Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Humility is a prerequisite to agility

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide identifies commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect as Scrum Values. Those values apply regardless of the delivery framework or method used and missing any one of those reduces the benefits of an agile journey.

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A Warning about Models

Green Project Management

Due to the complexity of sustainability and social responsibility, we use a lot of models.

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7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays. People act on their feelings, and feelings are fleeting, which means that we’re constantly shifting positions and getting nowhere in the process.

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

. Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no. That certainly hasn’t been the case for all the teams I have worked on. Don’t assume your project team will know how (or even want to) communicate well and collaborate with each other.

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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 Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

In my project management workshops, I ask this question, "What are the top causes of project failure?" Nine times out of ten, I hear the answer—poor communication. Hence, let's look at how to improve your project communication.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

ProjectManager.com

As professionals with targets, projects to manage and bills to pay, we must perform, whether it’s the beginning of the week or the exhausting end of a long, hard one.

2018 378

The New Normal: Collaboration and Creativity Grow at LiquidPlanner with a New Work Culture

LiquidPlanner

In the year since Todd Humphrey stepped in as CEO and brought Charles Seybold back as chief product officer at LiquidPlanner, the energy at our office has drastically changed. There’s more excitement in getting things done,” says customer success manager Allison Wilbur.

2018 133

Alice, the Cat, and Agile

Musings on Project Management

I've heard it many times that this little ditty is the essence of why Agile is problematic with its dearth of plans, estimates, etc: "Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I I don't much care,' said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat. 'So So long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice. agile

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How do Project Managers Stay Organized?

Teamweek

Working in some of the most demanding industries in the business world, project managers often find themselves struggling to stay organized. From leading a team to keeping sponsors and stakeholders in the loop, PMs tend to have a lot on their plate.

2018 123

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?

Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certification

ProjectManager.com

What is Six Sigma? Why do you want to get certified in it? And are there different levels of Six Sigma certification? All these questions and more will be answered by Jennifer Bridges, PMP, in this short project management tutorial video: Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

Project Management Basics That Will Make You a Better PM

PM Basics

Understanding project management basics is crucial for project success. These basics provide the framework for the correct approach to project management. Here I’m not talking about PM methodologies. It’s about mindset or a very high-level approach.

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Agile: revolution to evolution

Musings on Project Management

20 odd years ago, Agile was a revolution in methodology and some say a revolution in business objectives, all set down in some now-well-known principles from the last '90s. But, has there not been an evolution in the last two decades? Mike Cohn, a spearhead in the Scrum world to be sure, says this: Originally, agile meant valuing individuals and interactions, working software, customer. agile

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Stopping the Takeover: How to Manage Scope Creep

LiquidPlanner

It lurks as though it’s coming from the shadows. Its insidious presence looms, threatening to take charge of everything we do. Scope creep. Scope creep is the tendency for software projects to grow beyond their original bounds. It arises naturally.

2018 113

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

How to Write an Unforgettable Mission Statement (With Examples)

ProjectManager.com

What’s the point of having a mission statement? Well, you wouldn’t start a project without a plan, right? Think of the mission statement as the plan at its highest level, overriding all other directions.

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4 Java Programming Errors You Need to Avoid

Brad Egeland

Did you realize that there are over 19 million software developers in the world? While this is a very rewarding career choice, there are challenges you need to rise above to be successful. One of the most popular programming languages used in the world software development is Java.

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What is Productivity? | Video

Online PM Courses

Productivity. It’s important. We all want it. Yet it has its limitations… So, what is Productivity? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5. What is Productivity?

2018 104

How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

Simplicity is more of an art form than we realize. Albert Einstein once said that any fool can overly-complicate things. To move in the opposite direction- towards simplicity- requires a touch of genius. If there were ever a project manager mantra, this might be it.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Why Projects Fail & The Role of Project Managers

Eylean

“Project managers function as bandleaders who pull together their players, each a specialist with individual score and internal rhythm. Under the leader’s direction, they all respond to the same beat.” – Leonard R.

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Google to Open a $600M Data Center in Las Vegas - December 2020

Brad Egeland

Henderson, NV - attached to the south end of Las Vegas - is slated to be home to a new Google data center in December 2020. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved $25.2 million in tax abatements Thursday for Design LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The company plans to build the data center on 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway. The subsidiary plans to build and own the facility, while Google would handle operations and hiring.

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

The ITIL framework is the most widely-used framework of best practices for IT Service Management (ITSM). Many project managers deliver IT components to our projects. And the service régime that starts when we hand them over will often dictate the value of the products we’ve created.

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Workspace Owner: What Is It and Are You One?

Teamweek

We recently introduced a new permission level, Workspace Owner , to the mix. So, if you’re the creator or the first admin of a workspace, you now are a Workspace Owner, a very important person in your Teamweek universe. Why Do We Need Owners?

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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?"

Metaphorically Speaking

Leading Agile

Metaphors are used extensively in technical fields. I was pondering some basic questions about them, such as: What is a metaphor ? What is a metaphor not ? How does metaphor aid in understanding unfamiliar concepts? What is the value of metaphor in human communication?

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50 Best Project Management Tools and Software (2018 Update)

GoSkills

A guide to the 50 best project management tools, from A-Z. Project Management

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Artificial Intelligence and the Role of the Project Manager in 2030

Inloox

In the year 2030, projects will no longer be controlled by managers, but by software. Artificial intelligence will take over project management, based on the data sets of all projects planned and executed with this software. This is not a gloomy future scenario, but reality in many areas. You ask Google for the term "Jaguar" and based on your previous behavior and the behavior of other, similarly thinking Google users, it knows that you mean the car and not the animal or vice versa.

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How to Improve Your Chances of Project Proposal Approval

MavenLink

No matter the size of the business, a successful services firm depends on successful project proposals. While no two business-client relationships are the same, there are certain elements that will improve the chances of any project proposal being approved.

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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.

Types of Scrum Meetings and Scrum Best Practices

nTask

Scrum meetings are an integral component of a work environment which adopts the Scrum methodology. They are considered to be an invaluable source of collecting information and feedback from the development team and help in keeping the team aligned with the Sprint goals.

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Project Management Trends and Predictions for 2018

GoSkills

What is the future of project management? Our industry experts share the biggest project management trends for 2018. Project Management

2018 118

How Marketing Agencies Stay Productive: Lynn Aitchison of After Digital

Boost by Brightpod

This week we feature Lynn Aitchison, Digital Marketing Manager of After Digital. After Digital is an award-winning strategic digital agency in Glasgow & Manchester. With over 20 years experience delivering award-winning results for clients worldwide

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