Sat.Feb 11, 2017 - Fri.Feb 17, 2017

Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”.

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15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

There are no shortcuts in project management really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to speed things up?

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Trending Sources

How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. A project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project.

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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5 Things to Consider When Invoicing Questionable Customers

Brad Egeland

I'm a small business owner in the form of consulting and marketing. So I do a lot of invoicing and most of what I do is prepaid services. My model is a bit different than most, but like all of you, I still invoice for everything and still run into invoicing concerns.every single month.

Dilbert on the challenges of project planning

The Digital Project Manager

The realities of any complex digital project – imperfect planning and clients that don’t get it. The post Dilbert on the challenges of project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

Paymo Resource Scheduling

Paymo App

After months of hard work we’re back with a mega-update that will make 2017 your best planned year. We’re excited to bring Resource Scheduling to Paymo. Now you can visually manage your work, people and time bookings in a beautiful timeline.

How to manage tasks at work

Binfire

Everyday all of us work on tasks. From mundane chores at home to tasks at work, most of our days are spent planning, working, monitoring and completing tasks. The ability to create and Manage tasks at work is fundamental to the success of us as individuals and the businesses we work for.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. But before choosing between these two models, leaders need a strong understanding of how each provides certain advantages.

5 Apps To Stay On Track With New Year’s Resolutions

TimeCamp

We’re in the middle of February, and it’s a good time to ask this awkward questions – how are your New Year’s Resolutions? Easy, we don’t want to check your results correctly, because it’s not difficult to guess that some of you just gave up the decisions.

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5 Ways To Create Self-sufficient Teams

Celoxis

There is no doubt that a self-sufficient team is the pillar of a successful project. Moreover, for it to flourish, the workplace should be driven by trust and mutual respect. In such optimized environment, both the project manager and team members can work together hand-in-hand to deliver the best possible output. However, often, a workplace is less than ideal, where obstacles emerge, and problems occur.

Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

The Android Apps That You Must Have To Work and Travel

TimeCamp

While you are traveling, there are situations where you are not able to turn your laptop on. But what if you have to? If you really must send a message to your team or an important file to your manager but you are currently on a bus, you will have to find your luggage, take […].

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Leadership Styles and Their Corresponding Definitions You Need to Know

Project-Management.pm

There are many ways on how the manager and higher-ups implement leadership in their team or subordinates. These leadership styles have been around for a long time and become one of the major foundations of team dynamics. Martin Luther King Jr. Steve Jobs , and John F. Kennedy —all these people possess distinct types of leadership and stirred various reactions from their followers. Hence, there is no single leader. Every person can fit in any type of mold of what type of leader they want to be.

Fifty Great Project Management Blogs

Herding Cats

On Line PM Course has listed the 50 Greatest Project Management Blogs in alphabetical order

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Focus on individual impacts when communicating risks!

Kiron Bondale

A recent article by Uzma Khan and Daniella Kupor in Harvard Business Review adds support to the argument for keeping things simple when it comes to communicating risks.

The Secret Sauce of Successful Collaboration: Platforms and People

amium

Very few people work solely alone. We tend to work in groups. As soon as two or more people work on the same project at the same time, collaboration is happening. Collaboration is a great way to spark creativity and spread the load to get tasks done quickly. But, there are pitfalls too.

Strategic Thinking For A Successful Business Growth

Project-Management.pm

A strategic plan is basically nothing if it doesn’t rely on strategic thinking. With the right person for such tasks, strategic planning will be easier to plan and implement. First, why the need for strategic plans? Usually, the reasons are: to generate sales, to help organization improve, create an edge against competitors. The list goes on. But it’s all about the organization’s stance and status in the business industry.

Podcast 112 – How To Rescue A Troubled Project

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how to rescue a troubled project In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Michel Dion about how to rescue a troubled project. How do you know if a troubled project can be rescued or if it really should be shut down? Michel Dion has expertise in project and portfolio management. He is […]. The post Podcast 112 – How To Rescue A Troubled Project appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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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.

PM as Fiduciary?

Musings on Project Management

Consider this explanation of a fiduciary: In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trust So, what are we Project Management

Is risk management really that effective?

Ron Rosenhead

I was looking for a blog posting put out a few years ago. Sadly, I did not find it but I did find something else…. Yes, I found a blog posting called where’s my whistle? I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects.

What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

LiquidPlanner

We’ve been reading and writing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution —or Industry 4.0. Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers.

Taking a Career Break from Project Management

Arras People

We see people all the time who are looking to return to project management having taken some time out. Often the conversations focus on how to get back in after taking an extended break.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff. Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read agile

Put Chat Apps to Work in your Office

amium

Give the Workers What They Want: Chat Apps for Android and iPhone. There are as many ways to communicate in the workplace as there are types of workers. But, increasingly, the workplace is made up of millennials (aged 18 – 35). In 2015, millennials, 53.5

Setting Up a Self-Running Business

ActiveCollab

Here’s a quick test to assess if you’re running a good business. All you have to do is ask yourself: Would someone buy my business and run it without me? The point of the questions is to see if your business functions and makes money even if you’re not there. The less a business depends on you, the more it worths because it’s robust and can be easily scaled. If you (or your buyer) want to scale a business, that business needs to rely on processes instead of individuals.

February Product Update: Boost Your Business Intelligence with API Support for Analytics

LiquidPlanner

Getting the project data you need to understand the health of your business is now faster and easier than ever before. Our February update makes it possible to pull powerful Analytics reports from LiquidPlanner using the API — fellow data geeks rejoice! Make the most out of your project data.

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.