Project Planning

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10 Tech Tools That Will Help You Turn Chaos Into Order

Starting any business has its fair share of hurdles and obstacles, so make sure you start on the right foot in designing the best possible process for your company. With multiple team players, tasks, and projects, it can be overwhelming to find a simple organization program for your small business team. In this age of

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The Top 10 Planning Tools for Managers

A business or company can be difficult to manage. Especially when it comes to managing employees, organizing budgets, running meetings, etc. When it comes to managing a business or a team, having strategies in place and being able to effectively communicate is just as important as having a plan to grow the business. Having a

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Why Stakeholders Will Make Or Break Your Next Project

There are several different kinds of people involved in a project. Perhaps one of the most valuable people in a project is a stakeholder. But why? What makes a stakeholder so important? In truth, a stakeholder can make or break a project. Here’s how: What is a stakeholder? The short answer for this question is

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Change Management Explained In 8 Easy Steps (We Promise!)

Vogue editor Anna Wintour was once asked what word made her cringe every time she heard it used by someone in the fashion industry. Without hesitation, she replied, “Journey.” Like Ms. Wintour, project managers have a word we don’t greet with enthusiasm: change. No one is overjoyed at the prospect of backtracking or changing direction

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How to Create a Free Gantt Chart Template in 10 Minutes Without Using Excel

Project managers around the world will agree, the most time consuming aspect of being a project manager is creating timelines. Time is a constantly evolving variable, so it’s always a good idea to look for ways to manage it well. What if it were possible to create a Gantt chart template in 10 minutes? Even

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The Budget Calculator: Craft a Beautiful Budget With This New Tool

Looking for a classy invoice that will keep you organized and impress clients? Toggl Plan’s new budget calculator is the perfect tool for you. The budget calculator is easy to use and creates a professional-looking PDF invoice that you can download instantly and send to your clients. With this plug-and-play tool, simply enter tasks, dates,

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7 Kickoff Meeting Best Practices for Successful Project Collaborations

A kickoff meeting is what gets your project started on the right foot. How do you host a successful one? Here’s what you need to know.

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Project Planning 101: How to Stay In Budget and On Deadline

To be a successful at project planning, you need to be able to deliver quality work while balancing a budget and sticking to a deadline. This can be a tricky process even for simple projects, which is why advance planning and organization are essential. The tips below can help you accomplish your project planning goals

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What Is A Gantt Chart? (And How It Made Me a Better Manager)

Every year, the manufacturing company where I used to work had a holiday party. In addition to drinks, dancing, and dinner, it featured an awards ceremony where employees received prizes for “Best Smile,” “Microsoft Master,” stuff like that. I can’t remember now what awards I got, but none of them were ever for “Best Team

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Project Time Management: How to Manage Your Project Schedule

When managing a project, one of the most important aspects to master is project time management. If everything is scheduled perfectly, but you don’t manage your time correctly, the project could still end in failure. It’s important to start practicing proper project time management skills now, so that you can make accurate time estimates in

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What are the 4 Stages of the Product Life Cycle?

When project managers refer to a product they’re working on as their ‘baby’, they’re not exactly wrong. Like a human being, a product is born, grows up, matures, and then passes. These four stages are known as its life cycle. While some product lives are extended (how many versions of the iPhone have there been?),

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The Best Project Management Software for 2019

Has your team missed yet another deadline? Blame technology. No, I’m not trying to grab your attention by making a dramatic yet groundless statement. Technology has allowed businesses and organizations of all sizes to produce goods and services that would have been impossible 10 years ago. The problem is that not enough companies are advancing