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5 Tips for Improved Statements of Work scope management technical Jan 23, 2022

A statement of work (SoW) is an important document that usually accompanies a contract.  It provides some high-level detail about the work to be performed and the associated roles and responsibilities.  Having a good SoW is always essential to get the best outcomes, and it is crucial...

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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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6 Best Practices for Project Cost Management cost management technical Jan 02, 2022

Project managers need the most flexibility when dealing with project cost management.  Some may never have budget responsibilities, while others may have full responsibility.  Those with some duties will also need to navigate many organizational practices about preparing and presenting...

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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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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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What is the Project Management Risk Process? risk management technical Oct 31, 2021

What is the project management risk process?  The Risk Assessment Framework is a flexible, easily scaled and tailored framework that is aligned with the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide.

The benefit of the framework is that it easy enough for an aspiring, new, and accidental...

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Effective Communication Plans communications management technical Sep 26, 2021

According to the PMBOK® Guide, communications is 75-90% of the work of a project manager.  However, it's important to note that it is not just about talking. The work of a project manager includes writing reports, giving presentations, engaging with stakeholders, conducting meetings,...

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