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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery.

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Project Management Apprenticeships: A Game Changer for Business

Girl's Guide to PM

In this guest post, Michelle Symonds explains what the new UK Higher PM Apprenticeship scheme means for aspiring project managers and employers.

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Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1

The Digital Project Manager

When I first started thinking about freelancing as a digital project manager, I searched online for every freelancing guide I could find. I learned the. The post Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Do You Really Care About Your People?

Project Risk Coach

Do you really care about your people? I mean really. I have to admit there have been times in my project management career when I cared more about the project than the people. After all, I was under a lot of pressure to deliver the project come hell or high water.

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?

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3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct


There’s a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn’t survive with the times and simply died out.

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Timecamp as one of the top Sanity-Saving Apps for Freelancers at GetApp!


It is our pleasure to announce that our Time Tracking Software, TimeCamp, was recognized by GetApp – the leading premium business app discovery platform on the web, and placed on their list of 14 Sanity-Saving Apps for Freelancers. Because we are that good!

Advice for Project Managers: Soft Skills Needed for Success


Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: Anonymity included. . Dear Elizabeth: I’m currently a technical project contributor, but I would like to be a project manager.

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Interview with CCSU – The Trials and Tribulations of Today’s Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Yours truly interviews with CCSU on the trials and tribulations of today’s project managers. The post Interview with CCSU – The Trials and Tribulations of Today’s Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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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.

What to do When a Team Member Needs to Rant


When a team member needs to rant, give him or her a safe space. With a few 'ranting' ground rules you can help them release some negativity. In fact you can turn a negative rant into a positive plan for action. The post What to do When a Team Member Needs to Rant appeared first on PMStudent.

Employee Time Tracking Will Take Your Company To Another Level!


We realize how challenging it may be to manage a small team, not to mention a whole office or a company! A manager must be a man/woman of steel. Taking care of all the projects, making sure that nothing is behing the deadline, and keeping an eye on the employees is an exhausting task.

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A New Paymo Integration: Get Paid Through Payoneer

Paymo App

Payoneer and Paymo have teamed up to make sure getting paid by your customers is faster and easier than ever! Payoneer offers a simple way for overseas customers to pay you directly. One click on the ‘Pay with Payoneer’ button located on your [invoice, etc.],

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Tool Review: Resource Guru – A Resource Scheduling & Management Tool

The Digital Project Manager

Resource Guru is a resource scheduling tool that takes the pain out of scheduling teams, giving managers more time to focus on the other important tasks. The post Tool Review: Resource Guru – A Resource Scheduling & Management Tool appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Reviews Tools

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Estimating Accuracy Mathematics

Herding Cats

In the estimating business, like many things in project management, there is confusion about principles, practices, and processes. And sometimes even outright misinformation. . Here's an example used by the #NoEstimates advocates.

10 Must-Read Productivity Articles! 19/3/2017


Another week comes with the most favorite from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from this week, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

Projects are not easy to incorporate and maintain because anyone working in the project management field can tell every project is bound to fail and there will be an excessive use of budget and resources. Regardless of the size and complexity of the project, this is mostly the case. With that being said, the overall management is usually not guided properly and this results to project not being finished within schedule.

Measure What Matters

The Clever PM

Many people are aware of the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.” ” But what people don’t often consider is that what’s being measured and managed might actually not matter at all at the end of the day. When we measure things that don’t actually drive us to improve, we’re just acting like a […]. Product Management Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Leadership Metrics Planning Strategy

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

“The real value of computers is communication, not computation.” - Natasha Kalatin. Quotes

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10 Motivational Songs To Boost Your Mood in the Morning!


Have you ever needed a little help to wake up in the morning? I feel it very often – it’s not that easy to avoid these snooze marathons, especially on Monday and when the weather outside is awful. The daily duties remind us about the real life, but all we want is to stay in […]. Productivity

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How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ?

Trust has become a huge factor in our life and for the people around us. It also happens to any existing organization and it’s an important factor in building relationships with your team and the company as a whole. It is fragile because once a trust is broken, it will be too difficult to regain it. That is why trust should be taken care of. Studies show that organizational trust in the business industry has declined over time, especially in terms of teams and leaders.

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Getting Financial and Clinical Professionals Working Together On Healthcare Projects


Healthcare continues to evolve worldwide under the pressure of lowering costs while maintaining or, even, increasing quality. The relationship between the two is like a “tug of war” between cost and benefit, which every healthcare establishment must face on a daily basis. Moreover, since healthcare is one of the most regulated sectors, it requires adherence to the current laws before a decision is made. This gives rise to another obstacle.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic. Robert A. Heinlein, Revolt in 2100

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Best Time Tracking Apps That Will Boost Your Efficiency!


Hello! Let’s begin this new week with a brand new post about BEST TIME TRACKING APPS that you can find on the market. As there are hundreds of them out there, we had a rough time picking just a few, and our choice is completely subjective.

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How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 2 }

In the previous article, we talked about the first three questions in our strategic plan that will help you organized the information needed for your strategy outline. This is the second part of our strategic planning series where we analyze the next set of questions. Our sole focus right now is the planning model and reach of the plan. What is The Plan’s Reach or Scope? Long-term doesn’t always guarantee that you are locked in and not vulnerable to the risks and threats.

Project Portfolio Management from Binfire


Today many organizations recognize that effective project management is a strategic priority which impacts greatly the product life cycle, speed to market and competitive advantage.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Insight, untested and unsupported, is an insufficient guarantee of truth. Bertrand Russell, Mysticism and Logic 1929. When we hear an extraordinary claim, demand extraordinary evidence. Quotes

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How We Improved Our Project Manager’s Life With Active Collab


Here at PopArt Studio , a full-service digital agency from Novi Sad, we handle a lot of complex projects that require a lot of planning and extensive client collaboration. However, that’s not always easy, especially for our project managers. At least, it wasn’t until we discovered Active Collab.

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Ron Rosenhead - Untitled Article

Ron Rosenhead

Last week, I wrote that success rates in projects are improving. The posting was based on the PMI Pulse of the Profession Report, 2017. This report is a mine of information and one aspect caught my eye on page 28 of this 29 page report.

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How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 1 }

Do you know that strategic planning undergoes a stage? A process needs to implement and even you have a definite goal in mind, there are goals that need to achieve first before reaching the core objective. This article is divided into five parts and the first article will tackle the following questions to ask yourself if strategic planning is right for you, the right committee, and the reasons of strategic planning implementation.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.