Category: Project Management

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

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by Jeff Collins

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…

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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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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 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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5 Benefits of a Cloud Based Project Management Software

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by Innovative Management Solutions

Even basic project management software brings with it a wide range of different benefits that are hard to ignore. Instead of keeping reams of paper and notebook after notebook of information as your project goes on, you can enter everything into one interface that is then accessible at a moment’s notice. In the last few…

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5 Books Every Project Manager Should Read

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Once you have taken on the role of project manager, it can be easy to let the opportunities for expanding your knowledge base through project management books pass you by. Unfortunately, this means you could be missing out on valuable lessons and information for increasing your efficiency and skills. Although you must ensure your workers…

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