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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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?

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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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?

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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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Within sight, in front of mind!

Kiron Bondale

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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.

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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Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes

Runrun.it

In this blog, we frequently touch on methodologies that are employed to make management practices more versatile and dynamic. And it’s no wonder: the issues that we cover here tend to focus on trends in technology, and we all know how fast that market is capable of changing. Therefore, these methods gain even more importance […]. The post Lean Methodology: Find Out How to Eliminate Waste in Your Management Processes appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

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Improving your Project Documentation

Project Health Check

Documentation will always be part of life for Project Managers, sometimes more than you’d like. But how can you make sure it is useful and ultimately delivering value for your project? There are a few basics which, if you get right, will help guide you on the way to project success.

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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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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?

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.

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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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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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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

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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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.

2018 156

User stories: What are they, and how should we write them?

Backlog

In Agile , we avoid exhaustive documentation with a little thing called user stories. While user stories themselves may seem short and unimpressive, their effect on how teams work is profound. Without the task of comprehensive documentation, teams are empowered to do their most impactful work faster than ever.

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Agile cycles

Musings on Project Management

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The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a review by Cornelius Dufft)

Gunther Verheyen

At the Scrum Day Germany 2018 edition (12 June) Cornelius Dufft shared his appreciation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” with me. Cornelius said he had written a summary to help him grasp the content better, and sent me his work.

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A Full Immersion Approach to Project Management Training and Certification

Brad Egeland

The Full Immersion Approach: To give you the best chance of passing, Cheetah Learning uses an intense immersion approach with well proven advanced accelerated learning techniques. Before you come to our Online Project Management Education class on Monday, you are instructed to have already scheduled your PMP® exam for Friday, the day immediately after your last day of class.

How to Speed up Your Project Management Process with 5 SaaS Applications

Paymo App

Every time you start a new project or a significant new initiative, you don’t just dive headfirst into the tasks. The first step is always planning. That’s because the steps you plan might not always look like what you thought in the first place.

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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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

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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Be the Best Project Manager You Can Be

Brad Egeland

Are you ready to create better results with less effort? You can - 100% guaranteed. Use code BRADCCPM for a 10% discount and become a Cheetah Certified Project Manager. This program is 100 percent guaranteed - in addition to the 60 hour online program you can complete in as quickly as ten days, you can work with your Cheetah Success Coach for three months. If after doing all the work, you are not satisfied with your results, Cheetah completely refunds your course fee.

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Collectively Deliver on Strategy with Digital Transformation [Video]

Planview

We’re in the age of digital transformation, and with that, the pace of innovation is greater than ever before, customer expectations and demands are higher, and the competition is more intense.

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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Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.