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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 […]

Boost Project Performance By Using Templates

Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Organizations around the world are implementing formal project management processes and disciplines to deliver their work initiatives on time, within budget and to an agreed upon level of quality. Part of the ability to execute better, faster and cheaper comes from your ability to implement common project management processes and practices. Many organizations have attempted […]

Use These Reports and Logs to Show Overall Project Status

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

I think most people are asked to create regular project status reports. Really, status reports are the minimum expectations for project management communication. However, when communicating status, there are other elements that should be communicated in addition to a formal status report. When you communicate project status, you should include the following project management documents […]

Know These Ten Focus Areas for Project Success

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

There are many project management processes and techniques that can help your project be successful. Although there are no guarantees, these tips will give you a better chance to be successful. Requirements Make sure that your customer defines their requirements in depth. You need to know exactly what must be delivered. Be specific, write them […]

Use These Five Tips to Manage Your “To Do” List

Sunday, April 5, 2015, 5:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many tips and techniques to help you with personal time management. However, the one that seems to be universally recommended is the to-do list. It is hard to take control of your day if you don’t have a plan for what you want to do. These to-do lists can be completed daily, weekly, […]

Use These Three Steps to Create a Resource Plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:00 AM | Leave Comment

A Resource Plan identifies the physical resources required to complete a project. It lists each of the resource types (such as labor, equipment and materials) and how many of each you need. If you would like to define a comprehensive Resource Plan for your project, take the following three steps. First, identify the different types […]

Four Ways to Manage the “Project Grapevine”

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Back in the 60′, Motown’s “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” was a huge hit, made famous by Marvin Gaye. Marvin may no longer be with us, but the grapevine he sang about is alive and well. The “grapevine” is a great metaphor for the way informal and unofficial news travels from person to person. […]

Project Mistake Number 5: Poor Quality Results

Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

The purpose of quality management is to first understand the expectations of the client in terms of quality, and then put a proactive plan and process in place to meet those expectations. Poor quality leads to poor results. Like the other common project management mistakes we have looked at, problems with quality show up in […]

Project Mistake Number 4: Poor Communication

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Many years ago, a good project manager might have gotten away with being a poor communicator. The customers typically didn’t like it, but as long as the project manager could deliver the goods, the customer may have been inclined to let them do their own thing. In today’s world, however, projects need to be undertaken […]

Project Mistake Number 3: Not Keeping Schedule Up-to-Date

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

The schedule is a vital tool to ensure that the project manager and project team know what they need to do to complete the project. If you have a poor schedule, or you don’t update your schedule, you are never quite sure how you are progressing against your estimated deadline. If possible start with a […]