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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things You Must Do to Improve Project Management Effectiveness

Celoxis

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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).

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct

Wrike

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.

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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GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets!

The Digital Project Manager

We have teamed up with Ground Control 2017, an exciting new DPM conference in London, to raffle two free tickets! Sign up to our email. The post GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets! appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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.

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.

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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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 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.

Risk Management Short Course

Musings on Project Management

Need a quick introduction to risk management? Don't have much time for this? Try this very short course on risk management (no math required!). Risk management short course from John Goodpasture. Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Risk Management

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

ActiveCollab

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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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.

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.

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.

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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Where is the Adult Supervision on this Program?

Herding Cats

Most programs I work are in trouble in some form - other wise they would not have hired us to help. . One quote we use to describe these situations is. What's the difference between this program and the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts have adult supervision. But today I sat through an out brief from a government auditing agency on a $10B program and one of my colleagues made this statement. This program is like a house with 4 teenage boys, where the parents went on vacation and never returned.

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.

Who can say yes?

Musings on Project Management

In your domain, who can say "Yes" -- and make it stick? Should this be a hard question to answer? It can be. Consider: If you want a "Yes", up close and personal works much better than remote and mystical. And, you may have to be cunning to work around the "staff" that protects the "yes-sayer" from saying "yes" too often. What does that mean for the remote worker? Could be SOL in many. Project Management

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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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SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017

Digite

Last couple of month updates of SwiftKanban focused on some of the key features like Cycle Time Threshold, revamped ESP Analytics and Enhanced To-Do Board and there are several enhancements done with this update. 1) Cycle Time Threshold.

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.

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.

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.

Setting an Example

The Tao of Project Management

The Project I've just had the go ahead from the publisher to start work on "Earned Value Management in easy steps" and I've given myself a three month deadline, so here we go again! Apologies to everyone I told I had retired, but I couldn't resist it. I've mapped out the chapters and topics and started on the text but there is going to be a lot of work to get the charts and other illustrations right.

Hiring Advice for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Sometimes you’ll hire the wrong person. Most of the time you’ll hire the right person. But sometimes, you’ll hire the wrong one and that’s normal. When you have 40 employees, one bad hire doesn’t have the same impact as when you have 10. You could strive to be 100% right all the time and be super conservative when it comes to hiring, but it will only slow you down.

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

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?