Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

I’m midway through reading Choose Your WoW! from Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines of the Disciplined Agile Consortium.

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The project balance sheet -- not for accountants!

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here? First, the business and the project; but. Risk Management

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Gen Z: Project Managing Their Futures

LiquidPlanner

Teenagers are making their presence felt in the tech start-up world, developing apps, creating social networks, and building online businesses at a remarkable pace.

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How to Disagree with Your Boss

ProjectManager.com

Your boss isn’t always right, and sometimes you need to show them the error of their ways, however difficult that may be. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how to effectively (and constructively) disagree with your boss. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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Make an Impact with Customer Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

BrainBOK Review: PMP and CAPM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

Name: BrainBOK. Cost and plans: There’s a free version to allow you to test out a limited number of features. The PMP® pack including all the practice exams and the important proof of your 35 contact hours for your PMP® application is $119.99. CAPM® plans are slightly cheaper.

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More Trending

Just changed, or transformative?

Musings on Project Management

Change: things are different, or will be. Often a matter of process and function Transformation: Change + values or philosophy that are changed as well Some say that we still don't get it, some 12 years after notable John Kotter wrote his seminal article "Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail." Some say 30% or more fail. Of course, this begs the question: what is failure, or. change

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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The PMI-SP Certification & uCertify Training Course Review

Girl's Guide to PM

What is the PMI-SP Scheduling Certification? PMI-SP® is the PMI Scheduling Professional credential. It is aimed at people with an advanced knowledge of project scheduling i.e. developing, managing, updating and maintaining schedules.

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Top 5 requirements management tools

Moira Alexander

Your team’s ability to navigate business requirements plays a pivotal role in project success. To provide stakeholders with the high-quality deliverables they expect, you must understand and manage their requirements. Here, requirements management tools can help your team accurately capture, prioritize, track, and report what key stakeholders require of your project. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

So, who's responsible for Customer?

Musings on Project Management

One of my students offered this strategy for establishing, maintaining, and leveraging relationships with the customer. I thought it was pretty good, so here's the idea: 1. Customer Account Responsible (ACR) -- who. is the Account Manager. for the domain, market or dedicated to the customer (big accounts) responsible for: Account relationships, Opportunity identification, Commercial. human factors marketing

2019 174

Business Agility: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

ProjectManager.com

Businesses love nothing more than stability. Yes, they do enjoy profits, but those come when markets are consistent, where managers can plan accurately for a future that is clearly laid out before them. Of course, the world doesn’t work that way. Things change; markets are notoriously volatile.

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Webinar: 5 Common Mistakes New PMs Make (And How To Fix Them)

The Digital Project Manager

Mistakes. They’re not something we often want to talk about. Even in a world that. The post Webinar: 5 Common Mistakes New PMs Make (And How To Fix Them) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Recorded Webinars Webinars

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Maximizing the Amount of Work Not Done

Leading Agile

One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto reads: “Simplicity – the art of maximizing the amount of work not done – is essential.” ” Okay. What does that mean? Does it mean we should avoid doing our work to the extent possible? Well, not exactly.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Strategies to Use When Practicing Compliance Related Project Management

Brad Egeland

"Capital is not so fundamental in business; neither is an experience since you can easily acquire them. Ideas are what is important because when you have ideas, you possess the asset needed to pursue limitless achievements in your business and your life." — Harvey Firestone A compliance project must have a concrete plan.

How to Budget with a Variable Income When You’re Self Employed

ProjectManager.com

As a business owner or someone who considers themselves a freelancer or contract worker, it can be difficult to properly budget and pay your bills when your income varies every month.

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New Project Management Highlights, Articles & Podcasts – February 2019

The Digital Project Manager

Get the scoop on all the latest from The Digital Project Manager in February 2019—new case studies, podcasts, and articles to help you deliver better projects! The post New Project Management Highlights, Articles & Podcasts – February 2019 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

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How Good Project Management Could Have Prevented the Mess Known as Brexit

LiquidPlanner

I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Ireland. Lots of great music, stout, and tea. The sky was blue and the grass green. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality across the island. However, the only topic that was discussed more than the civil war of 1922 was Brexit and its impact on Ireland.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Why Self-Care Is The Secret To Becoming A Productivity Powerhouse

Trello

When it comes to productivity, most people think the key to getting ahead is doing more. More work, more clients, more time… just more. And when you’re stuck in this mindset of “more, more, more,” it can feel impossible to step away and find time for yourself. Productivity

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Telephone Etiquette for Successful Business Calls

ProjectManager.com

As business and social lives become more casual, there’s a danger that professional communications are less clear and effective. To make sure you don’t ruin an opportunity by misrepresenting yourself, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, has these telephone etiquette tips.

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Feature Your Favorite or New Project Management Tool or Service - Contact Me ASAP

Brad Egeland

I want to feature 5 to 7 Project Management related software or service offerings as new, unheard of or best in class to try out for u2019.

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New PM: The What?, Why?, and How? of Project Charters

Leading Answers

Creating a great project charter is an art and a science. Anyone new to the profession of project management needs to learn how to create a project charter. It is not only an important early project deliverable, but it also sets the tone and lays out the foundation for the rest of the project.

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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 how 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.

Parkinson's Law: Why we Waste so Much Time and How to Improve Time Management

Inloox

". „Work expands exactly to the extent that time is available for its completion.“ ~ (C. Northcote Parkinson, 1955). ". You probably know a couple of cases from your day-to-day work where we could easily transfer this quote to projects.

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What is Value Engineering? | Video

Online PM Courses

As a Project Manager, you will one-day find yourself in a meeting when someone makes the suggestion: ‘I think we need to do some Value Engineering.’ ’ It’s a necessary part of many projects. So, what is Value Engineering? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of OnlinePMCourses.com.

Feature Your Favorite or New Project Management Tool or Service - Contact Me ASAP

Brad Egeland

I want to feature 5 to 7 Project Management related software or service offerings as new, unheard of or best in class to try out for u2019.

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10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019

nTask

With project management field reaching new heights each day, it has become imperative that one must possess a distinct set of essential project management skills to achieve project success.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

New Whitepaper: On-Schedule Delivery in Projects with InLoox

Inloox

With InLoox you can create a phase-milestone planning including links ( dependencies ) and constraints in the Gantt chart. Once you have created the planning with activities (phases) and milestones , InLoox offers three features that are very helpful. These features are in the focus of our newest whitepaper: Fixed Deadline. Critical Path. Snapshot. >> >> Download free InLoox Whitepaper << Not an InLoox user yet? Get a free 30-day trial – trial ends automatically: [link

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High Profile Projects: How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile

Online PM Courses

High profile projects carry more risk than those that get less attention. It is not that things are more likely to go wrong. But it's the profile and attention that can amplify the consequences of mistakes. And high profile projects tend also to be the subject of more speculation, gossip, and rumor. So, it isn't […]. The post High Profile Projects: How to Lead a Project with a Massive Public Profile appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Remote Work and the Art of Managing a Virtual Team

Teamweek

“Remote work” has become a buzzword. It’s a mythical beast – there’s a lot of talk about it, yet very few people are actually working remotely and even fewer companies are remote-first, or “fully remote.” With so much talk, but little expertise, confusion is bound to arise.

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