The Informal Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

The Informal Project Manager. These are changes led by the Informal Project Managers of the world, and there are many such change leaders who deliver this as part of their day job but who, perhaps, have never been told how to do this, or who have no supporting community to aid them.

2020 310

Request for Information (RFI) Template

To get the answers questions and capture the back and forth with the supplier in a paper trail, a request for information (RFI) is required. There is space for all the information you need to provide and the question the supplier needs to answer. Request for Information (Top).

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Information quality; information integrity

Musings on Project Management

The idea behind data quality being to evaluate risk in the presence of not only uncertainty, but also to look at the impact of making risk-informed decisions in the presence of lousy data. In the early 21st century when the 4th edition to the PMBOK was being designed for publication in the first decade, there was debate about adding "data quality" to Chapter 11, Risk Management.

2017 150

Data-Informed Retrospectives

TL; DR: Data-Informed Retrospectives. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives. As I have observed in practice, many Scrum Teams either limit the data gathering part of the Retrospective, thus lacking vital information.

2021 73

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Project Management Career Q&A – Sharing Sensitive Information

Arras People

I’m looking for a new position and want to update my resume but I’m unsure how I can do that without sharing sensitive information. Next you focus on the project management methods, processes, tools, techniques – again all of these will not require the sharing of sensitive information. I’m working in a security sensitive organisation and the projects I manage also require security clearance to work on them.

2016 198

Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Risk Assessment Technique Terminology The first set of terms that your information security team should be aware of is terms related to specific techniques. Rather than laying out a step-by-step methodology, it provides information about what your risk assessment should ultimately include. OCTAVE Allegro OCTAVE - Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation are typically used to review current information systems.

Save Yourself! 7 Ways to Prevent Information Overload

Having too much information can hinder you when making critical decisions. This phenomenon goes by many names, infobesity, infoxication, information anxiety and information explosion. But let’s just call it plainly what it is: information overload. What Is Information Overload? Information overload is the problematic process of trying to understand something and make the right decision when we have too much information about what we’re trying to decide about.

2019 241

Use an Affinity Diagram to Easily Organize Ideas and Information

Project Bliss

An Affinity Diagram is a tool that helps you group or organize large amounts of information based on theme or relationship. It’s hard to work with the information in this format. You need some way to organize the information to help you and your team work with it mor easily. Use it any time you’re quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with. Use it any time you're quickly gathering lots of information you want to work with.

2019 156

Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO)


A Chief Information Officer (CIO) by definition is an executive job title commonly given to the person at an enterprise in charge of information technology (IT) strategy and the computer systems required to support an enterprise’s objectives and goals. The CIO contributes greatly towards the organization of analytics and storage of electric information for of a business.

2018 150

Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

How warm are your stakeholders about Information Radiators?

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators can help stakeholders remain informed and can reduce effort spent by a team in handling requests for updates but to reap these benefits we must ensure that the information published meets their needs. If an information radiator generates more questions than it answers, it will become a burden for the delivery team.

2018 127

Does ANYONE benefit from your PM information system?

Kiron Bondale

A project management information system (PMIS) is not an investment which most companies would make lightly. The one time and ongoing hard costs coupled with the change management effort involved in implementing such tools can be significant so it is reasonable to expect that there will be some tangible value derived once the dust settles.

2016 146

Just because you have information radiators doesn’t mean senior stakeholders will review them!

Kiron Bondale

Information radiators are a great idea. But convincing executives to use information radiators as a primary means of staying current is not an easy task. So project managers or Product Owners spend time harvesting and curating information from the radiators into traditional status reports or presentation decks. The information shared is likely to be somewhat stale. So how can we help executives through the transition to using information radiators?

2019 144

Project Benefit Profile Templates : Drafting the key information about benefits


A Benefit Profile is a document fully describing a single benefit (or dis-benefit), and it should contain all the key information about it, such as what it entails, who owns it, how it is going to be enabled or measured, and, as importantly, what the realization plan looks like.

2021 36

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Information About Toggl Downtime on April 1st


We have exposed some user information that we should not have. The post Information About Toggl Downtime on April 1st appeared first on Toggl Blog. On Wednesday, April 1st, we deployed a technical update to our third party integrations system.

2020 52

Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage expectations, change, risk, conflict and any other aspect of the project requiring collaboration. We can break communication into two. Communication

2018 46

Information asymmetry

Musings on Project Management

Life is not fair, etc The news, if it is news, is how asymmetry has crept into the project office or project management generally Not an efficient environment, meaning everyone does not have all the same information to make decisions. The playing field is not level; there are asymmetries all around.

2017 150

Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage expectations, change, risk, conflict and any other aspect of the project requiring collaboration. We can break communication into two. Communication

2018 40

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Speaker: Heidi Cerenzia, Edina Murphy, and Alexis Barone, Wrike

Now more than ever, project managers are expected to lead with strong consideration towards their team. The success of a project depends not only on attention to detail and deadlines, but to the human beings behind them. This is where emotional intelligence comes in. With a priority on EQ, project managers create a team that is communicative, engaged, and motivated. And this leads to some serious results. Join Edina Murphy and Heidi Cerenzia of the Wrike team in this panel discussion on how EQ is here to stay.

Information Technology Risk Management

Herding Cats

Information Technology Risk Management from Glen Alleman. Information Technology Estimating Quality. Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister (IBM). It can't be stated too often - either manage risk, or risk will manage you. Projects without risk management are late and over budget before they start. All project work is uncertain. Uncertainties are either reducible or irreducible.

Course Review: MS Project 2016 Live Lessons–Concise Course with Precise Information and Effective Learning

Management Yogi

By Gowri Shankar SWhy this Course?After After I graduated in Engineering, I started and continued my career in construction industry and maintenance works. After getting experience in this field, I felt I was lagging in planning of work activities in a proper way due to working manually and missing my deadlines in some situations. Hence, I decided to work with a planning software tool.

2016 63

Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage exp. Communication

2018 40

Balancing Formal and Informal Communications

Project Insight

Communication is the life blood of projects. It is through communication that we plan, manage exp. Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

2018 40

2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO)


The post Knowing the Role of Business: Chief Information Officer (CIO) appeared first on Entry Software Corporation. With the evolution of technology, this role has become more and more important in business, making the CIO's job ever more crucial. Learn more about their unique responsibilities and growing importance in modern business. IT Managers Leadership Project Management

2018 239

To Master Information Management on Your Project, Do These 4 Things


The sheer quantity of data and information that is processed in a day on even a moderate sized project can be intimidating. While really important for effective project management, time management doesn’t solve the problem of too much data and information. Too much data and information is as challenging for project managers as too many meetings. An equally important skill project managers must cultivate is information management. Give the Information Some Space.

2017 88

81 New Report Columns for New Information in Resource Management

Hub Planner

See key information from real time analytics for efficient resource management and project planning. More Information = Better Planning and Scheduling. This is a big addition of information elements for reports.

10 Best PIM Software For Product Information Management In 2020


PIM software is a tool or set of tools that help retailers, including ecommerce retailers, produce and manage the product content needed across various digital channels (not to be confused with personal information managers, another “PIM” acronym).

2020 36

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

informs decision makers while they’re in the flow of current thought processes within apps—without losing. Benefit 3: Free Up Development Resources Inevitably, giving end users more information means they’ll eventually ask for new visualizations or more. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED.

Project Leaders Depend on Accurate Information


Project Leaders Depend on Accurate Information. Projects and programs are becoming increasingly important to the development and growth of organisations, therefore, information about the performance of projects and programs plays a critical role in the governance of the organisation. This means you are responsible for ensuring the information delivered to executives and communicated within the team is ACCURATE. How ACCURATE is your project information?

Webinar Recap: How to get and see Project Information in Power BI


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Collin Quiring’s How to get and see Project Information in Power BI webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, How to Get and See Project Information in Power BI.

2020 52

Is it for information only

Lynne Cazaly

The difference between being invited for consultation and information are so, so different. ’What’s your advice on this idea’ is different to ‘here’s how things are going to be’ Check if it’s really consultation or just information. That’s information. that’s information, not consultation. That’s richer than ‘for your information’ What can you turn from information into consultation?

2021 40

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ivor Davies’ Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. So, people have the information and the tools that they need, right from within the context of Microsoft Teams.

2019 40

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

When we need to update the information in the dashboard, we don’t like having to leave. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not. Watch for these 5 signs. that you’re at risk for an analytics emergency. Early Indicators.

Overwhelmed with information

Lynne Cazaly

Our sponge gets full - gradually or rapidly - and then we’re ‘done’ We can’t keep taking information in unless we do something to get the existing information out! cognitive load coping information overload meetings overload overwhelm productivityHave you felt it lately?

2020 40

Comment on Performance Management: Formal and Informal Methods by VideoPortal

Gina Abudi PM

Performance reporting should generally provide information on scope, schedule, cost, and quality. Many projects also require information on risk and procurement. Reports may be prepared comprehensively or on an exception basis

Project Document Management: How to Organize and Manage Project Information

Online PM Courses

Projects spawn vast amounts of knowledge, information, & documentation. The post Project Document Management: How to Organize and Manage Project Information appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Yet project document management doesn't feature in Project Management methodologies.

2020 95

Information Security Isn’t Just About IT

PM Times

Written by: Adrian Reed Information security is a crucial consideration for just about every organization in existence today

2020 56

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Use this information. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings. 3 Packaging Decision Framework Overview.4