August, 2018

What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

ProjectManager.com

Some people look at math and shut down. Managers are not usually those people. They know that there are formulas that must be used to solve certain business and process problems. But there are different types of managers, just as there are different types of people.

2018 238

3 Easy Ways To Make a Gantt Chart (Giveaway + Free Excel Template)

Girl's Guide to PM

If you manage projects, you will have come across a Gantt chart. Even if you don’t manage projects but are involved in project teams, or you manage Agile projects – Gantt charts are everywhere.

2018 238

It’s all in the Presentation

The Lazy Project Manager

I was once in a restaurant. The location was good, the décor and ambience very acceptable, the company most enjoyable, and the snow fell softly outside providing a winter wonderland visual delight through the large windows.

2018 232

Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams

The Digital Project Manager

Any HR professional can tell you: the remote workforce is expanding. In fact, a 2017. The post Tips + Tools For Managing Efficient Virtual Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Remote PM Topics

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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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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager. But reading about what you should do to break into project management isn’t the same as hearing real stories of people who took that leap and got that project management job.

2018 230

Impress Clients and Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

And the clock is ticking …. Too late, you have missed the moment since your clients and executive’s attention span is reducing rapidly! A Canadian survey of media consumption, commissioned by Microsoft, noted that the average attention span had fallen yet again, it was now just eight seconds.

A new era of project management for service companies

Runrun.it

Until the mid-2000s, it was very difficult to hear about agile project management methods. The most modern IT teams in more flexible companies were probably testing these methods in software design and maintenance. After over ten years, we can only hear of agile methods. If you do not have agile principles in managing your projects, […]. The post A new era of project management for service companies appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Management

2018 206

The Best Business Analysts Ask Lots of Questions

Brad Egeland

If we want to be experts and be respected like experts and be paid like experts, then we aren't supposed to be asking questions, right? ​ We're supposed to be answering questions. The weak ask the questions and the strong answer them.

2018 181

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Is PMP Easy To Pass? Kushal Sincerely Believes It Is Not A Hard Exam…

PM by PM

Do you think is PMP easy to pass? Or is it a hard and difficult exam to crack? Kushal, who became PMP certified few months ago certainly thinks that one can pass the certification exam easily. He believes that if a person studies the right material and prepares well, it is certainly not an impossible […]. The post Is PMP Easy To Pass? Kushal Sincerely Believes It Is Not A Hard Exam… appeared first on PM-by-PM. PMP Experience

2018 173

Winter Is Coming: Project Management Lessons from Game of Thrones

ProjectManager.com

“A bruise is a lesson… and each lesson makes us better” – Arya Stark. Project managers can get pretty bruised by the lessons projects throw at us. But we deserve a little time off too. And, if you’re like me, you’ll spend some of it in Westeros.

2018 201

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Laura Brandenburg, describing how to get the best out of the project manager and business analyst relationship.

2018 221

6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn

The Digital Project Manager

Learn how to overcome some of the biggest hurdles project managers face. Join our webinar: 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn. The post 6 Powerful Lessons Every Project Manager Needs to Learn appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

2018 181

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Projectified with PMI Podcast

Arras People

Projectified with PMI is a podcast that delivers insights and perspectives from senior and rising project managers, business leaders in Fortune 500 companies and startups, best-selling authors, top researchers and a wide range of leading-edge thinkers.

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Show respect!

Kiron Bondale

I’ve previously written about the importance of courage and discipline for agile teams, so let’s review another important quality – respect.

2018 169

Automate Open Source Code Management with the #1 Software Composition Analysis Tool In WhiteSource

Brad Egeland

WhiteSource is the leader in open source security and license compliance management on the market. The company’s solution integrates fully into the build process, no matter the programming languages, build tools, or development environments.

2018 170

How to Structure a Team

ProjectManager.com

The way you structure a team can help facilitate all aspects of a project. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to structure teams to make them more creative, productive and efficient. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Structure a Team.

2018 208

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

The Trouble with Methodologies and Why Frameworks are Better

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Laura Copas and Steve Sewell at Change Troops. At Change Troops we’ve noticed projects, programmes and change initiatives becoming increasingly complex, and the biggest threat to their success is methodologies. Methodologies are everywhere.

2018 203

Musings on Project Management - Untitled Article

Musings on Project Management

A great technique for writing proposals, papers, or books -- as I do a lot -- is to storyboard the ideas. My favorite expression: "If you can't draw it, you can't write it!" Here's Einstein on the same idea: I rarely think in words at all. A thought comes and I may try to express it in words afterwards If you're not a storyboard person, check out this website for insight. Project Management

2018 150

No More Project Management Interviews

Arras People

There’s a brilliant article over on the Ask the Headhunter website (I love his newsletters!) about what would happen if job interviews were illegal. The article also goes on to imagine if the entire system as we know it – CVs, applications, the whole thing was illegal.

2018 183

How to memorize the 49 processes from PMBOK 6th Edition in under 30 minutes

ExamsPM

The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers certifications that provide project management professionals with both information and credibility. Two of these certifications are the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

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

We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics. 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. Dashboards assist decision makers facilitate new ideas and business opportunities, increase customer approval rates, and analyze current business process. All of these activities play a vital role in providing the superior experience your customers demand.

Untapped Powers of Micromanagement in Project Management

PM Basics

“It looks like a micromanagement to me,” Corwin said just as we left the room. What’s the problem?” I asked. Micromanagement is a bad technique, isn’t it?” Corwin was surprised. Micromanagement got a bad reputation. It is a tool of evil project managers ! Only despotic leaders use it!

2018 166

How to Stop Procrastinating at Work

ProjectManager.com

There’s a great way to stop procrastinating, and we’ll tell you about it in a minute. First let’s straighten up our desk, maybe get another cup of coffee and then check social media to see what our friends are having for lunch. Oh, it’s lunchtime now!

2018 205

Software Review: Vizzlo [2018]

Girl's Guide to PM

I first wrote this Vizzlo review in 2016, and this review has been updated to reflect changes in the tool since then. General Information. Name: Vizzlo. Vendor: Vizzlo. Hosting options: Web only.

2018 203

Focus on Strengths Not Just Weaknesses – the Value of Appreciative Inquiry

Green Project Management

I always enjoyed the message from the featured image above. As a management consultant, validator, and assessor I am often engaged by organizations to analyze their operations and systems to identify opportunities for improvement.

2018 156

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! Early stage startups in particular may not need a four year business plan, but they need to start building out a model which will show how they can someday be profitable. At the very least, they need to be able to see the impact of a change in retention rates to their user growth.

No to PRINCE2

Arras People

We hold many project management careers clinics every month and we always get asked about developing in project management – especially formal project management qualifications.

Systems! And then there were systems

Musings on Project Management

I was reading Matthew Squair's course materials on System Safety Fundamentals when I came across this slide: "Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems." Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (USN) Ya gotta smile at that witicism! The Admiral Dr,of course, is best known for inventing the system "bug" when she literally found a dead bug in in an inoperative computer system. Quotations system engineering

2018 150

The Most Important Soft Skills for Business Analysts

Brad Egeland

The definition of soft skills is “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.”

2018 156

How to Run a Great Daily Scrum Meeting

ProjectManager.com

The word “Scrum” almost sounds like an insult, or maybe even the surname of a less than scrupulous character in a Charles Dickens novel. But in fact, Scrum is a way to address complexity.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We had trouble measuring product progress until just before release—often too late to change anything. Join Johanna as she discusses how agile approaches change what we measure, and possible measures you might use in projects, programs, and to assess the product as the team(s) build it.