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

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?

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 155

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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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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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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Can You Help With A Few Questions?

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Can You Help With A Few Questions? first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Earlier this year I set myself the (ambitious, I think) goal of helping 50k project managers to feel more confident at work by 2020. I’m on about 16k right now, so I have some way to go! But I reckon I can get there, especially if I get to know what’s really bothering you and make sure I’m providing the information you really need to succeed in managing your projects and teams.

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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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Tools (Not Only) For A Project Manager


The project development should be the highest priority for a success-oriented company. Particularly crucial here is the role of a project manager who coordinates it.

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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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. .

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.

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.

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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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

Herding Cats

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Employer – Care For The Employees And They Will Take Care Of You


Why You Should Take Care Of Your Employees The labor market in Western Europe and other developed countries has been undergoing dynamic changes in recent years. There is a belief that half of the occupations which will be available in 50 years’ time is not yet defined.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Productivity Articles: Tips for Startups and Business Owners! 29/10/17


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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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!

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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?

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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Welcome to HMRC Nightmares!

Arras People

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.

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.

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.