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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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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

2019 119

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.

2019 353

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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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 104

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

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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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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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 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.

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.

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10+1 Tricks to Make it a Great Day at Work, Every Day

Proofhub

We don’t “have” a great day, we “make it” a great day!?—?Frosty Frosty Westering Life is a collection of days, one right after the other. But life ain’t always sunshine and rainbow.

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The 4 Best Trello Alternatives for Kanban Project Management

nTask

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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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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Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

You know what they say: what's measured improves. As product managers we're in a golden age of being able to get all sorts of metrics and run all sorts of experiments. But what are your measurements and analytics focused on? Are they really truly objective? Do they contribute to the ultimate vision of your product? And is everybody clear on that vision? Join Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, as he takes you through a two-part measurement audit. First, you'll learn how to make sure your measurements actually align with your product strategy. And second, you'll learn how to evaluate your culture of using measurements, so future experiments will more consistently provide high-value results.

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.

11 Project Management Apps That Will Rule in 2019

Proofhub

11 Best Project Management Apps for Business in 2019 Every year new tools are launched in the market. Some live up to the expectations while others are forgotten as soon as they were launched.

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6 Best Business Management Software to Use in 2019

nTask

Whether you’re running a startup or an enterprise, handling too many things at once can take a toll on your sanity. Which is why you always need professional business management software to help you smoothly glide through your daily operations.

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