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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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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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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?

Because “It’s there” is not a good reason to pursue agility!

Kiron Bondale

I’m seeing increased similarities between online hype surrounding agile and the marketing of weight loss products. Losing weight or being agile are being promoted as the main objective when both of these are just a means to an end.

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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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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.

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The Loyalty Cost

Arras People

After reading an article which painted people taking a new role as receiving a disloyalty bonus; we launched the latest Arras People survey to gain an insight into what is happening in the UK market for Project Management practitioners.

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Situating reslience

Musings on Project Management

"Scholars. have situated resilience, the ability to sustain ambition in the face of frustration, at the heart of. leadership growth. Why some people are able to extract wisdom from experience, others not, remains a critical question" Doris Kearns Goodwin, Historian "Leadership in Turbulent Times". In another venue, we might say some people are naturally street smart, while others. leadership Quotations

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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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.

DPM Podcast: Nailing Requirements (With Kelly Suter)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Nailing Requirements (With Kelly Suter) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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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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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?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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?

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

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best Workflow Management Software To Boost Your Team’s Efficiency appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM

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What is a Business Case? | Video

Online PM Courses

Before you get funding and approval for your project, you will first need to produce a Business Case. So, what is a Business Case? 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 a Business Case?

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How to Form Better Teams Using the Belbin Team Role Inventory

Inloox

Deciding what team members to assign to which project can be difficult. The Belbin Team Role Inventory can help you. It describes nine types of team members and tells you, which ones your team needs in which case and which type of team members shouldn’t work together. Introduction to the Belbin Team Role Inventory Each team member can contribute their personal qualities and strengths to achieve the team's goals.

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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?

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.

2018 160

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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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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Top 6 Priority Matrix Features for Executive Assistants

Appfluence

Priority Matrix helps executive assistants manage all their responsibilities and priorities throughout that day. Here are six features that are specially helpful for this role: 1) Reminders.

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.

CAPM Exam Prep: 7 Sure-Fire Steps To Pass The Certification Test

PM by PM

Do you want to start CAPM exam prep? Or, have you already started preparation for the CAPM certification test? If answer to one of the questions is yes, then this post will help you to prepare exam prep strategy and help you in your studies. CAPM is an entry level project management certification.

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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PMO Virtual Summit+ Template Giveaway and Discounted All Access Pass

Stepping Into Project Management

How was your day? If you are getting started for this week, so am I with some great news about the PMO Virtual Summit that I talked about last week. Did you get a chance to download the free ebook? If not, you can still click here.

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6 Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Assistant Career Path

Appfluence

As an Executive Assistant you want to advance your career. Whether you are actively applying for your next role or simply thinking ahead of schedule, here are some tips that will help you determine what your next actions should be. Define Skill Level.

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.

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?

7 Tips On Writing An Excellent Project Management Plan

Celoxis

7 tips on how to write an effective project management plan. Project Management

Registrations Open- PMO Virtual Summit

Stepping Into Project Management

If you haven't been following the earlier blogposts before, you can r ead it all here. Before you read, the PMO Virtual Summit has opened up for Registration. And its FREE. Learn from the global thought leaders over 3 days from the comfort of your couch. The speaker list can be found here.

How Tooling and Reporting Enable Transformation

Leading Agile

In this week’s episode of SoundNotes, we’ve got an interview/case study of sorts. Marty Bradley, Greg King, and Jessica Wolfe share the story of how they were able to leverage tooling and reporting in support of the Transformation effort at one of LeadingAgile’s clients.

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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.