Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Using Divergent Thinking to Become a Better Leader

ProjectManager.com

Leadership, if anything, is a creative way to think and engage with people and situations, while guiding and setting an example for others. This, of course, requires high-stakes decisions, and the way you think can greatly impact your team, your company and your career.

2019 305

Why Your Team Misses Their Deadlines

Workzone

In the words of Douglas Adams , “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”. Unfortunately, too many of us can relate to the feeling of watching deadlines whoosh past without deliveries or milestones being met.

The Glass Cliff in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Women working in project management have come a long way in shattering glass ceilings and revolutionizing the workforce. But there is always more work to be done. Once high-performing women in project management are introduced to the glass ceiling, they are likely to meet the glass cliff.

2019 319

Feasibility and risk assessment guide

Musings on Project Management

A posting from Matthew Squair put me onto a nice one page pdf template for requirements feasibility and risk assessment. The chart links compliance, achievability, and technical consequences.

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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.

Fundamental Digital Marketing Metrics

ProjectManager.com

Tracking the results of a campaign is inherent to marketing success, but identifying the right marketing metrics and KPIs to track vary per business, and even per campaign.

2019 326

More Trending

10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! – and if your projects have run like mine this year, your carefully planned deadlines no longer coincide with the dates that you are going to be out of the office. I don’t like going away and leaving my work in someone else’s hands.

2019 264

Will AI Actually Take Over 80% Of A Project Manager’s Job?

The Digital Project Manager

The post Will AI Actually Take Over 80% Of A Project Manager’s Job? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast Videocasts

2019 219

Using the STAR Method to Crush Your Next Interview

ProjectManager.com

Some people excel at job interviews, and then there’s the rest of us. The truth is, you are being judged, and it’s normal to feel anxious when you’re under the spotlight. So, given these stressful circumstances, how can you relax and show your best self? Well, there are many ways.

2019 324

Defeating the multitasking monster

Kiron Bondale

Multiple research studies have shown the negative impacts of multitasking. Whether it is the waste generated by context switching, the elevated stress levels for staff or the increased cost of poor quality, few people would assert that it is a good practice for knowledge-based work.

2019 181

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.

About that coordination thing.

Musings on Project Management

We're all supposed to coordinate. That's written somewhere in the PM literature and taught in bureaucracy school everywhere. And so I was impressed with this bit of wit(*): "Successful coordinating mechanisms depend on mutuality. The greatest chance of success derives from mutual benefit tied to sufficiently high priority programs Lesson learned: you haven't coordinated if the other person. Project Management Strategy

2019 163

Discover The Best Gantt Chart Maker For Your Projects in 2019

The Digital Project Manager

This Gantt chart software review answers FAQs about Gantt charts and helps you quickly find the best Gantt chart maker for your projects. The post Discover The Best Gantt Chart Maker For Your Projects in 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

2019 211

NEWSFLASH! The PMP Exam is NOT Based on the PMBOK Guide 6th Edition

Brad Egeland

From Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT - CEO of Cheetah Learning.

2019 154

Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

LiquidPlanner

Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career.

2019 130

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.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Musings on Project Management

Counting, positioning, or measuring: what's in a number? Remember pre-school or kindergarten: we all "learned our numbers". but did we? Want to count something? Just use the integers, starting at 0 and going in familiar step: 1, 2, 3. The count takes on the dimension of what you are counting: dollars, inches, meters, liters, etc You can do arithmetic on count, but because of the. Project Management Risk Management system engineering

2019 163

Find The Best Help Desk Software: 2019 Expert Review

The Digital Project Manager

What is helpdesk software, and how do you choose the right one for your business? Here’s a list of the top helpdesk tools and the criteria we used to evaluate them. The post Find The Best Help Desk Software: 2019 Expert Review appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

2019 181

5 Things Your CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

I’m pretty sure by now that executives in organizations – especially organizations with some sensitive data to secure – are paying at least some cursory attention to cyber security and cyber crime.

2019 153

How To Stop Thinking About Work (Even When The Workday Is Over)

Trello

You’re finished with work for the day. You shut down your computer, grab the used coffee cups from your desk, and head home. You’re done. But are you.really? Productivity

2019 108

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.

Velocity in Scrum, actually

Gunther Verheyen

In complex and uncertain environments, more is unknown than is known. There is much we don’t know. What we know is subject to change. Only what we have achieved is known (unless we prefer to cover up). Progress is in what we have done, more than in what we plan to do.

SCRUM 101

Float Software Overview – Scheduling App & Planning Tool For Teams

The Digital Project Manager

What is Float, and what does it do? Learn all about the benefits and features of this project management tool in this detailed overview. The post Float Software Overview – Scheduling App & Planning Tool For Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Sponsored

2019 157

Want to Increase Your Traffic and Sales? Try this.

Brad Egeland

Do you want experienced, expert content for you blog or site like this for free? link] [link] [link] [link] [link] There are several options I will work out with you. Free placement in high-profile PM tool feature article with your product description, screenshots and links and marketed to 1.5

2019 140

8 Steps for Introducing Your Team to a New Project Management Software Solution

MavenLink

Implementing new project management software can be challenging and exciting. This tool can not only help increase data and tracking in your projects but can also maximize efficiency, resources, and margins.

2019 96

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.

Project Resource Management: A Comprehensive Guide [Part 1]

Online PM Courses

Nothing gets done unless people do it. And people need tools, materials, and a place to work. So, Project Resource Management is an essential skill set. The post Project Resource Management: A Comprehensive Guide [Part 1] appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

2019 96

What is a Well-Formed Backlog?

Leading Agile

At LeadingAgile we believe that the ability to realize the benefits of an Agile approach begins with there core things: stable teams, a well-formed backlog, and the ability to consistently deliver working tested software.

2019 90

Cybercrime is Affecting How We Should Manage Projects

Brad Egeland

We need to be aware of the criminal world around us in terms of digital security. Do we need a digital security team in our organization? Probably. Do we need to hire an expert? Possibly, though many are growing their own talent while they can still stay a bit ahead of the game.

2019 123

How to Prioritize Daily Personal Tasks Using the 1-2-3 Method

Inloox

Daily Task and Information Overload Many people have the feeling that the world spins faster today. And not only in their private lives. In our jobs, too, we struggle with a lot of information.

2019 130

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.

What is an Assumptions Log? | Video

Online PM Courses

You won't be able to proceed very far on your project, without making assumptions. So, what is an Assumptions Log? The post What is an Assumptions Log? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Risk Management

2019 87

Agile Teams Defined

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. There’s no success in Agile outside the context of a team. Forming teams is just that important. So, what is a team? The Scrum Guide implies what a team should be, but we want to get super explicit.

The Benefits of Agile Development

Brad Egeland

From Planview. There are many advantages of Agile methodology for project management. Agile methods can help teams manage work more efficiently and do the work more effectively while delivering the highest quality product within the constraints of the budget. ​ While Agile teams work well as a unit and can react better to the inevitable changes that come with most projects, there is one facet of project management that Agile teams often overlook: Visual management.

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