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7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it)

The Digital Project Manager

These project management trends will impact your teams, your clients, and your approach. Take these. The post 7 Project Management Trends Transforming The PM Role (and what to do about it) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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Quantitative risk for the new guy on the street

Musings on Project Management

Repetition and review are good--Malcom Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to be expert at anything--so here's a few words that will take a few minutes on three important quantitative concepts every risk manager should know: Concept 1: Centrality Most phenomenon of interest to projects, particularly naturally occurring phenomenon, tend to cluster around a central value, given enough samples. risk Risk Management

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What’s in YOUR sprint backlog?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide states that a sprint backlog “ is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product increment and realizing the Sprint Goal.

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How to Handle Criticism at Work

ProjectManager.com

Criticism can be helpful, but even when it’s constructive, it can be hard to take—especially at work. How do you deal with criticism productively? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you strategies on how to handle criticism at work. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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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.

How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Project managers constantly think about risks, both threats and opportunities. What if the requirements are late? What if the testing environment becomes unstable? How can we exploit the design skills of our developers?

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Agile strong -- a reveiw

Musings on Project Management

Trying to remember how you got here? Perhaps Understanding why you're sticking around is also important So, here's my top ten reasons why agile has worked for me 1. Agile is a "best value" method: it's doctrine is centered on value and accomplishment for the customer and user, not so much adherence to cost and schedule--though the sponsor's investment can not be exceeded, so cost is at. agile

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019.

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Customer Satisfaction is a Myth!

The IIL Blog

LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL.

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Project Management Q&A: What Should I Have or Do During Conferences?

Arras People

What should early career project managers, searching for jobs, have or do during conferences? Any kind of networking is a good activity to do for anyone looking for a new job – and project management conferences give plenty of opportunities. Here are some ideas to get you started as you prepare to attend your conference.

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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.

Bigger pie, or more slices?

Musings on Project Management

Leadership v Followership I've been revisiting Michael Porter this week here at "Musings". I was struck by Porter's description of leadership v followership in technology: About that pie: Leadership increases the size of the "pie", but Followership only reslices the pie. Followers accept "zero-sum"; Leaders change the sum. Buy them at any online book retailer! leadership

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Email Management Tools: Be Better at Email

ProjectManager.com

We’ve all let email take over our lives at one point or another. It either becomes a distraction that makes us feel productive (when we really aren’t moving the needle on projects), or it makes us feel overwhelmed and wish that it never existed.

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Mavenlink Receives 4.5 Out of 5 Stars from CIO

MavenLink

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Project Management Q&A: How to Prepare a Presentation for an Interview

Arras People

I have an interview coming up and I’ve been asked to prepare a presentation in advance, do you have any tips for me? Presentations are used quite a lot in project management interviews , it’s a great way to test several different aspects about a prospective employee. Before you start pulling together the presentation, read the instructions carefully (they’re looking for attention to detail) and make sure you understand the objective of the presentation.

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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.

DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

“How do I become a project manager?” Start here with expert insight from PM Suze Haworth on project manager roles, levels, skills, job interviews, and tips to help you land your first role. The post DPM Podcast: How To Get Into Project Management (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Why Facebook Ad Campaigns Fail and How to Fix Them

ProjectManager.com

A Facebook ad campaign is a great way to promote your products or services. If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely recommend giving it a go. Their free course will teach you almost everything you need to know.

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Team Essentials: Three Key Factors to LiquidPlanner Scheduling for Insights

LiquidPlanner

In this five-part series, I will be walking you through LiquidPlanner team essentials to prepare your entire team for success with LiquidPlanner. This week we will focus on the key component that sets LiquidPlanner apart from other tools: its predictive insights engine.

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5 Days to PMP Exam Prep and Certification with Cheetah Learning

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Learning was the first company to offer Accelerated PMP Exam Prep over 15 years ago. Cheetah Learning has a consistent 98% pass rate and 95% of their business is referrals from their large and very successful alumni base. Cheetah Learning students and the companies they serve become the top performers in their industries.

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Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Analytics are highly important for product managers - and yet, analytic implementations often fail to actually help us. It's not the technology, and it's not the tactics. In most cases, it's our approach that's misguiding us! Analytics are there to answer important product questions, not just to collect data. How can we be mindful of our analytics so they enable us, rather than confine us? Join Yoav Yechiam, Founder and head instructor at productMBA, as he explains best practices for a data-guided strategy that helps product managers get to the "why" of their biggest product goals.

7 Weird Ways To Help Combat 'Hermit' Habits As A Remote Worker

Trello

It happens to even the most experienced remote workers. Actually, it happens especially to those who have worked from home for a while. Productivity

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The Kick-off Meetings: Checklist for a Motivating Project Start

Inloox

A good project start is essential for good teamwork and project success. Although a kick-off meeting is not absolutely necessary for this, it is a good means to provide the necessary motivational boost for everyone involved.

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Mentoring My Younger Self (with a Little Help from Back to the Future)

LiquidPlanner

If you knew then what you know now, I’m sure you’d make all the right decisions. If I had a time-traveling DeLorean, I could advise my younger self and avoid all those project management mishaps.

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Raise No More Devils: Improving Organizational Capacity

Leading Agile

The title is based on a quote from the 2007 movie, Ghost Rider. Johnny Blaze catches Blackheart, son of Satan, in his apartment, where he is searching for a contract that would cede him the souls of Earth. The two fight briefly.

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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.

How To Boost Your Creativity The Einstein Way—With Combinatory Play

Trello

Productivity

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What is ITIL (and ITSM)? | Video

Online PM Courses

If you ever need to manage an IT project – or any project with a strong IT element – you are bound to come up against the need for ongoing IT Service Management (or ITSM). And, for many organizations, this means getting to grips with the basics of ITIL.

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#NationalHatDay, a Project Manager Holiday?

LiquidPlanner

Happy National Hat Day! I often wonder who has started these “national holidays,” but this one seems especially suited for project managers. As the most versatile position in a project team, the PM wears many hats in their daily routine—hats that are often contradicting.

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10 Task Management Skills & Tips to Manage Workload Like a Boss

nTask

Our daily lives revolve around a certain number of tasks that we identify along the way to achieve our ambitions and SMART goals. In the struggle to be at the top of our game and retaining our competitive edge, we often bite more than we can chew.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

How Good Idea Management leads to Avocado Toast

Leantime - Project Management

Have you ever wondered who invented avocado toast? Yeah… so I’m that person that thinks those things when I try to write an announcement blog. How do I share with you the exciting news of shiny, new, and improved features? Avocado toast. Say what? Yeah, stay with me.

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How to Spot and Deal with Stress in Your Team

Online PM Courses

Projects can be stressful. And one of your responsibilities, as a Project Manager, is to spot and deal with stress in your team. So, in this article, I want to set you up with the basic knowledge you need to do this. We’ll look at how to: Spot the signs of stress in individual team […].

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Agile Estimation A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

Estimating work in Agile is something many people struggle to understand.