Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

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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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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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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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner , predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices).

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

TimeCamp

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

LiquidPlanner

Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: marketingteam@liquidplanner.com. 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

PMStudent

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!

TimeCamp

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

TimeCamp

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 ?

Project-Management.pm

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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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.

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!

TimeCamp

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 ?

Project-Management.pm

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

Celoxis

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.

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.

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!

TimeCamp

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 }

Project-Management.pm

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

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.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

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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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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Big Collaboration Capabilities for Even the Smallest Businesses

amium

Is Your Business Big Enough for a Collaboration Platform? Successful freelancers wear all of the hats in their businesses. From marketing, account management, and customer acquisition and satisfaction; to estimating, billing, collections, and accounting; choosing, purchasing, and maintaining all of your own IT equipment and connectivity; and finally….oh oh yeah, actually doing the work that you’re being paid to do. After all, the client comes first.

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

Project-Management.pm

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.

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.