Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Put your theory and tools aside for a minute: Here’s something that everyone should know about how agile actually works in the real world. The post What Everyone Should Know About Running Agile Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile

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Plan Do Check Act – PDCA Cycle for Continuous Improvement

Project Bliss

The PDCA Cycle is an easy-to-understand, repeatable approach for working toward continuous improvement. Teams and organizations are constantly striving to find better ways of working. Many organizations have to do more with less – whether it be fewer people or less money.

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12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

"Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time. I'd like to give a few brief reasons why project managers struggle with small projects. Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom."

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9 SEO Experts Offer Their Best SEO Tips

Are you tired of chasing every new search engine optimization (SEO) tactic that’s shared on marketing blogs? I am too. So, I reached out to nine SEO experts that I admire and asked them for their best SEO tips.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve outlined several change management tools and their features to help you decide what change management software best addresses your business needs. The post 10 Of The Best Change Management Tools of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Decisions on auto-pilot

Musings on Project Management

[Some decision analysis'] have been going on for long enough that they've built up their own speed and force. We call them decisions, but they really aren't. They are] the sum of so many previous events and determinations that they have a weight that feels like a layer of time David Ignatius. "We We call them decisions but they really aren't". The worst variety of such auto-pilot decisions. decision leadership

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments.


What Is Saviom? Detailed EPPM Software Overview & Explanation Of Features

The Digital Project Manager

What is Saviom software, and what does it do? Read on to discover how this. The post What Is Saviom? Detailed EPPM Software Overview & Explanation Of Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling

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What Can Monty Python and the Holy Grail Teach Us About Project Management? Find Out Here

Brad Egeland

What can Monty Python and the Holy Grail teach us about project management? There are 5. no 6 things to be exact. I will tell you what they are in an upcoming article on the APM site. Stay tuned for a go-live link posted here

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

"Open" risk management

Musings on Project Management

To be open Every text and paper I've read describes risk management like many other project processes: open, transparent, available to any on the project team. Risks are identified, evaluated, ranked, made subject to some form of risk reduction paradigm; and everyone is made aware. Oh, but if it only were! Most of us can handle the text book process. It's more will than capability But, on. Risk Management

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How to Make a Company Retreat Unforgettable (with Location Examples)

The business obsession with the bottom line, making more profits quarter after quarter, often neglects a fundamental aspect of productivity: downtime. Working is like exercise, if you keep working the same muscles nonstop, you’ll be too exhausted to get strong and healthy.

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What Is FunctionFox? Overview Of The Project Management Software For Creatives

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is FunctionFox? Overview Of The Project Management Software For Creatives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling Tools Time Tracking Sponsored

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What are RAID, CAD, and DCARI? | Video

Online PM Courses

Defining your project is a vital task. And there are a lot of things to remember. Fortunately, we have some handy acronyms: RAID, CAD, and DCARI. You may find them helpful - or you may have heard them, and wondered what they mean. The post What are RAID, CAD, and DCARI?

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Who calls anymore?

Musings on Project Management

Who calls anymore? Some, but many fewer than before. unless it's a robo call It's surely not news that a lot of business communication has moved to the text and email. Fair enough But, that leaves much more communication open loop and unacknowledged than is/was the case with the telephone call. That may not end well. Such open loop communications violates basic control-loop theory. To wit Project Management

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Business Analyst = Cybersecurity Expert

Brad Egeland

Ok, this may be a stretch to say “cybersecurity expert”, but I got your attention, didn't I?

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The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data

The Digital Project Manager

Learn the types of business intelligence tools for your projects and agency teams. Then, get started with my top BI tools list, overviews, and answers to FAQ. The post The Best Business Intelligence Tools of 2019 To Get Insight From Your Data appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Task Management Systems


Task management is an essential part of project management, yet remains largely ignored and understudied. This guide will show you the right process for managing tasks in projects big and small. To manage projects is to manage tasks.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

How To Be The Remote Employee That Proves The Stereotypes Aren’t True


The verdict’s in: Your boss approved your request to work remotely full-time. Congratulations! ??You’re You’re no longer tied to the geographical location of your office. Productivity

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What Does the Future of AI Progress Mean for Humans - is 2050 the End Game?

Brad Egeland

This is scary, but all too likely - possibly as early as 2050. Do we need to slow AI progress as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warned, but to what extent? And is it too late? Watch - do you agree? Why or why not? Click on the image above or the link below. link] ​

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DPM Podcast: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts (Tucker Sauer-Pivonka)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Switching from Waterfall to Duration & Price Contracts (Tucker Sauer-Pivonka) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile DPM Podcast

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21 Free Project Management Reports to Boost Your Knowledge

Online PM Courses

How do you feed your Continuing Professional Development? Free Project Management reports offer solid, in-depth knowledge at no cost. The post 21 Free Project Management Reports to Boost Your Knowledge appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Best of. Project Management Career

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

The Top Four Project Management Books for Project Leaders to Read this Summer

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Every day we try to put our best foot forward so we can come closer to realising our career goals. We identify the tasks that need to be accomplished, schedule meetings, and set time in the day to prepare all the reports required.

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Global Artificial Intelligence Talent Report

Brad Egeland

The demand for AI experts has grown exponentially over the last few years. As companies increasingly adopt AI solutions for their businesses, the need for highly experienced, PhD-educated, and technically-adept talent shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

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Roadmapping Within the Context of the Product Strategy

Leading Agile

Subdividing the work into tasks is the wrong way to go about it when you’re trying to provide iterative and incremental value to your organization and/or the user. Watch this video to learn about the impact this could have on your Product Strategy. Video Transcript. When I start with the Epic.

How to Fix a Troubled Project by Falling Back on the Fundamentals


According to the Standish Group’s 2015 Chaos Report , I have a 64-percent chance of guessing you’ve been on a challenged or failed software project.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Easy Projects Named Leader in G2 Summer 2019 Project Management Software Report


Toronto,ON (June 26th, 2019) — Easy Projects, an enterprise work and project management software platform is featured on G2’s Summer 2019 Grid Report as best in class Project Management Software, topping multiple categories.

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Home Hacks Series of Articles Coming Up

Brad Egeland

Everyone! Do I have your attention? Ok, can I have your attention. please? After almost 10 years of just writing about tech and project management related topics, I am venturing out into tips for doing things differently and perhaps more wisely around the house and yard.

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Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding


This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading part one first, “ What is Lean Portfolio Management ,” which you can find here .

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