Archive for December, 2013

Post-Mortem Meetings: They Don’t Have to Be Bad!

Posted on December 24th, 2013 · Posted in Meetings, Project Management, Small Business, Task Management

Professional project managers have all heard of post-mortem meetings. Some organizations work them into their workflows and project processes and others only hold meetings for high-level and high-risk projects. However, those project managers and organizations that incorporate them into their project processes typically dislike them. But why? Post-mortem meetings don’t..
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The Fundamentals of Business Process Management – An Explanation

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 · Posted in Education, Management, Software, Task Management

In any business, it’s easy for processes to become chaotic, especially when one process is handed off to another department. You can lose sight of where things are, and you run the risk of work redundancies because of unnecessary duplications. And of course, there’s the fact that anyone can make..
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The Importance of Negotiation Tactics in Project Management

Posted on December 18th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership

Negotiation tactics play a key role in just about every project, whether it’s a small project or a large one. The exact role that negotiations play in a project may vary from project to project, but the importance stays the same. Negotiating from a project manager’s point of view is..
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Why Project Managers Are Late to the Show

Posted on December 18th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Task Management

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Project managers have a great deal of responsibility, and are often pulled in several directions all at once, as well as wear multiple hats on any given project on any given day. Having multiple responsibilities on a number of projects, and..
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Shattering 5 Common Myths – Moving Towards Better Project Management

Posted on December 13th, 2013 · Posted in Project Management, Team Management, Workflow

If you’ve got a project on your hands, you will need to plan its development by organizing the resources at your disposal. You will also need to motivate these resources and control them, to develop the project successfully. What you basically need is successful project management from the ground up..
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5 Trends that Project Managers Hate

Posted on December 11th, 2013 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Project Management, Small Business

At the core of project management are planning, organizing and controlling various elements. The goal is obviously the success of the project. The project may be a product, a specific result or a service aimed to be rendered. Various aspects involved in project management require foresight and the acknowledgement of..
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The Top 4 Items That Should Be on Your Project Close Out Checklist

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Task Management

Phew! The project you just finished is over and now you can breathe a sigh of relief, and you might be able to take a deep breath before the next project gets assigned to you. However, just because you’ve sent off final deliverables to the customer and maybe had a..
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How will the government benefit by putting its project management out to tender?

Posted on December 6th, 2013 · Posted in Leadership, Management

The government announced in November 2013 that it was putting a huge project management framework out to tender, after many delays. The tender has faced ten months of set-backs but was finally announced as being worth up to £750 million to consultants. This is all well and good but how..
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