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Project Management in Three Broad Strokes

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There is so much to learn to become a great project manager. (This free ebook will help.) You have to juggle time, money, people, equipment and materials. To do it all, some people feel like they have to be a miracle worker! But it’s not the case. Just take these essential steps. Plan carefully Plan […]



Project Portfolio Management Demystified

Sunday, June 14, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Your financial portfolio contains the investments that you think will provide the most financial value given your financial goals. Likewise, business portfolio management is a process that helps your organization allocate its scarce resources on the work that is of the most value. The adoption of portfolio management requires you to apply the mindset of […]



Five Tips to Learn More About Project Management

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many great ways to learn more about project management. Start by downloading free e-books. The five project management functions and the respective activities and tasks included in this document are the basic set needed for managing a project. Descriptions of the 5 functions and activities included in this post are ‘Get serious about […]



Five Cool Things to Know About Action Items

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

An action item is an ad-hoc work activity that requires follow-up execution. By their nature, action items normally cannot be planned for in advance. They arise on an as needed basis during meetings or as a by-product of working on something else. There is no Knowledge Area in the PMBOK Guide for managing action items, […]



Use These Six Tips to Improve Project Meetings

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It seems everyone dislikes meeting – except when it is your turn to call one. Your job is to keep the meeting focused and make it as valuable as possible to the attendees. I think we all know we waste a lot of time in meetings that fail to meet its desired goal. As a […]



Follow These Basic Steps to Formally Close Your Project

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

When you start your project you need to make sure you include the activities, time and budget to formally close the project. This is true regardless of whether the project is successful or not. In fact, even if your project is cancelled, you should still go through a formal close process. Here are the things […]



Follow Four Steps to Keep Your Project Plan Up-To-Date

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The “project plan” refers to your schedule, budget and all the other project management deliverables that you use to manage your project. Whether you’re managing small, medium or large projects, you need to keep your project plan up-to-date on a regular basis. We recommend you update your Project Plan on a weekly basis. It takes […]



Top Five Responsibilities Of Project Manager

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

When you follow the five traits described in this post, hopefully, you’ll not get in over your head at some point. You’ve been assigned to a new project to finish on time and within budget. Even if it’s a project that was assigned to someone else and you’ve been picked to act as project manager. […]



Use These Big Three Steps to Manage Project Quality

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Being a Project Manager is a tough job! You not only have to produce the deliverables on time and within budget, but you also need to ensure that they meet the quality expectations of your customer. To do this, you need to define and execute a quality management process. By implementing a quality process within […]



The Basic Understanding Of Project Methodologies

Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Chances are, you’ve heard about project management and project management methodologies, but your knowledge on the topic might end there. What exactly are project management methodologies and how do they help teams work better? We’re often asked the question: “what is a methodology and how do I select and implement one”? Read this post to […]