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How to Use the SCARF Framework to Manage Change on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In a recent interview we asked Carole Osterweil, author of Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience – A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog for her top tip for working in a VUCA environment. VUCA environments are v olatile, u ncertain, c omplex and a mbiguous. Carole Osterweil.

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Prioritizing Tasks: Strategies Every Manager Needs to Know


“Where do I begin?”. This is the first thing I ask myself when I reach the office each morning. Not too long ago, it sounded more like a lament. Today, it’s a call to action, and I’m always up for the challenge.

Why You Need a Project Steering Committee – And How to Create One

Project Bliss

A project steering committee can provide the extra support, guidance, and leverage to give your project an increased chance of success. Your project has a good chance of failing. With a large project, there are many moving pieces, unexpected risks, and change is often difficult for customers.

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130 Top Project Management Influencers of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

The post 130 Top Project Management Influencers of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management

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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.

5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Project Approval Process

Project Risk Coach

Many organizations have a Project Board that approves programs and projects resulting in a project portfolio. The Board chooses projects and programs that align and support the organization's mission, values, goals, and strategies.

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Agile advice from our ancestors

Kiron Bondale

Old sayings might not be the first thing which comes to mind when considering agility, there are many proverbs which are apropos. Two heads are better than one (or the similar Maasai proverb “One head cannot hold all wisdom.”)

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Video: How To Motivate An Overworked Team?

The Digital Project Manager

Learn ways to approach your team asking to deliver extra work when you know they’re already maxed out in this quick video offering project manager tips. The post Video: How To Motivate An Overworked Team? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Rigid Leadership Can Kill the Project

Brad Egeland

We are taught that great leaders are fair but stern, collaborative but focused, flexible but driven. They are stubborn and not easily swayed. Well, I’m here to tell you that may not be project management reality for you if you really plan to be a successful project leader.

What Is Confirmation Bias and How Is It Affecting Your Career?

The mind is the instrument we use to perceive and process reality, but sometimes it can’t be trusted to act on its best behalf. How can we trust ourselves and our senses to lead us accurately and without bias? That’s an issue everyone must face, both personally and professionally.

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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.

Risk: the second thing you do

Musings on Project Management

Managing risk? Can you imagine there's risk to manage? Here's the second thing you do: Evaluate the slack. What's to evaluate? You might think the most important thing about slack is how much is there; what do I have to work with? Nope Whatever you've got, the most important thing is sequence and position. Where in the course of events are you going to position slack so that it works to Risk Management

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What Is Hive? Detailed Hive Project Management Tool Overview

The Digital Project Manager

What is Hive? Read on to discover how Hive works—what problems it can help you. The post What Is Hive? Detailed Hive Project Management Tool Overview appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Planning Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Sponsored

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Managing a Project is Like Driving a BMW

Brad Egeland

Aww this brings back memories. My beloved 1992 BMW 3 series. My all-time favorite car I've ever owned. It had incredible handling, it looked great, was the perfect blue color, and fast. Perfect combo of everything.for the driver. The ultimate driving machine. Now read that last sentence again. The ultimate driving machine. No one said it was the ultimate riding machine. I drove it probably 98% of the time that I was in the car. But my wife drove it a few times, too.

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Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete


How marketers can use statistics from both surveys, to examine ways in which marketing services organizations can better position, compete, and gain market share in this increasingly challenging environment, writes, John Reese, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mavenlink.

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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.

Performance; experience; wisdom; track record

Musings on Project Management

“You do not write your life with words.You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.” (*) Patrick Ness . What you do adds up Getting promoted? Hopefully not to your level of incompetence! Want to get promoted? Most do. What's needed: a personal track record; as Ness would say: a record of what you do. Personal performance over time An. human factors Project Management

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Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what to consider to choose the right advertising agency software, read simple summaries of what each tool does, and get answers to agency software FAQ. The post Discover The Best Advertising Agency Software of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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APM Body of Knowledge: What is it, Do You Need it?

Online PM Courses

The APM Body of Knowledge (APMBoK) is the fundamental resource book for the Association for Project Management. The APM has published the new 7th Edition. The post APM Body of Knowledge: What is it, Do You Need it? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Manage This! Jen Morrisey Featured on Project Management Podcast


“The workplace, rather, is rapidly evolving, as is the PM role, and I think project managers today face so many challenges as well as opportunities….

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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.

Review of Product Development Books

Leading Answers

Now that a software “Done” Milestone is more like a Tombstone. If you work in an industry that has digital products and services then the Product Development trend will impact you.

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Case Study: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts

The Digital Project Manager

Executive Summary Switching your contracts from waterfall to duration and price can completely change how. The post Case Study: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Case Studies

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11 Critical Project Management Metrics Every Agency Needs to Track


Keeping tabs on project management metrics is crucial for optimizing your agency. This article looks at the 11 most important project management KPIs you need to track and why.

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How To Focus in Your Daily Work with InLoox (Part 1): Task Management


How To Focus Instead of Multitasking It is often difficult to focus on the really important tasks. The telephone rings, the colleague is standing in the room with a question or new small tasks come nearly every minute - and you quickly lose track of what's going on.

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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.

10 Tips for Growing Your Small Business

Brad Egeland

As you maintain and grow your small business, it’s important to keep continued focus on some of the solid practices that helped get you to where you are today. This list is intended to help you do that because it’s easy to start to look to far ahead and forget that they way you were doing business wasn’t broken in the first place.

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5 Tips to Instantly Up Your PM Game | Video

Online PM Courses

Five of my best tips for Project Managers to make a big difference to your project management. 5 Tips to Instantly Up Your PM Game | Video. The post 5 Tips to Instantly Up Your PM Game | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Effective Project Manager Project Management in Under 5

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Time Management, Debunked: How To Be More Effortlessly Efficient At Everything


Every person gets the same 24 hours each day. Productivity

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Online Project Management Courses to Consider for Project Managers

GanttPRO Project Management

You will definitely get your place under the sun if you will have a few project management certifications under your belt. Where to get them? News GanttPRO Project Management

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.

8 Project Management Books You Need to Read


There have been so many books written about project management that it can be hard to choose one to take off the shelf and start reading.

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Stay On Top Of Your Work With Elise Stevens! [PODCAST EPISODE #47]


Talking About Women in Project Management Elise works with women in project management. Podcasts podcast project management stay on top of your work podcast

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Why Do You Get Vacation Guilt (and How Can You Beat It)?


When’s the last time you took a vacation from work? Like a real, unplugged vacation? Productivity

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