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Hey Project Manager, are you a more of a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?

Green Project Management

This past week I was having a conversation with a colleague on what they should look for in a project manager. Out of curiosity, I did some digging across various organization’s standards at what they describe as the “role of a project manager”, here is what I found.

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1. IPMA Conference on Diversity in Project Management Conference


As a common initiative both from IPMA together with its member associations in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland the first Diversity in Project Management Conference took place from April 10 to 11 2017 in s-´Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

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Tapping the Based of the Talent Triangle for Hidden PDUs


When it comes to renewing your PMI credentials it can sometimes be a challenge to find the full complement of Professional Development Units (PDUs) you need. Now the PMI Talent Triangle has been introduced, PMP credential holders need 8 PDUs from each of the skill areas.

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Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards


The Productivity Problem. If a project team is struggling, a common reaction is to host a daily stand-up meeting. The term “stand-up” has a wide interpretation. Many of the stand-ups I’ve attended have turned into sit-downs because the meeting lasted for an hour rather than a few minutes.

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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.

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The 10 Project Portfolio Management KPI To Adopt

Metrics are convenient and easy to use. They measure and estimate cost, project duration, and ensure that the projects are where they are supposed to be but it doesn’t guarantee that it will solve all your problems. These metrics are meant to assist managers and their teams to gain a chance of the project success or an expected ROI benefit. Everything still lies in human resources.

The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Project Management – Part 2

The Digital Project Manager

In Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Freelance Digital Project Management, we covered getting started as a freelance digital project manager by figuring out. The post The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Project Management – Part 2 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How Do You Respond to Project Conflicts?

Project Risk Coach

Project managers, team members, and other stakeholders have disagreements, some heated, some not. What’s important is how you respond to project conflicts? Conflicts can be beneficial if handled in an open, transparent manner.

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How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Grace Windsor from BrightWork. Have you ever delivered a project on time and within budget only to discover that your client is unhappy with the final result? This often stems from mismatched expectations, and is quite unpleasant for both parties.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

New PM Articles for the Week of April 17 – 23

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of April 17 – 23. And this week’s video: Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West introduce their new 1 credit hour course at the University of Washington on Calling B t.

Customer service skills that are useful for project management


The customer service industry is one that is often misunderstood by those in other professions.

How To Prepare An Effective Marketing Strategy For Your App?


If somebody knew a recipe for growth hacking of software promotion, he would have been probably the best marketer worldwide. The popularity of startups indicates a stronger competition.

Cultivate teams with lessons from your garden

Kiron Bondale

With the return of warmer temperatures to North America, Spring provides us with the opportunity to spend a few hours each week gardening. Gardening is a great way to beat stress and the returns from a visual and potentially culinary perspective are compelling.

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

My Interview with John Friscia is Now Live at AITS

Practicing IT Project Manager

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Just when you think a project is going to plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post Just when you think a project is going to plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

Agile Transitions – How to Start With Practice, Not Theory

The Clever PM

I’ve talked before about the dangers of a “cargo cult” mentality when it comes to Agile practices, but in this instance I’m going to take a Devil’s Advocate position, at least it will appear that way. All too often, people and companies start their Agile transitions with training about the “theory” of Agile — what […]. Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Good PM PM Roles Scrum

Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

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.


The Tao of Project Management

Traditional thinking about project resources has centered on human resources, the members of the project team, including the project manager himself. But this post is focused on the project manager’s inner resources, which is about enlightenment. Understanding how other people behave takes intelligence, but to know ourselves takes enlightenment. The poor project manager tries to use force to get the other team members to do what he wants. But to manage ourselves takes true power.

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My Project Is In Trouble: 3 Ways To Deal !!!

So you made a blunder. Your project is failing , your team is having panic attacks, and you have a hard time increasing their morale because you are going crazy running the questions in your head: How did this happen? How can we let this happen? What should I do now? You are doomed. And as you start to overthink, there are always solutions to these types of setbacks.

Words matter -- anti-Agile dictionary

Musings on Project Management

Peter Hyde has a great piece in Front Row Agile about the ever emerging linguistics of the Agilists. He has his "top 10" of anti-Agile words and phrases. Here are a few from his list that would make my list (by the way, Hyde is looking for more, so if you have a favorite, get in touch with him) Agile in Name Only, or AINO: Companies that have adopted agile frameworks and practises without. agile

Sparking Girls’ Interest in Tech Careers with Entrepreneur Day


“This girl came to play,” Marchant Couick said as she motioned toward 14-year-old Zanaasha, who was furiously taking notes at the front of the LiquidPlanner lunch room. Zanaasha smiled. She continued to write as Couick explained her work as a renewal specialist to the roomful of eighth-graders.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away - Philip K. Quotes

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. You can take individual courses at no charge, and many of them can be accredited towards an edX credential. Here are just some of the PM courses available to students and professionals. These courses are free unless specified otherwise.

Square pegs; round holes -- the HR problem

Musings on Project Management

Donald Rumsfeld -- former Secretary of Defense -- was criticized widely for his statement: "You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want." Substitute "project" for 'war' and "project team" for 'army' in there and it might appear more familiar than many of us want to admit. I've always maintained: "You organize according to the staff you have, not the staff you might human factors Teamwork

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while. Steve Wake took that time when the latest announcement of the General Election in the UK for June 8th came like a bolt out of the blue.

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.

The Premises of Rational Management

Herding Cats

Organizational Effectiveness is a basis of rational management. The organization is one of mankind's all-time greatest inventions. An organization is intended to operate as one unit, with all its parts in efficient coordination. But all too often it does not.

Top 12 Most Relevant Project Management Books You Need to Read


Project management is a big topic, ( there are 13,000 book on project management alone on Amazon ). With so many books, it’s difficult to decide what to read. We made a list of 12 most relevant project management books every project manager needs to read.

Stakeholder Management – What NOT To Do

Fix my Project Chaos

As part of the Stakeholder Engagement Series to celebrate the launch of our new eCourse which is now available on our website, I recently interviewed Andrea O’Halloran about what can prevent meaningful stakeholder engagement. Let’s talk about how to create Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement We know good stakeholder engagement is all about communication. But sometimes it’s […]. The post Stakeholder Management – What NOT To Do appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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24 Ways to Screw Up Your Project Management Job Application

Arras People

As you can probably imagine we receive hundreds of project management CVs and applications every week here at Arras People and because we’ve been around quite a while (15 years, gulp!) we’ve pretty much seen it all.

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.