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.

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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.

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you want to improve communication on your projects? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

2020 195

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 195

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?

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.

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10 Beautiful Project Dashboard Software Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Scenario 1: Scattered sticky notes, rogue Google documents, Excel spreadsheets for days, budgeting books, email. The post 10 Beautiful Project Dashboard Software Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM

2020 131

So, you need a System Integrator -- SI

Musings on Project Management

You've got a big (big!) project with a lot of moving parts (different contractors doing different stuff). You've been told: Get yourself an SI! The questions at hand: what is a System Integrator (aka SI), and what do they do?

2020 195

Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is one of those things that appears to be a relatively easy thing to accomplish — until you get started it. . As organizations grow, their ability to consistently manage and deliver projects starts to play a much bigger role. .

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Welcome to 2020: A New Year and Fresh Start

LiquidPlanner

The start of a new year is just that — a new start! It’s a chance to try something new, re-tailor and rework all your previous goals , plans, and activities. I hope your celebrations were filled with family, festivities, and food but now it’s time to get back to work.

2020 83

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Project Management Trends for Agencies: What to Skip, What to Adopt

Workamajig

What are some of the top project management trends agencies need to watch out for? Find the right answers in this article. As a project manager, you have your work cut out for you.

2020 78

What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

Project management is an art of solutions. You have a project, and it has a means to complete it within the constraints of time, scope and cost. As rigid as some methodologies can appear, they’re surprisingly cooperative when combined with others to create a workable hybrid. For example, take scrum.

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My Top 10 Project Risk Management Articles of 2019

Project Risk Coach

Oh, what a year! Thank you for being a part of the Project Risk Coach Community. In this article, I'm sharing my most popular project risk management posts of 2019. So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2019?

2020 195

Understanding the Best Project Management Software

MavenLink

The right project management software can make or break the efficiency and performance of a team.

2020 88

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. So you only have 12 months to book me if you haven’t heard this one before, or you want to hear it again. You can see below the presentation outline.

2020 150

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills for Better Communication

Project Bliss

Communication skills are critical for your career. And great active listening skills can serve you in valuable ways you may not have considered. It seems everyone spends a good chunk of their day with their eyes glued to a cell phone.

2020 156

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 156

List Of The 10 Best Reporting Tools

The Digital Project Manager

You may have dabbled with something like MS reporting/Report Builder in the past. In fact, The post List Of The 10 Best Reporting Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM

2020 131

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Scaling down, down

Musings on Project Management

Most of the posts I read are about scaling up to ever larger projects, but what about scaling down? What if you are doing bug fixes and small scale projects with just one or two people? Is a methodology of any help, And if you're working with software, can Agile be helpful scaled down? Methodology To the first point, my answer is: Sure! A methodology -- which is just a repeated way of. Project Management

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Buyers Guide: How to Choose The Best Project Management Software

ProProfs Project Management

Imagine this: You take up a new project with a new client. You set up meetings to understand and plan the project execution strategy. You adopt a project management software to ensure workflow is streamlined and all project deadlines are met.

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The Project Management Toolkit: What is really needed to make project work simple and effective?

Inloox

Imagine the following situation: You have just moved into your first own apartment and some of your friends have helped you. Now you want to assemble the new furniture together. In doing so, you realize that you only have a spoon as a tool.

2020 130

What Salary Do Project Managers Get Across Frontiers?

Epicflow Blog

Money issues often lack transparency, especially when it concerns salaries. It’s not a secret that one’s income depends on many factors, such as work experience, the level of theoretical knowledge and skills, job title, duties, and of course location.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Communication Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

ProjectManager.com

Communication is the foundation of every good relationship, friendship or partnership. It’s fundamental to the way projects work, too. Without good communication, things can become overcomplicated. Remember the old Abbott and Costello sketch, “Who’s On First”?

2020 266

How to Be a Project Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute says, "high-performing companies manage risk in conjunction with projects and programs far more often than low performers do." How can you help your company manage risks and become a high performer? Let's look at ways to become a project risk management evangelist.

2020 195

Product Prioritization Techniques in Agile Development

MPUG

Let’s consider two real-world scenarios. In one, a product manager is asked to work on the top priority items in his project’s product backlog for an upcoming iteration.

2020 67

Develop your project leadership skills in the new year

Susanne Madsen

​A new year is upon us. What better time to consider how you can continue to develop as a project leader and sharpen your saw. Review the past year A good place to start is to look back at what happened last year.

2020 101

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Project Leader vs. Project Manager: The 7 Essential Project Leadership Skills

Planio

What’s the difference between a project manager and a project leader? If you’ve ever gone hunting for a definitive answer to this question, you probably ended up disappointed.

2020 118

How do you handle unresponsive key project stakeholders?

Kiron Bondale

It is a common challenge for anyone who has managed projects for a meaningful amount of time. One or more of your key stakeholders who are integral to the successful completion of the project appears unwilling to engage as expected.

2020 156

10 Best Client Database Tools For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

Gone are the days where you keep all your contacts in business card binders and. The post 10 Best Client Database Tools For 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools PM

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