Sat.Mar 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 31, 2017

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them. I know this firsthand, just by watching reactions when I tell someone I’m a project manager.

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Basic Project Report Template [PowerPoint]

Girl's Guide to PM

This month’s giveaway is a super basic project report template. It’s in Microsoft PowerPoint and you basically circle the phrases that are appropriate about your project.

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10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts

The Digital Project Manager

Is there really a viable Microsoft Project alternative for creating project plans and timing plans? Find out with our newly updated article for 2017 with some. The post 10 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Creating Gantt Charts appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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Three Questions Recruiters Ask and What They Mean?

Arras People

Following a project management careers clinic the other day there were a few questions that came up – and I thought, people must get these questions all the time. It doesn’t matter what job you’re doing, the questions can be asked of anyone.

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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?

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The Five W’s of Project Planning

Arras People

Project Planning should start with the 5W questions before getting to the How. As I have watched my two daughters develop over the past 21 years I am stuck by how their approach to gaining knowledge has matured. However, they have still retained at its core the perspective of a small child and the repetitive question – Why? – as a constant theme to understand a topic.

The Bullet Journal

Zen Project Management

I started something new in February, a bullet journal. I've played with different tools to help me keep organized and remember stuff, and this is my latest.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem. This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal providers. I'm on the internal provider side most of the time. Other times, I on the consulting firm acting as an internal provider.

Planning Poker – build accurate estimates for sprints on agile projects

The Digital Project Manager

Planning Poker is a great freemium agile estimation digital card game that enables a collaborative approach for consensus-driven estimating to guide sprint planning. Play around. The post Planning Poker – build accurate estimates for sprints on agile projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

7 Product Management Best Practices for Beginner PMs

Wrike

Product management is no walk in the park. Part strategist, part analyst, part marketer, part business executive, the product manager balances business objectives with customer needs to create innovative products that users love. .

Embracing Uncertainty in Software Projects

LiquidPlanner

How long will it take? A seemingly simple question that can become a project management nightmare to manage. If you don’t give an answer, you’re viewed as incompetent and unable to estimate. How could you NOT know? After all, you’re the project manager!)

The Benefits Of PRINCE2 For Better Projects And Organizations

Project-Management.pm

The changes in the industry and the changes in the organizations gave birth to new methods to aid projects to fulfill the objectives and acquire a means of success. But selecting a method that is appropriate (or almost flawless and a perfect match) for the project, is one of the factors that can either make or break project success. When you align projects with the organization’s strategy, it’s usually a given you do the same with your methodologies.

Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again

Project Risk Coach

Are you feeling stuck? If so, let’s talk about getting unstuck and moving again. If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. With all that we have to do, we can’t afford to stay in one place too long. Somehow, we must keep things moving forward.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Following These 5 Project Management Practices Can Be Your Way To Success!

TimeCamp

Finishing project on time, while not exceeding the budget, is the company’s priority. It happens that the management demands too much from the project managers, which leads directly to project managers demanding too much from their teams.

Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today. We brought coffee to them while their old house was being unloaded into the new house. Talking with the moving van owner, he started telling stories about estimating the load in pounds.

How Emotional Intelligence Is Important In Leadership?

Project-Management.pm

What makes a perfect leader ? Is it the way he or she interacts with his or her staff? Or is it the way he or she speaks? Some people will tell you that a perfect leader for them is someone who never yells and is composed and civil at the same time. Turns out, people who possess such qualities: the calm exterior and civil manner have enough emotional intelligence in their skill arsenal. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership.

Kanban vs Task Lists: How to Determine What’s Best for Your Team

Paymo App

Your team’s communication and productivity depend largely on setting clear expectations about goals and keeping individual team members accountable. Over the last decade, the tech world has spawned a variety of project management tools to support teams in this regard.

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.

5 Tips That Can Help You Become a Better Freelancer!

TimeCamp

Many people believe that working from home is a piece of cake. Not having to personally interact with the boss, not having to commute to the office. There is some truth behind it, especially if we consider those, who have the introvert type of personality.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Principles are timeless. Practices and Process are Fads. A Principle a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.

How Freelancers Master Time Management

amium

To people who are regular employees of a business, the term “freelancer” often conjures up images of sitting on the beach with a laptop, Ray-Bans perched on your nose, and a Mai-Tai in hand.

Project Management Inspiration from Everyday Life

Celoxis

As a project management software company, we spend many hours drawing inspiration from everyday life to make Celoxis better. For this blog we thought of flipping the story; let’s look at ways in which we draw inspiration from project management in real life. best practices Blog productivity Project Management Resource Management celoxis Online project management tool PM in everyday life project management web based project management software

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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.

10 Great Songs About Time!

TimeCamp

We wouldn’t like to get you bored with too much technological stuff. We do love time tracking software, developing it is, after all, what we decided to do for a living.

An Updated Product Management Reading List

The Clever PM

Back in 2015, after about a year into my work on this blog, I put together a reading list that encompassed the fundamental books that I thought every Product Manager should read — and I still stand by the list: A Product Management Reading List. But, that was almost two years ago and a lot of […]. Product Management Do's Good PM Leadership Learning Problem Solving

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Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start

Moira Alexander

IDC's Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide SMB , 2017-2020 study reports that "what has been the relatively fragmented and improvisational nature of SMB IT spending will begin to echo the coordinated and managed approaches seen among larger firms." That said, if small and midsize business spending is to mimic larger firms, so too should their project management practices.

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How To Secure Your PMO Profitability?

Project-Management.pm

It’s safe to say that Project Management Office ( PMO ) has numerous advantages and the results it impacts to the organization have been effective and helpful. Every existing organization around the globe are swearing by PMO. However, it has its downsides. Over the years PMO profitability seems non-existent. They failed to generate the desired financial return, despite they have kept up pretty well with the current economy as well as the financial state of the business industry.

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.

15 Inspiring Leadership And Management Quotes!

TimeCamp

The best lessons about the most important things in our lives usually come from the experts. It is no different from leadership and management!

Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Click here to read the full article. The post Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Get Going Again [Video] appeared first on

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Project Management Software for web development

Binfire

As someone who has been part of many web development teams I can attest to the hard work and hectic environment which web development teams are accustomed to. A web development team usually consist of designers, web developers, back-end developers, Q&A engineers, DevOps, marketing pros and more.

The Entropy of Projects

Herding Cats

Entropy is the natural tendency of any system to move from order to disorder in the absence of an external force. In project work, the disorder is created by uncertainty. These uncertainties come in two forms. Reducible and irreducible uncertainty. In the absence of external forces, the naturally occurring and event based uncertainties of all project work creates risk to the project's success through the variances that result - the Entropy of the Project drives this risk created by uncertainty.

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.