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How To Improve Your Technical Skills: 5 Ways For A PM To Upskill

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, we need to communicate well with a range of technical folks. Here are some technical areas you should familiarize yourself with so you know enough to be dangerous. The post How To Improve Your Technical Skills: 5 Ways For A PM To Upskill appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development How-to Guides

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What I’m Reading

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s a look at what’s on my Kindle at the moment. These are the books that have been accompanying me on my commute recently. Book Review: Your Dreams, Your Team, Yourself. Your Dreams, Your Team, Yourself is subtitled: 25 Secrets to Help You Crush Your Starting Career.

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Eisenhower’s Productivity Formula


Looking for the Productivity Formula. Everyone wants to be more productive. We are always trying to increase our rate of output. Google the word “productivity” and you can find countless articles on how to increase personally productivity, employee productivity, company productivity, etc.

How to Make a Contingency Plan

You’ve heard the phrase, “Always have a Plan B.” ” Well, “Plan B” is just common vernacular for what’s known as a contingency plan. In other words, a contingency plan is put in place in case the primary plan that you’re executing doesn’t unfold as expected.

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 Lost Art of Having Conversations

Arras People

There are times when having a good chat is the very best way of helping decide what you really think about something. But conversations can be hard to have.

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The Playbook Series: Global Warming

Green Project Management

This is a follow on post to “Keep on scammin’ on: The evil brilliance, success and recurrence of The Playbook.”

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Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

Project management is everywhere—the term is experiencing a moment.

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Project Management Employers Need to Fish From Different Talent Pools

Arras People

Every week we speak to many experienced candidates who are looking for a new project management opportunity in a sector or industry where they have no direct experience.

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How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee

Project Risk Coach

Someone decided that it was a good idea to bring project management into your organization. Perhaps it was your CEO or operations manager or IT Director. But for some reason, it never took off. Project management has not been supported by your culture.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

The Best Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019

The Digital Project Manager

A review of the best productivity apps that make you more effective with your time by automating, tracking, syncing, and reminding—freeing you up to do the work that matters most! The post The Best Productivity Apps: Boost Your Productivity In 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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How to Do a Project Management Audit

What is a project management audit? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and shows you in a few simple steps how to do one yourself. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Do a Project Management Audit.

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Improving organizational culture through retrospective recognition

Kiron Bondale

After observing the frenzied shoppers competing with one another at Black Friday sales this week, one might be forgiven for forgetting that Thanksgiving was originally about expressing gratitude.

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Resume tic's

Musings on Project Management

Want a job in "big business", or want to pursue "gigs" with the big guys? Here's some resume tic's from the those that know the General Motors' needs: The "new" GM will want workers who are highly creative and capable of working autonomously as well as collaboratively. The future employee will take initiative and have a strong technology background, good communication skills, and project. human factors Project Management

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

DPM Podcast: Happy Holidays For Everyone (With Mackenzie Dysart)

The Digital Project Manager

How do you take time away from your projects as a PM? The secret is a well-planned project handoff. PM expert Mackenzie Dysart talks about the ins and outs of successful project transitions in this DPM Podcast episode. The post DPM Podcast: Happy Holidays For Everyone (With Mackenzie Dysart) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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12 Key Project Management Principles & How to Use Them

The phrase “project management” is a simple description of a complex activity. Before you can even plan the project, you must get it approved by stakeholders and sponsors. So, you’re sort of a salesman.

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People Are Not Cogs: How to Manage a Project with People, not Resources


In a factory, people are managed like a piece of equipment, a resource that is applied to a well-described task. Anyone who has been trained in this task can be assigned and the same result is expected. If not, the fault is in the process or training, not in the person performing the task.

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Musings on Project Management

MIT is to open a new College of Computing. That's nice for them Of note, however, is this bit from L. Rafael Reif, MIT President, as quoted in the press The goal of the college is to "educate bilinguals of the future" And, to be clear, bilinguals are people whose 'other interests' are -- among others -- biology, chemistry, politics, history, and linguistics who are skilled in the techniques. human factors Project 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 Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years. And there are some project management questions I get asked time and time again. Most often, it's by students in a live training session. But, more recently, I've been seeing the same sorts of question crop up online.

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Want the Best Price for the Best PMP Exam Prep? Super Star Sale at Cheetah Learning 30% Off

Brad Egeland

Super Star Sunday - 30% Off All Cheetah Learning Classes Promotion Code " superstarsunday" Register now and start in the next three months. All Cheetah Learning Courses meet PMI's PM Talent Triangle required to maintain your PMI Certifications. We decided to make today all about YOU - helping you create the super star life that is 100% possible with Cheetah Learning. Register for any Cheetah Learning course today and get 30% off.

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What Project Managers Need to Know about GDPR (Even If You Don’t Work in Europe)—Part Two


In the first part of this series on the General Data Protection Regulation, I discussed how GDPR provides for one set of data protection rules for companies operating within the European Union so people have more control over their personal data and what happens to it.

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How to Get Hired in 2019: Explore your I, T or X-shaped Personality!


Applying for a leading position is difficult, but it can be easier if you understand how your personality is shaped. Recruiters often look for either T-shaped or X-shaped personalities. But what if you’re an I? Can you become a T or even an X? What are I, T or X-shaped personalities? I, T and X basically describe the different types of knowledge a person can have.

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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.

What is the Grief Cycle – DABDA? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Grief Cycle is the root source of much of our understanding of change in organizations, personal change, and how to manage change. It has a well-known acronym: DABDA. So, what is the Grief Cycle? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM

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Making the Most of Your PMP - Your Story

Brad Egeland

by Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT ​ Share your story of how you have made the most of your PMP. I hear from PMP’s from all over the world several times a week (most have gone through Cheetah Learning) and they share with me how they have used their credential over the years. I thought it might be informative to share those stories here (as we do all learn from each other). For me, the PMP changed my business life in some remarkable ways.

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Issue #0: Productivity 101 (for Project Managers)

PM Basics

It goes without saying that a Project Manager has to be productive. Otherwise, you don’t do the important stuff and the project will start to lag behind. My really deep dive into the productivity started when I was leading a group of seven small projects.

The Value of Your Work has Echoes

Leading Agile

I work with some really smart people. On a regular basis, they create and do things that challenge and inspire me. This morning I got up and read this post by Dave Nicolette. In it, Dave shares his thoughts on the relationship between Quality, Craft, and Value.

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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.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software


Project management software (PMS) helps companies more effectively manage both day-to-day and long-term projects by providing crucial insights into the lifecycle of tasks and availability of resources.

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Brad Egeland

Group Project Management Training Register for any Cheetah Online PM course for 50% off for 3 or more people. Use the Promotion Code: "GroupTrainingThursday" Register now and start in the next year All Cheetah Learning Courses meet PMI's PM Talent Triangle required to maintain your PMI Certifications. Today is all about YOUR TEAM - helping you all move Cheetah FAST is 100% possible with Cheetah Learning.

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How safe was that meeting or workshop you were just in?

Lynne Cazaly

Every time we're invited to a meeting or to participate in a workshop or conversation we're either a participant or the convener/leader/facilitator of the session. Levels of engagement continue to drop across workplaces, yet we're increasingly needing to get people 'on board', 'aligned' or 'buying-in' to strategies, plans, directions and programs of work. That workshop, meeting, planning session or conversation you most recently attended - or led - may not have been that 'safe'.

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