How To Present To Project Executives

Girl's Guide to PM

Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy. In this piece, Leigh talks about how to tailor your presentations for C-suite level executives. As you grow in your project management career, you’ll be called upon to make various presentations.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl'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 Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement [SIPOC Template Download]

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool. When to Use a SIPOC. you’re developing a new process.

How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Bliss

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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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. Join this webinar to learn how to: Turn a stagnant culture into an attention culture with highly collaborative team dynamics.

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool. When to Use a SIPOC. you’re developing a new process.

Project Management Processes & Phases

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. Organization: Note how the project will be organized, including reporting on progress.

How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. What are the pain points that come along with digital transformation and how do market leaders manage them?

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How to Create SMART Goals

This set of criteria helps managers both recognize their goals and create a structural guide to achieve them. Doran titled, “There’s a SMART Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives.” The paper discussed objectives and how difficult, yet critical, it is to set them.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project? When deadlines seem to be zooming past at a frightening rate, and this is only one of several projects you are juggling at the same time, it can feel like you don’t have a grip on what’s happening on your project.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

In a world of information overload, it's more important than ever to have a dashboard that provides data that's not only interesting but actually relevant and timely. In this session, we will discuss how to design, develop, and implement successful dashboards.

Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. Your team knows there are opportunities to improve, but you don’t want to waste time on the wrong things. But how can I do that?” Click To Tweet.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

A risk response is the way you intend to address the risk. something unwelcome that will happen to the project), the categories for risk response are: Avoid Transfer Reduce Accept. Let’s say the risk is something good, that you want to make happen.

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How to Structure a Team

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to structure teams to make them more creative, productive and efficient. In Review – How to Structure a Team. Why should you care about how a team is structured? What to Consider. So it’s time to reevaluate.

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How to Be a Better Listener

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to be a better listener. In Review – How to Be a Better Listener. If you’re not listening to what people are saying, then you’re setting yourself up for disappointment or worse. And it’s okay to ask questions.

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How to Design a Clear Product Roadmap

Product managers must lift their heads out of the day-to-day operations of a product to take a larger look at where they are in context. It’s all laid out in such a way for it to be easily understood by everyone in the product group.

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How to Sell Process Improvement to Executives

Brad Egeland

Maximize your process improvement efforts and engage teams | View Online Change starts at the top, which is why executive support is a must have if you want to maximize process improvement efforts and engage your teams. Arm yourself with practical skills to obtain a genuine and lasting commitment to change from your leadership team.

A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

Work in the dark and eventually you’re going to hit a wall. Without creating a nutritious soil for those seeds to take root and grow, they die unseen. An organization must tend to the garden of industry and care for the growth and prosperity of those great ideas.

The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping

Project Risk Coach

Operational risks includes people risk, technology risk, external event risk, and process risk. In this article, let's talk about process risk and how to reduce these risks through process mapping. The people that know how to get things done are now gone.

How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You continue to see changes to the requirements. Let's explore how to manage project scope. When we use the word "scope", it is helpful to specify the type of scope—product scope or project scope.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done. You need to know how to get people on your team and get them to do the work at the right times. Project resource management is how you do this. How T

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How to Fund a Software Development Project

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. But greater flexibility generally requires a more skillful approach to governance and project management. Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide.

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

And that’s what a transformational leader exploits; they lift themselves and their teams to higher levels of achievement. While most great leaders are naturally charismatic, you don’t have to have been born with transformational leadership qualities to develop them.

How to Manage with Servant Leadership

Indeed, I’d argue that servant leadership the single most valuable approach to leadership. And it’s an approach that no leader can afford to ignore. To understand why, we need to ask a crucial question…. Is it to lead? To be out front? Servant leader.

Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates


We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. How do you deal with a team that refuses to estimate how long tasks will take? Below, I’ll give you some suggestions to try.

How To Lead Your Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

There comes a time when you have to step up and lead your manager, or any senior manager in your organisation. There might be any number of reasons behind this, normally connected in some way to getting the answers you need to continue managing a project.

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9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

That meant there were some key things missing from the project’s paperwork and the most important thing missing was who was going to pay for it. That was a bit of a headache to sort out. It will just make people weary of what admin is to come. RAAIDDC is harder to say, though.

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. Scroll to the bottom to get it. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project. How To Produce A RACI Chart.

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How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Then when a disaster occurs, and it will, a plan is laid out about how to recover and rebuild what has been lost.

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How to Make a Contingency Plan

The use of contingency plans is widespread and applies to any business venture. Governments, for example, use them to prepare for disaster recovery or economic disruption. A contingency plan is set up to account for those disruptive events, so you’re prepared if and when they arrive.

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

The project that creates your product is just the starter pistol in the long run to market. If you don’t have a plan to launch that product, then you’re jeopardizing your success. The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project.

5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

Team productivity is one of the most important ingredients in business, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep themselves on track. Without productivity, projects can fall behind deadlines, leaving teams scrambling to deal with the consequences.

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How to Do a Project Management Audit

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and shows you in a few simple steps how to do one yourself. In Review – How to Do a Project Management Audit. One, it helps to understand where we are compared to where we should be in the project. Are we safe to go?

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How to Scale Your Business

How do you know when your business is ready to scale up? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, asks the right questions and gives you practical advice on how to scale your business successfully in this short tutorial video. In Review – How to Scale Your Business.

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to create the right change management plan for your project. In Review – How to Make a Change Management Plan. Jennifer started by saying how important a change management plan is for a successful project. And how?

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


There are so many variables to consider. One that seems to confuse decision-makers often is buying for the growth stage they are at vs. the stage that they project to be at in the future. When it comes to effective resource management – time is of the essence.

A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering

The Digital Project Manager

Follow a thorough requirements gathering process—use this free requirements document template to make sure your deliverables are well-defined. The post A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope ManagementDealing with misaligned client expectations?

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How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks.

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How to Prep for Vacation So Nothing Goes Wrong

You need a break without stress, and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to prepare for a vacation without problems. In Review – How to Prep for Vacation so Nothing Goes Wrong. Some say they have no time to complete tasks or wrap up projects before they leave.

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How to Make a New Team Member Feel Welcome

When someone is new to the company, team or project, it’s important to make them feel welcome. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to incorporate new people and get them contributing quickly. In Review – How to Make a New Team Member Feel Welcome.

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