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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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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?

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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In defense of the Digraph

Kiron Bondale

I’ve found project risk management to be one of the weakest performed PMBOK knowledge areas in most organizations, even for those companies whose operational risk management practices are very mature.

2017 190

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 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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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.


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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

2017 150

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.

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.

2017 103

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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

2017 150

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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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.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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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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.

“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 […].

2017 62

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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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Welcome to HMRC Nightmares!

Arras People

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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.

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. .

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

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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How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

​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.

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.

October Wrap Up

Stepping Into Project Management

Happy Halloween! This month I thought I would share something fun- so the decors and gadgets to keep around at work for better productivity and happiness.

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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.

How to Influence Personal Productivity of Your Team Members


Managing collective workload as well as your own can be a real challenge. How do you help people stay on the track and contribute towards the end goal without taking on too much? You are in the middle of your project development, but the work isn’t going so well.

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.

How to Use a Project Team Charter to Boost Performance


I’m sure many of you are familiar with a project charter, a document defining the ‘raison d’etre’ of the project. The project charter outlines the proposed scope of work, requirements, timeline, resources, the definition of done, and project success factors. It’s a must-have document for any project, and is a resource you will likely consult several times over the project. Have you ever considered using a similar document to guide and inform your project team?

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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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.