July, 2017

Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project?

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve been working in project management for quite a long time (I’m not going to give exact figures here, but I’ve been around since the. The post Agile vs Waterfall. What Should You Use For Your Project? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle. A few random thoughts inspired by this Rorschach test of product management concepts from sunk cost fallacy to intentionality. Hanlon’s Razor.

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The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com. We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Without it, you’re managing a mess. And there’s one thing I’ve learned in training many thousands of project managers.

5 Best Practices for Managing Incoming Work Requests


Processing, prioritizing, and tracking incoming work requests takes a lot of effort, especially when they’re coming at you from so many channels: emails, meetings, instant messages, informal conversations, and more.

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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Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Discover the Power of Project Procurement Management As we initiate our projects, we may find that our organization lacks the skills and knowledge to create the project deliverables and meet the project objectives. In other cases, we may need products outside of our organization.

How To Avoid The 4 Sins of Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever been in a meeting where one person dominated the conversation? I have. The person I’m thinking of was a senior manager. Very well respected and a lovely guy. But he hadn’t done a hands-on frontline job with customers for quite some time. The meeting was to discuss processes.

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6 questions a junior project manager should ask

Fix my Project Chaos

To celebrate the launch of our new eCourse, we’re releasing a brilliant new podcast or article each week which focuses on stakeholder management. Tune in each week for the next FREE instalment (view all previous Podcasts in the series here).

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5 Common Project Reporting Mistakes to Avoid

Arras People

A report is described as a document with key information covering a specific time period, and communicated in oral or written form. Or, more commonly, the bane of every project manager’s life!

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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.

How to Work and Travel? Top 5 Tips for Digital Nomads!


Working remotely makes us more flexible than the people who are spending their working hours in the office. As soon as there is an opportunity for an expedition, remote workers do not have to go out at least a month in advance. They just pack their computer and mobile devices and they’re done!

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How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide

The Digital Project Manager

What went wrong for project planning, and is it still useful for project management? We tackle the tricky question, ‘does a good project plan matter?', share a handy project plan checklist infographic and give you a step by step guide to creating a project plan complete with a website redesign project plan template. The post How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

Three Leadership Tips from Jack Sparow

Herding Cats

Captain Jack Sparrow, started as a supporting character to Orlando Bloom’s Wil Turner. He then outshone the ostensible hero and became an archetype unto himself. Here are three Leadership Tips from an INCOSE presentation "We Need More Jack Sparrow, Savvy?

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Pam Shergill

Girl's Guide to PM

In this installation of the occasional series of Inspiring Women in Project Management, I’m interviewing Pam Shergill, Director of PS Management Consultancy.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Increase Productivity With These 11 Tested Hacks


Increasing productivity seems straightforward: encourage communication, define team roles, determine adequate processes, delegate tasks accordingly, and motivate your employees through financial incentives and training. Easy, right? Except, that doesn’t really work in real life. It turns out, everyone is already aware WHAT should be done. The question is: HOW? We asked small business owners, CEOs, and HR managers to share with us actionable tips and tricks they use to increase productivity.

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

As a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle? The great thing about this portion of the triangle is that the world really is your oyster. Strategic and business management skills are all about you being ‘a success in business’ so you can think about any kind of development that will help you to achieve that.

10 Questions: Suzanne Abate

The Clever PM

One of the benefits of teaching with General Assembly has been to build my network of talented, knowledgeable, and experienced Product Managers, not just in the Seattle area, but around the country and the world. One of my more recent connections was with Suzanne Abate, an LA-based product management coach who caught my eye with […]. Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM

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Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage


Both the market and business industry are putting more pressure on organizations in terms of visibility and improvement. Organizations are struggling to make relevant and maintain the reputation that they have been safeguarding for the past years. It’s a jungle out there and everyone is bent on surviving. Putting more work for company growth isn’t always that favorable.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Leankor CEO selected to participate in Startupfest 2017


Leankor CEO selected to participate in Startupfest 2017. Leankor is excited to announce that CEO Emilio Bernabei has been selected to represent Calgary entrepreneurs and accompany a delegation of the city’s tech industry leaders to one of Canada’s largest tech conferences: Startupfest 2017.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Henrique Moura’s PMP® study guide is simply called PMP: Project Management Professional Exam. Part of the McGraw-Hill Education series, it’s a complete guide to preparing for the exam.

Preventing Kickbacks to Those with the Power to Purchase

Project Risk Coach

Some vendors exploit the weaknesses of your employees This is a guest post by my twin brother Charles. He is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a partner in the firm McNair, McLemore, and Middlebrooks & Co. Charles lives in Macon, Georgia, with his wife Kelley.

Use This 4 Simple Tricks To Become More Productive!


This blogging week would not be complete without some tips concerning productivity! Recently, we are posting a lot of stuff that helps one master his or her time management and organizational skills. Some of those you will find in our Related Posts section.

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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.

Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

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Low-Stress Ways to Keep Your Remote Team on Track


Chances are, you’re reading this at work, but you’re not in the office. You may be on your way to a meeting, and you’re catching up with your favorite websites on the journey. Or you’re stuck at an airport. Or waiting in a coffee shop. Or you might be working, but not actually in the office.

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Why Johnny Still Cannot Estimate

Herding Cats

He doesn't know how - He doesn't understand how estimates fit into the process of business and managerial finance of product or service development. He looks for existing examples and just sees bad examples. . He doesn't understand why estimates are needed - He doesn't understand the impact on the business for not knowing how long, how much, and what will be produced for the time and money.

When Elizabeth Met Colin [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, When Elizabeth Met Colin [Video] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. In this interview I talk to Colin D. Ellis, author of The Project Rots from the Head (which you can get here ) about the changing face of project management leadership.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Shuffle up and deal with qualitative risk analysis!

Kiron Bondale

While it is frequently used by agile teams to size work items (e.g. user stories), planning poker can also be used to facilitate other types of decision making so why not use it for qualitative risk analysis?

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Are You Tired of Missing Big Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

I have had the privilege of managing two PMOs, both composed of several project managers. It was always interesting to watch—the best project managers were the ones who had a habit of identifying risks, both threats and opportunities.

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The 7 best project management mobile apps

Moira Alexander

Project managers’ impressive capabilities can be significantly bolstered with top-notch project management tools. Within today’s realm of project management responsibilities and demands, mobility is no longer a “nice-to-have” option — it’s a necessity. With that in mind, we’ve waded through the sea of project management solutions to short-list the top picks for mobile devices, taking that daunting task off your hands.

What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast


Picture an avid outdoor enthusiast. It’s likely you’re thinking of flannel, heavy boots, backpacks stuffed to the brim, and an SUV with a giant roof rack. With their sense of adventure, they’re prepared for anything and are experts at planning ahead.

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.