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5 Steps to Build Confidence in Your Team Members

In a previous post, 5 Tips to Build Confidence in Yourself As a Project Manager, we looked at how to build confidence in ourselves. In this post we change the focus and look at how to build confidence in others.…

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Added by Alison Meier on April 22, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

16 Things That a Good Project Manager Should Knows

  1. 1.       Well versed with Earned Value Management

Even if you are a project manager of new generation, it is always better to know that earned value management is quite useful to answer project sponsors (and other stakeholders) and becomes handy in explaining, justifying actions required to continue or stop a project.

  1. 2.       Set Right Goals and Expectations for Stakeholders

Good project managers clearly understands…

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Added by Dhan on November 5, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

7 Tips to Consider When a Project Is Failing

Post by Dhan, co-founder of Zilicus - Project Management Software.

As a project manager, many times you sense that there are early warning signs that project is getting delayed, heading toward wrong direction that eventually will fail. If you fail to understand these early warning signs, it is hard for take the project back to normal pace. In fact common statistical studies (refer: Standish group reports)…

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Added by Dhan on October 29, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

Dos and Don’ts of Project Team Manangement

 

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Added by Dhan on October 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Organizations Can Smoothly Work From Their Virtual Offices Through a Project Management System

Maintaining an office premises calls for heavy monetary investment as well as engages a number of employees and officials in doing nonproductive tasks.…

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Added by Sharon Thomson on October 18, 2013 at 2:17am — No Comments

Six Fundamental Rules for Effective Project Management

Organization has been facing an increasing demands from stakeholders. The demands not just for profitability, but also for accountability and transparency of project delivery. Such demands have forced  project management professionals to focus on effective, proven and repeatable processes. Here is my take. Simple 'Back-to-Basics' checklist/ rules of project…

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Added by Dhan on September 9, 2013 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

6 Basic Elements That Makes Project Management Unique and Challenging

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear an upfront question: “Project management unique in which category?”  Most of us know definition of project- as stated by PMBoK™. The answer is: There are certain aspects that set project management different from all other management activities. The other management activities can be managing routine things, conducting class, organizing training or workshop floor activities. Let’s look at which things separates…

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Added by Dhan on September 3, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

PMP® Exam Lessons Learned From Those Who Have Been There

By Amar Roy, PMP and Cornelius Fichtner, PMP



Are you considering studying for and obtaining your Project Management Professional (PMP)®Certification? Are you wondering what study tools and methods others have used successfully? Are you interested in reading about the exam experiences of those who have recently passed the PMP® Exam? Then there is a forum you should check out on The PM PrepCast website. All of…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on August 12, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

The Importance of Failing Productively

I recently attended the APM (Association for Project Management) yearly conference in London. The overarching theme was Adapt, and called on the project management profession to adapt its thinking to address the increasing expectations of society – a society that has a growing intolerance to failure and expects all projects to succeed.

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One of the most…

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Added by Alison Meier on July 23, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Infographic: 4 Lessons in Project Management from the Renaissance

Today’s projects don’t typically take 120 years to finish, and leadership doesn’t usually come in the form of a royal couple whose organization is a European country. But that was the Renaissance for you.

Still, history has its persevering way of giving us wisdom for the ages. Here are 4 epic renaissance projects and partnerships — and the lessons they model for our 21st century projects.…

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Added by Alison Meier on July 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Asana - what has been forgotten to implement for $40 million

It's always interesting to discuss about products, which have all the luck of popularity among users and trust from investors - this clearly says about the quality.

Sure, along with numerous good points Asana has some disadvantages, and some of them are important.

The first problem relates to invisibility of issues' structure and it doesn't allow…

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Added by Sam Chera on May 31, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

askcow - project management tool of new generation

Meet askcow - cutting-edge groupware for agile management

If someone would try to count existing project management services, he would hardly finish this task in an hour. But only few of listed services are good enough and up-to-date - technology develops very fast, and a product, which was perfect few years ago now becomes obsolete. …

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Added by Sam Chera on May 8, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

Avoid These Most Common Mistakes Which Lead To Project Failure

There are many ways in which project can fail. In order to deliver project successfully, entire team need to focus on doing things right. 10 things shared below is a "Dos and Don'ts" kind of check list.

Lack of clarity about project objectives

There is no point in running without a goal. It is critical to have…

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Added by Dhan on April 23, 2013 at 6:03am — No Comments

Project Managers are Solution Partners

A project manager agrees to manage a technical project that was two years old and had two previous project managers.  Given repeated failures and lack of progress, the assigned engineering team had little faith that the new project manager would make a difference.  But the project had the attention of the executive steering committee and canceling it was not an option.  So the project manager went on a mission to turn things around, and discovered that disruptions and other work requests…

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on April 21, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Who Are the Top Thinkers in Project Management Today?

Project management is currently undergoing its own Cambrian era, the geological period some 500 million years ago in which an epic explosion in diversity and transformation took place.  Whereas just a decade ago there were only a handful of robust desktop project management applications available in the market, there are now dozens (if not hundreds) of products available on the desktop, online, and on mobile devices.

Likewise, the Web has enabled more voices to contribute to the…

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Added by Alison Meier on April 4, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

More Career Opportunities With Construction Project Management Courses

Construction project management on the other hand refers to managing projects in the area of the construction industry. As a project manager, a person is expected to handle the various processes involved in construction project management. Because the role is quite specific, project managers can perform better if he enrolls in various construction project management courses.

The internet has made it easier to get an online…

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Added by Matt J. Solis on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Questions & Answers for the PMP Exam

The Questions & Answers for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam is now available for download at http://traffic.libsyn.com/pmpodcast/PMP_Exam_Q_and_A.pdf .



If you are already a subscriber of The Free PM PrepCast, you will get this for free…

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Added by Cornelius Fichtner on March 4, 2013 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Tips for Effective Project Risk Management

Why projects fail?

Are you struggling to answer this question? You might as well look at the publicly available statistics for the reasons e.g. CHAOS report published by Standish Group, says 31% of projects got cancelled before completion & 52% of projects cost shoot up to 180+% of their…

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Added by Dhan on February 27, 2013 at 9:05am — 1 Comment

Project Progress Tracking With Statistical Process Control: Early warning of a late finish

This post is to present and discuss Project Progress Charting using principles of statistical process control for managing time-critical projects that simply "must" finish as planned. The progress chart compares actual progress to planned progress as does EVM tracking, but unlike EVM tracking, Progress charts also provide early warning of a likely late finish.

The Project Management Control Chart distinguishes between minor schedule slips and problems that call for serious…

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Added by Marty Schmidt on February 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Earn Team Member’s Respect and Lead Team

I consider myself lucky, as I got opportunities to work with incredibly proficient managers who have been thorough professionals - who lead their companies through difficult times and it is something I respect them, even today. I also realized that we always shared a personal…

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Added by Dhan on February 12, 2013 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

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