Archive for March, 2013

Why the World Would End Without Project Management

Posted on March 29th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Well, we made it to 2013 and we are all still here. We’ve survived many predictions that the world will end, the most recent being in December 2012. Sure there are many things that could cause the world to end: a giant meteor hitting Earth, a worldwide technological crash, and..
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Project Management 101

Posted on March 25th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Risk, Risk Management

Project managers come in all different shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. Project managers’ experiences, skills, and backgrounds all differ. Some project managers manage only a few projects at a time that last for several months, while other project manages manage up to fifty projects at one..
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What Makes a Project Successful?

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management

We all measure success differently. Some measure success by how much money they make, or what position they hold, or merely the ability to make a difference each day. This could mean becoming a manager or vice president, making six figures a year, or working or educating children, volunteering and..
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Gathering Customer Requirements: What’s Your Methodology?

Posted on March 19th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Monitoring

Professional project managers understand that gathering customer requirements is a crucial realm of project management. Customer requirements have a heavy impact on a project, its outcome and success, and overall customer satisfaction. This is why project managers need to gather as much information, data, and specifications up front in a..
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Creative Project Management the Right Way

Posted on March 16th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Some project management roles can be predictable, lacking challenge, and maybe even boring. Some project management roles differ per client and per project, providing that extra edge and excitement (or perhaps additional stress or frustration). So regardless of your project preferences, or your outlook on them, most project managers greatly..
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Your Project Management Career

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management

Maybe you got into project management because you run a business, maybe you fell into it by accident, or maybe a part of you just loves it. Regardless of what your reason is, project management is where it’s at today…in any industry. So where’s your project management career headed? Where..
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Why Your Project Management Secret Never Works Out the Way You Plan

Posted on March 12th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Project Management

So what’s every project manager’s dirty secret? If you are a professional project manager, then you guessed it: missed deadlines. Most will even joke about them. The truth is project managers work with customers and stakeholders and draft schedules, and we make every attempt to stay on schedule, but more..
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The 4 Functions of Management

Posted on March 5th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Team Management

Regardless of what industry you work in, or what your area of expertise is, all organizations can follow the four key management functions. In the realm of project management, these four functions typically fall into project mangers’ laps. So what are these four management functions and how do they apply..
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Project Management and Decision Making

Posted on March 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Decisions, Leadership, Management, Monitoring, Project Management

It’s no secret that decision-making is a large portion and a key component of project management. Many of the decisions project managers make relate to risk management and response and dealing with the volatility of customer requirements. Each decision should have its own process. Project management leaders need to make..
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Resourceful Project Management in the Healthcare Arena

Posted on March 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Project Management as a vendor in Healthcare Arena: Project Management in the Healthcare arena can be vastly different from a standard project you may be working on in other business settings.Things like Resources,Time,Money, and Scope are often times fluid and its hard to plan for the unexpected.In managing several different projects..
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