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Top Five List of Important Documents on Your Project

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many project management documents used on a large project. While different people have different opinions, here is our list of the five most important documents. The Project Charter Before you start executing the project, you need to know what you are doing. The charter provides this information. Project charter approval is the green […]

5 Reasons Some Team Members Resist Project Processes

Sunday, September 6, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It’s one thing to build good project management practices on your project. It’s another thing to effectively implement the processes. If you could issue the plan and everyone followed the processes, your life would be much easier. However, the process of managing the team is more complicated because of the people element involved. People are […]

Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Gate Review

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

A stage gate review is a checkpoint at the end of each phase of the project to ensure that all prior work is completed (backward look) and that the project is ready to proceed to the next phase (forward look). Here are some of the actions that need to occur. Review the schedule (backward view) […]

Use This 5 Step Approach to Manage Project Finances

Sunday, August 23, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Some projects have a large budget and require rigorous management and tracking. Other projects don’t have a budget component at all. When you do have project finances to manage, think about these simple steps. Estimate expenses The first step towards managing your project finances is to estimate the costs. This isn’t as easy as it […]

Use These 3 Steps to Create a Project Closure Report

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The Project Closure Report allows you to document the reasons for closing the project, as well as the steps you intend to take to do it properly. This report is the final document produced for the project and is used by senior management to assess the success of the project, identify best practices for future […]

5 Areas That MUST be Watched on Your Project

Sunday, August 9, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Project management can be a complex discipline. There are many aspects of project management that need to be managed – time, cost, scope, risk, quality and more. Here are five areas that must be watched if your project is to be successful. Watch how you spend your time If you want to deliver your project […]

7 Tips to Attack a Team Morale Problem

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Morale problems don’t happen overnight and they cannot be resolved overnight. These problems cannot be solved using regular project management processes. They need people management techniques. Typically, the complete causes and remedies are out of your control. However, as the project manager, there are some things that are within your control. Regardless of how much […]

Use These Five Ideas to Deliver Projects Faster

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

I don’t know of anyone that wants to deliver projects slower. So, speed things up using these ideas. As a Project Manager, you will always be under pressure to deliver your project faster than people expect. It’s a tough challenge, but by using the tips and tricks listed below you can deliver your project before […]

5 Simple, Yet Important Tips for Managing Project Teams

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

On a regular basis we are constantly reminded that an overwhelming majority of projects are completed over budget, past the desired deadline and outside the original scope. You can have great project management processes on your project, but how are your people management skills? Getting buy-in from your team and keeping everyone on the same […]

7 Steps to Turn Around Troubled Projects

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

When taking over a failed or troubled project, it presents an opportunity to make changes that might otherwise not be allowed. If you can turn it around and get it on the right track to completion, then you should get an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit. […]