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

New PM, New Choices

Leading Answers

(Over at ProjectManagement.com 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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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

ProjectManager.com

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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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

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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More Trending

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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Develop Better High Performing Teams

ProjectManager.com

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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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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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.

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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How to Write More Content, Faster

ProjectManager.com

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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How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Women and Men

LiquidPlanner

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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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

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.

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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Why “Nice Guys Finish Last” is Wrong

ProjectManager.com

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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6 Key Characters to create the Ultimate PMO

Keyedin

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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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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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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.

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

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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6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

Resource capacity planning is the umbrella of methods business leaders use to quantify their team’s bandwidth for projects. It’s a simple idea that comes with a labyrinth of execution problems, even with a top resource management software option.

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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Successful businesses are finding ways to improve profitability levels, streamline costs and eliminating waste.

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 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.

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.

Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

Today’s world of work is fraught with complexity and an ever-increasing need for speed. This is simply a reality organizations must come to realize. However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified.

5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

Keyedin

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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New Whitepaper: How to Customize the InLoox Folder Structure

Inloox

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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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.

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 OnlinePMCourses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. […]. The post What is a Senior Responsible Owner – SRO?

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Did You Know PMP Mind Maps Is The Best Tool To Pass The Exam?

PM by PM

How can you use PMP mind maps to study for the certification test? What exactly is mind mapping? Why are they useful for the exam prep? You will find answers for these questions in this article. Mind mapping (or idea mapping) is an essential technique for gathering the project requirements.

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include: Fostering an environment where collaborative decision making is easier and more fruitful.