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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Visual project management is simply using graphics, pictures, graphs and charts to display project information.

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Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth

Moira Alexander

Organizations are increasingly relying on project management professionals to implement strategic initiatives, drive change and deliver on innovation. And whole industries just now realizing the value of project management are expected to spur a boom in demand for project management skills in the coming decade, according to the a recent report from the Project Management Institute.

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How to Plan Your Risk Management From Start to Finish

Project Risk Coach

Steven Covey introduced the concept of Quadrant II activities—working on things that are important but are not urgent. Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. Think about the future so you can make better decisions in the present.

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Cancelling Projects - Should We?

Project Health Check

Work in Project Management long enough, and eventually you will come across everything - this will include having a Project you were working on cancelled.

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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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Tools for testing

Musings on Project Management

Tools linked to process, and process linked to tools, are always grist for debate in the agile space. Defect tracking is one of those processes that begs the question: to engage with a tool or not? Many say: Put the defect on a card, Put the card on a wall in the war room, and Work it into the backlog as a form of requirement that is commonly labeled "technical debt". For sure, that's. agile Testing

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Is Kanban Right for Your Organization?

Brad Egeland

Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team.

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Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation. Like it or not, we are surrounded by a world of digital transformation.

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Who is the Cassandra on YOUR project?

Kiron Bondale

I’m currently reading Richard A. Clarke and R. Eddy’s book Warnings which analyzes a number of cases where a credible subject matter expert raised concerns proactively about a looming catastrophe but was ignored until it was too late to take preventative action.

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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.

Solving The Problem Of Timesheets

The Digital Project Manager

Timesheet tracking and project management have always been problematic for creative businesses. People – especially creative people – dislike and avoid them, yet they are. The post Solving The Problem Of Timesheets appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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The Importance of Mentorship

Green Project Management

When I was doing my undergrad in the early 90’s, it was widely understood that when you graduate and find an entry-level job, the employer would provide you with the training and development to ensure your success in your role.

On the point of the capitalist spear

Musings on Project Management

Is your project on the point of the capitalist spear? Probably; or should be. Capitalist: One who invests the proceeds of business into R&D, new capabilities, and new production to make the pie bigger. (*) Not-capitalist. One who invests proceeds in other than the above, having no discernible effect on making the pie bigger. See: zero-sum economic stagnation (I gain by making you lose) Project Management Project Value

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What to Look for in Project Management Software

Entry

Having systems in place to organize the resources, events, schedules and customer service will make the job of the project managers a whole lot easier. The post What to Look for in Project Management Software appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. Project Management Project Management Software Project Management Tools Strategy Entry Software project management

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

DPM Podcast: What You Can Stop Doing On Your Projects (with Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

The pressure to do the right thing and be seen to do the right thing is immense. But should we be doing all those project management things, all the time? Ben Aston talks to Patrice Embry to discuss how you can save yourself time by cutting the extraneous things from your PM routine.

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4 Common Pitfalls of Managing International Projects and How to Avoid Them

Inloox

Language barriers The first challenge you’ll face when managing an international project is the language barrier. While English is a Lingua Franca , i.e. used in many countries as an official language and in a business context, not everybody is proficient enough to discuss complex issues. In some cases project managers have to coordinate project teams that speak different languages. The challenge is to find a common language between the teams.

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PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. As co-author of the PMBOK® Guide agile content and chair of the Agile Practice Guide, it was great to see these projects finally come to fruition.

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Free project management software for educational users

Binfire

Binfire is offering now free project management software for educational institutions. We have been offering free plans for nonprofits and startups. It is about time to do the same for our educational users.

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Strategy-Execution Gaps

Troubled and Failing Project

The statistics on strategy execution are dismal: 59% of middle managers fail at resolving conflicts in corporate strategy. 45% of middle managers cannot name one of the top five corporate goals. 64% of cross department/functional issues are poorly resolved.

How to get out of your comfort zone – and get your employees out of there immediately

Runrun.it

Do you often feel that you’re performing your tasks by rote, without thinking about them or questioning precisely what it is you are doing? Are you afraid to take a step outside of your routine, even if it could lead to exciting developments in your career? These are characteristics of people who are stuck in […]. The post How to get out of your comfort zone – and get your employees out of there immediately appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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Conference Updates

Leading Answers

In the last couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure to attend and present at the PMI Global Conference in Chicago and the PMO Symposium in Houston. This week I am off to present at a PMI Chapter conference in Saskatchewan and then the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) in Dubai.

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Walking Past Your Fear

Stepping Into Project Management

Have you been scared and still done it anyway? Bungee jumping or public speaking? Today I wanted to talk about why being scared and still going ahead with it is okay. Everyone starts somewhere even the greatest of speakers or writers. So, why not you?

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.

How Expert Project Managers Get Powerful Results with Automation

Wrike

The launch of Trip Experiences was a success. Airbnb debuted a unique way to see new places by offering access to local activities and local guides in 12 cities. But CEO Brian Chesky saw how good it was and wanted to offer it to 50 cities worldwide. And that meant quadrupling the experiences and producing thousands of assets —photos, video trailers, and posters. It would entail better coordination by the three production teams already at work and the small team of Trip Experiences coordinators.

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Product, Project, or Process.ilities and the Systems Engineering Paradigm

Herding Cats

During a twitter today, there was a question about what are the drivers of project success. This is the picture I provided. The question was where is the Quality as a driver. Here's the answer to that. Related articles. Architecture -Center ERP Systems in the Manufacturing Domain.

Project Management on SharePoint: Build vs. Buy

Brightwork

A common conversation that we frequently have with executives and management at companies of all sizes and industries involves the decision to “in-house” develop project management systems or buy out-of-the-box. As a matter of fact, I heard one today where a colleague was on the phone with an IT Director today discussing where they have been, where they are and ultimately where they want and need to be in terms of managing their projects.

5 Things That Can Ruin Organizational Culture

Celoxis

As the market gets more competitive and economic climate, more uncertain, organizations tend to shift their focus to optimization and while that is imperative, the lack of focus on company culture can lead to long, irreversible damage. Culture continues to be a big buzzword in boardrooms; however, organizations assume that culture will get created on its own and will also sustain itself.

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.

Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

In 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Our goal was to create a remarkable medical device that could track the location of the prostate to a millimeter of accuracy during prostate cancer treatments.

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Independent Cost Estimating (ICE)

Herding Cats

There is a notion floating around that . Unless you have skin in the game your estimate for the work can't be credible. Let's look at the potential for such an approach in light of the credibility of an estimate. First a definition.

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. As co-author of the PMBOK® Guide agile content and chair of the Agile Practice Guide, it was great to see these projects finally come to fruition. They represent hundreds of hours of unpaid volunteer work by everyone who worked on them. However, anyone considering taking their PMP or PMI-ACP is probably wondering if / how these new releases impact their study plans?

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How to Fix Broken Communication in Your Team

ActiveCollab

Lack of communication will get you nowhere. It disrupts the flow of ideas, derails project development and causes frustration within a team.

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.