Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

Why Projects Succeed or Fail

Girl's Guide to PM

Understanding project failure is the first step to putting it right. Let’s explore why businesses are so slow to learn the lessons of the past and what you can do to boost your chances of project success. Every researcher, management guru and project manager has their own view on why projects fail.

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6 Steps to Successfully Take Over A Project

Paymo App

A reality that most project managers face only later on in their careers is that they’ll have to take over a project, if not many. Sometimes even 3 months before the actual deadline.

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8 Project Management Methodologies Made Simple


This is an exciting time in the project management world. Because people are coming up with new approaches, trying new combinations, and even inculcating their leadership styles to manage projects in the best possible way.

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is a creative style of leadership that focuses on a continued push towards growth and a rejection of complacency. Basically, what that means is that everyone has the potential for improvement.

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?

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground. I've seen others that are started and year or so later die a slow painful death. So, how can you build a PMO you can be proud of, one that thrives? Why Are There So Many Troubled PMOs?

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Getting to Yes: How to Negotiate Using the Harvard Principle


Not everyone is born with great negotiation skills, but everyone can learn to negotiate correctly and fairly. The so-called "Harvard principle" can help you overcome conflicts of interest with your negotiating partner and come to a solution with mutual benefits.

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5 Notorious Failed Projects & What We Can Learn from Them

Failure is an unavoidable part of any project process: it’s the degree of failure that makes the difference. If a task fails, there are ways to reallocate resources and get back on track. But a systemic collapse will derail the whole project. What good can come from failure? A lot, actually.

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How to Use the Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram as an Awesome Problem-Solving Tool

Project Bliss

An easy explanation of how to use this powerful problem-solving tool with a simple fishbone diagram example. Have you ever been faced with a problem you didn’t know how to address? It seemed that there were many contributing factors and you didn’t know where to start?

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Project Management Q&A – Will Volunteering Help Break into PM?

Arras People

I’m trying to get into a project management role; should I do voluntary work? Will it help me break into project management? There’s a lot of frustration when it comes to trying to break into project management – no experience, no job – no job, no experience – a classic chicken and egg.

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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.

Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.


Leadership Building Activities

Leadership is a combination of innate and learned traits. That’s why great leaders are always pushing themselves to continuously grow. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you three key leadership building activities that will help you become a better leader.

Program success dashboard

Musings on Project Management

Looking for project dashboard that really provides insight at a glance? This one from John Higbee might be the answer If you've not a Higbee person, maybe you've not seen it. Take a look at John Higbee's presentation about "Program Success Probability". (*) Take notice of the neat arrangement of program success divided left and right by internal and external factors. On page 5 of Higbee's Project Management Risk Management

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What is the scope of a project to plan a successful project


Project Scope Management: What is the Scope of a Project When you’re kicking off a new initiative like building a construction site or any such project, the constructor has to define the boundaries of construction as such.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

13 Ways You Can Be More Productive As A DPM 

The Digital Project Manager

Productivity is contagious It’s the reason I joined a coworking space when I started working. The post 13 Ways You Can Be More Productive As A DPM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Hacks & Productivity Time Management Topics

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10 Consistency Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Nothing is more effective than consistency when it comes to making your company, or your performance, stand out. In a sense, it underlines the message you want to convey to stakeholders and customers regarding your ability to regularly achieve goals and objectives.

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Quantum science projects

Musings on Project Management

“God does not play dice with the universe.” ? Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55 “So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.” ? Stephen Hawking Science and engineering projects If you line up with Hawking, Project Management

2018 170

Eat Your Lunch: Why It’s Important to Take a Break at Work


I’m the first to admit that I work through lunch more often than I should. Usually so I can beat the traffic during my commute home. Working through lunch doesn’t mean I skip lunch, however.

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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?

Agile Project Management Principles - MOving from Principles to Practices

Herding Cats

“Only those general principles and attitudes that result from clear and deep understanding can provide a comprehensive guide to action.” [1]. Agile Program Management contains practices found in traditional program management, delivered through the principles of agile.

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A Complete List Of The Best PPM Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best PPM tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. Project portfolio management software helps you manage resources & risks and leverage cross-project data for more strategic high-level decisions. The post A Complete List Of The Best PPM Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning Tools PM

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. A few small, functional updates have been released since then.

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Want Great Work from Your Project Team?Get Happy


We’ve often been taught that happiness is the result of success, but what if it’s actually the other way around? That’s what one researcher in the field of positive psychology, Shawn Achor, has set out to prove.

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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.

Project Quality Management: All You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Project Quality Management can often feel like an unloved part of project management. Too many basic books and guides to project management either mention is only in passing, or not at all. On the smallest projects, with few products, we can probably take quality for granted.

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DPM Podcast: Doing The Project Dishes (With Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Doing The Project Dishes (With Patrice Embry) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Project Management Q&A – Why Have I started Being Passed Over for Interviews?

Arras People

For the first time in my career, I’ve been getting passed over for interviews when I apply for new project manager positions. What am I doing wrong? You’ve encountered a common problem: Going from job to job seemingly with ease until one day applications get no response. The problem is typically one of two things. Either you’ve hit a streak of bad luck where other applicants are more qualified, or your résumé or CV is not checking all the right boxes.

2018 107

What time is the 3pm meeting?

Musings on Project Management

Have you ever been asked: "What time is the 3 pm meeting?" You're thinking: "This guy is on something; or he's texting while talking!". We here in the backyard of the seemingly larger-than-life Walt Disney World* pay some attention to the management paradigms coming out of our corporate neighbor. And, so the Disney response to that question is instructive, as given in this blog post from. communication human factors Time Management

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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.

I'm 92% Done with My Assigned Project Task

Brad Egeland

As project managers we often live and die by the percent complete of the tasks on our project schedules. We obsess over them and compare the tasks to the calendar dates. Are we as far along as we should be? Is my assigned resource making progress? And what, exactly, does 43% complete really mean? What does it look like? If you’re me it looks about like the progress in my new house that my contractor has made up to this point when he was supposed to be done a little over a month ago.

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What is a Business Blueprint? | Video

Online PM Courses

In the world of business transformation, what is the master plan that guides the definition and planning of your project? It’s a Business Blueprint. So, what is a Business Blueprint? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes.

2018 96

Unit Testing Shell Scripts:Part One

Leading Agile

In the 1960s, it was considered a baseline good practice in software engineering to test your code as you wrote it.

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