2013

Promoting Shared Leadership

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods suggest replacing top-down, command-and-control management with empowered teams and shared leadership. That all sounds nice, but what exactly is shared leadership and how do you get it to happen?

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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?

2013 57

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 38

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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Agile Requirements Uncertainty

LeadingAnswers

Agile approaches are often used on projects where the end goals are not fully known or may change during the life of the project. This seems unusual to my engineering PM friends who manage the fabrication of facilities.

2013 90

Agile Horrors

LeadingAnswers

I know it is Christmas time not Halloween, but think of it as holiday re-gifting. Here is an article on agile horrors I wrote for ProjectManagement.com Halloween Edition that we should be on the lookout for on our projects in 2014.

2013 74

Methodology Wars – Contradictory Constraints or More Options?

LeadingAnswers

Some rifts are occurring in AgileLand - a world supposedly driven by cooperation, trust and appreciative inquiry! Debate is arising about first generation agile methods (XP, Scrum) and newer upstarts like Kanban and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

2013 69

Why Write Requirements

Tyner Blain

There is a lot of advice out there for how to write requirements. There is not as much discussion about why to write requirements. Spend some time thinking about why you write requirements before you make decisions about how to write your requirements. Why Write Requirements?

2013 64

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Planning Balance

LeadingAnswers

Life is all about balance, live too conservatively and you run the risk of missing out on life’s adventures and opportunities. Live too wildly and you run the risk of misfortune and regret, we have to walk a fine line guided by our personal view of where that correct boundary is.

2013 63

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 56

How is SaaS Changing Product Management – A Research Thesis

Tyner Blain

Paddy Barrett in Ireland is preparing his Master’s thesis on Product Management and would like to interview (USA) state-side product managers for his primary research. It would be awesome if you could help him, and help us all. My Connection.

2013 53

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 52

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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 52

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?

2013 51

PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class with Mike Griffiths

LeadingAnswers

My PMI-ACP Exam Preparation course will be April 15, 16, 17 in Calgary, Alberta. The course will be capped to 15 people for better Q&A and will take place at Fort Calgary which is close to downtown on 9 th. Avenue and has free parking.

2013 49

Agile for Fragmented, Part-time Teams

LeadingAnswers

I have a client who uses lean and agile-like processes outside of IT on research and development projects. They have been doing this for a number of years to help optimize constrained tools (drilling platforms) and resources (specialist inspectors). They like the agile concepts of prioritizing based on business value, working in short cycles, expediting rush jobs and frequently validating results and adaptation.

2013 49

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

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 46

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 45

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 40

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.

2013 40

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

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

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.

2013 39

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 37

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.

2013 36

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

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

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 36

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.

2013 35

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 35

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.