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Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill?

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, we want to be better leaders. Discover these real-life emotional intelligence examples to help you become a better and more impactful leader. The post Could Emotional Intelligence Be The Most Impactful Leadership Skill? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

Three things to ask yourself before leaving a project…

Kiron Bondale

The end is in sight, deliverables have been approved, the team is starting to eye their next assignments, and your sponsor is likely breathing a huge sigh of relief. But before you shut the door and move on to your next gig, here are three questions to reflect upon.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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!)

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.

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.

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

No plan. no worry!

Musings on Project Management

Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ Sir John Harvey Jones My thanks to herdingcats for posting that bit of insight where I could find it. Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any. planning Strategic Plan

Have You Considered Legal Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Legal Project Management (LPM) is a discipline recognised widely in the legal services sector. All of the large law firms in the City of London, along with some of the larger regional firms, now employ legal project managers. What is legal project management? What do legal project managers do?

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

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.

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?

Project Manager headaches, the 3 biggest problems and how to fix them.

Runrun.it

Have you ever wandered what it was like to juggle 50 items and conduct an orchestra at the same time? Well, being a project manager is just that. There are so many things flying around all at once, which make staying on top of everything a hassle at times. Project managers are an essential part […]. The post Project Manager headaches, the 3 biggest problems and how to fix them. appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

What Is Project Management?

ActiveCollab

Project management is a set of activities which includes initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. It’s a discipline that gives you principles, techniques, and tools to help you finish things on time and within budget.

The Paradox of Trying

The Tao of Project Management

If a project manager tries to use too much pressure or force to get things done it is sure to backfire on him. By constantly intervening and interfering with the work of the team any team spirit will soon be destroyed and the quality of the work will go with it. The poor project manager tries to control the team rather than nurturing and encouraging them. By trying too hard and pushing the team they are blocking progress rather than encouraging it.

Qualities of leadership

Musings on Project Management

the mantle of leadership [is assumed] with the enormous confidence that comes from the conviction that the ends of action are never in doubt, and that the achievement of those ends is always within the power of the brave and skillful. And] the unquestioned belief in the. mission—the seed of both [the not-so-good] and tremendous good Doris Kearns Goodwin. Lyndon Johnson and the. leadership

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.