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Book Review: Project Management for Humans

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Book Review: Project Management for Humans , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Sometimes I pick up a project management book and it’s like: “I have to read this, book reviews are part of my job, but at least with this one I’m going to get a nice nap at the end.”.

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Project management: 5 tips for managing your project budget

Moira Alexander

Budget overruns are a litmus test for project success or failure. Few companies have an unlimited budget, so the first thing project stakeholders look to in determining whether their project was a great success or a colossal failure is the bottom line. This fact fuels the pressure project leaders and their teams face with each passing day. As such, effective budget management is a primary area of focus for project managers who value their careers.

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Silence is a Tool — Use it Effectively!

The Clever PM

While Product Managers have a great many tools in their belt to use when working internally with stakeholders or externally with customers, there’s one tool that seems to elude so many of us. That tool is silence. When you’re talking with someone and trying to get them to say what’s really on their mind, what’s […]. Product Management Communication Do's Good PM Interactions Psychology Trust UCD

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15 Awesome Ways to Manage Your Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Practical Tips for Identifying, Analyzing, and Influencing Your Stakeholders Projects can be engaging and even enjoyable, or it can be a source of aggravation and stress.

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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?

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Client brief vs budget

The Digital Project Manager

The post Client brief vs budget appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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The Key Attribute of a Project Manager

Green Project Management

I recently enjoyed a discussion on the key attribute of project managers. It stemmed out of a conversation of whether a project manager should just do what they were told, or if they should do their best to deliver the best value and benefits to the organization.

2017 179

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Growth is a good thing. Right? It means your business is doing well, reaching new customers, obtaining greater market share. Well, not necessarily.

Project Lessons Learned - A Reflection

Project Health Check

Here's the thing about Lessons Learned: you're not learning them. In our experience, most organisations at best identify them - but is anything actually learned? Is changed behaviour ingrained into the lifeblood of the organisation? We have our doubts.

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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.

How to build and scale an effective digital project management team

The Digital Project Manager

Chances are good that when you realize you need to scale digital project management within your agency, you’re either receiving a flood of new projects. The post How to build and scale an effective digital project management team appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

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Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

Growth is a good thing. Right? It means your business is doing well, reaching new customers, obtaining greater market share. Well, not necessarily.

Auteur model of innovation

Musings on Project Management

Good grief! Yet another model to learn about. Now we hear about the auteur model of innovation, an idea coined by John Kao, an innovation guru. Auteur: an innovator that has a distinctly personal style and maintains artistic control over all design and production aspects of his/her work [a definition adapted for projects from the film industry where the auteur model has been practiced for. Innovation

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

DPM Podcast: Project Management Best Practices: What You Should Be Doing Each Month (with Joanna Leigh Simon)

The Digital Project Manager

Ben Aston chats with Joanna Leigh Simon, discovering her personal DPM story and chatting about the project management best practices that you should be doing each month.

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The Million Dollar PM Question.To Certify or Not Certify?

Brad Egeland

All you current, future, past, aspiring, and one-off project managers out there.to certify or not to certify? Where do you stand on the topic of project management certification as a way to be the best, show you're the best, and give yourself the best chance at project success and project customer satisfaction? Is PMP certification a career goal of yours? Do you think it is necessary for your PM career advancement?

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can’t be that difficult can it? I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider.

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Dilbert on Agile

Musings on Project Management

Among some comments to a posting on TechCrunchIT, is this snippet about Dilbert's run-in with Agile: Dilbert: We need 3 more programmers. Boss: Use agile programming methods. Dilbert: Agile programming does not mean doing more work with less people. Boss: Find me some words that do mean that and ask again Dilbert is a creation of Scott Adams Read in the library at Square Peg. agile Quotations

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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.

Digital Transformation: The 5 Must-Have Skills for Digital Leaders

Inloox

Digital transformation is on everyone’s radar right now and a majority of industries and companies are working towards digitizing their organization. But what does it take to digitally transform an organization successfully? Hint: It’s not just about implementing fancy new tools. A company is not automatically “digital” just because they have digital tools at their disposal.

5 Basic Steps for Successful Project Team Management

Entry

What does it take to develop and integrate your project team effectively? As a project manager, what steps must you take to ensure team success? These five steps promote establishing and sustaining a winning project team. Build a Project Team Prioritizing team development as an activity from the start of the project will help […]. The post 5 Basic Steps for Successful Project Team Management appeared first on Entry Software Corporation.

Moving from Permanent to Contracting in Project Management

Arras People

Thinking of making the jump from permanent into contracting roles? It can’t be that difficult can it? I have been in project management for around 15 years starting as a junior project manager. My latest role sees me running the project management of a housing provider.

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When to stop?

Musings on Project Management

You're doing something. Fair enough What if there's no obvious end-point? Like finding the "just-right" SME for the team. you never know when that is going to happen When should you stop looking at candidates? Actually, there's a computer science answer to this. Look no farther than the "optimal stopping" algorithm! As explained by authors Christian and Griffiths*, there are two ways to. Project Management

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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.

3 Tips for creating Accurate Project Estimates

Hydra

Despite the complexities involved, it’s essential to do the very best with your project estimates. Here are our 3 tips for creating accurate project estimates. Industry

How to Setup USPS Shipping Method in Magento 2

DigitalPM

How to Setup USPS Shipping Method in Magento 2. The USPS Carrier allows you to offer the domestic and international shipping services on ground or airway conveniently.

Am I good enough as a Project Manager?

Susanne Madsen

​As a project leadership coach I often come across project managers who feel that they are not good enough at what they do.

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Stakeholder engagement in portfolio management

Fix my Project Chaos

To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

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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.

4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability

Hydra

4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability. Industry

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Handling Poor Performance While Increasing Team Morale

Celoxis

Poor project performance happens all the time, which threatens quality, budget, and team morale. When it occurs, the project manager must deal with it as quickly as possible so the issue can be addressed accordingly without losing momentum. The thing is, often the issue can be addressed. Thus the quality and the budget would not be affected, but the team morale already suffers.

Agile 2017

Leading Answers

I will be speaking at two presentations at the Agile 2017 Conference next week in Orlando. I am looking forward to catching up with old colleagues and meeting new practitioners, it looks set to be a great event.

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Podcast: Stakeholder engagement in portfolio management

Fix my Project Chaos

To celebrate the launch of the Fix My Project Chaos eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune into the podcast series, and get involved in the conversation.

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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.