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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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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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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.

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things To Prepare Before You Start Any Project


INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things To Prepare Before You Start Any Project. best practices communication Customer Experience infographic Project Management celoxis Online project management software project management project risk management stakeholder management web based project management tool

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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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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

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.

5 Ways To Create Self-sufficient Teams


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.

How to manage tasks at work


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?


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


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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Leadership Styles and Their Corresponding Definitions You Need to Know

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.

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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

The Android Apps That You Must Have To Work and Travel


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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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.

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.

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

2017 11

Strategic Thinking For A Successful Business Growth

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.

The Secret Sauce of Successful Collaboration: Platforms and People


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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Put Chat Apps to Work in your Office


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

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?

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

Setting Up a Self-Running Business


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


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.

?How to Use Emotional Intelligence for Enhanced Team Collaboration

Brad Egeland

If you needed to improve your team’s overall productivity, what would you do? I imagine you may develop project templates; invest in some time-management training; create a collaborative project site; delegate work; help your team prioritize and communicate more efficiently, and so on.

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.