Sat.Feb 29, 2020 - Fri.Mar 06, 2020

Project Controls: A Quick Guide

If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope. Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact.

WBS and Product Backlog: Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Leading Answers

It’s easy to believe that work breakdown structures (WBS) have been around since the pyramids were built in Egypt, and that product backlogs are new inventions by youngsters in too much of a hurry to plan correctly. However, like most things, the truth is more complicated.

2020 109

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6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me.

2020 388

A Beginner's Guide to Resource Planning in Project Management


Resource planning and management is crucial for project management success. Master this skill with these resource management tips. The first thing you’ll learn as a rookie project manager is this: Managing projects means managing resources.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Project Management Q&A: How to Step Up from a Support Role

Arras People

I’m looking to move from my role as a Business Analyst into a Project Manager role, do you have any advice on how to go about doing this?

2020 288

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How to Get Project Communications Management Right… Every Time

Online PM Courses

We hear that 'Project Management is 80 percent Communication' a lot. And this puts Project Communications Management at the heart of your PM practice. The post How to Get Project Communications Management Right… Every Time appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Communication Management Communication

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3 Ways to Improve Life for Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

So many column inches, blog posts and books have been written about why there’s a gender pay gap. This book is my favourite, but frankly I’m bored of the ‘why’ already. I only have to look round my office to see the reasons why. What I’m interested in is how to eradicate it.

2020 261

Learning Leadership: A Guide to Improving your Leadership Skills.


One thing I know from personal experience is that it’s never easy to be a leader.

Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy

Project Management Essentials

Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. The truth is that most projects are not successful. Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the desired scope.

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?

What Is Microsoft Project? Uses, Features and Pricing

Microsoft has been the 800-pound gorilla in software for so long that it’s hard to think of the industry without it. While there have been challengers to its rule, and many who have surpassed it, Microsoft remains a giant.

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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards. When key individuals and team members are informed and on task, your project runs smoothly.

Use uncertainty poker to increase alignment on delivery approaches

Kiron Bondale

Part of tailoring our approach to delivering a project needs to consider its relative level of uncertainty. While it is not the only determinant of complexity, uncertainty is certainly a key contributing factor.

2020 208

How To Build Your PM Toolkit (With Sally Woolston)

The Digital Project Manager

Looking to grow your PM toolkit and improve processes and efficiency within projects? In today's episode, I'm joined with Sally Woolston where we discuss how we can develop more efficient processes, choose the right tools for our projects, and roll them out across the organization.

2020 164

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Best Kanban Software of 2020

Kanban, which means billboard or signboard in Japanese, is a work management system developed by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota. Kanban is executed with a board and a collection of cards that move across a series of columns, which indicate progress and state.

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COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

The spread of the Coronavirus infection COVID-19 is now global. It is starting to look like many countries could see massive disruption. The post COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Risk Management Thoughts for Project Managers COVID-19

2020 131

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects


“ Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?”.

2020 129

10 Best GoToMeeting Alternatives + Pros & Cons

The Digital Project Manager

This article will help you quickly compare and evaluate the best GoToMeeting alternatives and other. The post 10 Best GoToMeeting Alternatives + Pros & Cons appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

2020 164

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

What is Project Life Cycle and What Are its Phases

ProProfs Project Management

What do you think of leadership and management? . As project managers and even as team members of a project, we all know that leadership and management is a field on its own, even referred to as a scientific field. .

Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project


There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions are: When will the project be completed?

2020 88

How to Build a Great Project Communications Plan | Video

Online PM Courses

If your project does not have a good enough Communications Plan, people won't know as much as they want to know. And that can mean trouble. The post How to Build a Great Project Communications Plan | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

2020 108

Siberian dilemma

Musings on Project Management

The Siberian dilemma has been around a long time. The narrative goes like this: It's a seriously sub-zero day on a frozen lake You're walking across the lake and fall through a weak spot in the ice If you stay in the water, you'll die in 5 minutes; If you get out the water, you'll die in 2 minutes. The dilemma: stay in the water and live longer, or get out and die sooner? Damned if you do; Risk Management

2020 163

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Checkout PMaspire's Free PMP Exam Simulator - Pass on Your First Try

Brad Egeland

PMaspire is the creator of world’s first multi-lingual web-based PMP® Exam simulator available in 7 (seven) international languages. This includes the biggest number of PMP questions compared to other exam simulators.

2020 114

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

You can’t know too much about leadership. This quality is a mix of talent, knowledge, and skills that requires huge responsibility.

2020 74

Why Do We Glorify The 80 Hour Workweek, and What Can We Do About It?


Illustration: Jo Zixuan Zhou. I used to work in finance. Not in a Wall Street firm where everyone wore double-breasted suits and the ghost of Bear Sterns hovered about, but definitely a place that prided itself on producing excellent research and returns for our clients.

2020 79

Agile Transformation vs. Project Management Offices

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. Ross Beurmann is back! And this week in SoundNotes Ross and Dave discuss ATOs and PMOs.

2020 82

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Six Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Going Gets Tough


Life comes with its challenges, setbacks, and failures. We all expect that, and we know that the same goes for projects, as well.

2020 67

Is Scream a new tree in the Agile forest?

Henny Portman

Via my network I received the first version of the Scream Guide; a comprehensive guide (22 pages) to organizational screaming, written by Michael Küsters. Scream is a framework built as an imitation of Scrum, giving unwitting observers the appearance that the organization might be using Scrum.

2020 60

Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

So, what is #ThePMTribe? It is a collaborative community with six of the brightest minds in Project Management leading discussions and sharing ideas to help you solve your challenges, increase your influence and accelerate your career! Who are the Faculty? Alana M.

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