Category: Project Management

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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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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5 Tips for Developing the Best Project Schedule

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by Jeff Collins

Out of all project management responsibilities, the project schedule be your primary concern. The project schedule determines what will be completed, when it will be completed, and how it will be completed. The project schedule is crucial to ensuring all activities and tasks adhere to your budget, and it helps maintain accountability in the event…

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5 Tips For Effective Project Collaboration

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by Jeff Collins

There are plenty of ways to improve project collaboration. While you have the option of paying for classes to learn how to achieve efficient project collaboration in your office, you can also start improving your team collaboration by using these five tips. 1. Remember You’re Not a Project Management Software This is the most common…

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5 Tips for handling Difficult Enterprise Project Management

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by Jeff Collins

If you find that an enterprise project management experience is exceedingly difficult, you’re probably falling into one of a few common traps. The key in these types of situations is to learn the pitfalls that you’re likely to encounter ahead of time so that you can avoid them altogether. There are a few key tips…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Time Management

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by Jeff Collins

Time is everything in project management. The project needs to be completed by the deadline, resources need to be delivered, and everyone in the project is paid on the basis of worked hours. Your responsibilities extend far and wide in the project, but you cannot micromanage the project. If you do, you will encounter delays and encourage…

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5 Ways to Save Time (And Money) On Your Enterprise Construction Projects

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by Jeff Collins

When it comes to enterprise construction projects, there are always a few key things to keep in mind. For starters, time and money are two of the most valuable resources that you have at your disposal. The key thing to takeaway, however, is that these are not renewable resources. You don’t have an infinite supply…

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6 Project Risks That Can Lead to Sabotage

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by Jeff Collins

Risk is a certain fundamental element of every project. No matter how hard you try to avoid it, it will rear its ugly head time and again. The key is looking at the big picture at the outset of a project, however, and identifying these risks up front so you know exactly what steps you…

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6 Reasons Why Projects Fail, Even When Using PM Software

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by Jeff Collins

Project management software is a valuable tool to team leaders everywhere. It is not, however, designed to do all of your work for you. A large number of project managers have issues with project management software and achieving the types of success that they need. By understanding the common types of issues that people in…

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6 Tips for Effectively Managing Small Projects

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by Jeff Collins

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…

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6 Tips for Passing the PMP Certification

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by Jeff Collins

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 for the exam, follow…

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7 PMP Exam Prep Books and Resources You Should Utilize

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by Jeff Collins

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 skills. Before you decide…

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