Project Planning

Project Planning

How to Create a Flawless Construction Schedule for Clients

Unless you’re building a Lego spaceship with your kids, construction is never a spontaneous or fast process. The project life cycle begins when its owner identifies a need for a new structure or public improvement and ends when all work has been completed and approved by the appropriate authorities. During that time, all steps and

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5 Advantages of Systems Thinking and How to Make Full Use of It

Systems thinking is an entirely different way of managing your organization. A typical organization uses many different methods to market a product, buy merchandise, manage customer relationships, and so much more. By learning how to manage these procedures, you’ll be able to run your company more effectively. While business managers and entrepreneurs use this style

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What Is a Project Baseline And Why Is It Important?

You’ve probably heard the expression “We’re flying by the seat of our pants.” In project management, we call it operating without a baseline. Many years ago, I had a boss who used to say that all the time. He owned a successful company, which encouraged him to try his success in other areas, few of

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Scaling Up Your Business

In economics, an economy of scale allows companies to lower costs by increasing their production. The idea behind scaling up is fairly simple. All you have to do is think back to the last time you made dinner for a bunch of people to see how it works. When you make a dinner for 30

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Project Management Job Description (Copy + Paste for Free)

If you want a world-class employee, you need to create a top-notch project management job description to attract them. A good hiring ad clarifies the applicant’s role in the company. But more importantly, it means the right applicants apply for your job. Making a strong job ad involves choosing the right title, creating an attention-grabbing

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The 5 Project Management Steps You Don’t Want to Forget

Some people spend a lifetime training to be an efficient project manager. In other cases, the individual was thrown into the position and left to figure it out on their own. Whether you have recently started as a project manager or unintentionally took on the role, following the right project management steps will help you

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You’re Going to Fall in Love With These Visual Project Management Tools

Did you know the U.S. Department of Labor ran a study that found people remember 65% more details when a task is coupled with visuals? And do you know the percentage of information they remember after a meeting where you simply talk with them sharing verbal information? Less than 10%. Keeping this in mind in

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Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)

Do you know anyone at your office who always seems to be organized and have their life in order? Someone who is always punctual, continually maintains a professional appearance, and consistently has a clean workplace? These people may be a rare breed, but one thing is for certain: they weren’t born that way. Getting organized

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Does Your Project Portfolio Management Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today

Not too long ago, I attended a networking event in Midtown Manhattan. While standing in line for an event-themed cocktail, I started chatting with an intern from a creative agency that had opened for business last December. Naturally, she was talkative. When I told her that I was a project portfolio manager at my agency,

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What Every Manager Needs to Know About Project Charters

Zig Ziglar once said, “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.” Those two short sentences perfectly summarize the value of a project charter. While a calendar indicates how long your team has to get everything done, a charter plan shows everyone how to make the most out

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The Best Project Tracking Software for 2019

Whether you’re a business owner, a manager, a parent, or a war general, leaders around the world always want to ensure that those under their direction have the best tools to succeed. Parents teach their children lessons they can use as tools to better approach scenarios that come up in the future. War generals make

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Design Brief

If you’d asked me two years ago to show you how to write a design brief, I’d have said no. I know that sounds melodramatic, but it’s my way of saying that I didn’t like design briefs. I’d seen too many of them that were as original, meaningful, and appealing as another Kardashian. I also