Sat.Feb 17, 2018 - Fri.Feb 23, 2018

The Pareto Principle is alive and well in project management

Ron Rosenhead

So let’s start with a definition or an understanding of the ‘Pareto Principle’? The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes.”. Let me give you an example of how I used this many years ago.

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Free Organisational Chart Template

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Free Organisational Chart Template , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This month’s freebie is an organisational chart template created with PowerPoint’s SmartArt tool and another sample organisational chart created from scratch, also in PowerPoint.

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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

I fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management. These individuals are too concerned with checking boxes and making the risk management processes overly complex. Let’s look at some common mistakes and how to overcome them.

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How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

. When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. “Where did you hear that, honey?” ” “At school, Mommy. Our teacher told us.”

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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?

Book Review: “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project”

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

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The PMO Conference 2018

Arras People

The PMO Conference is back in June this year, now in its fourth year, it’s THE conference for people who work, manage and lead PMO functions. The conference takes place on the 13th June in London and the full programme plus a new set of PMO Classes make up a three-day PMO fest.

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RBS is one more technique for your estimation tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

Project managers need to be comfortable with different estimation techniques. Foundational project management courses will teach you about analogous, bottom-up, parametric and three-point estimating.

PRINCE2 Principles: Manage by exception

Project Health Check

We’ve all been there, a manager taking far too much interest in our every action at work, micro managing our day to day lives. We may have even fallen accidentally into this trap ourselves, spending far too much time in the detail.

Are Your Projects Really Successful? No More Excuses!

Arras People

It’s easy in the world of project management to convince ourselves that our projects are successful, especially when they have been delivered on time and on budget. We might have worried along the way about a missed milestone, an over-spend or a technical hitch but when the final deliverable goes out on time it’s time to celebrate – isn’t it? Unfortunately, not always, because what we don’t consider often enough is what a successful project really looks like.

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C.R.A.C.K. customers

Musings on Project Management

Barry Boehm on the C.R.A.C.K. Customer Dr. Barry Boehm, a noted software methodologist with a long and illustrative career at TRW, DARPA, and USC, and author of the COCOMO model and Sprial methodology, writes about the ideal customer for agile projects. They are: -- Collaborative: they will engage with their customer peers and with the development team -- Representative: they know the. agile customer

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How Automatic Time Tracking Can Help with Project Management

Paymo App

Last updated: February 2018. We all know that putting in the effort to be more organized pays up in the end. But it’s a serious hassle. Especially when it comes to time tracking. As a project manager or business owner, you want your team to work without interruptions and distractions.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More

PM Basics

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager vs. Product Owner? Sound like comparing apples with oranges. However, in real life, project managers lead scrum teams. Scrum Masters do need project management tools and techniques.


Getting Started with Project Management


Getting Started with Project Management. In 2013, Moz learned the hard way what can happen when a project gets derailed. The project, Moz Analytics, was rushed, full of bugs, unpopular with customers, and delivered two years late.

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What is CPM (Critical Path Method)? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the core planning and control methodologies that project managers use. So, what is the Critical Path Method? So, what is the Critical Path Method? And what is Critical Path Analysis (CPA)? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

12 Kanban Board Examples for Beginners

Paymo App

Kanban boards are visual task organization tools that can help you manage and oversee your project’s development faster and more accurately. You can move tasks (placed on cards) from one column to another with a drag-and-drop action until they are completed.

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Talent Management of The Future

Leading Answers

We have shifted to Knowledge Work, but how do we find, develop and retain knowledgeable workers? This post examines Talent Management from two perspectives. First, what works well for agile teams.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. “ .


How Coaching Skills will Make You a Better Project Leader

Online PM Courses

Coaching is more than just a flavor-of-the-month management fad. It’s a helpful approach to getting better performance from colleagues, and supporting their long-term professional development. Coaching is therefore a valuable skill for project leaders.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

How to Manage a Remote Team and Stay Productive (From the World’s Top Remote Startups)


As far as changes to the way we work, few things have had as much of an impact as the rise of remote work. And why not? As our jobs shift from menial repeatable tasks to more independent, cognitively demanding roles the need to be constantly supervised has dropped dramatically.

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7 steps to Knowledge Management success


7 steps to Knowledge Management success. How do you turn knowledge into action to make it real? Knowledge Management

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The Open Mindedness and Logical Fallacy

Herding Cats

Every once in awhile a reasonably intelligent No Estimates advocate shows up in a Twitter discussion.

Agile Management


You have probably used or heard about Agile Project Management , but chances are not about company-wide Agile management practice. To be successful today, businesses need to be agile not just in managing their projects but in everything they do in their businesses.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine

Are you familiar with those large panels which are packed with multi-hued Post-its? I’m sure you are, it’s part of a long-established, well-known system that is still the favorite organizational method for many companies and individuals around the world. These boards, with their sticky notes, may seem outdated, or even archaic, but they are still […]. The post What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


What is an Issue Log? The issue log is a document which aims at capturing and documenting any issues which were brought forward during the lifecycle of the project.

Whats going on: updates, blog, life and more

Stepping Into Project Management

Blog -I hav been blogging for a while now and over the time I realised my interests have grown with me and there are more things that i do or are interested in than when I started the blog years ago.

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Wrike Alternatives


Wrike is a popular project management application used by many and in different market segments. It has a nice feature set which is more than just task management.This article is about Wrike and Wrike alternatives.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Mind Mapping Across the Project Lifecycle

Tactical Project Management

Learn how to apply mind mapping techniques across the project lifecycle. In this BiggerPlate presentation, I walk you through the process of applying mind maps to project management processes to reduce a project managers administrative burden.

How To Study & Use The PMBOK Guide For The PMP Exam Preparation?

PM by PM

I have written a multi-part post to share the PMP exam study and preparation experience of Brad Ferrell. In the first part of this post he talks about the importance of the PMBOK Guide for PMP exam prep. He also tells how he used the PMBOK Guide for reading & reference to improve his scores […]. The post How To Study & Use The PMBOK Guide For The PMP Exam Preparation? appeared first on PM-by-PM. Experience PMP Exam Prep PMP Study Material

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How Marketers Stay Productive: Casey Imafidon of Greenlabz Digital

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature Casey Imafidon, Founder of Greenlabz Digital that helps clients to be featured on prominent sites like Reuters, Bloomberg, Techcrunch and more

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Extending Portfolio Kanban with Enterprise Services Planning


Transformation approach using the enterprise services view, balancing system demand with capability, planning and prioritization using a visual decision framework, using decision support analytics like probabilistic forecasting and cost of delay.

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.