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How and Why You Need to Gain Experience as a Project Manager

There are positions available for project managers all over modern America. However not all project managers have the required skills to do the job they are given. Indeed, some people find themselves in the role as a result of a request by their employer. Would they be able to handle a project for the next couple of days, weeks or months? The answer is, of course, yes, and this can often be the turning point into a new career that wasn’t planned for.

However it matters little whether you are looking into this career as a possibility or you are already there by chance rather than design. Gaining experience is essential if you are to excel in this position. The more you have the easier you will find it to manage each new project that comes your way.

Start small

It is unlikely you would start your career in project management by handling a multi-million dollar project with huge responsibilities that impacted every area of a business. Read the Complete Article

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Intervals New Features – Task Checklists and Kanban Board

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intervals-logo Intervals online time tracking, task management and project management software has released its October 2014 update with exciting new features. Since the beginning, its creators designed and developed the software to solve the real challenges they face daily as they work on their projects. After more than a decade, it has become the preferred tool by many companies in over 100 countries to track their time, manage their tasks, and give them reports to make sure they are doing their businesses profitably. The latest update includes new features of checklists, snapshot reports, a Kanban board, and more.

Task Checklists

Intervals has comprehensive task management, capable of managing the life and workflow of tasks with features such as document uploads, versioning, notes, and more. The new Task Checklists adds even more capabilities to an already formidable set of functionality. Read the Complete Article

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daPulse Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

logo daPulse is an online software that serves as a tool for collaboration and communication for fast growing companies. It provides a place for people to have the ability to work as one company across various places, communicate with different employees, and to get to know each of them in all other branches and locations, whether in a high level or a low-level, in their professional settings, such as work place, school or other enterprise in real-time. The main purpose of daPulse is bridging the gap between the personnel, by creating the company’s big picture of the whole process for everyone in the company. Because of this transparency, everyone knows where the company is heading and helps them move fast in the same direction.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Functional Project Tracking and Task Management – Several companies use very sophisticated project management and team collaboration tools for their various client engagements.

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Contatta Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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contatta logo Overview Presentation

Contatta is a cloud-based software for team collaboration and email. The word can mean to “make contact” in Italian, and it is an application that helps people make contact, communicate, and collaborate in an effective way across any device. It is a complete software with its own client email as compared to a set of different integrated programs trying to appear as one. It is a productivity tool that tries to streamline how people use email as its central application without overextending its intended use. It is a collaborative platform that allows for central contact management, quick social communication, one-to-one private messaging, efficient task reminders, organized file sharing, and more.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Workrooms and EmailContatta cloud-based team collaboration software allows users to create workrooms where they can invite team members, customers, partners and vendors for faster and more organized communication.

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JoomlaLMS Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

joomlalms logo Overview Presentation

JoomlaLMS is a fully functional learning management system running on the popular Joomla! CMS open source platform. It is a cost-effective solution where individuals and organizations are able to offer and provide an e-learning system or portal without having to invest huge sums of financial resources. Up to 50 percent of the usual costs can be cut when compared to using other options currently available in the market. Moreover, the Joomla! platform provides thousands of ready-made extensions that can help customize and/or integrate a solution without technical complexity or prolonged development activity.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Advanced System and User Settings Technology- JoomlaLMS learning management system has multi-user language interface. It is customizable for customer branding with a configurable Front page. It is designed and developed using Web 2.0 and Ajax technologies, and complies with SCORM and AICC web-based e-learning standards and specs. It has several built-in user roles, user groups and group management, with customizable user profiles.

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Interested in tips on how to pass a project management certification? Do you have lessons to share? Here's a place to help each other!
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Profile Information

Company:
The pm411.org Project Management Podcast
Job Title:
Internet Radio Show Host
City:
Chicago
State:
IL
Country:
USA
Industry:
Manufacturing, Technology
Professional PM certifications:
Yes
Years in Project Management:
15+
Any other comments about yourself?
I am an internet radio show host for The pm411.org Project Management Podcast as well as a Director of Program Management for an Pro Audio equipment manufacturer.
Website 1:
http://www.pm411.org

Ron Holohan, MBA PMP's Blog

Five tips for more effective status reports

Recently I was interviewed on one of my favorite podcasts, The Bigg Success Show, and I provided George and Mary-Lynn with 2 Tips for More Effective Project Status Reports.



Below I provide three additional tips for a total of five tips that will help you write status reports that people will actually read!



Tip #1 - Know your audience!

Ask yourself these questions:



- Who will be reading your status report? Team members? Management? Your… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 9:02pm

6 Steps for Successful Schedules

Creating a comprehensive schedule is one of the more difficult activities that Project Managers face. Schedule creation is often considered more art than science - and results often support this. What is often more frustrating is that team members often find themselves on one team with a project manager that creates and manages schedules a particular way and on another team with a project manager with a different approach.



I often hear from people on teams, "why can't all project… Continue

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 8:55pm

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