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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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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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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

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

Hydra

4 Ways to Increase your Projects Profitability. Industry

2017 26

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 24

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.

Get Your Budget Under Control with Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

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.

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

Hydra

Quality Improvements vs The Need for Project Efficiency. Industry

2017 19

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

LiquidPlanner

“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.

Client brief vs budget

The Digital Project Manager

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

It’s clear.

EarthPM

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 13

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.

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

LiquidPlanner

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.

Where Can I Download Project Management Software?

TimeCamp

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.

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.

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

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

Better than Asana

Binfire

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?

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

TimeCamp

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 10

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?

Agile Project Management in Enterprises

ActiveCollab

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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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

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.

What Is The Difference Between SaaS and Hosted Software?

TimeCamp

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.)

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first. Charles Mackey, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds , 1852.

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 Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.