June, 2018

7 Ways To Stay Motivated & Productive During the Summer At Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Once the weather starts to change and temperatures start to heat up, project managers from all industries start to have something in common: it’s hard to stay motivated on your project when you’d rather be outside! I am not an ‘outside’ person.

2018 281

10 Ways to Cope with a Lazy Coworker

ProjectManager.com

Lazy coworkers — there’s at least one in every office. They’re the ones who come in late, take a long lunch and leave early. They always have an excuse to explain their behavior and can even be apologetic. But what good is saying sorry if the actions remain the same?

2018 272

10 Ways to Become a Better Project Manager

Project Risk Coach

Are you a better project manager today than you were a year ago? In what ways do you want to grow in the next year? Schedule management. Cost management. Requirements management. Leadership.

2018 232

6 SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Must Try

Brad Egeland

In the digital era we are in today, competition is the fuel that drives most businesses and individuals to give their best, with the knowledge that people are presented with different options to choose from.

2018 197

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 Ask for a Raise (and Get One)

ProjectManager.com

With an ever expanding global workforce and a recent emphasis on bigger checks for upper management, raises for reliable employees can be hard to come by, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t getting them. They’re just not handed out as freely.

2018 207

How To Improve Schedule Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever had an executive ask how long a project will take before the project started? Yeah, I've been there too. When asked, PAUSE. Be careful about how you respond. Because your credibility is at hand.

Better Projects Better Business

Brad Egeland

Review the Research On How Better Projects Lead to Better Business. Review Cheetah Learning's research on how doing better at projects in various sectors of an operation can improve an organization's overall performance and provide a significant competitive advantage.

2018 184

Knowing Your Effort Budget

The Clever PM

It’s amazing to me how often I talk with someone about a project they’re working on, and when asked “what’s your budget on this” they just look at me with a blank look. Let’s be real for a minute — everything we do in product design, development, and management has limits. We have limited resources. […]. Product Management Backlog Definitions Do's Good PM Leadership Planning

Budget 192

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. They are not just. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Girl's Guide to PM

On 13 June 2018 I went to the PMO Conference in London. It’s one of the few conferences that is specifically focused on PMO practices, process, tools and people. I don’t think of myself as really a PMO person so I wasn’t sure what I would get out of it.

2018 220

"Off the cuff" is a better style

Musings on Project Management

Every project manager speaks to groups in public. it goes with the territory. But, what happens if someone drops in unexpectedly and an off the cuff briefing or speech or speaking opportunity portends? If this is not your strong suit, here's some worthy advice from John Coleman writing at the hbr.org network blog: Define a structure: The pressure of extemporaneous remarks comes from. Project Management

2018 188

Do This Each Day to Keep Your Projects Moving Forward

Project Bliss

If you’re managing multiple projects at once, it can be easy to give all your attention to the most difficult projects. It’s easy to stay focused on the riskiest, or the one with the loudest customer, or the most complex.

2018 175

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Suicide is Never the Right Answer - Talk to Someone - 1-800-273-TALK

Brad Egeland

With the high profile deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain to suicide this week and seeing that yesterday was the anniversary of the death of one of my favorite musicians - Bob Welch - to suicide. someone I had personally corresponded with a few times.

2018 184

User Stories Aren’t Enough

The Clever PM

It’s commonly accepted nowadays that we use user stories or some variation on them to communicate our “product requirements” to development teams (job stories, jobs to be done, scenarios, etc). And while this is certainly an improvement over some of the bad, old Big Up-Front Requirements (BUFR) methods that were used many moons ago, they’re […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Development Planning PM Problem Solving Scrum Uncertainty User Stories

2018 159

DPM Podcast: Project Manager Responsibilities (With Patrice Embry)

The Digital Project Manager

Are you an average project manager or one that's destined for greatness? The difference is not so much about what you do, it's all about how you do it. Ben Aston talks to Patrice Embry to discuss how we can take those everyday responsibilities of a project manager and do them better.

2018 179

How To Create A Meeting Agenda That Actually Works [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

Courtesy of: The Business Backer. Save time getting your meetings set up properly with this pack of project meetings templates. Download your pack here. The post How To Create A Meeting Agenda That Actually Works [Infographic] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

2018 215

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.

IR35 in the Private Sector Back on the Agenda

Arras People

Project management contractors and those looking to move into this rewarding space are hopefully aware that the Off-Payroll working (in the Private sector) consultation has finally commenced.

2018 181

Leadership the Admiral's way

Musings on Project Management

Nearly 10 years on, it doesn't get old -- or obsolete: In the November 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review, there is an interview with Admiral Thad Allen, the retired Coast Guard commandant and the former "National Incident Commander" for the Gulf oil spill of 2010. Entitled "You have to lead from everywhere", it's a good read for those interested in how an experienced manager with a leadership

How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college. By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University.

2018 178

Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

Project Bliss

If you’re an entrepreneur or consultant who feels overwhelmed and wants to have more control over your work, project management can be a big help to your startup or consulting work. “But isn’t that just more work to do?” ” you ask. Not necessarily.

2018 170

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.

Have courage!

Kiron Bondale

When we think of the characteristics of a good team player, we tend to come up with attributes such as demonstrating selflessness, possessing empathy, or being a good communicator.

2018 167

Does Big Business Care about Sustainability?

Green Project Management

Does big business care about sustainability and social responsibility? I often ask attendees to my courses and presentations this question. In general, the response is a strong negative: “NO big business couldn’t care less about sustainability or social responsibility!”

What is an EPMO? The organizational key to project success

Moira Alexander

One of the most common reasons for project failure is the misalignment between project goals and business strategy. Organizations that establish an enterprise project management office (EPMO), with the goal of aligning projects and strategy, suffer 33 percent fewer project failures, according to the Project Management Institute’s “ Pulse of the Profession 2017: Success Rates Rise.”

2018 162

Agile and Plan-Do-Check-Act

Musings on Project Management

This is not as stuffy as it sounds: Plan-Do Check-Act -- Plan-do-check-act (PDCA) envisions planning--just enough, and gasp! perhaps an estimate as well--for what is to be done, then doing it—that is the plan-do. Next, measure results—measuring is the. check activity (did someone say: accountability?)—and and Then act on the measurement results. To act in the. PDCA sense means to reflect upon. agile planning Quality

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.

Project Negotiations - Exciting or Scary?

Brad Egeland

When you hear the word "Negotiations" - does it excite you or concern you? You're serious about being a successful Project Manager, so let Cheetah Learning help you to upgrade your PM Skills. Start negotiating!

2018 156

Burnout Syndrome: Working Too Much Evidentially Makes You Sick!

Inloox

If employees suffer from burnout syndrome, they are not to be blamed for it. In most cases, too much stress is the reason - often resulting from a weak corporate culture. Employees are under too much pressure from their bosses and are given too many tasks to fulfill on a single day. Sometimes they will become too ambitious because they feel like they are competing with their colleagues and want to be better than everyone else at all times.

2018 131

Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation.

2018 156

The Rise of AI Powered Machines in the World of Project Management

Taskque

As you climb the steps of early developmental stages in life, how many times were you shown a picture of a cat or you literally encountered one, only to realize that the thing lurking around the edge of your balcony is nothing more but a cat?

2018 98

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.