Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

New PM, New Choices

Leading Answers

(Over at January’s theme was “New PMs”. I wrote this article about the choices of approach we have and ways for new PMs to navigate them.). These days, new project managers are exposed to conflicting guidance.

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

Working out who does what on your project can be a challenge. A RACI chart is a project management tool that helps you do exactly that. At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. Scroll to the bottom to get it.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented.

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PRiSM is much more than an “eco-friendly” method.

Green Project Management

As our Project Management Methodology PRiSM or PRojects integrating Sustainable Methods is turning 10 years old this year, we are proud that it enjoys success in a multitude of industries; and project types. There is one area though that is commonly misunderstood as evidenced by the blog-o-sphere.

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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?

Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

Looking through the data from the 2019 Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report (2019 PMBR) it really reinforces the fact that project management is so richly diverse when viewed across the many organisations and industries where these important skills are used.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in a project, business or organization. In project management terms, a stakeholder is an individual or group that will be impacted by the outcome of the project.

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8 Powerful Ways to Manage Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

When you think of managing the constraints of scope, schedule, cost, and quality, which of these items receives the least focus? Project managers may fail to give quality the attention that it merits. Let's look at 8 ways to manage project quality and get better results.

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Loosen the coupling

Musings on Project Management

Looking for schedule success? Loosen the coupling! Remember the "shift right" phenomenom in scheduling? If two or more events are tightly coupled to a milestone -- meaning no slack -- then a slip of any event pushes the milestone, to wit: shift to the right And, the risk is exponential with the number of events: The risk of two events is the risk-squared (where risk is probability of. Risk Management schedule

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Project Managers: How To Deal With Burnout At Work

The Digital Project Manager

Feeling apathetic and strung out on the job? Burnout is a big issue in digital project management simply because of the type of work we do. Read on to identify and learn how to deal with burnout at work as a PM. The post Project Managers: How To Deal With Burnout At Work appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development 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.

Develop Better High Performing Teams

As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent. They’re refocusing their efforts to align portfolios to finish strong for the fiscal year and are launching new initiatives to support strategic plans for the calendar year.

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New Whitepaper: How to Customize the InLoox Folder Structure


InLoox is not only the central platform for task and project management, but also for document storage. Besides the convenient storage of Outlook e-mails, InLoox offers the possibility to adapt the document structure in InLoox to that of your file system. This ensures that everyone who works with InLoox immediately finds their way around the central project document storage.

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Speak softly; big stick leadership formula

Musings on Project Management

Hit the ground running Consolidate control Ask questions of everyone wherever you go Manage by wandering around Determine the basic problems of each organization and hit them head-on When attacked, counterattack Stick to your guns Spend your political capital to to reach your goals When your work is stymied or done, find a way out. As quoted by Doris Kearns Goodwin in "Leadership in. leadership

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Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

How to select a Risk Response Strategy? Sounds complicated. But let me simplify it for you in this article. Here you will find examples of risk responses for both threats and opportunities. But there’s a catch: You may have a limited mindset in regards to dealing with risks.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How to Write More Content, Faster

We’ve all heard stories about an author, blogger or thought leader in your industry that manages to turn out multiple pieces of content each week.

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10 Step Risk Management Kick-off for Your Project

Online PM Courses

There is a lot to do when you start a new project. But one thing that can have a big effect on your ultimate success is how you approach risk management. So, we asked risk management expert, Keith Baxter, to offer his advice on a successful risk management kick-off.

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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Women and Men


It’s widely acknowledged that a positive, inclusive office culture leads to better morale and higher productivity amongst staff. Figures from research by Deloitte and The Female Quotient show that 67 percent of knowledge workers believe that diversity and inclusion drive creativity in the office.

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Real World Absolutes For Business Analysts On Tech Projects

Brad Egeland

Let me be the first to say that Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is great. ​ It can help you get hired, move up in your profession, and show dedication to your chosen career path. It can be a catalyst for cohesion within a PM infrastructure or project management office (PMO). It can give everyone a common language to use.

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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?

Why “Nice Guys Finish Last” is Wrong

Is being nice a losing strategy? Are teams better led by fear? Is a mean boss a more effective boss? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, questions the conventional wisdom of the phrase,”Nice guys finish last,” and finds it lacking truth when it comes to leading teams or furthering your career.

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Cultural Fit versus Cultural Fit

Pawel Brodzinski

There is a remark on hiring I’ve heard quite a few times recently. It’s about sending a rejection message to a candidate. It goes along the lines: “Just don’t tell them that they’re not a good fit for the culture. That’s b t. That means nothing.”. A Bad Fit.

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Read an eBook Week: Celebrate with Four of the Best from LiquidPlanner


The first full week of March is a chance for book lovers and writers to share their passion in digital form. To celebrate Read an eBook Week, we’ve compiled this short list of our best eBooks. Five Practical Habits for Today’s Project Manager.

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Seeking Faster Feedback

Leading Agile

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were returning to Atlanta from Virginia where we’d spent the holidays with family. As we got close to Atlanta, we noticed what looked to be a major accident on I-85 heading north out of town (judging from the number of lights we saw).

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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.

6 Management Skills from 10,000 B.C. That Are Still Relevant


You will be surprised to learn how skills that were critical to survival centuries ago are still relevant in today's quantum age. Leadership

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Top-down or bottom-up? Smart project managers choose both


There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the bottom-up management approach. Some of the biggest and most progressive companies around have recently switched from the top-down approach to bottom-up, including The New York Times, Ernst & Young and Toyota. But what’s the difference?

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6 Key Characters to create the Ultimate PMO


In our new series, in which we will be investigating what constitutes the ideal PMO, Margaret Meloni from PM Student talks us through the different characters in the ideal PMO and what skills/qualities they offer.

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What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? | Video

Online PM Courses

The term ‘Senior Responsible Owner’ or SRO comes from the UK Government’s Program Management methodology, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP). It also appears in the related and far more widely known PRINCE2 methodology. So, what is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. […]. The post What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO?

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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.

Becoming agile with Sitetracker


Industries such as telecommunications and utilities are just beginning to see the value of becoming more agile. Get ahead of the curve by learning how your organization can become more agile by using Sitetracker. Contact a Sitetracker project management expert now.?.

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Prioritizing the Work to Maximize Return w/ Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

This week, on SoundNotes, we’ve got Part 3 of a trio of interviews with LeadingAgile Chief Methodologist and Co-Founder Dennis Stevens. The series focuses on how to build an organization that can embrace change.

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO


Ever wondered what it takes to build a great project organization? Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates.

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