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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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