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How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Gantt charts still have a place in the agile-verse!

Kiron Bondale

Those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I value pragmatism over absolutism when it comes to delivery practices, tools and techniques. Pick the right tool for the right job should be a guiding principle followed by all project teams. Easier said than done!

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Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy owns where he writes about Project Management. Gallatin, TN is the nicest place in America! Who knew? When he told me he was traveling from Kiev, Ukraine to Nashville, Tennessee, I headed over from Memphis.

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Book of the Month

Herding Cats

In came across The Order of Time in Science , 4 May 2018. It looked interesting on the surface from the review. The author also wrote Seven Brief Lessons on Physics which I haven't read. This book approaches some fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. .

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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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A New Adventure in Project Management

Brett Harned

When I started this blog just over nine years ago, I never expected that it would enable me to make important personal and professional connections around the globe, pursue more writing and speaking opportunities, or lead me to amazing opportunities.

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Are you developing the right skills for your team? Learn about the current workplace trends and find out

Skills sets that have an increasingly short lifespan, an ever more competitive job market, fierce competition for emerging talent, and mitigating the threats of automation: according to recent and extensive study by LinkedIn, these are the principal workplace trends.

2018 52

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Featuring baselines, subsidiary plans, and other ancillary plans Do you know the 5Ps? Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan?

Productivity Articles: Ready Player Productive! 20/5/18


Sunday, Funday! Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from previous. Productivity

2018 52

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

3 aspects to consider when compiling a project budget


One of the biggest challenges in planning and executing a project is compiling the budget. Regardless of the industry and the scale of the project, a detailed forecast of the potential costs is crucial for successful project delivery. At first glance, budget planning appears to only include labor and material costs.

The Art and Science of Networking [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

Source: NetWorkWise. The post The Art and Science of Networking [Infographic] appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Build a Career

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How to Go from Being a Regular Business Analyst to an Awesome Business Analyst

Brad Egeland

If you do need the “best of the best”, then what skills or characteristics are you looking for? What defines the best for your organization’s project needs? While BAs are not project managers, the most successful BAs manage the entire business analysis effort. This means that the BA is proactive and dependency-aware.

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Aligning project delivery with customer expectation


Aligning project delivery with customer expectation. Is there a more important project metric than customer satisfaction? If there is, we certainly can’t think of one. Senior Executives often insist that hitting budget and time targets are the benchmark for successful project delivery, but if your customer is dissatisfied because their expectations weren't met, delivering the project on time and within budget counts for nothing. Project Management

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen

​A project is a unique undertaking that’s full of risk and uncertainty, because it has never been done before in that exact way. Project management, as a discipline, is a response to this ambiguity. It’s a way to control the unknown.

17 Project Manager Interview Questions


Are you currently out scouring the market for a new project manager? With thousands of seemingly qualified candidates out there, it can be difficult to narrow down the options based on resumes alone.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Ignorance is a most wonderful thing. It facilitates magic. It allows the masses to be led. It provides answers where there are none. It allows happiness in the presence of danger. All this, while the pursuit of knowledge can only destroy the illusion. Is it any wonder mankind chooses ignorance? Apollo Root Cause Analysis: Effective Solutions to Everyday Problems, Every Time - Dean L.

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Planning Resources For Projects Using Different Views


Planning resources for projects is the act of allocating your resources to multiple ongoing projects. It can include planning: Staff - your project team, the whole department, freelancers etc. Machinery - production lines, vehicles or even laptops. Rooms - meeting rooms, conference rooms, office spaces etc. Resource planning done right will improve project progress as well as the motivation and engagement of your team. To do it right, you need to have an overview.

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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.

Best Free Time Tracking Software for Freelancers


What Is Time Tracking for Freelancers? Being a freelancer is such an appealing vision of. Time Management Tools freelancers time tracking software for freelancers

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5 Incredibly Useful Schedule Maker Tips for Small Businesses


It’s no big secret that starting a small business can be difficult. You’re literally building an entire empire from the ground up. There are a few ways to make sure that you’re ready for the wild and crazy fast curve balls that your small business will throw at you.

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We don't do manifestos

Musings on Project Management

I wrote this a couple of years ago; not much has changed: You gotta love the first bullet from this conclusion by Stephen Welby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, speaking at the AFEI Agile for Government Summit, November 21, 2013 When he says in the 4th bullet point "upcoming revisions to 5000.2", he is referring to the DoD instruction for operation of the. agile dod

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What Kind of Onboarding Does LiquidPlanner Offer?


If you’re in the market for a dedicated project management solution, it’s safe to assume you are facing down some very complex challenges: generating a reliable schedule, juggling priorities, equitably managing shared resources, producing actionable metrics – the list goes on and on.

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.

Are You Finding It Hard to Track Time? 5 Effective Things You Can Do


Why Track Time? Time can be tricky. Whenever we think we have plenty of it, Time Tracking Tips effective time tracking

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The Biggest Digital Design Trends for 2018

Boost by Brightpod

We’re going to look at the designs that have taken a chance under their own volition, rather than the direction where the herd is going right now

2018 12

The Digital PM Summit Agenda is Live!

Brett Harned

The Digital PM Summit is now in its sixth year. We’re expecting a full house September 4-6 at the The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, TN.