Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis definition. Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution.

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Impossible Project: 8 Principles ?to Take it on and Deliver it

Online PM Courses

Do you need to take on an impossible project: something nobody thinks can be done? Or maybe a project no one thinks should be done! The post Impossible Project: 8 Principles ?to to Take it on and Deliver it appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Busyness is Hype: You Aren’t as Busy as You Think

It’s become normal in our society to complain to friends, family and strangers that we are so busy with work, school, friends, family or a combination of everything. Tim Peek called “busyness” the “socially acceptable addiction” in his article on the cult of busyness for the Huffington Post.

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The Project Leader’s Guide to Managing Millennials

As the clock ticks on, millennials, or people born between 1982 and 2000 are primed to replace baby-boomers as the defacto work population. In fact, by 2025, millennials will represent 75% of the world’s workforce.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Best Leadership Books for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

What are the best leadership books for project managers? Well, ask 10 leaders and you’ll probably get 10 different lists. Here’s mine! These are books I have read over the years that I turn to time and time again for inspiration and because I know the strategies in them work.

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Why Businesses Should Invest in Experiential Marketing

There’s currently a pandemic sweeping the globe. It’s called “ad fatigue” and symptoms include apathy, boredom and exhaustion. Research shows that consumers are sick of seeing the same old ads.

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Help! I am stuck in the toaster of life!

The Lazy Project Manager

Over my daily cup of coffee, a fine cortado from Costa today, I read my horoscope in the copy of the Daily Express available in the coffee shop.

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Want to reduce digital distraction for your team? Physician, heal thyself!

Kiron Bondale

Two articles caught my attention this morning so I thought I’d connect the dots between them in this week’s article. The first article indicates that the Microsoft Teams collaboration support tool has passed Slack in terms of daily users.

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The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping

Project Risk Coach

Operational risks includes people risk, technology risk, external event risk, and process risk. In this article, let's talk about process risk and how to reduce these risks through process mapping. When employees leave organizations, these entities may loose daily operational knowledge. You know.

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.

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. Business material has a journey as it moves from one state to the next until it’s ready to be delivered to the customer or stakeholder.

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Discover The Best Flowchart Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

A list of the best flowchart software and diagramming tools, along with FAQ and an explanation of the criteria used in selecting the top choices. The post Discover The Best Flowchart Software of 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

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Kanban, WIP, etc

Musings on Project Management

Kanban, WIP, and three others are what I frame as "five tools for managing" I've put it together in this presentation (*): Five tools for managing projects from John Goodpasture. (*) See: for all of my online stuff. free for download, but an attribution would be appreciated Buy them at any online book retailer! Project Management

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If Risk Is Your Business, Do It Better Than Captain Kirk


As a great philosopher and chewer of scenery, Star Trek ’s James T. Kirk once said, “ Risk is our business ”—nothing great can be accomplished if you’re not willing to take some risks. I like to say, “If failure isn’t an option, then innovation isn’t an opportunity.”

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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.

Managing Compliance in Project Management

Brad Egeland

Business projects are an excellent way of implementing new ideas while improving current processes. However, every project you carry out should meet relevant compliance guidelines. Compliance refers to the process of conforming to various standards, rules, and requirements. Because companies operate within a legal and highly regulated environment, they must ensure that they remain compliant with relevant regulations that have been put in place.

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The 10 Best Creative Project Management Software For Creative Teams in 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Here’s a list of best software and what to consider when choosing creative project management software for creative teams, agencies, and studios. The post The 10 Best Creative Project Management Software For Creative Teams in 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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Soccer for 3 year-olds

Musings on Project Management

Ever been to a soccer match with 3 year-olds on the field? All go for the ball all the time; it's just a herd moving around the field (*), more or less with ball the center of attention. But, little is done except to kick at the ball. And certainly no one is ready for the breakout. And this applies to project management how? The best example is email with the dozen addressees. Everyone gets. communication human factors

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Video Tutorial: How to Organize Documents with InLoox 10 Web App


InLoox 10 Web App simplifies the organization of project documents. Store all project documents centrally in one place. In this way, all project members and participants with the corresponding authorizations can always access the latest version. Avoid duplicates and edit documents directly online.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

What are Project Constraints? | Video

Online PM Courses

Some things constrain the choices you can make, when you plan and deliver your project. So, what are Project Constraints? | | Video. The post What are Project Constraints? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The 10 Best CRMs For Small Businesses in 2019

The Digital Project Manager

A list of the best CRMs for small businesses—use Customer Relationship Management software to analyze customer journeys, provide support & much more. The post The 10 Best CRMs For Small Businesses in 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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How to Check if Your Google Account has been Hacked

Brad Egeland

Did you know that you can check a recent activity log for your account? It will show you from what browsers and devices you’ve accessed it, when and from what IP. If there’s something that you don’t recognize there or an old session from a friend’s computer, you can choose to terminate it. Same option is available for many other online accounts, such as Facebook, Yahoo or Dropbox.

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Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)


Do you know anyone at your office who always seems to be organized and have their life in order? Someone who is always punctual, continually maintains a professional appearance, and consistently has a clean workplace?

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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.

Stories about Stories in Agile Development


“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.”. Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc. Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a pair of shorts to be worn as a high-school uniform.

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Key Insights To Gain Before Starting Your Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

What does your organization value most, predictability or adaptability? Identifying the direction you lean between these two can offer important insights you’ll use when embarking on your journey to Agile Transformation.

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You Are Attractive to Cybercriminals

Brad Egeland

Understand that you're an attractive target for cyber criminals. If you have money (doesn't matter how much), data (usernames, passwords, documents, emails, etc.) or a place to work , you're going to be targeted. It’s not even personal, as cyber criminals automate most of their attacks. Don't ever say "it can't happen to me." Credit: @Daily Security Tip

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What is Project Management Software and Why Do You Need One

ProProfs Project Management

Managing a project isn’t easy. . There are so many challenges that project managers and team members face on a daily basis, ranging from defining clear project goals and objectives to generating detailed reports every month to check team performance.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

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

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from 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 journey 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 new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Why You Should Consider SharePoint for Project Management


Microsoft SharePoint is a popular and practical solution for project management. SharePoint brings together all of a project’s information and tasks into one central place.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management


October 3, 1951 – When it comes to the prime example of why teamwork is important, I’d like to recall the remarkable “Shot Heard Around the World” incident. It was a historic moment when the benefits of working as a team shone through — That’s when the Brooklyn Dodgers won the Phillies. Russ Hodges giving arguably the best live description of the exact moment – “I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! I do not believe it!

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Cybersecurity Tip: Online Shopping Safety

Brad Egeland

Online shopping safety : never do it from a device that isn't yours or on a network you don't own. Your data could be copied and harvested by cyber criminals. Make sure you're the only one spending your money by: Using safe network Employing strong passwords (password managers FTW!) Being careful about which websites you shop at Never saving your card details in an online account Verifying your transactions weekly to make sure there’s nothing fishy going on

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