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.

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.

2018 208

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.

2018 256

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 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.

2018 233

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.

2018 190

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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

Agile 179

Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!)

The Digital Project Manager

The post Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling PM Skills & Best Practices

2018 169

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.

2020 146

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 257

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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Failed Sprint (a definition)

Gunther Verheyen

Early in 2018, a translation initiative of the Scrum Glossary took off. It is amazing that there are currently 20 languages in the works. A new release is envisioned before the end of 2018. No deadlines though, no stress.

2018 125

Refer a Friend for PMP Prep and You Both Get a Free 60 PDUs Package

Brad Egeland

Refer a Friend for Cheetah's Accelerated PMP Class and You Both Get the 60 PDU Package Is it time for you or someone you know to become a Project Management Professional? Use the promotion code "ReferAFriendPMP" and you both get the follow-on 60 PDU package at no cost. An $850 value! You need to earn 60 PDUs every three years to maintain your PMP). Classroom, Virtual or Online Programs. Cross the finish line and become PMP certified, CHEETAH FAST.

2018 129

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.

2018 221

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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 102

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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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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Executive One on One View for Direct Report Check-ins

Appfluence

Executives and Their Direct Reports. Executives greatly rely on their direct reports. According to a 12 year study by Michael E. Porter and Nitin Nohria, the time that CEOs spend with direct reports ranges from 32-67%.

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?

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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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.

2018 73

Mike Cottmeyer: Agile Transformation ExplainedSouthern Fried Agile 2018

Leading Agile

Many organizations are struggling to apply the concepts of Agile because they view Agile as a new way of doing the same old thing. They believe that if the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum are in place, they’ll reap the benefits of having become Agile.

2018 70

Strategic Planning Models to Use in Priority Matrix

Appfluence

Strategic Planning in Priority Matrix. Because of its ability to improve communications and increase visibility across the organization, Priority Matrix is ideal for strategic planning.

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.

How to write an amazing project charter (and why you need one)

Backlog

In a nutshell, a project charter is a summary of all the roles, goals, and boundaries (or scope) of your project. It gives project members, stakeholders, and any other interested parties an overview of a project, free from any distracting minutiae. Beginning with a carefully penned charter is a great way to get your project starting off on the right foot.

Budget 100

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.

2018 69

On-Boarding at LeadingAgile w/ Betsy Layman and Matt Smith

Leading Agile

LeadingAgile has grown significantly over the past few years. Along the way, we’ve found that one of the most critical elements of growing successfully is how we introduce new folks to the company and how we approach helping organizations Transform. .

SCRUM 65

The 30 60 90 Day Plan Template for Managers

Appfluence

This 30 60 90 day plan template for managers is based on 30 60 90 day strategies from Roman Ryder and Ravinder Tulsiani. Intro. The first ninety days managing a new team comes with plenty of challenges.

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.

How Firefly Partners Manages a 100% Remote Team

Function Point

Jen Maceyko is the Managing Director with Firefly Partners , a digital agency that functions as a 100% remote team.

Types of Scrum Meetings and Scrum Best Practices

nTask Blog

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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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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Operational Planning with Priority Matrix Gantt Charts

Appfluence

What is Operational Planning” Operational planning is the “how” that complements the “what” and “why” in a company’s strategic plan. An operational plan answers these four questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.