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 203

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.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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

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

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 162

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.

2018 145

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.

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 142

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.

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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

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.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. This phrase blur is dangerous, as it can pull our attention from what should be our real focus: our our customers' and users' needs. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want. You'll come away understanding: How being customer focused gives you a competitive advantage. Tactics for developing empathy for your users. How to encourage innovation through better customer understanding. September 11th, 2019 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT, 7:00PM BST

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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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

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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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.

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.

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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 104

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.

2018 97

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

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.

That Stress You Feel? It’s A ‘Mental Load’ Of Invisible Work Your Team Needs To Talk About

Trello

“So, what did you do at work today?”. Productivity

2018 92

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

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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