Sat.Jul 21, 2018 - Fri.Jul 27, 2018

It’s Easy to Miss Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

It's easy to miss project risks. And, until a project manager has identified the threats and opportunities, the risks cannot be managed properly. Projects rise and fall with the project manager's ability to properly identify and manage their most significant risks.

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Zen and the Art of Project Management

ProjectManager.com

What has Zen got to do with the art of Project Management? Arguably, more than it has to do with motorcycle maintenance! But then, I don’t own a motorbike, and neither do I know how to maintain one. But I do know how to manage a project, and I have a fair idea of some of the main principles of Zen.

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12 Project Management Rules You’d be Wise to Note

Online PM Courses

When you have been Managing Projects for a while, you will start to notice that some things are always true. Each of these ‘ Project Management Rules ‘ reminds us of something important about Project Management, so I have been collecting them for nearly 20 years.

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The 23 Best Project Manager Interview Questions

ProjectManager.com

Before you can plan, execute and successfully complete a project, you must hire a project manager to manage it. A project manager is a difficult position to fill. They need a wide swath of skills, from a knowledge of methodologies to a mastery of communication.

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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.

The Best Meeting Minutes Transcription Software: An Independent Test and Review

Girl's Guide to PM

My goodness, this article has been a mammoth job to put together. But I think you’ll be interested in the results of my tests.

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More Trending

Putting risk register and project plan together

Musings on Project Management

David Hulett has a presentation on his website, projectrisk.com, entitled "Schedule Risk Analysis using the Risk Driver Method and Monte Carlo Simulation". In this presentation, he develops an interesting operating idea: first, shift the Monte Carlo method to the higher level of events on the risk register, and then use those results as drivers on the schedule. His idea he explains this way: Risk Management

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How to Be Happy at Work (Happier, at Least)

ProjectManager.com

Happiness is elusive. Everyone seems to strive for it and is unhappy with the effort and the mixed results. That’s because even if you achieve happiness, it’s only temporary. Happiness can’t exist without its opposite, unhappiness. That brings us to work. Unhappiness on the job feels epidemic.

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Is Genius Project Right for You? Read My Detailed Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Full disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own. Genius Project is, however, a company that has been a regular supporter of this blog, for which I am very grateful. This is a review of Genius Project 8.0.1 cloud-based option using Firefox browser, in June 2018.

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Arras People to exhibit at Project Challenge – 9th and 10th October

Arras People

Project Challenge is one of the UK’s leading independent show for projects, programmes, processes and resource. And of course, Arras people will be exhibiting at Project Challenge this year on the 9th and 10th October at the Olympia in London.

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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.

Within sight, in front of mind!

Kiron Bondale

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3 Ways to Improve Your Digital Project Management

ProjectManager.com

As digital transformation continues to expand in business, the need for digital project management is also on the rise. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to improve your digital PM in this tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot for your reference!

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DPM Podcast: The Art of Finishing Projects Well (with Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

If we don't end our projects right, we can end up going over budget, delivering late, annoying our team, and the client. Ben chats with Patrice to discuss how we can end projects better with a checklist of what to do, and what not to do.

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PRINCE2 – Still top of the charts

Arras People

Back in 2007 PRINCE2 was the most popular Project Management Qualification in the country (see article below). Has anything changed since then or is PRINCE2 still top of the charts?

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.

Privacy -- a perspective

Musings on Project Management

If you read "The World is Flat" then you know that for project management the world is a flat platform with nearly unlimited connectivity that allows nearly everyone to climb aboard, more or less equal in their access to function and data. Tom Friedman wrote the book; he's well known for his pithy summaries, and now he says this, which for project managers, is a heads-up for what the flat and Project Management Risk Management

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3 Ways to Improve Your Digital Project Management

ProjectManager.com

As digital transformation continues to expand in business, the need for digital project management is also on the rise. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to improve your digital PM in this tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot for your reference!

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Project management training – 30% off our great courses….

Ron Rosenhead

I have been asked many times to run a course, a workshop or facilitate a specific project management event for a client. One thing that is evident is the real pressure on people’s time. It is becoming increasingly difficult to release staff for project management training, or training of any kind.

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How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Moira Alexander

Choosing the right project management methodology for your team is the first step to success. But with so many different — and in some cases, overlapping — approaches to managing the complexities of any given project, how can you know which project management methodology is best? Project managers can assist their organizations in improving how they implement projects in the most effective and efficient way while reducing risks.

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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.

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This Week in PM - Top Project Management Articles the Week of 7.23.2018

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! You can find 6 fresh, top articles on the world of project management at This Week in Project Management. Check back every week for more interesting content.

Project Management and Leadership Competencies: A Snapshot

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT . The Project Management Institute (PMI) ® Talent Triangle ® has addressed the need for project leadership competencies.

How to Identify Bottlenecks in LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

When people and priorities change, you need to figure out how it could put your schedule at-risk. You can take advantage of our features to help you understand where you are versus where you want to be; they will also prepare you to answer tough questions from your most important stakeholders.

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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.

Documentation and Developer Onboarding

Leading Agile

Organizations that build and support software have many unique challenges. They also have quite a few common challenges.

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Dealing with the Jerks on the Project

Brad Egeland

​I hate to call anyone a jerk. There's no getting around it. rude says one thing, but jerk sort of says it all while still keeping your language and integrity intact. ​ You deal with someone who has less consideration for mankind than you do every so often, I'm sure.

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Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL . Certainly, by now, you’ve heard of Watson, the superfast supercomputer that beat former Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the game show back in 2011.

Startup Business Is A Competition. Here’s How You Can Beat It.

Proofhub

What is your recipe of awesomeness? I know it’s a painful session to get the awesomeness out of your new business when you often face tough and direct competition.

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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.

The value of a Scrum Master

Growing Agile

The role of Scrum Master is a debate that has been been raging for over a decade. It is hugely misunderstood term and abused all over the world. I am grateful that this term crossed my life.

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Best Practices for Resource Utilization in Project Management

Clarizen

While there are several important metric and key performance indicators (KPI) in the project management world, few are as important to the success of projects and the health of portfolios as resource utilization. What is Resource Utilization?

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Cracking Social Media for Professionals

The IIL Blog

By Yelena Ganshof, BrandBoosting Founder. Do you know that now there are over 3 billion people using social networks across the globe? Let’s name the most popular platforms: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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