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Achieving Project Portfolio Management Solutions with Oracle Primavera

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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 contributor...

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A Solution to Improve Project Lifecycle Management

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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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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 with t...

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

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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-...

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A 3-Step Approach for Better Project Performance

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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 Better Proje...

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8 Project Processes to Amp Up Performance

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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 ...

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7 Project Scheduling Best Practices You Can't Afford to Ignore

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Projects of all sizes need to have proper project schedules in order to stay within their proper timelines and scope. Project scheduling software like Oracle's Primavera P6, allows you to organize tasks and keep track of changes as they come along. Although a software will allow you to stay organized and keep track of things, there are other are...

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7 PMP Exam Prep Books and Resources You Should Utilize

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To gain a competitive advantage over other project managers, you need to obtain your PMP certification. The PMP exam is considered the defining factor of the best project managers and project management staff around the world. However, the exam requires attention, preparation, and a commitment to superior understanding of project management skil...

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7 Common Project Portfolio Dashboard Mistakes

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A project portfolio dashboard is one of the most effective ways to gain insights into how a project and the project team functions, but it can quickly become a nightmare. As a project or program manager, you need to know how to avoid these seven common project portfolio dashboard mistakes. Mistake 1: Dashboard Is Static The project portfolio das...

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6 Tips for Passing the PMP Certification

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Passing the PMP Certification shows future employers you have the skills necessary to successfully organize, run, and oversee a given project. The PMP Certification is the only globally recognized certification for project management, and companies will usually hire someone with this certification over someone who lacks it. To help you prepare f...

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6 Tips for Effectively Managing Small Projects

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Do you ever sit and think about how many responsibilities you have to fulfill today? Without realizing it, you will be communicating with your students, clients, or coworkers. You will need to make sure your income exceeds your expenses, and you will still need to meet the expectations of your superiors. This may sound like a simple job descript...

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6 Reasons Your Project Could Benefit From Staff Augmentation Services

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Throughout the course of your projects, you may find yourself in need of staff augmentation services. In a basic sense, staff augmentation services enable you to expand your existing workforce, but the benefits extend beyond schedule needs. As a project manager, you need to consider how staff augmentation can help you ensure the success of your ...

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