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Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Leading Answers

Project managers generally like plans and estimates so we can forecast when things should be done and how much they may cost. It helps manage client expectations and answer the type of questions they ask, such as " When will it be done? " and " How much will it cost?

4 Critical Cybersecurity Trends for Projects and Organizations

Brad Egeland

Project management doesn't really change that much. New project management software comes out from new or existing providers and the Project Management Institute (PMI) revises the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) every so often.

2020 96

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How to Take a Digital Break When Your Job is Online


Illustration: Kezia Gabriella. I’ve been working from home as a freelance journalist for two years and I’m acutely aware of how my work hours have only increased in the past few months. My days have melted into nights and at one point I was waking up at 4 a.m.

2020 80

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. He was winsome and a hard worker. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance.

2020 337

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?

How to Manage Virtual Teams: Team Building, Tips & Tools

For many project managers, the only obstacle to embracing a virtual team is the perceived difficulty of managing one. You’re not in the same office as your team, and you’re worried everyone will feel disconnected. In such an environment, you think that there is no way to maintain productivity.

2020 313

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UK Recruitment Shows Signs of Life

Arras People

After what seems like an eternity (4 months and 4 weeks) since the UK went into lockdown there appears to be a consensus that the UK recruitment market has finally started showing signs of life.

2020 257

How OKRs Can Help Project Teams Get Up to Speed After Lockdown


The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to transform their operations during the first six months of 2020, with lockdowns and social distancing rules driving a massive shift from centralized office working to remote working, affecting teams across all departments and putting many projects on hold.

2020 117

Pyramid v Funnel

Musings on Project Management

In every book written about project management, the PMO is at the apex of a pyramid. Sometimes, as in Agile project methodology, the pyramid is flatter than most, but always there is an identifiable top figure. Fair enough. But Robert Gates, former Defense Secretary [and holder of many other government titles] writes that he often felt like the pyramid was inverted and thus took the look of a. Project Management

2020 174

Why is Hybrid Project Management Right for Your Business?


When it comes to choosing a project management methodology, most organizations find themselves being forced to choose between Agile project management and a traditional project management method, such as Waterfall.

2020 91

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020: Creating a Future-Oriented Project Management Culture


The Project Management Institute (PMI) has been conducting surveys, questioning international organizations and project managers on a regular basis since 2006.

2020 130

A Simple Recipe For Creating A Killer Project Management Checklist


How to create one small checklist to save you a tonne of effort. “In In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”?—?Dwight Dwight D.Eisenhower. I am a big fan of lists, to-do lists, pros and cons lists, or checklists.

2020 104

AI Saves Lives - Surely it can Save a Tech Project

Brad Egeland

I recently read about a Copenhagen-based startup that has developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can listen in on emergency 911 calls and help dispatchers detect victims of cardiac arrest.

2020 105

What is the role of the RTE release train engineer?


Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a coach and servant leader for the Agile Release Train (ART). Agile Release Train (ART) is a self-organising team of Agile teams. It is a virtual organisation that commits, plans and executes together.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Introducing Toggl Track


New look, new name–same product you know and love. On September 7, 2020, we’re changing our name from Toggl to Toggl Track as part of a broader rebrand. We’ll be getting a new look along with our new name, but our beloved time tracker will remain the same.

2020 83

Oath for an Agile Coach

Growing Agile

I was browsing LinkedIn recently and came across a post by the legendary Alex Sloley where he stated that he had signed the Oath for an Agile Coach. I was curious, looked into it and decided it was good.

2020 89

Key Personal Qualities of an Excellent Project Manager

Epicflow Blog

To be an expert in any field, you should possess professional knowledge, hard skills, specific background, and professional experience. Read more: What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google Look for in Project Managers? But what about personal traits and qualities?

Everything You Wanted to Know About Project Management but Were Afraid to Ask

Brad Egeland

Are there a few things out there rattling around in your head that you can't quite wrap your brain around in terms of project management? It's ok, you don't have to look silly by asking any questions. it's all right here in one tidy article.

2020 101

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Lean Project Management For Remote Teams: A Simple Guide To Eliminate Waste & Improve Productivity


A survey from the Harvard Business Review found that almost one-third of managers don’t trust their remote teams. Consequently, managers are scheduling more meetings and demanding greater levels of reporting. Unsurprisingly, this leads to a huge reduction in productivity.

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Product Manager vs Project Manager: The Main Differences


Product Manager vs Project Manager The essence of being an effective project manager or product manager can be summed up in four words: “The buck stops here!” That quote, popularized by U.S.

How Much Time Is Required for PMP Exam Preparation?


A short answer to the question stated in this article’s title is that it can take between eight to twelve weeks to prepare for the PMP Exam. Before elaborating, I’d like to address a completely different question. That is, how much time is required for preparation for running a marathon?

2020 60

10 Ways to Improve Your Project Today

Brad Egeland

Maybe all of your projects are going strong right now. But if you’re like me and you are overseeing 5-6 projects at a time and we know that there is a greater than 50% failure rate (to some degree) on technical projects, then it’s likely that at least one of your projects is struggling.

2020 96

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Project Kickoff Meeting


When you’re heads-down working on a huge project, it’s easy to forget that the smallest things can sometimes have the biggest impact on your success. Let’s say you’re working for NASA and your job is to get a rocket to the moon (no biggie, right?)

2020 78

Define Activities, discussing the 49 processes one by one (9/49)

Project Management Five

We’re near to the double digits in our process adventure! This week we’re looking at 6.2 Define Activities. In defining our activities, we will end up with several outputs to move the schedule forward.

Essentials Your Employees Need to Work From Home Permanently


This is a guest post by Ashley Kimler. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, only 7% of Americans were able to work from home in the private sector and 4% in the state and local government sectors.

2020 78

5 Reasons Agile Might Not Work for You

Brad Egeland

Is Agile for everyone? Do you think it’s right or best for every project? Or does it have some best fit scenarios? Furthermore, is it right for every industry or for every organization or even for every project manager, business analyst and tech team?

2020 101

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

What is Statement of Work and How to Write a Great SoW


If you’re starting to explore the concept of creating a statement of work, it’s important that you understand what the process entails. SoWs are powerful tools. They help define a project’s expectations– and they leave almost nothing to the imagination.

2020 52

3 MindGenius templates ideal for starting University (they’re free!)


Starting university is one of the most enjoyable feelings in the world. Regardless of whether you’re going straight from high school, from college or any other route, the start of your journey through university is a very exciting time for all.

2020 51

19 Best Tools to Support Agile Project Management


Leading a project management team is not for the faint of heart. Between coordinating your team in focusing on the actual work, things can get overwhelming pretty quickly. Luckily, there are many different project management styles and approaches, so everyone can find their ideal workflow.