November, 2017

Your Cheerleader, Your Sister, Your Confidante: Welcome to Dear DPM

The Digital Project Manager

As Digital Project Managers we are strong, caring and confident folks handling everyone else’s issues all day long. It seems that often times we’re the first to know of a co-workers divorce, their new gig, or mistake. Usually – we’re put in a position to solve everyone else’s issues but our own.

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The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

In this guest post, Simplilearn , a global training provider (who are also part of the Arras People training directory), give us an overview of which certifications are the most popular in the UK today. Project managers are in high demand throughout the world. The UK is no different.

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7 Awesome Meeting Habits That Will Make You Money

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Awesome Meeting Habits That Will Make You Money , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is a guest article from Gord Sheppard. Let’s face it, most of us deal with unproductive meetings every day.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. That may be for small de minimus work efforts. But those same voices conjecturing people come first - always! fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. .

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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The Impact of IR35 in the Project Management Domain

Arras People

5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Visual project management is simply using graphics, pictures, graphs and charts to display project information.

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7 Actions to Take When Joining a Project Underway

LiquidPlanner

Many of us dream of becoming the director for a major program with numerous projects, a staff, and an opportunity to create something from nothing.

Is Kanban Right for Your Organization?

Brad Egeland

Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team.

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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.

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

The Clever PM

The concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PM

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DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? (with Colin Ellis)

The Digital Project Manager

Beyond managing projects, how can we use our emotional intelligence to be project leaders? Ben Aston talks to Colin Ellis, author of The Conscious Project Leader to discuss building a positive project culture and leading our projects so that our teams are engaged and motivated to succeed. The post DPM Podcast: Are You Leading Your Projects – Or Just Managing Them? with Colin Ellis) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

I recently held a project management careers clinic with someone who was wanting to get into a project management role. They were looking to get into an entry-level position – something like a Project Co-ordinator, Project Support, PMO or an Assistant Project Manager.

Strategy-Execution Gaps

Troubled and Failing Project

The statistics on strategy execution are dismal: 59% of middle managers fail at resolving conflicts in corporate strategy. 45% of middle managers cannot name one of the top five corporate goals. 64% of cross department/functional issues are poorly resolved.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

43 Learning Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

We’re entering that slow time of year for businesses. Unless you work in the retail or hospitality industries, November and December usually bring a quiet calm to the office. Clients go on vacation. Emails go from a torrent to a trickle. Desks are cleaned and reorganized.

Project management salaries: Talent gap reveals long-term growth

Moira Alexander

Organizations are increasingly relying on project management professionals to implement strategic initiatives, drive change and deliver on innovation. And whole industries just now realizing the value of project management are expected to spur a boom in demand for project management skills in the coming decade, according to the a recent report from the Project Management Institute.

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How to get out of your comfort zone – and get your employees out of there immediately

Runrun.it

Do you often feel that you’re performing your tasks by rote, without thinking about them or questioning precisely what it is you are doing? Are you afraid to take a step outside of your routine, even if it could lead to exciting developments in your career? These are characteristics of people who are stuck in […]. The post How to get out of your comfort zone – and get your employees out of there immediately appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

Independent Cost Estimating (ICE)

Herding Cats

There is a notion floating around that . Unless you have skin in the game your estimate for the work can't be credible. Let's look at the potential for such an approach in light of the credibility of an estimate. First a definition.

Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning. What’s the topic du jour?

Organizing Web Design Workflow with ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab

Hi, I am Nirav Dave , CTO & Co-founder of Capsicum Mediaworks , a WordPress services agency in India.

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Episode 99: Introduction to new series with Cesar Abeid and Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

The PM for the Masses podcast is back! If you have been missing the show, miss it no more! We are kicking off this new season of the PM for the Masses podcast with a great series of conversations with my friend Traci Duez. Have you ever asked yourself “what was I thinking” or “why […] The PM for the Masses podcast is back! If you have been missing the show, miss it no more!

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How To Work Smarter, Not Harder?

TimeCamp

What Does It Mean To Work Smarter? More doesn’t always mean better. And it applies also to work. It does not matter where you work, whether you are a remote worker or an employee working from 9 to 5. Struggling with productivity is a common matter in any kind of job.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

The future is CAPM (and I DON’T mean PMI’s designation!)

Kiron Bondale

Many professions are starting to face the threats and opportunities created by machine learning. For those who view the glass as being half-empty, a very real threat is that jobs which can be automated and performed more efficiently will diminish over time.

Behavioural Economics, Estimating, and Decision Making in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

In this guest blog, Esther from Planview talks about a new whitepaper focused on resource management in VUCA environments – digital transformation. Like it or not, we are surrounded by a world of digital transformation.

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Most project sponsors regularly make this mistake

Ron Rosenhead

Not briefing their project managers effectively enough. How do I know? Project managers regularly tell me this is so and the stories they tell supports this. Take this comment from a recent project management course about a case study briefing. This is much longer than a briefing note I would normally get from my manager or sponsor.”. These are words I have heard quite a number of times and he was referring to a case study which we use throughout the project management programme.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Plans without resource control

Musings on Project Management

I've been involved in a frustrating project for a while now: My sponsor only understands fixed scope, price, and schedule All my resources work for 3rd parties The 3rd parties' interests only partially align with my sponsor's interests My sponsor can make no commitments of resources since the sponsor "owns" no resources My sponsor keeps asking for a project plan -- mostly, a project schedule Project Management

How To Successfully Find A Needle In A Haystack, Or The Pros And Cons Of Outsourcing

TimeCamp

Running a company nowadays is like a dash through a minefield, namely, it can kill you. Metaphorically of course. There is a bewildering number of issues that need to be taken a good care of. From budget planning to recruitment of new staff.

October Product Update: A Faster Way to Add New Work

LiquidPlanner

This month, we’re excited to introduce two new features that will make it easier to add work and focus on what’s important in LiquidPlanner. Add Plan Items Faster with New Forms. You now have a faster, more efficient way to add new plan items, like tasks or projects, to LiquidPlanner.

Thought for the Day

Herding Cats

Carl Popper, in The Open Society and Its Enemies , speak to a paradox of tolerance and intolerance. Less well known is the paradox of tolerance: Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.

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.