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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


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?

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!

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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?

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.

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Project Management Q&A – How do I Move From: Business Analyst to Project Manager?

Arras People

I’m a business analyst, but would like to become a project manager. What steps should I be taking to achieve that goal? Career changes are never easy, but the transition from business analyst to project manager isn’t necessarily a huge leap.

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Resignation Letter Examples & Tips

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.

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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).

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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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

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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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.

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

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Project Management for Design Professionals: 10 Tips and Tools


Project managers have helped us manufacture automobiles, build skyscrapers, and develop the technology tools that we use daily.

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Happy Halloween: Survival Guide for the InLoox Zombie Apocalypse!


It is the same every year: around the end of October, the people in your office change into all kind of business zombies and make your life a living hell. To prepare you for the upcoming business zombie apocalypse, we have gathered some survival guidelines for you. But beware of the humor! Please don't take the following all too serious. Do you sometimes feel like a hollow pumpkin?

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


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.

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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.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

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.

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


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.

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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

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

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.

Unit Testing Shell Scripts:Part Four

Leading Agile

So far, in this series of posts on unit testing shell scripts, we’ve covered several tools for unit testing scripts written in common *nix shell languages like bash, korn, and zsh. The same concepts and methods apply to any shell.

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10 Business Pros Share Their Best Networking Tips

Being an effective networker requires a lot of practice. Although some people are naturally outgoing, which helps them be better at networking, nearly anyone can be an effective networker with the right tools and mindset.

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