Sat.Nov 25, 2017 - Fri.Dec 01, 2017

Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified

The Digital Project Manager

One of the questions we frequently get asked at the Digital Project Manager is “Will a project management certification actually help my career?” Perhaps controversially. The post Project Management Certification: A Complete Guide To Getting Qualified appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. A project manager approached me recently with a problem. She knew that some of the data that was being submitted in internal reports was – frankly – made up.

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How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Tom is the program manager for a large, complex program comprised of eight projects. He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. What areas have the highest risk exposure?

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher - Thomas Henry Huxley. In the preface of Preparing for the Professional Engineer's Examination , Irving J.

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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New Paymo Desktop Widget and Timesheet Report Builder

Paymo App

We’ve been hard at work on a few things at Paymo this fall and we’ve got some exciting news. We’re launching a brand new Desktop Widget for time tracking (beta), an Adobe Photoshop panel that lets you track time directly from PS and last but not least, a redesigned timesheet report builder.

2017 17

3D PM - the Transparent Future of Project Management

Brad Egeland

Project management isn't evolving. It's fairly static. much like quantum physics, right? For example, here's an exchange from one of my favorite shows - "Big Bang Theory" - that sort of sums up that concept. Penny: So, what’s new in the world of physics? Leonard: Nothing.

2017 16

How the Creative Team at Safelite AutoGlass Ditched Spreadsheets and Boosted Productivity


Requests were coming in through a chaotic system of emails, desk drivebys, and even sticky notes. Promising ideas were falling through the cracks. Senior team members were bombarded with questions because they were the only sources of key process knowledge.

Recruiters Reveal Their Favorite Project Manager Interview Questions


You’ve memorized answers to the “Tell me about a time when…” questions. You’ve practiced your STAR stories. And if anyone asks about your spirit animal, you’ll be ready for that too. And so have the other candidates.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Magento 2 Transactional Email Templates


Lot’s of people ask me “What does the new order email look like in Magento 2?” ” Well, it’s pretty easy to find the Magento 2 Transactional email area in the admin but it’s even easier to look on one post and find them all.

2017 13

Episode 102: What’s Your Mindset?

PM for the Masses

In our last episode, we talked about mindfulness. Mindfulness gives us the ability to make a choice. in this weeks episode we’re going to focus on our willingness to make a choice. This deals with our mindset. Have you ever worked with people who had tremendous skills but didn’t have the desire to do […] In our last episode, we talked about mindfulness. Mindfulness gives us the ability to make a choice.

2017 13

Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainty in Software Development Projects

Herding Cats

All software development projects operate in the presence of uncertainty. This uncertainty is unavoidable. The design and development of software must rely on estimation, forecasts, and predictions based on an idealized understanding of what is an unknown (but knowable) understanding of reality.

Working Effectively with Remote Teams Using Sharepoint

Brad Egeland

One of the bigger shifts that have occurred in the modern workplace is the ability for team members to work remotely.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Productivity Articles: Habits and Myths! 26/11/17


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

Easiest Way to Make Your Support Team More Productive – Guest Post by Jason Grills


If your brand provides the market with real value, at some point, it will attract an army of interested customers. At that moment, a reliable and efficient support team will become a crucial asset in your business. A survey conducted in 2011 by American Express showed that satisfied customers share their positive experience with support service with up to nine people.

Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

Herding Cats

Designing, building, testing, and deploying complex systems is fraught with risk. And as always risk comes from uncertainty. And uncertainty comes in two forms - reducible (Epistemic) and irreducible (Aleatory).

Walk! And Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease by 30%

Brad Egeland

Harvard Health Publications reported that “walking for 2.5 hours a week,” just 21 minutes a day, “can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.”

Risk 12

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.

Approach To Project Managers – How They Do It At Google?


Project Managers – How They Do It At Google? Trust is what Alphabet Inc., giant from Mountain View in California, adheres to while implementing new employees in their company.

How to Break Up Office Cliques


While being a part of an office clique may sound appealing to some people, it actually does more harm than good. Turn your office clique members into a proactive and well-organised team where success doesn’t depend on who fits in a popular group.

False Equivalence

Herding Cats

False Equivalence is a logical fallacy where there appears to be a logical equivalence (usually in quantity and quality of evidence) between two opposing arguments, but when in fact there is one side has substantially higher quality and quantity of evidence. However, there is no equivalence between the two sides when one is supported by evidence, and the other side with little or no evidence, of which most is of low quality.

A PSA on Being Aware While You're Texting

Brad Egeland

A PSA from me… As you watch certain crime dramas you pick up on things. Sure, Criminal Minds is a bit sensationalized and there really aren’t serial killers popping up once or twice a week or we’d be hearing about them.

2017 12

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.

Scholarship for Women in Science & Engineering


We at Binfire are proud to announce the establishment a scholarship fund for women studying science or engineering. . Binfire has been actively hiring women software engineers and believes more girls studying in high school should be encouraged to pursue science or engineering degrees when attending college. . Our development office in Israel has been actively supporting the participation of high school girls in the First Robotic competition program.

What Is Knowledge Management?


What Is Knowledge Management? Wherever we go, all around the world, knowledge is used as a commodity. It is the main element of our existence, bargaining power in everyday life’s situations, and pushing factor in improving ourselves and our surrounding environment.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. Bruce Lee. But do this within establish governance frameworks, principles of microeconomics of decision making and managerial finance.

Your Keyless Entry Car Can be Hacked and Stolen in 2 Minutes

Brad Egeland

Think your keyless entry vehicle sitting outside your house is safe at night? Think again. Hackers are using relay boxes to obtain the keyless signal from the house, quickly replicating it, and then tricking the vehicle into thinking the key is nearby. In 2 minutes or less, your car is gone.

2017 10

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?

What is the value of a PMO?


What is the value of a PMO? According to PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession® more organisations are discovering the value of project management offices (PMOs)*. Project Management


Desktop Time Tracker


At TimeCamp’s blog, we often write on time tracking software and its benefits for larger companies and its employees. Today I’ll write on using such software in TimeCamp and to be more specific, from my perspective. I’m Kate and I work at TimeCamp as a Marketing Assistant.

Big Batch, Small Batch, Right Sized Batch

Herding Cats

It is popular in the agile community to speak about small batches delivered rapidly. Ignoring for the moment the ability of the business to absorb these deliverables, and when they are not put to use their aging properties , I had an experience today with batch size.

Why Not Me?

The Digital Project Manager

Ugh, so I can't stop thinking about this side job that I was up for and didn't get. I can't stop thinking about why I wasn't picked!! I am pretty sure I know who wound up getting it and now I can't stop thinking about how I measure up to that guy and what I should be doing differently.

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.