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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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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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.

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.

2017 180

80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

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!

Taxing Times for Project Management Practitioners in the Public Sector

Arras People

The recent introduction of the updated Off-Payroll Workers (IR35) legislation for the Public sector which became law on the 6 th April 2017 has caused much consternation for many project management practitioners involved in the supply of day rate labour.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Getting To Know The Objectives Of Portfolio Management

Project-Management.pm

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?

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

“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.

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

TimeCamp

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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Is Your Team Wasting Everyone’s Time?

LiquidPlanner

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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Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity

amium

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?

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.

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.

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BEST TASK PLANNING SOFTWARE

TimeCamp

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 […].

April Product Update: Improved Reporting and Recording Functionality

LiquidPlanner

In the world of project management, data is key. However, measuring and tracking the right information from project kickoff all the way to delivery is never an easy feat.

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Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

How to get Fired at the C-level goes beyond the constraints of a book.

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.

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?

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

amium

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?!

How Millennials are Changing the Leadership Paradigm

Celoxis

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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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.

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.

10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 9/4/2017

TimeCamp

Another week comes with the most favorite from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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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.

Celoxis Introduces Single Sign-On (SSO)

Celoxis

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.

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.

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.