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Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

There are several ways to answer the question “is agile cheaper than waterfall?” ” Here are two of my favorites: “It depends. Agile done well is cheaper, as long as you measure correctly.” ” “You’re asking the wrong question.

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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?

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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.

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PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

Deep Fried Brain

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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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.

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020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to the Project Management for the Masses Podcast, my name is Cesar Abeid your host, and this is THE podcast about project management and project managers. Thanks again for listening! I wish I could give each and every one of you a hug, and depending on your ethnicity this would be […]. The post 020 Project Managers: Go Out On Your Own appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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 39

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction

PM for the Masses

After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut! On this episode “zero” I introduce myself and tell you what this show is all about. I would love it if you would subscribe to the show in iTunes using this link. […]. The post PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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.

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018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte

PM for the Masses

Today I bring you my conversation with the astute Nancy Duarte, a communication expert who works with the top brands in the world. We will talk about the art of creating compelling presentations. As I read her book “Resonate,” it became obvious to me that Nancy is not only a competent professional who bases her […]. The post 018 Project Managers: Create Insanely Effective Presentations with Nancy Duarte appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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 36

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.

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.

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013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode!

PM for the Masses

Hello all and welcome once again to the Project Management Podcast. This is episode 13, and for the first time ever, I am doing an episode solo! That’s right. I’m the host and the guest. On today’s show I share my struggles with stepping up and taking charge of my own project. I explain the […]. The post 013 Who the heck is Cesar Abeid? My first solo episode! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

How to be a happy project manager

Guerrilla Project Management

So much has been written about how to be a successful project manager. There are too many resources on how to be highly effective, productive, and efficient project manager. But there is no help for how to be a happy project manager. Let me ask you this: what is the point of professional success, if. Leadership Mindset Neuroscience of Leadership

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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.

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006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 6 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! Today we will talk about risk management and the man who wrote the book on it, Mr. Carl Pritchard. On today’s episode we will talk about: What’s the PMBOK Guide? What is risk and risk management? Why take a methodological […]. The post 006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

I’m glad to bring you episode 2 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Have you ever wondered what axiology is? Me neither. However, my guest today has convinced me that it is one the most powerful tools for one’s personal success. Being the Project Manager for a small company, I often felt like I […]. The post 002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

008 Likeonomics with Rohit Bhargava

PM for the Masses

It’s a new week, so welcome to a new episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! I recently devoured a book called “Likeonomics” an Amazon #1 best seller in “Global Marketing,”Motivation and Self-Help,” and in 6 other categories. In this book, Rohit Bhargava convinced me through real stories and lots of research, that […]. The post 008 Likeonomics with Rohit Bhargava appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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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.

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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.

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Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Guerrilla Project Management

Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio. Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their.

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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.