Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

Holacracy: A Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

There’s a revolution going on in management, and it’s being spearheaded by new methods like Holacracy. Surprisingly, these new and innovative management methods can often ignite a hotbed of controversy and upheaval in certain circles.

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Nine Awesome Benefits in the World of Stakeholder Management

Project Risk Coach

John has been failing to exploit and enhance the benefits of stakeholder management. He's not been be convinced of the benefits. Allow me to pull back the veil and share nine benefits of stakeholder management.

2018 212

Need help team building? Try to escape an escape room!

Kiron Bondale

There are multiple types of external events which a project manager or Scrum Master could consider to increase the level of collaboration and cohesion within their team. Escape rooms provide a fiscally responsible, but highly effective option.

2018 198

10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team.

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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 Make a Good Impression on your New Boss

ProjectManager.com

How do you make a good impression on your new boss? Well, first you should try to understand what it means to be a boss in general. A new boss is both a fresh-faced individual, and someone who is filling a defined role. Recognize that the responsibilities of that role are largely universal.

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Why You Need To Say 'No' At Work (Hint: Your Work Will Get Better)

Trello

Here’s a familiar scenario: You’re up to your ears in projects. Despite this, your boss comes up with a new initiative and is asking you to spearhead it, knowing full well you’re already overloaded.

2018 340

Ratios! Some good; some evil

Musings on Project Management

Ratio's. as commonly applied. often violate the higher law: "Do good; avoid evil" Poster child for the evil ratio: Wouldn't it be nice if we could ban % Complete from the lexicon of project management! Complete is a ratio, numerator/denominator. The big issue is with the denominator. The denominator, which is supposed to represent the effort required, is really dynamic and not static estimate planning schedule

2018 204

How to Plan a Webinar

ProjectManager.com

As the workforce becomes more mobile, the importance of webinars has only grown. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you everything you need to know to plan a webinar. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Plan a Webinar.

Women in Project Management: Koviljka Lukic

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Koviljka Lukic CAPM®, a volunteer with the PMI Chapter in Serbia, mother, sales engineer and all round lovely person. Below, Koviljka shares what it’s like to study for project management exams with small children and how she’s finding a work/life balance that works for her.

2018 195

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?

Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. If you want to know that you’re on the right track when you’re leading a process or product improvement project, how can you be sure you’re addressing the right concerns?

2018 163

Plan A (or B, C, D)

Musings on Project Management

There is always Plan A: "Do nothing" This is actually different from "do no harm"; do-no-harm could be Plan B Following that theme, sticking with Plan A could actually be harmful. thus, Plan B could be not only less harmful but also could be essential for limiting harm So, presume there is always Plan A, and good management principles say: there should be a Plan B What about Plan C. planning

Asana review: Intelligent, adaptive project management

Moira Alexander

Companywide visibility and accountability are of great importance to stakeholders seeking successful project outcomes. Asana helps makes this possible by offering a strong feature set that helps teams remain in lock-step, meet deadlines and achieve goals. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

2018 160

Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

One of the things that can make your life most difficult is a rogue Project Sponsor. It’s like they have turned to the dark side. And it feels as if they no longer have your project’s best interests at heart.

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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.

A Project Manager is a Superhero (or, their Mild-Mannered Alter Ego)

LiquidPlanner

If one reads the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (or as the cognoscenti call it, PMI’s PMBOK) you’d think there was just one way to be a project manager; a heavily waterfall approach that the cool kids think is old fashion.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project failure starts when we can’t tell what “done” looks like in any meaningful way. Without some agreement on our vision of “done”, we’ll never recognize it when it arrives, except when we’ve run out of time or money or both. We’ve all seen the project failure numbers before.

2018 127

5 Ways To Improve Your App Stability

Brad Egeland

Dependable Apps Applications for smartphones and the web are kind of the business card of the modern world. If you don’t have an app, it makes a lot of sense to get one. Apps should be useful, they should be easy to download, and they should be reliable.

2018 125

How Can I, as a Project Manager, Land a Leadership Position Faster?

Paymo App

Suppose you’re a project manager and have all your ducks in a row: sufficient industry experience, a PMP accredited certification, and a handful of successfully delivered projects that recommend you for a leadership position.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Asana review: Intelligent, adaptive project management

Moira Alexander

Companywide visibility and accountability are of great importance to stakeholders seeking successful project outcomes. Asana helps makes this possible by offering a strong feature set that helps teams remain in lock-step, meet deadlines and achieve goals. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

2018 100

Deliberate Practice for Software Developers

Leading Agile

I frequently read and hear that software developers must take care to deliver the right solutions. It’s a waste of time, money, and effort to build the wrong thing. Customers aren’t interested in the wrong thing. It’s true. But it’s often misunderstood.

Let's Tell the World About Your Awesome Project Management Related Tool, Site or Service

Brad Egeland

Approximately every month or at least every quarter, I like to feature the best or new or "one's no one knows about but should" Project Management tools and services. That can be task management, PMP training and certification, risk management, PMO leadership services and about anything and everything in between.

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How to Budget For Your Company’s Technical Debt

Zen Project Management

Guest post by Dr. Mik Kersten While “technical debt” is a term that’s frequently used by technologists, the implication and understanding of it tends to be opaque to the business until it’s too late - just look at how Nokia lost the mobile market that it helped create.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Digital Transormation Projects (3) - The Path to Digital Transformation

Inloox

In part 1 and 2 of our blog series we have dealt with the basic aspects of digital transformation. We have based our work on the following definition: A digital transformation is a process of disruption ("destruction") and subsequent renewal. Old patterns are broken up and replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. Finally, in the third and last part of this series, we will describe a possible path to digital transformation.

2018 136

Java: Platform or Language?

Leading Agile

Java has earned a place of honor in the history of computing. From humble beginnings in the mid-1990s, it has become one of the most widely-used technologies in the world.

2018 98

Making the Successful Transition from Business Analyst to Project Manager

Brad Egeland

Not all project managers want to manage projects forever. Sometimes they look to switch to a more technical hands on position with the team like the business analyst role. Likewise, not all business analysts want to continue in the role of business analyst forever – looking to take on a higher level management commitment of the project and deal less with the daily team and customer oversight that the BA role is usually responsible for on most project engagements.

2018 101

Conflict Resolution – What Project Managers Should Know

Eylean

No matter how experienced of a project manager you are, conflict is something you will not be able to avoid. So instead of fearing the next occurrence, you should give yourself the tools to deal with it effectively. Keep on reading to find out how to recognize and resolve conflict in 3 easy steps.

2018 92

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?"

The List of Software Testers

TimeCamp

How And Why Test Your Software? Software testers are like ghosts. They are invisible but. Internet Marketing Product Management software software testers

5 Effective Communication Methods You Need to Know

PM Basics

Imagine you found a defect. One of your team members made it. And you know it. What communication methods can you use? You can tap her on a shoulder and whisper, “I found a defect. Please fix it.”. You can send an instant message, “Here is a defect, please fix it.”. You can send an email only to her.

2018 83

Free Live Webinar: Create a Better World - Five Proven Leadership Practices - Monday, October 1, 2018

Brad Egeland

This live webinar is Monday, October 1, 2018, 4 PM - 5 PM PDT (that is 7 PM to 8 PM EST). This hour-long webinar is going to help you: Learn the scientific basis of the 5 most effective leadership practices that help create a better world. Understand what it takes to bring out the best of yourself and others. Create a compelling vision statement that captures the heart and soul of people you need to help to create a better world.

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