Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Gunther Verheyen

Agility is a unique and continuously evolving state that is typical to a specific organization with its people and its history. A traditional (industrial) approach to becoming more Agile commonly creates no more than an illusion of agility.

2019 171

To do list or task management?

Binfire

Some people call task management software to do list. This is an oversimplification of task management. Why “to do list” is such an improper name for task management? When you go shopping or doing chores at home to do list is OK. For work, you need task management!

2019 79

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

The following content is taken from the whitepaper, “Portfolio-Driven Performance: The 7 Process Areas That Drive IT and Business Results,” written by Jerry Manas. To make it more easily accessible to you, we are giving it everlasting life here on the blog.

How Gap Analysis Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Plan all you want. But once that plan is being executed, if you don’t have a method or a tool to assess whether you’re meeting the requirements of the project, then you’re in trouble.

2019 385

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?

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I’m sure you do. But what does it take to get there? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever?

2019 279

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Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

An Affinity Diagram is a tool that helps you group or organize large amounts of information based on theme or relationship. Imagine you’ve just led a fantastic brainstorming session with your team. You’ve had great participation from all attendees.

2019 196

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Understanding the Benefits of Both

ProjectManager.com

Defining skills as either hard or soft is slightly misleading. It implies that one might be more difficult or the other less important. The truth, as always, has a nuance that the jargon misses.

2019 373

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. In that piece I had applied his principles when comparing the benefits of a product-centric orientation to the project-centric model which is still found in many organizations.

Do you REALLY need a Project Manager?

Arras People

2019 251

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

F.W. Taylor: should we care?

Musings on Project Management

How many project managers are still laboring with the aftermath of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, more popularly known as F.W. Taylor? Taylor Who? You might ask: Who was Taylor? Good question F.W. Taylor was one of the first to study business systematically -- an original "operations research" guy. He brought 'Taylorism" into the business culture in the years leading up to World War I. By 1915, agile human factors process Quality

2019 170

How to Handle Chronic Complainers

ProjectManager.com

You probably work with someone who complains a lot. Sometimes that can be hard to manage, even with team management tools. Watch Jennifer Bridges, PMP, to understand where chronic complainers are coming from, and learn strategies for keeping everyone happy and productive.

2019 367

Infographic: How to Keep Different Team Members Motivated

Inloox

The German psychologist Prof. Dr. Werner Corell has developed five categories helping to roughly assess the needs of each team member. These provide managers with helpful tips to ensure long-term commitment in their team.

2019 212

How to Improve Your Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Alignment

Project Risk Coach

The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. Individuals, teams, and organizations lack the healthy habits of identifying and managing the uncertainty that surrounds their world. Today, let's look at a step-by-step process to improve your strategic planning, analysis, and alignment with a particular focus on risk management. rocket.

2019 150

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Agile C.R.A.C.K. customers

Musings on Project Management

Barry Boehm, a noted software methodologist with a long and illustrative career at TRW, DARPA, and USC, and author of the COCOMO model and Spiral methodology, writes about the ideal customer for agile projects. Boehm's perspective: -- Collaborative: they will engage with their customer peers and with the development team -- Representative: they know the product or system requirements. agile customer

2019 170

Strategic Planning in Business

ProjectManager.com

Businesses thrive on certainty, and yet, the future is never certain. That’s why smart businesses plan for the future as best they can through strategic planning. You can’t know what will happen, but you can know what you want and where you want to be when it happens.

2019 347

How To Become A Project Manager

The Digital Project Manager

A complete guide to the Project Management career path with actionable advice to help you land your first PM role. Start here if you want to know how to become a project manager! The post How To Become A Project Manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development How-to Guides Topics

2019 148

How to Live Your Best Life

LiquidPlanner

Todd Talks with Chase Jarvis, CEO of CreativeLive. I am thrilled to have Chase Jarvis as a guest on our show!

2019 143

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 place to begin innovating your products and services is by first bringing innovation to your internal process. We'll explore the innovation process including 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 and see how to lead with a clear strategy, well-defined tactics, and an unbiased 360 understanding of perhaps the most fundamental question of all; "why are you innovating?"

My 4 Lessons Learned in Project Management in 2018

PM Basics

How to grow professionally as a project manager ? You collect lessons learned. Then, you act upon them to make the next project better. To boost the process, every project manager in the company should share lessons learned with others. It multiplies the benefits.

2019 138

Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT technology is everywhere.

Best Project Management Blogs to Follow in 2019

GoSkills

To help you keep abreast of emerging trends and best practices, here are 30+ of the best project management blogs you might want to check out. Project Management

2019 156

Four Essential Habits of Every Great Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

Being the one in charge is never easy—and not everyone gets to be in that position. It takes more than courage and confidence to be good at taking care of people, projects, and events.

2019 122

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

Issue #1: Starting a New Year Like a Project Manager

PM Basics

The first official weekly reading list on Project Management Basics. Hooray! In January, a lot of things change. Want it or not – you do evaluate your past year, your achievements. Hopefully, you make decisions and act upon that evaluation.

2019 108

Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

MavenLink

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. Did you plan a phase two? Was there a next step that the business expected or is now requesting?

2019 96

12 Quick & Easy Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace

Teamweek

Your ability to motivate your employees is built entirely on trust. Your employees must believe in you and be confident in your decisions so they can do their best work.

2019 95

Be PMP Exam Prepped and Certified in Just 5 Days PLUS 60 FREE PDUs

Brad Egeland

Interested in PMP exam prep and certification in just 5 days - no other training necessary? Plus 60 FREE PDUs. Join this new group for more info. Thanks.

2019 84

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

As each generation comes of age, they find ways to adapt to the world (or adapt the world to themselves). I’ve been around long enough to see this a few times. But I don’t recall any generation receiving quite as much explicit attention as the Millennials.

2019 82

What Can 2018 Tell Us About the Services Industry in 2019?

MavenLink

The services industry saw many changes and trends across 2018 – some expected and others surprising. The ability to predict what 2019 will bring for services organizations can help prepare for the year ahead, but looking back on 2018 is equally important. Looking Back on Services in 2018.

2019 83

Handling Project Manager Responsibilities and Roles through Project Management Software

Paymo App

Project managers have always been the key link among team members, keeping them focused and accountable for their work.

2019 80