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Staring at a spreadsheet for far too long

The Digital 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.

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.

400 Life Lessons From TimeCamp’s CEO


Today TimeCamp presents a special article. 400 Life Lessons From TimeCamp’s CEO. We are proud and happy to share them with our readers and customers, and reveal some of our secrets. Take a sit, make a cup of coffee and indulge yourself in this long! but an intriguing list.

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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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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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.

The ESP connection

The Lazy Project Manager

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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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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.

Why You Should Be Grateful At Work?


Thanksgiving is over, turkey is gone, our few words of thankfulness disappear into the aether and our life comes back to normality again. Black Friday comes and we dive into the shopping adventure wanting to get more, forgetting these few words we said the day before.

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Uber - It Doesn't Pay to CoverbUp a Hack Even if You Pay

Brad Egeland

Uber may be run by idiots. It doesn't pay to cover up a hack even if you pay. Uber was hacked in Oct 2016 - 57 million customer records were breached, tweet fires their CSO and paid hackers $100k to delete the hacked data, and now are.

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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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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10 Qualities That Will Make You a Great Leader – Number 5 Will Surprise You!


Being a leader, either a Product or Project Manager, head of the department, or a company’s CEO requires specific and strong skills. Not everybody can be a leader.

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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.

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

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.

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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How To Overcome Laziness? Follow These Simple Tips!


For the whole week, I was collecting ideas on what tricks could be used during the battle. And believe me, there are really plenty of them! The problem is that unless you understand the nature of your opponent, they will be less effective than fighting with this mysterious knowledge.

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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Infographic: 5 ways to effectively manage shifting priorities


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

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

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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Agile Management Excel Template


Project management, especially agile management is a challenging enterprise. And when it comes to monitoring team’s effectiveness, it poses even more obstacles. Managing a group of employees is easier said than done. To help you, we prepared a special tool.

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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.

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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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

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

Free Time Keeping Software


Monitoring time and gathering all the reference data has become extremely popular over past couple years. Many employees, project managers, or even individuals want to keep track of work and have the ability to go through the time reports whenever it is needed.

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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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.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.