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How to Manage Your Knowledge Effectively

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by Joe Somerville

Knowledge management can be described as the organization of intellectual resources and information systems within a business environment. It is the establishment of a system that captures knowledge with the purpose of incorporating that information into business strategies, policies, and practices at all levels of the company. No matter the size of the company or…

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Customer Service: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

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by Jeff Collins

Every one of us serve customers, whether we realize it or not. Maybe you’re on the front lines of a company, serving the people who buy your products. Perhaps you’re an accountant, serving the employees by ensuring paychecks go out and bills are paid on time. Or maybe you’re a company owner, serving your staff…

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What to Do If Your Project Budget Is Out of Control

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by Joe Somerville

When the project budget is out of control. The overall success of your project is threatened. Failure to control the budget may lead to lost investments, problems with stakeholder relationships and even termination of your services as a project management professional or project manager. However, you can minimize the damage from an out-of-control budget by…

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Business Acumen: Seeing the Big Picture

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by Jeff Collins

Business acumen is about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions, no matter how small, can influence the bottom line. It can influence your whole organization and provide that additional edge that will lead to success. Business acumen requires an understanding of finance, strategy, and decision making. However, most managers and employees are…

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The Benefits of Consolidating Your Project Portfolio Data

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by Jeff Collins

Portfolio data may contain information regarding dozens of projects or programs, and the amount of information can easily cause problems. However, consolidating your project portfolio data can benefit your workload and organization in six ways. 1. Consolidated Project Portfolio Data Helps You Take Informed Risks Consolidated data enables project managers to base all decisions on…

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The ROI of an Oracle Primavera Training Course

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by Jeff Collins

Oracle Primavera is one of the most well-known, if not the most well-known, project management and scheduling software solutions in the world. However, Oracle Primavera is continually being updated and improved. Unfortunately, your current training on Primavera may actually be outdated, and you could be losing time and resources by not knowing how to take…

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9 Things Great Project Leaders Do Every Day

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by Jeff Collins

The following excerpt is from an article found on CIO.com, written by Moira Alexander. Every project leader is different, from their thought processes to their daily interactions, but there are a few things that great ones do every day that just might set them apart from the rest. Great Project Leaders Make Waves Making waves…

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Earned Value Management Formulas Every Project Manager Should Know

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by Joe Somerville

A major challenge Project Managers face is how to identify problems on their projects early enough to successfully make corrective actions. Understanding more about the status of your projects through earned value management (EVM) can help your organization achieve timely visibility into problems that can affect your project outcomes. Successful project managers understand the role…

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Improve Primavera P6 User Efficiency and Productivity with Outsourced Application Management Services

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by Jeff Collins

Project management teams rely on applications like Primavera P6 to effectively do their job. Supporting such complex applications can be daunting. Whether they are running on stand-alone computers or a server, someone has to install patches and upgrades to the applications so the project management team can access the latest version. Beyond maintenance, someone has…

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Achieving Project Portfolio Management Solutions with Oracle Primavera

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by Jeff Collins

Oracle’s Primavera Project Portfolio Management solutions offer the breadth and depth of functionality required to help companies institute an end-to-end portfolio governance process to deliver new product development success. Oracle’s Primavera solutions do this within a collaborative, web-based environment that coordinates multiple contributors no matter their position in the company or role in the particular…

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A Solution to Improve Project Lifecycle Management

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by Jeff Collins

When people talk about the project lifecycle, what they’re essentially talking about is a timeline. On one end of the timeline is the development phase of the project. It involves research, the allocation of responsibilities and other necessary tasks that will be performed before the project actually begins. On the opposite end of that spectrum…

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A Powerful Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solution

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by Jeff Collins

It seems that no matter where we turn these days, there are construction projects taking place left and right. From homes to skyscrapers to community buildings, many of these projects are quite complex. In order for these jobs to be carried out effectively, contractors must share first-rate collaboration skills with one another as well as…

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