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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 309

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 203

An Introduction to Vendor Management

ProjectManager.com

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 326

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 276

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.”

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Project Planning for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Project planning is one of the foundational pillars that supports the practice of project management. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, walks through the basics to guide beginners and refresh the pros. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! In Review – Project Planning for Beginners.

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 261

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 222

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 191

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?

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

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.

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

Introducing Todd Talks

LiquidPlanner

From the Desk of Todd Humphrey. Since joining LiquidPlanner 12 months ago, I’ve put my competitive spirit, passion for sports, and 20 years of technology startup experience to good use.

2018 132

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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

ProjectManager.com

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 332

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 147

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

How to Stay Organized When You Run a Creative Agency

Teamweek

It is a common thought that disorganized people are more creative. Scientists have even made claims about these people, saying they are also more productive.

2018 119

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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 109

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 126

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

Project Management 101: Strategies to Grow Your Creative Agency Now

Teamweek

Normally, you love your job as a project manager at a creative agency in London. Today you don’t. You’re even wondering if you’re in the wrong calling. Despite your best efforts, a photo shoot in Notting Hill for a new line of women’s wear was a complete disaster. Two of the models showed up late.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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 Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

2018 105

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 126

Risk Management Examples: 9 Behind the Scenes Stories

PM Basics

It is hard to imagine what you can do with a project risk. Avoid, mitigate, transfer and so on. But what does it mean? What specific actions can you take to avoid something? What can you, as a project manager, do to mitigate a risk?

Risk 105

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.

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 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.

What Project Managers Need to Know about GDPR (Even If You Don’t Work in Europe)

LiquidPlanner

It seems like every week a company is in the news for misusing data. Whether it’s concern with how our data is being used by marketing firms or about companies “losing” thousands of credit card records to a hacker, data is regularly making the news—and not in a good way.

2018 101

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 101

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Cold and Maximizing Your Productivity

Inloox

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 141