Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

How to Make Your Project Management Meetings Zing

If you’re like every other project manager I have met, there’s a good chance you spend a lot of your time in meetings. And I shan’t rehearse all the arguments about why that time is valuable and how poor meeting practices can erode that value and turn a meeting into a liability.

2019 367

PMP certification: How to ace the Project Management Professional exam

Moira Alexander

Preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam can be challenging. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI) , project professionals spend on average more than 35 hours preparing for the PMP exam.

Team Dynamics Matter More Than You Think… Here’s How to Improve Yours


What are team dynamics? Let me answer that question by telling you what happens when yours are poor or even toxic. I once worked in a department that had an outstanding leader, so it functioned well for the most part.

2019 52

How to Track Percent Complete

Girl's Guide to PM

When you are trying to calculate percentage complete in a Gantt chart, you need to take into account various different figures, and get lots of information from other people. Or do you? There are simple ways to track percent complete on your project, so you know what to input into your software.

2019 340

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 You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. John Maxwell says, “All great leaders possess two things: They know here they are going, and they are able to persuade others to follow.”

2019 315

More Trending

What challenges do distributed teams pose to others?

Kiron Bondale

Face-to-face communication around a shared modeling surface such as a whiteboard is considered to be a highly effective method of creating shared understanding.

2019 211

Who said 'hybrid Agile'?

Musings on Project Management

What's the hybrid thing? It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Agile is the not-traditional. Can you fashion a hybrid. agile

Agile 190

How to Create a Startup Culture That Fits Your Goals

Company culture ain’t what it used to be. The world of the man in the gray flannel suit has gone the way of the dodo bird. Even such traditionally conservative environments as finance have loosened their ties and got casual on more than just Friday. That isn’t to say that there’s no culture.

2019 145

What Is Discover The Work Management Software For Teams

The Digital Project Manager

If you want your team to be more productive and motivated to do their best. The post What Is Discover The Work Management Software For Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Communication & Collaboration Sponsored

2019 160

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

What is the Best Project Management Tool?


The best project management tool is one that is not only easy to use, but one that also has all the features your company needs to be more productive and profitable.

2019 88

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart


Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? Are you still working with Post-Its, Excel, or are you even making your own notes? Sprints can also be organized quickly and easily with InLoox.


5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Four years on and a few things have changed in the PMO field.

PMO 69

Project Management Trends in Manufacturing in 2019

Epicflow Blog

The Fourth Industrial Revolution revolves around technology, smart sensors that collect real-time data, artificial intelligence that increases production efficiency, and better manufacturing quality, security, and transparency.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How to Use nTask for Waterfall Project Management – A Practical Guide for First Timers


We did an extensive analysis of various factors that influence waterfall project management. This helped us to simplify how nTask project management software can be used for solving such issues. Waterfall is a popular SDLC project management model. However, it is a complicated one at various points. This write-up details how you can use nTask to get by with maximum productivity concerning all your waterfall oriented business models.

Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 2): How to plan sprints using the Gantt chart


Sprint Planning with InLoox Part 1 How do you plan your sprints ? Are you still working with Post-Its, Excel, or are you even making your own notes? Sprints can also be organized quickly and easily with InLoox.


Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

Experienced agile coaches and practitioners develop a sixth-sense. They can quickly assess the health of an agile project or team just as doctors do with their patients. In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble.

Agile 52

Agile vs. Traditional Project Management Methodologies: Differences You Need to Know


Agile project management has been on the rise as a trend in project management since the early 2000s, and is increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional project management methodologies, especially among software development and IT teams.

2019 78

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Extreme Programming in Agile – A Practical Guide for Project Managers and nTaskers


We have received an awful lot of requests about extreme programming in waterfall – and that how one could benefit from it as a project manager. Just in case you didn’t know what extreme programming is, it is a form of agile framework where PMs get the best out of available resources in a software development environment. This write-up details how you can benefit from XP as an Agile worker.

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Prosperi’s Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration showcase session being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

Accepting “Congratulations” for the Road Less Traveled


A year ago, my wife and I decided to uproot our family and move to Ireland, where we have citizenship through her grandfather. She had bicycled around the island in the 1990s, but I had never even visited. As of this writing, we have no place to live or jobs, just a flight landing in Dublin at the end of this month. Yet, when we tell people our plans, the typical response is “Congratulations.”.

2019 67

The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders

The Digital Project Manager

At Hive, we’ve got a series called “7 Hours With” where we talk to leaders. The post The 4 Best Productivity Tips We Learned From Top Leaders appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Time Management Sponsored

2019 279

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Avoid These Five Things When Thinking Strategic Execution

Brad Egeland

Do you have new processes or improvements or methodologies to rollout to the enterprise user base of your organization? Are you thinking and planning in terms of proper strategic execution? You better be, because just winging it can’t be an option.

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ivor Davies’ Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

2019 52

7 Leadership Styles Examples That You Need to Know


Leadership has a very broad scope when we talk about leadership styles examples. They are all very different in a sense that there is a wide varirty of these fellows ever since leadersup was incepted. There are over ten different leadership styles, and one style just doesn’t suit a specific organization. Leadership in that sense is complex. Sometimes “leaders” don’t know that they are leading within the capacity of any responsible role.

4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template


A recent GoSkills article spotlighted a critical gap professional services businesses need to be aware of if they want to achieve hypergrowth.

2027 59

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Top Startups Tips from Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder


5 Lessons Millennial Startups Can Learn from Jeff Bezos Who would have thought that we will have an E-commerce venture like The brain behind Amazon, its CEO, and Founder Jeff Bezos is one of the charismatic entrepreneurs presently. So, in 1994, he quit D.E.

2019 78

How to Format a Memo so People Will Read It


I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen people react with shock when they’re told about an important departmental meeting or a new company policy. Didn’t you get the memo?” I would ask. Naturally, they said no. But I know that a review of the company email logs would confirm that they did get it.

2019 52

7 Tips on How to Manage a Remote Team


Productivity embodies a lot of things. Most of which come from self-motivation and dedication. If you want to know how to manage a remote team and increase productivity, this post might help you to become a better version of yourself. A lot of times, it is not so easy to work at optimal levels. Especially, if that sort of “productivity” involves working remotely. According to Stanford University research, there is over 90% percent of people who work at the offices. What about the remaining 10%?

2019 73