February, 2018

Project Manager Salary Guide 2018

The Digital Project Manager

What’s a typical project manager salary and how much should digital project managers earn? And while we’re asking, what are average salaries for a senior. The post Project Manager Salary Guide 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Ask a Project Manager: How Do I Raise My Team’s Morale?


“Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a small team of technical professionals and, not to put too fine a point on it, but, none of us are appreciated for what we do. Our projects are completed well, our work is good quality, and we frequently delivered above and beyond what was required until recently.

2018 22

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Published: February 2018. If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team. But choosing one or even picking a few to try out can be a confusing and daunting task with more than 100 apps available out there.

Evaluating Project Schedules Utilizing Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Do you remember the first time you missed a project deadline? I do. I recall the embarrassment for me and my team. I promised myself I would take proactive steps to mitigate this outcome for future projects. Why do projects take longer than expected?

2018 18

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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The Five Truths of Project Leadership


Leadership is one of those words that we come across that has a multitude of meanings. Does it mean to give direction? Does it mean to set a vision and motivate others?

2018 18

Start-ups! Do you value your customer feedback? TimeCamp+Sheetsu!


Today we publish an article written by Sheetsu Team and originally posted on their blog: how. Real Cases

2018 13

The Yin-Yang of Productivity


This year’s Nobel for Economics has gone to the Behavioural Economist Richard Thaler. Richard is a Distinguished Professor at the Chicago Booth Business School. His big work is the influence of clues and society on individual decision making and actions.

2018 17

One Step Beyond S.M.A.R.T. Goals


You say that you think things through when setting your goals. But, are you actually being smart about it? If businesses were to set their primary goal, it would boil down to something like: “Earn as much profit as possible.” However, if you are to give this task to a new employee (and leave it at that), they would most likely be baffled by a sheer number of unanswered questions: What is the strategy and which tactics are they suppose to use?

2018 17

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Agile methodology: the software industry’s gift to best management practices


As Peter Drucker, a theoretician and the father of modern business management once said, “most of our assumptions about business, technology and organization are at least 50 years old. They have outlived their time. As a result, we are preaching, teaching and practicing policies that are increasingly at odds with reality and therefore counterproductive.” ” People […].

2018 12

Project Crisis… Are you Ready?

Online PM Courses

At some point in your project management career, you’ll need to deal with a project crisis. It may come in one of many forms, and arise for any of a huge range of reasons. It may not be the fault of you and your project team. But, equally, it may be.

2018 14

What Is Risk?

Herding Cats

Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives. Uncertainty is a state or condition that involves a deficiency of information and leads to inadequate or incomplete knowledge of understanding. In the context of risk management, uncertainty exists whenever the knowledge or understanding of an event, consequence, or likelihood is inadequate or incomplete ? ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016 and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters.

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6 Best Videos About Office Humor


Office Humor It is said that we spent most of our lives at work. Productivity humor office office humor

2018 13

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

How To Pass PMP In First Try? – Prep Tips From Exam In January 2018

PM by PM

My students often ask me this question “how to pass PMP in first try?“ “ As a professional trainer, I can give umpteen tips and suggestions. But, I feel, the best tips invariably come from someone who has recently passed the certification exam. In this post, I have shared Christi’s experience and lessons learned in her […]. The post How To Pass PMP In First Try? – Prep Tips From Exam In January 2018 appeared first on PM-by-PM.

2018 15

5 Reasons Why You Should Try MeeTime to Control Your Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

For my latest installment of “5 Reasons Why” I would like to look at 5 reasons you should be trying the MeeTime project management and meetings application. Unless we are calling the meeting any other meeting is probably a time waster – right?

2018 10

How to meet the deadline every time?


The answer is simple: push yourself until you can take no more, and then take a step back. There you go - welcome to your sweet spot! This one goes out to the fellow team members: if you haven’t already, you will face an unrealistic deadline at some point in the future.

The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

Online PM Courses

Team Leadership itself is not hard. What makes it difficult is fitting it in among a load of other project priorities that are facing you. You’re under pressure to do this and do that.

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.

How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is a guest article from Andy Kaufman, PMP. Andy Kaufman.

The Philosophy of Getting Things Done


Getting Things Done (GTD) Everyone struggles with productivity. In contemporary times it is one of. Productivity get things done getting things done GTD productivity

2018 11

Velociteach PMP Boot Camp: Get An Exclusive Discount Of $500

PM by PM

Velociteach has recently partnered with PMbyPM to offer its CAPM and PMP Boot Camp training courses at an exclusive discount of $500. You can attend a Velociteach PMP Boot Camp that is normally offered at $2447, for only $1947. You can do so by using the coupon code ‘PMbyPM’ while making the payment. […]. The post Velociteach PMP Boot Camp: Get An Exclusive Discount Of $500 appeared first on PM-by-PM. Exam Prep PMP Exam Prep PMP Study Material

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

The Importance Of Information Having the right information can be the difference between having a successful company, and going bankrupt. You’ve got to know what you’re spending where.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

Mindfulness for Leaders: Improving Management Practices


Leadership is essential to any successful work environment. Managers are in charge of not only running a productive team, but ensuring that there is a positive environment in which their team can work. Recently, the concept of using mindfulness to create this sort of workplace has gained popularity.

What is Project Governance? | Video

Online PM Courses

Project Governance is central to the success and accountability of your projects. So, what is Project Governance? So, what is Project Governance? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM Courses.com. Here, he answers this question, in under 5 minutes. Project Management in Under 5.

Episode 109: Expert Tips for Leading Remote Teams

PM for the Masses

In this episode, Traci turns the tables on Cesar and interviews him! Cesar is a team lead for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and a number of other products. Automattic employs more than 600 employees, all working remotely. We discuss: how Communication is oxygen the different technologies that he utilizes at Automattic how to set expectations […] In this episode, Traci turns the tables on Cesar and interviews him!

7 Essential Productivity Tools for Small Business


Small businesses may have it difficult to stand out in the market, taking into. Productivity Project Management productivity productivity tools small business

2018 11

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

3 Key Drivers of Organizational Culture in the Age of Digital Transformation


By the End of 2018, at Least 40% of Organizations Will Have a Fully Staffed Digital Leadership Team Versus a Single DX Executive Lead to Accelerate Enterprise-wide DX Initiatives. Source: IDC) With enterprises looking to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, the pace of change could be unsettling for organizations. Organizational culture can be seen both as a proponent and as a by-product of change.

3D PM - the Near Future of Real Project Management

Brad Egeland

3D Project Management - what the heck is it and why should you care? ​ Yes, it's my own concept but even I can be a visionary. So what does 3D project management mean? How do I see it and is it anything new? I'm not sure what will be new to you, but I think it's really a culmination of several things that are sometimes happening wrapped into a perfect package of everything that should or could be happening. When you're hoping, professing and being a visionary, the sky is the limit, right?

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

There always talk about Focus on Value. But that does that mean? What are the units of measure of Value ? What does it Cost to deliver that Value ? When will that Value be delivered? When is that Value Needed ? What are the impediments to delivering that Value and how will those be removed, handled, corrected, prevented to increase the probability that the Value will arrive when needed, for the needed cost?

When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

The Clever PM

In many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company, […]. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology Strategy

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.