Solidifying Your Project Procurement Management Plan

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Risk, Risk Management, Time Management, Tips and Tricks

Not all projects require procurement of goods and services. However, projects requiring procurement need an additional level of planning to avoid the common failures and pitfalls of determining, awarding, and managing procurement activities. By carefully planning and developing a Procurement Management Plan, project managers can ensure that all procurement activities..
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The Four C’s to Maintaining Customer Relationships

Posted on May 25th, 2018 · Posted in Agile, Communication, Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Small Business

There are a number of realms to project management: risk management and response, budget management, leadership, talent and resource recruiting, resource management, communication, task management and organization, just to name a few. However, an additional area of project that doesn’t get much attention is customer and account relationships, which can..
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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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A Psychoanalytic Approach to Managing Your Team

Posted on June 2nd, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Risk Management

Have you ever had a team member that gets all emotional on you displaying anger, admiration and stress? How about a team member who takes criticism as appreciation?  Have you ever had a member of staff that eagerly aims for perfection? Perhaps, these situations are oddly familiar to you. Sigmund..
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3 Fool Proof Tips for Setting and Managing Project Expectations

Posted on May 13th, 2014 · Posted in Communication, Management, Risk Management, Small Business

You get assigned a project, or maybe as a small business owner you need to delegate or assign a project to a team member. You’ve spoken to the client, maybe on numerous occasions already, and you’ve got what they want and what they are expecting down. Now you know you..
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Project Management Can Be Like Pulling Tricks Out of a Hat

Posted on March 18th, 2014 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk Management

Professional project managers continuously think that others think they are magicians. Things, even the impossible, magically happen with the wave of a magic wand. But we all know this isn’t exactly the case. But if you have “project manager” in your job title, then to some that must mean you..
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Why is Project Management Important?

Posted on August 28th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk Management, Task Management

The importance of project management may seem obvious. However, there are still many organizations and companies out there that don’t realize how much project managers, whether hired as staff members within the particular organization or outsourced to a project management agency or firm, can actually help increase efficiency on many..
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The Best Project Management and Business Planning Apps

It’s no secret that more and more jobs and businesses are operating on-the-go and off site. The ease, flexibility, and convenience of technology has allowed us to be able to do this. Since most who work off site can access work-related information, data, and email from a Smartphone or tablet,..
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The Psychology Behind Project Management

Posted on June 5th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk Management

Project management is a role that is heavily defined by the nature of teams, projects, and customers. It is a role that is heavily impacted by the outcomes of each, and how each of these is managed and handled by a project manager. In addition to organization, analyzing, and managing..
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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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