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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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The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

Having a great project sponsor can contribute to the success of your project. But what should you expect from the person serving in the project sponsor role? What can he do for you and your project? And how can the person in the project sponsor role help support your project’s success?

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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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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

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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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4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability


4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability. Industry

2017 30

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project. Certain information about key project cost, performance, and schedule attributes are often unknown until the project is underway.

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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.

2017 26

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

2017 23

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Quality Improvements vs The Need for Project Efficiency


Quality Improvements vs The Need for Project Efficiency. Industry

2017 26

Ask a Project Manager: My Boss Doesn’t Get Me


“Dear Elizabeth: My boss wants a lot of work done, and he’s put me in the project management role. But I don’t think he really understands what a project manager does. I have previous project management experience in my old job, and I’d love to be able to run this project properly.

2017 22

Handling Poor Performance While Increasing Team Morale


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.

2017 21

Get Your Budget Under Control with Time Tracking!


What if you wake up one day and then you realised that you no longer have enough money to spend this month? It’ll be a disaster.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

3 Tips for creating Accurate Project Estimates


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

August Product Update: Make Changes in a Flash with Inline Editing


At LiquidPlanner, we’re all about boosting productivity with time-saving shortcuts. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our latest product improvement: inline editing. Whether you’re adjusting, updating, editing, or renaming fields, you can now do it in a single click.

2017 18

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.

Client brief vs budget

The Digital Project Manager

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

2017 14

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.

It’s clear.


Transparency: a good thing for projects, for project managers, and for their organizations – and of course, for the people and the planet. Read more here: [link

2017 13

Where Can I Download Project Management Software?


To anyone who works on projects spending time in front of a computer is something very familiar. The more complicated our project is the more strategy, planning, and thinking it requires. And, of course, it also requires lots and lots of work.

Better than Asana


There is a lot of hype around Asana as a product and the company as a software provider. Asana has done a good job marketing its software. But is Asana really a project management application as the company claims or a glorified task list?

2017 16

Project Forecasting 101

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Forecasting 101 , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Project managers forecast the future all the time: we forward-schedule tasks, plan how much money we’ll need in Quarter 4 and book resources for activities that haven’t happened yet.

2017 15

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

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

Brad Egeland

All you current, future, past, aspiring, and one-off project managers out 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?

What is it like to live in one time zone and work in another?


How to live in one time zone, and work in another? In the contemporary world, many businesses hire employees from different places. And it doesn’t matter which part of the world you are from. In the age of globalization, you can now work for a company in India, while you live in the middle of Europe.

2017 11

Agile Project Management in Enterprises


Big companies generally have a problem of being too slow, with too much WIP, and too many features in the backlog. Traditionally, big companies would need 6 months for gathering requirements, another 6 for development and testing, plus worry if they have an opening in their development schedule and capital for the feasibility study to get things going. There’s also another problem. Big companies need new features to stay competitive but features are always a gamble.

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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.”.

2017 13

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

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.

2017 12

What Is The Difference Between SaaS and Hosted Software?


Yesterday we shared a few links to the most popular pages where you can find, read about, and even download project management software (link in the related posts section below.)

How to Setup USPS Shipping Method in Magento 2


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.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

In life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices. Epictetus, 55AD - 135AD. Quotes

2017 10

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.