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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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

Herding Cats

I came across a paper by Charles Munger, Warren Buffet's advisor. His paper " The Psychology of Human Misjudgement." He starts his talk on the same subject with. I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don't know the other side's argument better than they do. — Charlie Munger. When you read the paper, there are several things to come out in our current project management environment.

7 Ways to Improve your Project Administration


7 ways to improve your project administration

Introducing LiquidPlanner’s Developer Hub


We’re excited to introduce our brand new interactive Developer Hub, a dedicated space for all things API. The LiquidPlanner API itself is a powerful way to automate actions in LiquidPlanner and connect LiquidPlanner to the tools that you use on a daily basis.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

A few centuries earlier. humans still knew pretty well when a thing was proved and when it was not; and if it was proved they really believed it. - Lewis, The Screwtape Letters. Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man - "The Dude , The Big Lebowski.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

I reserve the right to be ignorant. That's the Western way of life - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. NoEstimates Quotes

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.

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.

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.

SwiftALM 2.4 Now Available


SwiftALM 2.4 is here! This release brings you an ECR module that has been optimized to generate ECR reports and ECR rules configuration significantly faster. It also has UI & UX enhancements in Dashboard, Planning Board, and Program Dependency Board. Performance Boost for ECR Module.

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering makes the case for improving program performance by integrating the roles, activities, and outcomes of Program Managers and Systems Engineers. I work in domains, where Systems Engineering is a critical success factor.

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.

Ganttic – Resource Planning And Project Portfolio Management Software

The Digital Project Manager

KPMG, Prophet, ABB, Aecom, ICA, Lenovo, and Jacobs. Pretty random list of companies, right? There’s not much they have in common. Different industries. Different revenues. The post Ganttic – Resource Planning And Project Portfolio Management Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Sponsored

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

5 Reasons to Try Eylean Board to Track Your Projects and Project Tasks

Brad Egeland

In my next “5 Reasons Why” installment, I am reviewing 5 reasons why you should be trying Eylean Board for your project management oversight needs.

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.

Trick Or Treat – How To Avoid Mistakes At Work?


How To Avoid Mistakes At Work? November is the time of the year when children walk from house to house trick or treating. But tricks may happen not only during Halloween, especially when you work as a project or product manager.

The last two weeks of a project

The Digital Project Manager

The post The last two weeks of a project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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.