April, 2019

10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6) With PPT & PDF

Girl's Guide to PM

This article reviews and explains the 10 project management Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. You can view a PowerPoint of the Knowledge Areas and grab a PDF download below. Knowledge Areas: Definition. What exactly are ‘Knowledge Areas’?

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Entrepreneurs are committed, energetic, can-do people. That description can also fit your typical project manager, which makes sense because launching a business is a project. I’ve done it a few times, so I know.

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3 Ways Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. Much of the time, risk management at the beginning of a project looks like getting the team in a room to review the whole project and work out what might be coming that could affect how the project proceeds.

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DPM Podcast: Managing A Portal Build (With Rebecca Germond)

The Digital Project Manager

Building a web portal? Join Rebecca Germond, Director of Client Services at digital agency FCV, as she discusses the tools, processes, and challenges specific to managing a portal build.

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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?

What is project portfolio management? Aligning projects to business goals

Moira Alexander

What is project portfolio management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a strategic alignment process by which an organization’s projects are evaluated to identify the purpose, fit, and benefits as they relate to company goals. Projects can then be grouped into programs based on relevance and similarities. All programs and their respective projects should then fall under a portfolio strategy undertaken by the project management office (PMO) to meet overall company objectives.

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How to Manage a Construction Project

Girl's Guide to PM

Construction project management has similarities to managing projects in other industries: ultimately, you’re aiming to get something delivered on time, on budget and to the required scope with an acceptable degree of quality. The role of a construction project manager is to make that happen.

How to Know When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

ProjectManager.com

If you’re asking yourself, “Should I quit my job?” then it sounds like you’re ready for a change. But how do you know for sure? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to decide when it’s time to quit your job and move on to better opportunities.

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Risk Management Wisdom and Humor of the Ages

Project Risk Coach

Most of us have personal and career goals. Our ability to achieve those goals is dependent on our risk management skills, that is our ability to manage opportunities and threats. We seek to make good things happen and to eliminate or reduce the bad things.

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Compare The 10 Best Mind Mapping Software of 2019

The Digital Project Manager

You can use mind mapping software to brainstorm ideas and create beautiful data visualizations. Discover the best mind mapping tools and easily compare pricing and features in this mind map software review.

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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.

Project Management Q&A: I’m Getting Nowhere with My Job Applications. What am I Doing Wrong?

Arras People

I’ve applied for over 50 positions in the last few months and I’m getting nowhere – no feedback, no interviews. What am I doing wrong? This will be my first project management role since gaining my CAPM and graduating from college. First up, are the jobs you’re applying for at the right level for your current experience level?

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How much technical knowledge should a Product Owner possess?

Kiron Bondale

In an earlier article I’d written about the pros and cons of a Scrum Master or agile lead having deep technical expertise in the solution space but what about a Product Owner (PO)?

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16 Pre-Project Questions for Project Initiation Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

As I’ve got older and more experienced I’ve also got lazier when it comes to preparing for meetings. Recently I was completely caught out when I checked my diary in the morning. That afternoon I had four external people coming in for a meeting that I had forgotten about!

Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress. Things are not going as planned.

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DPM Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project

The Digital Project Manager

Ever managed a super short project? DPM Jenna Trunzo shares the details, challenges, and learning from managing a 2-week project in this DPM Case Study. The post DPM Case Study: Managing a 2-Week Project appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Case Studies PM Best Practices

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Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

Arras People

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession” Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need. There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge.

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Executive leadership -- the big three

Musings on Project Management

Want to be a leader? Think you are a leader? Admire someone who is a leader? These three attributes better be in place, and obvious: Be able to recruit the right people. Recognize talent; get the talent fitted to the task, considering not only experience, but temperament and judgment; toughness and stress tolerance. if you make a boo-boo here, have the strength to relieve the untalented. leadership

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Once your SaaS product hits a certain level of revenue, you'll need to change things up to move past the plateau. One of the ways to do this is to move past your core product and introduce new business streams. If you're strategic about your integrations, you can strengthen your ties to your target market. Join Mandy Howard, Product Manager at ServiceTitan, as she takes you through the three key questions that you need to answer to grow your product with the right partner integrations. Whether you're a start-up, or working on a new product in an enterprise environment, you'll learn how to push through to a new level of growth.

From Technical to Exceptional Book Giveaway

Girl's Guide to PM

Recently I reviewed Andrew Zeitoun’s training course, From Technical to Exceptional. It is about transitioning from a technical expert to a team leader or project manager. I found his course very grounded in reality and I recommend you check out my review. Andrew Zeitoun.

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10 Ways to Earn a Job Promotion

ProjectManager.com

You’ve put in the time, and you’ve done the work. Are you ready for that job promotion? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you what to do to earn it. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – 10 Ways to Earn a Job Promotion.

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Proactive dependency management with agile approaches

Kiron Bondale

When we are managing projects using a predictive delivery approach, dependency identification and tracking is done as part of the BPUF (Big Planning Up Front) exercise using the activities from a work breakdown structure and the collective wisdom of our team members and key stakeholders.

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How To Talk About Projects on Your Project Manager CV

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Talk About Projects on Your Project Manager CV appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Dear DPM DPM Podcast

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Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach.

2019 195

Stage gates and Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Stage gates and Agile? To some, that might sound horrifying! Not exactly! One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does. agile

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Free Blockchain for Dummies eBook download Courtesy of IBM

Brad Egeland

Want to know about Blockchain. what it's all about and is it something you should be concerned with? Should your organization be Blockchain ready and using it strategically in your own business processes and delivery? Download the free Blockchain for Dummies limited edition here courtesy of IBM.

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How Negativity Bias Is Affecting Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Are you the type to dwell on the bad stuff and not acknowledge what’s going well? You might have negativity bias and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, says it can be poison to your project. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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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?

Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

One of the key ways to keep work moving forward is to avoid working on too many things at the same time. Ideally, a person should finish what they’re working on before starting anything else.

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DPM Podcast: Burn Baby Burn (With Lynn Winter)

The Digital Project Manager

Burnout at work is common—if you’re feeling exhausted, isolated, or simply indifferent, get support! Start here with this podcast episode showing how to identify and recover from burnout. The post DPM Podcast: Burn Baby Burn (With Lynn Winter) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

LiquidPlanner

The other night I was watching the pilot of Workin’ Moms , a Canadian sitcom about women who have just returned to work after maternity leave. One of the moms pulls a really jerky move on her first day back, making it seem that her executive assistant had screwed up.

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