Archive for July, 2012

The Cult of Done Manifesto

Posted on July 30th, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management

Everything in life is nonsense. Sometimes, I find great comfort in thinking that life is an utterly stupid experience. In that spirit, ‘cult of done’ could be interpreted as pure nonsense. Anyway, coming out of that nonsense approach, pretending that everything has some meaning, will give meaning to it. No..
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Necessary Features for Your Project Management Software

Posted on July 27th, 2012 · Posted in Software

We have come to believe – right or wrong – that life would be impossible without ‘software’. I have given serious thought to this many times. In a way, it is true. We had ‘software’ before we had ‘software’. You never imagine that our brain is a nice collection of..
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What is the Reason Behind Your Process and How Can That Lead to Success?

Posted on July 25th, 2012 · Posted in Communication, Decisions

Proper understanding of your project is necessary to ensure success. The success of a project can be easily defined by meeting your deadline and finishing under budget. However, as a project manager you must take in account the customer’s reaction and keep that in mind during the life cycle of..
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Budget Running Out? Some Useful Tips for a Project Manager

Posted on July 16th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Properly estimating the overall budget of a project is absolutely an indispensable matter. Budget should be prepared comprehensively before starting any sort of project activities. Failing to define the budget properly and doing project related activities without being conscious about the money available will inevitably lead towards project failure. As..
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Tips for Choosing the Right Project Management Software

Posted on July 14th, 2012 · Posted in Software

Unless one has been living under a rock for the last thirty years, it has become clear that managing a business in modern times is no easy feat. The internet and the information revolution have presented enterprises with unprecedented access to some of the most cutting-edge tools to help ease..
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Identifying the Bottleneck in Your Project

Posted on July 13th, 2012 · Posted in Monitoring, Project Management, Software, Tips and Tricks

Recently I happened to read a funny but insightful anecdote about routine work of a project manager in the IT sphere. The project was to develop a 3D model of an elephant. PM says “We will use a programming approach to implement a modular solution.” So, the programmer takes a..
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The 5 Must-Have Features for Project Management Software

Posted on July 12th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Software

When you are trying to keep track of different projects, project managers must display patience and the ability to sort through details. You will want to keep track of the time and money invested in the project. You should also be able to access this information easily whenever a team..
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Project Managers: Leading When You’re Not Always the Leader

Posted on July 11th, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Management

A leader does not necessarily need to have the title. Any team member can be a leader and an example for their coworkers. Being a leader involves having an informal approach to your colleagues, but to be there to put in the work as part of the team. A leader..
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10 Keys to Managing Remote Teams

Posted on July 9th, 2012 · Posted in Management

In today’s technological society and business world, we have no choice but to adopt technology. Although one may argue that technology has complicated our lives, one also may argue that is has made us more efficient, helped us to become more organized, and even helped streamline our professional lives. As..
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The Top 10 Traits of a Successful Project Manager

Posted on July 6th, 2012 · Posted in Leadership, Project Management, Risk Management, Small Business

Being a project manager is not easy. Not only do you have to be the most organized and put together individual on your team, you also have to worry about your job being on the line if a project is not finished successfully. While managing projects for Victory Productions, a..
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