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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.

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.

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.

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 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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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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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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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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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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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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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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 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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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.

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?"

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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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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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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Why You’re Failing at Delegation (And How to Fix It)


One of the most vital skills every manager should develop is proper delegation. But the ability to trust others enough to take responsibility and authority for assignments, isn’t always an easy one. At the same time, whether they believe it or not, managers aren’t able to do everything on their own.

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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.

From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. Background: For almost four decades, companies on a worldwide basis struggled with the creation of a singular methodology that could be used to manage all their projects.

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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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What’s the Scope of a Unit Test?

Leading Agile

“Unit test” is a funny term. It seems to be the subject of all kinds of debate. Most of that debate is unresolvable, as it involves personal opinion and emotion above all else.

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