Sat.Apr 20, 2019 - Fri.Apr 26, 2019

What Is And How To Manage The Project Management Triple Constraint

The Digital Project Manager

Knowing the triple constraint of time, scope, and cost is fundamental for managing expectations and changes in your digital projects. Here’s everything DPMs need to know about the “Iron Triangle”.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from professionalismmatters.com. One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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Project Scheduling Techniques to Uplevel Your Productivity

GoSkills

Why having strong project scheduling techniques is important. Project Management

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How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor

Online PM Courses

One my best decisions was to get a mentor. We didn’t meet often, or formally, but she made a real difference to my confidence. How can you get yourself one? The post How to Get Yourself a Project Management Mentor appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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.

How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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Supercharge Idea Output With Starbursting Brainstorming

Project Bliss

Starbursting brainstorming is a structured technique to help your team come up with lots of ideas in many different focus areas. Use this approach to easily guide your team to generate tons of ideas for your product or service. Does the idea of brainstorming make you anxious?

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A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Kiron Bondale

The old saying about committees came to mind when I was considering the default approach companies often use to achieving a control objective. Bringing together diverse perspectives can help to reduce bias, but in many cases a simpler approach might result in a better outcome.

2019 191

Project Planning Process

Girl's Guide to PM

Let’s look at the project planning process and how you can make it work to your advantage! This quick 11 minute video offers you hints and tips for project planning. The post Project Planning Process appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Skills

A New Class on Digital Fluency for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

If you’re managing digital projects, I have a few ideas you might find interesting. I’ve worked with a lot of project managers in the enterprise software space on some large and expensive projects, and I noticed a few things. . First, it’s a really hard job.

2019 248

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.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

A Metaphorical Journey. As we guide clients through organizational Transformation, we apply our System of Transformation incrementally via Expeditions.

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A paradox of motion

Musings on Project Management

Can't get off the dime? Not motivated? Putting things off? Perhaps Parmenides's clever disciple, Zeno of Elena, has the perfect proof that it's not your fault! He wrote four paradoxes of motion. Consider his "dichotomy paradox" which addresses the infinite divisibility of space: "In order to complete any journey, you must first travel half the distance. But before you can do that, you must Project Management Quotations

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Go Ahead - Ask Sharona About "My Sharona"

Brad Egeland

The woman behind the 1979 hit new-wave song by The Knack has moved on to real estate, but still answers questions about the song almost daily Even now, approaching the 40th anniversary of the biggest single of 1979, Sharona Alperin can’t escape it.

2019 115

How to Get More Customers with Email Marketing Automation

ProjectManager.com

Setting up an automated email campaign is just step one in achieving more conversions.

2019 248

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.

From Onboarding to Expert: Refining and Optimizing the LiquidPlanner Experience

LiquidPlanner

Previously, we discussed the onboarding and adoption stages that companies go through when they integrate LiquidPlanner into their daily workflow. This week, we’ll be covering the third and final stages: refining and optimization. Refining.

2019 98

Knowing more or less

Musings on Project Management

I had thought that the magic of the information age was that it allowed us to know more, but then I realized the magic of the information age is that it allows us to know less It provides us with external cognitive servants silicon memory systems, collaborative online filters, consumer preference algorithms and networked knowledge. We can burden these servants and liberate ourselves David. Project Management Quotations

2019 163

The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe and How a Legend Disappeared for 30 Years

Brad Egeland

The Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe's extraordinary story includes beating Ferrari, bursting up in flames, and spending three decades in a storage unit. f this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

2019 113

How Checklists Train Your Brain To Be More Productive And Goal-Oriented

Trello

Is there anything more satisfying than completing a long checklist of to-do tasks? The simple act of crossing off items on your to-do list is a blissful feeling. Productivity

2019 92

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.

Five Steps to Getting a Project Done

LiquidPlanner

You’re eager to start a new project and jump right in without trying to make order out of and find meaning in everything that needs to get done. How much time do you spend scratching your head, wondering what to do next or even how or where to start? Having a good plan is the most important strategy for getting a project done. Here are five steps to help you organize your work so you can sail through the project cycle while spinning your wheels as little as possible.

2019 95

The 7 Most Important Arguments for Implementing Project Management

Inloox

Relevance of Project Management According to the PMI "Pulse of the Profession" report (2018), only 58 percent of companies acknowledge the value of project management. The importance of full acknowledgement of project management cannot be emphasized enough.

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Should Your Team Claim Tasks in Sprint Planning?

Brad Egeland

Sprint planning is typically an industrious, productive process. Teams refine the backlog, set a target velocity, select user stories for the upcoming sprint, estimate effort and define tasks. Done correctly, teams leave planning with clear sprint goals and a clean sprint plan. Feels good, right?

2019 95

What is a Work Package? | Video

Online PM Courses

Controlling who does what is a vital part of managing your project. So, what is a Work Package? The post What is a Work Package? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Scope Management

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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 I Failed the 9/80 Work Schedule Experiment

Teamweek

When our marketing lead Emily asked me to try out the 9/80 work schedule experiment, I jumped on board without hesitation. (Or Or maybe I just mumbled a less enthusiastic and a lot more Estonian, “Yeah, ok I can do it.”) I get a Friday off? Enough said!

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System of Transformation Defined

Leading Agile

Agile was designed to work in a particular organizational context. It was designed for a certain kind of team structure. It was designed for a certain kind of governance. It was designed for a certain kind of organizational ecosystem.

10 Project Management KPIs and What They Mean

GanttPRO Project Management

How many communication touchpoints, on average, does it take your business to transform a lead into a client? Ideally, your team and not your customer (or their customers) should detect […]. News GanttPRO Productivity Project Management Tips

2019 82

19 Genius Ways to Become More Creative Today

Planio

Let’s say you’re sitting in a meeting with your team. Unfortunately, it’s not going well. The project you’ve spent months on is suddenly on the rocks. Things are unclear and you need a way forward. People start throwing out ideas but they’ve all been done before. You need something creative.

2019 115

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

When Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Goals are Clear, Critical Decisions Get Easier

Keyedin

2019 78

Understanding The Problem You’re Trying to Solve With Metrics

Leading Agile

Metrics are important. Tracking work is important. What gets measured gets done.” ” But, if you don’t understand why you’re measuring things, or what the problem you’re trying to solve when you begin measuring things—no amount of metrics is going to help. .

2019 79

How to Find Time to Become a Project Manager (Full System)

PM Basics

Before I became a project manager I was a sailor. During one of the voyages, I had a morning shift on the bridge for four months. In 20 minutes after the shift, there was breakfast. So, these 20 minutes were kind of useless. You can’t do anything with them. Except learning.

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