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The best project management software tools for agencies

The Digital Project Manager

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Agile Risk Management

LeadingAnswers

This article aims to dispel the myth that agile projects somehow magical manage risks for us, and outlines a couple of practical tools that can be used to start improving risk management approaches.   Agile is Not a Risk Management Approach.

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Professional Practitioners and the Professionalisation of Project Management

Arras People

What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

Kiron Bondale

Lemon. When house hunting, savvy shoppers quickly learn the meaning of some seemingly innocent phrases found in listing descriptions. For example, lots of potential means that you will have to spend a lot of money to make the house livable.

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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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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Suggested Fix Can Be Effective

Herding Cats

In a recent Blog post titled Precision it is suggested Precision (or the implication thereof) is perhaps the root problem of most, if not all dysfunction related to estimation. . Yes, projects have uncertainty. Everything has uncertainty. Projects are no exception.

How to Handle a Project Management Crisis

PMStudent

Every project manager faces at least one crisis in his or her career. Follow these tips and come out ahead. Becoming a PM Best Practices Communication crisis project management crisis project roadblocks

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How 6 Real Managers Get A Work/Life Balance

Girl's Guide to PM

Work/life balance comes up time and time again when I speak to people. We’re all desperate for a bit more time in the day, either to fit in more work or to fit in more slippers-and-TV time or something inbetween.

Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds. Finding that “one thing” you can do, which people want, is really about a lot more than picking one thing.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Digital project manager interview questions and answers: The ultimate guide

The Digital Project Manager

Thanks for checking out our project manager interview questions and answers ultimate guide. Over the past 7 years I’ve hired more than 70 digital project managers and interviewed hundreds of project.

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In Two Minds About Bimodal IT

LeadingAnswers

Gartner’s Bimodal IT approach has been gaining momentum for the last 18 months. It promotes the adoption of a twin track approach to methodology selection.

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How to Handle Procrastination as a Project Manager

Arras People

Procrastination is the habit of postponing tasks. This includes even avoiding to accomplish important or critical issues. Most of the time the work is delayed until the deadline is reached. It appears in any segment of life: at home, at work, at school or even during free time.

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True agility requires ruthless prioritization

Kiron Bondale

Primary roles on agile delivery teams are expected to be fully dedicated to the one project or product that they are supporting.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Divergence and Convergence

Zen Project Management

There's another idea from Tim Brown's Change by Design I thought was worth writing about. It's the idea of divergence and convergence. Early in a design project (or any project), we want to collect lots of ideas. This is divergence.creating lots of possible choices. Linus Pauling , winner of 2 Nobel prizes, stated "To have a good ide, you must first have lots of ideas." If you're writing user stories, don't try to limit story creation.

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10 Powerful Questions in a Checklist to Save Your Projects

Project Risk Coach

The CHAOS Reports have been published every year since 1994 and are a snapshot of the state of the software development industry. The Standish Group 2015 Chaos Report studied 50,000 projects around the world, ranging from small enhancements to massive systems implementations.

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The Evolution of the Project Management Profession

Green Project Management

“Even the dogs may eat of the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table; and in these days, when the rich in knowledge eat such specialized food at such separate tables, only the dogs have the chance of a balanced diet.”

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The Naive Notion that Agile Mitigates Risk

Herding Cats

The post Top 5 Ways Agile Mitigates Risk is one of those posts that's not wrong in what it says at the detail level - more or less, but is not right in principle. Agile Mitigates Risk - is not correct. Agile provides rapid identification of risk. That's all.

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Project Management Global Trends in 2016

PMStudent

2016 is the year project management will finally get the “digital” prefix we’ve been eager to add for a few years now.

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5 trends that will transform project management

Moira Alexander

A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices, requirements and expectations. It’s putting a sharper focus on the people, processes and technologies needed to successfully execute projects. It may no longer make sense for companies to use limited resources as they have in the past. Here are five trends that could reshape project management in 2016. Trend 1: The laser-focus on strategy over projects.

5 Reasons Why Managers Need To Learn Project Management Basics

Wrike

. Unless you’re a certified Project Manager, you’re probably wondering why all managers need to learn the basics of project management. Chances are, even though you may not be a Project Manager, you are probably already managing a project.

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10 tips for project success: stay positive

The Digital Project Manager

Posted in General Ten Tops Tips. No matter how well you do the right things at the right time, the truth is, a project tragedy is always just around the corner.

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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.

When Outsourcing Makes Sense

LeadingAnswers

Disclaimer : This article is based on my personal experience of software project development work over a 25 year period running a mixture of local projects, outsourced projects and hybrid models.

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The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today. The report polled over 2,100 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management professionals during December 2015 and January 2016. You probably saw a lot of that?

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Probability plays a powerful role in project management

Kiron Bondale

The outcome of this week’s Brexit vote surprised many people who were not part of the Leave movement.

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Design the Poster

Zen Project Management

Anyone that's been around Agile for a while has probably heard of the Design the Box exercise. The idea is to help the team define and understand the product vision. I'm getting near the end of a project. We've had some challenges in terms of making the right decisions on scope. This has manifested itself in completing user stories only to have the business team say "I know that's what I asked for, but I don't think it's right." We didn't do a Design the Box at the start of the project.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

How to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

In my project management workshops, I ask this question, “What are the top causes of project failure?” ” Nine times out of ten, I hear an answer — among others — related to poor communication. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva).

7 ways for projects managers to make your projects sustainable

Green Project Management

Last week I was asked to deliver a keynote presentation on sustainable project management to an audience of project managers in Australia at an Australian Institute of Project Management event.

Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility.

Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

The good news is that there is now plenty of great research emerging on the context and conditions for successful PMOs; some of the lessons learned are simple and intuitive, others less so, as evidenced in this extract from Peter Taylor and Ray Mead’s Delivering Successful PMOs.

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.