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IT Project Management Made Easy

Project management has come a long way in recent years. As an IT project manager, you’ll find that your job doesn’t really differ from a normal project manager. There are a few topics to go over, however, which you can easily apply to your IT project management workflow. What is IT project management? IT project

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How to Get Started with Lean Project Management

Lean project management sounds like a brand-new concept when in actuality it’s been around for over 40 years. Until the 1990s, however, it was mostly applied in the manufacturing industry. Then it slowly took hold in construction projects. Now, fortunately for project managers across all sectors, the lean philosophy is more widespread and making a

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Agile Project Management

When it comes to project management, there are many different ways to get the job done. It can be a hair-pulling tornado of frustration sometimes, but the core of the job stays the same. Deadlines need to be met, meetings need to be held, and team members need to be guided. Agile project management is

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How to Make a Timeline for Your Next Product Launch

Congratulations! You just scored another project. You’ve worked hard as a project manager and it’s really paying off. Now you just have to iron out a few details in order to make this thing really work. Your first step? You need to figure out how to make a timeline that works for your team, while

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The Benefits of SWOT Analysis in Project Management

SWOT. It sounds like something you’d do to a fly. Despite the onomatopoeia, this isn’t the case. What is SWOT? SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The concept is simple: In a SWOT analysis you try highlight areas of a project that can make it more successful. Then you look at aspects of

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Becoming a Tribal Leader in Just *GASP* 5 Actionable Steps

Tribal leadership sounds like a weird, meaningless buzzword, but we swear it isn’t. I mean, you’ve probably heard it before–during a tedious business lecture, maybe, or mentioned by your boss. But it has meaning! (YES). WE’RE NOT LYING!

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How People Learn: 7 Tips to Master New Skills

When it comes to mastering a new skill (whatever it may be!), understanding a bit about how people learn can help you transform from total newbie to proficient.

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Prioritizing Your Project Management Calendar To Get The Most Out Of Your Business

All right, so you’ve got a hang on your to-do lists, but if you’re running a serious business and wish to grow, you have to do a little better. Time to leave your pen and paper type of deal and start considering putting that calendar to use. Let us tell you, planning and jotting down

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Learn How to Read Faster With These 6 Actionable Tips

Perhaps figuring out how to read faster hasn’t been high on your list of to-dos until you saw this headline. After all, what impact could reading faster really have on your day-to-day life? As it turns out, quite a bit.

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Deliberate Practice: Effectively Learn New Skills in 6 Easy Steps

Deliberate practice makes perfect.

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9 Bulletproof Self-Improvement Techniques

Remember, you only have 8,760 hours in the year. How will you spend them to get the most productivity, pride, health, wealth, and happiness?

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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