management bad? Of course not, both are important. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains their roles in project management in this short tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference?

8 Aspects That Will Make You the Best Entry-level Project Manager

PM Basics

You look at the requirements of an entry-level Project Manager , and it is frustrating! They want a Junior PM to have one or two years of experience. Additionally, the one should also know what a mid-level PM does. Is it that difficult to become a Project Manager?

Feature Prioritization: 7 Ways to Prioritize Features and Product Improvements

Planio

Few companies fail because of a lack of good ideas. But choosing the wrong idea? That can sink your ship faster than an iceberg on a dark night. In fact, according to CB Insights, the #1 reason startups fail is because they built the wrong thing and there’s no market need for it.

2018 126

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.

Effective Teamwork: Do You Know How to Create it?

Online PM Courses

Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork. This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader.

2018 103

Free project management software for small teams

Binfire

Getting free stuff always feels good. Getting free project management software feels even better. This offers feels even better if you are a small team with limited funds. If you are a small team of three or fewer people, you qualify automatically.

The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

My home office has a window. The window has plantation shutters. When I work at home, I usually open the shutters all the way to fill the room with natural light. One fine day not too long ago, I opened the shutters just a little. The room was lighted more softly.

2018 83

Outsourcing Pros and Cons: Should You Outsource on Your Next Project?

ProjectManager.com

There’s been a seismic shift in business over the past generation. The idea of working one’s way up the corporate ladder at one company, ending in the proverbial gold watch, has gone the way of the horse and buggy. Careerists haven’t been stalled as much as forced onto a different track.

2018 76

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?

5 Myths About Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Project meetings – necessary evils in the world of project management. But meetings are meetings, right? All attendees come to meetings because you invited them so they have to, right? If you say it’s important, everyone needs to take note and be there, right? You’re the project manager so what you say goes, right? People view meetings as a nice break from the daily routine and a chance to stay up to date on project information, right?

2018 109

9 Features That Make a Great Task Management Tool

nTask

With the soaring number of task management applications , finding the ideal tool can be time-consuming and confusing. The criteria for each tool depends on the organization, their needs, and requirements, as well as work processes.

PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Have you just begun the PMP® exam preparation? Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? If any of answer is Yes, this blog will give you a kick start in your PMP® exam preparation. In this article I am answering: What are the processes?

Download the 2018 PTO Study

ProjectManager.com

We surveyed over 2,000 full-time workers and obtained some compelling insights and statistics that are sure to surprise you and disrupt a preconceived notion or two. Download the full study to learn everything you need to know about modern paid time off policies and attitudes in the United States.

2018 323

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

I Can Work from Anywhere and Other Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

I will be the first to say that remote work works for me. It works great, and I've been doing it productively, effectively and successfully for years. But I realize that is not necessarily for everyone, it may not work on all types of projects, and it may not work in all companies, countries and industries. But it works for me in Las Vegas, Nevada. ​ To make a broad statement like “I can work from anywhere” is simply not true. It's like Green Eggs and Ham.

2018 106

New in Slack Project Management: nTask for Slack is here!

nTask

The pyramids are one of the wonders of the world – magnificent and complicated. Archeologists still argue how the Egyptians managed to build such a masterpiece. How about the Great Wall of China? The Emperor had employed millions of people in its construction: soldiers, common people, and criminals.

How to Create the Perfect Project Management Plan

Teamweek

A project management plan is the plan a team follows to complete a project. A useful project management plan includes the targets and goals of a project and provides a clear definition of roles to be played by everyone involved.