December, 2018

2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me.

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How to Become a Senior Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Want to become a senior project manager? First you must know how one differs from a typical project manager. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains and provides you with practical steps to achieve your career goals. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference!

2018 281

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions? Some negative events that you thought might happen has now occurred. And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Overwhelmed?

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The Presentation on Presentations

The Lazy Project Manager

A new book for you and your team: How to become a more confident public speaker the ‘Lazy’ way – Available now on Amazon. Am I a public speaking expert? An interesting thought and hardly one that I could answer myself. I could say, with complete accuracy, that I have (at the time of writing this book) delivered 337 presentations of varying formats to a public audience of varying human formats, interests, locations and languages (to over 60,000 people in actual fact).

2018 183

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?

Using Social Media Networking Sites to find a job

Arras People

When we think of Social Media what comes to mind? Facebook , Twitter , Instagram ? At their inception, they were designed as a way to share personal thoughts and stories, create or find local events.

2018 199

Behavior v Outcome

Musings on Project Management

You have to give Jurgen Appelo high marks for imaginative illustrations that catch the eye and convey the thought. He says this is one of his best illustrations ever; he may be right. He calls it his "celebration grid". I imagine Jurgen will be telling us a lot more about this if it catches on. But what he says about these grid points is the more important take away: “Celebrate. human factors

2018 184

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Common Project Management Styles

ProjectManager.com

What is the project manager’s role and which management styles suit that role best? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you in this short tutorial video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Common Project Management Styles.

2018 272

How to Create a Project Affinity Map

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever conducted a project brainstorming session and found yourself drowning in a cloud of ideas? Not a bad thing, but how can we make sense of the ideas? Well, let's see how to create a project affinity map to sort your ideas.

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5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018

The Digital Project Manager

Surprising revelations about remote meetings, Waterfall, and juggling projects as a freelance PM in 2018, from project management expert Patrice Embry. The post 5 Project Management Lessons Learned from 2018 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

2018 185

Justify yourself!

Kiron Bondale

A project manager asked me this week whether I was aware of any studies which could be used to justify the assignment of a “real” project manager to manage a project as opposed to having this function performed by someone else within a team.

2018 183

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Failure or faults?

Musings on Project Management

Does software fail, or does it just have faults, or neither? Silly questions? Not really. I've heard them for years. Here 's the argument for "software doesn't fail": Software always works the way it is designed to work, even if designed incorrectly. It doesn't wear out, break (unless you count corrupted files), or otherwise not perform exactly as designed. To wit: it never fails Here's. risk Risk Management

2018 170

Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Wife Tiffany Expecting 9th Child

Brad Egeland

by JOSEPH ZUCKER from the Bleacher Report DECEMBER 2, 2018 Note from Brad Egeland - I'm loving this as my wife and I have 11 children! I had no idea that Rivers had that many kids.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe.

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How to Run a Successful Brainstorming Session for Productive Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

Brainstorming is an approach that teams can use to generate many ideas quickly. The goal is to inspire more creative thoughts to generate many ideas quickly and often build from there.

2018 156

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget

The Digital Project Manager

Show your PM some holiday love with these project manager gifts for every budget that can help them stay organized and energized, on and off the job! The post 22 Project Manager Gifts For Every Budget appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

We hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun. But these objectives might be reached via multiple paths so we might not be able to prove causality between our ceremonies and those objectives.

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Polish version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide.

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Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Boost Land Price 12 Times Average Value

Brad Egeland

The small industrial site isn’t much — just a collection of storage containers, semi trucks, boats and other vehicles and items. But with the Raiders building a 65,000-seat football stadium right across the street, the nondescript plot is now lucrative real estate — and if plans come through, it will be a mixed-use entertainment spot.

2018 163

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?

A Quick Guide to Time Blocking

ProjectManager.com

Everyone could use a little more time in their day to focus on what they care about.

2018 231

8 essential skills project managers need to succeed

Backlog

Project managers need to be a bit of an all-rounder. Emotional intelligence? Check. Laser-sharp organization? Double-check. Flexibility that puts Stretch Armstrong to shame? You betcha.

2018 190

DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Starting Project Right (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

2018 144

Mobile Project Management: InLoox Mobile App for iOS and Android

Inloox

Nowadays we can do a lot on just one device - the smartphone - for which we previously needed several devices: watching TV, listening to the radio, sending emails, taking photos and videos, setting your alarm, and so on and so forth.

2018 177

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.

The Problem with Story Points

Leading Agile

For starters, let me just say there’s no problem with story points. Story points are a way of expressing the relative sizes of stories. They can be helpful for short-term planning of software development activities.

2018 111

How to Sell Process Improvement to Executives

Brad Egeland

Maximize your process improvement efforts and engage teams | View Online Change starts at the top, which is why executive support is a must have if you want to maximize process improvement efforts and engage your teams. But sometimes, getting leadership buy-in is a challenge. Arm yourself with practical skills to obtain a genuine and lasting commitment to change from your leadership team.

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

A project isn’t successful just because it has been completed on time and within budget. There is one other factor that is critical to success: quality.

2018 217

How to create a killer project proposal

Backlog

A project proposal is a document that does two things: first, it convinces stakeholders or management to give your project the green light. Secondly, it helps you focus your goals, objectives, and resources, to make sure your project sets off on the right foot.

2018 198

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.

French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide.

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Successful Team Communication and Motivation with Storytelling

Inloox

Flatter, more open hierarchical structures and agile collaboration increasingly determine the daily routine of the project. This means that communication needs to be more and more emotional and motivating. The storytelling method helps you motivate employees and - more importantly - keep them motivated during the often lengthy course of the project. What is storytelling and why do I need it for my project? Storytelling means just that: you tell a story.

2019 136

Hidden Business Rules in Legacy Code

Leading Agile

Large organizations are often hesitant to replace very old legacy applications that have served mission-critical business operations for many years. In fact, they are reluctant to modify the applications at all. Why is that? Before answering that question, let’s answer this one: Who Cares?

2018 92

Cheetah Exam Prep for the PMP Exam

Brad Egeland

In Cheetah’s PMP Exam Prep Class, you start class on Monday and are PMP® certified by Friday. If you’re a busy Project Manager who wants to get things done FAST, we designed this PMP test prep course for you.

2018 155

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.