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Managing collaboration in projects


In many sectors projects are performed together with partners, project management needs to be based on collaboration.

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7 Things Every Project Manager Should Be Doing Every Day: The DPM Daily Routine

The Digital Project Manager

Being a project manager can be overwhelming at times, but in this handy post, we’ll guide you through the project manager daily routine – get. The post 7 Things Every Project Manager Should Be Doing Every Day: The DPM Daily Routine appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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2017 57

Six things you should do when kicking off a project

Susanne Madsen

​What do you do when you’ve just landed a new project? Do you start scheduling tasks straight away and get the team into gear? Here are six things you should strive to do as early as possible.

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Eliminate these 7 Time Thieves To Improve Your Time Management Skills!


The Earth is full of people who have the different approach to time management. Because even a lack of a scheme is some way, except it isn’t covered by the rigid rules, and driven by the routine and adapted to the lifestyle. But at some point, we realize that if we get all the fleeting […].

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2017 33

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 2/4/2017


Another week comes with the most favorite 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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2017 23

Five Common Myths About “Iteration”

The Clever PM

Everyone in tech has seen the word, repeated ad nauseum as the “silver bullet” for everything from go-to-market timing to quality to product discovery. But like many terms bandied about by those both within and on the periphery of Product Management, the term “iteration” often comes with connotations or meanings attached to it that aren’t really […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Developers Interactions Iteration Leadership Learning Scrum Top 5

2017 20

Project Managers Taking a Career Break

Arras People

I’m thinking about taking a career break from project management to write a novel but I want to come back and carry on with my project management career, any advice to consider making sure I’m not harming my career? This was a question I was asked a few months back from a project practitioner.

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2017 22

I’m really effective. Are you?

Ron Rosenhead

Over the years I have seen many project managers working really hard. They work long hours, work weekends and really ‘go the extra mile’ to deliver that project.

2017 19

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

"Right kind of Crazy"

Musings on Project Management

Have you read this book? Spoiler alert: No math! And, it's only 225 pages in hardcover If you are a mechanical engineer, it's a must If you are any kind of an engineer, it's a should-read If you are a project manager looking for leadership lessons, it's a must read (but you can skip the engineering detail). It's an amazing story of the project team at Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) that. leadership Project Management system engineering Teamwork

2017 15

New PM Articles for the Week of March 27 – April 2

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of March 27 – April 2. And this week’s video: Ward Cunningham reflects on the history, motivation and common misunderstanding of the “debt metaphor” as motivation for refactoring. Must read (or Hear)!

Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations.


How to Develop a Human Resource Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Do you throw up your hands in frustration when assigned project teams? Perhaps you’ve had the thought—I rarely get the cream of the crop. How can I be successful when I’m given these motley crews?

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

How to Run an Effective Meeting: Lessons from Pixar, Apple, and Amazon


Every day, millions of Americans lose precious minutes of their lives to meetings. Boring, unproductive meetings. Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn estimates that Americans attend 11 million formal meetings every day, about 4 billion meetings a year.

10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

A clearer understanding of project portfolio management will help you comprehend its benefits that contribute to an organization. In this case, portfolio management is more than just organizing projects into a single portfolio; it also enables companies to conserve time and resources and create transparency in terms of tasks and decision-making. Project portfolio management benefits vary, yet very helpful to an organization.

Systems Engineering

Herding Cats

For non-trivial problems in any domain, Systems Engineering provides a starting framework for identifying problems, assessing possible solutions, implementing those solutions, measuring the performance of the efforts to deliver the solutions and the effectiveness of those solutions.

Manage Your Time More Efficiently!


We decided to start this week’s posting with something new. As experts in managing time, we want to share our knowledge and help others to organize and manage their time in a most effective way.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

eBook: How to Manage Chaos: Advice on Project Management and Workplace Conundrums


Every month, project management expert Elizabeth Harrin fields readers’ questions about the challenges, risks, and rewards of project work on the LiquidPlanner blog. We’ve compiled our favorite columns in this eBook. Over 30 pages, you’ll get Elizabeth’s take on a range of project management and workplace topics, including: Ways to get more resources for your project. Strategies for juggling multiple project tasks. How to manage a micromanager.

Some Things You Need to Understand About Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is still one of the issues that need to be addressed. Lack of employee engagement is also one of the reasons why some organizations fail and do not last half year. Since manpower is the most critical resource in an organization, it should be taken care of. Employees are given a chance to grow and develop their skills and capabilities. But despite the countless effort and more training for the sake of effective employee engagement, why is it still an issue?

Find Root Cause, Fix It, and Only Then Make Suggestions for Improvement

Herding Cats

We hear all the time suggestions for improvement. Or suggestions for outright abandoment of establshed Processes and some time even establsihed Principles. Both listening to and most important making any changes, do a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of the problem.

Agile is for Wimps. ?

Musings on Project Management

Here's an interesting video from a noted originalist of the Agile movement -- Alistair Cockburn Ooops! It's over an hour long, so you might want to schedule it for a lunch break. maybe more than one. He builds his talk around this graphic which is a metaphor for agile has become too complicated. lets get back to these common sense ideas Read in the library at Square Peg. agile

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities


The strategic role of a project manager involves planning and organizing the resources and time necessary for successful completion of projects. “A A project manager is like a doctor who leads the trauma team and decides the course of action for a patient - both at the same time. Without the right kind of authority to efficiently handle all the project management issues, development teams can easily get into trouble.” - Scott Berkun, the author of “Making Things Happen”. How did it all start?

Understanding Project Portfolio Management

The constant changes in the business industry is a waking call for organizations to establish methods to increase their market profitability in a manner that is quick yet stays within the budget constraints. At the same time, organizations have to ensure that even they stick to the budget or schedule, the data being deployed are precise. Organizations are developing ways on how to keep up with the growing network that can possess these qualities and project portfolio management is thus born.


The Tao of Project Management

The Project I'm getting into the heart of the matter now for Earned Value Management in easy steps and realising that it does have some good points after all. When I had to use it (as the client insisted on it) I just thought of it as an unnecessary overhead. I've set myself a challenge to add a chapter on Agile EVM, which should be really interesting as it's almost an oxymoron! I'm not getting to spend as much time on it as I would like at the moment as I've a lot to do on the day job.

Advice for Project Managers: Finding Mentors and Collecting Project Feedback


Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: Anonymity included. Dear Elizabeth: I’d like to find a mentor to help advance my project management career.

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible - Aristotle, 384 – 322 BC. Related articles. Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain. IT Risk Management. Why Guessing is not Estimating and Estimating is not Guessing. Estimating Quotes

Setting Goals in a Creative Fashion

Setting goals are one of the most sought-after developments in the organization, but they can be vague and hard to achieve. Sometimes they don even have a clear direction. Such things have been an organizational issue since setting goals are hardly being followed up. No one seems interested snough to even take a second look at it. If you have the steps, ways, and resources in setting goals, but they disorganized and confusing. Not to mention that this will cause you to not take any action at all.

Are you breaching the Code of Ethics by not being sustainable?

Green Project Management

At a recent presentation to a group of project managers in Australia I spoke about sustainable projects and sustainable project management.

What are your sprint goals?

Kiron Bondale

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.