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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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The Difference Between Project Management and Project Coordination people project integration management Nov 20, 2022

Project management is a popular job title and career, but the title is often given out without understanding the role. Finding the right person for the job is getting more challenging because many claim they're project managers when they don't know what the role entails.

The truth is that there are different types of project managers, and not all of them have experience with every aspect of...

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How to Become a Project Manager people project integration management Nov 13, 2022

Project management is a great career. If you love to solve problems, love working with people, and want to use your creativity every day, project management could be a good fit for you.

First, it's proliferating as the world becomes increasingly connected and technological. In fact, according to a report released by the Project Management Institute (PMI), “an increase in the number of...

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The Importance of Documenting and Tracking Project Costs cost management technical Nov 06, 2022

It's no secret that projects can be expensive. Even working with a small team, labor and materials costs can add up quickly. It's essential to budget, track expenses, and know how much money flows in and out of your project—and when. The best way to do this is by monitoring your project costs and documenting everything, so nothing gets lost or forgotten. Let's look at why it is essential...

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How to Succeed as an Accidental Project Manager people project integration management Oct 30, 2022

What’s an accidental project manager, you ask? It’s anyone who finds themselves in the role without training or support. Occasionally, accidental project managers are given PMI’s PMBOK Guide® or a Microsoft Project manual and told to manage projects.

Being a project manager can be a rewarding and fulfilling career, but it's not for everyone. The role of project management...

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