Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

Team productivity is one of the most important ingredients in business, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep themselves on track. Without productivity, projects can fall behind deadlines, leaving teams scrambling to deal with the consequences.

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Managing Team Conflict and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations.

Stakeholder Management 101: Types of Stakeholders & How to Manage Them

The Digital Project Manager

Learn the types of stakeholders you’ll work with as a project manager, with stakeholder management tactics & tools for managing each relationship with ease. The post Stakeholder Management 101: Types of Stakeholders & How to Manage Them appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Stakeholder Management

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Let Me Show You How to Determine Project Budget Reserves

Project Risk Coach

After publishing my article entitled Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis , I received questions on how to determine project budget reserves. Here are my answers. Project Budget Reserves: Questions and Answers.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

What Is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing addresses one of the worst things that can happen to any enterprise: waste. To not take full advantage of all of your resources is to lose efficiencies and, in so doing, stunt production.

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The 10 Best Wireframe Tools To Make Wireframes, Mockups & Prototypes

The Digital Project Manager

Here’s an easy-to-understand review of the best wireframe tools—quickly compare and evaluate the best software for making wireframes, mockups & prototypes. The post The 10 Best Wireframe Tools To Make Wireframes, Mockups & Prototypes appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Project Bulls**t

Musings on Project Management

Many fine books have been written about 'bull' and its excrement, 'bulls**t' (*). Indeed, such may go back to at least the 17th century, if not before, as written into plays and documents of the era. And so, is it any surprise that, four centuries on, many in the PM profession pride themselves as good bulls**t detectors, having the cultural training to recognize such that comes from a lifetime human factors Project Management

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap

Product management is notoriously known as a detail-oriented discipline, and a product roadmap helps keep those details in perspective. Getting into the weeds is part of the job description, but one should never get lost there.

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Are You a Risk on Your Own Projects?

Brad Egeland

As project managers we try to be a value-added resource on our projects. We want to bring positives in everything we do. After all, the success of the project is ours to own, right? We succeed or we fail, and it’s our name that goes with it.

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

DPM Podcast: Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project (With Jenna Trunzo)

The Digital Project Manager

Ever managed a super short project? Learn real-life tips for short projects in this podcast where PM Jenna Trunzo discusses her case study on managing a 2-week project. The post DPM Podcast: Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project (With Jenna Trunzo) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Mystery, secrecy, and privacy

Musings on Project Management

This blog is not about politics, so we'll keep to the knitting and wax on about mystery, secrecy, and privacy in the project management domain. For today's screed, I took a few thoughts from an unlikely source of PM advice I found in an 2013 article by Jill LePore entitled "The Prism" (a term in the news of that time) I, for one, had not thought a lot about the subtle but substantive. Project Management

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What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Moira Alexander

What is a project manager? Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. They are accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. If you are looking for a career in IT and wondering if a project manager position is right for you, IT Career Roadmap: IT project manager may be the best place to start. Also, consider if you have what it takes to be a great project manager.

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What is Neuromorphic Computing and Why Does it Sound So Cool?

Brad Egeland

I saw a video article on Neuromorphic Computing the other day - something I had not really heard much about, though it ties in heavily to Artificial Intelligence which I, of course, do know about. the possibilities are now endless. This is what Techopedia says about Neuromorphic Computing.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

In the past, agencies would piece together a collection of different software tools to manage. The post Ravetree Software Overview – Work Management Solution For Digital Agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile Tools Planning Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Tools Time Tracking Sponsored

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Project Human Resource Management: A Complete Primer

Online PM Courses

You can't get a professional project done without people. So you need to manage your team well. That's what Project Human Resource Management is all about. The post Project Human Resource Management: A Complete Primer appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Running Projects With Tight Time Constraints – How Can Agile Help


No matter how good we are at planning things out, for some reason or another we often have to complete work under a tight time limit. It brings stress and uneasiness in most teams and managing such projects can often be a challenge.

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5 Myths About Project Budget Management

Brad Egeland

Managing the project budget sometimes seems like the most monumental task in the world, destined to take all of your time and still result in frustration and cost overrides.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Video: What Are The Best Tools For Managing Multiple Projects Successfully?

The Digital Project Manager

Watch and learn which tools we use for tracking key information when managing multiple projects—and learn why and how we use them. The post Video: What Are The Best Tools For Managing Multiple Projects Successfully? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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What is Crashing the Timeline? | Video

Online PM Courses

Your project gets delayed. Or maybe you need to finish early. So, what is Crashing the Timeline? The post What is Crashing the Timeline? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Delivery Project Management in Under 5 Project Schedule Management crashing crashing the timeline

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Getting Stakeholders to Attend Your Sprint Review w/ Sara McClintock

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode of SoundNotes, LeadingAgile Senior Consultant Sara McClintock and Dave take on two topics submitted by students from our CSM and CSPO classes: 1. What can I do in an organization to grow and promote our Sprint Reviews?

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Staying Ahead of Business Risks

Brad Egeland

The Equifax data breach led to the exposure of the personally identifiable information of 143 million people. This is just a tip of the iceberg when speaking of the threats that businesses face daily.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Survival Strategies For Freelance Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Freelance project managers, by now you know that doing freelance PM brings forth a whole. The post Survival Strategies For Freelance Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Recorded Webinars Webinars

Ask a PM: Where to Start after Taking a Career Break


Dear Elizabeth: I start a new job in a week after a couple of years away from work on a career break. From what I know, I am entering a complex project with multiple stakeholders. They are active in leading the work, so at least I don’t have to worry about not having support for the project.

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How to Improve PMO Resource Planning


A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader.

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5 Reasons to Go Agile

Brad Egeland

Still running waterfall projects or development initiatives and need the push to go agile? Contemplating agile but you need some easy to explain reasons to go to your senior management with in order to get them to say “yes” to the conversion? Don't mention completing projects on budget because the whole concept with even estimating development costs on an agile project is a tricky one – we will cover that in another discussion soon.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

How To Give Feedback In Areas Outside Your Discipline

The Digital Project Manager

In this article, I show you how to give feedback that’s effective and useful to. The post How To Give Feedback In Areas Outside Your Discipline appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling Leadership & Team Management Members Only

2019 156

Recovering from Burnout: 10 Research-Backed Tips


Ask anyone who knows me: I’m not someone who’s easily intimidated. But one of the few frightening memories I have is my experience with burnout over 10 years ago. We all have episodes where we feel tired and depressed.

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The 10 Best Productivity Blogs to Read in 2019


Productivity blogs & other related content gained infamy with the advent of the internet. Things were a little different several decades ago; the management formula was old; people truly believed in the “Just Do It” mantra.

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