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5 Simple Steps to Becoming a Project Manager people project integration management Mar 12, 2023

Maybe you’re a recent graduate who's interested in becoming a project manager, or perhaps you already have a few years of work experience under your belt, and you’re curious about transitioning into this type of role. But the path to landing a project management position isn’t always clear. By utilizing resources from PPC Group, you can learn all about the ins and outs of...

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Creating a Project Budget: Tips and Tricks cost management technical Mar 05, 2023

Creating a project budget is a critical task in project management. A well-planned and executed budget can help ensure project success by providing a framework for controlling project costs and resources. However, project budgeting can be challenging, especially for new project managers. Today, we’ll look at tips and tricks for creating a successful project budget.

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Top 7 Project Management Trends in 2023 business people project integration management Feb 26, 2023

Keeping up with the latest trends in project management is crucial for success because project management is an ever-changing field. As we look ahead to 2023 and beyond, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape work and create new project management challenges. Seven critical trends for 2023 include:

  • Emphasis on remote work and virtual teams
  • New applications of Agile...
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What's the Difference Between a Project, Program, and Portfolio? project integration management technical Feb 19, 2023

Project, program, and portfolio management are different but closely related concepts essential for organizations to effectively achieve their goals and objectives and implement their strategy successfully. Understanding the differences between these three concepts is crucial for anyone managing projects, programs, and portfolios. Let’s define project, program, and portfolio management,...

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Effective Project Management Metrics cost management people project integration management quality management resource management risk management scope management stakeholder management Feb 12, 2023

Effective project management is all about ensuring that your project is completed on time, within budget, to the required level of quality, and delights the customer. One of the key ways to do this is by using metrics to track the progress of your project and identify any potential issues before they become problems. Let’s look at seven critical metrics that you should be monitoring as a...

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How to Conduct Lessons Learned in Project Management project integration management technical Feb 05, 2023

"Lessons learned" is a crucial part of project management that involves reflecting on a project's successes and challenges to identify areas for improvement in future projects. By taking the time to conduct a lessons-learned review, project managers can improve their own skills and knowledge and enhance their teams' efficiency and effectiveness. Here are some steps to follow when conducting...

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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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