Sat.Mar 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 29, 2019

How To Present To Project Executives

Girl's Guide to PM

Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy. In this piece, Leigh talks about how to tailor your presentations for C-suite level executives. As you grow in your project management career, you’ll be called upon to make various presentations. However not all presentations are the same.

How hidden are your hurdles?

Kiron Bondale

My article last week discussed the need for team members to act with responsible transparency. Each team member requires discipline and wisdom to judge when an issue preventing them from completing their work items can be resolved quickly without the need for broader communication or escalation.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for ProjectManager.com. Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability.

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: Scrum master, product owner and Scrum team members. Scrum master defined.

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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?

15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

You want to get some professional development time on your calendar. But the budget is tight. Your manager says there isn’t a lot of money to spend on career development activities. And frankly, you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to it either.

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7 Employee Engagement Ideas to Improve Office Culture

ProjectManager.com

The race to acquire top talent across industries further intensifies as the business world becomes more complex and intricate, and unique companies continue to create innovative and ground-breaking products. Acquiring top talent is just half the battle, however.

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Can you beat a checklist?

Musings on Project Management

Can anyone image doing serious risk management without a checklist? The answer, of course, is No. or, it should be!) Actually, any procedural management can benefit from a checklist. There's been whole books written about checklists. In fact, one of the more prominent books -- "The Checklist Manefesto" by Dr. A. Gawande -- entitles Chapter 1: "The Problem of Extreme Complexity", Project Management

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Free Project Status Report Template

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are involved in any kind of project, you’ll know that project sponsors want to see regular reports. Today I’ve got something for you to make your life a bit easier!

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What am I Worth in the Current PM Market?

Arras People

On the 21st March Arras People attended Project Challenge in London with John Thorpe being invited to speak at the exhibition.

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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.

How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. This will drive many aspects of the team’s behavior throughout the project.

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10 Simple Ways to Thank Your Project Team

Project Risk Coach

Your project team has just completed a major project or hit a significant milestone. The team members have worked hard and put in the extra hours to bring in another successful project. So, how do you thank your project team? What ways will you let them know you care?

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Two Technologies that Could Regenerate Our Planet

Green Project Management

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ” Desmond Tutu With all the conflicts and problems and noise these days it is healthy to dream about how better our future will be.

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Agile for Project Managers: an analogy

Musings on Project Management

It's been a few years since I wrote the material for the presentation below, but I find it timeless. It's all about an analogy It's all about how a self-directed team working on a mission of top-down importance and specification -- these imperatives coming from executive leaders -- get the job down sufficiently well (in Agile speak: well enough) to succeed. Agile for project managers - agile

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Quick Tips For Managing Client Relationships

The Digital Project Manager

The post Quick Tips For Managing Client Relationships appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

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Navigate Team Communication Like a Genderlect Pro

LiquidPlanner

In my previous post, we looked at Deborah Tannen’s work on genderlect and why women and men often misunderstand each other.

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The Top Two Reasons Agile Fails

Leading Agile

Everybody’s on board, so why isn’t Agile working as it should? Understand the top two reasons Agile fails and what you can do about it with our CEO, Mike Cottmeyer. Video Transcript. The challenge with dependencies is that dependencies reduce Agility. Period.

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10 Manager Tools That Will Make Your Job Way Easier

Teamweek

A construction worker carries a tool belt to ensure he or she has the necessary piece of equipment ready at a moment’s notice. A surgeon has a large tray of operating utensils fully prepared to solve any problem that could arise during a surgical procedure.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

What is The Cone of Uncertainty? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Cone of Uncertainty is a helpful way to understand the evolution of your project. So, What is the Cone of Uncertainty? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. This video is safe for viewing in the workplace.

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Resist Business B.S.—How Can We Rebel (and Get Credit for Being Brilliant)?

LiquidPlanner

In my previous article , we discussed how strategic intent answers Why? , how strategic objectives answer What? , and how tactics answer How? The trouble comes when strategic objectives and executional tactics are developed without answering the Why question first.

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What Is the Eisenhower Matrix? How to Use It to Be More Productive?

nTask

Stephanie is a hard worker when it comes to her professional responsibilities. Pushing through the day, she makes sure she gets done what she’s expected to, often more.

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Roadmapping: An Essential Planning Practice to Deliver Outcomes

Planview

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Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

The PMI’s Agile Practice Guide: What You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

In September 2017, the PMI published the Agile Practice Guide, in collaboration with Agile Alliance. Is the Guide part of core Project Management knowledge? The post The PMI’s Agile Practice Guide: What You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management PMBoK & PMP Agile CAPM PMBoK PMI PMI-ACP PMP

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Make Team Meetings Great Again: 10 Solutions to Your Biggest Meeting Problems

Teamweek

You woke up early this morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day’s workload. With a stop by the local bakery for a breakfast pastry, you can already feel your creative juices flowing for a productive day at the office.

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MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide

MindGenius

MindGenius Online: Quick Start Guide. MindGenius Online has thousands of possible uses within an organization to help individuals and teams to plan more thoroughly, stay on track and get the right things done on time. Here’s a quick start guide for the key features.

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System of Delivery vs. System of Transformation

Leading Agile

When people talk about Agile, they often talk about the approach they are taking: Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, SAFe, LeSS, DAD, Nexus, etc.

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

How to Stay Productive With An Irregular (Even Unpredictable) Schedule

Trello

There’s a lot of content out there about productivity. Productivity

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9 Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs To Tackle The Clock

Proofhub

9 Super Easy Time Management Tips For Entrepreneurs To Tackle The Clock Entrepreneurship tests many personal and professional skills.

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Difference Between Qualitative And Quantitative Risk Analysis

PM by PM

There are many Project Management (PM) terms, which are slightly confusing and difficult to understand. Qualitative Risk Analysis and Quantitative Risk Analysis are two such confusing terms. I have written this article to distinguish and differentiate between these terms.

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