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Take Your Project Management to the Next Level in 2023 project integration management technical Jan 29, 2023

In 2023, you can best improve your project management and take it to the next level by building a positive workplace culture, being more inclusive, using the best tools for the job, and leveraging technology to your advantage. Some technologies to consider include the cloud and on-demand training applications. Let’s take a deeper dive into these ideas.

Build a positive workplace culture

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Making Sense of the PMBOKⓇ Guide project integration management technical Jan 22, 2023

The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) is the de facto standard for project management. It's used by many project professionals responsible for the outcomes of projects, including those in information technology, construction, engineering, biotech and pharmaceuticals, and other industries with similar workflows. Although the PMBOK has been updated over time to...

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What Types of Questions are on the PMP Exam? project integration management technical Jan 15, 2023

The PMP exam is approximately a four-hour (230 minutes, plus two 10-minute breaks), 180-question test. The questions on the PMP exam are designed to measure your ability to apply project management principles and techniques, including planning and organizing, monitoring and controlling, risk management, and procurement management, among others.

The PMP exam currently has 180 questions,...

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How to Fix a Failing Project people project integration management technical Jan 08, 2023

Projects fail for many reasons, but the most common include

  • unrealistic expectations
  • lack of accountability or discipline
  • unclear or conflicting goals
  • poor communication

Poor communication is often a big part of what causes projects to fail. It can mean:

  • Lacking a structured plan for communicating regularly with key stakeholders about the risks and successes of the project
  • Not having a...
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What Your Project Manager Wants You to Know in 2023 people project integration management Jan 01, 2023

As project managers, we are often tasked with taking the pulse of our projects. We need to know what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and who needs to do it. But in doing that, we also need to step back and remember that there is more going on than just work. We have many of the same challenges as you. As a project manager, here are some general things I want my project team members...

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Risk Management risk management technical Dec 18, 2022

Project managers are responsible for ensuring that a project is completed on time, within budget, and within the desired scope. Risk management is one way to help ensure this happens. Whether you're just starting as a project manager or have years of experience, there are many benefits of adopting risk management into your project management processes. Here are five of the top reasons why risk...

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5 Project Management Myths Debunked project integration management Dec 11, 2022

Project management is a challenging and often misunderstood profession. This can be especially true for new project managers who need help knowing where to start or what to do.

Some project management myths just aren't true. Project management is a complex discipline, and there are many different ways to accomplish it. This can make it difficult for people to choose the right project approach.

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Nailing Down the Project Budget business cost management technical Dec 04, 2022

A completed project budget can help you determine if a project is financially viable. With it, you may spend what was expected and get the return on investment you want. But it takes many steps to get the best budget and nail it down before starting a project. Let's dive into what goes into creating that budget:

Define the Project

The first step in creating a budget is to clarify the project...

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5 Best MS Project Tips schedule management technical Nov 27, 2022

As someone that has used MS Project for over 20 years, I've learned a thing or two about how to make MS Project work better. Here are five tips I hope will ensure more project success.

Establish a baseline. A baseline is a copy of your initial schedule, and you don't want to lose track of it. Once project execution begins, set your baseline. MS Project has a lot of fancy capabilities built into...

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