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5 Reasons to Conduct Schedule Risk Analysis for Your Oil & Gas Project

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by Joe Somerville

The oil and gas industry faces dozens of challenges throughout the course of business, especially considering the development of new sites and ensuring proper project management. In order for oil and gas industry projects to be successful and bring in a high return on investment, project managers must thoroughly understand how a thorough schedule risk…

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5 Signs That You Were Meant to Be a Project Manager

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by Joe Somerville

Have you thought about what you want to do with your life? If this sounds like the opening to a speech from high school, you’re not mistaken. However, project management is growing more each year. Companies need dedicated, worthy project managers, and you may be the right person for the job. If you haven’t thought…

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5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Project Management Process Isn’t Working

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by Joe Somerville

The Enterprise Project Management Process, also commonly referred to as the EPPM, is always one of the most important parts of any project. The right type of enterprise project management process can be a great way to make sure that all team members are always on the right track, that everyone is being as productive…

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5 Signs Your Project Management Software Is Outdated

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by Jeff Collins

In project management, it is easy to become bogged down with endless responsibilities and tasks. Unfortunately, the multitude of responsibilities you have may leave you working with an outdated project management software. However, you can know when it is time to upgrade your existing software platform by learning to recognize these signs. 1. Issues Going Unresolved Is…

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5 Signs You Are A Strong Project Leader

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Project managers have a duty to ensure the success of a given project. However, you may be unaware of how you can know you are a strong project manager. Ultimately, these scenarios represent your abilities in this role. The following five scenarios are identifying markers of strong project managers. Strong Project Managers Have PMP Certification. A strong…

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5 Signs Your Project Management Team is Burnt Out

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by Jeff Collins

As a project manager, you have places to go, things to finish, people to meet, and schedules to figure out. Unfortunately, too much work can be detrimental to your project, and eventually, you or your project team is going to get burnt out. However, you can help to curb this burn out by noticing when…

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5 Signs Your Project Team is Unhappy

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by Jeff Collins

An unhappy project team is the enemy of successful projects, and as a project manager, you need to make sure your project team stays happy. However, you cannot realistically keep your project management team happy if you do not notice signs of unhappiness. Since everyone responds differently to work, figuring out what members of your…

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5 Steps in Using Project Delivery to Save a Project From Failing

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by Jeff Collins

If the concept of Murphy’s Law (which dictates that anything that can go wrong invariably will go wrong) is true anywhere, it is true in the realm of project delivery. Even when you’ve got a team filled with talented and passionate individuals that are being led by an oil and gas industry professional who can clearly see…

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5 Steps to Assessing Your Projects Risk

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by Jeff Collins

Risks are inherent within project management, and understanding how to properly assess your project’s risk can be the determining factor in its success or failure. Additionally, failure to monitor, analyze, and mitigate risks in an effective manner results in an untrustworthy appearance to stakeholders. However, you can make assessing your project’s risk simple by following…

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5 Steps To Becoming A More Productive Project Manager

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by Joe Somerville

Overcoming challenges and adapting to the needs and demands of your surroundings makes up the most common aspects of productive project managers. However, project managers are not born productive, and many continue to work hard to learn how to become more effective, productive, and reliable in their work. Fortunately, the steps of becoming a productive…

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5 Time Management Tips to Start Practicing Today

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by Jeff Collins

In project management, there never seems to be enough time to get everything finished. Upper-level management wants detailed analyses on the project’s budget and progress, employees have concerns about assigned activities, and members of the project management team are awaiting your instructions. Your responsibilities as a project manager can be extensive and draining, but all of your…

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7 Elements Needed for Running A Project Management Office

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by Jeff Collins

Before you can start running a project management office, you must first define the purpose and what the PMO will look like. Without this foundation, all of the other work you do will be in jeopardy. This helps gain clarity and agreement on what you are doing and why. You can think of this as chartering…

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