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How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It

The Digital Project Manager

We’ve all been there—you’re trying your best to avoid micromanaging your team, but the way. The post How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides Leadership & Team Management

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

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The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.

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Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

Criticism is everywhere. Who hasn’t heard something like, “That’s not how you make a hamburger,” or, “You lost the game for us with that lousy pitching!” ” But that’s not constructive criticism.

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?

How To Manage Fixed Date Projects

Project Risk Coach

Fixed date projects occur often these days. The project sponsor picks a date and hands you the project. So, what's a project manager to do? How can we manage fixed date projects? First of all, don’t freak out. Some things are unrealistic, but others are not.

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The Best Workflow Management Software To Boost Your Team’s Efficiency

The Digital Project Manager

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Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper

ProjectManager.com

Paid time off (PTO) policies are central to achieving work-life balance. PTO should be a refuge for people to unplug and re-center, so they can return to work feeling refreshed and productive.

2018 393

How to Use a Critical to Quality CTQ Tree to Satisfy Customer Needs

Project Bliss

The CTQ Tree is a simple tool to tell you exactly what your customer wants. Have you ever asked a client or customer what they want, and when you deliver it, they tell you it still doesn’t meet their need?

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Working for the Weekend: Increasing Productivity, Efficiency, and Profitability with a Four-Day Workweek

LiquidPlanner

The dream of an extra day off each week is more plausible than you think. More companies are investigating the idea of a four-day workweek after a New Zealand trusts firm found its employees were happier, more efficient, and more productive after its two-month trial of a 20-percent shorter week.

2018 130

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition.

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How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

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What are the Most Critical Project Management Skills?

MavenLink

The demand for critical project management skills continues to experience remarkable growth around the world and there seems to be no slowing down.

5 of the Best Free Monday Alternatives (formerly DaPulse)

nTask

Monday.com, formerly known as DaPulse, has been around the project management block for quite some time. Bagging some major clients including Fiverr, Discovery, McDonald’s and more, Monday has surely made its mark as a great productivity and project management tool , with over 10 years of history.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Are You Earning Enough Money as a Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

If you aren't PMP certified then I can almost guarantee you that you are not earning enough as a PM. How can I do that? Because I know that on average certified project management professionals (PMPs) earn up to $20,000 more annually.

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Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Is leadership good and management bad? Of course not, both are important. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains their roles in project management in this short tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Leadership vs. Management, What’s the Difference?

8 Aspects That Will Make You the Best Entry-level Project Manager

PM Basics

You look at the requirements of an entry-level Project Manager , and it is frustrating! They want a Junior PM to have one or two years of experience. Additionally, the one should also know what a mid-level PM does. Is it that difficult to become a Project Manager?

Feature Prioritization: 7 Ways to Prioritize Features and Product Improvements

Planio

Few companies fail because of a lack of good ideas. But choosing the wrong idea? That can sink your ship faster than an iceberg on a dark night. In fact, according to CB Insights, the #1 reason startups fail is because they built the wrong thing and there’s no market need for it.

2018 119

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Effective Teamwork: Do You Know How to Create it?

Online PM Courses

Projects are collaborative efforts. So, if you want your Project to be a success, you need to be able to create effective teamwork. This is at the heart of your role as a Project Leader.

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Free project management software for small teams

Binfire

Getting free stuff always feels good. Getting free project management software feels even better. This offers feels even better if you are a small team with limited funds. If you are a small team of three or fewer people, you qualify automatically.

The Hawthorne Effect:Can You Hawthorne Yourself?

Leading Agile

My home office has a window. The window has plantation shutters. When I work at home, I usually open the shutters all the way to fill the room with natural light. One fine day not too long ago, I opened the shutters just a little. The room was lighted more softly.

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Download the 2018 PTO Study

ProjectManager.com

We surveyed over 2,000 full-time workers and obtained some compelling insights and statistics that are sure to surprise you and disrupt a preconceived notion or two. Download the full study to learn everything you need to know about modern paid time off policies and attitudes in the United States.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

5 Myths About Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Project meetings – necessary evils in the world of project management. But meetings are meetings, right? All attendees come to meetings because you invited them so they have to, right? If you say it’s important, everyone needs to take note and be there, right? You’re the project manager so what you say goes, right? People view meetings as a nice break from the daily routine and a chance to stay up to date on project information, right?

New in Slack Project Management: nTask for Slack is here!

nTask

The pyramids are one of the wonders of the world – magnificent and complicated. Archeologists still argue how the Egyptians managed to build such a masterpiece. How about the Great Wall of China? The Emperor had employed millions of people in its construction: soldiers, common people, and criminals.

PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Have you just begun the PMP® exam preparation? Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? If any of answer is Yes, this blog will give you a kick start in your PMP® exam preparation. In this article I am answering: What are the processes?

Outsourcing Pros and Cons: Should You Outsource on Your Next Project?

ProjectManager.com

There’s been a seismic shift in business over the past generation. The idea of working one’s way up the corporate ladder at one company, ending in the proverbial gold watch, has gone the way of the horse and buggy. Careerists haven’t been stalled as much as forced onto a different track.

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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.

I Can Work from Anywhere and Other Remote Project Management Myths

Brad Egeland

I will be the first to say that remote work works for me. It works great, and I've been doing it productively, effectively and successfully for years. But I realize that is not necessarily for everyone, it may not work on all types of projects, and it may not work in all companies, countries and industries. But it works for me in Las Vegas, Nevada. ​ To make a broad statement like “I can work from anywhere” is simply not true. It's like Green Eggs and Ham.

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9 Features That Make a Great Task Management Tool

nTask

With the soaring number of task management applications , finding the ideal tool can be time-consuming and confusing. The criteria for each tool depends on the organization, their needs, and requirements, as well as work processes.

How to Create the Perfect Project Management Plan

Teamweek

A project management plan is the plan a team follows to complete a project. A useful project management plan includes the targets and goals of a project and provides a clear definition of roles to be played by everyone involved.