Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

Project Prioritization Process: 5 Strategies to Prioritize Your Projects

GoSkills

How do you decide what to prioritize to get the best outcomes from your projects? Let’s take a look at how a project prioritization process works, and why you need one. . Project Management

8 Truths About Gantt Charts that Every PM Should Know

Project Management Hacks

Project management as a sphere is pacing rapidly. According to the Project Management Institute, by 2027 almost 90 million individuals will be in demand for new project management-oriented roles.

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Songs for when you are in a project management state of mind

Kiron Bondale

As a teenager who had an eclectic taste in music, one of my hobbies was attempting to create the perfect mix tape to fit the theme of different activities I would do such as studying, working out or just relaxing. So how about project management? To quote Barney Stinson: “Challenge accepted!”

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How to Be a Better Listener

ProjectManager.com

Are you listening? You better be! It’s a cornerstone of communications at work, in projects and in life. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to be a better listener. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Be a Better Listener.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Project Management Q&A: How to Hire a Project Manager for the First Time

Arras People

The nature of what we do has changed significantly and we find ourselves needing to recruit a project manager for the first time. What should we be looking for in terms of the calibre of project manager and should we, for example, develop internally or recruit externally?

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Projectors, We need rethink a few things.

Green Project Management

“The true definition of a project, according to modern acceptation, is, as is said before, a vast undertaking, too big to be managed, and therefore likely enough to come to nothing.” – Daniel Defoe, An Essay upon Projects (1697) This is one of my favorite quotes for a couple reasons. One being that it is […]. The post Projectors, We need rethink a few things. appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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7 Must-Haves for Every Product Manager Resume

ProjectManager.com

A product manager often wears many hats. For starters, a product manager is tasked with leading a cross-functional team that develops or improves a product, while dictating its strategy, roadmap and features. But that’s not all.

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Project Management Q&A: Hiring the Right Person First Time

Arras People

As the hiring manager, how do I “ensure” that more often than not I get the right person for the role first time of asking? What a great question and I’m sure if we could crack this one all our lives would be much easier!

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10 ALM Tools To Deliver Better Projects

The Digital Project Manager

Easily compare the best ALM tools (Application Lifecycle Management tools) and get expert criteria to help you choose the right ALM software for your organization. The post 10 ALM Tools To Deliver Better Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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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.

25 Amazing Quotes to Inspire You During Tough Times

Project Bliss

I’ve been writing a lot lately about problem-solving skills. These are great ways to grow your skill set, and a perfect skill to make you more valuable in the workplace. Problems are going to arise no matter where you are in your career.

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Essentials & New Ideas for an Effective Sprint Retrospective

ProjectManager.com

Retrospection is key to understanding and self-awareness. At work, and in life, it’s important to take time to reflect and evaluate our progress , so we can better understand our motivations, our goals and our environment.

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How to Become the Most Compelling Project Manager You Will Ever Know

Project Risk Coach

Every project is a story. Projects begin and end. Plots and subplots abound. Interesting characters interact and react, with good and evil motives. Are you a compelling project manager who commands the ship? 10 Attributes of a Compelling Project Manager Some project managers act in boring and predictable manners. Others capture and hold your attention. You can't wait to see the next chapter.

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Giveaway! Essential Documents

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management creates a lot of documents — let’s not pretend it doesn’t. However, you don’t need ALL the documents to do your projects. Pick and choose the templates that work best for your project. Finding the right templates can sometimes be overwhelming. If you’re searching online for project document templates, it’s hard to know if you are finding quality files or things that will be relevant to your projects.

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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.

Buy My Latest Book Please - “A Real World Project Manager’s Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Was $4.99. now just $2.99 for a limited time. PDF eBook "A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project." A practical guide to manage a project from end to end along with personal experiences from the author and some extra best practices tips.

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The Importance of Customer Development for Startups

ProjectManager.com

Is customer development important? The short answer is yes, of course! No business can survive without a loyal customer base that uses its product or service. But customer development is more than just a customer base.

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How To Be More Productive At Work With No Effort

The Digital Project Manager

We all want to be more productive at work—but what are the secrets to being. The post How To Be More Productive At Work With No Effort appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Hacks & Productivity Time Management

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Jack or Jill?

Musings on Project Management

A study I read about started this way: Draw a picture of an effective leader Almost without exception, the picture was of a man. Ooops: what about the lady leaders? There's certainly no lack of role models in both politics and business, from Angela Merkel -- Chancellor of Germany -- to Mary Barra -- CEO of General Motors Another study had people listen in to a business meeting where. leadership

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated

LiquidPlanner

Remote working has become the norm in the modern world of work, with digital technology enabling members of teams in different locations and different time zones to work together on the same project.

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Mavenlink Compared Favorably to Asana and Wrike by CIO

MavenLink

CIO recently published an in-depth comparison of the project management solutions offered by Mavenlink, Asana, and Wrike. The publication compared features, company information, UI focus, integration capabilities, and the overall pros and cons of each solution.

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The Best Bug Tracking Tools To Identify, Track And Fix Issues Faster

The Digital Project Manager

Bug and issue trackers help you identify, track, and fix issues with your site—discover the best bug tracking tools and get expert criteria to choose the right one for your team. The post The Best Bug Tracking Tools To Identify, Track And Fix Issues Faster appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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It's a bell shape, unless it's not

Musings on Project Management

Jurgen Appelo is, by his own description, "a Dutch guy" who is somewhat of a humorist, an illustrator, and a proponent of Agile. He also writes a lot about complexity, and the effects of complexity on systems and projects. In his posting, "The Normal Fallacy", Appelo takes on both misconceptions and lazy thinking, and reinforces the danger of thinking everything has a 'regression to the mean risk Statistics

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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.

Earned Value Primer: The Basics of EVM

Online PM Courses

How best to monitor and report on the performance of your projects and predict their future performance? Earned Value Management (EVM). The post Earned Value Primer: The Basics of EVM appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Roadmapping and Budgeting with Rapid Estimation

Leading Agile

Organizations tend to do strategy top down and they tend to do that uninformed about organizational capacity and dependencies. A primary cause of an organization’s lack of predictability, lack of quality, all the problems they have, is the inability to balance capacity and demand.

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DPM Podcast: Project Management & The New Business Process (With Peter Levitan)

The Digital Project Manager

How to win better projects for your agency? In this podcast, agency growth consultant Peter Levitan talks about how project managers can work better with sales to win more projects your agency can successful deliver. The post DPM Podcast: Project Management & The New Business Process (With Peter Levitan) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Poor Requirements Can Triple the Length of the Project

Brad Egeland

Requirements are the lifeblood of the project. Period. And bad requirements or missing requirements can triple the length of the project. Worse, they can kill a project altogether due to time or budget (or both) issues. I just had a simple home project for my wife go south because I failed to get the requirements fully defined before starting. I thought I had everything right, but I made some assumptions without asking certain questions.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

How to Deal with a Disconnect Between Teams

LiquidPlanner

I once worked as a business development manager for a startup. As someone who was responsible for new projects, I was very much client facing and interacted with many different departments to ensure project success. One of these departments was the software development team.

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Objectives and Key Results: How to Set and Manage Goals with OKR

Inloox

OKR – A Goal Setting Framework OKR stands for "Objectives and Key Results" It is a management method that is currently becoming increasingly popular with large companies such as Google, Twitter and Zalando.

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What is a Gantt Chart? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Gantt Chart is pretty much the poster-child for Project Management. When most people think of project management, it’s a Gantt Chart they see in their mind’s eye. So, what is a Gantt Chart? and who invented it? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.

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