Sat.Feb 17, 2018 - Fri.Feb 23, 2018

The PMO Conference 2018

Arras People

The PMO Conference is back in June this year, now in its fourth year, it’s THE conference for people who work, manage and lead PMO functions. The conference takes place on the 13th June in London and the full programme plus a new set of PMO Classes make up a three-day PMO fest.

How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

. When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. “Where did you hear that, honey?” ” “At school, Mommy. Our teacher told us.”

RBS is one more technique for your estimation tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

Project managers need to be comfortable with different estimation techniques. Foundational project management courses will teach you about analogous, bottom-up, parametric and three-point estimating.

Free Organisational Chart Template

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Free Organisational Chart Template , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This month’s freebie is an organisational chart template created with PowerPoint’s SmartArt tool and another sample organisational chart created from scratch, also in PowerPoint.

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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Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects


Estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Accurate project estimates help identify cost and schedule requirements with relative precision, and reduce the risk of running out of time, resources, and budget during a project.

What is CPM (Critical Path Method)? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Critical Path Method (CPM) is one of the core planning and control methodologies that project managers use. So, what is the Critical Path Method? So, what is the Critical Path Method? And what is Critical Path Analysis (CPA)? Dr Mike Clayton is founder of Online PM

5 Highly Effective Tips for Remote Workers


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Customer spotlight – Why Wunderman Colombia allocate projects with Resource Guru

Resource Guru

“I couldn’t imagine us working without it”– Julian Mercado. Wunderman is a leading digital agency with over 175 offices in 60 countries.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Your Guide to Accurate Project Estimate Projects


Estimation is an invaluable tool for anticipating and managing project uncertainties. Accurate project estimates help identify cost and schedule requirements with relative precision, and reduce the risk of running out of time, resources, and budget during a project.

Book Review: “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project”

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland recently completed his 15th Project Management eBook titled “A Real World Project Manager's Guide to the Successful Project.” ” Other than maybe switching some words around in the title and shortening it, Mr. Egeland seems to have hit it spot on.

Stay on Top of Your Work With Kevin Eikenberry! [PODCAST EPISODE #10]


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12 Kanban Board Examples for Beginners

Paymo App

Kanban boards are visual task organization tools that can help you manage and oversee your project’s development faster and more accurately. You can move tasks (placed on cards) from one column to another with a drag-and-drop action until they are completed.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Analysis is an exercise in judgement under conditions of uncertainty, and the errors in judgment we make, singly, or in groupd, in a day, or through life, are countless.

Celebrating Project Success: 5 Things You Can Do


One of the by-products of being an engineer, a project manager, and having served over two decades in the military is that I tend to focus on what’s going wrong, or could go wrong, on a project instead of acknowledging project success.

8 Effective Ways to Get Customer Feedback


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How Automatic Time Tracking Can Help with Project Management

Paymo App

Last updated: February 2018. We all know that putting in the effort to be more organized pays up in the end. But it’s a serious hassle. Especially when it comes to time tracking. As a project manager or business owner, you want your team to work without interruptions and distractions.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers. Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Join Product Management expert Cait Porte as she covers how to sell your ideas internally by leveraging data to drive decision making.

The Open Mindedness and Logical Fallacy

Herding Cats

Every once in awhile a reasonably intelligent No Estimates advocate shows up in a Twitter discussion.

The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

I fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management. These individuals are too concerned with checking boxes and making the risk management processes overly complex. Let’s look at some common mistakes and how to overcome them.

What Is Fear-Setting?


A traditional business approach based on the “goal-setting” principle assumes setting steps which we have. Uncategorized fear-setting goal-setting project management setting fears setting goals

How Coaching Skills will Make You a Better Project Leader

Online PM Courses

Coaching is more than just a flavor-of-the-month management fad. It’s a helpful approach to getting better performance from colleagues, and supporting their long-term professional development. Coaching is therefore a valuable skill for project leaders.

Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead? Join Johanna as she discusses the measures that are actually useful in understanding what your team does, where the work is, and how long the work really takes - and in addition, we’ll examine what it takes to explain the team’s progress to others in terms of the product backlog burnup chart, ways to talk about what’s done and not yet released, and how to show others working product.

PRINCE2 Principles: Manage by exception

Project Health Check

We’ve all been there, a manager taking far too much interest in our every action at work, micro managing our day to day lives. We may have even fallen accidentally into this trap ourselves, spending far too much time in the detail.

Back Again

The Tao of Project Management

Well it seems like a long time since my last post but here I am back again. The Project As part of my succession planning, I've started working with an old friend and colleague Graham Moore on the next edition of Effective Project Management in easy steps. I did the same thing with my son David Morris on Agile Project Management and I plan to do the same on each of my books as they come up for a new edition, sharing royalties for that edition, then handing it over completely after that.

6 Simple Ways to Stop Wasting Your Time at Work


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C.R.A.C.K. customers

Musings on Project Management

Barry Boehm on the C.R.A.C.K. Customer Dr. Barry Boehm, a noted software methodologist with a long and illustrative career at TRW, DARPA, and USC, and author of the COCOMO model and Sprial methodology, writes about the ideal customer for agile projects. They are: -- Collaborative: they will engage with their customer peers and with the development team -- Representative: they know the. agile customer

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Podcast: Andrea Brockmeier – Lifting the Quality of Project Sponsorship

Fix my Project Chaos

Podcast: Lifting the Quality of Project Sponsorship, with Andrea Brockmeier In this podcast, Elise Stevens is joined by Andrea Brockmeier to discuss how Project Managers can lift the quality of project sponsorships they’re involved in. As the Project Management Director at Watermark Learning, Andrea Brockmeier works with Analysts, Relationship and Project Managers, and Scrum team […].

What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine

Are you familiar with those large panels which are packed with multi-hued Post-its? I’m sure you are, it’s part of a long-established, well-known system that is still the favorite organizational method for many companies and individuals around the world. These boards, with their sticky notes, may seem outdated, or even archaic, but they are still […]. The post What is kanban and how can it help you organize your work routine appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks.

Productivity Articles: How To Have a More Productive Day? 19/2/18


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read. Productivity

What does good knowledge management look like?


What does good knowledge management look like? In our article 7 steps to knowledge managment success we looked at how to turn knowledge into action to make it real but what does good knowledge management look like? Knowledge Management

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.