Archive for February, 2013

A Project Manager’s Power to Influence

Posted on February 21st, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management

Whether we realize it or not, professional project managers have the power to influence. The joke goes that project managers have all the responsibility but none of the power. While this may certainly be true in many organizations, we do, however, have the power to influence. So where are the..
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Wrike Project Management Review

Posted on February 19th, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Wrike is an extremely simple looking project management system which runs very fast and streamlines many processes. It does not have as many features as many alternatives, but would still get the job done, depending on the project’s complexity. Some project managers may opt for a system that is more..
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8 Great Project Management Apps for Android and Apple

Posted on February 16th, 2013 · Posted in Reviews, Software

Back in the day, when “the cloud” was a mass of condensed moisture that might look like a cow and someone talking about “an app” meant catching 40 winks, project managers who wanted to tap the power of technology were chained to cumbersome mainframes and clunky software. Today’s wide variety..
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Project Requirements and Elicitation Techniques

Posted on February 14th, 2013 · Posted in Project Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

Elicitation techniques must focus on creating or developing requirements rather than the actual design or how project tasks and activities fit together for the overall project. Implementing proper elicitation techniques should work in both project managers’ and clients’ concerns simultaneously in order to ensure client satisfaction and overall project success...
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Project Management: Gathering Project Data

Posted on February 12th, 2013 · Posted in Decisions, Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

Gathering project data can be a difficult task for project managers. This takes knowing your projects and knowing your customers. Before assigning a project or delegating project tasks, there are a few steps project managers should master to make sure all relevant project data is gathered properly. So when project..
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Project Management: Functional vs. Nonfunctional Customer Requirements

Posted on February 8th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Tips and Tricks

At one time or another, professional project managers need to deal with customer requirements. These might include project specifications, or instructions, or even information on final project deliverables. Customer requirements can be broken down into two categories: functional and nonfunctional customer requirements. What is the difference between functional and nonfunctional..
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The Top 3 Tips For Good Project Management

Posted on February 5th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Monitoring

All professional project managers have their own preferred styles and techniques when it comes to managing projects, teams, and stakeholders. While project managers come from different professional and educational backgrounds and even work in different project management capacities, there are several realms of the job that pertain to all industries,..
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Project Management and Customer Requirements

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Risk, Team Management, Tips and Tricks

One of the most risky and challenging realms of project management is customer requirements and specifications. This is a challenging area because even the slightest misinterpretation can result in an error, a delay, or an unhappy customer with the final deliverables and product. What are some ways project managers can..
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