October, 2018

What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a programme in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A programme is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits. And in the UK, we really do spell programme like that!

2018 369

10 Terrific Traits of Exceptional Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Think about the project managers you've worked with through the years. Which ones were unusually good? Which ones qualify as exceptional project managers? I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of project managers in my career.

2018 278

Paid Time Off Study – 2018 Statistics & Whitepaper

ProjectManager.com

Paid time off (PTO) policies are central to achieving work-life balance. PTO should be a refuge for people to unplug and re-center, so they can return to work feeling refreshed and productive.

2018 279

How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

The Digital Project Manager

Learn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling

2018 282

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?

How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

LiquidPlanner

All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

2018 262

Getting to Yes: How to Negotiate Using the Harvard Principle

Inloox

Not everyone is born with great negotiation skills, but everyone can learn to negotiate correctly and fairly. The so-called "Harvard principle" can help you overcome conflicts of interest with your negotiating partner and come to a solution with mutual benefits.

2018 304

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Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground. I've seen others that are started and year or so later die a slow painful death. So, how can you build a PMO you can be proud of, one that thrives? Why Are There So Many Troubled PMOs?

2018 234

How to Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Everyone negotiates. When there is more than one person involved, actions are almost always preceded by negotiations, whether that’s with friends, family or coworkers. The question isn’t whether you negotiate, but how well do you negotiate?

2018 267

Because “It’s there” is not a good reason to pursue agility!

Kiron Bondale

I’m seeing increased similarities between online hype surrounding agile and the marketing of weight loss products. Losing weight or being agile are being promoted as the main objective when both of these are just a means to an end.

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Are You Earning Enough Money as a Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

If you aren't PMP certified then I can almost guarantee you that you are not earning enough as a PM. How can I do that? Because I know that on average certified project management professionals (PMPs) earn up to $20,000 more annually.

2018 240

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes)

The Digital Project Manager

Project Managers: Take a look at your job description. Does it say “make reservations, clean. The post A PM Is Not An Admin (Why You Shouldn’t Always Be The One Taking Notes) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development

2018 214

How To Lead Your Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Nick Nuss from VocationCultivation. Nick Nuss. You can’t tell from the picture, but he’s actually an Excel Wizard. There comes a time when you have to step up and lead your manager, or any senior manager in your organisation.

2018 291

5 Reasons to Get Your PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

I recently had a project manager ask me which of the PMI certifications he should pursue. That depends—it depends on your goals as a project manager.

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10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

Conflict is a part of any work environment. It can’t be helped. When you have a group of people working under stress with different personalities, there’s bound to be a few problems.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.

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The Latest Trends in Project Management Discussed

Proofhub

Project management is a growing field. While it isn’t its own degree program yet, courses in project management appear on the curriculum of many different business schools.

2018 312

Joint Idea Development and Brainstorming Meetings with the Catchball Method

Inloox

Brainstorming sessions aren’t only about developing completely new ideas. Often, you already have some existing ideas or at least approaches that you want to develop further. For situations like these, there is a special creativity technique that focuses on the joint development of ideas: The so-called catchball method.

2018 292

Introducing Project Management Rebels (Mentoring Done Differently)

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever thought about where your career is going as a project manager, or why some people seem to be on the fast-track while others struggle to advance their careers?

2018 304

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?

How To Manage Fixed Date Projects

Project Risk Coach

Fixed date projects occur often these days. The project sponsor picks a date and hands you the project. So, what's a project manager to do? How can we manage fixed date projects? First of all, don’t freak out. Some things are unrealistic, but others are not.

2018 230

7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication

ProjectManager.com

Team communication is the bedrock on which productive project management is built. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how you and your team can communicate effectively. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – 7 Secrets for Effective Team Communication.

2018 248

Essentialism is agile

Kiron Bondale

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Project Success: Is On Budget or On Time Enough Anymore?

Arras People

It used to be that project success was based on one or more of three key project success determiners: on budget delivery, on-time delivery, and customer satisfaction (and sometimes quality, but that also factors into customer satisfaction).

Budget 193

The Business Opportunity of Embedded Analytics: New Findings from 500+ Application Teams

Speaker: Josh Martin, Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Embedded analytics has evolved from an afterthought to a necessity. But most companies don’t realize that the features they embed and how they develop have a lasting impact on revenue, customer churn, and competitive differentiation. The state of embedded analytics in 2018 is in flux. Learn from the experiences of 500+ application teams embedding analytics—including which features actually move the needle, how analytics benefits their companies, and what development approach yields the best results.

Delphi Technique In Project Management (How to + Example)

PM Basics

Talked with the client yesterday. He asked me to look into a new technology on iOS called “layers” He wanted to see if we can leverage it. I had no idea what was that. For sure, I could open a developer’s documentation and try to read it. But that is not what a project manager does.

2018 197

Quantum science projects

Musings on Project Management

“God does not play dice with the universe.” ? Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55 “So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.” ? Stephen Hawking Science and engineering projects If you line up with Hawking, Project Management

2018 170

The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.

2018 182

Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

ProjectManager.com

Criticism is everywhere. Who hasn’t heard something like, “That’s not how you make a hamburger,” or, “You lost the game for us with that lousy pitching!” ” But that’s not constructive criticism.

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.

How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It

The Digital Project Manager

We’ve all been there—you’re trying your best to avoid micromanaging your team, but the way. The post How to Manage People Without Them Even Knowing It appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides Leadership & Team Management

2018 177

Project Management Q&A – Interviewers Looking for Free Advice

Arras People

Sometimes when I’m being interviewed for new freelance positions, I can’t help but think the interviewers are looking for free consulting advice based on some of the questions they ask. Any advice on the best way to deal with this situation? I work as a PMO Consultant.

2018 181

How to Use the Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram as an Awesome Problem-Solving Tool

Project Bliss

An easy explanation of how to use this powerful problem-solving tool with a simple fishbone diagram example. Have you ever been faced with a problem you didn’t know how to address? It seemed that there were many contributing factors and you didn’t know where to start?

2018 156

Bad Haircut

Musings on Project Management

The bad haircut What do you say when your colleague comes in with a bad haircut? (*) Jump on it? Criticize it? Threaten abuse? Probably none of the above; probably you ignore it or make some civil remark The bad idea What if the same person comes in with a bad idea? Now what? Probably you can't ignore it, but your commentary can be civil, inquiring, benefit of the doubt and all that (Speak communication human factors

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.