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What Is Blended Project Management? | TeamGantt


Download a simple chart for choosing the right project management methodology, and see how to create a blended process that works for your projects and team

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Fast tracking vs crashing: How To Compress The Project Schedule?

PM by PM

You will find a detailed discourse of project schedule compression in this article. I will discuss about fast tracking and crashing as the two main strategies to shorten the project duration. I will discuss these using an example and diagrams.

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Forecasting: The Secret Ingredient Your Team Needs in 2019


We thought we had it all planned. My best friend wanted a destination wedding in Bali, and we were determined to make the experience one that she would never forget.

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Should You Be Friends With Your Employees?

Leading a team strikes a difficult balance between being cordial and commanding. Are you strictly a boss or can you have a more friendly relationship with your employees? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you the pros and cons. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

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.

Top Insights from the Project Management Benchmark Report

Arras People

Economy Impacts: Entrances, Exits and Employment. Arras People launched the latest Project Management Benchmark Report today, it’s the fourteenth study of the project management marketplace that Arras have released.

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How to Improve Interpersonal Project Management Skills

Project Risk Coach

Think of the project managers you admire most. Often, these are individuals who possess more than the technical skills such as developing project schedules and performing risk analysis. These project managers have strong interpersonal project management skills. So, what are interpersonal skills?

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What Is Business Impact Analysis & Why Is It Important?

If Newton’s third law of physics is correct, and every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then businesses need to take note. That’s because any successful business relies on making intelligent and well-timed actions.

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Mind Mapping Supercharges Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

Mention Project Management software and most people’s thoughts will automatically go to Microsoft Project or. The post Mind Mapping Supercharges Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Best Practices Tools Tools Planning Topics Sponsored

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Asana vs. Mavenlink vs. Wrike: Project management platforms compared

Moira Alexander

When it comes to work management tools, organizations have a wealth of solid options to choose from — and Asana , Mavenlink , and Wrike top the list. Each offers features and usability suitable for almost any project management need. But the devil is in the details, and here we compare what each of these three platforms has to offer in an effort to help you find the best fit for your company. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Evaluate your ceremonies with a W5 check

Kiron Bondale

I’m midway through Priya Parker’s book The Art of Gathering and her insights into how to make an event a meaningful gathering rather than “just another boring meeting” are apropos to ceremonies.

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How to Make a Product Vision Everyone Can Appreciate

You’ve heard of “the big picture.” ” It can be a long-term business goal, or simply a view that expands a perspective to include greater context. Either way, it’s a critical perspective for any organization that wants to plan for the future.

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Looking for stuff on PM?

Musings on Project Management

You say: "I've got to give a presentation about [some] topic in Project Management. Where do I find the stuff I need?" I say: Look no farther than There you'll find some 45 presentations available for free download. Attribution: If you use my stuff, please do me the courtesy of an attribution and a reference to the material on The most viewed is this. Project Management

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3 Simple Charts and Graphs You Should Be Using to Make Your Next Project Presentation More Powerful

Project Bliss

Charts and graphs are a great way to share important information about your project. These three simple charts and graphs will help you communicate project information in a way your audience can take in quickly.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Asana vs. Mavenlink vs. Wrike: Project management platforms compared

Moira Alexander

When it comes to work management tools, organizations have a wealth of solid options to choose from — and Asana , Mavenlink , and Wrike top the list. Each offers features and usability suitable for almost any project management need. But the devil is in the details, and here we compare what each of these three platforms has to offer in an effort to help you find the best fit for your company. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Why Marketing Teams Absolutely Need a Project Manager

Do you need more time in your day? If you had that, what could you do? Enjoy some more food, take a deep breath or maybe just get more done.

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Agile and R/D

Musings on Project Management

I was recently asked if Agile and 'R/D' go together. The issue at hand: how do you reconcile agile's call for product delivery to users every few weeks with the unknowns and false starts in a real R/D project? Good question! I'm glad you asked. Let's start with OPM. Other people's money. And the first question: What have you committed to do? There are two possible answers: (1). agile

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DPM Case Study: Managing a Portal Build

The Digital Project Manager

Learn specific best practices for managing a portal build by diving into the real-world experience and observations of DPM Expert Rebecca Germond in this case study. The post DPM Case Study: Managing a Portal Build appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Case Studies PM Best Practices Topics

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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.

5 Data Security Measures Every Project Manager Must Implement

Brad Egeland

Data security is an aspect of project management that is often overlooked by well-meaning project managers. However, as remote work and cloud computing become more prevalent, it’s important that more focus is dedicated to this area.

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5 Steps to Get the (Right) Software Engineering Job on a Top Technical Team


So you want a software engineering job at Facebook/Apple/Amazon/Google/Netflix? Get in line. It’s every software engineer’s dream to work with one of the top technical teams in the world.

6 Tips for Making Better Data Management Decisions


Services businesses depend on data insights more than ever to understand how they can improve their work, meet ever-increasing client needs, and streamline behind-the-scenes processes.

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You asked – Q&A from our Slack tribe: Boosting morale, billable hours

The Digital Project Manager

Watch our project management video cast where PM experts dive into the pressing questions being asked on The Digital Project Manager Slack channel, sharing real-world experience to help you tackle common PM challenges. The post You asked – Q&A from our Slack tribe: Boosting morale, billable hours appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

5 Ways To Process Feedback At Work Without Triggering A Stress Response


It’s never easy taking criticism. You spent so much time and poured in so much effort—only to have your hard work ripped apart. Productivity

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Quick and Easy: The Difference between Critical Chain And Critical Path


Critical chain The critical chain is a resource-oriented method and represents the longest chain of tasks, taking into account limited resources and is used with the aim of achieving the minimum project duration.

Team Essentials: Keeping Your LiquidPlanner Schedule Up to Date


In my previous article, I discussed how easy it is to reprioritize your work in LiquidPlanner. This week, I’ll show you how to maintain your schedule and keep it up to date.

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Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

In a recent SoundNotes Q&A with Mike Cottmeyer , our Fearless Leader fielded questions on a range of topics related to organizational transformation and agility. One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., is designed to operate under certain conditions.

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.

Guest Post: How to Benefit from Using Gantt Charts and Time Tracking Software


Today we have a special post for you about Gantt charts and time tracking. Project Management Time Tracking Tips Gantt and time tracking Gantt chart software time tracking

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Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen


Process Optimization in Project Management In almost all areas of life the pressure to optimize is increasing. This also applies to companies and projects. Even if your colleagues are asking for more process improvements, you shouldn't jump at any optimization approach unprepared.

Using LiquidPlanner to Manage…Weather?


While it can mostly be forecasted, the weather has its share of unpredictability, making many wish it could be managed like a project. One company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, however, has been using LiquidPlanner to do just that. CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Inc.,

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