Sat.Aug 15, 2020 - Fri.Aug 21, 2020

5 Ways to boost your team’s creativity

Girl's Guide to PM

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. Thinking creatively is what takes your work from average to outstanding. Creativity fixes problems. It looks out for risks. It delivers better products and services, supporting the creation of better solutions for customers and businesses.

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20 Best Resource Management Tools for Your Business

Scoro

Effective resource management can be the difference between sizable and non-existent profit margins. And one of the best ways to optimize your organization’s performance on this front is through resource management software.

2020 52

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8 Tips for Successfully Working from Home with Kids

Teamweek

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down workplaces and schools with little notice, I suddenly found myself in the position of working from home with kids. Working parents like me had to scramble to figure out a way to be efficient employees and mindful parents.

2020 73

Strategic Planning Models: An Introduction to 5 Popular Models

ProjectManager.com

Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy.

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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?

3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track When Working Remotely

Project Bliss

This is a guest post by Adrian Johansen. In a matter of months, COVID-19 has impacted pretty much every aspect of our normal daily lives. It’s changed the way we educate our children to the way we socialize and how we get our entertainment. Even more, it’s changed the way we work.

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Assessing risk

Musings on Project Management

Most of us -- that is, all but the few formally trained in risk assessment -- really suck at risk assessment, a necessary first step toward managing risk. Why so? Bias, for one thing. Confirmation bias being a biggie: we all want confirmation that our thinking, experiences, and instincts are right for the situation we find ourselves in. But, of course, we know objectively, even if not. Risk Management

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What is Change Management and Why Does Your Company Need It?

MavenLink

Implementing and retaining new business solutions can be difficult for any company that has established their own way of working. However, no matter how successful your company may be, the time will always come when outdated methods are in need of revision or replacement.

2020 117

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

MPUG

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or hybrid), WBS plays a role in almost every project.

2020 87

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. It’s about creating business outcomes.

2020 87

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The 6 Key Elements of Effective Business Projects

LiquidPlanner

In the early stages of a project, there is often a certain task, assignment, or end goal the company, team, or business is looking to achieve.

2020 114

What is a Project Proposal and Why is it Important?

MavenLink

Understanding what a project proposal is, why it’s important to your business and your clients, and how to approach a project proposal successfully can help you more effectively write and deliver a project proposal. What is a Project Proposal?

2020 78

Why Business Strategies Are Important? (8 Most Common Business Strategies)

Proofhub

8 Most Important Business Strategies to be Aware of in 2020 Businesses are not run blindly, you have to set your own set of goals that you want to achieve effectively to thrive in the market. However, setting goals and then working towards them without action plans bring nothing but ineffectiveness.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

MPUG

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or hybrid), WBS plays a role in almost every project.

2020 61

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Team building- 5 Strategies

Binfire

All managers struggle with team building and the process of team development. But one thing is for sure: If you want to take your team’s performance to the next level, you too have to be ready to grow as a person and as a professional as well.

How to Achieve the Perfect Project Kickoff

Brad Egeland

Perfect project kickoff. Wouldn't that be great? The best start. The best possible foot forward for the project you are about to lead. The best possible first impression that a project manager, project team, and project as a whole can get from a customer that it is their #1 priority to please.

2020 109

15 Online Project Planning Tools For Remote Teams

Teamweek

With three of five Americans working from home, teams are looking for ways to make remote work simpler. Project planning is no different. However, unlike other work, planning is a unique activity.

2020 52

Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

MPUG

There are many knowledge areas, such as integration management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, risk management, etc., that a project manager needs to thoroughly consider when managing a project. Among these, schedule and/or time management typically come out on top.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Mavenlink Product Release Roundup - August 2020

MavenLink

As a worldwide leader in project and resource management, Mavenlink is continually updating our solution to provide value to you and deliver an exceptional client experience. We are pleased to share the latest additions and improvements to our product. Insights Advanced Editor.

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Tips for Managing a TIght Project Budget

Brad Egeland

When you’re running a high dollar project with a long time frame, lots of travel and a high paying customer, it’s critical to manage the budget closely. It always is because the financials on any project can get of hand quickly if not properly managed.

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Could This Spanish Tradition Revolutionize Your Workday?

Teamweek

Illustration: Rose Wong. Exploring flexible work. With an increasing number of companies transitioning to remote working, flexible work is becoming more and more common. Some employees that were formerly office-based are now working from home.

2020 72

Financial Module Update: Targets, Financial Health and more

EasyProjects

We’re making it easier to track your projects’ financial health and spot any impending risks with the redesigned Easy Projects Project Financial Module.

2020 63

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Automate Business Workflow with Clickup Integrations!

TimeCamp

Remote work trends and COVID-19 situation have made the online task management tools more popular recently. Managers wanted to gain full control over the work distribution, the projects’ workflow, and the team’s availability.

2020 59

Will You Take Over My Project - Part 1

Brad Egeland

Ever had one of those projects that just doesn’t gel well with the rest of your project workload? The customer interaction and neediness level is such that it needs a project manager with a smaller workload.

2020 105

Top 3 Project Management Challenges In 2020 [Survey Data]

The Digital Project Manager

The post Top 3 Project Management Challenges In 2020 [Survey Data] appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Community Topics

2020 209

The Skills You Need to Succeed in Operations Management

Binfire

If you are interested in becoming an operations manager, your primary duty will be to manage a team of people and implement the correct practices and processes across the organization.

2020 78

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Project Manager's Q&A Friday: Risky Risky

Project Management Five

This week's question, Who is responsible for ensuring that agreed-upon responses will be executed for risk events that occur?

Getting the Right Players for Your Project Team

Brad Egeland

​Sometimes it's all about chemistry. It's important to every team. Pro basketball teams. Baseball teams. Football teams. You can have the best skills money can buy, but that doesn't always translate into a champion or even a winner.

2020 101

We’ve made it easier to add work on weekends

Resource Guru

One of our fundamental goals with Resource Guru is to help keep workloads under control. Overallocation of work is toxic and expensive. It’s a major cause of project failure, staff burnout and employee churn. That’s why, unlike other software, we have clash management deep in our DNA.

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