Sat.Apr 14, 2018 - Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers


Until recently, popular opinion said that project managers’ experience levels and IQ were the best indicators of project success. But this perception is changing. These days, it’s more generally accepted that straight-up intelligence is only part of the success card.

Project Management Basic Steps: the Minimum Viable Project Management

Project Bliss

You’ve just been tagged as the team’s project manager. And while some people might be excited about the role, it’s not something you’d planned on. You didn’t sign up for this. You’ve never studied even the basic project management steps.

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The Manifesto’s missing link: Valuing agility over agendas

Kiron Bondale

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development gave us four values supported by a dozen guiding principles.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager

If you’re looking to become an IT project manager, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains the job description, skills, qualifications, path and training involved. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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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 Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The world of project management knowledge sharing is changing. I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. It is hard to capture lessons learned in project management. Actually, it’s not. It’s very easy to capture lessons learned.

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Please Welcome the Newest Edition to the Writing Team: Anna Egeland

Brad Egeland

Yes, it was time to bring someone else in to write on even more interesting topics than Project Management, Business Strategy and Cybersecurity. What could be more interesting you say? Well, gaming for one. Online gaming is huge and Anna Egeland is immersed in it. Trust me.

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How to Nail Your Performance Review

Nearly everybody dreads a performance review, and for good reason. Those employees that still have to endure them find that they’re daunting to prepare for and difficult to execute.

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Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide 2nd Edition

Green Project Management

GPM Global is delighted to announce the publishing of the Second Edition of the Sustainable Project Management: The GPM Reference Guide. The guide is 156 pages and is available on Amazon in both paperback and electronic Kindle formats. Sustainable project management is a rapidly growing discipline.

The Project Balance Sheet

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but Project Management

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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.

4 Tactics Business Analysts Can Employ To Keep The Project On Track

Brad Egeland

Who or what makes the big difference as to success or failure on a tech project? Is it the project manager? ​ Is it the business analyst? The tech lead? The customer? The budget? The timeline? The skill set of the project team? 3rd party vendors? Unknowns? Issues? Risks? Requirements?

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The Limited PM

The Digital Project Manager

I am the second project manager in a growing firm. My predecessor (and still present PM) has 12 years of experience and I was very excited to learn from him. He was the only PM in the company prior to my arrival. Quickly into the job, he came across to me as a "minimum requirements" kinda guy. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, as he was just given too many projects to manage with too little support. The post The Limited PM appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM

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So… What is a Project?

Green Project Management

“All is flux, nothing stays still.” ” – Heraclitus “The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” ” – Alfred North Whitehead When I ask “what is a project?”

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If you can't draw it, (can you build it?)

Musings on Project Management

Many creative people will tell you that new ideas begin -- often spontaneously -- with a mind's sketch that they then render in some kind of media. Fair enough -- no news there. We've talked about storyboards, etc before. But then the heavy lifting begins. How to fill in the details? Where to start? My advice: Draw it first. If you can't draw it, you can't build it! And so the. construction system engineering

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

25% of Organizations and Projects have been Affected by Cybercrime or Data Breaches

Brad Egeland

Anything and everything can be hacked. You, me, your top competition, your favorite customers. Everyone.

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The Real Benefits of Time Reports for Project Management

Paymo App

No successful business has grown overnight. Behind every great product or service lies a strong team that has put thousands of hours into developing it. But the road to success is not always easy.

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Gravitas: How to be a Project Manager of Substance

Online PM Courses

Gravitas is something every Project Manager should be aiming at. It's the sense of authority, or substance that leads people to trust your judgement and rely on your advice. And, whilst experience, track record and, frankly, gray hairs contribute to your gravitas, there's more to it than that.

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Why AI Will Elevate Project Managers — not Make them Extinct


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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?

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


Your company or client is excited to bring an awesome new feature or product to market but is so eager to get started building, they don’t want to spend the time thinking about how the project will actually get done.


Zen Project Management

I'm working on the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. As you might guess, the book is about how the brain works, based on years of research. He talks about the mind as two systems, the first being fast and intuitive and the second being more deliberate. One of the ideas he discussing is that of Priming. Priming happens when something such as a set of words impact our thought and actions.

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Free Producteev Alternative

Paymo App

Producteev was a task management software for individuals and teams that offered advanced task management and collaboration features. The product will be shut down on May 11, 2018. It seems there’s no official announcement from Jive, the company that bought Producteev back in 2012.

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How to Pick a Project Management Methodology for Success


here are numerous project management methods out there, most often with single-noun names (think Scrum and Lean) that don’t really give away much about what they actually mean for a project manager.

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.

Review Of 5 CAPM Practice Test Simulators For Best Exam Prep Questions

PM by PM

You should do a few full length CAPM practice tests and many knowledge area questions while preparing for the credential exam. The practice questions validate your knowledge and boost your confidence for passing the certification exam in first attempt.

Business innovation: all about how to reinvent your business

Have you stopped to think about the existence of IBM and other long-running companies like Xerox, Kodak and HP? In the case of the International Business Machines Corp. IBM), it has existed and been in operation for over 100 years – 106, to be exact.

Let the link building games begin


I will presume that you are not working for a world-class company and you don’t possess an annual marketing budget of a few million dollars. I’ll let you in on a secret: neither do we.

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The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution


When it comes to choosing new project management software, enterprises typically rely on scorecards, content (e.g. reports, white papers, articles, blog posts, videos, etc.), case studies, peer reviews, comparison matrices, demos, data sheets, and other tools to evaluate potential solutions.

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.

Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. It’s a bit hard to answer this in a tweet, or even a serious of tweets, so here goes. How this Post is Constructed.

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Gap Analysis Template | Gap Analysis Example


What is Gap Analysis Every project manager managing a project has a fair view or idea of the ideal end state where they would like the project to be. In order to achieve the desired goal, it is necessary to identify what steps need to be taken to reach the desired outcome.

How to Use the Critical Path Method for Complete Beginners


The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the most important concepts in project management, and certainly among the most enduring. This beginner-friendly guide will help you understand the Critical Path Method and apply it in your projects.