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How to Start Your Next Project

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Your company wants to do the next project and your department has been selected to go about it. You as Project Manager are given the responsibility to start, execute and finish the project quickly, efficiently and within the budget. Every time you are given a new project, take these steps to ensure you are on […]

Own and Address Problems that You Cause

Sunday, May 26, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

No one is perfect. A project manager typically does the best job he can given the information that is available at the time. However, there are times when issues arise because of a mistake that the project manager makes. This could be a mistake in communication, a mistake in estimation, a mistake in understanding the […]

4 Ways to Work Together on Projects

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As a project manager, one of your responsibilities is to inspire your team to collaborate on the project at hand by working together so you can deliver the project successfully, on time and within the allocated budget. Don’t let any of your team members rot in their cubicles. They must all be an integral part […]

5 Tips To Manage Your Project Tasks Successfully

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

A time comes in your working life that you are required to perform successfully in multiple tasks environment. This is especially true when you work as a Project Manager. In a typical project, you usually have too much work to do and, needless to say, not enough time to do it within the original schedule. […]

Six New Titles for a Project Manager

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Yes, you manage projects. But there is a lot more to this job than meets the eye. Here are a number of ways to describe a project manager using some unconventional terms. Plain Talker (communicate clearly) It is critical that a project manager manage expectations by communicating items that are factual, timely, and relevant. You […]

5 Essential Phases Of IT Project

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

If you have been a project manager but have never managed an IT project or you are new to project management and you have been given the responsibility of handling IT project, then you must realize that IT projects are different than other types. They require a lot more analysis and design upfront, before the […]

Portfolio Management Demystified

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 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 Areas That MUST be Watched on Your Project

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 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 perhaps the top five areas that must be watched if your project is to be successful. Schedule. Watch the work completed and the work remaining This […]

Understand the Characteristics of Quality for Your Product

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It is hard to define product or service quality at a high-level because the term “quality” is vague and means different things to different people. You must take the time to define the lower-level characteristics of quality for each specific service or deliverable. Your customer is not always going to explicitly state what quality means […]

4 Steps To Develop Your Project Financial Plan

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As a Project Manager, if you want to deliver projects on time and under budget and who doesn’t, then you need a Project Financial Plan (PFP) to help you do it. Once you develop the plan, you can sign it off by the head of the department. Better yet, you can even try to convince […]