Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

How to Run a Successful Brainstorming Session for Productive Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Brainstorming is an approach that teams can use to generate many ideas quickly. The goal is to inspire more creative thoughts to generate many ideas quickly and often build from there.

2018 174

10 Common Project Management Mistakes You Can Easily Correct Today

Taskque

You are a project manager who has to juggle multiple projects simultaneously without messing up any one of them. Despite that, the projects you oversee end up taking longer to complete and cost you much more than the original budget.

2018 80

There’s a Project Manager in Each of Us

ActiveCollab

I won’t start this with a statement claiming that marketing is all about project management. But what happens when you’re a marketing expert that spends almost half of your day writing briefs, corresponding with subcontractors, and managing projects? Where is the line that separates a marketing strategist from a project manager? After all, almost every marketing activity can be viewed as a project - big or small - depending on the scope, budget, size of your team, and even ambition.

How to Become a Senior Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Want to become a senior project manager? First you must know how one differs from a typical project manager. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and provides you with practical steps to achieve your career goals. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2018 402

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.

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More Trending

Justify yourself!

Kiron Bondale

A project manager asked me this week whether I was aware of any studies which could be used to justify the assignment of a “real” project manager to manage a project as opposed to having this function performed by someone else within a team.

2018 251

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe.

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The Presentation on Presentations

The Lazy Project Manager

A new book for you and your team: How to become a more confident public speaker the ‘Lazy’ way – Available now on Amazon. Am I a public speaking expert? An interesting thought and hardly one that I could answer myself. I could say, with complete accuracy, that I have (at the time of writing this book) delivered 337 presentations of varying formats to a public audience of varying human formats, interests, locations and languages (to over 60,000 people in actual fact).

2018 207

Behavior v Outcome

Musings on Project Management

You have to give Jurgen Appelo high marks for imaginative illustrations that catch the eye and convey the thought. He says this is one of his best illustrations ever; he may be right. He calls it his "celebration grid". I imagine Jurgen will be telling us a lot more about this if it catches on. But what he says about these grid points is the more important take away: “Celebrate. human factors

2018 188

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.

5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018

The Digital Project Manager

Surprising revelations about remote meetings, Waterfall, and juggling projects as a freelance PM in 2018, from project management expert Patrice Embry. The post 5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

2018 186

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

A project isn’t successful just because it has been completed on time and within budget. There is one other factor that is critical to success: quality.

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In an Information Desert, Rumors Are a Mirage, Not an Oasis

LiquidPlanner

Working in an office where leadership doesn’t communicate about the critical issues affecting the company is like wandering a desert without a canteen. You wander the office seeking to quench your thirst for information, but all you find are rumors.

2018 129

Failure or faults?

Musings on Project Management

Does software fail, or does it just have faults, or neither? Silly questions? Not really. I've heard them for years. Here 's the argument for "software doesn't fail": Software always works the way it is designed to work, even if designed incorrectly. It doesn't wear out, break (unless you count corrupted files), or otherwise not perform exactly as designed. To wit: it never fails Here's. risk Risk Management

2018 174

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.

DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2018 137

Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

ProjectManager.com

You’ve probably heard that nearly half of all new business fail, but it’s not that grim. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), that number is closer to 30 percent, and that’s over the course of their first two years in business.

An Alternative Approach to Dealing with the Inevitable Team Conflict

LiquidPlanner

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”—Babe ”—Babe Ruth ??.

2018 127

Agile for Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Susan Parente | Risk Management Guru – Agile Generalist – Instructor and Consultant, IIL. Can Agile practices be incorporated with traditional project management?” This is a very common question today, and the answer is yes!

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories. They can be helpful for short-term planning of software development activities.

2018 115

Boost Your Business Writing Skills – Choose the Right Tool

Eylean

Written by: Tom Jager Every self-respecting professional has a small arsenal of tools that they help them to accomplish their routine tasks. For example, a project manager’s toolkit often includes task management apps, communication and collaboration software, task assignment apps, and writing tools.

2018 97

10 Powerful Phrases to Improve Your Leadership | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Leadership is all about communicating effectively. See 10 simple phrases that can turn ordinary conversations into powerful opportunities with your team

From Googlewhack to Gazillion!

The IIL Blog

By Judith W. Umlas | IIL Senior Vice President, Author, and Facilitator. When McGraw-Hill first decided to publish my second book (the first was The Power of Acknowledgment , published by IIL Publishing), I thought it should be called Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment.

2018 98

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.

Hidden Business Rules in Legacy Code

Leading Agile

Large organizations are often hesitant to replace very old legacy applications that have served mission-critical business operations for many years. In fact, they are reluctant to modify the applications at all. Why is that? Before answering that question, let’s answer this one: Who Cares?

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Best of 2018: Presenting Your 10 Favorite Blog Posts This Year!

Inloox

There was a lot going on at InLoox in 2018, which is also reflected on the InLoox blog. From all the posts on various topics around project management , time management , organizational agility , disruptive trends and professions in project management , you particularly liked these 10: #10: Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalization Digital transformation breaks with tradition and replaces obsolete processes with newer and more efficient ones.

2018 116

Social Media Content Rules You Should Follow

Boost by Brightpod

Posting on social media sounds like a simple task, but it is not. If you want to get new subscribers and become famous in virtual world, you should work hard and follow basic rules. The most important thing is to create unique content, which is 100% informative, interesting and relevant

2018 80

Some Really Big Reasons Why designers Need Project Management Tools

Proofhub

Working as a designer is not an easy job, even when it is something you’re passionate about. There are times when you’ll be unorganized or in mess. Are you the one who spends more time clearing the clutter than actually designing?

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Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

The Best Todoist Alternatives to Try in 2019

nTask

Among hundreds of productivity apps and task management tools , Todoist stands as one of the best to-do list apps amongst millions of people. However, is a to-do list app enough? There are some areas where this tool can be a little uneasy to work with.

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9 Powerful Organizational Tools Every Small Business Owner Should Use

Teamweek

When you are running a business, keeping everything organized is crucial to ensuring your company has set procedures for employees to follow. Staying organized saves your business a great deal of time and money, allowing it to flourish and grow.

2018 65

Gantt Chart Inspo: Holiday Event Planning | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Planning a holiday event? You’ve got tons of details to keep up with! See how to plan your event in TeamGantt—with a little inspiration from the Griswolds