Project Managers’ Salaries [Infographic]

Project managers are highly paid individuals, with a per capita income well above average. One of the major factors that decide the salary variations among project managers is their geographical location. Here are the average annual salaries in USD that project managers earn in various parts of the world: North America: $113,000, where the national […]

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Creating a Project Charter – Video

Project Charters Help Set the Course Every project needs a clear direction. At the same time, projects often encounter deviations and surprises along the way, throwing projects off track and project stakeholders out of sync. Therefore, just as important as a clear direction, projects need an agreed-upon map, detailing how to move from conception to […]

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Using Agile Project Management Methodologies in Any Project

Is it possible for Agile Project Management Methodologies to create a new ecosystem in the life cycle of Project Management? Agile Project Management (APM) has a proven track record of creating balance with advanced methods while remaining structured. Agile focuses on the customers needs, by communicating project expectations timely and directly with the customer. The […]

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Learn How to Say No

Being a project manager is a tricky job that needs a lot of people skills. Answers have to be given to clients, who often pressure for an acceptance even when the requested deadlines are almost impossible to meet or the allocated budget is too low compared to the actual efforts that will be spent. Subordinates […]

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How to Set SMART Goals

Many people have goals that they aspire to, but often they do not achieve the goals they set for themselves. Years pass, and even though the desire to attain the goals remains strong, they still never manage to achieve it. Usually it is not a person’s actions that prevent them from achieving a goal, but […]

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Exam Question: What is the purpose of a project charter?

What is the purpose of a project charter? Select the best response: 1) To formally authorize a project or a phase and document initial requirements which satisfy the stakeholder’s needs and expectations. 2) To document how the project will be planned, executed, monitored/controlled and closed. 3) To link the project, which is going to be […]

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3 Essentials Techniques for a New Project Manager

One of the best non-industry specific qualifications and accreditations that an employee can obtain is the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP). Beyond making them eligible for more benefits, higher positions and increased salary, it arms her with essential skills that can be used both inside and outside of the work environment. The suite of gained […]

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4 Things to Look for in a PMO Leader

For many companies, the project management office (PMO) serves as a nexus of the company‚Äôs operations. Through the use of the standards devised by the PMO, it determines how projects are planned, what happens to field updates, how progress is monitored there and a host of other related activities. The PMO, though in a subordinate […]

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Effective Communication Is Essential for a Project Manager

Without effective communication, a project can’t move forward, leading to unnecessary delays that translate to financial losses. Thus, a big part of project management is keeping communication lines open from the initiation of a project to its closedown. However, this can be challenging to do because a project usually involves a diverse set of stakeholders […]

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5 Ways an Online Project Management System Can Reduce Stress

In any organization, during the development and implementation of a major project, there are innumerable stresses created at every level for those involved. Key players are continually stressed by deadlines, budgets and tasks while managers are burdened by their oversight responsibilities. The implementation of an online project management system (PMS) can go a long way […]

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