2020

Sprint Planning 101: How to Plan Great Sprints

ProjectManager.com

Ask a dozen people what agile is and you’ll get a dozen different answers. But it’s best defined by scrum as a model. Scrum is a way to manage a project within an agile framework and is made up of three roles: product owner, scrum master and team.

2020 306

6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

I decided to be a project manager. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I started working that I knew such a job existed, but when I realised I did, I knew it was for me.

2020 358

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How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let's look at how to develop a project risk management plan.

2020 247

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members).

2020 317

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort.

2020 276

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Use uncertainty poker to increase alignment on delivery approaches

Kiron Bondale

Part of tailoring our approach to delivering a project needs to consider its relative level of uncertainty. While it is not the only determinant of complexity, uncertainty is certainly a key contributing factor.

2020 186

5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

Project Bliss

This is a guest article from Gilad David Maayan. Agile has been a buzzword for many organizations in the last few years. And while many organizations are “adopting” an agile methodology, many are not fully embracing it. Effective implementation of agile requires a cultural shift.

2020 156

Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards. When key individuals and team members are informed and on task, your project runs smoothly.

2020 142

Some risks aren't manageable

Musings on Project Management

Ideas about extreme risk management have been around a long time. No news there, so let's press on. Here's a working definition: Extreme risks are those for which the consequences are nearly irreversible, and the impact is near-catastrophic.

2020 212

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?

8 Unique Project Management Tips for Tech Teams

LiquidPlanner

Tech teams are comprised of creative individuals, each with their own ideas on how things should work. A good project manager should allow team members to express their creativity, but also keep them focused on the main goal at the same time.

2020 122

Enterprise Collaboration: Strategy & Tools

ProjectManager.com

Collaboration is a call to action that is sounded by many in business. Managers and upper-echelon executives sing its praises. They ask teams to work more collaboratively in order to boost productivity. The irony is that these same people often neglect collaboration within their own circles.

2020 263

How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Varada Patwardhan from Xebrio. This is the story of my friend Angela, see if you relate. Angela always excelled at playing leader or manager at group projects growing up. She believed that she was destined to lead.

2020 260

4 Tips for Developing a Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Steven Covey introduced the concept of Quadrant II activities—working on things that are important but are not urgent. Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. Think about the future so you can make better decisions in the present.

2020 212

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Project Managers – Stay Active in Isolation

Arras People

There is no doubt about it, it’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks for the UK and globally with the outbreak and reaction to COVID-19.

2020 273

Presentation Skills Training 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 10 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 350 presentations around the world in over 25 countries.

2020 206

How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Develop a Quality Management Plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

2020 207

Do not compromise on knowledge when filling the Product Owner role

Kiron Bondale

The product owner role is extremely challenging for most organizations to fill. It is also the role which has the greatest impact on achieving expected delivery outcomes.

2020 177

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

Project Bliss

What Is Design Thinking? Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. Design Thinking seems to be a hot buzzword these days. You’ve likely heard it mentioned in meetings or hallway talk around the office.

2020 156

COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

The spread of the Coronavirus infection COVID-19 is now global. It is starting to look like many countries could see massive disruption. The post COVID-19: A 7-Step Response Plan for Project Managers appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Risk Management Thoughts for Project Managers COVID-19

2020 108

The collision of risk and politics

Musings on Project Management

There have been a lot of very high profile examples that demonstrate what seems like the evitable progression of the collision of risk and politics. The narrative seems to always fit this frame: Conventional risk management processes identify a risky situation and assess the unfavorable outcomes Mitigations are designed and briefed up the chain Such mitigations are immediately clamped from. Risk Management

2020 163

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

LiquidPlanner

“ Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?”.

2020 111

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How to Make a Marketing Plan Like a Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Marketing doesn’t get the respect that it’s due. No matter how great the product or service, it will wither on the vine and die if no one knows about it. That’s where marketing comes in. But marketing doesn’t just happen: it takes a concerted effort. You might even say it’s a project, because it is.

2020 237

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. We start with 5 steps for how to put a proposal budget together and then Edoardo shares a worked (fictional) example to show you what the budget would look like once it is completed.

2020 268

My Top 10 Project Risk Management Blog Posts of 2019

Project Risk Coach

Are you a better project manager today than you were a year ago? I hope my blog has boosted your knowledge and application. In case you missed some of my blog posts, I'm sharing my most popular project risk management posts of 2019.

2020 209

Government Recognise Self Employed Workers in New Grant

Arras People

Last night Rishi Sunak told the self-employed : “You have not been forgotten.” ” A week after wage subsidies of 80% for furloughed salaried employees were announced, the 5 million self-employed workers of the country were left wondering if they’d be getting the same treatment.

2020 254

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

Why Productivity in Project Businesses is Flatlining?

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the part two in a series of four on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort – part one certainly seemed to draw some interest and some comment so please, like, share and comment on this one as well.

2020 206

3 Ways A Work OS Can Make You A PM Superhero

The Digital Project Manager

You know the drill. You’re updating your plans and timelines, and yet you’ve got a. The post 3 Ways A Work OS Can Make You A PM Superhero appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools PM Hacks & Productivity Tools Tools PM

2020 170

Handling complexity requires psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

I wrote two weeks back about Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and the benefit of models such as Cynefin and the Theory of Constraints for being able to understand them. What I didn’t focus on in that article was how important the people element is when dealing with CAS.

2020 199