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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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Building a Sustainable Business business project integration management resource management Oct 23, 2022

There are a number of reasons why people start green businesses. Some people want to make a difference in their community. Others want to help the environment. Still, others want to make money and have fun at the same time. Regardless of your reason, many benefits come with starting a sustainable business.

As we move towards being more environmentally responsible, more and more consumers will...

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How to Design Effective Project Meetings people project integration management resource management schedule management technical Oct 16, 2022

Various types of meetings can be essential tools for managing projects and solving problems. They allow you to bring together the right people at the right time to share ideas, build consensus, and make decisions. But if you're not careful about how your meetings are designed, they can waste everyone's time.

You can’t just wing it when running effective project meetings. It’s vital...

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5 Ways to Make Your Project Stress Free people project integration management Oct 09, 2022

We've all been there: the project that seems like it will never end. No matter how much time you have or how much support you have from your team, sometimes it feels like you're stuck in an endless cycle of confusion, stress, and fatigue. Here are five ways to make sure your project doesn't become one of those nightmares:

Make a master plan.

A master plan is a list of all the tasks you need to...

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How to Manage Difficult Stakeholders people stakeholder management technical Oct 02, 2022

Nearly every workplace has its share of challenging and difficult to manage stakeholders. The trick is to know how to approach and manage these people without letting them get the best of you. When you can do that, the entire team will also be better off!

A challenging stakeholder is anyone who is difficult to work with and who regularly or occasionally makes your life difficult. They can be...

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