September, 2020

Project Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. You can also use this template to manage workloads and tasks as changes occur.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

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How To Exploit and Enhance Project Opportunities

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a project manager that focuses primarily on identifying and managing project threats and very little on opportunities. This one-sided mindset can be costly. The best project managers know how to exploit and enhance opportunities. What is a Project Opportunity?

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Consistency: A better way to approach your project business in the ‘new normal’

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor. The Lazy Project Manager. I n the 2020’s can there be any remaining justification for using worksheets to build and store project cost calculations? Sanity check!

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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?

Why You Need Digital Project Management Training in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why You Need Digital Project Management Training in 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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Sample Project Management Flow Chart

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the term before, but what is a flow chart? In project management, a flow chart is a visual aid to understand the methodology you’re using to manage the project. The diagram shows the interdependent and parallel processes over the course of the project’s life cycle.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future?

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3 Ways to Reach Project Decisions

Project Risk Coach

Project managers are faced with numerous decisions. And many times, you need to engage your project team in reaching project decisions. Voting may be used to quickly make a decision. A decision is reached when the largest block of individuals vote for an option is called: A. Majority vote B.

2020 244

6 Steps To Increase Productivity with Team Goals

Project Bliss

A focussed team is a productive team. And, a productive team is the one that gets things done. Working toward common team goals can help. The following is a guest post from Vartika Kashyap. Have you ever come across an instance where your focus seemed to be shifting from the goal itself?

2020 156

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

10 Best Agile Project Management Software [Free & Paid Options]

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Agile Project Management Software [Free & Paid Options] appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools General Tools

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Planning for those project disasters that no one wants to think about

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week about how boards can prepare for unexpected calamities such as pandemics, natural disasters or cyber-attacks.

2020 193

Project Dashboard Template

ProjectManager.com

Monitor project progress with our free project management dashboard template. Track task status, budget and your project progress. A dashboard is an essential project management software tool that provides you with an at-a-glance overview of your project. Download your Excel project dashboard today!

2020 332

Seven Stupid Mistakes Managers Make (and What to Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

Darryl Rosen. This is a guest post on stupid management mistakes by Darryl Rosen, author of Table for Three? Bringing Your Smart Phone to Lunch and 50 Dumb Mistakes Smart Managers Don’t Make! You’re a manager and you glance down at an incoming text while an employee is talking to you.

2020 308

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Reasons You Need Enterprise Agility Consulting

Shami Ahuja

The existing situation with COVID-19 has jolted everyone into realizing that enterprises have to be nimble and have the agility to adjust to sudden changes.

Plan v Objective

Musings on Project Management

"In war [projects] nothing goes according to plan, but always remember your objective" Israeli generalGood advice. And, of course, your objective always is -- or always should be: Apply your resources to maximize their value added while taking the least risk to do so.But our general's admonition begs the question: Is "nothing goes according to plan" the same as there's "no value in planning"? And Bayes estimate planning Project Management Project Value

10 Best Project Management Dashboard Software Of 2020

The Digital Project Manager

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Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions. Unfortunately, just like lopping heads off the Hydra, every time I’d address one myth, a short time later it would re-emerge. Recognizing the futility of trying to permanently suppress fallacies, I stopped responding to such discussions.

2020 139

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

Project Budget Template for Excel

ProjectManager.com

A project budget contains the financial details of your project, including the estimates of all the money you need to layout to lead a successful project, from resources to materials. Monitor project expenses with this Excel budget template.

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The Death of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Bryan Barrow. This is a guest post by Bryan Barrow. After several years we seem, at last, to be over our fixation with zombies. Again. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last time that the zombie movie genre comes around, each time bringing a new generation into its cold, dead clutches.

2020 234

Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

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Training budget for project robots?

Musings on Project Management

Are you busy building your project budget?Are Are you going to include a budget for training your project's working staff? New developer and testing tools; New frameworks; New process and workflow management?If If that's a Yes and Yes, have you thought about this? You may need to train your project robots also. Really?Really! Really! Robots, whether mechanical and real, or virtual, all depend on training data. AI cost management Project Management

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

7 Best Online Invoicing Tools For Digital Agencies

The Digital Project Manager

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2020 170

5 Ways to Improve Your Start-up’s Project Management

LiquidPlanner

The concept of start-ups is a rage, as witnessed in the last few years. People are becoming more risk-friendly and bearing the flags of an entrepreneur.

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How to Calculate Resource Utilization for a Project

ProjectManager.com

Your most important resource when managing a project is your team. They need tools, equipment, materials and more to get the job done, of course. But without people who have the skills and experience to use those tools and materials, your project isn’t going anywhere.

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NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Peter speaking at the APM Rethinking Leadership conference. This is a guest post by Peter Parkes, author of NLP for Project Managers. I recently found myself walking away from a project and used an NLP technique to help identify the root cause of my decision.

2020 293

Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

New Scrum Master email course

Growing Agile

Back by popular demand is the New Scrum Master Email Course. Here are the topics we will cover: What should I be doing all day as a ScrumMaster? How can I make our Scrum meetings valuable? Can I improve the Daily Scrum? How can I be more proactive? Am I learning enough of the right stuff?

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Schedule merge: the biggest hazard of all

Musings on Project Management

Do you understand the risk you are running when two events come to a merging point in your schedule?Here's Here's the situation:There's a series of tasks running along on one path, call it "A"There's another series of tasks, not dependent on "A", running along on path "B"But, all the events set to begin on path "C" can't begin until everything on paths "A" and "B" finish. In effect, the completion of. estimate Risk Management schedule Statistics

2020 163

8 Tips for Estimating Resources in Project Management

MavenLink

Calculating resources in project management is one of the primary skills for a project manager.