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Can Project Duration Estimation be done without Assumptions?


One of the most frequently asked questions when someone is about to start a new task is likely, “how much time will it take?”. Time is limited. Our lives are limited, and unfortunately, we just cannot wish away time limitations.

4 Types of Clients You’ll Work With and How to Delight Them


If you’ve ever opened a Sunday paper and headed straight to the comics section, you’ve no doubt enjoyed the sardonic humor of Dilbert. . Source: ). And many of us can relate! When collaborating with others, we have to deal with a lot of different personalities.

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7 Project Management Types and When to Use Them

Project Smart

There's no one-size-fits all solutions for project management. In fact, project management types vary greatly. Fundera is here to break them with this a helpful visual. Lifecycle & Methodology

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ve got responsibility for a project. And yet… somehow the organisation doesn’t have the documentation you need to get it started, keep it on track and close it down successfully. So you turn to the internet to find the paperwork you need. Let me make it easier for you.

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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.

The Power of If-Then Risk Statements

Project Risk Coach

Have you thought about the use of this two-letter conjunction in risk management lately? Let's look at how to use the power of If-Then risk statements. IF is a simple word that can open up new doors to writing clear risk statements. And it can be used to write opportunities as well as threats.

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What Is Recency Bias and How Does it Affect Stakeholders?

What if you had to work with someone who lost their long-term memory? That would be a problem. Not only would everything be colored by immediate events, good or bad, but historical data would have no precedent. It’s a nightmare scenario out of a business Twilight Zone, but it’s not fiction.

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Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019)

Girl's Guide to PM

Backlog (from Nulab) is a project management tool for prioritising and tracking work. This is a review of the product using my laptop and Chrome browser, and my iPad with Safari, in June 2019. General Information. Name: Backlog. Vendor: Nulab.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week covering six causes of burnout and how we can reduce these. Let’s consider these through the lens of agility. Having an excessive workload over a prolonged period of time is one of the most common causes of burnout.

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HOWZAT – Adapt or Fail

Arras People

In this summer of so much sport I am finding it hard not to see a constant stream of analogies with the world of project management and the strongest to-date comes from the England men’s team competing in the ICC World Cup.

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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.

6 Office Layout Ideas for a Collaborative Work Environment

In the quest for greater productivity, people have started to think outside the box—that is, the cube. Just as the office space calcified into an open plan that is endlessly partitioned into a maze of cubicles, the walls started to come down.

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How To Write An Employee Handbook In 5 Steps

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Write An Employee Handbook In 5 Steps appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management

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Oceans to fly

Musings on Project Management

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know boundaries? Amelia Earhart This month we celebrate the Apollo program and the flight of Apollo 11 specifically, the first man-to-land-on-moon mission completed 50 years ago this month. (*) Surely Apollo was our ocean of the times, 50 years ago. And, coming only 11 years after the. Quotations Risk Management

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5 Reasons the Best Project Managers are in Sales & Marketing, Too

Project Bliss

You may not realize it but as a project manager, you are also in sales and marketing. Sure, your primary job may be to plan and execute projects that are delivered on time, and within budget and scope. But if you’ve created a great product and nobody uses it, have you really delivered to value?

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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.

5 Leadership Assessment Tools You Need to Try

Leadership might be hard to define, but it’s easy to recognize. That doesn’t mean leaders are passive, resting on inherent abilities. True, some are born leaders and others learn how to become effective leaders. Both take work.

PMP Exam Change in December 2019: What will be Different?

Online PM Courses

The Project Management Institute (PMI) regularly updates the standards and how it assesses them. So we're getting a major PMP exam change, in December 2019. The post PMP Exam Change in December 2019: What will be Different? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMBOK Guide & PMP PMBoK PMP

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A historical perspective

Musings on Project Management

The future may not repeat history, but it rhymes Anonymous No linearity Another way to understand the opening witticism is that activities guided by people aren't amenable to linear -- that is, straight line -- projections and forecasts. But they are often close Fair enough. most would agree. Experience keeps us between the lines, as it were. The upshot is that using the facts of. Project Management

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Daily 2% Chance of the Predicted Big One Hitting California

Brad Egeland

2% chance daily of the predicted catastrophic earthquake overdue to hit the San Andreas fault. So Cal is more likely to get it because San Fran was devastated in 1906 by a 7.9. Comforting I’m sure. The 1989 World Series earthquake was only 6.9.

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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.

Want to Attract Top Project Managers? Ask These 5 Questions


Written by: Kelly Barcelos Recruiters are well-aware of the varied and challenging requirements for a top project managerial candidate. The key to hiring the right candidate for this demanding job is asking the right questions.

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What are Task Dependencies in Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

When you are planning and scheduling your project, there will be sequences of activities that you need to respect. They are generated by task dependencies. The post What are Task Dependencies in Project Management? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Best Free Gantt Chart Template for Excel


Make your life a lot easier with this free Excel Gantt chart template! Download it now! Project Management Microsoft Excel

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How to Choose the Best Collaboration Software for Your Organization

ProProfs Project Management

Technology is what unites the corners of the world. It is the driving force for building a highly networked environment around us. This networked environment has made a major disruption across diverse businesses by bringing teams together with enterprise collaboration software.

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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.

Asking the Right Questions to Solve Problems Better

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

“If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution” – Steve Jobs. “We We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein.

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Intrinsic Motivation: The Secret Weapon You Need to Stand Out at Work


Finding proper ways to motivate people can be one of the most difficult responsibilities as a manager or team leader. For children, it is often an easy offering of candy or another treat that will arouse their desire to help with household chores or other small tasks.

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Meet the New TimeCamp: Introducing the Redesigned Web App!


TimeCamp is now redesigned! As many of you probably know, TimeCamp wasn’t pretty. Like one. Product Updates

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How Jeff Bezos’ 2 Pizza Rule Affects Productivity in Today’s Industry?


We often hear people throw in a famous catchphrase, ‘the bigger the better’ during a conversation, wherever they can. Now unless we’re talking about food here, the statement doesn’t really fit with everything – especially if it is modern productivity techniques.

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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.

The Domino Effect of Low Self-Awareness at Work


People are like dominos. When placed together, the action of one domino can change the movement of all the dominoes near it. When a person takes action, it causes a chain reaction to the people and places surrounding that person.

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30 Group Brainstorming Techniques to Find Your Next Great Idea


What is brainstorming? Simply defined, it is the process of coming up with new ideas or answers to problems.

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How to Communicate Actionable Feedback

Epicflow Blog

Effective and actionable feedback is vital for successful projects. However, a recent research by Leadership IQ reveals that fewer than half of employees know if they’re performing well.

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