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How much do digital project managers make? A digital project manager salary overview

The Digital Project Manager

How much do digital project managers earn? What’s a typical digital project manager salary? And while we’re asking, what are the average salaries for a. The post How much do digital project managers make?

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What abilities can project managers learn from the X-Men?

Kiron Bondale

This is the opening weekend of Logan , the last X-Men film featuring Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart in their respective roles as Wolverine and Professor Xavier. In honor of their farewell performances which skills might we wish to adopt from the mutants?

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The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

Thanks again to everyone who took my stakeholder management survey at the end of last year. It’s been insightful reading through the challenges you have engaging people on your projects. Here’s what we found out…. Why Do You Do Stakeholder Management?

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Reasons to Switch from MS Excel to Project Management Software


INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Reasons to Switch from MS Excel to Project Management Software. best practices infographic PPM Project Management celoxis ms excel Online project management tool project management project management software web based project management software

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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Total Workforce Management System


The terms “Workforce management”, and especially “total workforce management system” are not very popular. However, their definition does not differ much from project management – it’s just a bit wider.

When is an MVP *not* an MVP?

The Clever PM

For a term that’s so well-established in our profession and so widely used, it always surprises me when people abuse and misuse the concept of Minimum Viable Product (or “MVP”). It seems like such a fundamentally simple and clear concept, but often in practice it gets all wrapped up around the axles of internal struggles, until […]. Product Management Agile Definitions MVP PM Uncertainty

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Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.)


Project Management Methodology Guide by the European Commission

The Project Management Methodology Guide was recently released by the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) of the European Commission. What Is The Mission Of The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) ? The aim of the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) is to provide the European Commission and the EU institutions with high quality Project Management infrastructure, support and consulting services.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Magnificent 7 Time Tracking Apps for Android!


Android – a mobile operating system developed by Google, used primarily on smartphones and tablets, is probably the most popular software of this type in the world. Or perhaps having a constant competition for the first place with iOS from Apple.

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager


. Did you wake up one morning and say to yourself, “I want to become a project portfolio manager!” but have no idea where to begin? . If you did, you’ve come to the right place.

Introducing Ground Control Conference: April 21, 2017 – London

Brett Harned

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that I've been working with the fine team at White October Events to produce a brand new conference for people who lead digital projects. Ground Control Conference will take place on April 21, 2017 in my favorite city in the world, London. And, we'll host a set of pre-conference workshops […]. conferences event

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How to Establish a PMO In Five Ways?

As the business industry evolves, organizations are looking for ways to keep up with the changes, creating new projects and establishing solutions and innovation to secure their foundation among existing organizations. New project mean managing more people, tools, resources, and implementing more successful processes.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 5/3/2017


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from this week, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Let's say you're the project or program manager of a large complex system. Maybe an aircraft, or a building, or an ERP system deployment. Your project is valued in the 100's of millions of dollars. Or say your project is s simple straight forward set of activities.

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10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Project managers work in a dynamic role. It can change from day-to-day. For this reason, the qualities of project managers who excel are diverse. Because project managers are responsible for doing so many different things, their job descriptions aren’t simple.

The Right Questions to Ask When You Are Managing a Project

Managing a project do have its perks, but usually, it’s almost a never-ending journey towards implementing processes and team assignments. Projects are usually a complicated process to tackle due to its tendency to change out of the blue, coupled with unforeseen risks that seem to pop out everywhere. Here’s the thing; always be ready run some basic questions every time you are planning the project and during its implementation process.

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.

Make Your Business Go Big With Those Project Management Apps!


If you plan to start a business or already own one, you should be aware of the fact how challenging it is to manage it well.

Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

Heard the saying, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”? Project management is right there in the middle of all the changes we’re seeing in organisations today and PMOs have a central role to play.

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Project Management Software Purchase Trends in age of Digital Transformation


The Project Management discipline has been going through a wave of disruption over the last decade. The globalization of business prompted the collaboration narrative, the rise of cloud tech disrupted traditional PM technology with the onset of SaaS-based project management software. Social project management has made its way into project management systems and simplified the user experience and improved adoption.

The Path to Creative Problem-Solving

Project managers have to be almost everything the organization’s needs—flexible, quick-witted, knows how to manage time and resources—it’s an endless list of skills and capabilities. At the end of the day, they are human and they have their own limits. Team members need to have certain skills and traits to be considered in their role. And there are project leaders who have a hard time molding their talents into their full potential.

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.

The Top 5 Reasons To Start Tracking Time As A Project Manager


“Time flies,” said Virgil in the era of Ancient Rome. After more than 2000 years this proverb continues to be a live issue – we’re experiencing it every day, still looking for a way to add another productive hour to our daily routine.

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Workflow for communications

Musings on Project Management

I've always subscribed to the notion that the top three things for a PM to do are: Communicate often Communicate effectively Communicate widely Perhaps I should have made "effectively" the first thing on the list. In any event, at every occasion (often, widely), here are the workflow rules for effective communications: Normal communication

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Hiring Process for Growing Businesses


When you start to grow your business, you’re going to do a lot of hiring. Hiring will no longer be a rare activity you do once every 3 months. Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full.

Unito – connect and synchronize your project managment apps

The Digital Project Manager

Unito connects and synchronizes apps like Jira, Asana, Github and Wrike, allowing you to coordinate multiple projects, regardless of the system they’re in so that everyone. The post Unito – connect and synchronize your project managment apps appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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?

How to Increase Your Employees’ Motivation


Working at the office can be tiresome, even boring. A boss that constantly nag and expects too much from the team does not help as well. Also, inner conflicts appear from time to time. Generally, it is not easy to keep employees motivated and ready to work hard. However, there are some ways of boosting […]. Productivity business engagement increase benefit manager motivation office productivity TimeCamp

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Celoxis among Top 25 PPM solutions in Getapp Quarterly Report


Celoxis was named in the Top 25 PPM solutions in the market in Getapp’s quarterly ranking report. Getapp’s ranking report recognizes the top solutions for SMBs and is based on five unique factors: user reviews, integrations, data security, and more. Project Management best project management software celoxis getapp project management quarterly report PPM software project management software reviews top project management software

Staying Centered

The Tao of Project Management

There is a lot going on around me at the moment (I won't call it turmoil but it's sometimes a bit close to it :-) and it is all to easy to get distracted and carried away. So it is essential to stay centered and grounded. Being centered means we can keep our balance both physically and mentally. One of the things I remember from one of the more vigorous forms of the martial arts I once studied was the stance of the Ox.

Best Practices for Creating the BPI Project Charter

Gina Abudi PM

Develop a document that will help you manage your BPI project! Creating a project charter for your business process improvement (BPI) projects are a best practice for a number of reasons: Enables you to get your “head” around the scope of the BPI project Enables for clarification of BPI project needs/expectations Ensures a link between [.]. The post Best Practices for Creating the BPI Project Charter appeared first on Gina Abudi.

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.