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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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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.

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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Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. Where would you recommend I start? With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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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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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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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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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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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10+1 Best Free Apps for Attention Management


What Is Attention Management? Herbert A. Simon, a distinct economist and political scientist, in one. Productivity attention attention management free apps for attention management

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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.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

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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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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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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