Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

5 Steps To Complete a SIPOC Diagram

Girl's Guide to PM

Process mapping creates value as it helps people understand the business context of the work they are doing. One tool to do this is the SIPOC diagram. Get a free PowerPoint SIPOC diagram template.

2018 241

What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve frequently said that agile transformations are marathons and not sprints. But when someone runs a marathon there are mile markers to understand how far they’ve come and to help them get their second (or third or fourth) wind.

Agile 183

An Introduction to Vendor Management

Most projects dip into outside resources to achieve their objectives. It’s becoming increasingly rare for any one organization to have all the goods and services necessary to complete the work they’ve set out for themselves. That’s where vendor management comes in.

2018 207

A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering

The Digital Project Manager

Dealing with misaligned client expectations? Follow a thorough requirements gathering process—use this free requirements document template to make sure your deliverables are well-defined. The post A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope Management

2018 336

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?

17 Gifts for Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I have rounded up a selection of presents that would make suitable gifts for managers, colleagues and project teams. There are also a few extra-special (i.e. too expensive for a Secret Santa) presents that you could either club together to buy for a colleague.

2018 244

Is Poor Public Speaking Hurting Your Project Management Career?

Project Risk Coach

Great project managers are great communicators. And we are often required to inform, persuade, inspire, and lead others. Let's look at how public speaking may be hurting your career and twelve ways to become a better speaker. So, what is public speaking (also called oratory)?

2018 227

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Project manager vs program manager. What’s the difference?


Two similar-sounding job titles; two very different roles. And while there is some overlap between the two, they are fundamentally unique, each with their own set of challenges and goals. First, let’s begin by defining projects and programs. Simply put, a project is an enclosed task with a finite duration, and a program is a collection of projects that contribute to a long-term goal. Sounds simple, right? Sort of. But there’s actually a little more to these two than meets the eye.

2018 285

5 Whys Root Cause Analysis: a Problem-Solving Tool to Get to the Root of the Problem

Project Bliss

The 5 Whys root cause analysis tool helps you quickly get past surface assumptions. It helps you dig deeper so you can solve the root cause of the problem. . What is the 5 Whys Root Cause Tool? The 5 Whys is a simple tool used to help you understand what’s really causing a problem.

2018 190

How our Perception impacts our Understanding of Sustainability – Part 1

Green Project Management

Perception is reality. We have heard that many times. One definition of perception “is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment.”

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. Each step on life’s journey is taken after considering where to put your foot.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Agile Canon

Musings on Project Management

I thought this posting on the "Agile Canon" was worthy of passing along in its entirety. So, there's the link for a pretty good read on the most important elements of a canon that all should be interested in adopting: Measure Economic Progress: Outcomes, means to measure, means to forecast Proactively Experiment to Improve: Assess options, embrace diversity and variability, execute. agile

Agile 179

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

Arras People

Most organizations and technology leaders agree that even a modest investment in a project portfolio management solution can yield noticeable benefits – even significant returns in some cases of higher dollar applications across the enterprise.

2018 173

Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

Business Forecasting: Why You Need It & How to Do It

If only we were able to predict the future, we’d all be rich. Well, that fantasy is played out every day in boardrooms across the globe with the practice of business forecasting. Organizations don’t fly by the seat of their pants: they’re constantly working on forecasting the future.

2018 226

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Leveraging customer relationships

Musings on Project Management

One of my students offered this strategy for establishing, maintaining, and leveraging relationships with the customer. I thought it was pretty good, so here's the idea: 1. Customer Account Responsible (ACR) -- who. is the Account Manager. for the domain, market or dedicated to the customer (big accounts) responsible for: Account relationships, Opportunity identification, Commercial. customer human factors

2018 170

CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained

Moira Alexander

What is the CAPM certification? The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers several globally recognized certifications in project management and the Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification is a great way to jump-start a career in the field.

Make it a Habit to Finish What You Start - and 5x Faster

Brad Egeland

When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, here is what happens: This will become your habit. You will be far less stressed as you won't have so many things you must do hanging over your head. You will get super efficient. You will pursue much better opportunities. You will become more confident in your ability to achieve your goals. You will get a reputation as the "get 'er done" Gal or Guy. You won't start as many things.

2018 158

10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations

The Digital Project Manager

Getting lost in emails and ad hoc texts from coworkers? Here’s a list of the best communication tools we’ve seen, designed to unify and streamline your communication at work. The post 10 Best Communication Tools For More Engaged & Effective Team Conversations appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2018 156

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Cold and Maximizing Your Productivity


Many people look forward to fall and winter with the colorful leaves and ski-season awaiting them. Others hate the idea of the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter.

2018 167

The PMI Talent Triangle: A Guide [for members and non-members]

Online PM Courses

The PMI Talent Triangle is a simple tool that reminds us all about the value of a broad range of professional skills. It is all too easy to settle for excellent technical skills and think ‘that’s it. I have project management nailed.’ ’ Not at all.

PMI 107

I Just Came from the Future:Effective Product Managers are Time Travelers

Leading Agile

If you’ve met a great product person you’ve met a time traveler. The great ones, in fact, find themselves moving through the dimensions of time in the same day—sometimes even before lunch.

2018 100

10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software

The Digital Project Manager

Balance your workloads efficiently and keep your teams on track with project scheduling software—we evaluate the top tools on the market in this detailed software review. The post 10 Of The Best Project Scheduling Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Performance Review Template: Ace Your Performance Review


Guest article, and Performance Review Template by Mike Sisco, President of the IT Manager Institute. Background: Why the Performance Review Template? I’ve managed IT organizations for more than 20 years so I have delivered hundreds of performance plans and reviews.

2018 78

What is a Functional Specification? | Video

Online PM Courses

On software and technical projects, there is a chain of project definition deliverables, and one of them is the Functional Specification. So, what is a Functional Specification? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

2018 103

Software Terminology:Seeking to Understand

Leading Agile

DPM Podcast: Being A More Productive PM (With Laura Bosco)

The Digital Project Manager

My own experience of PM'ing is that it's a demanding role, we carry the responsibility of delivering a project to our best ability and we desperately want our projects to succeed. But is our busyness really helping deliver a better project? So what's the solution? All will be revealed in today's podcast as we talk about ways that we can be less busy, but more productive. The post DPM Podcast: Being A More Productive PM (With Laura Bosco) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcas

2018 144

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.

Why Today’s Leaders are Seeking Executive Coaching


Background on Executive Coaching. Executive coaching is a 1.5 billion dollar industry , yet, until recently, any formal study of this discipline has been very limited.

Introducing Timeline Overview


Having a simple, intuitive way to visualize progress can help any project succeed. Timeline View by Redbooth helps teams do exactly that. In just seconds, teams can see at-a-glance the status of different tasks and take action so that things stay on track.

2018 76

Free PMP Certification Study Material Could Be No. 1 Deadly Sin

PM by PM

You would be looking for free PMP certification material for the exam prep and studies. Who wouldn’t? Free is always good. There is an old adage. There is no free lunch. In this post, I have shared Ben Ziskoven’s experience with PMP studies.

10 Of The Best Basecamp Alternatives For Team Collaboration

The Digital Project Manager

Scoping out Basecamp alternatives to help your team stay on the same page? This review helps you compare the features and pricing of some the best tools for team collaboration on the market. The post 10 Of The Best Basecamp Alternatives For Team Collaboration appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

2018 137

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.