2018

How To Start Your Projects Right. A Complete Guide To Project Initiation

The Digital Project Manager

The beginning of a project: the calm before the storm or a manic rush to get things sorted ready for the core work to start? Whichever way it happens, the start of a project is critical to its future success. From estimating and scoping, to assigning resource, defining requirements, briefing in your team, the all important first meeting with the client—there’s a minefield of tasks out there which can shape how your project develops. You have to set the tone for success.

Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

It’s been around for three decades, but Six Sigma can still be somewhat of an enigma. It can mean different things within various organizations or circumstances, but there is a way to broadly outline this business process improvement methodology and define its beginnings, its, rise, its use and its implementation.

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What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. And in the UK, we really do spell programme like that!

2018 261

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions? Some negative events that you thought might happen has now occurred. And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Overwhelmed? Well, let's talk about project risks and issues, the differences, and why it's so important to manage risks. What is Risk?

2018 226

Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Combining Waterfall and Agile in SAFe

Arras People

Agile and Waterfall processes are not generally considered something that should be mixed. They are mixed – and have to be – as many organizations make the transition from a Waterfall software development and project management methodology to an Agile methodology of the same. The exception being, of course, new organizations or startups that go the Agile only route.

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More Trending

We need to spend more time educating our clients

Ron Rosenhead

I have worked in many companies delivering project management training where there appears to be an issue with my clients complaining that their clients keep changing the specification of work. In order to dig a little deeper I have asked my own clients ask a number of simple questions: What have you done to really tease out client needs/expectations? Have you got a clear statement of what problem(s) you are trying to solve?

2018 196

Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

I’m reading Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and many of the lessons within it echo the tenth principle from the Manifesto for Agile Software Development which is “ Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential “ In the past, I’ve mostly considered this principle as it relates to how we deliver value to our customers.

2018 177

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration. Qualifications take time and effort, but as well as learning useful skills, you’re also building confidence—your own and the others’ confidence in your ability to do a great job. But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects?

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The Qualities of a Good Project Manager

Prince2

Understandably, we believe that being certified in project management is a sure-fire way to boost your career chances, knowledge of best practice and overall skillset. However, without the right personal skills, a qualification can only take you so far. We’ve pulled together 4 essential attributes you can use to take your PM skills from good to great. Organisation.

2018 283

The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

Four Essential Tools for a Good Project Manager

Entry

Artist's have their brush and paint. Journalist's have their pen and paper. Carpenter's have their hammer and nails. What do project managers have? The post Four Essential Tools for a Good Project Manager appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. Business Capacity Planning Project Management Project Management Software Small Business Uncategorized

2018 264

10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team. The post 10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile

2018 250

Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

Does the business organization where you work feel… a little disorganized ? Does it seem like every department and team has their own way of doing things, harming overall efficiency, production, and your work environment? If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control.

The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools. However, there are some companies that hire project management professionals, meaning that some expertise in the field is required. Every year, this particular field grows larger, bringing with it new trends.

2018 300

How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground. I've seen others that are started and year or so later die a slow painful death. So, how can you build a PMO you can be proud of, one that thrives? Why Are There So Many Troubled PMOs? No one intends to build an impotent PMO, but it happens. The PMO lacks power and effectiveness. Therefore, people see the PMO as a hindrance, not an enabler. Click here to discover 40 reasons PMOs fail.

2018 244

Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

Project Bliss

If you’re an entrepreneur or consultant who feels overwhelmed and wants to have more control over your work, project management can be a big help to your startup or consulting work. “But isn’t that just more work to do?” ” you ask. Not necessarily. Using some smart approaches can save you time and money if you can work more efficiently. It can actually help you get more done more easily. And that translates to more free time and more money.

2018 196

Overcoming Stress as a Project Manager

Arras People

The Project Management Conference, PM Summit (which takes place in Dublin) have recently carried out some research which stated that 40% of project managers (52,000 sample size) suffered from prolonged stress. This is worrying because while most of us will face stress regularly during projects or work in general this is usually contained in the workplace or a short period of time.

2018 220

How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager. But reading about what you should do to break into project management isn’t the same as hearing real stories of people who took that leap and got that project management job. Below, I share 5 stories from my book, Project Manager. Each project manager talks about their career journey and how they got into project management.

2018 258

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

Why You Need to Become Business Agile

The Lazy Project Manager

[link]. In the first of this 3-part webinar series, we will explore ways to not only significantly reduce change failures but also how to dramatically raise the capability, speed, and success rates of delivering strategic change in any organization through the adoption of a ‘business agile’ change structure. Join our webinar to learn: Evolution and Stasis of Project Management: Challenges and Failures. Best Practices and Pitfalls of Change Management.

2018 211

5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects

LiquidPlanner

Once in my career, I was lucky enough to work with a true Excel spreadsheet master. Chris could make Excel do anything, except he never used spreadsheets to manage a project. He was a wise man. Since then I’ve come across too many project professionals, teams and organizations who stretch Microsoft Excel into a project management tool, and unsuccessfully so. When teams use legacy tools for something like project management, they invite in even more legacy problems.

2018 510

Helping functional managers through an agile transformation

Kiron Bondale

A lot has been written about the challenges caused by functional managers when their company undergoes an agile transformation. But with this emphasis on what they shouldn’t be doing, not as much gets published about the specific activities we should be doing to help them through the change. Here are four questions to ask when considering this key role. Are they learning? To support a change you need to understand the change.

2018 163

Benefits of Connecting Through One Software App

Entry

The amount of responsibility a business owners job holds can generate a significant amount of stress from the countless tasks they deal with on a daily basis. The to-do list is almost never-ending and consists of keeping clients happy, tracking your employees, payments to make, sales to close and many, many more. Having software from […]. The post Benefits of Connecting Through One Software App appeared first on Entry Software Corporation.

2018 264

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

The Best Trello Alternatives: 10 Top Kanban Tools That Will Improve Your Project Workflow

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best Trello Alternatives: 10 Top Kanban Tools That Will Improve Your Project Workflow appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile Tools PM

2018 237

How to Make a Contingency Plan

ProjectManager.com

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. Contingency plans are used by smart managers who are aware that there are always risks that can sideline any project or business.

2018 311

Sustainable Estimating

Green Project Management

The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny the Elder, Roman scholar, 23-79 CE Our culture encodes a strong bias either to neglect or ignore variation. We tend to focus instead on measures of central tendency, and as a result we make some terrible mistakes, often with considerable practical import. Stephen Jay Gould, naturalist, […]. The post Sustainable Estimating appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Featuring baselines, subsidiary plans, and other ancillary plans Do you know the 5Ps? Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan? One of the reasons is that project managers may not know what to include. I’ve developed this checklist to help you develop your project management plan including baselines, subsidiary plans, and ancillary plans. Every project is different.

2018 197

How to Integrate Your Tech Stack for Seamless and Practical Application

Speaker: Patrick Rohlfsen, Engagement Manager at Wrike | Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, Trainer, Consultant, International Project Management Event Speaker | Chris Hare, PMP, Industry Principal, PMO at Wrike

How do you choose the correct project management technology? In this webinar, you will hear from three project management professionals about the importance of having an intentional approach to choosing and integrating your technology.

What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?

Planio

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it’s safe to say it takes a whole city to run a project. No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day. One very important group of these people are your project stakeholders. What exactly is a project stakeholder? And what do they do? Stakeholders vs. Key stakeholders.

2018 252

Project Success through ‘TRUE’ Motivators

Arras People

Blog by: Richard Lampitt. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to lead and motivate in order to get the best results from the project’s team members. Projects often require people to complete challenging tasks, within challenging timescales.

2018 225

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Laura Brandenburg, describing how to get the best out of the project manager and business analyst relationship. Before I forget, I want to be sure you know about Laura’s Quick Start to Success as a Business Analyst training (it’s free) that’s designed to help you business analysts achieve more success on their projects. . We all want more successful projects – projects that deliver their intended business value and are delivered on time and on budget.

2018 283