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SMART Project Management [Infographic]

Project management is what turns ideas into finished products. It also provides a way of analyzing your process and finding out what works and what doesn’t. SMART Project Management is broken down into 10 steps spread out over 5 phases. Substantiation Phase The substantiation phase involves investigating the central concepts of the idea and develops […]

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Risk Management [Video]

Rita Mulcahy, an expert on advanced project management, on the PMP Exam and on risk management techniques, shares her views on how to approach risk management. To understand risk management, it is important that terminology and definitions be understood. Project management – The discipline of planning, organizing, securing, managing, leading, and controlling resources to achieve […]

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6 Ways to Increase Collaboration on Project Teams

If you are someone who is running some projects this year, you might be tearing your hair out when you are thinking about how you can make people cooperate. Cooperation and collaboration are both key when it comes to making a project a real success, and you need to make sure that you are getting […]

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5 Steps to Avoid Groupthink on Your Team

Groupthink is a major obstacle in many project teams. You do not want everyone on the team to start thinking alike. Groupthink hinders a team’s ability to discuss new information, make project adjustments, and reach effective solutions. Group members try to agree with each other to keep team dynamics friendly or to impress the boss […]

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After the Assessment – 3 Steps to Take a Project from Concept to Completion

Project managers and project teams are often faced with delivering a product within a timeline and with a certain amount of funding. The time to complete a project may be the deciding factor with many of the team’s decisions. The budget of the owner may determine what is worked on and how much attention can […]

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5 Ways to Control Changes in a Project

As a professional project manager, your aim is to ensure the successful completion of any of your projects. Part of this achievement involves keeping a close eye on the project schedule and finances, which translate to controlling change requests. If a project’s scope begins to substantially diverge from its original requirements and plan, then the […]

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7 Ways to Reduce Email Overload

E-mail can swiftly get out of hand for anyone in a company, and project managers have an even harder time keeping it under control. IT information, HR policy changes, social gathering notices, marketing information and more quickly piles up. The average employee ends up having to read a medium-length novel worth of internal communications every […]

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5 Steps to Integrating a Consulting Project Manager Into Your Team

There are a variety of different benefits that can be achieved when your company hires a project management consultant to direct your team to operate in an efficient manner. But when you are bringing a consultant on-board to be the manager of the project’s team, it can take time to sure that the integration goes […]

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4 Ways to Keep Project Documentation Secure

As a project manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that all of the team members assigned to the project are doing their part. As you know, the project that you have been assigned to manage is important to your company. If you fail to gather all the right data, assign tasks to different […]

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4 Ways to Minimize Risk in Your Project

Project risks can be very detrimental to your company, irrespective of the size of the risk. Even a simple risk can put your company out of business if not handled well. On the other hand, when you minimize risks in your projects, everyone in your company wins and the rewards can significantly propel your company […]

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