2016

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done. Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process. It makes team collaboration more efficient and projects become better organized.

Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right

The Digital Project Manager

A kickoff meeting post might not seem like the most likely candidate for winning a popularity contest on The Digital Project Manager, but it consistently. The post Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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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

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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Are You Experimenting?

Zen Project Management

I came across another interesting idea in Change By Design. It was presented as Toyota's ideas around training and had 4 principles: There is no substitute for direct observation Proposed changes should always be structured as experiments Workers and managers should experiment as frequently as possible Managers should coach, not fix This idea of experimenting caught my attention.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits

Backlog

As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team. It’s always easier to prevent issues rather than treat them, so before bad habits have the chance to set in, establish these beneficial practices. Don’t let negativity bring down your team.

The Future of Project Managers

Green Project Management

Yes, the image above represents the Star Trek M-5 Multitronic System from “The Ultimate Computer” (for you Trekkies).

8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock. Let’s run through a list of eight things that all bad project managers have in common.

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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 Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task. According to a study by led by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford, a total of 45% of projects run over budget, 7% run late, and a whopping 56% of projects fail to meet initial expectations.

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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

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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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming. I know – I’ve cried with frustration after a meeting where totally the wrong people put together an unachievable plan. Complexity adds to the overwhelm.

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Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Product owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person. Together, the product people need to take an organization’s strategy, figure out the appropriate product strategy, and convert that into actionable work for the delivery teams to create the right product.

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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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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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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

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.

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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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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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes. The emphasis is placed on speedy iteration of releases to assess the response of customers and other external environmental factors.

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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.

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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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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6 Real Project Managers Show You How To Manage Multiple Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Managing lots of projects at the same time is tough. Here’s how 6 project managers stay on top of multiple projects – and keep their sanity.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

Being “outside-in”, “outcome-based”, and “market-driven” is particularly important for creating successful products. The problem is that just saying the words is not enough to help someone shift their thinking.

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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.

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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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.