Sat.May 04, 2019 - Fri.May 10, 2019

How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You know the drill—you elicit and document the requirements. You receive sign off. You continue to see changes to the requirements. Many projects experience 10, 20, 25-percent change in requirements over the life of the project.

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Write A Project Charter: How-To Guide, Examples & Template

The Digital Project Manager

There’s tremendous value in a well-crafted project charter. Start with the project charter definition, see how it differs from a SoW, and learn what to include in a project charter (and why). The post Write A Project Charter: How-To Guide, Examples & Template appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope Management

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7 awesome methods to drive employee engagement through recognition


How to Engage Employees Through Recognition When it comes to recognizing talent at work, some do it really well and some don’t do it at all. Employers those who do it well get good results, happier workforce, and more profits.

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3 Free Tools for Making Network Diagrams

What project management is good at is making the complex simple, or at least manageable. There are, of course, lots of different ways to achieve that goal, many of which are employed during the life cycle of a project.

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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.

What’s the right sprint length for your team?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the “heart of Scrum” and also indicates that they should be one month or less.

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7 Best Practices for Successful Project Management Software Adoption


Implementing new project management software can be challenging, especially in a fast-growing company. Team members are accustomed to tracking projects using their own methods or by using simpler tools that no longer fulfill the company’s needs, and may be resistant to change.

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Technical Debt: What Is It & How Do I Avoid It?

Planning for a project is essentially choosing one path forward to achieve your goals and objectives. There are many ways to proceed, but through research, experience and good judgement, the best route is picked when creating a project plan. But things don’t always work out as planned.

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How Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Can Help You through Workplace Struggles


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, . And wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer is familiar to anyone who’s been through a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Hub and spoke project architecture

Musings on Project Management

On the HBR Blog Network, Andrew Shipilov has a eye-catching post on "hub and spoke" project networks, or alliances between project partners, as he describes them. Say "network" to me and I always jump first to a mind's-eye image of a "mesh", but actually that's one of several general ways to think of networks, and in most situations not a good general model for governance.) Shipilov posits.

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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.

Why You Need Empathy Maps

Leading Agile

When we develop products, we’re responsible for maximizing the value we deliver to the customer. In order to do this, we have to understand who we’re actually building the products for.

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Project Management Basics That Marketers Need to Know

What is project management, and how can it help marketers? While project management is an industry unto itself, it’s also a way of life. That is, project management can be applied to anything that has a beginning, middle and an end that produces a product or service.

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What is Project Integration? | Video

Online PM Courses

Projects have a lot of processes, tools, and methods. One thing allows a project manager to hold them all together. So, what is Project Integration? The post What is Project Integration? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Value stream mapping

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the old days, we simply called it process mapping. Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add. So, in value stream mapping, each activity, to include the workflow of authorization and other governance, and ancillary activities, process

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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.

How to Improve Focus When You Work From Home


Working from home is one of the most popular desires among corporate and small business workers. Some of the most recent numbers show that nearly 5 million people in the United States now work from home at least part-time. And that number is growing dramatically each year.

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink and the bestselling author of Why Simple Wins.

Ethics: What’s the Code of Conduct for Project Managers?

Online PM Courses

Ethics may seem like a dry subject from an ancient branch of philosophy. But a code of conduct is absolutely vital to your life as a Project Manager. The post Ethics: What’s the Code of Conduct for Project Managers? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Advice for Project Managers Project Governance Project Leadership Project Management Career code of conduct ethics Governance moral code

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Planning a System of Transformation w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

When it comes to Agile Transformation, every organization has to deal with things in the system that are blocking them from developing an Agile System of Delivery. Impediments to Transformation exist at many levels: organizations, architectural, cultural, etc.

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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.

GanttPRO Announced as a Top Project Management Tool of 2019 by

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO was identified as a key player among Gantt chart tools in the project management software category. News GanttPRO Awards Updates

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Joanna Durand on Why Passionate Leadership Matters

International Institute of Learning

Joanna Durand is Global Head of the Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence Office at TD Bank.

What Game of Thrones House Is Your Project Management Style?


“ Game of Thrones ” is a phenomenon due to the astounding character and world building both in the books and show. Every character and house has such complex strengths and weaknesses that it’s hard to choose just one that deserves to rule Westeros. . That got our team at Wrike thinking.

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9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Preamble. Is there such a thing as a perfect Scrum Master? Likely not, because of course we are all human and not perfect beings. However, we can make a case for skills that contribute to becoming a perfect Scrum Master. In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. They talked at length about the Scrum Master role.


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.

Resource Under Allocation & Over Allocation: Why it Matters And How to Prevent it


Managing projects can sometimes feel like you’re walking a tightrope. Read on to learn how you can avoid under- and over-allocating resources. Project Management

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How Employee Experience & Training Affects Customer Experience


Customer experience has become a goal that SMBs share on a global scale. In fact, it has become so important that almost 70% of executives believe that organizations will switch focus from products to customer experience.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Trial? [Step-by-step Guide]


We are always working tirelessly to improve the initial user experience for all our prospective clients and take our trial site to a whole new level. Having put so much effort into creating the best possible experience, we want every person to get the most out of their 14-day free trial period.

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GanttPRO Announced as a Top Project Management Tool of 2019 by

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO was identified as a key player among Gantt chart tools in the project management software category

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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.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Why Knowledge Management is Crucial to Your Team’s Success


I’m not as addicted to affirmations as some people are. You won’t find the words of dead poets and living celebrities on mugs or in framed prints in my house. There is, however, one quote I like: “Knowledge is power.”.

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3 Ways Your Project Management Software Is Failing Your Clients


You finally dug yourself out from the Excel spreadsheet hole and bought a shiny new project management tool. It color-codes and visualizes project to-dos so you can keep everyone on task and delight clients.

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