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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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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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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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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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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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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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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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?

A Guide to User Story Mapping: Templates and Examples (How to Map User Stories)

Planio

Backlogs are exciting. Seeing all those potential features, updates, and bug fixes all in one place, just full of potential… Yeah, sure. Right about now you probably think I’m full of something other than potential. The truth is that backlogs can be confusing.

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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

CIO recently published its in-depth review of Mavenlink and gave glowing praise for our software, stating, “From its high-level views to the smallest unit of task detail, Mavenlink offers a well thought out platform complete with business intelligence reporting — a definite plus for service-based businesses.”. With a rating of 4.5

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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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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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 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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Comment on Do you use a project management checklist? by Nadine Rochester

Ron Rosenhead

I completely support the use of checklists for all complex tasks or projects. No matter how practiced you are individual items can be easily overlooked. In addition, if is an effective training tool for other team members and just good practice. Lastly it promotes, as you have indicated, a review of quality, supporting analysis and improvement

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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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Agile Estimation A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

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

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.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How Risk Management is Crucial to Project Management

Planview

The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas. For your reading convenience, we’ve decided to give it everlasting life here on the blog.

15 Ways to Rock Your Morning Work Routine

Teamweek

Imagine this: you arrive at work a few minutes early, you take a nice stroll to your desk with a piping hot mug of coffee in your hands, you sit down in your chair, spin it around, and begin your morning work routine. You can already tell that it’s going to be a great day.

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Managing Big Data Projects in an Agile Way

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Like Agile wasn’t big enough as a buzz word, let’s mix it with big data. Joke aside, doing Agile when engaged in big data projects is almost a must. Of course, other options are also available but Agile practices and techniques are much more suitable for these sorts of projects.

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Utilizing Project Management to Launch and Grow Your Business

Project Management Resource Network

Launching a business is a project. Growing a business is an initiative. You should be using project management to do both. Project management brings structure and processes to temporary endeavors which become services, products, or results.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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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Deliverables: Everything a Web Designer Needs to Know

Teamweek

When you sign up for a project, you’ve essentially promised to “deliver” a product to the client at the end of the process. The end product is the deliverable. Deliverables can be something as massive and tangible as a department store, or something as small as a single page document.

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A Look into the Relationship Between Demand Management and Project Management

Planview

The following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

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