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

Split It Out (Part 1)

MPUG

How to Separate your Project into Manageable Chunks. Splitting your project into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable helps you to move closer to your ultimate goal of achieving your project deliverables and high user satisfaction.

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What is Agile Project Management Software and How it Works?

ProProfs Project Management

If I ask you, what are the key problems you face as a project manager, what will your answer be? Inefficient team collaboration? Budget overruns? Inability to meet project deadlines? Tracking exactly where the project stands? …the list goes on, doesn’t it?

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What is ePPM and why is it becoming more important?

Keyedin

ePPM is the acronym commonly used for Electronic Project Portfolio Management. More and more companies are constantly striving for faster innovation and experiencing digital transformations. Thus, it is becoming more and more important to provide a single source of truth for projects, portfolios and resources that touch work that align with these company strategies.

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30 Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs & Go-Getters

ProjectManager.com

Daily affirmations have long been used to boost self-esteem. They compel people to start their days on the right foot. But while letting a smile be your umbrella might fortify your positive attitude, it’s not going to inspire your business ventures.

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Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

Five Ways to Reduce Risk Exposure Early

Project Risk Coach

When is risk exposure greatest in a project? In the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the project? It's actually highest in the beginning. Let's look at how to reduce risk exposure early in your projects.

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The Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

As with most things in life (and business) getting a balance right can prove far more effective, especially in the long run, than having a single focus that ignores other key elements. The same is true of the PMO.

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7 Problem-Solving Skills You Need to Improve to Get More Done

ProjectManager.com

When confronted with a problem, many of us like to procrastinate or avoid the problem altogether. Avoiding problems is a short-term solution. Problem solving keeps you moving forward. It’s essential for getting work done.

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How do you know if your team is being agile?

Kiron Bondale

It is easy to say that demonstrating behaviors consistent with the values and principles of the Manifesto is proof of agility but this test leaves significant wiggle room for interpretation and for exception cases which fall through the cracks of the four values and twelve principles.

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Ask a PM: What to Do When Your Sponsor Is Too Busy

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: We have quite an established project management office, and we use a standard methodology and tools. My team is good, they have experience, and we work well together. My problem is with the levels above me. My sponsor won’t even meet me.

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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?

Top Features to Look for in Project Management Software

MavenLink

When most people think of project management software, they think of a centralized to-do list that organizes tasks and responsibilities. However, project management is about so much more than just task management.

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Product-Market Fit: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

Although product design requires artistry and creativity, products made by businesses can’t really be considered art because art is not dictated by market forces. Products must, especially if you’re in the business of selling them at a profit, survive and thrive in the marketplace.

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"Little Data"

Musings on Project Management

"Big Data" is the meme du jour, but most projects run on "little data", the sort of data that fits into the constraints of spreadsheets like Excel. It's everyday stuff that drives estimates, scorecards, dashboards, task assignments, and all manner of project analytics. Let's Excel So, assuming you using Excel as a spreadsheet for doing actual calculations and data entry, you will find that. Project Management

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Campaign Management in Marketing: A Must-Read Guide for Agencies

Workamajig

Campaign management is essential for running a successful marketing campaign. Learn how to approach the campaign management process in this guide. In 1987, Nike was at a crossroads. Sales at the company were down 18% YoY.

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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.

Are You Making Proper Use of Dependencies and Constraints?

Online PM Courses

Constraints and dependencies are two important, but misunderstood project management concepts. But you need them in your project definition and planning. The post Are You Making Proper Use of Dependencies and Constraints? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Unlock the Benefits of Agile in a PDO with the Right Governance and Metrics

Leading Agile

To begin unlocking the full benefits of Agile at a product-driven organization, you’ve got to start with the right ecosystem that enables your processes to work for you. But then the question becomes: How are we doing at reaching our goals within this ecosystem?

Grand strategy -- an illusion?

Musings on Project Management

Every enterprise engages in strategy. It's a matter of routine to some: Driven by the calendar, it's now time to do the "strategic plan". To others, it's another name for how to engage with risk -- a risk might be a tactical failure, but at the same time, it could be a strategic success: The other guy won today, but he killed himself doing it. And, of course, there is always self-interest: Strategic Plan Strategy

End “Management by Screaming Loudest”? Step 1: Score Business Value

WorkOtter

An oldie but a goody! As we wind through summer vacations, staff members out of the office and competing priorities, we’re re-sharing a great blog post from last summer on how to manage the manager. Project priorities are frequently decided by emotionally charged managers who scream, politic, and subvert in order to push their agenda forward.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Art of Giving Feedback: 10 Tips for Busy Managers

Teamweek

“Can I give you some feedback?”. At one time, I used to absolutely hate that question. Because I worked for a boss who really meant, “Do you have time for me to tell you what you did wrong?”. For him, giving feedback meant criticism.

5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

PivotalTracker is an important component of any agile project management environment. I know this from experience because I work as an agile manager. In summation, if you are just getting your feet wet, this post will help you to avoid the common pitfalls associated with PivotalTracker software. The program is great; it works fine and does the job as advertised. However, some features are lackluster.

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Advice for New ScrumMasters and Product Owners w/ Kaely Hall

Leading Agile

And now for something completely different…. Kaely Hall has been working in the capacity of ScrumMaster and Product Owner for the last 16 months.

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DPM Podcast: Managing Project Budgets and Profitability (With Tomislav Car)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Managing Project Budgets and Profitability (With Tomislav Car) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast PM Hacks & Productivity

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How to Master Rockefeller Habits to Scale Your Business

Teamweek

Back in 2002, successful businessman Verne Harnish wrote a book he titled “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.” The book highlighted specific practices that a business could follow to strengthen company culture and improve their bottom line.

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6 Tips to Time Management for Maximum Productivity

nTask

When it comes to tips to time management, I love how Jackson Brown Jr. put it all together. He said, “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”. Well, Brown may be right about 24 hours theory, but time management is an entirely different realm.

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The Toyota flow system

Henny Portman

The Toyota Flow System (TFS , developed by Nigel Thurlow, Professor John Turner, and Brian Rivera, 2019 ) can be described as a system of patterns, practices and techniques to enable organizations and institutions to achieve desired outcomes in a complex world.

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5 Stages Of Group Development Every Team Have To Go Through

Taskque

Whether you are managing small projects or large & complex ones, you cannot do everything on your own. You need a competent team to take your project towards success. Selecting the right people for your team is critical for successful projects.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Five Tips to Help Project Managers Make Better Decisions

MPUG

Decision-making. For some of us, the very words cause cold sweats and anxiety. After all, when you’re making decisions that can have an impact on your entire project, it comes with its fair share of stress.

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Why Communication Skills are Important in Project Management?

nTask

If I were to point out one of the most critical factors contributing to project success, it will probably be effective communication. It is evident from the statistics too; 59% of the US workers have stated communication to be their biggest hurdle in success. By communication, we don’t mean only the verbal cues. They are important, but the key is with the way things are done around the organization. Documentation, the hierarchy of accountability, approvals, and much more.

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You're in Services - So Why Are You Selling?

Keyedin

In a professional services role, you might find yourself doing more “selling” than you anticipated when you started on your career path.

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