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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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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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How to Hold People Accountable + More [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that I do a weekly live Q&A over on Facebook on Fridays? In my regular Office Hours slot I respond to queries that people have asked in my Facebook group or on email, and share some good practices for managing your projects. Check out the video from last week.

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What are your sprint goals?

Kiron Bondale

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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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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.

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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?

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.

What I’m Reading: April 2016

Girl's Guide to PM

The library is closing for refurbishment. I haven’t been for ages, but knowing that I can’t go makes me feel lost, somehow. The quiet haven for a quick but restorative break in the working day isn’t there at the moment.

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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.

Simplify the Project Management Experience with an Easier Solution


Isn’t the goal of project management to keep things as simple and organized as possible? Successful freelancers have their own “systems” or standard process for moving a project from the statement of work to completion.

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.

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.

What I’m Reading: April 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

The library is closing for refurbishment. I haven’t been for ages, but knowing that I can’t go makes me feel lost, somehow. The quiet haven for a quick but restorative break in the working day isn’t there at the moment.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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.

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How To Reset Customer Password Magento 2


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Velocity versus Speed

Herding Cats

Velocity is a speed in a specific direction. Velocity is Distance traveled divided by time in a specific direction. This is defined as a Vector. Speed and Direction. . The direction can be a compass heading. A compass heading of an aircraft - 270°.

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.

Podcast 116 – How to Empower Project Teams

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about empowering your project teams In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Tanya LaBuick about getting the most out of your projects by empowering project teams. Tanya is the owner and Principal Consultant of LaBuick & Co, a consulting firm based in Canada that operates as a consortium of qualified contractors and companies […]. The post Podcast 116 – How to Empower Project Teams appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

Best Budget Management Software


We have to postpone our series of post about time management for later, as there are more important tasks that require our full attention, sorry!

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.

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.

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.

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

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The success of every business depends on a well-prepared project. However, it is not only the idea in its core which needs to be taken a good care of.

In search of greener pastures? We’re hiring!

Resource Guru

Resource Guru is growing :) To help us support our amazing customers and all the people who contact us daily, we’re recruiting a new Customer Success Guru to join our family.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Cost estimation is part science, part art. There are many well-defined processes within the cost estimating discipline. There is also a subjective element to cost estimating that makes the discipline an art (NASA, 2004

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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.

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.

Best Project Billing Software


In the world of industry, projects that one works on, either solo or collaborating with a team, are the products which are supposed to generate income. However, achieving profit requires incurring certain initial costs.

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.

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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.

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.