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How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job

The Digital Project Manager

Starting a new project management gig is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. You’ve found a project management job, nailed the interview, and done the. The post How To Successfully Start A New Project Management Job appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Time Tracking?


We tend to write a lot about time tracking on our blog.


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How To Develop A Contingency Plan ?

A contingency plan isn’t just exclusively for calamities. Contingency planning , in general, is all about planning and preparing for certain occurrences such as loss or shortages of people, clients, data, budget, and other relevant factors that undermine its subjects. That’s why every existing project or business must have a contingency plan in order to have a smooth workflow and it will be easier tackling issues and threats that way. The Power of Risk Assessment.

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Tips: How to Grow Your Personal Brand


It can be difficult to think about yourself as an entity, or as something to market. When making the decision to build your personal brand, it’s important to focus on a few defined key points.

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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Principles of Project Success

Herding Cats

Projects produce products, services, solutions. Projects deliver capabilities that fulfill Missions and Vision, Projects are a vehicle to accomplish and outcome. Every project should have a goal, an objective, and outcome. Projects in various domains have different practices and processes. But each of those should be anchored on a set of Immutable Principles. Here's a set of Principles, Processes, and Practices that have served us well for a decade or so.

Belbin Team Roles: Theory and Practice


Why is your team successful? Why is your team failing? Dr. Belbin has an answer. Dr. Raymond Meredith Belbin is the leading authority on team roles. His research, that spanned more than 40 years, showed that it is more important how members fit together than how smart they individually are.


Managing Conflict as a Project Manager

Arras People

Conflict within most project teams is inevitable and effectively managing conflict is arguably the hardest thing a project manager has to do.

Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

One of the benefits of living in the Greater Toronto Area is being less than an hour away from a large number of good wineries in the Niagara region.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Harrington Emerson.

Ask a Project Manager: School vs The Real World


“Dear Elizabeth: I am a new project manager in my first internship. I’m out of my depth and overwhelmed with the new jargon. In particular, what I’m finding is that my work environment isn’t exactly like the theory I learned on my project management degree course. What tips do you have for me?”.


Main Principles of Time Management – Communication, Discipline, Memory!


It’s not that hard to flawlessly complete our work if only we do it with a passion (which, on the other hand, is quite hard to find :P) When the task is unattractive, we tend to lack motivation. Not only this, the task can be simply repulsive.


SwiftKanban/ SwiftESP for AKTs and KCPs


Last week, my colleague Navin and I had the pleasure and – indeed – the honor of meeting some of the best minds in Europe at the Kanban Leadership Retreat at Mayrhofen, Austria! Based on the announcement made there by Lean Kanban, Inc.


Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Cheeseburger Talk with Payson Hall

Fix my Project Chaos

One of the most important meetings in the life of a project should happen at the project’s inception. I call it the “Cheeseburger Talk.”

Collaborative Project Management – A guide


A guide to collaborative project management. For many of us who have been around for a while, changing culture is like boiling the ocean. In other words, it cannot be done easily. In my experience, if change is incremental and beneficial in the short-term, then it will be accepted by the team. Here are some ways that I have used to create a culture that supports Collaborative Project Management. Manage by Example.


Your Checklist for Effective Communication [Infographic]


To build on my post from last week Seven Communication Secrets of Great Leaders – we know communication is the language of leadership! With that, some key objectives of a leader who aspires to be a great communicator is to; successfully convey the goals and desired results, gain support for the goals and build rapport with the stakeholders and those whom they are responsible for leading in the process. And you can check out the seven secrets here!


Allocating WIP Limits for a Kanban System


I have seen people focus a lot on what the WIP limit should be for a Value Stream stage of a Kanban system. However, once the WIP limit is known, I haven’t seen much thought going into where to put those WIP limits. Hence, this blog!

7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

“If you’ve been in the acquisition business at all over the last 20 years, you realize we already have a broken program. We just don’t know where. Because nothing in the acquisition business ever delivers exactly on time [and] exactly on budget anymore.” — Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S.


How ActiveCollab Helped Us Increase Sales


Hi all! My name is Alejandro Esbozos , I’m Spanish, run Blocdeesbozos, a marketing consultancy company , and I’m a proud customer of Active Collab. I use Active Collab for task management, and it has improved communication and collaboration in my company a lot.

28 Small Talk Conversation Starters For Those Awkward Moments

Girl's Guide to PM

You know when you’re at a networking event and you have to queue to get a coffee and you think you should say something to the person next to you but you don’t know what?


Read These Productivity Articles and Have a Nice Week! 25/6/17


Another week comes with the most favorite from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.


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.

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on Land” and Project Management

Green Project Management

This installment in our series on the SDGs focuses on #15 of 17, Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”.