Project Planning

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What’s a PMO and How Can It Help Your Team’s Project Management?

PMOs increase successful projects by 38% because they provide a predictable, repeatable way of getting projects across the finish line.

Project Planning

Lessons Learned: A Simple Framework for Project Managers

“Not again!” I could hear Dan, one of the other project managers, from across the hall. Excusing myself to my co-worker, I hurried over.  “What’s happened?” He gestured to his computer screen, which looked like it had a new Easter egg screensaver. “Paul sent this UI to the client without running it by me first.”

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The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Software

Going through the seemingly never-ending list of small business software available across the web is staggering and quite frankly exhausting. With thousands of companies out there promising solutions to every problem under the sun, how is a business owner supposed to know where to begin? Instead of spending entire days on Google looking at each

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The Complete Guide to Work Management Software

As a business owner or team manager, do you ever find yourself wishing you had four arms to streamline your daily efforts? Whether you’re running a business on your own or you have a group of employees to assist you, there always seems to be something that has to be done. And after you complete

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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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10 Visual Project Management Tools, Perfect For Creative People [2021]

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 relation to the

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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,