Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

5 Styles of Effective Listening That Will Make You Smarter

Project Bliss

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash. You may think knowing styles of effective listening won’t mean much or matter to you. But think about this… When someone is talking to you, do you find yourself thinking of what you’re going to say next rather than really listening?

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. Project managers are in high demand throughout the world. The UK is no different.

The future is CAPM (and I DON’T mean PMI’s designation!)

Kiron Bondale

Many professions are starting to face the threats and opportunities created by machine learning. For those who view the glass as being half-empty, a very real threat is that jobs which can be automated and performed more efficiently will diminish over time.

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How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Categorise Data in Project Management Software , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Project management software tools are great in many ways, but when it comes to finding the data that you’ve entered… Sometimes I find my files disappear into the internet.

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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Lessons Learned Management Techniques [Podcast]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Lessons Learned Management Techniques [Podcast] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I was interviewed by the lovely Cornelius Fichtner recently for an episode of the Project Management Podcast™ on lessons learned management techniques in project management.

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DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? (with Colin Ellis)

The Digital Project Manager

Beyond managing projects, how can we use our emotional intelligence to be project leaders? Ben Aston talks to Colin Ellis, author of The Conscious Project Leader to discuss building a positive project culture and leading our projects so that our teams are engaged and motivated to succeed. The post DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? with Colin Ellis) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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5 Things You Should Know About the PMI-RMP®

Project Risk Coach

Every project has risks—events or conditions that, if they occur, have positive or negative effects on a project’s objectives. And project managers are risk managers, some better than others.

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Time Tracking For Freelancers


In the contemporary world being a freelancer is a common thing and becomes even more popular. Many people decide to work on their own due to different reasons. Some like the idea of being their own boss, others are drawn to the flexible hours of work.

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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.

Podcast: The Value of Lifelong Professional Learning, with Mike Clayton

Fix my Project Chaos

In this episode of the Fix My Project Chaos podcast, Elise Stevens talks professional development with internationally-renowned business author and speaker, Mike Clayton.

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Key Questions You Need To Ask Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vendor


An Applicant Tracking System is a software application specifically designed for recruiters, talent acquisition pros, and their hiring teams to create an efficient and streamlined recruiting process.


October Product Update: A Faster Way to Add New Work


This month, we’re excited to introduce two new features that will make it easier to add work and focus on what’s important in LiquidPlanner. Add Plan Items Faster with New Forms. You now have a faster, more efficient way to add new plan items, like tasks or projects, to LiquidPlanner.

How To Track Project Time?


William Penn said that: “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ” And when it comes to projects, it is important to use the time assigned to them in the most precise way. Measuring the effectiveness of work time spent on projects is essential in project management.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

All Ideas Must Be Critically Examined

Herding Cats

The creation of solutions that solve actual problems depends on a critical assessment of those solutions in the context of Principles, Processes, and Practices.When critics do their job properly, the exchange of ideas can take place in a meaningful manner. . Credible means being believed, worthy of belief or confidence.

How to Deliver a Quality Product on a Tight Schedule and Budget


Even if you managed to create a balanced team culture where everyone is working towards the same goal, the quality of your product may still suffer. What can go wrong? What can you do to ensure that everything runs smoothly so that you can maintain your hold in a competitive market?

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

The Clever PM

The concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PM

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What Is The #1 Thing Project Managers Need?


The #1 Thing Project Managers Need Project Managers are responsible for project’s accomplishment, its structure, and all aspect dealing with its implementation and completion.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best

There are some foolproof tips for people who want to become good leaders (and since you’re reading this…), but others aren’t quite so clear. It’s the case with decision-making: which path should you follow? Joanna Barsh and Johanne Lavoie, who both work with the consultancy McKinsey, have released a book called Centered Leadership: Leading with […]. The post Leadership and motivation: 3 exercises to bring out your best appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadershi

Online Collaboration Software


Online collaboration software is gaining wide acceptance. Many managers see collaboration tools as the path to productivity. The hi-tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Apple are all actively investing in the collaboration market.

How to Make Sure Your Team Is Actually Doing the Work


It’s very difficult to keep track of the performance of every single employee at all times. And ultimately, are you even supposed to? Building a culture where your team members are constantly under the watchful eye of senior staff can only cause frustration.

How To Increase Productivity During Autumn Blahs?


The autumn is in their full swing. Days are getting shorter and nights colder – getting even the best of us “down” with the autumn blues. Lack of energy and lack of motivation combined with mild depression are some of the characteristics of the autumn blahs.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

7 Ways to Improve your Project Administration


7 ways to improve your project administration

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Task Management Software


Good task management software is a great tool to plan a project from the high-level concept ideas to the small tasks needed to complete the project. In fact, the most basic and yet the most important element of a project management software is its task management features.

5 Must-have Traits For a High-performance Team


From enterprises to organizations like the armed forces to sports teams, the success is always measured by the outcomes they deliver. It takes high-performance teams to deliver outcomes, not just consistently but also incrementally. Successful enterprises like GE, Apple, Google, and Amazon have the impact high-performance teams have on market leadership, customer experience, and profitability.

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What Benefits Does The Program To Monitor Work At The Computer Bring?


We spend most of our time trying to make the most of it, complaining that we have too little of it. Nowadays, the measurement of time spent on activities has become an important part of our lives and managers compete with each other in using specialized tools such as computer monitoring applications.

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.

Principles and conviction and blocking

Musings on Project Management

" [He] was a man with principles but no convictions; a man whose sensitive and intelligent gifts were accompanied by no positive agenda. He was. content to let others take the lead" Arthur Herman Historian. With no agenda, "He was. content to let others take the lead". I add this: only content insofar as principles are not compromised. Thus, many, but not all options are on the table decision Project Management Quotations

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Your secret weapon to avoid resource overloading


Your secret weapon to avoid resource overloading. The key to the success of any project depends on the success of the available resources. Resource optimisation

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Dear ReWorker: I Was Ditched by an Employee for a "Doctors Appointment"


Dear ReWorker, I manage field sales reps. I flew in for a scheduled "field ride" with an employee and upon arrival she let me know that she had a "doctor's appointment" and wouldn't be available for the field ride. I sat around the city all day long until meeting the employee for dinner at 6:00 that night, then I caught a flight that next morning. I never questioned the whereabouts or the all-day doctor appointment (maybe it is something serious, who knows?).

Benefits of Time Tracking And How To Use It Effectively


Benefits of Time Tracking and How to Use It Effectively Time curates our lives. We constantly think about it, try to figure out how to make it work better for us and always complain that we haven’t got enough of it.

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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.