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?

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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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?

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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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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"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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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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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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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

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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?

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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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure

Keyedin

Why Walmart nearly became the big fish story for a PMO leader. In a recent survey, 94% of Enterprise IT project managers and PMO leaders and 77% of project and PMO managers working in the professional services industry reported that resource assignment capabilities were the number one reason they needed project management automation. When reviewing vendors to meet that need, these PPM pros had better factor effective capacity planning processes into the mix.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Benefit Realisation in Agile Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

We talk a lot about benefits realisation in project management and probably even more about Agile. But what about the two put together?

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How to Master Public Speaking: Tips from World-Famous Speakers

Epicflow Blog

Public speaking comes in different forms. It doesn’t always mean delivering an inspirational speech in front of a big audience. As a manager, you need to speak confidently when holding presentations, leading trainings, motivating your team, and consulting with others.

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PMP® Aspirant’s Definitive Guide to PMP Exam Changes 2019

iZenBridge

In June 2019, PMI® has released a new PMP® content outline. It is an effort to equip project managers with today’s modern project environment. So, now the question is what modern project management is?

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