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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.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

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.

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.

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.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

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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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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