2013

Cargo Cult Requirements

Tyner Blain

Is your team focusing on the mechanics of creating good software, without understanding the connections from your efforts to your goals? Are you primarily focused on the structure of use cases, the syntax of user stories, and the cardinality of your domain diagrams?

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010 Making Sense of Social Media in Project Management with Tony Adams

PM for the Masses

You have heard that one of the top functions of the project manager is to communicate. The thing is, social media is increasingly becoming the method of choice for people to communicate today. So what is the project manager to make of this? Social media and Project Management?

2013 80

Advanced Project Thinking – A conversation with Dr. Harvey Maylor

Guerrilla Project Management

If you believe the latest statistics, most projects that organizations undertake fail. Dr. Harvey Maylor challenges the prevailing wisdom on project success and failure and argues that while for most businesses some projects do fail, most at least substantially deliver.

2013 72

Download PMBOK Guide 5th Edition (PDF) - FREE for PMI Members

Deep Fried Brain

PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition (PDF) is available for download to all PMI Members for free. You need to login to the PMI website with your PMI user ID / password, to download the PDF. The file is. Download Free PMBOK PMI PMI Membership

2013 59

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?

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Whole Product Game

Tyner Blain

How can Theodore Levitt’s classic Whole Product approach help with defining a product roadmap? I’ve been revisiting his concepts and their use recently, thinking about how to revise them for some exercises I’ve been doing with product teams. Whole Product Game Background.

2013 138

Merry Christmas!

PM for the Masses

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, the Abeids wish you a wonderful Christmas! The post Merry Christmas! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses

2013 77

014 Productivity Beyond the To-Do List with Erik Fisher

PM for the Masses

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! On today’s episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, I speak with Erik Fisher, host of the Beyond the To-Do List Podcast, and author of the book Beyond the To-Do List: Goals. As project managers, I believe we cannot give what we don’t have.

2013 76

012 Project Communications with Elizabeth Harrin

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 12 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! I’m Cesar Abeid and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So get ready to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Let’s talk about today’s show!

2013 75

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

011 Stop Hiring Project Managers!

PM for the Masses

Today’s episode is a bit longer than usual, but it’s PACKED with great things, so I hope you don’t mind.

2013 74

Networking in the 21st century?

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone! I’m working on a new presentation and would love your thoughts on this. When thinking about networking as a professional on this age of social media and instant communication, what comes to mind? Do you have any thoughts or tips on how to best network today?

2013 73

015 Project Managers: Be Excellent!

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week and I bring you episode 15 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It’s great to have you as part of this thriving community. If you haven’t been to our Google+ community, you’re missing out! Today I bring you the multitalented Frank Saladis, PMP.

2013 73

What does Project Management mean to me?

PM for the Masses

This post is part of the worldwide PM FlashBlog initiative. For more information, visit this page. Every other year I hop on a plane with my family and fly from Toronto to Seattle for Christmas.

2013 72

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Starting your Project Management Business with Francis Hooke: Episode 22

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the PM for the Masses Podcast! This week I have a laid back, friendly chat with my buddy Francis Hooke.

2013 70

009 Project Manager: Blog Like a Boss with Leslie Samuel

PM for the Masses

It’s another week and it’s a new episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast. This is THE podcast about project management and project managers. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee if you can, and prepare to be entertained, educated, and inspired! Today is one of those inspiring episodes.

2013 70

Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts.

2013 69

007 Kanban and a Popular Blog: Pawel Brodzinski Explains How He Does It

PM for the Masses

Hello all, I hope you are enjoying the PM for the Masses Podcast. I know I’m having a ball! One of my goals with this show is to learn new things I know nothing about. Today’s episode is a perfect example of it: I have heard so much about Kanban I decided to learn more […].

2013 66

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

019 Time Management and the Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Today is Monday and as you start your work week you’re likely to be facing lots of different projects that demand your attention, but most of all, your time. Besides managing your own time, you might have a team of people with varying levels of […]. The post 019 Time Management and the Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.

2013 63

Strategies for Project Sponsorship

Guerrilla Project Management

Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead share their insights on the secrets to effective project sponsorship from their new book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” Research into the causes of project failure clearly shows there is a real problem around the Project Sponsor role.

2013 63

Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution.

2013 61

003 Getting Things Done with David Allen

PM for the Masses

On today’s episode of the PM for the Masses Podcast I bring you David Allen, the best selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Press the play button above to listen to the episode. As I mention on today’s show, Getting Things Done has changed my life. It is truly the […]. The post 003 Getting Things Done with David Allen appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2013 61

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.

How to manage localization projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Jennifer McNulty and Rafa Ballesteros, two topnotch experts on localization, share their insights on how to manage localization projects. Localization is the process of modifying a product in order to adapt it to a specific cultural environment.

2013 61

005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 5 of the PM for the Masses Podcast. It is great to be back home after my two-week pilgrimage trip in Brazil. Today I bring you the one-and-only Cornelius Fichtner, of the PM Podcast and PM Prepcast fame. If you are nor familiar with his work, Cornelius is not […]. The post 005 The Success Story of Cornelius Fichtner and his PM Prepcast appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2013 60

What will 2013 bring?

PM for the Masses

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. I can’t share yet what will happen, but I wanted to thank you for your continued support. The year will start […].

2013 60

017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language

PM for the Masses

Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language. If you have been listening to the show for a while, you probably have noticed that I tend to speak to you as I would to a friend. Though part of it it’s because English is my second language, it’s just […]. The post 017 Project Managers, Let’s All Use Plain Language appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Hello once again! I am a big advocate for the use of plain language.

2013 59

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

The Orange Revolution: How the best project managers build high performance teams

Guerrilla Project Management

New York Times bestselling author and renowned leadership consultant Chester Elton shares insights from his book “The Orange Revolution” on how to build high-performance teams.

2013 58

016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone once again and welcome to the PM for the Masses Podcast, the Podcast about project management and project managers. So stow your tray tables, put your seats in the upright position and get ready once again to be entertained, educated, and inspired. Today I have the classy Farnoosh Brock and we will discuss […]. The post 016 The Secrets for Getting Promoted as a Project Manager appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2013 58

Webinar: Start your Project Management Blog The Right Way

PM for the Masses

2013 57

Life is a project. You are the manager.

PM for the Masses

Dear Project Manager: Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Have you ever felt like you didn’t like your job, or like that promotion might never come, or that you’d like to start your own consultancy or business but didn’t know where to start? Have you ever thought you’d be a great public speaker, […]. The post Life is a project. You are the manager. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2013 58

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.