Sat.Sep 15, 2018 - Fri.Sep 21, 2018

Availability is Not a Skill Set! 5 Tips for Resource Allocation

Girl's Guide to PM

“Who is free to work on this task?”. That’s something all project managers will hear at some time or another. And it isn’t the best way to allocate work to your project team members.

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Four Reasons Why You Struggle to Engage Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey This is a guest post by Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence. Colin is an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

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Hybrid Agile. what's that?

Musings on Project Management

What's the hybrid thing? It's agile coexisting in the same project with a traditional methodology, presumably for the swim lanes that are not software. Some call hybrid agile as: agile in the waterfall Are hybrids practical? After all, the traditional is top down planned, most requirements up front, much system testing at the end, etc. Agile is the not-traditional. Can you fashion a hybrid. agile

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Leadership Challenges

ProjectManager.com

Scores of people talk about leadership and its benefits, but few mention the obstacles that leaders face. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, discusses common leadership challenges, what the role looks like to the team and the larger organization, and how one must constantly adjust in order to succeed.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

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More Trending

Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. But with this emphasis on what they shouldn’t be doing, not as much gets published about the specific activities we should be doing to help them through the change.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

ProjectManager.com

There are many different management styles, and unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. However, understanding the different approaches to management can help a person find the style that fits their personality.

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7 Linkedin Tips for Project Professionals

Arras People

Linkedin – love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s become a premium recruitment platform (even though that wasn’t the original intention – or was it!).

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project. No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day.

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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.

Pert v Monte Carlo. some still care

Musings on Project Management

A note from a reader of some of my stuff on slideshare.net/jgoodpas: ". I just read your slide presentation on using stats in project management and am a bit confused or perhaps disagree. that using Monte Carlo will improve the accuracy of a schedule or budget based on subjective selections of activity or project. a) optimistic, realistic and pessimistic ($.Time) Time) values, b) a. Risk Management schedule

2018 174

What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project.

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Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

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DPM Podcast: Contracting The Agile Way (With Alexa Huston)

The Digital Project Manager

Triumph over the contracting madness: Alexa Huston explains how an agile contract can benefit your project—and how to get buy-in from clients.

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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.

Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

You want to embrace Agile as part (or maybe all) of your Project Management practice. And you know that a good qualification will help you get the jobs you want, to put it to use. But there is such a wide range of choice. Which Agile Certification program should you follow?

Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

Digite

Digital Transformation (DX) is one of the, if not the, most crucial initiatives that many organizations have undertaken or are taking up. The perfect storm of a wide range of technologies such as SaaS, Mobile, Robotics, IoT (Internet of things), Virtual Reality (VR), etc.

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Three Real Agile Team Challenges and How to Solve Them

LiquidPlanner

Agile means a lot of different things to different project teams. Many teams I meet describe themselves as “Agilish” or use “Scrumerfall”. These teams struggle with Agile practices as business analysts author reams of business requirements only to have a development team write the user stories.

2018 146

Software Developers Don’t Need Permission or Forgiveness

Leading Agile

This one is for software developers.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

By Analuz Montejano | IIL Instructor and Sr. Consultant. Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications.

The PMP - Train Together and Win Projects Together

Brad Egeland

If you want to run fast, go alone. ​ If you want to run further, go together Become the Champion of Further, Faster for the Organizations You Serve. Click Here to download the Better Projects, Better Business Whitepaper Use code BRADPMP for 5% off training and certification - signup a team of 3 or more and get 10% off each! Trained and certified in only 5 days - no more training needed. 100% guaranteed pass!

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Why Willpower Alone Won't Make You More Productive (And What To Do Instead)

Trello

Have you ever sat down at your desk, determined to crank out some serious work—only to find yourself two hours later, feverishly scrolling through social media, no closer to finishing your project than when you started? Productivity

2018 94

TDD Considered Harmful?

Leading Agile

Warning: Snark alert. I read something recently – might have been on social media somewhere, but I don’t recall exactly – a story about how test-driven development (TDD) had caused a software development team to allow a defect into their product.

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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.

How to Manage All of Your Project Management Tools

Redbooth

Project management tools should make your life simpler, not endlessly complicated. When you’re managing a growing team, it’s easy to lose track of things.

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Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

The supply chain manager is responsible for the entire supply chain of an organization, sometimes even the coordination and cooperation between several companies that form one supply chain together. Accordingly, managers in this profession bear a great deal of responsibility, but also earn quite a lot as a result. Tasks of a Supply Chain Manager The tasks of a supply chain manager are diverse and vary greatly from industry to industry.

The 25 Most Inspiring Leadership Quotes

ProjectManager.com

If Thomas Edison was right when he said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” then consider these leadership quotes the one percent. Because sometimes, you just need that little bit of inspiration to get over those humps as a manager.

5 Actionable TED Talks for Project Managers I Recommend

PM Basics

TED talks for project managers ? I can list dozens! They would all make a perfect sense. The role of a PM is that much diversified. In this article, I want to share my top five TED Talks any project manager should watch. (In In fact, I hope you will find time to watch at least one or two.

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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.

How to Manage All of Your Project Management Tools

Redbooth

Project management tools should make your life simpler, not endlessly complicated. When you’re managing a growing team, it’s easy to lose track of things.

2018 78

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization

Inloox

Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean? And what does it take for an organization to successfully implement agile approaches? What is agile transformation?

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How to create a value-driven PMO

Hydra

Does your PMO drive value-creation and revenue generation? Project Management PMO

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