All posts in 'Project Management'

Help! My Project is Falling off the Rails

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Tips and Tricks

It’s all too common a tale. Your project was going well then something happened… a vendor let you down with a delivery date, there were problems around commissioning or testing, or the end product, whatever it is, simply does not work. This bump in the road may not always be..
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7 Hints You’re Overdue For Project Management Software

Posted on November 19th, 2015 · Posted in Agile, Project Management, Software

Companies are focused on growth out of necessity. However, sometimes they reach a milestone and look back with dismay to find their workflow hasn’t grown along with them. The needs and demands of a growing business are incredibly complex and challenging, which means that tools made for their specific industry..
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Cultivating a Robust Organization: 5 Stages of the Innovation Process

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Software

Most business leaders recognize the value of innovation. In a study from consulting firm Accenture, 93 percent of executives surveyed said that their organization’s long-term success depends on developing new ideas. However, only 18 percent of leaders believed their company’s innovation efforts delivered a competitive advantage, despite an increase in..
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Ready, Set…Reach: Business Management Goals

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Project Management

As trends and business objectives and strategies shift, it seems that businesses are constantly changing their dynamics and operations to increase efficiency and decrease costs, as well as overhead. As a result, the demand for project management skills, as well as a PMO has increased significantly. Here are some ways..
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How Project Managers Maintain Their Mental Health

Posted on April 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management

It’s no secret that project management comes with its challenging and stressful days. From putting out fires to problem-solving to a phone that never seems to stop ringing, it’s a wonder some project managers keep from tearing through the hallways screaming. The truth is, project management isn’t always as easy..
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How to Manage Projects in a Changing Business Landscape

The world of business and project management has drastically changed over the last several years to a decade. We mostly have technology to thank for this. As we’ve discussed, technology has played a huge role in how communicate, manage teams, how we conduct business, and how to improve customers’ experiences...
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The Basics of Six Sigma

Posted on October 16th, 2014 · Posted in Management, Project Management

For many organisations Six Sigma is simply a way of striving for near perfection in quality. Technically, Six Sigma is a data-driven, disciplined approach to eliminating deviations in any kind of business or industrial process. The original idea is to aim for a “six sigma” quality level, which is six..
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How to Avoid Scope Creep Like the Plague

Posted on October 8th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Time Management

What is “scope creep”? This is a term often used in the world of project management. It can create huge elements of risk, it can blow schedules, and it should be avoided at all costs. So what is scope creep exactly, and how should project managers and project teams avoid..
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The Role of Project Management In Marketing

Posted on August 14th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, Project Management

Project management in marketing is not the same as project management elsewhere. Unlike, say, manufacturing, marketing is not a repetitive or “assembly line” process. Marketing involves many unforeseen occurrences and uncertain activities, as any experienced marketing professional knows all too well. Therefore, the purpose of marketing project management isn’t to..
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4 Insanely Easy Ways to Run an Effective Meeting

Posted on August 5th, 2014 · Posted in Project Management, Small Business, Software

What do you do when you receive a meeting invite? You might groan, feel annoyed, or think, “Why do I need to go to this?” This is often how others react as well. Why does it have to be this way? How do entrepreneurs and project managers get team embers..
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