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

Split It Out (Part 1)


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?


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

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 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.

How to create a project budget

Girl's Guide to PM

Creating a project budget involves: being able to identify all the items that are going to cost money building a complete picture of what you need to spend getting approval for that amount.

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Project Management Q&A: Networking for Opportunities

Arras People

I’ve been a longtime freelance project manager, but I’ve always had difficulty networking to help land new opportunities. Any advice? All freelance project practitioners should engage in some form of networking at least once a week, even if they’re currently working.

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30 Best Business Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs & Go-Getters

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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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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Business requirements: Tracing project deliverables to business goals

Moira Alexander

What are business requirements? Business requirements are a vital component of any IT project. Identified at the start of any project, business requirements describe all activities and characteristics of a project’s end product essential to meeting business goals.

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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 – London Calling

Arras People

Is London still calling project managers in 2019? As you can see from the image below (data taken from the latest PMBR ) the answer is yes. The title of The Clash hit from 1979 would still appear to be true when it comes to Project Management in the UK.

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

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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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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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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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.

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

Upcoming Webinar - 10 Ingredients to the Perfect Project Kickoff Sesssion - Signup Now

Brad Egeland

Signup now for next Wednesday's live conference call presentation and discussion on "10 Ingredients to the Perfect Project Kickoff Session." Theme will be based generally on Real World tech project execution and best practices.

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


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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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.

"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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Need Real World Project Management, Consulting or Business Strategy Assistance? Contact Me

Brad Egeland

Are you a new project manager or just a PM in need of some advice career wise or on a current project? Possibly you are interested in how to handle remote project management or even going out on your own independently. I can assist you. Contact me to set up a one-on-one session of consulting or mentoring on any project management, consulting, business strategy, career or related. Question and Answer or any discussion format desired by you.

What are Stage Gates or Gateways? | Video

Online PM Courses

Stage Gates, Gateways, Phase Gates. The Stage Gate process is key to project governance and good project management. So, what are Stage Gates, or Gateways? The post What are Stage Gates or Gateways? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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5 labor law tips for opening your new branch in Europe


More and more upcoming American companies are willing to expand overseas – that’s always good

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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.

Micrometers, chalk, and axes

Musings on Project Management

On a recent aircraft restoration project I learned this 3-step process of. mechanics (who knew? You can't make this stuff up!), which in three short statements illustrates the axiom that a process, viewed end-to-end, is not better than it's worst component, and also. Precision and accuracy, no matter how diligent, are wasted on the poorest resolution of the process. Measure with a. Project Management

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Cybersecurity Tip: Wakeup Call About Posting Your Kids’ Pics on Social Media

Brad Egeland

Proud parents. we should probably wake up and stop doing this to our kids. Are we damaging the 10 years from now version of them? ​Dear parents, please don’t post photos of your children on social media publicly. First of all, think about when those kids will grow up and their whole lives will be available publicly, will be there to use against them, to shame them. This is most likely to happen among teenagers, a period when kids are extremely harsh with each other.

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


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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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 Tips to Help Project Managers Make Better Decisions


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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The Disruptive Business Analyst

Brad Egeland

To throw into confusion, throw into disorder, throw into disarray, cause confusion/turmoil in, play havoc with.” ” From a technology perspective, it refers to “any enhanced or completely new technology that replaces and disrupts an existing technology, rendering it obsolete. It is designed to succeed similar technology that is already in use. Disruptive technology applies to hardware, software, networks and combined technologies.”

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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?