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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Work Breakdown Structure – Video

What looks like a simple organizational chart has become the most trusted project management tool used today. Known as a work breakdown structure, this chart helps project managers clearly outline the steps needed to achieve project success. In “Getting Started in Project Management – 4. Work Breakdown Structure,” project managers will learn the important benefits […]

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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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Closing the Project – PMP Certification

As every project manager knows, a project will also include a “Closing Phase” that is necessary to ensure that the project is officially completed, the project’s resource might be reassigned or released if is not needed for another project(s). Closing a project will also signify that no more funding may be apportioned to the project. […]

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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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Agile Project Management – Video

Waterfall Methodology may have dominated fixed cost software development in the past, but Agile Methodology is the wave of the future. Instead of analyzing, designing, implementing, and testing an entire project at once-leading to a waterfall of client changes at the very end – Agile Methodology breaks the development process into micro projects. These micro […]

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Project Planning Process – Video

This video by project management expert Rita Mulcahy offers useful tips for project managers. As a project manager, you have a great deal of responsibility. You are responsible for every single person involved in the project, and you are responsible for bringing the project into fruition. The planning stage of a project is one of […]

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Monitoring and Controlling the Project – PMP Certification

The course for the PMP certification is designed as a series of 5 performance domains. The first three are project initiation, planning and execution. They are followed by the fourth domain called “monitoring and controlling the project.” It is divided into 6 tasks which, together, make up 25% of the subject matter in the exam […]

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5 Ways to Mentor from the PMO

The Project Management Office (PMO) performs several basic functions which set the stage for success. Not every project manager answers directly to your PMO, but the PMO still needs to provide a framework that guides each project toward a successful conclusion. Your PMO should be the center for information flow, and the place where integrated […]

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