October, 2019

The Best Risk Management Tools & Techniques for PM Pros

ProjectManager.com

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” goes the old saying. Project managers know this better than anyone, for what is a project if not a venture? Risk is inherent in project management and so is the need to control it.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

A project manager’s job isn’t just about managing the work. 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.

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The Relationship Between Project Risk Management and Project Management

Project Risk Coach

Project management is "the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project objectives" (PMBOK—6th Edition). So, how does project risk management fit into the world of project management?

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The Quality Project Manager: an Interview with Olu Jinadu

Project Bliss

Quality project managers work with teams to ensure the success of quality improvement projects. I had the pleasure of meeting Olu Jinadu on a flight from Memphis to Detroit. I was traveling to see my aunt in the beautiful countryside of rural Vermont.

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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?

Personal development action planning starts with the “What?” and “Why?” before the “How?”

Kiron Bondale

How many times have you been on a project where your customer or some other key stakeholder has prematurely tried to jump to a solution without having fully articulated their needs and wants?

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7 Proven Planning Techniques for Better Projects

ProjectManager.com

A project without a plan is like a car without a driver. The project plan is the guide that gets a project manager from concept through execution, and a finished product at its destination. There’s an argument that a project plan supersedes everything else in a project.

Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

I recently sat down and interviewed Carole Osterweil and now I am happy to announce that I have two copies of her book, Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog, to giveaway! What is the book about?

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8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock Let's run through a list of eight behaviors that all bad project managers have in common.

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Excel is watching you!

Musings on Project Management

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Progress is the secret sauce of motivation…

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written about many drivers of individual motivation. Receiving regular recognition (Early Saturday morning alliteration!),

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The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve summed up my top 10 favorite PM tools that I consider to be the. The post The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools PM

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3 Best Project Management Charts for Project Planning

ProjectManager.com

Communication is fundamental for most everything we do, and that goes doubly so for projects. Without a clear way to disseminate information and have it understood, missteps follow.

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10 Tips for Presenting at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

So you have to do a presentation at work? Presenting in meetings or to your boss is always a bit nerve-wracking. Here are 10 tips for giving a fantastic work presentation. Know your audience. First, know your audience. Who are you presenting to? And where are they in the organisational hierarchy?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly. Although working a distance from each other, they felt the competition to produce the best results.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

Leading Answers

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and the best servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile teams.

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Kill the messenger?

Musings on Project Management

The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Who's listening? Pedro C. Ribeiro, writing in NASA's ASK magazine, has a nice posting on risk perception. Risk Management

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PMP Course Comparison: PM PrepCast and PTCoE

Online PM Courses

The PMI's will delay the changes to its PMP exam. So, it's a good time for our PMP course comparison showdown between the two courses we recommend. The post PMP Course Comparison: PM PrepCast and PTCoE appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

10 Easy Ways to Get PDUs & Stay PMI Certified

ProjectManager.com

A project manager is a professional. And, like any professional, if you take your profession, your career and yourself seriously, you’ll undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). What is a PDU?

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When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile

iZenBridge

When you start a project, the one of the most important discovery is to select a life cycle approach. In this selection, you need answers to following questions –. Which one is better – Waterfall or Agile? When to use Agile and when to use waterfall?

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Team Building Activities to Enhance Your Company Culture

LiquidPlanner

Team building activities can be an enjoyable part of workplace culture. They can also build meaningful bonds that help teams excel even more in their collaborative projects. Here are some ideas that can help you grow your company culture with group activities. Mixing Fun and Purpose.

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PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar

WorkOtter

In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Fidelity

Musings on Project Management

Fidelity, faithfulness, and commitment often seem to be the tension between: What the customer/sponsor/user want, and. What the project charter/scope calls for. Why so? Why isn't it straightforward? The business case begets the project charter; the charter begets the project plan; and then the project team is off to do the deliverables. Simple, right? Wrong! It's never that simple --. Project Management

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PMO Health Check 101

Brad Egeland

Do you have a healthy PMO? Is it run efficiently? Is it constructed for the “now” or for the long haul? Will it be here in this form in 5 years or is it going to need to be rebuilt? Is it scalable? Are you running the right projects with the right people?

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Requirements Analysis & Ensuring Stakeholder Satisfaction

ProjectManager.com

A project isn’t a success when it finishes on time and budget: the real test of its success or failure is stakeholder satisfaction. If the quality is not up to their standards, then no matter how efficiently the project was managed, it failed.

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7 Simple Yet Effective Steps to Create A Perfect Project Timeline

Taskque

One of the biggest reasons why projects fail is because project managers set unrealistic deadlines and goals. Setting unpragmatic deadlines and targets not only put extra pressure on your team but also forces them to rush through project activities.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work

nTask

The organizational culture is complete mayhem right now and without quality organizational tools, you’ll be lost in a black hole. It will consume all of your energy if you let it without ever thanking you for it. This is because of the fast pace of business activities; our world is used to right now. Thankfully we live in a world where there are tons of different applications and organizational tools for everything that we do nowadays.

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Develop a Strategy to Embrace Change

Leading Agile

Strategic planning often falls short because it’s not as fluid as it needs to be. One thing we must consider is that there are—typically— a lot of assumptions being made about markets as well as the organization’s capacity to execute.

Percent complete -- Boo!

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps I've said this before. I certainly intended to. But, percent complete is a worthless metric Not a value measurement: Percent complete is a ratio. The ratio is dimensionless, whereas value has a dimension; it can be measured. Percent complete is not only not a measure of value completed; it’s really not even a measure of completeness, even if some things are "completed" at less. agile Project Management Project Value

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