Sat.Apr 13, 2019 - Fri.Apr 19, 2019

Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress. Things are not going as planned.

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What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

Moira Alexander

What is project portfolio management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a strategic alignment process by which an organization’s projects are evaluated to identify the purpose, fit, and benefits as they relate to company goals. Projects can then be grouped into programs based on relevance and similarities. All programs and their respective projects should then fall under a portfolio strategy undertaken by the project management office (PMO) to meet overall company objectives.

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Project Team Love You

Project Bliss

Whether you’re new to your team or you’ve been leading them for months or years, it’s never too early or late to endear yourself. And finding ways to make your team love you is good not only for you.

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How to Manage a Construction Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction project management has similarities to managing projects in other industries: ultimately, you’re aiming to get something delivered on time, on budget and to the required scope with an acceptable degree of quality. The role of a construction project manager is to make that happen.

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 Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys

ProjectManager.com

The adage, “good data in, good data out,” cannot be truer in today’s digital business landscape. Furthermore, if knowledge is power, then to quote Alexander Pope, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” ” Okay, enough with the quotes and clichés.

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Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? To some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly! One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does. agile

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How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)?

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Four Challenges for Virtual Teams in Startups

ProjectManager.com

One of the biggest changes in project management in the last few years has been the rise of virtual teams. First, it was multinational corporations that had to grasp the challenge of coordinating people in different locations.

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Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Because data security has become a top concern for most businesses, the primary debate is now focused on which techniques are best for achieving your ultimate goal.

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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?

Riding a dead horse?

Musings on Project Management

The code of tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. In the [project office], we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following: Buying a stronger whip; Changing riders; Saying things like ‘this is the way we’ve always ridden the horse; Appointing a committee to study the horse; Arranging a visit to. Project Management

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Time Management: How to Work More Productively with Timeboxing

Inloox

Time management methods are currently very popular. No wonder. Who doesn't want to work more concentrated and focused to complete more tasks? In this blog post we are going to talk about the time management methode Timeboxing.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Briefs

ProjectManager.com

Depending on the project, teams think and speak in wildly different ways. This can lead to communication challenges, especially between departments. One illustration of this is when software teams and content teams must unite to deliver a functional website that dovetails with the text and images.

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This Week in PM 4.15.2019

Brad Egeland

Check out some of the interesting things being said and delivered via PM and business strategy this week! Check back every week for more interesting content. and feel free to suggest content through my contact form

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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 to Increase the Accuracy of Your Project Estimates

MavenLink

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The 5 Steps to More Profitable Projects.” Learn more by downloading the full ebook for more insights.

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How to Get Back on Track When You Get Distracted at Work

Teamweek

I’ll never forget my first office job. I worked for an online bed and breakfast directory that thousands of people used to book B&B stays in Canada. I invoiced customers, created and updated their listings, and answered the occasional phone call.

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Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). Creating my book, accidentally or otherwise, had many unanticipated (mostly positive) consequences, for which I am very grateful.

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Your Excellence Inspires Me

Brad Egeland

I heard this the other day – can’t remember where. But the concept of the statement is great. Someone is inspired to be better due to someone else’s excellence or perceived excellence. How would you like to hear this statement made to you?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

One of the key ways to keep work moving forward is to avoid working on too many things at the same time. Ideally, a person should finish what they’re working on before starting anything else.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

LiquidPlanner

The other night I was watching the pilot of Workin’ Moms , a Canadian sitcom about women who have just returned to work after maternity leave. One of the moms pulls a really jerky move on her first day back, making it seem that her executive assistant had screwed up.

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Video Tutorial: Time Tracking with the Stopwatch in InLoox 10 for Outlook

Inloox

With the stopwatch integrated in InLoox for Outlook, you can easily record your personal time spending to the minute. You can then book the recorded workload directly to the corresponding project and connect it to a specific task or activity. >> >> Watch the full video here [no audio] <<

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Auditing and Analytics in Big Data

Brad Egeland

An increase in cybersecurity threats characterizes the growth of an organization. As such, institutions endeavor to improve their risk management techniques to ensure that all the information is protected from malicious individuals.

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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?"

Autonomy and Transparency: Both or Neither

Pawel Brodzinski

How does transparency feel? Early in my career, I had an occasion to experience that. I was working in a typical organization where lots of things, payroll included, were secrets. Then the salary list leaked out.

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Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars

Online PM Courses

There are plenty of smart project leaders. But far rarer is project leadership wisdom - the cluster of traits that goes way beyond getting things done. The post Project Leadership Wisdom: Your Guide to the Seven Pillars appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Leadership Skills PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership Project Leadership Leadership project leadership wisdom

From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

LiquidPlanner

In our last article, we quickly discussed the four key phases LiquidPlanner customers experience when they first begin using the product: onboarding, adoption, refining, and optimization. Then, we detailed the onboarding phase.

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MindGenius 2019 - the Best Mind Mapping Tool Just Got Better

Brad Egeland

MindGenius 2019 is ready. The best mind mapping tool for your project needs just got better and it's time for you to see how it can help you work and plan better. The big focus in MindGenius 2019 is on new ways you can share MindGenius content.

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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 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.

Project Management Phases: What You Need to Know

GoSkills

Projects are essentially a series of steps that turn an idea into a reality. This article will cover the 5 project management phases and their best practices. Project Management

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What is Issue Management? | Video

Online PM Courses

Issues arise all the time on projects. So, what is Issue Management? The post What is Issue Management? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Risk Management issue management

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Shifting from Projects to a Product-Centric Approach

Planview

In my last blog, “ Agile Transformation: The PMO’s New Paradigm ” we covered the significance of embracing different types of work and the role that continuous planning plays in becoming an Agile PMO—but that’s only the beginning.

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