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Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing

The Digital Project Manager

So you’re a Project Manager. You’ve landed a great job at a digital advertising agency. The post Project Manager Responsibilities: Here’s What You Should Really Be Doing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

GDPR is a once-in-a-generation update of our data protection regulations. And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. GDPR projects abound at the moment; you might be involved in one yourself.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Kicking Off a Project Management Career

Arras People

I am an international student recently completed an MA in International Business and Management. I have studied an introductory module in project management and am preparing to gain PRINCE2 certification. What advice would you offer to help kick off a career in project management in the UK or abroad?

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5 Project Management Goals to Boost Your Career

ProjectManager.com

Presently, the economic climate is ideal for both project managers who are looking to advance in their careers, and for those who have their sights on entering the field. There are great opportunities out there, and room for advancement. However, these opportunities won’t just fall in your lap.

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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 get a failing project back on track

Moira Alexander

It can be a short path between project initiation and project failure. And while not every failing project is worth recovering , project managers who heed early warning signs of project failure can rescue a troubled project by tapping their valuable training and experience and executing the following. Tip 1: Recognize the signs of trouble. First and foremost, pay close attention for any signs that there may be a problem with your project.

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Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

Calling all project managers. planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. You've heard the saying, “measure twice, cut once”? Well, plan 15 times, say “go!”

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Four Essential Tools for a Good Project Manager

Entry

Artist's have their brush and paint. Journalist's have their pen and paper. Carpenter's have their hammer and nails. What do project managers have? The post Four Essential Tools for a Good Project Manager appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. Business Capacity Planning Project Management Project Management Software Small Business Uncategorized

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One generation back

Musings on Project Management

It's been a whole generation? Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Project Management

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Two Business Analysts are Not Necessarily Better Than One

Brad Egeland

More is better right? Especially if you can afford the luxury of having more and paying for more. Two pizzas are always better than one. More cake - or any dessert for that matter. More lobster, more steak, more money, more cars, more speed, more knowledge.

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The art and science of backlog prioritization

Kiron Bondale

A key responsibility of Product Owners is ensuring that the order of work items in a backlog best achieves the goals and vision for the product. Unlike project portfolios where selection or prioritization decisions are often made by a governance committee, with a product backlog the responsibility for the business success or failure of the product rests on the Product Owner’s shoulders. This activity is both science and art.

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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.

Going With the Flow: Using Flowcharts in Your Business

Entry

A flow chart is a visual representation of a plan or a process. They show steps, represented through boxes about a process that should be taken. Whether we realize it or not, flowcharts are used all around us, most commonly in the form of an algorithm. An algorithm is the more complicated version of a […]. The post Going With the Flow: Using Flowcharts in Your Business appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. Business Capacity Planning Operations Management Project Management

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Friction -- a consequence of debt

Musings on Project Management

And, so now we've all come to the point in the art and science of project management that not only do we have a myriad of biases that have been listed and explained and examined over the past 30 years, but now we have debts. The new one (for me) is social debt, as described by Philippe Kruchten He tells us: Damian Tamburri, from VU in Amsterdam, has introduced the notion of social debt, as a. agile cost management Risk Management

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Making the Most of Bad Requirements on a Project

Brad Egeland

Design and development by the delivery team is dependent on them. so a good, workable solution is dependent on them. As is usability of the end solution by the end user population, right? So far do I seem on track as to the importance of good, detailed project requirements? What else? User acceptance testing (UAT) will have a tie in as on tech projects especially that is where testing scenarios and test cases will be built from and against.

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

Agile project management is favored for its speed, but even teams that claim to have Agile values are not working that quickly. Just ask the Financial Times , a company that spent four years redesigning their media platform in a supposedly Agile way.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Springtime and work anniversaries

Gunther Verheyen

The many congratulations today reminded me of my most recent work anniversaries. April 2013, five years ago. I started Ullizee-Inc. It was a huge step to abandon my safe position at Capgemini, even when it was to move to the home of Scrum. April 2016, two years ago.

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Personal Time Management for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

One of the questions project managers most often ask me in training room is about personal time management. They want to know: ‘How can I manage my time, in the busy context of a project?’

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Business Goal Setting & Tracking: A Guide

Clarizen

Goal setting is a great way to focus your staff or team on the direction and destination of your organization’s short, medium and long-term journeys.

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Expert Roundup: The Good And The Bad Of Project Management Software

Paymo App

You can’t always manage projects alone. Complex projects that involve a large number of resources, people, and processes could use a handy friend: project management software.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Scrum Recordings in English (so far)

Gunther Verheyen

During the summer of 2017, I took some time to work with the professionals of HigherView to create a couple of recordings on topics related to Scrum that I deeply care about.

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7 Tips for Creating Better Project Status Reports

Appfluence

For teams who balance many tasks, priorities, and projects, keeping each other and management updated about what’s going on is key to success. Project Status Reports are a way to present updates on a project to provide valuable insight regarding team productivity and overall progress. .

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IT Project Managers: How to Adapt and Thrive in the DevOps Era

Clarizen

The rise of DevOps has unleashed a range of technical, workforce and business benefits, including: more deployments, faster lead times, shorter recovery times, lower change failure rates, less unplanned and rework, and even happier people.

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Review of 6 Best Online Courses For CAPM Certification Training [Save$$]

PM by PM

A CAPM certification training is one of the the most important ingredients for passing the credential exam. You can either join a CAPM online training course or join classes for the exam prep.

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Mentally exhausted x engaged: how we can achieve balance in our professional lives

Runrun.it

Have you heard about people who suffer from burnout syndrome at work? Not everyone is aware that this disorder can cause people to become mentally exhausted.

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Keyword research is not enough

ActiveCollab

As you might have noticed, there’s a lot going on on our blog lately. And as with all big decisions and changes, there’s usually a straightforward thought process behind it. Or, at least - there should be. One of the biggest changes was the new content strategy that we set in motion.

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3 Critical Mistakes About Critical Path Method — and How to Avoid Them

Clarizen

The critical path is the longest sequence of dependent tasks on a project that must be completed on time, in order for that project to meet its deadline. Or to look at things from a different angle, the duration of all tasks on the critical path determine the overall duration of a project.

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Task List Template - Download Free Template

Techno-PM

Project Management Tasks | Task Template Any project in project management process is made up of many different tasks, which are allocated amongst the team members.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

What are the Technical Skill of a Software Development Project Manager?

PM Basics

“I do not have the technical skill to become a software development project manager.” I hear this all the time. However, here is a catch. No one expects you, as a project manager, to write code or set up servers.

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9 Benefits of Having Great Project Management

Brightwork

When an organization takes on a new project, managers are tasked with finding ways to produce results on time and, ideally, under budget. For smaller projects, this task may not present an issue. For large projects, however, particularly those carried out by several teams in different locations, a methodology becomes crucial to streamline the process and reduce the potential for error. Fortunately, project managers focus on precisely this issue.

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15 Killer Project Management Best Practices to Make You a Better Manager

Workamajig

If you're a project manager, developing and adopting project management best practices is likely one of your top priorities. This article will share a comprehensive list of best practices for project management every organization needs. Are you happy with your project performance?

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Learn The Secrets Of 3 People Who Mastered The 3 Day Workweek

Trello

Productivity

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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.