Sat.Oct 28, 2017 - Fri.Nov 03, 2017

Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

The Clever PM

During this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis. And it really made me think a lot about just how badly […]. Product Management Agile Communication Culture Definitions Good PM PM Roles Scrum

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How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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Interview with Jon Clay [Video + Transcript]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Interview with Jon Clay [Video + Transcript] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It’s International Project Management Day tomorrow! And that means PMI UK is hosting its flagship Synergy conference in London – so if you are off there tomorrow have a great day.

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3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning. What’s the topic du jour?

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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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. There has been a rise in the transition of project management, product management and software development teams from traditional Waterfall methodologies to Agile ones.


Your Cheerleader, Your Sister, Your Confidante: Welcome to Dear DPM

The Digital Project Manager

As Digital Project Managers we are strong, caring and confident folks handling everyone else’s issues all day long. It seems that often times we’re the first to know of a co-workers divorce, their new gig, or mistake. Usually – we’re put in a position to solve everyone else’s issues but our own.

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Project history -- valuable?

Musings on Project Management

Is keeping project history valuable? Doesn't every project office have at least cost history? Isn't all parametric pricing based on history? Yes, to all of the above! Would there be statistics without history? Ooops, perhaps everyone does not agree: "History can not be explained deterministically and it can not be predicted because it is chaotic. So many forces are at work and their. estimate risk

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What Project Managers say About Significance of Kanban Boards?


Kanban ! What is it? What is its significance in life of a project management professional? In this article, you will get all the answers in the light of project management professionals’ experiences and recommendations.

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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.

How to Build Your Personal Leadership Brand in 5 Steps

Brad Egeland

​ Think about your most recent purchase. Did you choose a particular brand over another? Did you make this choice based on your previous experience with that brand in terms of cost, quality, consistency, ease of use? Maybe the brand fits with your lifestyle or values? Brand acts as a signal to consumers, and in turn, our brand choices reveal part of ourselves to those around us. Your personal leadership brand is no different.

DPM Podcast: Lessons Learned & Tales Of A Remote Project Manager (with Natalie Semczuk)

The Digital Project Manager

Ben discusses the life of a 'remoter' project manager with Natalie Semczuk, her new DPM(ish) newsletter. After a tragic internet malfunction, the conversation pivots to unpacking typical project problem areas, why and how it's important to document lessons learned, and what to do with those lessons, to stop making the same mistakes. The post DPM Podcast: Lessons Learned & Tales Of A Remote Project Manager (with Natalie Semczuk) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Of facts and theories

Musings on Project Management

"I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly, one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts" Sherlock Holmes Yes, Mr Holmes has hit upon the dilemma of various reasoning strategies: Inductive reasoning: from a specific observation to a generalization of causation Deductive reasoning: from a generalized theory to a. Bayes deduction induction risk decision

How Project Management Is Linked With Marketing Success of Your Organization


Project management is quite in-depth art and a combination of skills which presents quite challenging task for any organization and an even bigger task is to source really skillful and experienced project management professional.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Minimize Project Complexity – Maximize Functionality with Clarizen

Brad Egeland

Project management tools sometimes claim to deliver the world and still leaving us wanting for more. I recently put Clarizen to the test and found out their PM software solution truly delivers and in a way that makes sense, is easy to learn, intuitive to use, and customizes the way you would want for your various project usage and reporting needs. As a long time business, IT, and project management professional, I'm looking for tools that the real PM world will use.

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DPM Podcast: Introducing Dear DPM – Anonymous Advice For Digital Project Managers (with Robyn Reynolds)

The Digital Project Manager

Ben Aston and Robyn Reynolds introduce an anonymous advice column for digital PM's to ask awkward questions and share their own stories of managing tricky situations in the life as a digital project manager. The post DPM Podcast: Introducing Dear DPM – Anonymous Advice For Digital Project Managers (with Robyn Reynolds) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen

​Years ago my mind and my body were full of stress. I was running a large business-critical programme and I was petrified of failing. I had never run a project with almost 50 people on it before and a project that had so much attention from senior management.

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5 Best Project Management Books for Beginners and Accidental Project Managers


The role of the ‘project manager’ isn’t reserved only for those certified in Agile methodologies or even those who have chosen to become project managers.

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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.

22 Manufacturing Conferences to Attend in 2018


Looking to add manufacturing conferences to attend in 2018 to next year’s schedule? This article includes a wide assortment of manufacturing events that will meet your interests. . When working in an industry like manufacturing, obtaining more knowledge is paramount. Learning is ongoing; no matter how successful you are, there is always more learning to go.

When the new intern keeps asking for things to do and I’m super busy

The Digital Project Manager

The post When the new intern keeps asking for things to do and I’m super busy appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. The PM life

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“Ownership”: see why the concept of ownership must be a part of your company

“The master’s eye makes the cattle thrive.” ” It’s not the first time we’ve used this aphorism on our blog. The phrase refers to the level of attention that an owner focuses on their business. A sense of ownership is the differentiated mentality of people who want to see their company thrive, ensuring stability, profits and […].

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The Importance of Focus

Leading Answers

I have an old-fashioned Edison bulb desk lamp. It’s to remind me to focus (and because I like steampunk, industrial design). A 40-watt incandescent bulb will barely light a room, but a 40-watt laser can cut through aluminium, leather, and wood.

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.

Project Management software


The market for project management software is rapidly expanding. More and more features are added to the PM applications, while more companies are offering PM applications.

Welcome to HMRC Nightmares!

Arras People

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]

Function Point

Project Management Checklist for the Modern Agency [download]. Delivering amazing, creative work is only a small part of the battle when it comes to running a successful agency. The emphasis on creative delivery is understandable–good work is what your clients came to you for, and good work is what gets you paid. But a lack of emphasis on project management can seriously derail your creative team’s best efforts. This is where a Project Management Checklist can help keep you on track. .

Podcast: Be authentic to build effective relationships

Fix my Project Chaos

This brilliant podcast series focuses on stakeholder management in celebration of our eCourse: Four Steps for Engaging Difficult Stakeholders. Leave your comments below, and join us on social media to get involved in the conversation. It’s time to be your authentic self!

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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.

Free plan for nonprofits


Nonprofits do the most amazing job helping our people and our societies. Men and women who work in these organizations help children, sick people, old people, underprivileged and so on. When disasters strike, nonprofits are the ones who provide most of the important relief for people in distress.

How to Persuade Your Team to Start Using Project Management Software?


Explaining the value of project management software can sometimes be a problem. Using a PM software in your office is a great way to keep everyone in the loop, keep up with your workload and move projects forward.

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5 Ways to Ruin a Remote Working Role


According to a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum, work flexibility, including telework, is “one of the biggest drivers of transformation” in the workplace.” A Gallup poll found that 37 percent of American workers have worked virtually in their careers, a four-fold increase since 1995. Source:

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. That may be for small de minimus work efforts. But those same voices conjecturing people come first - always! fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. .

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.