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8 Project Processes to Amp Up Performance

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by Jeff Collins

Large projects with many steps and multiple teams performing the work can quickly devolve into a mire of confusion if managers aren’t careful. That’s why project processes are so important, because they keep everything on track, ensure employees are accountable to their superiors and the work that is expected of them, and provide valuable tools for oversight,…

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A 3-Step Approach for Better Project Performance

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by Jeff Collins

Project managers are tasked with difficult projects on a regular basis. The approach that they adopt goes a long way in determining the quality of the results. To achieve better project performance, project managers should embark on new challenges with an organized and well thought out approach instead of a haphazard one. 3 Steps to…

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A One Stop Shop for Planning, Risk Analysis, and Cost Management

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by Jeff Collins

Project managers within the oil and gas industry need a resource that is capable of monitoring hundreds of different factors, which range from resource availability to potential “what if” scenarios. Safran Project enables carefully monitoring of the three most important aspects of project management–planning, risk analysis, and cost management–by combining multiple tools into one, user-friendly…

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3 Signs You Should Invest In an Oracle Primavera Training Course

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Oracle Primavera is meant to reduce your workload as a project management company, and improve the overall workflow and efficiency of your team. Unfortunately, not using the system correctly or failing to take advantage of the tools within Primavera can result in additional delays and problems throughout your project. As a result, you need to…

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3 Simple Things Project Managers Can do to Make Their Lives Easier

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by Innovative Management Solutions

As a project manager, you have hundreds of responsibilities. You have to get the reports out to executive-level management.  You need to hold weekly meetings with your staff. You need to update your software. You need to balance your budget and resources, and you need to keep your sanity. Project management is filled with challenges,…

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3 Team Collaboration Tips Every Project Manager Should Know

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Depending on the length of your project, collaboration can become stale. Members of the project team may find their own clicks, and certain members may want to always have the same responsibilities. However, project management is susceptible to change, and regardless of what changes occur, your project management team needs to work together towards success….

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3 Tips for Hiring the Right Project Managers

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by Innovative Management Solutions

The importance of hiring the right project manager cannot be overstated enough. The project manager won’t necessarily be doing every last bit of work with regards to a project, but he or she will be the leader who takes the reigns of the proverbial ship and makes sure that everything is coming in on time…

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3 Ways to Advance Your Career with a PMP Training Course

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by Innovative Management Solutions

The field of project management is in a constant state of change. New software comes out periodically, and new technologies are always changing how activities and tasks are completed throughout your project.  As a project manager, you need to be aware of these changes when they occur. However, you can show your current and prospective…

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3 Ways to Effectively Manage Project Scope

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by Joe Somerville

As a project manager, you will face an endless barrage of changes to your project’s plan. Unfortunately, some of these changes will result in delays, additional stretching of a finite budget, and problems. These changes in project scope are commonly referred to as project creep. Without a proper understanding of how to effectively manage project…

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4 Best Practices for Reducing Project Risk

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by Joe Somerville

An effective risk management program is essential to modeling and reducing risk for your project. If you fail to create an accurate representation of the potential risks to your project, your project will be more likely to incur delays and additional costs, if not fail entirely. However, you can reduce risk to your project by following a…

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4 Ways to Spring Clean Your Construction Projects

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Many people use spring as a great opportunity to open up some windows, let in some fresh air, and really breathe new life into their homes. It’s a great opportunity to throw off the shackles of the winter weather and move forward in a bold and dramatic fashion with a completely new mindset. The same…

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4 Ways to Transform Your Business with Oracle Primavera Engineering and Construction

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One of the main keys to successfully completing a project is always making sure that you have a plan in place before it ever begins. When you think about all of the moving parts of a project – which are not limited only to your team members – you begin to realize just how disastrous…

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