Sat.Mar 11, 2017 - Fri.Mar 17, 2017

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book. Truly a woman of many talents! I asked her how she got started. Amy, how did you get started in project management?

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Wonderful Things Happen When Your Team is Unified

Project Risk Coach

Discover Practical Ways to Build Trust in Your Teams Team values drive the team’s behavior and actions. If the team values efficiency, individuals will look for ways to get greater results with less effort. Project managers who value communication seek to improve understanding between stakeholders.

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10 Questions: Lewis C. Lin

The Clever PM

This is the first in a (hopefully) continuing series of interviews with leaders in the Product Management community, hosted right here by the Clever PM. The idea is to have five static questions about Product Management in general, and five questions that are specific to the current participant’s areas of focus. For the very first […]. Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership PM Roles

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. We lead project teams made up of people who likely report to a different functional manager.

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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". means are authorized"

Musings on Project Management

James Madison, one of the intellectuals of the American revolutionary period, writing in Federalist* 44 in the pre-constitutional period of the late 1780's, said this: ". wherever the end is required, the means are authorized" Whoa! Not so fast! What about ". means are authorized" so long as they are: Morally and ethically constructed Conform to legal and regulatory constraints Actually Project Management

How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck

The Digital Project Manager

With so many note taking strategies out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Some people call effective note taking an art. The post How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

The latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report said: “We are encouraged to see in this year’s Pulse of the Profession® that organizations are making progress—significant progress—as they are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives.

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How to Persuade in Every Project Management Situation?

One of the key elements of an effective and successful project management is someone’s ability to master persuasion. It’s hard work since you don’t want to appear too pushy when you want certain members of the group to do what you asked them to do. Project management persuasion is different than your usual persuasion techniques that you see when someone sells a car or who leads a country for a change.

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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.

O-Ring jobs

Musings on Project Management

Are you an O-Ring? Or in an O-Ring job? Many professionals are. What's an O-Ring job? You are an indespensible link in a chain, or an important tile in a mosaic (system) whose performance bears on the performance of the entire chain or system. You do a poor job, or you do a really good job, and the larger outcome notices. The name comes from the O-Ring failure in the shuttle disaster of. Project Management

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Tool Review: Active Collab Review

The Digital Project Manager

How is Active Collab different from any other project management tool out there? Is it worth it? Almost every project manager knows that being agile. The post Tool Review: Active Collab Review appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?

Kiron Bondale

Today’s Dilbert comic strip provides us with a good reminder of the fine line which exists between reasonable oversight of activities and micromanagement.

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25 mistakes project managers make


Everybody makes mistakes. The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Tips for Preventing Project Manager Burnout


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Sortd – Project management tool for Slack

The Digital Project Manager

Sortd is a project management tool akin to Asana or Trello, right inside Slack. It gives you full function collaboration boards in each of your. The post Sortd – Project management tool for Slack appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. It also means successfully identified the stakeholders and risks and the project are already in the plan, ready for implementation. But don’t forget the essential factors of them all—controlling and monitoring.

Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager


Stop me if you’ve heard this before: . Product managers are technical people, so there’s no need to involve them in business, marketing, or sales decisions. Product managers spend all their time writing requirements.

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.

Spring Cleaning for Better Collaboration


The clocks have sprung forward and the trees are starting to bloom here in California.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said. What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? .

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Team Collaboration: Making a more cohesive team

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ” –Henry Ford. Teams are everywhere in management, in the top of high-level international enterprises, and in the startup of a mom and pop store. They are essential to any project. Whether it be winning the Super Bowl, or meeting that tight deadline, […]. The post Team Collaboration: Making a more cohesive team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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Track Percentage Complete for Project Tasks


Gain a better understanding of Task progress by using our new Percentage Complete feature! You can also view reports to estimate how long it will take to complete a piece of work. Using Percentage Complete on Tasks. Figure: Enter Percentage Complete on Task Edit Popup.

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.

How Hard Is The PMP Exam? – 5 Tips To Pass The PMP Exam

PM by PM

Study Strategy To Make Hard PMP Exam Easy PMP Exam is hard but do not panic! That is the message from Sanal who recently passed the exam with flying colors. A few weeks ago, I received an email in my Inbox. Sanal contacted me through this blog to seek guidance on PM Exam prep. I […]. The post How Hard Is The PMP Exam? – 5 Tips To Pass The PMP Exam appeared first on PM-by-PM. Experience PMP Exam Prep PMP Study Material

Our Five Fave Blogs for Content Marketing & Collaboration


As with any startup, the members of our small marketing team each wear multiple hats and often share them with each other. Between re-branding exercises, new product launches , and a shift in our sales and marketing strategy , it sometimes feels like we’re picking random hats out of an old costume trunk and wearing what just feels right for the day.

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Deploying ERP with Agile

Herding Cats

Here's a paper from a prior agile conference that is still applicable today. Agile Architecture ERP

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CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]


LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was recently featured on TechChats, a web series by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies.

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.

Active Collab Now Integrates With Over 750 Apps (via Zapier)


The biggest time waster in every company is moving data between apps and updating records manually. But there’s an easy solution: automate the boring stuff with Zapier, a service that lets your apps talk to each other. Active Collab is now integrated with Zapier, which means you can integrate Active Collab with other apps you use and automate work. You no longer have to wait for the official integration or use your developers’ time - now you can do it yourself. How automation with Zapier works.

Redesigning Hive


Our journey transforming our app’s UI In March 2017, our design and dev teams completed a complete redesign of our app. In this post, we’ll discuss why and how we did it. Why redesign? At Hive, we want to provide our users with the most seamless user experience possible.

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Case Studies versus Ancedotes

Herding Cats

It's common in the software development domain, especially agile to provide anecdotes in support for some suggested change to worked good for the person conveying the anecdote. But has not verification that the suggestion works anywhere else .

Unravelling PI Planning


Img Src: There is a quote introducing PI Planning content on the Scaled Agile Framework website.

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.