Sat.Jun 15, 2019 - Fri.Jun 21, 2019

How to Write SMART Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

What is the role of the project manager? The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) says, "The project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives (my italics)."

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5 Steps To Survive The Tidal Waves of Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

If you do any job for long enough, you’ll definitely weather a few storms. Project. The post 5 Steps To Survive The Tidal Waves of Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

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How to Create the Most Compelling Project Dashboard

Workamajig

A project dashboard gives you exceptional insight into your project’s status. Learn how to create your own project management dashboard in this post. Do you know exactly how your projects are doing right now? Can you tell which tasks are delayed and which are ahead of schedule?

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The perils of over proactivity

Kiron Bondale

At the start of our vacation, we had one stop en route to our final destination. We were supposed to have a two hour layover, but after landing we learned that our outbound flight would be delayed by another hour.

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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.

Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Great ideas remain beautiful hypotheticals if there isn’t a way to implement them. Think of the idea as the inspiration, and the organization of that idea as the work required to actualize it.

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Understood. misunderstood

Musings on Project Management

The blog at herdingcats provided this little bit of wit: Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood. William Howard Taft Taft has a good point there: Not only to be understood (meaning + context) But to not be misunderstood (meaning + context + motivations or expectations) Not so fast! It's often not that simple. You want not to be misunderstood communication Quotations

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Book Review: A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “ A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

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10 Office Etiquette Tips to Swear By

ProjectManager.com

Office etiquette might sound like an old-fashioned concept, and perhaps it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s antiquated. Good manners have a purpose. They provide a social roadmap and foster a culture of respect where people on the job can get along better.

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Client Success: DIGARC Improves Utilization by 20% With Mavenlink

MavenLink

DIGARC is a software company dedicated to solving issues that plague higher education through their solutions. Find out how Mavenlink helped DIGARC improve their business processes, leading to improved utilization rates and increased on-budget project delivery. About DIGARC.

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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.

Manage the white space

Musings on Project Management

You've got a team to manage; until you don't Keeping the team together promotes cohesiveness, intra-team loyalties, and productivity (no investment required to introduce new players and relationships). But, if there's too much slack -- i.e. downtime or "whitespace" -- you might lose your team. But, keeping you team begs the question: How to keep everyone busy all the time so as to fend off. Project Management Teamwork

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Followup is the Most Important Part of Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

All project meetings you call are important and often it's the best and fastest way to disseminate that critical project info to all necessary stakeholders.

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7 Backlog Grooming Tips for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Whether you call it backlog refinement or backlog grooming, it’s a crucial task for product managers and their teams. There is always going to be a backlog, but not all items on that backlog are equal.

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Project Management for Managers: What You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a core skill for anyone in a managerial role. But what do managers need to know about project management? The post Project Management for Managers: What You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Effective Project Manager

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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.

Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge. Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs.

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Reputation is a Fragile Thing

Brad Egeland

As you may have noticed, I often like to use a rock and roll theme. This time I’m borrowing a line from one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs. You’re only as good as your last project…or at least your last few projects.

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The Top 6 Pressures Facing Services Firms Blog Series: Expectations of Greater Transparency

MavenLink

The services industry is experiencing new types of pressures that are changing businesses around the world. In this blog series, we will examine the six major pressures facing services firms today, their causes, and how you can successfully respond.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments.

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.

6 More Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes | Video

Online PM Courses

Video: 6 Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes. Six short, sharp, easy things you can do that will have big results in improving your project outcomes. The post 6 More Project Management Hacks in 3 Minutes | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Why Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

Everyone has failed projects. We start big and hope for the best – kicking off the bright new project, only to run into problems along the way and the, sometimes 4-5 times out of 10 according to many surveys, something happens that either kills the project or ensures that it won't be considered much of a success by throwing it way off the timeline, budget or quality delivery. Or perhaps we just lose the customer's confidence and satisfaction level along the way.

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Why You Need a Break and How to Take One | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Want to avoid burnout? Consider this your invitation to take a break—and to do it in a way that will improve your happiness, productivity, and longevity

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Let’s Rewrite the PMBOK

Leading Answers

Phew, the wait is over! I have been wanting to talk about this for what seems like ages and now the official announcement is out! If  If you have ever been frustrated by the PMBOK Guide now here’s your chance to fix it.

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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.

Ask a PM: How to Avoid Your Own Burnout When Your Team Doesn’t Pull Its Weight

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: There are people in my team who don’t pull their weight. They don’t deliver what they say they will, and they don’t seem committed to the goals of the project. I need them to step up and do what’s required, but I can’t seem to make that happen. Instead, rather than let them derail the project, I find myself doing extra work (their work) to keep the project on track. I know that I’m burning out.

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External Penetration Testing and Internal Security Testing

Brad Egeland

In the world of information technology (IT) security, one of the most important functions that can be performed is testing the security controls that have been put into place. These tests are conducted from two points of view: internal and external.

2019 107

How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. When digitizing production and investing in digital factories , companies expect a considerable increase in efficiency.

2019 83

A Brief Guide to Project Cycle Management and Its Phases

Workep

Project cycle management is a term you may have heard, but do you really know what this approach to project management is? Read on for a brief introduction to the project cycle management approach and how to manage each of its phases in your projects. Project management

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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.

Benefits of Using Gantt Charts: Project Managers Share Their Experience

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps thousands of individuals and teams manage their tasks, deadlines, resources, and costs. Great for communication and collaboration on a project. Try GanttPRO […].

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Big Data and Risk Management

Brad Egeland

The Big Data age is finally here. Information is currently available in unbelievable proportions measured in what is globally known as zettabytes (ZB). One zettabyte represents a billion terabytes. The incredible thing is that the information proportion is still growing exceptionally. In fact, the IDC revealed that global data would increase from 23ZB in 2017 to 174 Zettabytes by 2025.

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Productivity Articles: The Summer Is Comming! 17/6/19

TimeCamp

Your weekly dose of Productivity Articles is here! What’s the idea behind our weekly Productivity

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