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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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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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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.

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.

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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

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).

Project Manager Talent Gap: How to Make the Most of It


Skill shortages are now a global phenomenon, impacting organisations in virtually every industry sector. In the field of project management, however, the skills gap is growing at a faster rate than was anticipated just a few years ago.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

What’s The Difference Between a Project Manager And a Product Manager?


Project Manager vs Product Manager Project Manager and Product Manager are two different positions which often create confusion. However, they may overlap and a Project Management can also be a Product Management.

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.

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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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.

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.