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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

5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m glad to be partnering with Resource Guru to bring you this article. When I was researching Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World I came across a multitude of studies on how projects run late.

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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.

25 mistakes project managers make

Binfire

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.

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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Project Management Methodologies That Improve Your Business!

TimeCamp

What is a Project Management Methodology? A project management methodology is a set of ideas/solutions that were created to facilitate the work in a company. It is pretty much a set of rules that the team should abide by, in order to finish their tasks and projects in a timely manner.

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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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6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects

LiquidPlanner

As a consultant, I frequently work with companies that lack a unified business process and struggle to deliver their projects on time. Even though I hear the same story time and again, I’m surprised by how so many organizations function in a state of constant chaos. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Product Management 101: How to Become a Product Manager

Wrike

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

This Free Time Tracking Software Can Be Your Moneymaker!

TimeCamp

We never get tired of presenting to you the time tracking software! That is because we really care about your productivity and efficiency at work =] Today, we will describe a few apps that you can use for free.

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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How to Persuade in Every Project Management Situation?

Project-Management.pm

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.

How to Find Talented Employees

ActiveCollab

The hiring process has 3 stages: sourcing, screening, and interviewing. Before you can hire anyone, you first need to find people who want to work at your company. There are 4 main sourcing channels through which you can get candidates: in-house referrals, agency referrals, outbound, and inbound. You’ll need a strong command of each to meet your hiring needs. Relying too much on one channel only is not good as it will eventually tap out. In-house referrals.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

What Kind of Software is Best for the Marketing Agency?

TimeCamp

In a marketing agency, many factors can determine our success. Thus, it is vital that we keep an eye on every client, task, project, but also on our employees. It is not easy, and we may easily miss an important chance, just because there is too much on our minds. A great way to improve is […].

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. - David Allen, Consultant.

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

Project-Management.pm

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.

Send sick leave notifications to Slack using Zapier

Resource Guru

As a remote team, Slack , the messaging app, is a key part of our daily life here at Resource Guru. As our central communications hub we use Slack to discuss work, share photos, and keep track of notifications from tools like Trello.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

5 Awesome Time Recording Software To Make Your Working Day Easier

TimeCamp

It practically does not matter what type of work you are doing – the successful time management is a key factor in achieving great results in every job. There are many different ways of organizing a working day.

Deploying ERP with Agile

Herding Cats

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

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

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

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

". 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

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The Tao of Project Management

Happy St Patrick's Day to all those with Irish blood/Guinness flowing in their veins (I think I count under both qualifications) and good luck to Ireland in Dublin tomorrow when they attempt to spoil England's party. If they can beat the All Blacks in New York they can surely beat England in Dublin, especially with Jack Nowell left on the bench! Meanwhile Topsham RFC still face an uphill struggle to avoid relegation but if they can match last week's performance they could still do it.

Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

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

Spring Cleaning for Better Collaboration

amium

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

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

It's common to hear, projects are overhead, we just need to get the value to the customer as fast as possible. This seems to be a lament from agile developers. Anything getting in the way of them coding is seen as an impediment. . Here's a little story. Long ago (1978) in a land far away (Redondo Beach) I too wrote code and continued to write code for a decade or so after that. This code was for a Missile Defense system - Cobra Dane and a few satellites that supported it.

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.

Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD

Digite

Personal productivity and time management tools/methods have always been a subject of interest. Numerous methods and tools have been developed over the years. However, few seem to stick over time.

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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Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.