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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Rebel’s Guide to PM

He’s taken the PERT (Project Evaluation and Review Technique) estimating approach to the next level by letting you add a dash of professional judgement in with the numbers. The S in SPERT offers superpowers to all project managers. Can you explain how it works? How To

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How to Create a Powerful PMO Mission Statement

Rebel’s Guide to PM

After all, the mission statement is what will guide the PMO as it strives to achieve its goals and objectives. Creating a powerful PMO mission statement doesn’t have to be difficult – but it does require some thought and careful planning. But it doesn’t have to be!

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How to Get Projects From Strategy

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a question I’m hearing quite a lot at the moment: How do I turn my company’s strategy into actual projects? It’s good to have a strategy, of course. But a strategy that stays in a fancy PowerPoint presentation isn’t helpful to anyone. This is how it works.

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How to organize a notebook for work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

But how do you organize notes in a notebook? If you are looking for ways to keep a notebook organized, you’re in the right place! For me, a notebook is a quick way to be better at time management every single day. How to organize a paper notebook. How much space?

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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

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How To Decide What Projects To Do

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I bet there are not enough resources in your company to Do All The Things. You have a flexible (but ultimately limited by money) pool of people to do the work. Or, to rephrase, you have a long list of work ideas that senior managers would like to get done as projects.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. So how do we do it? Engagement is closely related to motivation.

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How to do Rolling Wave Planning

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Rolling wave planning, also known as progressive elaboration, is an iterative planning technique to use when it’s difficult (or pointless) to schedule too far ahead. Rolling wave planning gives you the ability to plan in smaller, incremental, steps.

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What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling Risk Management Topics

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How To Manage Fixed Date Projects in PRINCE2®

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Planning is an essential part of what project managers do, so you would expect there to be some mention of how to deal with fixed date projects in the PRINCE2® manuals. Project managers still need some guidance on how to manage projects that have a fixed date.

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Rapid Product Research During Uncertain Times

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Every choice we make right now can make or break us. If we want our products to grow we need to practice rapid, continuous product discovery to understand and adapt to the changes in our customer’s lives. Join Holly Hester-Reilly as she shares her knowledge from years of experience teaching product managers and researchers on how to make evidence-based product decisions with rapid research.

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How to List Projects on Your Resume: A No Stress Guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You can draw a recruiter’s attention to your skills, teamwork, leadership, and achievements. Here’s how to showcase your projects on your CV (as we call a resume here in the UK, and I’ll use both terms interchangeably in this article) to make it clear what you are capable of.

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How to Manage Multiple Projects Webinar

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you prefer to read, there is a transcript is below the video. So always a worry, isn’t it when you start using technology that you haven’t had a chance to look at for a long time thinking? So it is our go to small talk conversation topic. So try to format it.

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How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude

Rebel’s Guide to PM

How can I deal with a team member with a bad attitude? How can I deal with a project team member whose attitude sucks?”. That was what a reader got in touch to ask recently. You don’t have the time or the energy to carry someone along for the ride.

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How to Replan When Project Goals Are Unrealistic

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Phones ringing, notes tacked everywhere, people darting to and from cubicles and offices… The image isn’t a pretty one, and probably causes some amount of stress just imagining it. How does it feel at work? The other possibility might be harder to fix. How To

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. Scope creep in project management is where additional requirements are added to the project, beyond what was originally agreed and these additions are not formally authorized.

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How to compile business requirements

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this environment it is acceptable to have ambiguous requirements as the collaborative working techniques mean that clarity comes from working with and continually testing iterations of the end product until it meets the business requirements. How to create the perfect business requirements.

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How to Choose a PRINCE2 Course Online

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this article, I’ll share what to look for in an online training provider and how to choose the right PRINCE2 certification course for you. What to look for in an online PRINCE2 course. Personally, I’ve done both over the years, and there are pros and cons to both.

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How To Deal With Gossip At Work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

On challenging projects with big teams there is always plenty to comment about, from why so-and-so was late to work to whether someone else is doing a good job. Beverly, how do you define gossip? None of us like to experience this. So intent has a lot to do with it?

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Scaling to the Masses - Fit Your Product for a Larger User Base

Speaker: Dustin Smith, Sr. Product Manager, Incubator

The classic product story goes like this: A small team puts a great idea to work. Said idea becomes a wildly successful app. Team makes lots of money and attracts talent from all over the globe, quickly dotting the map with international offices. In a matter of years, a very small company becomes a global superpower. Romantic notions aside, the story neglects to mention the most essential variable to product success: scalability. If a product can't withstand a growing user base and diverse team, it'll never leave the think tank. Whether you're running a small startup or trying to get your idea to take off in a large corporation, you'll need the right tools and the perspective to scale your product. Join Dustin Smith, Senior Product Manager of the Innovation Incubator at Indeed, and learn how to scale your product for greatness.

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How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Rebel’s Guide to PM

How do I get started? In this article we’ll help you understand what to focus on as you take on your first projects. Managing projects is a secondary part of their role, at least to start with. You have to coordinate a variety of people to get the result delivered.

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How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you expected to get something done without really knowing what it is that you are supposed to be doing? However, that’s not the case for people who are in a more predictive environment without the structures and culture of agile to support project delivery.

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Rebel’s Guide to PM

But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face. There is only one sensible solution to fixing an issue. You are confident that using that approach is going to get you where you need to be. How To

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The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

Rebel’s Guide to PM

They define salience as: the degree to which managers give priority to competing stakeholder claims. Their model looks at how vocal, visible and important a stakeholder is, allowing you to create a typology of stakeholders to whom you should pay attention.

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Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

We all have to make quick decisions about product interfaces, and there's not always a designer around when you need one. That doesn't mean that you're doomed to failure, though. Learn a few really common user experience design mistakes and how to avoid making them. Join UX designer and product management expert Laura Klein for a no-holds-barred Ask Me Anything session on UX design. Laura—principal of Users Know and author of Build Better Products and UX for Lean Startups—has over 20 years of experience helping companies innovate responsibly and improve their product development processes.

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How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Watch my free webinar training on the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects. Learn the skills you really need to juggle all your work! A reader got in touch to ask me how I manage my personal project To Do list. “I

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You are also responsible for your team, and making sure they have the skills required to do their jobs. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. However, you should also consider how good they are at doing the work of projects – project management.

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How to use a bullet journal for project management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

How do you manage your projects? Whatever it is you’re managing you’ll probably use, or need, a tool to help you do it. What remains the same is that there is a lot to manage. And a lot to remember. way of creating to-do lists. Watch this intro video to get started.

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How to Delegate Tasks

Rebel’s Guide to PM

. Delegating tasks is something every project manager needs to get good at. If you want to do more work, you need more people doing the work. It’s not rocket science to realize that the project manager can’t do all the tasks. Click To Tweet. Much easier to do it yourself.

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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?"

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How to Run a Meeting That Gets Amazing Results

Project Bliss

You may think you know how to run a meeting. This checklist of activities to do before, during, and after your meeting tell you exactly how to run an effective meeting that participants will actually enjoy. How to Run a Meeting: Before-During-and After.

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How To Make A Project Roadmap (With Roadmap Template)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Make A Project Roadmap (With Roadmap Template) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning

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How To Really Organize & Automate Your Email Tasks In Gmail

The Digital Project Manager

While most email applications offer similar tools to manage the inbox, often they are named or presented differently. In this article I want to go over the Gmail interface and how it differs from Outlook. Personal Personal Productivity Hacks How To

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A decision log template in project management is the document you use to fill in all the decisions made relating to your project. It’s also human nature to think more about the things that stop you making decisions than decisions you’ve actually made.

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Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

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How to Become a Project Manager in 2022: 3 Ways to Get A Job (with examples)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article first appeared at Rebel's Guide to Project Management. When faced with that view of projects, you might wonder how people ever got started. Further education is generally what people think of first when they consider how to become a project manager.

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How To Ask To Work Remotely

Rebel’s Guide to PM

During 2020, many of us didn’t have to ask to work remotely. However, now that there are calls for office workers to hit their desks again, we have to consider if that’s the life we want. How to convince your manager to let you work remotely.

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Project Resource Management: The Ultimate Guide on How to Master It

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Resources are the largest contributor to successful project delivery , and project managers spend significant time planning and managing their activities. Both resource and project managers work in tandem to develop resourcing strategies for projects. Or do I need to hire someone else?

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Why you need to engage stakeholders (and how to do it well)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Bags and bags of extra mail had arrived, she didn’t have the staff in to sort it and she had heard that it might be something to do with me. I was happy that my project to in-source a service had completed as expected. There is a lot of discussion and talking to do.

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How to Battle Layoffs: The Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp

Facing layoffs in your organization? Support your team members' career transition with Career Star Accelerator Bootcamp: Custom Resume & LinkedIn Revamp + 6 Weeks of Career Coaching. Discover how to help your team members stand out, automate their job search, and land their dream job.