Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

The Best Tips for Accurately Estimating a Project


Project management has existed forever now and with it – project estimation. Now it’s more

The Agile Manifesto, Explained

Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention. There have been manifestos for art movements, political movements and just about anything you can think of. More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto.

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5 easy ways to boost your team performance immediately


We are all aspired to work in high performing teams. In reality, it might not be as easy to achieve after all. According to Skip Prichard , only 10% of teams are high performing. This means that the majority of teams have something they could improve.

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Risk Management: When All Hell Breaks Loose

Project Risk Coach

What would you do if all hell breaks loose in a critical company project that you are managing? You lose two of your best team members. Your budget is shot. A key stakeholder is breathing down your neck. Behind schedule by four weeks. You haven't slept well in two weeks.

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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.

The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. If you want to grow in your career, you need to show you can provide value. This is true no matter where you sit in an organization.

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Overcoming Status Quo Bias to Boost Productivity

Some people push the envelope and others are happy to remain sealed in it, giving in to status quo bias. There’s probably a time and place for both, but when it comes to trying to work productively it’s better to try and see what’s around the corner than to stay put.

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Project Management Prepcast Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

Social media has been awash with info on the changes to the PMP exam that take effect in December. The CAPM exam changes in September. And my inbox has been full of people asking what they should do. My advice is if you know you want to do the PMP or CAPM exams, do it now before the changes come in.

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Unintended consequences of metrics

Musings on Project Management

In the online "Cross Talk -- Journal of Defense Software Engineering" for Sept Oct 2016 there is a an article entitled "Positive Influences and Unintended Consequences" by Rob Ashmore and Mike Standish of the U.K. Defence Science and Technology Laboratory On the general topic of metrics, they make the point that generally all metrics have unintended consequences. (No No news there; I think we. Project Management system engineering

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification.

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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.

Statement of Work Template

Before you start any project, it is crucial to have a statement of work (SOW). It details every step of the process, from activities and deliverables to the timetable. Capture all that data in our free statement of work template for Word by entering your email below. Download Now. Great!

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What can we do when a team member isn’t pulling their weight?

Kiron Bondale

One of the learners in a class I taught asked me how self-organizing teams would handle the situation where a single team member is not performing a fair share of the work. In a traditional, push-based work assignment model, this issue can also occur.

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DPM Podcast: How To Manage Stakeholders (with Kelly Suter)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: How To Manage Stakeholders (with Kelly Suter) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

A project management course can be a game-changer in your career, whether you are in the project management industry or simply managing projects within your role. Here we look at some of the simple questions that arise when people are embarking on or considering a project management qualification.

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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.

Executive Summary Template

When you’re proposing a project, you need several documents to back up your proposal. An executive summary is a short overview that gives the elevator pitch that sums up the major points. Executive summaries are critical for getting projects approved and off the ground.

Critiquing behaviors

Musings on Project Management

It was famously said, in a paraphrase: lead people, manage things. I buy into this advice, so I'm always on the alert for something that plays into it. So here's a distillation of best practice for delivering criticism. And, full disclosure: the first time I really had to do this, I really screwed it up! So, the main points are: Deliver the news in person, not on the phone, Facebook, or by human factors

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13 Reasons to Take up a Project Management Career

Online PM Courses

Why should you choose a project management career? It is an excellent choice, and here are 13 good reasons why you should. The post 13 Reasons to Take up a Project Management Career appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. FAQ Answers Project Management Career

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Surviving Agile 2019 w/ Priya Sethuraman

Leading Agile

We’re just days away from the start of the biggest Agile event of the year. Agile 2019 begins in Washington D.C. on August 5th and LeadingAgile will be there in full force.

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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.

Action Plan Template

When you’re making a project, you start with a strategy. The action plan is that document. It outlines all the steps you need to do in order to accomplish your goal. Enter your email below and download your free action plan template for Excel and get on the road to success. Download Now. Great!

The PMP Exam is Going Through a Major Change

Brad Egeland

From Cheetah Learning. ​The New PMP Exam Is MUCH DIFFERENT This is our 7th PMP Exam change in 18 years – and it’s the biggest one yet. PMI is moving away from a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based approach to the PMP exam. It’s more like what we saw when PMI created the PMI-Agile Certified Practioner (ACP) Program.

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What is Emotional Intelligence? | Video

Online PM Courses

The idea of Emotional Intelligence (EI) - or Emotional Quotient (EQ) - is an important idea for all professionals and communicators to get to grips with. The post What is Emotional Intelligence? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager. Senior Project Manager.

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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.

7 Productivity Tips for Marketing Managers

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps marketing managers and teams create tasks, set goals and deadlines, and plan projects. The Gantt chart is the perfect way to follow […]. News GanttPRO Productivity Tips

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Lead By Example

Brad Egeland

The project team is going to need to take leadership and direction from both the project manager and the business analyst. We hope the project manager is a great, ethical leader. If not, you probably should do yourself, the customer and the team a favor and take him to task on it. If problems persist, go to his manager. But you, as the business analyst and co-project lead of sorts, have a responsibility to the team, customer and management to practice ethical project leadership behavior as well.

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Why Time Constraint is the Most Important Project Management Constraint


Frederick P. Brooks Jr., in his famous book, The Mythical Man-Month , wrote, “Adding human resources to a late software project makes it later.” ” His statement is popularly known as Brooks’ law.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of each. As a result, you might end up choosing the wrong project management methodology, which is one of the main causes of project failure. With each project having different requirements, there is no one size fits all formula here.

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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.

Stay On Top Of Your Work With Barbara Clifford [PODCAST EPISODE #48]


Barbara Clifford helps other women, just like her, to take control. Being in. Podcasts

The CEO Says We Need Agile

Brad Egeland

CEOs like the latest technology, continuous improvement initiatives and to make decisions. But are those decisions always in the best interest of the organization? Download the white paper

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What Skills Will Make You a Top Manager in 2022?

Epicflow Blog

The distribution of work between humans and machines will experience a significant shift between today and 2022 according to The Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum.

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