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Ask a PM: How to Recover a Project That Is Struggling in Execution


Dear Elizabeth: I’ve been brought into a project part-way through. The project is struggling, and my manager is expecting me to get it back on track. Are there specific tools I should be using to make it easier to pick up a project that is already in the Execution phase?

Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

Many of today’s enterprises are hardly fit to play a leading role in today’s world. They are designed on the past-world premises of stability and high predictability, of repetitive work with easily scalable results.


There can be only one (and it is not YOUR project)!

Kiron Bondale

Managing a high priority project can be a wonderful experience.

2019 193

Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture.

2019 335

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.

Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

It seems like more and more of the projects we’re working on as project managers are tricky in non-conventional ways. The environment is shifting as we’re trying to do the work. Or the political situation changes. Suddenly what you thought you were delivering is actually not that after all.

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New DPM Updates And Highlights: April 2019

The Digital Project Manager

The post New DPM Updates And Highlights: April 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

2019 227

How Tough Conversations Can Create Better Client Relationships

When you work with clients, sometimes you find yourself facing a tough conversation you’d really rather not have. You can feel your muscles tensing and sweat beads rising on your forehead and palms. This won’t be pleasant.

2019 278

Projects: Creating Products, Services, and Results

Project Risk Coach

People use the term "project" loosely. Someone may say, "I've need to finish my filing project today." But what is a project and what's the difference between creating products, services, and results? What is a Project?

2019 209

Deming’s 14 Points – It’s All About Quality

Project Bliss

Even if you’ve never heard the name Edwards Deming, you’ve been exposed to Deming’s 14 points for quality improvement. They’re used in TQM (total quality management) and other quality-improvement methods commonly used today.

2019 156

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.

5 Steps to make difficult conversations much easier

The Digital Project Manager

The post 5 Steps to make difficult conversations much easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication Stakeholder Management Topics Webinars

2019 225

Total Quality Management (TQM): A Quick Guide

Total Quality Management (TQM) works to maintain success by doing what is necessary to deliver satisfaction to customers. Of course, that satisfaction is seeded in employees, processes and the organization at large—long before any product or service reaches its customer.

2019 254

Top Articles Trending on Project Management Update

Brad Egeland

Read all of my latest trending Project Management, Tech, and Business articles that are trending on Project Management Update. It's everything you need to know about Project Management and Technology and then some.

2019 139

Mixing Agile with oil and gas

Musings on Project Management

There comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty. This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agile

2019 183

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.

Mentoring Skills: How to Mentor a More Junior Project Manager

Online PM Courses

In last week's article, Elizabeth Harrin looked at mentoring from the point of view of finding yourelf a mentor. This week, we'll see it from another angle. The post Mentoring Skills: How to Mentor a More Junior Project Manager appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

2019 105

Who’s Leading Your Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

There are all sorts of Agile coaches, consultants, and practitioners out there. Each with different strengths and weaknesses. Each with different skill sets and experiences. But, they’re not all created equal, and they’re not all meant to be the face of a Transformation.

2019 89

Are These Defense Mechanisms Preventing You From Being Productive?


Allow me to kick things off with a (perhaps embarrassing?) confession: The very thought of writing this piece seemed really intimidating to me. Productivity

2019 88

Trust and loyalty

Musings on Project Management

From time to time, a profound thought strikes here at Musings. Today, it's these questions: Is it necessary for there to be trust in order that there be loyalty? Can there be loyalty and simultaneously mistrust? Spoiler alert: there's no right answer. It's a matter of your values and beliefs, for which there is no proof, validation, or algorithm. So, where did this come from? In my agile. leadership

2019 174

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.

What is a Variation Order (VO)? | Video

Online PM Courses

When your project needs to change, so may your contracts. So, what is a Variation Order? The post What is a Variation Order (VO)? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Procurement Management Change Control procurement Variation Order

2019 89

How to Measure Customer Acquisition Cost


You may think that time tracking software is helpful only in employee monitoring. Comparisons customer acquisition cost

Headcount vs FTE: What’s the best resource management model for you?

Resource Guru

Have you ever found yourself in an ice cream shop, standing in front of your two favorite flavors and not knowing how to choose? You’ve already tried the samples, and now it comes down to the final decision: fudge chips or candied pecans, caramel or a strawberry swirl?

2019 78

Someone says 'calculus' and you think.

Musings on Project Management

Someone says 'calculus' and you think. Yikes! Get me out of here! Calculus doesn't belong in the PMO I took it in high school. enough already! Actually, some things are simpler than they appear: Speedometers and directionYou're driving. Got a smooth curve to go along (which could also be a straight line)? Want to find out which direction you're going at a particular point? Or, if you. Project Management system engineering

2019 163

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.

An Exclusive Look at Mavenlink’s 2019 State of the Services Economy Report


The services industry has experienced unprecedented levels of growth during the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. The market is growing and services organizations are changing, adopting new technology and targeting a wider range of clients than ever before.

2019 78

How Marketers Stay Productive: Ivan Stepanovic of StayIn

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature Ivan Stepanovic, CEO of StayIn. StayIn is a free app that will recommend a perfect movie for your mood. The idea was to create a fun, easy and fast app that will pick a perfect movie in less than 10 seconds

2019 78

Basic Filtering in Excel

International Institute of Learning

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP . In this blog I’ll discuss filtering. In another continued blog, I’ll talk about advanced filtering. First, what is filtering? We’ll define it by looking at a very simple illustration.

2019 75

Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Within the project management community, the concept of governance is seen as a fundamental project control, which is easy to grasp in principle. But in reality, it’s a different matter.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

5 Best Free Wunderlist Alternatives of 2019


Since its creation in 2011, Wunderlist has helped millions of people organize their ideas and execute them perfectly. In June 2015, however, Microsoft announced acquisition of your beloved app, eventually to be replaced by Microsoft To-Do.

2019 106

Join KeyedIn at TSW Spring 2019


Join us at Technology Services World 2019 in San Diego! Don’t miss TSIA’s 23 rd Technology and Services World event! At this annual event, services leaders learn about current trends in technology, network with peers, and discover the newest technology solutions.

2019 65

Project Management Change Request Form & Process | TeamGantt


See how to document and manage change requests in project management easily, and save time by downloading our free change order request form template