Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

How to Manage Your Editorial Calendar with Project Management Tool


We are well aware of the fact that you need good quality content for marketing and in return generating leads. But generating Good content once in a while is not enough. To progress in your Content Marketing, you need consistency in posting updated articles on a regular basis.

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5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. So I’m delighted to bring you this guest contribution by Elisa Cepale who lives and breathes this stuff in her day job. Elisa, over to you…. Elisa Cepale. I facilitate daily standup meetings for our support team.

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How to Develop Empathy for Better Work Results

Project Bliss

If you’ve wondered how to develop empathy, it is possible. It may be challenging at times, especially when dealing with difficult personalities or in a charged emotional state. But practicing empathy has a place even at work, and it’s possible to tap into it in appropriate situations. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy. It’s well established that emotional intelligence is a critical trait for strong leaders.

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What is decision making in project management

ProProfs Project Management

We’ve all heard about the secret recipe for decision making in project management: Focusing on goals that should be achieved during and at the end of a project. Making data-driven decisions based on the available information. Keeping all organizational and resource crunch constraints into account when planning implementation. Managing unforeseen risks and coming up with better solutions, so they do not repeat in similar projects in future.

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?

What happened? Find a job in the midst of a pandemic

ProProject Manager

Work with the hiring manager to demonstrate your skills. In my career, I was laid off from my job a total of 6 times in 30 years. At one point, I was laid off 3 times in 5 years. All but one of these layoffs happened during downturns in the economy and/or the company being sold. Make note – if your company is being acquired, polish your resume. The final layoff happened because the company needed to downsize because of a lack of work.

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Use the 7 Habits to create highly effective agile teams

Kiron Bondale

When Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s wrote his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, it was used by individuals for self-improvement but the same habits could also help teams in their journeys to greater agility. Be Proactive®. Dr. Covey wrote “ The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. “ Just as individuals should blame everything on others, agile teams need to own the mistakes which arise from their behavior.

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The biases come out

Musings on Project Management

Under stress, the biases come out Not only do the risks change, but risk attitudes change as well The stakes may be higher; the consequences greater. Now is the time to revisit the best book ever written on risk management -- in my opinion "Against the Gods, The remarkable story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein is an excellent read and ambitious premise well delivered. Perhaps the best. Risk Management

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Foundational Elements for Agile PPM: A Phased Approach – Part 1


One of the common concerns about implementing Agile in project and portfolio management (PPM) is the impression that it requires broad, sweeping and instantaneous change in order to be successful. We’re here to tell you that isn’t the case and even more so, not recommended. There are multiple ways that your organization can apply aspects of an Agile methodology without simply leaping into the deep end of the Agile pool.

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7 Customer Success Tactics For SaaS Companies


Customer Success is now an integral part of every business, particularly in the SaaS frontier. Growing businesses tend to be prioritizing more on customer success. In fact, 70% of growing companies believe that customer success is quite important to them. Contrarily, only 49 percent of declining or stagnant organizations say the same.

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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.

New Trends in Online Learning

Leading Answers

Finished Netflix? Done with “doom-scrolling” social media? Maybe it’s time to gain those skills you have been putting off. The expansion of online learning was booming before COVID-19 emerged. Now, with the rise of work from home and homeschooling, the switch to online study has been massively accelerated. However, before enrolling in some uninspired port of traditional course content to an online platform, let's see what else is out there. What are the emerging trends and good practices?

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Virtual conferencing. a lot in the market

Musings on Project Management

Yikes: the products and services for virtual conferencing and teamwork are jumping out of the woodwork: Here's a nice comparison of Zoom and Blue Jeans Microsoft TEAMS which is integrated with Office 365 now has a home version as well And, of course, there are the established WebEX, Skype, etc Google is not to be left out, nor is Slack Here's a collection of 10 articles on collaboration tools Project Management

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5 Days to PMP Certification Explained

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning - the #1 provider of Project Manager Professional (PMP) preparation and certification training - touts a 98% success rate in getting their students certified and says they can do it in 4 days of prep, you take the test on Friday of that week and you're done. fully trained and guaranteed to pass that Friday test. Are you skeptical? You shouldn't be. it is true and I want to explain that process to you.

Training vs Transformation

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. Training is a vital piece of today’s business climate. It’s typically at the forefront of conversations around development or growth, but what is the correlation or connection between training and actual business transformation? The assumption has been that if my employees only had the knowledge, they would produce different outcomes.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Microsoft Planner Deep Dive


Microsoft Planner is all about Task Management for teams, whether that’s organizing an office move, launching a new product, or designing a call center. Planner is all about ensuring you get organized quickly and collaborate efficiently. In my upcoming webinar, we’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of Planner, showing you how to set up a plan and ensure people can get access.

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Best 2020 Online Courses, Events, and Resources for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Upskilling is always a good idea for any expert regardless of their qualification. Education in the field of project management suggests a lot of opportunities for candidates. They can choose either traditional learning in the form of classroom lessons or online courses and study at home. But due to the fact this year any kind of outdoor activity is limited by quarantine restrictions because of COVID-19, online courses and free educational resources for self-study are handy as never before.

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Lean Coffee Connection

Growing Agile

I’ve been enjoying Lean Coffee’s so much more since it switched to a virtual format. I get to connect with people around the world, not just my city. I can join in minutes, rather than driving an hour (or more) in traffic. I’m always on time or early, rather than being late due to morning drop offs, driving across town and traffic. I get to communicate verbally and by text on the chat, rather than just verbally. This has been most useful as its easier for me to type than speak.

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What Are the 4 Most Common Challenges for a Scaling IT Services Organization?


Whether your IT services organization is an internal department working to support a larger business or a standalone company, growth is a consistent goal and a measure of success. But with growth there will inevitably be complications and challenges unique to your business. Understanding what these potential scaling challenges are, and how to overcome them, will help a growing IT business maintain success and scale in predictable, positive ways. Common IT Scaling Challenges.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Requirements Traceability Matrix in Project Management (Example+Template)

PM Basics

Definition of the Requirements Traceability Matrix is confusing. So, simply put: Requirements Traceability Matrix is a document that maps requirements with other aspects of a project. It’s important to notice: RTM is a powerful project integration tool. It’s a connection link between project objectives, requirements, and scope of work. So, don’t treat it as a simple tool to organize requirements or test cases. Confusion about the Traceability Matrix.

What Is Project Management Triangle and How to Manage It

ProProfs Project Management

A project comprises thousands of elements, which makes tasks related to management tough. It is one of those reasons why businesses invest a big chunk of money to get a diligent project manager and executives on board. . Out of thousands, there are 3 project elements that you must handle in the best possible manner: ‘Cost,’ ‘Time,’ and ‘Scope.’. These 3 are triple constraints of project management, which decide whether your business will be in a reeling or pole position.

NEW Microsoft Teams Integration: Connect InLoox now! with Teams & Manage Your Projects in Your Channels


InLoox is constantly working to extend its comprehensive integrations to the Microsoft Office landscape to make it easier for you to manage your projects as well as existing processes and systems. InLoox now! not only expands Microsoft Outlook into a project platform, users can also link the software with other programs such as SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Project, Excel or Power Automate. Information about all the InLoox integrations can be found here.

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Using MindGenius on Your Project is a Sagacious Act

Brad Egeland

I love MindGenius. Great people, great software and it's the best mind mapping tool when working to get the best performance, information and decisions shared and made on your projects. The right tool. Especially when working remotely as many of us in the world are doing right now as COVID-19 and lockdown practices have forced many inside to work virtually from home. and going forward as we start a new normal that likely will include lots of remote project management and virtual teams.

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Tips for New Project Manager (4 Best Lines of Behavior)

PM Basics

What the video. Below is the transcript of Tips for New Project Manager. Today I have lots of tips for new project managers. I’ll put them as four lines of behavior for a new PM. So, whether you joined a new team or it’s your first-time project management job at all – these tips work really well for the first few months of your work. OK, I’ll use simple statements that describe your line of behavior. It’s easier to remember them this way. #1:

Every Video Call You’ve Ever Had [Comic]


If you have a video call where no one says, “Is everyone here? Can you hear me?” did it even happen? Since Toggl went fully remote back in 2015, most of our meetings have been over video. So we can safely say it is totally possible to build and run a global company without ever putting on pants. Actually, putting on pants makes it more difficult, because it wastes precious time and energy. Yet we still struggle with the same video call issues we had five years ago.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute of Learning

By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow. Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed. The economic situation in 1986 also had a major impact on business travel and companies sought new ways to conduct meetings more economically and to minimize travel.

Digital Transformation – Top of the Exec’s Strategy Pile

Arras People

We keep hearing those phrases, “it’s the new normal” and “this will change the way we work in the future” as we try to continue to work in “these unprecedented/uncertain/challenging times”. COVID-19 has certainly brought digital transformation to the top of the exec’s operational strategy pile as we try to get to get to grips with working virtually.

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Top 3 Recommendations for Measuring Scrum


There is a question I get asked a lot during my individual and also team coaching sessions. The million-dollar question that many of us have heard asked before, whenever one speaks of agile transformation is below. How will we know if the agile transformation has been successful? For this article, I will be narrowing down the scope of agile transformation… The post Top 3 Recommendations for Measuring Scrum appeared first on Agilemania.


4 steps to find the best agency project management software

Function Point

When looking for a management software for your agency, you might ask yourself, “Which solution will help me achieve my business goals?”. An essential follow-up to that should be, “Who else from the team might use the software and how?”. The reason is simple- an agency management software is meant to ease the pains of an entire agency and not just an individual!

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From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Here are some fun facts: The first company founded to provide software products and services was Computer Usage Company in 1955. Professions such as Medicine, Law, Beauty, Teaching, Transportation, Security, Accounting, Engineering, and Project Management all have one thing in common; certifications and internal governance. Almost shocking to think about how much younger the IT profession is in comparison to the other professions.

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