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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.

2018 311

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

Agile 170

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!

2018 273

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?

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.

2018 297

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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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.

2018 215

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.

2018 207

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

2018 199

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 163

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.”

2018 206

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.

2025 170

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 151

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

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How To Make A Gantt Chart In Excel


So it’s time to for a new project. Something that involves multiple people, days of work, and lots Starbucks runs to keep you going. You might be thinking “How am I going to organize this project and show my team how much team need to allocate for specific tasks?”

2018 132

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.

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 145

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 129

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 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.

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 107

7 Agency New Business Trends You Should be Anticipating and Working Towards

Brad Egeland

The agency world is changing fast. New technologies and competitors threaten your market position. This guide looks at 7 top agency new business trends and how to deal with them. It’s hard to run an agency today. Between competition for consultancies and tech firms, emerging trends, and ever-increasing attrition rates, you have your hands full. ​ If you are to thrive in 2019, you have to look out for agency new business trends.

2019 140

How To Have More Effective Conference Calls


It’s 12:00 PM — lunch time, but also time for the weekly conference call. Your stomach is rumbling, but you know you will not get to lunch for an hour and a half because the business call usually goes over thirty minutes. You dial in. After the call, your head is full.

2018 98

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.

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.

2018 96

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

2018 94

What is Your PM Spiritual Animal? Let's Celebrate Project Manager Week

Brad Egeland

In celebration of Project Management Week. Discover Your PM Spirit Animal and get $500 off the 60 PDU Personality Based Project Management Program Cheetah Certified Project Manager (everyone who takes this course absolutely loves it - check out the testimonials.) Take This Short Survey to Discover Your. PM Spirit Animal The promotion code for the $500 off is provided after you do the survey

2018 135

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.

2018 92

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.

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?

2018 129

Working As A Virtual Team: How To Manage Your Remote Team From Afar


Virtual teams have many advantages because you can hire talented people from across the globe that you might not find locally.

2018 78

Hitting the Ground Running with CAPM Certification

Brad Egeland

The purpose of this program is help you become CAPM® certified and it is modeled after Cheetah's very successful Cheetah Exam Prep® for the PMP® Exam course. Cheetah Learning has designed a format that enables you to use the same techniques they use in class on your own, over a three-week period.

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.

2018 81

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.