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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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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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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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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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Happy Weekend

Stepping Into Project Management

Inspiration

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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?

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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.

2013 96

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.

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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.

2013 69

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?

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 69

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

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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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

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 54

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.

2013 53

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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.

2013 53

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 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.

2013 52

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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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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How to Break into Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Here is how you break into Project Management: First, some unpleasant truths: Nobody hires an entry level PM or a Junior PM. These types of positions are given to internal employees who are trusted and only to lead projects that are not high visibility/high exposure. There is just too much risk for managers when they. Career Development Career in

2013 51

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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.

2013 50

Why The Project Manager Should Never Double As The Project Sponsor

Guerrilla Project Management

If you are a project manager, never take on project without someone else being the sponsor. Never volunteer to fill the role, if a sponsor does not exist for a project. That project should probably be cancelled. The problem with being both the PM and the Sponsor is that there are no checks and balances. Leadership Troubled Project Recovery Mindset Self Mastery Troubled Projects

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