Sat.Apr 08, 2017 - Fri.Apr 14, 2017

What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year. The last change, in 2009, had quite a big overhaul, but what about this one?

How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of little league baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals.

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5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better

The Digital Project Manager

As digital project managers, much of our work is about successful communication. Handling difficult conversations well can put a stop to poor team performance, financial. The post 5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

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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40+ Resources To Help You Find the Ideal Remote Location Jobs!


The internet is full of the opportunities for people who want to work remotely. A few years ago it was unthinkable to do the job sitting in front of the computer on the comfy couch at home, with a cup of coffee and a dog behind you. There are many marketplaces that provide the remote […].

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Getting To Know The Objectives Of Portfolio Management

Portfolio management has so many advantages. And with that being said, more and more organizations in the business industry benefit from it. From project success to reaching the business objectives, portfolio management is a key player for organizations. But what does portfolio management want to achieve? Sure, you have all the advantages and functions, but why does portfolio management exist in the first place?

Project Management Life Cycle


No matter what methodology you use, it should include all the stages of an average project life cycle. The project life cycle defines the beginning and the end of a project, including the work that should be done in each phase and the people who should be involved in it.

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers


Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? The internet, of course!

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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



There are certain measures to be taken if a business is to be thriving and the risk of its failure mitigated. Some people consider the idea in the core of a project to be a key question which needs to be kept in one’s mind. Others believe it to be finances. All of them are […].

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

“If a profession is to sharpen its skills, to develop new skills and applications, and to gain increasing respect and credibility, then theory and practice must be closely related” – Martin Shub.

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. Although I am guilty of using ‘plan’ and ‘Gantt chart’ interchangeably. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. Be pragmatic though.

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How are projects approved in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

I travel a lot and see many companies trying and deliver major changes through project and programme management. There are sometimes problems with this: there are often too many projects on the go within the business with resources thinly stretched.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

To Hunt Down a Clockwork Cockroach – Best Bug Tracking Software!


What is your first association with the word ”bug”? Nature, right? At this very moment, you probably have the picture of insects of all sort in your mind, pretty like a ladybird or revolting like a flesh fly, those useful to the environment and those which are not. However, there is also a different type […]. Project Management Best Bug Tracking Software bug tracking bugzilla Jira lean testing mantis planio project management stryka usersnap

Some Dark Sides to Agile

Herding Cats

I work agile programs that are subject to FAR 34.2 and DFARS 234.2 These are Software Intensive System of Systems, starting ar $20M and going much larger. Many are household names in the space and defense business.

Is Your Team Wasting Everyone’s Time?


What happens when uncertainty and risk are poorly handled during a project? Almost always, it results in missed deadlines, wasted time, and unhappy stakeholders. I once took over a project that did not have requirements documents.

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3 Key Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement

Fix my Project Chaos

As part of the Stakeholder Engagement Series to celebrate the launch of our new eCourse which is now available on our website, I recently interviewed Naomi Caietti about the important topic of stakeholder engagement.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Celoxis Introduces Single Sign-On (SSO)


Are you finding it hard to remember multiple passwords for all your apps? We do too! With an increasing number of essential applications required to execute daily work activities, it is hard and time-consuming to remember multiple login credentials. With our latest single sign-on (SSO) feature, Celoxis users need not remember yet another password to access their projects and tasks on desktops, smartphones or tablets.

Planning is King

Herding Cats

There has been lots of buzz in the project management space lately about the benefits of planning. Planning is one of the Five Immutable Principles of project success. Planning tells us, in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers, what Done looks like. No Plan?

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. Although I am guilty of using ‘plan’ and ‘Gantt chart’ interchangeably. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan. Be pragmatic though.

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Leading change. Kotter

Musings on Project Management

John P. Kotter is a change guy. I've been going through his 1996 classic "Leading Change" Here's my take: it's a good book, but a little long on the narrative since the essentials are right up front: 8 leadership steps towards change management. Now, admittedly, this is more aimed at the business readiness swim lane, and the foreplay necessary to get the business and the customer ready, change

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

How Millennials are Changing the Leadership Paradigm


Let’s face it, Millennials are taking over the world. According to a study by PWC, millennials will make up an estimated 50% of the workforce by 2020. Some of the most profitable and disruptive companies today, such as Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb are led by millennial leaders. A lot is being discussed about millennial leadership styles and rightly so; after all the next decade is going to see a lot of millennials move into leadership positions.

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Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. There seems little in the way of shared principles, when in fact, there is a great deal of sharing of principles. I work in a domain where systems are engineered for the customer. These systems fall into the Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) category.

Our Favorite Time-Saving, Productivity-Boosting Tools at LiquidPlanner


I’ll be the first to admit: I’m quite technologically-averse, especially for a millennial who works for a SaaS company. I can count the number of apps I use regularly on one hand. I copy my husband’s digital grocery list to paper before I head to the store.

Content-Centric: The New School of Collaboration Tools. Wait… What?


I wanted to write a blog to share all of the details of our upcoming webinar — Content-Centric: The New School of Collaboration Tools — but then I realized I should probably back up and explain what in the world we mean by content-centric collaboration?!

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet). Cost and plans: Free plan (for one user only) then monthly subscriptions from $4.99 per month and costs go down if you scale with more users and more functionality.

Book of the Month

Herding Cats

I've been working in the probabilistic estimating business for a decade or two. . One of the seminal books that started it all is Short-Term Forecasting. This is the basis of Box-Jenkins and Mr. Jenkins quote that is universally misquoted by most people in the Agile community. All Models are Wrong, Some Models are Useful. As well - of course - is the nonsense that Forecasts are not estimates, popularized by #NoEstimates advocates.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Conferences

Project Bliss

You may think that the only benefits of attending conferences are to gain new knowledge on an area specific to your job title and earning professional certification credits. But there are other benefits of attending conferences that you may not have considered.

Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity


What is Collaborative Marketing? The term “collaborative marketing” might sound new, but the concept has been around—and used successfully—for a long time. What is it? And why would you do it?

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.