Archive for October, 2013

Successful Project Management: Procurement Management Planning

Posted on October 31st, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management

Procurement management, organization, and planning is yet another crucial element to project management. You must be thinking, “what isn’t an important element to project management? This is true. Project management comes with its peaks and valleys, its rewards and its challenges. While project management is a challenging role as a..
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The Power of Brainstorming

Posted on October 24th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Meetings, Project Management, Risk

Identifying project risk, performing risk management planning, and analyzing and responding to risk are all crucial areas when kicking off a new project. Regardless of how complex or straight forward a project may seem, there are always risks. It’s important for a project manager to think of how best to..
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Why We Always Say We Can Get It Done

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Project Management, Tips and Tricks

Have you ever had the project sponsor speak up during a status call and ask if you can get that new report done a week earlier than requested…or some other similar type of request?  And what do say in return?  No?  I’m guessing not. And in reality, just giving the..
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The Importance of Work Atmosphere

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Small Business, Task Management

Most of us spend a huge proportion of our lives at work, so naturally it is important that we have a good environment to work in. The effects of work atmosphere on all aspects of a person’s well-being is much further-reaching than most realize. A recent study (Robert Half International, 2012)..
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Four Ingredients to a Successful Project Team

Posted on October 16th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Project Management, Tips and Tricks

Not one specific thing – or series of steps, actions or processes – can guarantee ongoing project successes.  If we had a magic formulate that could, we’d be millionaires.  But there are some major ingredients, I believe, that together often characterize a team that will tend to experience more success..
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The Breakdown of the Work Breakdown Structure

Posted on October 15th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Workflow

When project managers are assigned or take on a new project, it can be a lot of work to determine all the specifications, components, and which portions of the project will be outsourced to other suppliers. A very popular project management technique for organizing the project scope is the Work..
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The World of Project Management and Its Many Hats

Posted on October 4th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Workflow

It’s no secret that project managers wear many hats. At times they need to coordinate and manage projects, recruit, train, calculate and maintain budgets, and even see project procurement through, in some cases. In fact, in relation to project procurement, project managers are often both the “buyer” and the “seller”...
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Why Are You In So Many Meetings?

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Marketing

It’s no secret that the modern office is full of meetings. On average, project managers attend 62 meetings a month and report half of those to be unproductive. This equates to 31 hours of wasted time that could have been spent getting actual work done or simply finishing your workday..
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