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Selling it to the Stakeholders

Selling it to the Stakeholders | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
What's the best way to sell information to your stakeholders? Here's three tactics to help you become a better salesperson and more effective communicator.
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As Web Project Manager you must now meet the expectations the account manager set in the sales meeting to close the deal - that may take some selling skills of your own.

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How Accurate is Your Actual vs. Planned Time and Costs?

How Accurate is Your Actual vs. Planned Time and Costs? | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
The ability to plan effectively is crucial for professional services firms operating in billable markets such as accounting, consultancy and law.
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Great article on how to improve the accuracy of your estimates. Low estimates can cost a Web Project Manager a lot of stress and lead to  unhappy clients/stakeholders or cost an agency or division money. Make your goal improved estimate calculations on every project.

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Project Management in 2013: Top Trends, Demands and Wishes

Project Management is really feeling the heat this year as companies struggle to implement Agile methods, so we thought we’d take a closer look at what’s driving this pressure, the direction it’s going and what would ease the process.
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More and more people are recognizing the importance of product management and the advantages of such an organized approach to accomplishing tasks. This is a good description of the trends appearing in the Project Management, applicable to Web Project Management too.

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7 Key Skills You Need to Get Hired Right Now

7 Key Skills You Need to Get Hired Right Now | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
In-demand skills job candidates must cultivate.
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Good article for those looking for Web Project Mangement jobs - by the way, knowing social media and SEO is important for Web PMs too!

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Best Analytics Blogs | 12 Must Read Analytics Blogs

Best Analytics Blogs | 12 Must Read Analytics Blogs | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Want to wrangle Google Analytics into submission and find out what your web metrics really mean? Sharon Hurley Hall highlights twelve of the best analytics blogs.
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I highly endorse this list! If you are following these blogs take a look. I'm a firm believer in Web Project Managers and Directors of Web Operations knowing Analytics.

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

6 Things I didn’t know about being a project manager | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
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. However, even though I thought I knew
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People come to Web project management from all sorts of backgrounds but these six realizations strike all of us at some point. If you don't love the fact that every project is always different, you won't last long.

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5 Tips for Efficient Budgeting Within Project Management - PM Hut

5 Tips for Efficient Budgeting Within Project Management - PM Hut
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Communicating budget issues can be some of the hardest discussions of your day, but the only way to deal with a problem is to acknowledge it. Here are some good, if not a bit obvious, tips on efficient budgeting.

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Analyst Watch: Water-Scrum-fall is the reality of agile - SD Times: Software Development News

Analyst Watch: Water-Scrum-fall is the reality of agile - SD Times: Software Development News | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Agile practices are melding a bit with more traditional processes, so here is what you need to know to get by
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Although over a year old, this article by Dave West in SD Times (Dec 15, 2011) is still relevant to anyone who is interested in how some organizations are experimenting with Scrum and waterfall projects. 

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Any Two Pages on the Web Are Connected By 19 Clicks or Less

Any Two Pages on the Web Are Connected By 19 Clicks or Less | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
There are more than 14 billion pages on the web, but they are linked by hyperconnected nodes, like Hollywood actors connected through Kevin Bacon
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The implications for Web strategy for an individual Website are astounding. You get the most value out of your links to the nodes. Maximize your touchpoints to the most nodes and you could do better than your ad campaigns. Do you know the Kevin Bacons for your Website strategy?

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How To Design Your Website As Effective Marketing Tool - The Usabilla Blog

How To Design Your Website As Effective Marketing Tool - The Usabilla Blog | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Technological advancements in the past two decades have added a new dimension to the way we communicate, shop and interact on a day to day basis. The sprea
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Websites create and strengthen relationships with customers and even save relationships with customers but it all starts with a strategy to integrate marketing, ease of use and customer service. Here is an article to get you started.

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European project aims to bring Google-scale web analytics to all | Information Age

European project aims to bring Google-scale web analytics to all | Information Age | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
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Just experimental now, but this project could be an interesting alternative for small design firms and small business Web Project Managers in the future.

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Why You Shouldn’t Do Content Marketing

Why You Shouldn’t Do Content Marketing | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Content marketing may be hot right now, but if you don't consider your long-term strategy you could get burned.
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You should always consider your strategy. Web Project Managers are often the ones who need to remind sponsors that the success of their business is not going to be based on cool tools or images on the site, but by an effective strategy with measureable goals combined with the patience for follow-up work to fine tune the strategy. 

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How to Reach a Consensus

How to Reach a Consensus | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Consensus is defined as "an opinion or position reached by a group as a whole" by the American Heritage Dictionary. Consensus decision making is the process used to generate widespread agreement within a group.
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Web Project Managers often find themselves faced with situation where the Web team disagrees or the team and the client/stakeholders clash. Here is a good article on consensus building.

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Maarten Kruit's curator insight, March 7, 2013 10:21 AM

Voor sommige beslissingen is het goed om draagvlak te creëren met algemene overeenstemming. Ook om conflicten op te kunnen lossen is consensus tussen de teamleden of opdrachtgever/uitvoerder(s) nodig. In dit artikel staan goede tips hiervoor.

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Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2013 | ESI International

Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2013 | ESI International | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
See how ESI International has impacted private businesses and government agencies through advanced training. View our industry research today.
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Download the Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2013 and get a preview of where Project Management is going.

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Project Management: 4 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make | Business 2 Community

Project Management: 4 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make | Business 2 Community | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
The mistakes small business owners make in project management are the same basic mistakes they make when starting a business. Properly planning and
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Simple tips and yet so true. I've worked with small businesses that have made every one of these mistakes despite how obvious they may seem.

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A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade - Forbes

A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade - Forbes | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
I’ve made it a lifelong habit to do things I know nothing about. I’m a hardware engineer who started, and still runs, a billion-dollar software company. I have a couple of degrees in engineering from MIT and a Harvard MBA.
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Why I believe a Liberal Arts degree is a great background for Web Project Managers.

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5 Things the Movies Taught Me About Project Management

5 Things the Movies Taught Me About Project Management | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
I love going to see a movie and I take every chance I can to go to my local cinema. It doesn’t matter if it is action, comedy, romance or horror; I enjoy them
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It is Oscar Sunday, after all and the tips are good.

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Great Leadership: Targets of Bully Bosses Aren't the Only Victims

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Bully bosses can make life miserable and by undermining the reputation of the Web Project Manager or Director of Web Services, and severely damaging the ability of the team to be successful. This is especially prevalent in higher ed. Read "Bully in the Ivory Tower" by Leah P. Hollis, for an indepth look at this problem.

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10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.
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Good advice for Web Project Managers too. In the constant frenzy of meetings, demands from bosses, office intrigue it is important to remember the impact your comments have on your team. If you like this advice, then check out Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People." I always thought it was a book about manipulating people, but in fact, it is a book about how to have a positive impact on people's lives.

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Make These 5 Marketing Changes in a Smartphone Dominated America

Make These 5 Marketing Changes in a Smartphone Dominated America | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
With smartphone penetration in the U.S. at 57% marketers need to fundamentally change course. Jay Baer provides 5 key changes marketers must make
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Web Project Managers and Directors of Web Project Management must stay up to date on what is going on in the mobile area. We are going to find ourselves working on more and more mobile projects as well as projects integrating across mobile and desktop/tablets.

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Web Project Management Essentials

This course is a six-session Web Project Management that provides a Web professional with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Web Project Management and insight on how to continue to keep current about Web Project Management best practices...
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I'm excited to be teaching this new Web Project Management course with WebProfessionals.org. If you are wondering if you should add a Web Project Manager to your Web team this is the course for you.

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5 tips to make your content go viral | The Web Psychologist

5 tips to make your content go viral | The Web Psychologist | Web Project Management | Scoop.it
Contagious content all have one thing in common: they press our emotional buttons. Here are 5 tips to make your content go viral.
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I believe that Web PMs need to know about all aspects of Web design and marketing. Here is a great aricle on viral content. Watch the "Tap Into High-arounsing emaitions" video. It's a great 7 minute break from the workday.

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Outsourcing Company, Offshore Software Development, QA Testing | GeeksForLess Inc.

GeeksForLess is a North American outsourcing company, which delivers IT human resources to firms, seeking offshore software development, technical support, QA testing, web development, etc.
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 I haven't used this company. Have you? What was your experience?

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