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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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.

2019 402

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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

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.

2019 254

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

2019 185

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?

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

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


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

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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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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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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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process


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.

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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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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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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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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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.

2019 95

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


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.

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The Everyday Wonder Women Who Use Trello As Their Sidekick


This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceForBetter. Whether it’s work-life balance or working towards a more gender-balanced future, we can all attest to the power of staying balanced.

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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 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.

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


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.

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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The Ultimate Project Close Out Checklist


You've nearly reached the finish line! But make sure that you go through your project close out checklist before officially ending your project. Project Management