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

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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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.

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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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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?

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Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects


Estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Accurate project estimates help identify cost and schedule requirements with relative precision, and reduce the risk of running out of time, resources, and budget during a project.

2018 69

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.

2018 69

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.

2018 63

8 Effective Ways to Get Customer Feedback


Why You Should Care About Customer Feedback The main assumption of leading any type of. Product Management customer feedback customer service feedback product management

2018 65

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

2018 61

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.

2018 64

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.

2018 60

What Is Scope Creep in Project Management?


What Is Scope Creep? Project management is an extremely important aspect of every work. Product Management Project Management project management scope creep

2018 60

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Analysis is an exercise in judgement under conditions of uncertainty, and the errors in judgment we make, singly, or in groupd, in a day, or through life, are countless.

2018 56

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

2018 56

Celebrating Project Success: 5 Things You Can Do


One of the by-products of being an engineer, a project manager, and having served over two decades in the military is that I tend to focus on what’s going wrong, or could go wrong, on a project instead of acknowledging project success.

2018 55

What Is Fear-Setting?


A traditional business approach based on the “goal-setting” principle assumes setting steps which we have. Uncategorized fear-setting goal-setting project management setting fears setting goals

2018 60

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.

Heads down, eyes front and center

Resource Guru

Coding waits for no one! Hey, it’s been a while! How have you been? Did you miss us? We sure did miss writing these updates up for you!

2018 52

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.

2018 56

Your Guide to Accurate Project Estimate Projects


Estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Accurate project estimates help identify cost and schedule requirements with relative precision, and reduce the risk of running out of time, resources, and budget during a project.

2018 52

5 Highly Effective Tips for Remote Workers


Effective Remote Work In contemporary times, when technology offers great solutions, remote work becomes more. Productivity freelancing remote jobs remote work remote working working remotely

2018 52

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

Customer spotlight – Why Wunderman Colombia allocate projects with Resource Guru

Resource Guru

“I couldn’t imagine us working without it”– Julian Mercado. Wunderman is a leading digital agency with over 175 offices in 60 countries.

2018 52

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 You “Default Ship” or “Default Delay”?

The Clever PM

A couple years ago I ran across a blog post by Paul Jackson where he mentioned in passing the idea of a tension between “default ship” cultures in relation to corporations versus startups. For some reason, those two ends of a spectrum have stuck with me ever since, and after struggling with some culture change […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Leadership Organization Priorities Trust

2018 50

6 Simple Ways to Stop Wasting Your Time at Work


How to Stop Wasting Time at Work? Beginning of the week, Monday is a day. Productivity boosting productivity increase productivity productivity in the workplace wasting time at work

2018 52

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Leadership Lessons

Herding Cats

There is an article in the current edition of The Newyorker about a solitary journey across Antarctica, by Henry Worsley. I wrote a paper in 2005 for our Program Management Office Project Managers about Shackleton's ventures from the book Shackleton's Way. Here's the extract from that paper. In 1914 the explorer Earnest Shackleton boarded the Endurance with his team of seamen and scientists, intent on crossing the unexplored Antarctic continent.

Can agile teams be virtual?

Musings on Project Management

Somebody asked: can a virtual team do Agile? 15 years ago, the answer might have been no. Seven years ago, more less pre smart phone and smart-phone networking, the answer was probably yes, but with reservations. Now, the answer is "Of course", with some adjustments. Here are my thoughts on this. The communications channel: Virtual teams often begin by emulating the behavior and. agile planning Teamwork Virtual teams

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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.

2018 66

Productivity Articles: How To Have a More Productive Day? 19/2/18


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read. Productivity

2018 52

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.