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Project Management Best Practices & Weekly Tips

5 Tips to Create a Good Project Budget

Mar 10, 2019

Starting a project with a proper budget is one of the best ways to be able to manage the budget. Here are five tips for creating a solid budget:

  1. Develop a deep understanding of project requirements: Know what the stakeholders really need and want...
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5 Tips for Maintaining Focus on Risks During Projects

Mar 03, 2019

Risk management is not a one-time event. During the course of a project, good project managers continue to help the team focus on monitoring risks and repeating the processes of identification and analysis as the project changes. Here are five...

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5 Tips to Better Manage and Reduce Project Risk

Feb 24, 2019

Risks are both threats and opportunities which can hinder or help project success. Proper risk management can save you from later firefights to bring things back under control. Here are five tips to improve risk management and/or reduce project...

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5 Tips for Highly Effective Agile Sprint Planning

Feb 17, 2019

Most Agile projects consist of one or more sprints. The Agile project manager can play an important role in aiding sprint planning. Here are 5 tips to be sure each sprint is as effective as possible.

  1. Begin with the end in mind: work with the...
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The Importance of Confidence and Estimates

Feb 13, 2019

As a project leader, it's critically important to be earnest - have an intense conviction and confidence in the plan. Staying calm and confident is reassuring to the team, sponsor,  and stakeholders alike.  The team will take their cues...

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"PLAN" is not a Four Letter Word (Part II)

Jan 20, 2019

Moving forward ten years, I found myself as a program manager responsible for several projects related to a $10M+ Unix rollout. A colleague was responsible for the procurement and hardware side of the operations while I was tasked with getting a...

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"PLAN" is not a Four Letter Word (Part I)

Jan 13, 2019

Back in the early 80s, when corporations like IBM and Univac were mainframe giants, it took the typical systems team 3-5 years to produce a new compiler. It was during that time I took on a project to finish where some R&D left off. The goal:...

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