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THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

Check out our list of 20 of the very best project management books. Whether you're a newbie, beginner, advanced or experienced project manager, we’ve done the reading for you so you can find one to match your level of project management experience. Features General

PROJECT RISK COACH

Scope and Schedule Management How should you break down your project? Steven Pressfield said, “A great trick that I learned having worked as a screenwriter for many years, the way screenwriters work, is they break the project down into three-act structure: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3. ” Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. How can we do this?

GIRL'S GUIDE TO PM

This time last year I reviewed the trends in social and collaborative technology in the project management space: some of my predictions had come to nothing and it was interesting to look backward and hold myself accountable for what I said would happen. Focus on Professionalism. We need this because project work is huge and complicated. Big Data.

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

THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

If you’ve started the year and committed to upping your project management skills to be a better project manager, what project management skills are the. The post 7 Essential Project Management Skills for 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

TIMECAMP

New year, new resolutions… We all know how hard is to stick to all the goals, especially when everything distracts us from achieving them. But the beginning of the year is a great moment to reconsider the habits and start planning the time wisely. That’s why we want to invite you to join the journey […]. Productivity

LEADINGANSWERS

In my last article we talked about the role of the BA on agile projects , reviewing what stays the same and what changes from traditional approaches. In this article, we will review the contentious topic of how the role of the BA varies and overlaps with the Product Owner (PO).   The Product Owner (PO). Let’s look further.

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In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget. In fact, that´s only partly right, as we should measure success of a project rather based on the long-term impact than its deliverables. What is the impact and how does it relate to input, activities, outputs and outcomes of a project?

GREEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” If […]. The post Learn about Sustainability in a few hours… appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. Entries

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THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

According to established project management theory, one of the most important aspects of running a successful project is a clear and well-understood scope (ideally documented. The post Project scope: Black & white or Shades of grey? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

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What you’ve been told about managing millennials is wrong. Unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand, you’re probably seen ‘that’ video from Simon. The post Managing millennials: A project manager’s guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides Promoted

MUSINGS ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” —Antigone Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC  The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” —Frederick, Frederick, the Great Pedro C. He reports on a study  Risk Management

TIMECAMP

The world is constantly changing. We used to wake up in the morning and after a quick breakfast with coffee get into the car or catch a bus and go to work. Of course, we could also take a walk there or ride a bike, which we really recommend – green Earth is better Earth.

THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

You’re probably asking – do we really need project management tools or resourcing and scheduling tools? The answer is probably no, and yes. No, you. The post 12 Project Management & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Tools resourcing scheduling software

IPMA

Planning and performing projects means always dealing with ambiguity. We need to look forward and predict the future developments, which is quite a difficult tasks as we often do not have a clue about what is coming. Thus, competence in foresight and tools such as scenario techniques and wild cards are supporting us in our tasks. What if?

ARRAS PEOPLE

In this post from Genius Project, part of Arras People’s project management software directory, we take a look at project failure – take time to have a look at how project management tools are part of the solution to help project practitioners tackle project failure rates. What if failure could make us stronger? Projects do fail.

HERDING CATS

Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice. When we hear any suggestion about improving the probability of success of a project, there are some simple tests to confirm there actually is such a thing. This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. Doing the Math.

LEADINGANSWERS

The role of the business Analyst (BA) in agile projects in some ways parallels the role of the project manager (PM). In that, some people believe these roles are not needed at all! The Scrum Guide, for instance, that outlines the Scrum methodology describes only three roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team.

GREEN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #11 of 17, Sustainable Cities and Communities. This goal encompasses ten targets of sustainable development. The target stems from the following fact that: Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – lives in cities today By 2030, almost 60 per cent of the world’s […].

PROJECT RISK COACH

Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Let’s look at the project risks when there is no quality management plan. First, we may not meet customer’s needs and expectations. Second, the cost of corrective action and defect repair may be higher than expected. The Quality Management Plan.

IPMA

Competition first, collaboration second? During his Inauguration Speech Donald Trump he made the following statement: “ From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

LEADINGANSWERS

Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”. like to think of it as a philosophy plus a toolbox of techniques.

IPMA

New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. The full report reveals fascinating insights regarding the dynamics of economic growth and change.

THE LAZY PROJECT MANAGER

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project. Teamwork is not always so simple! Here are some tips to increase collaboration in your project team.

IPMA

During the 2014 IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, Theo van der Tak, Björn Prevaas and Hans Cremer introduced a new concept for designing a program by using a “Program Canvas”. During a workshop with about 50 experts the canvas was further improved and in 2016 a book as well as a toolset with poster, templates and website were published.

ARRAS PEOPLE

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict. PRINCE2 Agile is not a replacement for PRINCE2.

TIMECAMP

These days, a productivity is probably one of the most important attributes that a person can have. The world’s gotten so fast, that it is hard to keep up with all the work, as well as daily life. We are always busy. But if we are productive, then it gets easier – we are always […].

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KIRON BONDALE

Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil. Governance is a great example of what a lean management professional would call business non-value add – those activities which don’t directly add value to a process but are required for legal or other compliance purposes. ”? This approach generates unintended consequences.

MOIRA ALEXANDER

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Scrumban.

TIMECAMP

Project management software can be found in pretty much every bigger corporation, but also at plenty of small businesses, and at homes of thousands of freelancers. Having a tool that helps us gain better control over the development process of our project can be a key factor to the success of the whole company. That’s one […].

CELOXIS

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BINFIRE

Everybody makes mistakes. The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated. I am writing this paper with the new project managers and those with no management experience in mind.

KIRON BONDALE

Today’s Dilbert comic strip provides us with a good reminder of the fine line which exists between reasonable oversight of activities and micromanagement. Dilbert has allowed sufficient time to pass before seeking an update on a colleague’s assigned task only to find that it has been neglected due to a lack of following up.

IPMA

In September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Each target has a set of indicators to follow up on achievement. Poverty in all its forms everywhere.

WRIKE

There’s a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn’t survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Talk about time wasted! Nothing lost.

THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

When I first started thinking about freelancing as a digital project manager, I searched online for every freelancing guide I could find. I learned the. The post Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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Managing teams as a project manager can be tough. Check out our 5 simple team building tips, to show your team some love & develop a positive team culture. The post How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

ARRAS PEOPLE

Following a project management careers clinic the other day there were a few questions that came up – and I thought, people must get these questions all the time. It doesn’t matter what job you’re doing, the questions can be asked of anyone.

IPMA

Due to global workshare many projects are performed through teams scattered all over the world. Collaboration between the team members in such a setting is difficult because of geographical distance, different time and climate zones, diverse cultures, beliefs, habits and languages, divergent understanding of project management and other work styles.

ARRAS PEOPLE

Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a “high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty” Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans.

THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. As a Project Manager, you have. The post Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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. First I looked in PMI’s PMBOK Guide Version 5 where […].

IPMA

During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations. Research indicates that in some countries more than one third of the GDP is performed through projects, with some organisations running more than fifty percent of their turnover through projects.

WRIKE

If you’re trying to plan your project calendar for the next month, quarter, or even year, you might be debating the best method to capture your madness. . You’re probably looking for a calendar that can capture all your tasks, their deadlines, assignees and show you where you have some wiggle room. .

HERDING CATS

A common chant in the agile community is we focus on value. What does this mean? What are the units of measure of Value? How do we know we are actually producing the RIGHT Value? How much will it cost to produce this Value? When is this Value needed to actually be valuable?

THE DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGER

Why is it that that so many IT projects fail? According to IBM only 40% of IT projects meet schedule, budget, and quality goals. Asking. The post Why Do Projects Fail? Stories of Project Failure, And Lessons Learned appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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