2016

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible. For many project plans, I will only have three or four of the items in this checklist. But I like to make sure that I’ve not skipped something that was needed.

2016 224

10 Agile Tools for agile project management

The Digital Project Manager

Agile is everyone’s favorite project management and delivery buzzword, but what agile tools can you use to help successfully run an agile project? In this. The post 10 Agile Tools for agile project management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Featured General Tools

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5 Traits of Successful Project Managers

Arras People

I often get asked by those starting out in project management – or those wanting to up their game in their career about what makes a successful project manager. In this guest post, we hear from Joel Roberts who talks about the traits of successful project managers. There are many lines of work in life. Whereas some of them are inborn, a majority of them must be learnt. Project managers are among the personnel who must be well-trained to be successful.

2016 252

Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Here are a few similarities: Risk needs to be managed through the project’s lifetime, not just at the very beginning. Even though the team might tackle high risk requirements earlier in the life of an agile project than they might a traditional one, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t keep an eye on threats and opportunities through late stage iterations.

2016 195

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

Digitalization and Collaboration. The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. It is changing so fast that it’s hard for practitioners to keep up with the latest offerings. This is an edited version of a white paper I wrote with some colleagues for the PMI EMEA Summit in Barcelona. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy.

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When Projects turn to a Tower of Babel

The Lazy Project Manager

Different countries, multiple languages, global organizations…The challenge of international projects. In this day and age, international teams and projects affect most companies; and they can often be a source of headaches for project managers. They must be managed from different countries and in multiple languages. Needless to say, international projects prove to be strategic for companies that wish to remain competitive.

2016 260

5 levels of Agile planning. and the DoD

Musings on Project Management

Some years ago I picked up this nice summary image of agile planning over several time cycles. It came from a white paper at AgileConnection.com " entitled "Scaling Agile Processes: Five Levels of Planning Fortunately, to give some credibility to his thesis, the author says right up front that agile methods don't scale to enterprise level without some changes! He is so right. Since. agile

2016 250

The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance. Projects are all about getting stuff done, I was once told. And this wonderfully simple view is very appealing, isn’t it? So the last thing we need, is someone getting in the way. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Too many project managers see the role of Project Sponsor, or their Project Board as somehow getting in the way of progress.

What’s the Most Important Job of a Project Manager?

LiquidPlanner

A lot of people think that the most important contribution of a project manager is building the plan. That’s what a project manager does —breaks work structures into tasks; identifies the dependencies; feeds tasks into a project management tool; works with the functional managers to build the right team , and assigns tasks to team members. And then from here, the team just implements the plan and the project manager monitors the work to make sure the team is on schedule. Think again.

2016 114

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis

Green Project Management

“Risk comes from not knowing what you`re doing.” Warren Buffett “Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” Theodore Roosevelt What is the P5 Impact Analysis? The GPM Global PRiSM methodology advocates for the usage of the GPM Global P5 Impact Analysis, which […]. The post How to Use the GPM P5 Impact Analysis appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

2016 211

How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. WHAT exactly is scope? Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks. Either way, the failure to identify (and manage) scope risks can be costly. It’s like an overdrawn bank account. There are all kinds of penalties and fees if you know what I mean.

2016 235

The best project management software tools for agencies

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in General Tools. The post The best project management software tools for agencies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools Sponsored tools

2016 264

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

Still not sure what’s driving the Agile conversation? Or should that be agility? Still wondering what this has to do with project management and the role of project manager? In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed.

2016 242

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall. Owing to the popularity of the agile movement coupled with mainstream obsession with DevOps, legions of tool vendors stand ready to sell you snake oil solutions to satisfy all of your agile delivery needs.

2016 146

How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Girl's Guide to PM

I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero.

2016 285

How to choose the right project management tools

Moira Alexander

The right tool for the right job goes the old adage, but knowing exactly what criteria you should consider and how to go about evaluating each of the project management (PM) tools at your disposal can be time-consuming and even frustrating. So we've taken some of the legwork out of it by offering some key considerations, broken down into three primary categories that should be included in your evaluation. We'll start with the business model, strategy and needs. Category 1: The business.

2016 178

The Open Door Policy

The Lazy Project Manager

The importance of being accessible but in a controlled way. I’m all for being there for people, honest I am. It’s just that people take advantage of it if I am. So for the ‘productive lazy’ project manager I would suggest that it is perfectly acceptable for the lights to be on and for no-one to be at home; not all of the time obviously, and at critical times access and visibility are all too important.

2016 249

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Kano analysis and Agile

Musings on Project Management

Kano analysis is a new product feature/function evaluation tool that gives visualization to feature/function relative merit over time as trends change. The usual presentation is a four-sector grid with trend lines that connect the sectors. The grids are defined by the horizontal and vertical scales that are easily set up on a white boad in the war room (don't take the word 'scale' too. agile best value Kano Analysis

2016 204

No member of staff should ever feel like they did…

Ron Rosenhead

Both of the sales assistants were incredibly embarrassed. One of them must have apologised around 8 times alone. My wife and I could see her discomfort and we could certainly feel it. But why were she and her colleague put into such a position and by such a prominent high street store? I needed to get some new clothes. I had a 20% off voucher and headed to the store with my wife. I found just what I wanted and went to pay. An in store card had to be obtained to obtain the discount.

2016 191

6 Top Project Fears that Dynamic Project Management Makes Disappear

LiquidPlanner

There’s a lot at stake for project teams and their managers. Big money’s on the table, commitments and partnerships have been made, and there’s a network of teams with skilled workers who are coordinating their efforts to make timely hand-offs and deliveries. In short, there’s endless stuff to accomplish and stay on top of. And if you don’t have a fast and flexible tool that helps you manage and track everything–you have every right to be very, very afraid !

2016 109

Sustainable Risk Management – Four Current Challenges with Solutions

Green Project Management

This post focuses on the current challenges of sustainable risk management within sustainable change delivery, with useful perspectives, tools, and techniques. This blog post is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. Primum non nocere – First, do no harm” – Auguste François Chomel (Hooker, p. 219, 1849) “The golden axiom of […].

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Learn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements? The Project Management Institute says, “47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.”

2016 268

13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Resource management is a tough gig. Wrangling your agency’s management team, primadonna’s, and resources into some kind of order without resource management software is hard. The post 13 Resource Management Software & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Promoted Tools

2016 259

Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

It’s back in London next month – Project Challenge – the seminar and exhibition show at London’s Olympia. It’s a great show to get up to speed on what’s happening in the project management market as well as gaining some professional development time with the different seminar sessions that are on throughout the two days. Arras People aren’t there this time – but pop over to PMO Flashmob’s stand and say hello to me if you’re there.

2016 216

The not so minimum Minimum Viable Product

Kiron Bondale

Through their Lean Startup work, Steve Blank and Eric Ries have popularized the idea of focusing on delivering a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) which will meet a customer’s core needs while minimize investment and providing opportunities for learning, refinement and the ability to fail fast. Organizations have latched on to MVP principles and reworked development approaches as a means to avoid gold-plating and to achieve time to market and early ROI benefits.

2016 219

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Online Training: BrainBOK Review

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. BrainBOK: Project Management Training Online. Name: BrainBOK. Hosting options: Online only. Cost and plans: There’s a free version to allow you to test out a limited number of features. The PMP® pack including all the practice exams and the important proof of your 35 contact hours for your PMP® application is $99.99. Languages: English only.

2016 272

How to choose the right project management methodology

Moira Alexander

In " How to pick a project management methodology (PMM) ," I covered the some of the most recognized methodologies, as well as a few high-level factors, that may impact selection decisions. These methodologies are repeatable, effective and efficient processes that help organizations streamline project activities.

2016 183

The Social Project Manager’s Toolkit

The Lazy Project Manager

What: A Social event exploring everything you need to know to collaborate effectively as a project team. When: Thursday December 1 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Where: The Yacht London is a permanently moored 1927 luxury steam yacht with a fabulous history, situated on the North Bank of the Thames, between Embankment and Temple, in what is known as “The Mayfair of the River”, just a short distance from the Houses of Parliament it boasts magnificent views of the Thames and Southbank.

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