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

Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

I recently held a project management careers clinic with someone who was wanting to get into a project management role. They were looking to get into an entry-level position – something like a Project Co-ordinator, Project Support, PMO or an Assistant Project Manager.

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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6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All

The Digital Project Manager

There has been much written on the topic of things that a project manager “should” and “must” do: run reports, keep stakeholders involved, look for. The post 6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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

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.

Project managers, just say no!

Ron Rosenhead

But use what is in project management system and your people skills. Over the last 18 months I have seen more and more pressure placed on project managers.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How Expert Project Managers Get Powerful Results with Automation


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.

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.

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.

How To Successfully Find A Needle In A Haystack, Or The Pros And Cons Of Outsourcing


Running a company nowadays is like a dash through a minefield, namely, it can kill you. Metaphorically of course. There is a bewildering number of issues that need to be taken a good care of. From budget planning to recruitment of new staff.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Free project management software for educational users


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.

Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager


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.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Facts strung together don't necessarily result in the truth - Carl Bernstein. Quotes

Capturing a Flood


Flood…drought…fires…flood…drought…fires…flood… Can projects save the day in California? Find out on our blog within – People, Planet, Profits, and Projects.

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.

5 Things That Can Ruin Organizational Culture


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.

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

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.

Time Reporting System


Time is precious. Especially in today’s world, where everything is fast and time-consuming. The problem of managing time is particularly evident when it comes to working.

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.

Out with ye olde, in with the shiny new!

Resource Guru

You can probably relate, can’t you? Sometimes it’s just easier to consign that old jalopy to the scrapyard and start anew. That’s exactly what we decided when we took a stab at fixing a long-standing feature (heh!) – our client/project selector in the Schedule.

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.

Vetern's Day 2017

Herding Cats

To all veteran friends and colleagues - in the US and Foreign Lands. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Let's remember those who serve, those who supported them, and those who experience the benefits of their service

Data Protection Tips: an Interview with Rishi Narang from CyberSins!


Today we publish an interview with Rishi Narang from CyberSins, “a blog on sun, sins, and security.” ” Rishi is a consultant, researcher, and blogger on digital security & cyber intelligence, describing himself as a tech aficionado & evangelist.

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?

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.

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.

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

Let’s Take A Day Off


As TimeCamp we are able to answer the question of how much we work. Measuring working time and, above all, the quality of the work is a major feature of our software. By learning about the culture of our customers’ work we make surprising conclusions.

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.