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

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?

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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Cancelling Projects: The Project Isn't Being Done Right

Project Health Check

In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled. In part 2, we look at how sometimes the Project being worked on is no longer the right Project. In this part 3, we will look at the other cause of cancelling: the Project isn't being done right.

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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.

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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?

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.

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Generalizing specialists put the T back in teams!

Kiron Bondale

Whether your company is adopting agile delivery approaches or not, there are a number of benefits to encouraging your team members to become generalizing specialists. These include: Improved understanding and closer collaboration between roles which historically would have operated within siloes.

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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.

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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.

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The Advantages of Conflict in Projects

Green Project Management

“The absence of conflict is not harmony, it’s apathy” (Eisenhardt) “God does not play dice” (Einstein)… would God be so cruel to structure so much conflict if it could not be constructive (Tjosvold)? I come from a Canadian middle class family with a British lineage.

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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.

When PM meets SysEngr

Musings on Project Management

Project manager Here's your task Here's your budget Here's your schedule Keep your head down; focus on the task; don't get distracted System Engineer Here's your environment and context Here's your interface Consider the chaotic and integrating effects Keep your head up; look around you; be aware of other stuff going on Hello! Did I hear "keep your head down" and "keep your head up"? Project Management system engineering

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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%.”

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Some days things go to plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post Some days things go to plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

Why Priority Management is Important to Businesses


There are multiple reasons why businesses fail. For example, it is easy for managers and business owners to get side-tracked by the freedom that they have when running a company. Other times, companies spend their money on unnecessary resources that do not contribute to overall success.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Systems thinking with Charlie Munger

Musings on Project Management

I was directed to this paper about "The Psychology of Human Misjudgment" by a posting on herdingcats. The author is Charlie Munger, a man who is decidedly not a system engineer or a project manager, but nonetheless understands some of the principles of the former.(*) He writes -- certainly as a systems thinker -- this way: I became so avid a collector instances of bad judgment that I paid. system engineering

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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.

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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.

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How to Run a Post-Mortem Meeting

Brett Harned

I've written about post-mortem meetings in the past, but this post explores the topic in more depth. It was first published on the TeamGantt blog on September 5, 2017. Check it out--and comment if you have any thoughts on better post-mortem practices.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

I have just returned from the Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation.

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How to Lead a Team in Three Key Words

Great, you’ve just been promoted to a supervisor’s position, and now it’s your job to lead a team – be it two or twenty people. It’s always been a goal of yours, a chance to better show your talent. But there’s a big question that remains: do you know how to lead a team? Leadership […]. The post How to Lead a Team in Three Key Words appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

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What Is Growth Hacking and How to Use It in Business – Guest Post by Jade Parker


As time passes, more and more people are getting interested in the concept of “growth hacking”. The term “growth hacking” has become a buzzword for the entire IT community. Moreover, it’s very noticeable that the popularity of the term has increased over the last few years. Different authorities are constantly bombarding the market with new growth hacking strategies, experiments, and techniques.

3 Ways to Help Team Members Contribute to Project Success


A common problem for project team members is they sometimes feel disconnected from the project and their peers. Poor collaboration coupled with lots of competing responsibilities often makes team members feel they are wasting their time working too hard for poor results and that little is changing to improve their situation. Team members want to contribute to project success, so you need to make it as easy as possible for them to do just that!

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Interactions within Agile Teams- The SCARF Model

Stepping Into Project Management

“In a world of increasing interconnectedness and rapid change, there is a growing need to improve the way people work together. Understanding the true drivers of human social behavior is becoming ever more urgent in this environment.”-

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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.

Digital Marketing Courses Every Marketer Should Take

Boost by Brightpod

If you are a digital marketer or aspire to be one, these courses are ones to take note of…Digital marketing is slowly becoming one of the most in-deman

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