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

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

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.

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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

ProjectManager.com

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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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

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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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Overcome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements. We should attack these threats with a vengeance.

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How to Nail Your Performance Review

ProjectManager.com

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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

How to Use the Critical Path Method for Complete Beginners

Workamajig

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.

2018 107

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers

LiquidPlanner

Project methodologies often have a template to initiate a project or checklists to ensure a project is ready to pass a tollgate or a formal project milestone. If you look at your company’s own methodology, you will likely find a lot of templates for your project.

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Please Welcome the Newest Edition to the BradEgeland.com 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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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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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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why AI Will Elevate Project Managers — not Make them Extinct

Clarizen

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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?

2018 92

Priming

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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Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

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.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

How to Pick a Project Management Methodology for Success

Clarizen

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.

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.

2018 91

15 Time Management Tips the Experts Swear By

Teamweek

Do you ever wonder how other people get so much done? You’re not alone! Most of us are constantly looking for time management tips to improve our productivity and help us get more done without feeling more overwhelmed.

2018 85

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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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 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.

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

Clarizen

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.

13 GDPR Requirements Needed for Total Compliance (and Changes You Can Make Today)

Planio

Now more than ever, it’s clear that the defining driver of the online economy is personal data. Giants like Facebook and Google have built billion-dollar businesses on knowing what you want to see and giving advertisers access to that information. But it’s not just them.

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Fascinating Work Scheduling Tactics That Can Help Your Business Grow

Teamweek

Imagine being a project success rockstar, with your business being the thought leader in the area. Sounds awesome, right? If you can imagine it, you can do it. And sometimes feels so close, yet you stumble time and time again. It’s a nerve wreck.

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