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Have you rotated your project’s tires?

Kiron Bondale

A standard semi-annual ritual for many who live in cold climates is swapping all season to winter tires on our cars and back again. This exercise also presents a good opportunity to catch up on any other outstanding preventative maintenance for our vehicles.

2018 186

How To Keep Your Project On Track With Project Status Reports

The Digital Project Manager

A Project Status Report is just that. The current status of your project. It’s an. The post How To Keep Your Project On Track With Project Status Reports appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling PM Skills & Best Practices Topics

2018 132

The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

Online PM Courses

Risk analysis is both easy and hard at the same time. If that sounds confusing, read on, because we’ll make everything clear. But one thing is for sure. No project manager can get by without knowing how to analyze risk on your project.

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Here Are the Simple Mistakes You May Be Making With Requirements

Project Risk Coach

How often have you neared a project implementation date, only to find new requirements? Or perhaps your team said they had gathered the requirements, but in reality, the team had hastily rushed through the requirement process resulting in rework, missed deadlines, and another blown budget.

2018 222

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?

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Teamwork -- managing the white space

Musings on Project Management

One of the big differences between a team and a group is cohesiveness around the goal: There's no success individually unless there is success collectively. Inevitably, keeping the team together to promote cohesiveness raises the question: how to keep everyone busy all the time -- other than 'painting rocks' (which is the way the Army used to do it). In the popular vernacular of project. Teamwork Virtual teams

2018 177

Only $79 - Make Sure You're Ready for the PMP Certification Test

Brad Egeland

It's important for you and the people you serve that you're successful with becoming PMP certified. So Cheetah Learning has created this program for you to reduce your risks and increase your chances of success with becoming a PMP.

Pack ’em Up! Understanding Your Portable Skills

The Clever PM

I’m often asked by in both formal and informal discussions whether I think that Product Managers are stuck in whatever industry they start in, and if not how to break into a new one. And through all the years of having these discussions I’ve determined that the vast majority of the skills that make someone […]. Product Management Culture Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Learning Organization PM Roles Trust

2018 167

Disposable Plastic Straws… What can we do?

Green Project Management

I went out recently with some friends and had a curious experience. And of all things it was around disposable plastic straws. What caught my attention was that each place we went to did not offer straws. More importantly though the establishments were proud and adamant about their no-straw policy.

2018 150

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management


If you work in tech or any industry where things change fast, you probably are familiar with agile project management. The model has been favored by software engineers for its efficacy and flexibility, and it’s beginning to catch on in agencies and startups.

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Doing What You Have to for Project Success - It's not Textbook

Brad Egeland

Calling all project teams. attention! Project success does not come easy. You can't wing it or phone it in. You may be able to for a short time, but success will not be yours on an ongoing basis.

2018 170

What is the Pareto Principle? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Pareto Principle, or the 80-20 Rule. It articulates a fundamental aspect of nature, which also applies to projects. So, what is the Pareto Principle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. link]. Project Management in Under 5.

2018 96

A Step-By-Step Guide To Write The Perfect Project Proposal

The degree of success or failure of any project depends heavily on the quality of its proposal. You won’t be able to bag the project in the first place if the project proposal is not up to the mark.

2018 95

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. Seven years on, the trend continues, and project managers are also on the menu.

2018 82

New Gaming Haven in Las Vegas

Brad Egeland

​ When you think of gaming in Las Vegas, what do you think of? Maybe something involving loud noises, brightly lit machines, or a green velvet table and cards to go with, all for the thought of possibly gaining or losing your money.

2018 156

Symptoms of the Zombie PMO


Warning: The following is an emergency alert. There is an outbreak infecting businesses across the world, creating a condition termed the “Zombie PMO.”

2021 76

What Can Chefs teach Product Managers on Productivity?


The celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay knows exactly what he wants from his team, how to get it done, and how to leave his customers coming back for more. Even if that translates into leaving his contestants or his team scampering around apprehensively!

2018 75

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.

Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far?

Leading Answers

I am excited to be presenting at next week’s PMI-SAC Professional Development Conference on May 2 in Calgary. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people at this new format conference. My session “ Mining Bitcoins with Your InstantPot: Has Agile Popularity Gone Too Far ?”

2018 71

Gaming of a Different Kind is Taking the Vegas Strip by Storm

Brad Egeland

The Esports Arena Las Vegas is now open on the Vegas Strip and you have to see it to believe it. A 30,000 square foot world class gaming arena is sitting in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas. You think casino gambling and slots are big in Vegas - and they are.

2018 156

Data-driven company: Learn how to conduct your operations taking a data-focused approach

Have you ever considered the possibility of driving at night with your car’s headlights off? Charging down the road without being able to see properly borders on the insane.

2018 68

Introducing Sprints & Milestones

Brett Harned

Today, my great friend and colleague Greg Storey and I are releasing the first episode of Sprints & Milestones, a podcast where we share war stories, tips, tactics, and anecdotes on navigating the sometimes rough waters of getting digital projects done.

2018 62

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT . Virtual teams are becoming more of the norm for organizations as they strive to acquire the best talent from anywhere in the world, minimize overhead everywhere on the earth and stretch their global presence on a worldwide basis.

2018 55

What’s the Difference Between Project & Portfolio Management?


If we take a closer look at successful enterprises and the way they operate, it becomes clear that their growth and establishment in the market is never a result of mere chance, rather it is the final outcome of various forces working together successfully.

2018 78

The Bulletproof Basic Creative Brief [download]

Function Point

The Bulletproof Basic Creative Brief [download]. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — a solid basic creative brief is the backbone of any creative project. They are, in essence, a roadmap to project success that provides clarity for both your creatives and your clients. Sometimes a good creative brief can end up taking a large amount of time to complete, and for large-scale projects, that’s a good thing.

2018 52

Efficient Staff Management Is the Key to Success: Here’s How | Guest Post


This impactful statement by the founder of Virgin Group truly highlights the importance of employee empowerment. When it comes to the success of a business, most business people tend to focus on their existing and potential customers. However, they often forget that the key to business growth is to take care of their employees.

2018 52

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Three Project Management Interview Questions You Need to Ask

Tactical Project Management

The Project Manager Hiring Challenge Do you manage a PMO and need to hire a project manager? If you run a project management office that staffs project managers, then you know the challenge and headaches associated with finding great project managers.

2018 52

How 2018 PMP Exam Changes Aren’t As Bad As You Think – Top 7 Facts

PM by PM

March 26, 2018 has come and gone. PMI has changed the PMP exam in accordance with the PMBOK Guide sixth edition. The 6th edition Guide is now the main reference for the certification test. There are many differences between the latest edition of the PMBOK Guide and older 5th edition. Agile is the new buzzword. […]. The post How 2018 PMP Exam Changes Aren’t As Bad As You Think – Top 7 Facts appeared first on PM-by-PM. Exam Prep

2018 49

Wrike Review- 10 facts you should know


Wrike is a popular project management application. It is used in various industries and team sizes all over the world. Wrike was funded in 2006 by Andrew Filev and has locations in California, Ireland, and Russia. .

2018 67

Scrum Glossary (International Versions, April 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. A first release of those international versions was done in March 2018. The new, April 2018, release of the international versions is now available, as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -April 2018.

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.