Sat.Sep 29, 2018 - Fri.Oct 05, 2018

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.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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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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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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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Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success

Arras People

We all know that when a project team works well together then great results can be achieved in an effective and cohesive manner. If, however, they don’t work well together then completing a project on time and on a budget can be unnecessarily difficult.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

How many hats should a Scrum Master wear?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve run into a few situations recently where Scrum Masters (SMs) are performing multiple roles and while they might have the capacity to do so, on any moderate sized initiative, it might be difficult for them to fulfill all the responsibilities of the SM role.

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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.

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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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.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

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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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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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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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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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

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.

4 Ways Project Managers Can Make Their CEOs Happy

Brad Egeland

Customer happiness is Job 1.1 for the project manager. I would say it’s Job 1.0, but I’ve always said that Job One is effective and efficient communication and I don’t feel it’s a good idea for me to flip flop. I am not a politician. So, if customer happiness is Job 1.1, then CEO happiness has to be right up there…like Job 1.2 or Job 1.3. What I’m trying to say is Happy Wife, Happy Life…and Happy CEO, Happy Career/Salary/Corporate Ladder/Corner Office.

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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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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.

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

What is Collaboration? | Video

Online PM Courses

Good collaboration harnesses the differences between people , and is an essential part of project management. So, what is Collaboration? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is Collaboration?

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Portland, Maine. I Don't Know Where That is

Brad Egeland

As my wife continues to force the country genre on this classic rock guy, I actually find some connections with many of the songs and how they relate to life in general and, in some cases, to project management.

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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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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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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

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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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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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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