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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.

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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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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?

10 Tools For Tracking Remote Team’s Productivity For Project Managers


Being a Project Manager is not easy, especially when it comes to managing a team comprising of remote workers. You have to juggle between different tasks and deal with varied locations and time zones, in which your employees work.

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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Ask a Project Manager: How to Find an International PM Job


Dear Elizabeth: I have been working in project management across several industries for several years – although not formally as a ‘Project Manager’. My spouse (a soon-to-be-retired Army Officer) and I are going through the formal PMP® training now to complete the test by January.

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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.

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.

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers


We’re entering that slow time of year for businesses. Unless you work in the retail or hospitality industries, November and December usually bring a quiet calm to the office. Clients go on vacation. Emails go from a torrent to a trickle. Desks are cleaned and reorganized.

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.

Behavioural Economics, Estimating, and Decision Making in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Organizing Web Design Workflow with ActiveCollab


Hi, I am Nirav Dave , CTO & Co-founder of Capsicum Mediaworks , a WordPress services agency in India.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How To Work Smarter, Not Harder?


What Does It Mean To Work Smarter? More doesn’t always mean better. And it applies also to work. It does not matter where you work, whether you are a remote worker or an employee working from 9 to 5. Struggling with productivity is a common matter in any kind of job.

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

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.

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.

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

What is a “canonical link element”? – Magento 2 Certified Solutions Specialist


A canonical link element is a code level HTML element that helps webmasters and website owners prevent duplicate content issues by specifying the “canonical”, or “preferred” version of a web page as part of search engine optimization.

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.

Digital Agency Pain Points - Client Edition


The largest percentage of ActiveCollab users are digital agencies. Therefore, we took upon ourselves to understand and try to resolve their pain points. So, we asked around a bit and figured out the following: most common digital agency pain points are somehow related to clients.

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.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Little boys and matches neither logically nor inevitably lead to fires, but the probability is distressingly high if it’s your boy and house. Armen A. Alchian “ A Proper Role of Systems Analysis ,” 1954. Quotes

Work Monitoring On The Computer: How To Do It Good


Depending on the industry in which you are operating, and what goal you want to achieve by tracking time, you will need different tools. When it comes to the hospitality, catering or production sector, the employee's entry and exit recorders are enough.

Templates vs Blueprints


In this article we discuss templates vs blueprints, what they are and the difference between them. Hydra

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.

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?

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

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.


I ain’t afraid of no ghost

Resource Guru

So, how was your trick-or-treating? While not busy eating bite-sized chocolate treats, we’ve been hunting ghosts in our server logs. Peekaboo!

Building Company Website with ActiveCollab


As a web and mobile design agency that also provides copywriting, marketing, photography, here at LineWeight , we needed a project management system that could not only handle the diversity of our project types but also seamlessly allow them to intertwine.

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.