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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let’s look at how to start the risk management process.

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How to avoid a Project

The Lazy Project Manager

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How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Scroll down for a mini video training on stakeholder prioritisation and engagement. You, dear readers, are facing some very difficult challenges in your teams right now.

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How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

Moira Alexander

When it comes to determining project scope, there are key elements, but also some additional things to factor in that just might make every stakeholder’s life much simpler and help avoid scope creep. First, in the planning stage develop a scope management plan, that outlines exactly how the scope of the project will be defined, verified and managed.

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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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Project Office relevance

Musings on Project Management

It's probably career limiting if you don't keep your project office relevant to your business Fair enough Tom Friedman has some advice along that line of thinking, which I paraphrase: Analyze -- seek out and take in data; reduce it to information; understand the importance and relevance to your operation; be able to find the needle routinely, not by exception Optimize -- avoid too-local. Project Management Project Value

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Staring at a spreadsheet for far too long

The Digital Project Manager

The post Staring at a spreadsheet for far too long appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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Most project sponsors regularly make this mistake

Ron Rosenhead

Not briefing their project managers effectively enough. How do I know? Project managers regularly tell me this is so and the stories they tell supports this. Take this comment from a recent project management course about a case study briefing. This is much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.”. These are words I have heard quite a number of times and he was referring to a case study which we use throughout the project management programme.

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NHL Vegas Golden Knights Hang on to First Place with OT Win Over San Jose

Brad Egeland

Jonathan Marchessault’s goal 1:21 into overtime broke a 4-4 tie as the Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-4 Friday at T-Mobile Arena to remain in first place in the Pacific Division. ​ Marchessault kept the 3-on-1 play alive and eventually jammed the puck past San Jose backup goaltender Aaron Dell. Will Karlsson scored twice, and James Neal and Shea Theodore also scored for the Knights.

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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.

Plans without resource control

Musings on Project Management

I've been involved in a frustrating project for a while now: My sponsor only understands fixed scope, price, and schedule All my resources work for 3rd parties The 3rd parties' interests only partially align with my sponsor's interests My sponsor can make no commitments of resources since the sponsor "owns" no resources My sponsor keeps asking for a project plan -- mostly, a project schedule Project Management

InLoox Best Practice (2): How to format your task descriptions


About the InLoox Best Practice series Each Best Practice article will give you a tip on how you can make the most out of InLoox. A lot of InLoox’s features can be used in many ways, which enables you to work more effectively and more efficiently.

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4 Essential Project Management Phases – The Complete Guide

Paymo App

If you’re a beginner in the field of project management and you’re looking for an easy way to structure your project management process, we’ve got the right guide that can help you manage your projects from start to finish.

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Organizational Culture and Hand Cream

Pawel Brodzinski

The other day we had a brief discussion at Lunar Logic on an idea that the company should provide hand cream for us. While normally we don’t really discuss such petty expenses, this time quite a few people got involved.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

7 Realistic Ways to Up Your Project Budget Management Skills

Function Point

7 Realistic Ways to Up Your Project Budget Management Skills. Having strong project budget management skills is crucial to the success of any agency. Subsequently, it’s something that keeps a lot of project managers up at night.

Embracing Diversity in Project Management


We are long past the times where our abilities of leadership or smarts were evaluated by gender, race or anything else rather than our abilities. However, every now and then stats from industry leaders surface and paint quite a different picture.

Work overload: an issue that your business can learn to work around

If we were to list the evils that bedevil the world as we know it, stress would undoubtedly rank close to the top. This symptom of psychological suffering or tension, which arises during our day-to-day activities, whether for personal or for work-related reasons is a mark of the contemporary world in which we live out […]. The post Work overload: an issue that your business can learn to work around appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Leadership

Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17


Awesome Leankor Moments from Dreamforce 17. Dreamforce 17 is another Salesforce conference that is now behind us but not easily forgotten.

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.

4 Reasons Why You Need a Project Management Tool


Do you feel like you’re wasting time, money and energy on repetitive tasks and manual data collection. Start saving right away by using a software solution that can help you centralize your collaboration, project and workload management, and hold your processes in line.

How to improve communication within your project team


How to improve communication within your project team and with your stakeholders. Project Management

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Episode 101: Mindfulness & Neuro-Myths

PM for the Masses

In today’s episode, we’re discuss thinking and its impact on self-leadership. Not only how thinking is the root of all of our success but also how our thinking gets in the way of the stuff that we want to do. John F. Kennedy once said “The great enemy of the truth is very often not […] In today’s episode, we’re discuss thinking and its impact on self-leadership.

Tailoring Your Communication: The Right Level of Detail for Different Types of Stakeholders

Project Insight

Communication is the key to project success. In project management, effective communication relies on an awareness of t. Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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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.

Working Effectively with Remote Teams Using SharePoint


One of the bigger shifts that have occurred in the modern workplace is the ability for team members to work remotely. With the internet, cloud storage, email, chat and video conferencing, and project management software, it has become incredibly easy for team members to “log on” and get work done from anywhere in the world. Remote working can be beneficial for employers and employees alike.

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Infographic: 5 ways to effectively manage shifting priorities


Infographic: 5 ways to effectively manage shifting priorities. Resource optimisation

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When to Estimate and When Estimates aren't Needed

Herding Cats

Paul Boos has a post about estimating and makes a case for the Principles of when NOT to estimate. This struck a cord around a bigger topic - the inversion of estimating. When should we NOT estimate? What business decision making conditions could be in place where we don't have to estimate the outcomes of our decision in the presence of uncertainty? Let’s start with the definition of a principle.

6 Things PRINCE2 Certified Project Managers Should Do Every Day


Projects are often very complex endeavours, but PRINCE2 is a project management method proven to deliver them successfully. Projects can vary greatly in their nature. The activities carried out by the project manager at any one time can be quite diverse. They depend on the exact nature of the project and where it is in its lifecycle. However, there are certain common activities that a PRINCE2 Certified Project Manager will carry out almost every day.

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.

This Thanksgiving, Take Time for Gratitude


Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful! During good times and in tough times, I find gratitude is one of the most powerful tools we have to make a change in our family, our workplace, and the world. It all starts at home. When my children were young, as we sat down for dinner, we started a tradition of saying one thing we were grateful for each day.

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Infographic: How to improve your Project Administration


Infographic: How to improve your Project Administration. An infographic with tips to improve your project administration and help you achieve an on-going workflow that keeps you at your most productive. Project Management

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Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

Requirements, as traditionally used, are a separation tool. To separate the "thinkers" from the "doers". In software this is a HUGE mistake! This conjecture is a fallacy. The purpose of requirements elicitation, use, and implementation of the requirement that result in outcomes is to ensure that an organization and, all its participants, have a shared understanding of the needs and expectations of those work outcomes in the form of business, technical, and operational Capabilities.

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How Marketing Agencies Stay Productive: JJ Mathewson of Ruckus

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature JJ Mathewson, Director of New Accounts at Ruckus. Ruckus is a full-service digital agency specializing in web design, app development, b

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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.