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Uses for Mind Mapping in Projects project integration management technical Jan 16, 2022

Mind maps are visual diagrams that arrange information, documents, images, and other digital artifacts around more central ideas.  Creating mind maps help people think through problems and issues by allowing them to generate ideas by association. 

Mind maps are easy to create. ...

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Project Management Mistakes to Avoid in 2022 project integration management technical Jan 09, 2022

Project management can be stressful at times.  Meeting the competing demands of sponsors, stakeholders, and teams can be challenging.  Many mistakes are caused by spending too little time on a task, being distracted, or lacking full attention.

Many project management mistakes are caused...

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What is the Difference Between Waterfall and Agile Projects? project integration management technical Dec 19, 2021

What are the differences between waterfall and agile projects? We can use both methods to manage projects, but both follow different processes.

With waterfall, a project is initiated, then planned.  Requirements are developed in full before proceeding with the project work.  Finally,...

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What is the Minimum Passing Score for the PMP Exam? project integration management technical Dec 12, 2021

What is the minimum passing score for the PMP® Exam?  This is a trick question because there isn't one!  The scoring of the PMP exam is dynamic.  As stated in the PMI Certifications Handbook:

"The passing score for all PMI exams is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI...

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What is the Difference Between a Project Manager and Product Manager? people project integration management Dec 05, 2021

What is the difference between a project manager and a product manager? As far as jobs go, in some small organizations they may be fulfilled by one person.  In reality, however, they are two distinct roles.

A product manager is responsible for a product life cycle.  The product life...

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Projects and Accessibility project integration management technical Nov 21, 2021

Last month was Global Diversity Month, so let's take a look at how accessibility and project management are related.  Accessibility is concerned about whether all users will have an equal experience with an product or service - in other words, the output of a project. Anything that makes it...

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4 Reasons Lessons Learned are Important project integration management technical Nov 14, 2021

Stop throwing away lessons learned or putting them in obscure IT folders no one will ever visit again!  Lessons learned have tremendous value for projects - don't waste it.  Let's look at four reasons why lessons learned are important:

Don't make the same mistake twice:  Spanish...

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6 Influential Women in Project Management people project integration management Nov 07, 2021

I noticed that my most recent project management classes have had an unexpected number of women.  In fact, one class is 2/3 women and 1/3 men, which is exactly the opposite of what recent surveys have shown exists in most workplaces. It is good to see this diversity gap may be closing.

Last...

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5 Tips New Project Managers Need to Succeed people project integration management Oct 24, 2021

Are you an aspiring, new, or accidental project manager?  The tips in this blog are generally focused on you, however some are more important than others for those just starting out. These 5 tips are things that I learned early as a new project manager and hope they will benefit your careers...

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5 Ways Project Managers Can be Better Organized project integration management technical Oct 17, 2021

As project managers, we have a great responsibility to organize and manage the work of projects for our project sponsors and clients. The effort we put into this sometimes makes it difficult or impossible for us to be as personally organized as we might want or need. Unfortunately this might...

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Is the PMPĀ® Still Relevant in 2021? project integration management technical Oct 10, 2021

I recently volunteered to coach and mentor adult learners in an organization which is putting some of their staff through a project management training program.  When wrapping up a session a couple of weeks ago, I got a surprising question.  "Should I get my PMP certificate?  What...

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3 Major Skills Every Project Manager Needs to Succeed communications management people project integration management resource management Oct 03, 2021

To be successful, project managers need many different and diverse skills, ranging from expertise in their industry to business, and of course, project management technical skills.  Someone recently asked my what major skills project managers need.

To respond to this question, I grouped the...

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