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 186

10 Common Project Management Mistakes You Can Easily Correct Today


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 73

There’s a Project Manager in Each of Us


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

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 407

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?

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.

2019 390

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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 210

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

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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Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions? Some negative events that you thought might happen has now occurred. And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Overwhelmed?

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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 184

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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 149

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

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.

2018 364

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

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 170

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

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


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 134

Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

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.

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


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 174

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 119

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

An Alternative Approach to Dealing with the Inevitable Team Conflict


“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 133

Boost Your Business Writing Skills – Choose the Right Tool


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

French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide.


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?

2018 97

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

8 essential skills project managers need to succeed


Project managers need to be a bit of an all-rounder. Emotional intelligence? Check. Laser-sharp organization? Double-check. Flexibility that puts Stretch Armstrong to shame? You betcha.

2018 131

How to Find Relevant Experience of a Project Manager

PM Basics

There is a huge variety of skill levels of a Project Manager. So, you noticed that you need one or two years of relevant experience of a project manager. For an entry-level role of a project manager ! I get it. It’s frustrating. You want to get your first job as a PM.

2018 85

How to Create a Free Gantt Chart Template in 10 Minutes Without Using Excel


Project managers around the world will agree, the most time consuming aspect of being a project manager is creating timelines. Time is a constantly evolving variable, so it’s always a good idea to look for ways to manage it well.

2018 120

10 Powerful Phrases to Improve Your Leadership | TeamGantt


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

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right?

Online PM Courses

Here’s a topic to get every Project Manager’s heart racing: project documentation. We know we need it, but it’s hardly a favorite! The danger, of course, is that your project documentation fails to get the attention it deserves. Because getting essential documents right is vital. So, you need to make it one of your top […]. The post Project Documentation: Are You Set to Get it Right? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

2018 76

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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The Open Door Policy: 5 Improvements You Can Make Today


In the past, we’ve mentioned how effective an open door policy can be if used properly. While many managers find great success with this strategy, others will find it has negative effects on their ability to lead their team.

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