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Know Your Team people resource management Jul 25, 2021

As a project manager, you need to manage your team by influence and motivate them to complete the project.  How can you do this?  First and foremost, get to know your team very well. Find out more about their interests and aspirations and use this information to make better assignments...

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What are the 5 Project Management Processes? project integration management technical Jul 18, 2021

What are the 5 project management processes?  Regardless of the project life cycle or methodology you use, all projects go through 5 overarching processes, more correctly referred to as "process groups."  Some large projects may be divided into project phases and each phase should also...

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Why is Project Management Important? business project integration management Jul 11, 2021

Why is project management important?  It is important because businesses run on projects.  Projects are needed to execute strategy.  Some organizations may not refer to them as projects, but whatever they are called, they usually meet the definition of projects.

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6 Tips to Make the Unpredicatable Predictable people project integration management resource management scope management technical Jul 04, 2021

Predictability helps organizations more effectively and efficiently manage people, cash, and other resources.  And predictable projects usually finish sooner than others as well.

I often hear talk about how unpredictable projects are because <insert any excuse here>. By following some...

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Entrepreneurship Tips for Project Managers and Small Business Owners business project integration management Jun 27, 2021

The path to entrepreneurship can be tough. According to Failory, nine out of ten startups fail. If you're thinking of starting a company focused on project management or other business fields, those stats can be pretty scary. Don't stress. With careful planning and strategizing, project managers...

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GRADuate to Highly Creative Teams people resource management Jun 20, 2021

A natural outcome of project management is increased team creativity and innovation. But some projects will need more than others.  For example, if you are a creative marketing team or have complex problems to solve as part of the project. 

Want your project teams to be more creative...

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5 Essential Communications Practices for Project Managers business communications management people technical Jun 13, 2021

Studies have shown that roughly 56% of projects failing projects have poor communications as a factor. Whether you are presenting or just having a meeting, having strong communication skills is critical for project managers. Here are 5 essential practices to work on:

  1. Develop and rehearse an...
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How Can I Become a Project Manager in 2021? people project integration management Jun 06, 2021

"How can I become a project manager in 2021?" is a question I frequently hear.  Being a project manager is still (and will always be) a rewarding career opportunity, even in post-pandemic life.  And while the events of the last two years may have shifted some of the demand, project...

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10 Tips to Fine Tune Your MS Project Schedules schedule management technical May 30, 2021

Most project scheduling tools, such as MS Project, Primavera, and Project Libre, do not encourage essential project management best practices. Their outputs are also tricky to print and read, even with a large format printer, unless care is taken in formatting. As a result, you may find you have...

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4 Ways to Get Your Business Out of Debt business cost management May 23, 2021

If you have started a business recently, operated one for some time, or run into some unexpected issues, you may be in debt. This is a somewhat normal part of having a business — there are good times, but you also have a fair share of difficulties. However, if your debt is starting to get...

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How are Projects Funded? business cost management May 16, 2021

How are projects paid for? Generally by financing the project.  The funds that pay for the project may come from operations (for example, from revenues) or from capital expenditure.  Capital expenditures are typically made from the company treasury or reserves.  As a third method,...

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What is Project Risk Management? risk management technical May 09, 2021

Risk management is the art and science we use to assess and respond to the risks which exist throughout the life of our projects.  In fact, risk exists in virtually any initiative - programs, portfolios, business, operations, manufacturing, and more.  We perform risk management so our...

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