Project Planning

Project Planning

8 Amazing Project Management Hacks

2018 is well underway and we’re all optimistic about our New Year’s resolutions. Of course, you probably made a list of improvements you want to see for yourself this year. Has ‘being better in project management’ find its way on the list? While we can’t advise you on how to improve your gym results (or

Project Planning

8 Effective Ways to Get More Out Of Project Management

Project managers are oftentimes a jack of all trades, juggling organizational and interpersonal skills effectively. They sometimes work unsociable hours to refine the business plan while being optimistic and exuding energy and joy in the office. You too can get more out of project management and become not only a better manager but a better

Project Planning

Project Planning: From Start To Finish

A lot of people think project planning isn’t such a complicated thing to do. Just decide your team, assign tasks and you’re good to go some would say. Although they are somewhat right, there’s more to it than it meets the eye. Great project planning is crucial if you want to keep things afloat and

Project Planning

Project Planning Tips for Dummies

There is no such thing as a ‘perfect plan’. The secret is to plan and plan again until you get better at it. Check out “Project Planning Steps for Dummies” before reading this post. After you have acquainted yourself to some of the terms and core concepts, try to implement a few of the following

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Ultimate Project Planning To Do List

We have to admit, sometimes we depreciate the value of to do lists, but man did those helped me on more than one occasion. Truth be told, having a to-do list at the beginning of your day makes it far better than not having anything. In the end, it is an extremely powerful tool. And

Project Planning

Project Planning Steps for Dummies

You don’t have to feel embarrassed about being a rookie when it comes to project planning. We have all been there, you know – looking up definitions, terms, tips and tricks, and tutorials. What’s worse is faking that you have it all figured out. We should strive to learn one concept at a time, and

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Small business task management best practices

Task management can be convoluted and confusing even within a small business. For this very reason, we have analyzed a few suggested practices for project managers. We have clumped together several successful practices as PPP – People Planning Purpose (granted, not the most creative mnemonic). PEOPLE As mentioned in earlier posts, people are the most

Tools

Planning resource use to achieve business objectives and KPIs

In a previous post, we have discussed resource planning along with a four-step tutorial using a project management tool. The next step is figuring out how to make the most out of your resources in order to maximize profits and reach your business objectives and KPIs. Business objectives and KPIs differ from your company’s vision,

Methods

Step by step process: resource planning with a simple Gantt chart tool

As mentioned in an earlier post, resource planning begins with devising a plan which outlines the necessary resources for your project. Toggl Plan works great for visualizing and planning, but if you want to try out Gantt charting, there are plenty of options out there. We picked GanttProject since it is a free and open

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Top 23 Must-Read Project Management Books for New Managers

You can find a wealth of project management books on today’s retail and virtual shelves. But, how do you sort through the stacks and find the information that applies to your situation?

Tools

How Is Resource Planning Done In Software Project Management?

Resource planning boils down to coming up with a plan in which you identify the necessary resources for a successful project. To some, resource planning sounds like a simple bullet list, but it is actually more complex than that. Worse, if you do not make a plan, we can assume you have unlimited resources at

Tools

How To Use Gantt Charts And Why Are They Beneficial?

An introductory guide to how to use Gantt charts We already talked about the advantages of the Gantt charts over to do lists or any other classic way of planning the project’s activities, but we haven’t talked very much about how to use Gantt charts. Admit it; it’s truly hard to stay organized with those