Sat.Oct 06, 2018 - Fri.Oct 12, 2018

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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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

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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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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 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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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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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.

How Marketers Stay Productive: Liam Martin of TimeDoctor

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature Liam Martin, Co-Founder of TimeDoctor. TimeDoctor is an employee time tracking software that helps you and your team get a lot more done each day. It has desktop software, mobile and web-based components. A multi-functional time tracking software with CRM and white label capabilities

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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