Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

RAID in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Ever wondered what RAID is all about in project management? You’ll hear project managers talking about their RAID logs, or updating the RAID, but what does it all mean? In this article, we look at everything RAID.

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan.

Validation and Verification -- in Agile? Really?

Musings on Project Management

Validation and Verification: traditionalists know these ideas well. Do they still have relevance in the Agile space? My opinion: Yes! Traditional V-and-V: the way it is Traditional projects rely on validation and verification (V-and-V) for end-to-end auditing of requirements: Validation: the requirements ‘deck’ is validated for completeness and accuracy. If there are priorities. agile

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What’s the Real Value of Project Management?

ProjectManager.com

Project management has real value, but don’t take our word for it. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you why and explains how you can convince naysayers who question the value of project management and project managers. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2018 396

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.

Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

When I first wrote Collaboration Tools for Project Managers the publishers put ‘Elizabeth Harrin, PMP’ on the cover. I had to get that taken off – I’m not a PMP, although I feel very familiar with the PMBOK Guide ® concepts.

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How to Create a Cause and Effect Diagram

Project Risk Coach

Do you have problems? Projects running behind schedule? Cycle time for a business process increasing? Sales down? People continuing to live in silos? Let's discuss a simple but powerful tool for solving problems - the Cause and Effect Diagram (alias Fishbone Diagram).

2018 227

Resignation Letter Examples & Tips

ProjectManager.com

Given that some people change jobs on an almost annual basis in today’s economy, one of the common hurdles for the modern worker is the resignation letter.

2018 375

CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

Moira Alexander

What is the CSM certification? Agile practices are being rapidly adopted in project and product management across many industries, and the Scrum master is an important leadership role in agile development. The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualification, available through the Scrum Alliance, is an entry-level certification aimed at providing professionals with an awareness of the methodologies and values of Scrum, including team performance, accountability, and iterative progress.

Securing The Houses of Parliament for Future Generations

Arras People

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the two Houses of Parliament in the city of London and is one of the most iconic structures in the United Kingdom. Anyone who has seen this famous building in the last year will have noticed that it has been covered in scaffolding.

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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.

The Great Facilitator: A Guide For Sprint Retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

Ahhh, retrospectives. A time to identify improvements, a time to reflect on achievements, and a. The post The Great Facilitator: A Guide For Sprint Retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Topics

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What is OKR, and Why Are Top Companies Using It?

ProjectManager.com

Everyone is familiar with Google and their unfathomable success, but few are familiar with how Google achieved that success. The secret to Google’s astronomical rise was a goal management technique called OKR, an acronym that stands for “Objectives and Key Results.”

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Project lessons from playing pool

Kiron Bondale

A few months ago, I rekindled my enjoyment of the game of pool after having played it sporadically over the past twenty years. I find something soothing about the clickety-clack sound of balls ricocheting off one another and relish the challenge of figuring out which shot to play to sink a ball and line up my next shot or if I miss, at least prevent others from making their shots.

2018 151

Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

Arras People

I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. What’s the difference? There are a couple of differences. The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. They maintain the project plan and schedules, maintain the project budget and generally anything else the project manager needs. The Project Coordinator role – as a title – is seen more in IT and other business projects.

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 are your Team Dynamics? (AI-driven Enterprise Agility in action!)

Digite

The world is rapidly moving towards of AI and ML-based transformation in all fields and domains. Software products are first to adopt and in fact lead such transformation. At Digité, we are thrilled to be doing our bit!

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10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency

The Digital Project Manager

Working with a remote team? Collaboration tools are vital in today’s world of online work. This expert review compares 10 of the best collaboration tools, explaining their pros & cons, pricing, features, integrations, and more. The post 10 Online Collaboration Tools To Boost Your Project’s Efficiency appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

2018 144

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes. While most are good ideas and are necessary, they are NOT Sufficient for project success.

Ditch the Scales: Why Work-Life Balance Doesn’t Work

LiquidPlanner

Recently, I realized I occasionally pit work and life against each other in my mind, and these moments certainly don’t help my positivity during the week.

2018 109

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.

Presentation Skills: A Guide for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

Too many Project Managers find it’s their presentation skills that let them down. Yet, having coached many presenters, I find that the difference between: a clear, confident presentation, and. a waffly, wobbly presentation. is usually very easy to fix.

2018 106

DPM Podcast: Controlling (Scope) Creeps (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Controlling (Scope) Creeps (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

Another Sustainability Model – Evaluating Human Systems and Earth Systems

Green Project Management

I was reminded of a fascinating paper I read entitled ‘Modeling sustainability: Population, inequality, consumption, and bidirectional coupling of the earth and human systems.’ The graphic below from the paper shows the relationship of the human system within the earth system, not separate from it.

CSM certification guide: Certified ScrumMaster exam explained

Moira Alexander

What is the CSM certification? Agile practices are being rapidly adopted in project and product management across many industries, and the Scrum master is an important leadership role in agile development. The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualification, available through the Scrum Alliance, is an entry-level certification aimed at providing professionals with an awareness of the methodologies and values of Scrum, including team performance, accountability, and iterative progress.

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.

Triskell Software is the November App of the Month Selection

Brad Egeland

Triskell PPM Factory is an end-to-end solution, from strategy planning to execution, and Portfolio and Performance management. Fill the gap between strategic planning and proper execution. Today, most companies have to face several challenges at the same time, digital transformation, innovation, new product and market developments, as well as improve competitiveness and margins, all with ever more stringent constraints. STRATEGIC PLANNING. You have to know where you are going and why.

2018 99

SwiftEnterprise 5.0 is Here

Digite

SwiftEnterprise 5.0 brings to you Team Dynamics – Emotional Intelligence Analytics – that gives you powerful insights into your team’s emotional health and its impact on team and project performance, based on their interaction on various project tasks!

2018 98

All Set for International Project Management Day 2018? The only Project Management guide you need

Taskque

When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference. Men and women from all over the globe came together to share ideas, discuss problems with experts and meet project management professionals to pick their brains.

2018 95

What are the Six Thinking Hats? | Video

Online PM Courses

Edward de Bono is one of the leading thinkers on thinking and creativity. And, of all his books, ideas, and methodologies, the Six Thinking Hats idea is definitely his best. So, what are the Six Thinking Hats? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com.

2018 95

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

Why are Business Analysts so Critical to the Project?

Brad Egeland

Ok, the question from some of you may be. “says who?” ” Basically, you may be thinking, “Who says they are so critical to the project?” ” I do! And I'm pretty sure a lot of individuals who are deeply concerned with the success of the project they are leading or working on would say the same thing. ​ A good business analyst can make or break the project, in my opinion.

2018 95

How are your Team Dynamics? (SAFe Implementation powerd by AI!)

Digite

The world is rapidly moving towards of AI and ML-based transformation in all fields and domains. Software products are first to adopt and in fact lead such transformation. At Digité, we are thrilled to be doing our bit!

2018 98

Unit Testing Shell Scripts:Part Five

Leading Agile

Previously in this series, we’ve discussed the value of unit testing shell scripts and explored how to roll our own test script , how to use the shunit2 library , how to use bash-spec for a behavioral-style approach, and how to use Pester to test-drive a Powershell script.

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