Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager. How do I get started? Simon Harris.

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Project Management Terms That Every Project Manager Should Know

The Digital Project Manager

Whether you’re looking to understand some key project management terms, or need a complete project management glossary, you’ve come to the right place. While there are many. The post Project Management Terms That Every Project Manager Should Know appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Why Does a Project Management Job have Different Rates of Pay?

Arras People

We have had a number of questions recently asking why some roles on the Arras People job board are posted with different day rates. The simple answer is that the changes implemented by the UK Government in April 2017 regarding off-payroll workers in the Public sector means that we have to do this.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option.

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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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Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook

LiquidPlanner

Project teams transitioning to Agile can often struggle with project roles and the overall team structure. Transitioning to an Agile team is a change in mindset, team organization, and the team’s culture. Common questions include: Where does the project manager fit into the team?

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Team Management Skills, Challenges, and Mindset

ActiveCollab

What skills, challenges, and mindset you need to have to succesfully manage teams? Coming soon. collaboration upcoming

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6 traits of highly effective project managers

Moira Alexander

Every project manager knows to execute projects on time and on budget. And good project managers also take pains to consistently meet project requirements. But truly great project leaders go above and beyond. Not only do they execute projects within scope, they are accountable, strategic business partners fully vested in organizational success.

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4 Tips for Project Management Reporting

Brad Egeland

No matter what project management tool you are using, one of the most important capabilities you will have is the ability to quickly and easily report on project data and share that information with the relevant audiences in a format that works for them.

2017 17

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Win Project Buy-In from Senior Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

In the complex world of project management, some projects go smoothly and according to plan, completing on time and under budget, while others are fraught with problems.

2017 17

How To Become a Good Team Leader

ActiveCollab

To become a good team leader all you have to do is constantly communicate with your team, set clear tasks, give proper feedback and delegate. Also, you should listen to their needs and provide coach-like guidance when required. Simple, right? Well, not really….

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Developing Leadership Skills

Herding Cats

There is always some post about leadership, innovation, and personnel development around agile project management, Having deployed one of the early agile development programs (eXtreme Programming) in a mission critical IT organization, I was part of an approach that is known to work for building leadership and teams. The process focuses on the team and accomplishing the mission of the team. Where team members self-organize for a common goal.

Bridging The Gap Between Portfolio Management Metrics and Your Organization’s Strategic Solutions

Project-Management.pm

Crucial and significant decisions are one of the things organizations face on a daily basis—facing these all mean the people in the hierarchy devote their time making certain decisions for their organization’s improvement, development, and growth. This also means constant procedures and solutions in order to stay afloat with the changes in the business industry.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

My project sponsor does not understand project management!

Ron Rosenhead

This was the sentiment expressed by one person on a recent project management course. This person was not alone; many of the group agreed.

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How to Develop a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship

Project Risk Coach

Project Procurement Management For most of my career, I have served in financial service organizations. As a project and program manager and PMO director, I’ve had the responsibility of procuring the necessary products and services from sellers. In other words, I was a buyer.

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me. The infrastructure for enterprise IT has a critical impact on the operational aspects of projects.

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Project Management for Humans

Brett Harned

I'm very pleased to announce that my book Project Management for Humans is now available for purchase. Its official release was on July 20, and it is available on Amazon and through Rosenfeld Media. You have no idea how great it felt to write that.

2017 11

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.

A Message board better than Slack

Binfire

Slack is a very popular communication application using the familiar message board format. It lets colleagues and friends to communicate and brainstorm online. Slack is used by thousands of teams all over the world.

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Understanding the Roles of the Project Portfolio Manager

Project-Management.pm

Management is very important within any organization. Without it, the business will fall into ruin and it would be complicated for teams to prioritize projects and monitor the health and amount of the existing resources. These days, organizations are being pressured by the growth and changes in the market to employ individuals with not just a degree in a certain field but experience, skills, and even certification as well.

2017 10

When Everyone Seems to be Watching Your Project

Brad Egeland

​ How do you feel about having all eyes on you? Being on your own stage? Do you shy away from such a situation or do you run with these types of spotlights and excel? Most of us don’t want that much attention…and as project managers we usually like to fly a bit under the radar.

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When the tech architect joins the pitch 10 mins late on a conf call line

The Digital Project Manager

The post When the tech architect joins the pitch 10 mins late on a conf call line appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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.

Using DropBox in Project management

Binfire

Dropbox is a wonderful file storage tool, you can save your documents and files in the cloud and access them from any location and from any device, be it your computer, phone or tablet. It also lets you share huge files that email programs like Gmail would not allow.

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PMP Study Notes PDF (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

In 2018, the PMBOK will switch from the 5 th edition to the new 6 th edition. We’ve put together the ultimate PMP Study Notes PDF to help you with the transition. The major change is that the PMBOK will include agile in all the knowledge areas.

Theory of Constraints

ActiveCollab

The Theory of Constraints is a methodology which helps you identify the crucial limiting factor (usually referred to as a constraint or a bottleneck), that stands in the way of achieving a goal.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Before we build a better mousetrap, we need to find out if there are any mice out there. Yogi Berra. Quotes

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?

Bug Tracking – better than Jira

Binfire

Jira is a popular bug tracking application developed by Atlassian and used by thousands of developers. It is used mostly by software developers and IT professionals for reporting and tracking of bugs in their projects. Because it was developed by software developers for software developers, most other professionals find Jira is difficult to use. This article is not a review of Jira, but to point to the advantage of having bug tracking as part of a complete project management application.

See when there is no light

Musings on Project Management

One idea -- among many -- on the qualities of leadership: "A leader hears when there is no sound and sees when there is no light." James Colvard Perhaps so. But that certainly leaves the rest of us 'in the dark', to say nothing of the 'sound of silence'. A leader with such extrasensory sight and sound better also be a good visionary translator and enunciator, because that leader will have. leadership Quotations

PRINCE2 Project Management

ActiveCollab

What is PRINCE2 project management and how does it work? Coming soon. project-management upcoming

Pi Day (Again)

Herding Cats

22/7 =3.14285714286. Mathematics

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.