Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

Why Projects Fail and How You Can Reduce Project Failure

Meisterplan

With all of the time and energy that goes into projects, the last thing we want is for a project to fail. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we would like. Why do projects fail so often? How can we ensure their success?

Lean 66

Crisis Management 101: How to Lead during a Project Crisis

MPUG

“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” – English proverb. Missed deadlines. Project over budget. Irate, disappointed stakeholders. Team members home sick at “crunch time.” Sweating yet? If you’re a project manager, these issues are probably enough to strike fear in your heart.

10 Surprising Ways Conflict Is Good for Your Team

Project Bliss

Conflict is usually considered a bad thing, and many people work to avoid it. But productive conflict can be a valuable tool for teams to embrace to make them better. Productive Conflict isn’t Hostile or Negative.

2019 163

Time Estimation for Project Managers: Tips & Techniques

ProjectManager.com

“If only there was more time,” goes the lament. Project managers sing this sad song, but don’t expect the chorus to join in. Keeping to the project’s schedule is one of the three prongs of the triple constraint. Time rules all projects.

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?

The importance of radical candor for delivery teams

Kiron Bondale

Kim Scott’s bestseller is normally read as a guide for managers but it provides equal value to the members of self-organized teams.

2019 204

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How to Write a Proposal That Clients Can’t Say “No” To

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Write a Proposal That Clients Can’t Say “No” To appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation Topics

2019 173

10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Just because you've been a project manager since the days of "Gilligan's Island" is no guarantee that you are an effective project manager. As a matter of fact, you may be still trying to get off your island. Even the Skipper and the Professor can't seem to help.encouraging.huh?

2019 290

Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities.

2019 68

Project Management Tools and Techniques That Really Work

nTask

Project management tools and techniques that really work; that’s the problem statement. We live in a world where we are bombarded with different scenarios and projects in our daily work life. Eventually, these variables affect us to the extent where productivity suffers at multiple levels. We simply can’t wrap our heads around such complexities, even if we have a proper strategy or a leader with an effective mindset that can help us get through that ordeal.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

4 Things Every Task Management Tool Needs

ProjectManager.com

Projects are a process with a start and end that deliver a product or service, but that leaves out the essential building block of every project—tasks. Completing large projects requires knocking out small tasks along the way. But there are so many tasks.

2019 309

A Roadmap to Success

Brad Egeland

Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. I think I've just found it in a latest connection with some great individuals standing behind a stellar product.

2019 145

"Agile Illustrated" - Update

Leading Answers

Agile 85

The 32 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management

nTask

Each new day, a list of tasks awaits us. Some of them are more interesting than others. Nevertheless, the importance of completing these tasks is undisputed, especially if they build upon a daily basis.

2019 171

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Proof of Concept: Definition & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

You wouldn’t build a bridge if it couldn’t hold any weight. Projects can’t move forward without evidence to support that resources expended will function properly and drive a return. How you prove a project has legs to stand on is what’s called Proof Of Concept (POC).

2019 287

Why is Your PM Software the Best?

Brad Egeland

Project management software vendors - why is your PM, PPM or PMO tool or service better than the rest? Tell me about. Tell me why everyone should try it. Be ready to give me 5 reasons why and I'll feature that for everyone to read.

2019 164

Announcing "Agile Illustrated" Book

Leading Answers

I am excited to announce a new eBook “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learners Guide to Agility ”. It is a short, graphical overview of agile and agile team leadership published as an Amazon Kindle eBook.

Agile 85

Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams

nTask

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering requirements throughout the project life cycle. Likewise, we live in a world where the whole organizational approach to remote teams is finally changing. As a result, a great number of companies are encouraging remote workforces to a lenient extent. The distributed team concept is getting so endorsed that 50% of all of the US Workforce will be completely remote by the year 2020.

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.

11 Must-Have Project Management Excel Templates (Updated Sept. 2019)

ProjectManager.com

Before you can plan for your project you have to have the right tools to collect the data you need in order to formulate a strategy—and project management Excel templates are a great place to start.

2019 214

Be the Eye of the Hurricane – Navigating a Project Storm

LiquidPlanner

Sometimes managing a project can feel like you’re in the midst of a hurricane, where chaos dominates and screaming is your only hope of communication. It’s a commonly held belief that the center of a hurricane—the eye—is perfectly calm. So while your project might suddenly become a raging storm of epic proportions, your best course of action is to stay calm and centered.

2019 75

5 Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations At Work

Trello

There’s no denying that technology has made communication a lot more convenient—especially in the workplace. Thanks to digital communication tools (like email, texting, and Slack), it’s never been easier (or faster!)

2019 92

MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues

MPUG

As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results.

2019 67

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.

Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

This guide (2017) is a result of the working group of the Association for Project Management’s Assurance Special Interest group (APM’s Assurance SIG).

The 25 Best Productivity Books to Unleash Your Absolute Best

nTask

We are in a constant race against time – with so much we have to do, and so much we aspire to do. But we all get the same time – those 24 hours in the day – to work hard, to achieve and then to rest ourselves so we can continue the same cycle the next day.

2019 98

New "What Every CEO Should Know." Series Coming

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series of articles this week on "What Every CEO Should Know." I'm not necessarily an expert in these areas, but I do know a thing or two and I can read. and I'm opinionated. Plus, I work with CEOs every day of the week. Areas to be covered (just a start).

2019 113

How to Create a Flawless Construction Schedule for Clients

Teamweek

Unless you’re building a Lego spaceship with your kids, construction is never a spontaneous or fast process. The project life cycle begins when its owner identifies a need for a new structure or public improvement and ends when all work has been completed and approved by the appropriate authorities.

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.

Agile Performance Management: Measure what matters retrospective

Henny Portman

Friday September 13, I was one of the 40 participants of the second Agile NXT Future Friday conference organized by Xebia in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was, similar as the first AGILE NXT Future Friday, perfectly organized, interesting topics, great food, and enough time to network.

The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Tamil

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Mohammad Umar Farooq and Balachandhiran Sankaran , the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Tamil.

SCRUM 75

The World of Work is Changing—Here’s How You Can Embrace It

Planview

Has your organization evolved in terms of how work gets done?

Lean 78