June, 2017

How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job

The Digital Project Manager

Starting a new project management gig is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. You’ve found a project management job, nailed the interview, and done the. The post How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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10 Must-Haves for Creative Project Management Software


Marketing agency VOCO Creative was struggling to communicate effectively with clients and internal team members using email as their primary tool. They had two locations and numerous clients spread out across cities.

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Get Everyone on the Same Page with A Project Kick-off Meeting

Arras People

Sometimes projects don’t go through an organised sequence of planning and execution and before you know it team members and stakeholders have varying levels of understanding about the purpose and scope of the project.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

No matter the size of the project. No matter the project domain. No matter the engineering processes used to produce the outcomes from the project. There are Five Immutable Principles of project success. These principles are Immutable because they are universally applicable.

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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Project Management Basics: 6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan


When it comes to planning your very first project , you may not know exactly where to begin. How do you accurately predict how long tasks will take? How do you translate stakeholder expectations into concrete deliverables? What if something goes wrong?

9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. I was accustomed to meetings with in-depth communication. So at first, the act of the team standing around giving brief answers felt stilted and strange to us – or maybe it was just me.


The Economics of Decision Making on Software Projects

Herding Cats

The classic paper “ Software Engineering Economics,” Barry Boehm, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering , Vol SE-10(1), 1984, pp.

5 Deadly Cons Of Remote Working and How To Prevent Them!


Most of the people think that remote working means spending a happy time at home and peeking at the computer from time to time only. But believe me, this way of thinking is illusory and not as idyllic as it seems.

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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.

7 Hidden Dangers Of Project Management (Why Even Well-Planned Projects Sometimes Fail)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m pleased to be bringing you this post today, written by Maja Mrsic and sponsored by Active Collab. Despite your efforts to clearly define the scope, time and resources necessary to successfully complete the projects, things simply don’t always go according to plan.

The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve faced my fair share of conflict as a project manager: repeatedly having to tell a difficult client ‘no’ on wildly out-of-scope requests, or dealing. The post The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?


Program manager vs. project manager — to understand how these two similar roles differ, you must first know the difference between programs and projects. When a large project is made up of several other projects that are dependent on each other, it becomes something bigger — a program.

3 Easy Agile Practices Your Team Can Start Today

Project Bliss

Photo credit rawpixel.com. You’ve heard your friends sing the praises of Agile. Your project manager buddies are becoming scrum masters. You hear how great it is. All the cool kids are doing it and you’re a bit jealous. You’re feeling left out. You want to see what all the fuss is about.


Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Five Immutable Principles of Project Success and Estimating

Herding Cats

There are Five Immutable Principles of Project Success. Each question requires an answer with sufficient confidence to make decisions about spending other people's money, that increases the probability of project success.

Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong


Getting started with a construction project is always challenging. It is a thin line between success and disaster. There is a number of parameters that you should think about and an efficient management of the risk is surely necessary.

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

The pop-culture concept of a silver bullet – a simple solution to a hard problem – is a dangerous idea. It can be used to over-promise, and doom a team to under-delivery.

Five Simple Tips for Improving Tone in Written Communication

The Digital Project Manager

A few years ago, I was asked to transition in as Project Manager for Phase II of a large redesign project. For a bit of. The post Five Simple Tips for Improving Tone in Written Communication appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

5 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

Girl's Guide to PM

So where can you start when you want to work smarter? Here are 5 ways that you can flex how you work to be more productive and fit your lifestyle more effectively. No related posts. Hints Networking Time management Women This article contains affiliate links

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Why “Scrumbut” Shouldn’t Be a Bad Word

The Clever PM

There’s a term that gets floated around the Agile world by what I like to call the “textbook Scrummers” that really bugs the crap out of me, so much that I decided to write an article about the concept, and why I think it’s a wrong-headed, anti-agile concept. The concept is known as “ScrumBut”, and […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Learning Scrum

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Sustainable Development Goal 14. “Life Under Water and Project Management”

Green Project Management

This installment in our series on the SDGs focuses on #14 of 17, conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, “Life Underwater” This SDG has seven targets which you can read in detail.

Online Certification in Construction Management Program – Is It Worth It?


Is a certification necessary to get into construction management ? Well, it’s not, but its importance is steadily growing. Just like field experience isn’t considered a must have, but it can still make quite an impact when it comes to the job opportunities available to you.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

Getting Results – The Bottom Line of Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Some portfolio, program, and project managers make a big fuss over risk management. And others use lots of acronyms and big words to impress people. But at the end of the day, all that really matters is getting results. For eighteen years, I worked for a property and casualty insurance company.

5 Rules To Help You Maintain Better Control Over Your Time!


In the past few months, we were posting some articles dedicated to those, who wanted to improve their time management skills. We helped you establish what is your approach to time (the past, present or future), we discussed the tricks that may help one better organize his or her time.

Rest More and Do Less to Improve Your Productivity

Brad Egeland

Improve your productivity by resting more and doing less. This article reviews productivity challenges, the habits of famously productive individuals, and practical improvements to your daily routine. Read the full article

2017 18

Decisions Without Estimates?

Herding Cats

There is a posted question at an agile conference. Can you make a decision without an estimate? Like many discussions in the domain of agile, the statement is made without any evidence that it is true, nor can even be true in principle. This type of fallacy is common. . First a principle.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Project Management Training – Cheap or Value?

Arras People

In this article, SPOCE Project Management, the training providers for a huge portfolio of project management training approaches highlight the problem with taking up the cheaper training options available in the market today. Saving money. It makes every one of us happy.

How project management can improve your business

The Lazy Project Manager

. We all know that effective project management is a key contributor to a project’s success. Still, we often forget to think about the bigger consequences that project management can have on the rest of business.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Changes in project risks are inevitable. As a project progresses, the probability and impact of current risks change, new risks emerge, and residual risks may increase or decrease. How can project managers optimize their risk responses and get the results they are looking for?

What Are The Pros and Cons of Time Tracking?


We tend to write a lot about time tracking on our blog.


Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.