By Google Ventures

The Design Sprint is a 5-day process to help you identify and solve a critical business problem through rapid ideation and prototyping. The Design Sprint was popularized by Google Ventures and has been used by countless companies to solve a wide range of challenges. The sprint c...

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Part of starting a business is having a business plan. It doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ll discuss creating a simple one-page business plan. A business plan can be a scary term conjuring images of thirty-page documents. But it doesn’t have to be that involved. It’s just writing down what you ha...

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A collection of resources and techniques to help you create better products.

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There are only so many hours in a day so you need to build a business that can grow while you’re sleeping, on vacation, or working on your next business. You have to do things that scale when starting a business that will take off. While we are discussing scaling a business, there are plenty of othe...

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Project management software helps project managers and teams complete client requirements and manage time, budget, and scope constraints. However, with so many available options, choosing the right tool can be confusing, and people may not know just where to begin. Many small and medium-sized busine...

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Are you looking for a project management tool that can help you manage your projects and team members in a better manner?

If the answer to the above question is yes, then you’ve come to the right place. It won’t be wrong to say that adopting new methodologies, implementing new technologies and too...

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Legendary product guru Marty Cagan, founder of Silicon Valley Product, shares his concept of the "Product Opportunity Assessment". This is meant to be a lighter-weight and more practical version of a Product Requirements Document (PRD) and is meant to 1) Prevent you from wasting resources on poor...

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For years project management software have been helping people plan, prioritize, organize, and track tasks – both personal and professional. With a plethora of tools and project management app comparisons on the web, it’s overwhelming to select the right tool for your business.

To make it easier f...

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No matter where you are in your PM journey, you’ll find something to help you along the way in these project management articles. Learning how to manage a project is an ongoing endeavor—you’ve got to continuously try out new techniques and upgrade your skills. This year, the expert team at The Digit...

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Admitting project failure is never easy, but sometimes the kill decision turns out to be the best decision. Here's how to know when to scrap and when to save a failing project.

The project is behind schedule. The pilot has failed to meet expectations. Several key team members have already said goo...

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Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging data analytics to improve their project performance.

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As technology drives disruption across businesses like public transport, retail shopping and food delivery, established companies have a stark choice: Disrupt themselves or be disrupted by somebody else.

Unsurprisingly, many companies have chosen the former path. Consumer goods giant Unilever has...

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For teams on the go, there’s nothing like a top-notch project management tool to keep everyone productive. If your company is in the market for a mobile project management solution, these are your top contenders.

Project managers’ impressive capabilities can be significantly bolstered with top-not...

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Project management is a necessary part of business, but it’s an area that still fails for many companies.

The latest research from the Project Management Institute has found that 83% of executive leaders understand the value of project management. And yet, nearly 10% of the money that organization...

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One of the hardest things I had to do when first getting started with my business was getting organized. Not having an MBA, the first year of leading my startup was the most hectic as well as the biggest ego buster of my life. However, after startup life punched me in the face, I took a step back an...

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I did not set out to be a product manager. That seems strange for me to write, considering I have led product and strategy at six companies now. When I started my career, though, I was happy just finding great market opportunities and build products that served customers well.

However, early in my...

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For guidance with ethical concerns, project managers should refer to the Project Management Institute's code of ethics, as well as the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

In the world of project management, ethics plays a significant role in day-to-day interactions and behaviors...

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Emotional intelligence is the ability to empathize with others, demonstrate emotions, and make decisions based on multi-level awareness. Here's how it affects project outcomes.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is measured by five core categories: self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, motivation, an...

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C-suite members say that strategic thinking, communication, and risk management skills are among the most important for a project manager to hone to be successful on the job.

Project managers must exhibit a broad range of talents to bring teams together and help organizations reach goals. This oft...

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To be a truly great project manager, you must be a strategic business partner fully vested in organizational success — and be able to roll with inevitable setbacks. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd.

Every project manager knows to execute projects on time and on budget. And good project manag...

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A good — or bad — IT project manager can make the difference between a project coming in on time and on budget and it being a failure. How can you spot a good project manager? CIO.com talked to project management professionals and IT executives to find out.

ust because someone has the title of pr...

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According to market research by Technavio, the project management software market will grow steadily between 2017-2020, making it a $1 billion revenue channel globally. As businesses continue to adopt online modes of revenue generation, they seek scalable and agile business optimization solutions to...

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Despite new methodologies and management techniques meant to head off spectacular failures, critical technical initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

In the age of agile development, devops and related management techniques, is IT project failur...

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Learn the basics about the project management concept Six Sigma, which drastically reduces defects, waste, and time while lowering costs and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Six Sigma is a project management term that often surfaces within the business world when it comes to excellence and quality...

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Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and more.

What is agile?

Agile is a project management methodology...

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Choosing the right project management methodology for your team is the first step to success.

But with so many different — and in some cases, overlapping — approaches to managing the complexities of any given project, how can you know which project management methodology is best?

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Agile frameworks like Scrum, Lean or Kanban are widely used across many industries. Each has its own focus, features, process, benefits and drawbacks. Here's how to decide which framework work best for your next project.

Agile is an increasingly popular methodology choice for project management. I...

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Summary: Discusses some of the issues with lean startup operations including a lack of clarity of key value proposition, issues with goal prioritization, and scope creep. All of this is creating the need for project managers in startups.

Takeaway: Project management skills bring clarity, focus a...

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Millennials are laying new groundwork for how business will be conducted going forward, and project management is no exception.

While there are tried, tested, and true aspects of project management, millennials are bringing fresh perspectives — leveraging technological advancements and placing add...

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What’s most important to sustaining an innovative business? Agility. What we mean by that is the ability to juggle a variety of tasks, understand priorities, meet unforeseen challenges, and adapt quickly when the market changes (because it always will). And behind every successfully agile company is...

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State of the project manager: Growing demand for project-based professionals is fast fueling a worldwide talent gap, leading to substantial career opportunities in project management — and salaries that can be expected to rise considerably.

Organizations are increasingly relying on project managem...

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With the tech market’s explosion over the past few years, project management is quickly becoming a field invaluable to any organization’s success. Seasoned project managers use training from specific certifications to ensure that projects are well-structured, proceed in a timely manner and are finis...

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This is your go-to guide on scrum, a popular agile project management framework. You'll learn scrum terminology, how to use the methodology in software and product development projects, and more.

There are so many agile project management frameworks that it can be difficult for newcomers to the fie...

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Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. Here is a look at the project manager role, responsibilities, relevant certifications, expected salaries, and job-seeking tips.

What is a project manager?

Project managers play the lead role...

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Here's what you need to know about the eight project management certifications offered by the Project Management Institute.

A smart way to prove your proficiency in project management is by getting a certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). This overview of each of PMI's eight...

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Behind every successful IT project, you'll find a highly skilled project manager. From hardware and software upgrades to ongoing security patches, to application development and the rollout of software itself, project managers keep your teams on task and productive.

Almost any IT pro can benefit f...

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Project managers must look beyond requirements, budgets and timelines to ensure they are executing high-impact, high-visibility projects with a direct line to the organization's overall strategic goals. Here's how to be recognized by executives and...


You may think the chief responsibility of a pr...

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So many projects, so much mismanagement. That's the refrain of many IT executives. Indeed, even with project management software, IT projects often wind up taking longer (much longer) than planned and costing more than budgeted.

While no two projects are exactly the same, the issues that can affec...

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The fundamental purpose of a marketing plan is to improve the success of your business or organization. If done well, a marketing plan can provide insight into your business, define your objectives and strategy, and help ensure that you’re providing effective services or products to your customers.

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The Economics of Attention

Style and Substance in the Age of Information Richard A. Lanham

Our recently ended twentieth century overflows with monuments to artistic outrageousness. Never have so many artists flung so many paint pots and puzzles in the face of so many publics: urinals turned upsi...

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Today, more and more companies manage their projects across multiple locations, taking advantage of new technologies and global talent to take their projects to the next level.

But while remote teams enjoy many advantages, one of the central challenges they face is that of communication.

Co-loca...

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Processing, prioritizing, and tracking incoming work requests takes a lotof effort, especially when they’re coming at you from so many channels: emails, meetings, instant messages, informal conversations, and more. Managing this deluge of requests is time-consuming, unwieldy, and can be difficult to...

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Brainstorming. It’s been something ingrained as necessary in order to generate new ideas since we were kids. “Time to brainstorm your next science project.” “Let’s get together and brainstorm some ideas on why Elizabeth can’t stand Mr. Darcy.”

Brainstorming has been done to death. So much so, that...

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The general trend these days is toward open office plans, where cubicle walls and office doors don’t impede communication. In fact, the International Facility Management Association reports that 70% of offices in the US now have an open floor plan.

But tearing down the walls so we can yell across...

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Project management: 7 steps to on-time, on-budget, goal-based delivery Project managers who follow these seven high-level project management tips will achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, thereby increasing their project success rates and career prospects. Acco...

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Leadership develops daily not in a day. Benjamin Disraeli asserted, " The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes." The secret of true leadership lies in your daily agenda. Leadership doesn't just happen in someone's life some day, because leadership is a proces...

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