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How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling

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The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools.

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Delphi Technique In Project Management (How to + Example)

PM Basics

Talked with the client yesterday. He asked me to look into a new technology on iOS called “layers” He wanted to see if we can leverage it. I had no idea what was that. For sure, I could open a developer’s documentation and try to read it. But that is not what a project manager does.

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Leadership KPIs

ProjectManager.com

How can you track your progress as a leader? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to set up leadership key performance indicators (KPIs) to do just that. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! In Review – Leadership KPIs.

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?

What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. And in the UK, we really do spell programme like that!

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5 Reasons to Get Your PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager.

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25 of the Best Planning Quotes

ProjectManager.com

It seems that people have been writing about planning for as long as people have been writing. No surprise there. No enterprise, whether it’s assembling the space shuttle or getting dinner on the table, is done well without a plan.

Introducing Project Management Rebels (Mentoring Done Differently)

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever thought about where your career is going as a project manager, or why some people seem to be on the fast-track while others struggle to advance their careers?

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Hiring a Contractor? – What You Need to Know

Arras People

Of the companies who require project managers, most will only require their services temporarily. This will be because either the project is short-term or they don’t have enough projects to validate hiring a project manager on a permanent basis.

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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.

Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

I’ve often said that scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work.

Get Inspired: 13 Creativity Exercises for Non-Creatives

ProjectManager.com

I think “creativity” is a little too associated with the free-spirit, artist types. Some of us enjoy manipulating a spreadsheet more than painting a canvas, but that doesn’t make us any less creative. Knowledge workers are highly creative.

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7 Essential Time Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

Get the right things done in less time. To get ahead in your career, deliver your projects successfully and to get a promotion or a pay rise, you must learn to consistently focus on the activities that add the most benefit to your projects and your clients.

Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

Mike Cohn’s August 2016 article, The Dangers of a Definition of Ready describes certain problems that can occur when a team uses the concept of a Definition of Ready. He writes: You can think of a Definition of Ready as a big, burly bouncer standing at the door of the iteration.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

Multiple efficient project management frameworks and methodologies have been introduced over the years to ensure effective team management and collaboration in a workplace.

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Contract Bidding: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Projects can be recognized, procured and initiated in a variety of ways. Some are birthed in-house and stem from an opportunity the organization identified for itself, an opportunity that might be exploited for profit or other gains.

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The Key to Successful Projects: Resource Leveling in LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

There are lots of project management tools that make it easy for managers to overbook their teams, in addition to taking on project work that they don’t realistically have the resources to handle. Not only will teams burn out, but they probably won’t make their finish dates, either.

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Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

Disclaimer: This is not a critique of Scrum. Instead of designing a thing, we need to design a way of doing, and this way of doing must make some choices now but leave other choices to a later time. – Guy Steele, 1998 ACM OOPSLA keynote, “Growing a Language” (video).

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Run to the challenge

Musings on Project Management

In the last posting, it was about heavy tails. if it doesn't happen about now it grows less likely it will happen at all. But, what if it does happen, all good management to the contrary? It could, you know. Manage the consequences As part of the management group you have to "run to the challenge", sort of a first-responder paradigm, but with much less bodily risk. Gather yourself. Risk Management

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How AI Will Change the Future of Project Management

Workamajig

How will AI impact the project management industry? Our guest post by Aniruddha Parmar looks at the potential uses of AI in managing projects and making decisions. This is a guest post by Aniruddh of SoftwareSuggest.

5 Incredible Ideas to Create an Amazing Perfect Project Plan in the Future

Taskque

They say, “Project plans are one of the most essential elements yet the most misunderstood term in the field of project management.”. As an entrepreneur, a business owner, a project manager, you wonder why your business requires a project plan?

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Enable Your Team – Choose the Right Project Management Tool

Eylean

With a variety of project management tools in the market it is easy to get lost. However choosing the next solution for your team should not be left to chance. Getting recommendations and reading reviews is great, but if you want a tool to stick, there is something more to the choosing process.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Is your tail heavy?

Musings on Project Management

Is your tail heavy' is the question raised at 'critical uncertainties' in a recent post. It might be if you are a risk with some "memory" of the immediate past. Risk with memory? What does that mean? The immediate past influences the immediate future The probability of the arrival of an outcome is not time-stationary: as time passes, the probabilities change The distribution of the arrival. Risk Management Statistics Testing

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Task Management for Those Who Take it Seriously – How to Organize and Prioritize Tasks Using Task Management Software

Paymo App

According to GetApp Lab’s 2017 study , task management is one of the must-have project management features that are currently missing from many tools. This shows just how much importance people place on doing task management right.

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Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play

Inloox

Most people associate Lego with childhood memories or, if you already have children of your own, with very painful encounters between Lego bricks and your feet. What many don’t know is that Lego can also be used as a tool in business: Lego Serious Play. The idea of Lego Serious Play (LSP) The LSP method promotes both innovation and business performance. Studies show that this kind of hands-on experience supports a deeper understanding of processes and faster recognition of opportunities.

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SwiftEnterprise 4.5 is here!

Digite

We are back with another release packed with several enhancements in the area of Agile, STaRT, and Mobile App. Filtering cards of different card types on the Execution Board has now become easier through the availability of common and card type specific attributes in the filter panel.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

5 Key Fail Points for Most PPMs

Brad Egeland

The need for a project portfolio management tool is often dependent on the organization’s size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The Cone of Uncertainty is a useful approach to defining the expected range of uncertainty at specific stages in a project.

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SoundNotes Live: Agile Q&Awith Mike Cottmeyer vol. 1

Leading Agile

Back in September, Mike and Dave got together for our first ever live Q&A. The conversation was streamed on Facebook, so they were able to answer some viewer questions, as well as questions Dave had been collecting, beforehand, in his CSM and CSPO classes.

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