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How To Survive Your First Years As A Project Manager people project integration management resource management technical Sep 25, 2022

Project management is one of the most critical roles in any organization. It takes a special kind of person to lead successful projects and teams. At the end of the day, you can do anything but not everything. Project management might seem a bit overwhelming initially, but don't let anything intimidate you. Keep growing daily, learn from your mistakes, and never stop learning. If you're just...

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5 Tips for Managing Multiple Projects project integration management technical Sep 18, 2022

Managing multiple projects can be challenging and even overwhelming at times. However, with the right tools and strategies, you can organize your workflow to make it easier to handle multiple tasks. Focusing on what you can control and prioritizing the essential tasks is critical. Communicate effectively with your team about what's going on with each project and get them involved. With this in...

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How to Analyze Project Success project integration management technical Sep 11, 2022

When evaluating project success, there's nothing like data. But before analyzing project data and determining actionable insights, first define what success means for the project. To define success and analyze the project, follow these six steps:

Define your goals. Defining project goals and objectives is a crucial step to success. If you don't know where you are going, it will be nearly...

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4 Tips to Improve Project Monitoring people project integration management technical Aug 28, 2022

A good project monitoring strategy is the key to project success. It ensures that the team stays on track and that you follow through with planned activities. To develop this strategy, here are four tips to consider:

Look at the big picture. When looking at a project, it's easy to think that the only thing that matters is whether or not the team has completed assigned tasks. But if you want a...

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What to Do When Everything is Urgent schedule management technical Jun 26, 2022

There's nothing more daunting than a long list of urgent tasks.  When everything is urgent, it's hard to know where to start.  So here are four tips for taming your to-do list when everything is or at least seems to be urgent.

Eliminate or postpone those you can.  It's easy to feel overwhelmed by competing demands.  This is especially true if you are in a role where you have...

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PERT and FPA Estimates - Not Just for Schedules or Software Development cost management schedule management technical Jun 19, 2022

Despite many internet articles to the contrary, PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) and FPA (Function Point Analysis) estimates can be valuable for many projects outside of software-related industries and not just for scheduling.

PERT estimates are a part of a more extensive system and was designed to focus on schedules.  Its benefit is that it mathematically provides everything an...

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6 Tips for Improving Virtual Team Communication communications management people technical May 08, 2022

With the move to more remote work, this is a good time to think about improving virtual team communication.  Fortunately, I've been working with remote teams since the 1970s, so have learned a few important lessons along the way.  Communication, for some, is difficult face-to-face and even harder when working remotely.

Here's a perfect example of how not to act with remote...

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4 Critical Topics for Project Charters project integration management technical May 01, 2022

A project charter is a document that initiates a project.  While some project management standards suggest specific formats and topics, real projects often use other documents in place of a project charter.  These may be contracts, statements of work, memoranda of understanding, or other similar documents.

The best project charters provide the most salient details, allowing the...

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5 Tips for Construction Project Managers people project integration management technical Apr 03, 2022

Managing any construction project can be time-consuming and stressful.  There are a lot of disciplines and people involved, even in smaller projects, and there is always pressure to finish on time.  So here are five tips specifically aimed at those new to construction projects.

Solve one problem at a time.  There will always be issues but be sure to tackle them one at a...

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Your Project Management Career is a Journey business people project integration management technical Mar 27, 2022

Your project management career is a journey, not a destination. If you treat it as such, you are more likely to succeed. So rather than rush to get a certification, take the time to learn and absorb the knowledge. Here are some reasons why you should look at it this way.

Project Management Takes a Lot of Knowledge

Just as human knowledge doubles daily, project management knowledge expands...

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