2013

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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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

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Happy Weekend

Stepping Into Project Management

Inspiration

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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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Make an Impact with Analytics and 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.

10 Phrases That Can Ruin Your Project Kickoff Meeting

Wrike

A project kickoff meeting is a lot like tuning a music band before an important gig: set the wrong pitch and even Chopsticks might turn into a cacophony. The fact is, how you get started matters. In the case of a kickoff meeting, a couple of careless phrases can discourage and mislead your team.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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What does project management mean to me?

Stepping Into Project Management

Project management for me as with everyone else is all about managing projects. Obviously how projects are managed and how you want to reach your goal depends on how you look at it.

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How should teams be build?

Stepping Into Project Management

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, “It’s in the script.” If he says, “But what’s my motivation?” I say, “Your salary.” Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker (1899–1980) Jim Collins talks about getting the right people in the bus in his book “Good to Great”.

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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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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.

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

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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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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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How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them?

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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.

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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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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Virtual Watercooler Breaks: The Value of Informal Communication in Remote Teams

Wrike

Recently, I came across an interesting study by a well-known German university. It revealed that about 80% of successful ideas created in teams were born from informal conversations, both in co-located and virtual teams.

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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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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.

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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PMI Membership Benefits: 10 Benefits for PMP Certification Aspirants

Deep Fried Brain

What are the benefits of PMI Membership? PMI Membership offers great benefits for PMP certification aspirants. Unfortunately, most people aren't aware of the benefits that the membership offers. PMI PMI Membership PMP

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Project Schedules, Hamster Wheels, and Your Team’s Hidden Superpower

Wrike

“Failing to plan is planning to fail,” – some sources attribute this saying to Winston Churchill, while others refer to Benjamin Franklin, or Alan Lakein, author on time management.

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Holidays, Vacations, and PTO? No More Scheduling Headaches

Wrike

Managing large teams means more challenges, especially with employees spread out across departments, cities, or even continents. There are a lot of things to keep in mind in order to avoid schedule conflicts.

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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.

Be Prepared: Setting the Stage for a Successful Vendor Management System Implementation

Guerrilla Project Management

KEY TAKEAWAYS A VMS implementation is only as clean as the data. The way you collect and organize your data can make or break your install. In order for an implementation to be successful, it may need to go in stages. Take full ownership of the elements assigned to your internal team.

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I am back!

Stepping Into Project Management

A lot has happened since my last post and I apologize for leaving without much notice and keeping the blog almost empty for months now. I have reached one of my major goals and it has taken a chunk of the time. Plus work keeps me really busy along with travelling.

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What Can We Learn from Project Failure? 5 Lessons from Project Management Experts

Wrike

When you run a project, there are a lot of components that need to be managed together: information, people, time, as well as specific challenges and threats.

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