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.

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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.

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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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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 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.

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Project Management Q&A – Maintaining Your PMP Certification for Free

Arras People

What free options would you recommend for maintaining my PMP certification ? After spending over £400 to get your PMP certification you will probably want to avoid any extra costs maintaining and gaining up to date knowledge. Luckily there are plenty of free and cost-effective ways to do so.

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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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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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?

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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.

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.

2018 144

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

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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.

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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.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The New Need to be Lifelong Learners

Leading Answers

We are a generation who stand with one foot in the outgoing industrial era and one in the knowledge-based future. Training and education that prepared us well for careers in the past will not work in a faster-moving future.

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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

7 Productive Things to Do When Bored

nTask

Time and again we find ourselves sitting at our workstations, waiting for a task review, the next job to be assigned or just waiting for the feedback for our new proposal.

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What is Project Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

Let’s get to the heart of Project Management and answer the most fundamental questions of all… So, What is a Project, and what is Project Management? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5.

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Top 15 Tips for New Managers

Teamweek

You were born to be a leader. It is your passion to take the knowledge and experience you have gained and share it with others. And now you have the opportunity to manage a team of your very own. New managers often enter their roles with a wave of emotions ranging from terrified to ecstatic.

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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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Digital Transformation 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.

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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 91

Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

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 342

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 88

Next Practice Cognitive Computing and its Impact on Project Management

Inloox

Cognitive computing is a fairly new term and is often confused with artificial intelligence. Admittedly, both refer to the fact that machines think or act on their own, but there are also decisive differences. In this blog post, we will look at the term cognitive computing in more detail and explore the opportunities the technology brings for project management. What is Cognitive Computing?

2018 125

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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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

What Is a Product Manager? (Job Description Examples and Salary)

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re interested in either hiring a product manager or becoming a product manager, it’s important to take some time to understand the role and what the field of product management is all about. The title of product manager is unique.

2018 75

Don't Be Fooled

Herding Cats

This is a new Category on Herding Cats that comes from my finishing of the book Standard Deviations: Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics , Gary Smith.

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Team Guru Summit 2018 – Resource Guru heads to Budapest

Resource Guru

The entire Resource Guru team recently got together for our annual team summit, hosted this year in Hungary’s beautiful capital city Budapest.

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