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

How to Make Your Project Management Meetings Zing

ProjectManager.com

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.

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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

Teamweek

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.

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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 297

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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.”

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Value stream mapping -- new or old?

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the "old days", we simply called it process mapping. Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add.

2019 244

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 258

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 181

How to Create a Startup Culture That Fits Your Goals

ProjectManager.com

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 137

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

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

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What Is monday.com? 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 monday.com? Discover The Work Management Software For Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Communication & Collaboration Sponsored

2019 159

Cybersecurity Tip: Defining a Hacker

Brad Egeland

We rarely hear the term “hacker” in a positive context and we decided to try and clear things a bit. The definition says that a hacker is someone who’s proficient at computers and computer networks.

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

Inloox

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.

2019 151

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

What is the GROW Model of Coaching? | Video

Online PM Courses

The GROW Model of coaching is the best-known and most widely-used coaching model. And coaching is a hugely valuable way for Project Managers to develop our team members. So, what is the GROW Model of Coaching? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.

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Scheduling Schemes and Heuristics for Leveling

MPUG

Figure 1. An unleveled schedule (adapted from Peter Brucker and Sigrid Knust, Complex Scheduling , 2nd ed, Springer-Verlag, 2012, Figure 3.2, The schedule in the above figure is not resource-feasible. Resources are over allocated, and the schedule needs to be leveled.

2019 77

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.

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

Inloox

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.

2019 130

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Can you Get a Project Management Job? (Here’s How)

Online PM Courses

Getting a Project Management job is something of a ‘chicken and egg’ problem… On the one hand, it’s hard to get a Project Management job without experience. On the other hand, how can you get experience, without a Project Management job? Break the Cycle Let’s assume that you have decided that a Project Management career […]. The post Can you Get a Project Management Job? Here’s How) appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

2019 75

How to Evolve from Being a Boss to a Leader | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

See 5 characteristics every good leader has in common so you can take your leadership beyond boss status and earn your team’s trust and respect

25 Reasons You Didn't Get the Job Interview

Brad Egeland

Nice article from Alison Doyle. Are you wondering why you haven’t been contacted for a job interview? Waiting for an email or a call from an employer to schedule an interview and wondering why you haven't been selected can be the most vexing part of the job search process. It’s especially tough when you have applied for a job where it appears that you’re a perfect match for the position. Why weren't you picked?

2019 91

Accepting “Congratulations” for the Road Less Traveled

LiquidPlanner

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.”.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

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.

Flexible or fixed working hours – what do you prefer most?

TimeCamp

I’m sure that if you’re reading this, chances are that this happens during a workday. Business

2019 58

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

nTask

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.

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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.

2019 56

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

What is the Best Project Management Tool?

MavenLink

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 78

Top Startups Tips from Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

Proofhub

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

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7 Leadership Styles Examples That You Need to Know

nTask

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.