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Project Prioritization: Stop Working on the Wrong Projects!


The Ranking Method, the Scoring Method, and the Domain Approach at a Glance Scarce resources and even scarcer resources. This has always been the case in project portfolio management. Previously, money was the main scarce resource, but now it is employees.

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How to Be an Effective Project Manager | TeamGantt


Set all your projects up for success with habits to improve your project management skills. Find out what makes an effective project manager, and learn how to use these traits for your projects

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Musings on Project Management

How many project managers are still laboring with the aftermath of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, more popularly known as F.W. Taylor? You might ask: Who was Taylor? Taylor was one of the first to study business systematically. He brought 'Taylorism" into the business culture in the years leading up to World War I. By 1915, his ideas were considered quite advanced, and they had significant

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Project Manager Salary Statistics 2019

A project manager’s job is intricately complex, and they’re often paid well due to the difficulty of the position.

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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?

Kano and expectation minus perception

Kiron Bondale

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The Lazy Project Manager – Conference and Corporate Speaker

The Lazy Project Manager

As we all start the journey that is 2019, a few questions: Are you investing in your project management community? Does your team need better presentation skills? Do your sponsors and executives need better understanding of business change impact?

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How to Find a Career Mentor and Why It’s Important

A mentor can help you avoid pitfalls as you maneuver through your career. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, notes how important that relationship is and helps you find a career mentor for yourself. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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Dangling participle

Musings on Project Management

Still, as Hanson Baldwin summed up the Italian campaign, “All roads led to Rome, but Rome led nowhere.” Hanson Baldwin, Historian describing the WW II campaign in Italy, 1943 - 44. Accomplishment without purpose -- a dangling achievement And, the lesson for project managers is: Beware the strategic objective that isn't actually strategic at all. It looks strategic at the moment It's called. Project Management Quotations

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5 Ways Business Intelligence Can Boost Your Resource Management Skills


Efficiently managing resources is one of the key challenges for service organizations. Not only are you trying to manage a range of projects of varying sizes and complexity, you’re trying to manage the pipeline of incoming work as well.

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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.

Ask a PM: How to Get a Stakeholder to Take Action on a Problem


Dear Elizabeth: My project has problems. On the team, we all know and can see them, but the project stakeholders don’t understand the issues. Even if I can explain the problems, they fail to take any concrete action to resolve them.

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The Best Self-Help Books to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

The idea of self-help has almost become a parody. With bookstores and bestseller lists overflowing with tomes on everything from diets to deities that can make you a better, happier person, it can be hard to take it all seriously.

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The Fiduciary and the PM

Musings on Project Management

Consider this explanation of a fiduciary: In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trust So, what are we. Project Management

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

Project Risk Coach

Oh, what a year! Thank you for being a part of the Project Risk Coach Community. I hope you have found my articles practical and helpful. In this article, I'm sharing my most popular blog posts of 2018. So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2018? Year Visitors 2018 113,206 2017 57,560 2016 42,000 2015 33,000 2014 21,000 One of my 2018 goals was to have 75,000 people visit the Project Risk Coach website. Thanks to you, I had more than 113,000.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong?

Online PM Courses

Projects go wrong all the time. And one mindset is to look for blame. It's rarely helpful. This article will go out on New Year's eve, 2018. So, I wanted to do a short, thoughtful note to leave you with something to think about for the coming year. Who's to Blame when Your Project Goes […]. The post Who’s to Blame when Your Project Goes Wrong? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Advice for Project Managers Effective Project Manager

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Leadership in 2018

Leaders—are they born or are they made? Everyone has an opinion, and many writers and publications post frequently about what makes a great leader, the qualities of leadership and so on.

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Project tracking guide


Your most important duty as a project manager is to track the project’s progress relentlessly. That is why project tracking tools are so essential for project management. When it comes to project tracking, the definition gets a little bit murky. What are you tracking, exactly? .

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What's Microproductivity? The Small Habit That Will Lead You To Big Wins


Take baby steps. You can’t move a mountain. When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time. Productivity

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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?

Why Cross Functional Collaboration Isn’t Working for Your Team (And How to Fix It)


If you’ve ever tried to collaborate with people from several different teams, you know that cross functional collaboration can be challenging. Sometimes, the team members don’t communicate well. Sometimes, the team members are inadvertently working towards opposite goals.

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How Marketing Agencies Stay Productive: Shawn Daughhetee of EnVeritas Group

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This week we feature Shawn Daughhetee, Marketing Associate of EnVeritas Group. EnVeritas Group is a little global giant with headquarters in the US and the UK. Their strategists, content experts and linguists work in more than 70 countries and 350 cities, covering 35 languages

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Using Portfolio-Driven Performance to Improve Project Delivery


The following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

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Stressed Out? 7 Ways to Boost Work Productivity By Saying “No”


Being productive with your day is not a rocket science, but it demands a lot of hard work and an exceptional level of time management skills. The modern workplace is moving at a lightning speed and we all get only 24 hours a day to match up with it.

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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.

The 5 Communication Styles Every Manager Needs to Know


As a manager, you must successfully manage different communication styles if you want your team to be successful. Each employee has a unique way of communicating, so you have to navigate these differences if you want to fully utilize their skills.

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Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

Quarter Century. 2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I was involved in the creation of DSDM in 1994 and was an early adopter of Scrum and FDD shortly afterward. Now, having been at this for a quarter of a century I am reflecting on where my journey has taken me compared to others. I am agnostic about agile. I value the mindset and goals more than approaches that preach a single path. This has had mixed blessings for me.

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Project Estimation Methods


The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 1,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog.

How to Write your New Years resolution (And ways to keep them)

Stepping Into Project Management

First things first- Happy new Year to You:)] The path you choose to take this year is yours and should be yours. Hence writing your new years resolution is important. In 2019 you wouldn’t want to start with the mindset where failing is an option. So, what do you do?

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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.

When Should Managers Pay The Most Attention at Work?


What Is Attention? The self-help philosophy has been existing since ancient times. But only in. Project Management attention attention management focus pay attention project managers

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

suddenly a White Rabit with pink eyes ran close by her. There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!"

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That New Year 'stink' of perfectionism and expectations

Lynne Cazaly

If you’re reflecting and resetting goals with a new year upon you and then reading all those posts about needing to make things measurable and achievable and to do this and that, please… hang on a moment. It’s being reported more frequently in those 'new year/new you' types of articles and stories that many of us don’t quite hit or stick with the resolutions as we’d like to.

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