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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway

LiquidPlanner

Many of us dream of becoming the director for a major program with numerous projects, a staff, and an opportunity to create something from nothing.

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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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 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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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.

A Smart Way To Get Things Done – Read These Productivity Articles! 13/11/17

TimeCamp

Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

TimeCamp

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Time Reporting System

TimeCamp

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.

Capturing a Flood

EarthPM

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

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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.

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

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

TimeCamp

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.

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.

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.