June, 2020

15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management software tools are essential to manage projects efficiently. But they aren’t the answer to everything. In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. Most of what I use isn’t software-driven.

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Tips for Project Managers: How to Lead Your Project Team Through a Crisis

Inloox

In many cases project managers find themselves in critical or uncertain situations, as every project has some unknown factors that have to be taken into account.

2020 130

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How to Effectively Engage With Multiple Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

“Dear Elizabeth: I work with a difficult stakeholder population – there are a lot of them. My project has over a thousand people affected by the change my project is delivering, in multiple geographic locations.

2020 97

Float in Project Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Projects are made up of a large number of tasks, and keeping track of those tasks is a primary role of a project manager. Sometimes, the tasks in a project all run smoothly and independently of each other, and there are no complexities.

2020 300

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?

All hands abandon plans!

Kiron Bondale

Articles have been written about the importance of doing just enough planning to develop confidence in what we are proposing to do as well as the perils of either too much or too little planning.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Charlie Davidson. Charlie Davidson. Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area.

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Don’t ignore appetite when it comes to risk response!

Kiron Bondale

I’ll admit to being hyperbolic with the title of this article, but a question posed today in one of the project management LinkedIn discussion groups managed to sidetrack what I was intending to write about this week. The author asked what needs to be considered when planning risk responses.

2020 181

What Is Microsoft Project Management Software? (Guide To MS Project & MS Teams)

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is Microsoft Project Management Software? Guide To MS Project & MS Teams) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Marketing Project Management Software Tools

2020 182

The 12 Agile Principles. Part One.

Growing Agile

Much is said and written about the Agile Manifesto that if I were to write about it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be anything that hasn’t been said before.

2020 114

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

4 Must-Have Features for a Kanban Tool

ProjectManager.com

There are many kanban tools on the market today, and they all have different feature sets. There are simple drag-and-drop tools for organizing to-do lists, planning systems for agile teams and hybrid tools for robust project management.

2020 254

How to Ace Your Virtual Project Management Interviews

Arras People

With the world of remote working now the “new normal” for many of us who were used to working in offices; it feels like an age ago since we were able to work face to face with our colleagues, hang out around the water cooler or drop by a colleagues desk for a catch-up.

2020 288

How to Identify and Hire a Strong Project Manager

MPUG

Hiring a new project manager can be stressful and time-consuming. Most employers are looking for the perfect mix of ability and skills, and for someone with a personality that fits with the team’s culture.

2020 81

4 Key Indicators your PMO Maturity is Lagging

Keyedin

PMO maturity has become a prominent focus for organizations that want to transform the way they approach project management (PM), manage operational processes and enhance overall business growth and development.

2020 78

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann. Are you biased as a project manager? You might be surprised! In this article we’ll talk about the different types of bias in project management. Roland Hoffman. A project manager is the linchpin of a successful project.

2020 299

PM Candidates: 5 Legitimate Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Brad Egeland

Are you a candidate for a new project management position in your organization or at another company and you are preparing for the interview? If so, there are some strategies that can help you. One, is to ask a few pointed questions to get detailed information about the PM infrastructure.

2020 129

7 Tips for a Smooth Virtual Meeting

ProjectManager.com

Virtual meetings are commonplace in our digitally connected world. Whether they are used to connect teams from different countries, or to bring employees who work from home together for a conference call, virtual meetings can be crucial to a company’s success.

2020 312

7 Ways to Improve Project Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Why do so many projects come in late and over budget? Poor estimates are often a major factor in these projects. So, let's look at 7 ways to improve project estimates. Define the project work One of the top reasons for poor estimates is poor project definition.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

“Organize Around Products/Services” is a great addition to the Disciplined Agile principles

Kiron Bondale

The Disciplined Agile (DA) principles were recently refactored and as part of this refactoring, a principle was added: “Organize Around Products/Services” While it is just one of the eight principles, this new one aligns very well with lean thinking.

2020 218

IR35 in the private sector – Update

Arras People

Whilst many contractors celebrated the decision postpone the implementation of IR35 Off-Payroll Working changes earlier in the year; the legislation is slowly creeping through the Houses of Parliament as part of the Finance Bill, ready for implementation in April 2021.

2020 253

10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

2020 251

Why I Wrote The Book Metagility: Managing Agile Development For Competitive Advantage

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why I Wrote The Book Metagility: Managing Agile Development For Competitive Advantage appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

2020 192

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.

If the Shu fits?

Growing Agile

Blogging doesn’t come naturally for me, I find it hard to find topics to write about that I think other people will find interesting. Why would anyone read something I wrote? Imposter Syndrome hits us all in different ways I guess.

2020 156

Reset, Refocus: 2 Concepts and 8 Tips for Making Progress During the Pandemic

Leading Answers

It is a dilemma. We need to move forward. Not just to make progress on projects, but also to give people something else to focus on beyond the tragedy and fear filling the news. At the same time, we need to be sensitive to how people have been impacted. We need to demonstrate support and empathy.

2020 95

Does your Product Owner have a high OQ?

Kiron Bondale

An article from Harvard Business Review reminded me that becoming an effective Product Owner (PO) requires a lot more than interpersonal skills, empowerment, capacity and even product knowledge.

2020 196

Getting Ahead of the Competition: Learning Lessons from 2008

Arras People

The economic impact of Coronavirus in the UK (and around the world) has so far been huge, with some comparing the situation to the “Great Recession” of 2008.

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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.

4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done. However, stakeholder management is a very narrow way of looking at how we work with people on projects to achieve a common goal.

2020 304

AMA: Agile Is Working With My Clients (With Ben Novack)

The Digital Project Manager

This content is exclusive to DPM Pro Members! DPM Pro Members get: Instant access to. The post AMA: Agile Is Working With My Clients (With Ben Novack) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Members Only Workshops

2020 167

Value system as a business doctrine

Musings on Project Management

Consider, if you will, this value system arranged as a Belief and an Operating Principle, adapted from "Maximizing Project Value" Chapter 1 (one of my books): Quality is free: We value doing the right job (value adding) in the right way (training and skill development) the first time (correct systemic errors). There is no substitute for ethical, honest, and transparent transactions: As. Project Value

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