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How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda)

The Digital Project Manager

Are you actually doing what you want to accomplish with your sprint planning meetings? Here’s an overview of sprint planning meetings, why and how to do them, and a free sprint planning meeting agenda template. The post How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Planning Topics

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Secrets Exposed: My Official Day of a Project Manager

PM Basics

It is 2:14 AM and I have just left the office. It was a long day to onboard a new project. Sitting in the car, I wonder, will it be like that all the time now? Next day, I had one meeting. Nothing really happened. Next week, five days in a row we had meetings after meetings.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

As we step into 2019, what project management statistics should you be aware of? How is the PM field changing? We've compiled all the latest data in this article. The field of project management is changing, and it’s changing fast.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Project management is an increasingly diverse field. Individuals across industries, and with varying levels of experience, are providing a substantial impact to its growth and continued evolution.

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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?

How to Improve User Adoption of SharePoint for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be working with BrightWork to bring you this article by Micheál Clesham. Read on to find out how to get your free SharePoint project management template. ‘A A good craftsman never blames his tools’ as the old saying goes.

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings. But how do we know that we achieved what we were hoping to from the ceremonies?

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Top 5 Leadership Theories

ProjectManager.com

Everyone has a theory on what makes a great leader, and with good reason. Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, cuts through the noise and reveals five of the best leadership theories.

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Why There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Decision

Girl's Guide to PM

Management – and project management – is a series of small (and sometimes big) decisions. At work recently I had cause to question one of my decisions. I had made a decision that affected other people (as most decisions do). I communicated the decision, replanned accordingly and updated my risk log. I documented the decision on my decision log template. Then I got some more information. It wasn’t information that fundamentally made my decision wrong.

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Burning up the team

Musings on Project Management

Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like you suggest lend objectivity to the process (not playing favorites, etc). Losing productivity Of course, the real issue is Teamwork

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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.

Ask a PM: How to Tell a Client You’re Behind on the Project You Just Took Over

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I have taken on an in-flight project. We’re about halfway through, and I think we need to make changes to the schedule. Specifically, we need more time. The client has already signed off on the original deadlines, and I don’t think they will take the news well.

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How to Generate Leads on Facebook Without a Website

ProjectManager.com

Do you need to generate leads for your business but don’t have a website? Or maybe you have a website but don’t want to create a landing page for a new campaign. With Facebook, you can generate leads within the platform.

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5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

We make hundreds of decisions on projects. Every day, we’re expected to take some action and that inevitably means making a decision about something. It might be something small like whether or not to call a meeting. Or it might be something substantive like whether to escalate an issue to your sponsor. Get a free decision log template to help you track the decisions you make. Decision Log Template Remind yourself of decisions with this easy template (Excel).

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Getting "reskilled"

Musings on Project Management

Dispatches from Davos 2019 There's a revolution afoot The panel discussions are about "human-centered A.I", and the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" in an article reported by Kevin Roose And, thinking about it, would you want A.I. to be other than human-centered? Strategic thinking: “Earlier they had incremental, 5 to 10 percent goals in reducing their work force. Now they’re saying, ‘Why. human factors pmo

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Issue #5: X-Shaped Skills Set of a Project Manager

PM Basics

Project Management Weekly Reading List #5 is here. Broaden your knowledge and skills of a project manager. How to explain the skill set of a project manager. Sylvia Moses says: Experienced project managers will tell you the same thing: managing projects is easy.

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10 Ways to Make Your Lunch Break Worth Taking

ProjectManager.com

After working for tech companies in two different countries, I came to realize that the most striking difference in office culture is the lunch break. I started my career in Washington, D.C., where I ate the majority of my lunches at my desk.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc. are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. Agile methodology is often compared with the waterfall model in the software development industry.

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Team Essentials: Reprioritizing in LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

As a customer success specialist at LiquidPlanner, my passion is to prepare your entire team for success with LiquidPlanner. In my previous posts, I walked you through the essentials of LiquidPlanner’s scheduling engine and task creation ; this week, I’ll be focusing on reprioritizing.

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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?

Hire Top Project Managers With These 5 Effective Tips

Eylean

Written by: Kelly Barcelos A Project Manager or PM can make or break the projects, eventually affecting the success of your Company. A lousy PM can have devastating effects, drain your company’s valuable resources and prove detrimental to the profits and reputation of the business.

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What is a Business Continuity Plan? | Video

Online PM Courses

When things go seriously wrong, one of the things you will need is a Business Continuity Plan. And, since projects involve risk to your organization, you’ll need to link into this. So, what is a Business Continuity Plan? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.

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Crypto Exchange Founder Dies, Takes Sole Access to $190 Million in Cryptocurrency with Him

Brad Egeland

In the risk-filled world of cryptocurrency , "sorry for your loss" has a very specific meaning. In the case of Canadian crypto-exchange QuadrigaCX, it's become a rather grim double entendre. The exchange's founder, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten, died unexpectedly in December 2018. According to a Jan.

2019 98

Learning to Say Yes to the Right Projects

MavenLink

I often ask in my presentations on project management a question of the audience; “How many of you get to choose the projects that you manage?”. It is a trick question of course because project managers, typically, do not get to choose. I know that, you know that, and they know that.

2019 88

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.

Cause & Effect and Product Risk

Tyner Blain

When deciding how to invest in your product, you need to take into account the risks that your investments will not return the outcomes you desire.

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Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

I’m going to repeat a mistake I often make, and harp on a word choice. I’m aware of the risks. The word of the day is: Developer.

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AI Project Management - Yes or No?

Brad Egeland

Artificial intelligence holds promise as a way to improve IT project management, but there are some hurdles to overcome. In the tech world, it's common for the DevOps team to be responsible for the project management aspect of software development. DevOps workers have a strong reliance on analytics, so it's not surprising that there is a push toward using artificial intelligence — which does analyses of its own — in project management.

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The 4 Best Trello Alternatives for Kanban Project Management

nTask Blog

Trello is a star when it comes to project management and collaboration tools. It embodies a neat interface with cards stacked up for different projects. Each card can be opened to view more detail such as checklists, labels and due dates.

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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.

What is the IAPM, and Why Should You Care?

Online PM Courses

The International Association of Project Managers (IAPM) is global in scope. Yet it is perhaps not as well-known as it should be. It is dedicated to learning, certification, and networking for Project Managers. So, it has a lot in common with us. we covered its qualifications in our review: ‘Project Management Qualification: Should I or […]. The post What is the IAPM, and Why Should You Care? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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System of Delivery: An Intro to Our Governance Model

Leading Agile

Our governance model and team design may look a little complicated at first glance. However, there’s a lot of intentionality within our system of delivery to ensure that you’re solving the right problems, at the right time, to maximize throughput and the value delivered to your customers.

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Stay On Top Of Your Work With David Allen! [PODCAST EPISODE #43]

TimeCamp

Get Things Done With David Allen! Listen to #43 episode of Stay On. Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast david allen getting things done GTD podcast stay on top of your work stay on top of your work podcast

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