Sat.Apr 06, 2019 - Fri.Apr 12, 2019

How to Create a Great Project Plan in Just 7 Steps

Workamajig

A great project plan can make your life as a project manager much easier. Learn how to create a project plan in this detailed guide. It all starts with the project plan.

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How to Strengthen the Journey of Project Expectation Management

MavenLink

Imagine a road. Somewhere in the middle, the road splits into two roads, diverging to create two potential journeys. Conversely, you could look at that picture and see instead two roads, two different journeys coming together into one common path, one unified destination in mind.

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Anti-fragile -- surviving shock

Musings on Project Management

A good system is one in which the risks are visible Nassim Nicholas Taleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb, most famous for authoring "The Black Swan: the impact of highly improbable fragility", also has a just-as-interesting book: "Antifragile: things that gain from disorder" Taleb's objective for this book is to be the definitive explanation of the spectrum of fragile (read: Black Swan, Risk Management system engineering

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Entrepreneurs are committed, energetic, can-do people. That description can also fit your typical project manager, which makes sense because launching a business is a project. I’ve done it a few times, so I know.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Risk Management Wisdom and Humor of the Ages

Project Risk Coach

Most of us have personal and career goals. Our ability to achieve those goals is dependent on our risk management skills, that is our ability to manage opportunities and threats. We seek to make good things happen and to eliminate or reduce the bad things.

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Compare The 10 Best Mind Mapping Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

You can use mind mapping software to brainstorm ideas and create beautiful data visualizations. Discover the best mind mapping tools and easily compare pricing and features in this mind map software review.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system.

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Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

Arras People

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession” Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need. There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge.

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Risk un-management

Musings on Project Management

Risk un-management? Perhaps the largest task within risk management, and requiring the greatest judgment, is "risk un-management" On any project there are going to be dozens, perhaps hundreds, of unmanaged risks. These comprise the population to be un-managed. I doubt this is news to anyone, but these are, as a group, more numerous than those selected for the usual risk management paradigm. Risk Management

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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.

DPM Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project

The Digital Project Manager

Ever managed a super short project? DPM Jenna Trunzo shares the details, challenges, and learning from managing a 2-week project in this DPM Case Study. The post DPM Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Case Studies PM Best Practices

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Busy vs. Productive: Why Being Busy Isn’t Always a Good Thing

ProjectManager.com

Are you being productive or are you simply being busy and wasting energy? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you the difference in this instructive video on how to really be productive. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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Proactive dependency management with agile approaches

Kiron Bondale

When we are managing projects using a predictive delivery approach, dependency identification and tracking is done as part of the BPUF (Big Planning Up Front) exercise using the activities from a work breakdown structure and the collective wisdom of our team members and key stakeholders.

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Free Blockchain for Dummies eBook download Courtesy of IBM

Brad Egeland

Want to know about Blockchain. what it's all about and is it something you should be concerned with? Should your organization be Blockchain ready and using it strategically in your own business processes and delivery? Download the free Blockchain for Dummies limited edition here courtesy of IBM.

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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.

Just Keep Swimming: Using LiquidPlanner to Manage the Big Swim

LiquidPlanner

I spend much of my life outside of LiquidPlanner in and around bodies of water. I’m a passionate open water swimmer — marathon swimming , in particular—and a big part of that passion is giving back to the sport.

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The Dangers of Self-Serving Bias at the Workplace

ProjectManager.com

Most of us like to paint ourselves in a positive light. It can be hard to admit to a mistake, especially at work where our professional reputation (and salary) is on the line.

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6 Easy Ways To Empower Your Work Day With Mindfulness

Trello

Mindfulness is a centuries-old practice that teaches you, over time, how to be fully present and aware of what you’re doing. But, you don’t always have the luxury of time to hone your mindfulness skills before you actually need to put them into practice. Productivity

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Why Mark Zuckerberg Has Some of His Best Learders on Blockchain

Brad Egeland

Mark Zuckerberg is highly adept at addressing Facebook’s greatest threats. ​ He spent $1 billion on Instagram because that’s where young people were posting photos.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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.

From Onboarding to Expert: Optimizing Projects and Processes with LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

Here at LiquidPlanner we’ve identified four main stages our customers go through to optimize their projects and processes. Our most successful customers don’t try to “eat the elephant,” so to speak, as soon as they buy LiquidPlanner. They know that change and progress occur in steps.

Maximizing Value In The Presence of Constraints

Leading Agile

Organizations embracing an Agile approach to their work value their ability to inspect and adapt. They value the ability to continually learn and deepen their understanding of what problems they are trying to solve so that they can inspect and adapt toward a better solution.

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How To Hack The Anxiety Roadblock And Get More Done

Trello

It’s 3 pm on a Friday and you’re pushing towards a 5:00 pm deadline. Your palms are sweating, your heart is going a mile a minute, and you can’t seem to catch your breath. Productivity

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Learning from Higher Ed Security Breaches

Brad Egeland

The higher education is not free from data threats and risks whose primary target is their financial security followed by student retention. Adoption of mobile technologies by colleges and universities has contributed to increased malicious attacks.

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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.

PMTQ: PMI’s Vision for the Future of Project Management

Online PM Courses

The PMI has released its Future of Work report, called 'Leading the Way with PMTQ'. It introduces the idea of Project Management Technology Quotient. The post PMTQ: PMI’s Vision for the Future of Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Managing Diversity PMI Talent Triangle: Strategic & Business Management Project Management Career Project Trends and Changes PMI Talent Triangle PMTQ Talent Triangle Technology Quotient

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AgilePM documentation based on building blocks

Henny Portman

If you look at the AgilePM (The DSDM Agile Project Framework) documentation set-up you could ask yourself if it’s not too much for an agile way of working? In AgilePM the following documents are described: Terms of Reference. Business Case. Prioritised Requirements List.

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Here's Proof That Office Layout Doesn't Affect Productivity

Trello

There has long been a heated debate as to which type of workplace layout is the best for productivity: Cubicles? Open office? Anywhere in the world? Productivity

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Don’t Rely on User Complaints to Find Out Your TRIRIGA System has Issues

Brad Egeland

Rule #1: Don't rely on user complaints to know there is an issue with your TRIRIGA ecosystem. "I I am seeing this issue while onsite during demo's, I am hearing this is the major reason why people are not happy with TRIRIGA systems and I have felt this pain as a client. Consider our software to help with this issue.

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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 Write Company OKRs for Effective Goal-Setting?

nTask

It goes without saying that you can’t successfully run a team without formally documenting goals and objectives. That’s just like a shot in the dark. The talented employees that you have would be of no use if they don’t have a common objective to look forward to.

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Is employee turnover quietly killing your business?

Resource Guru

Employee turnover is an expensive problem plaguing modern workplaces – can a cure be found? There’s a growing tension between employees and employers.

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What is the Most Fundamental KPI for Services Businesses?

MavenLink

Today’s services businesses are facing shrinking project margins. In order to deliver each project as efficiently as possible, services firms are utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) more than ever.

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