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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More with Less: 4 Management Tips that Help Redefine Productivity

Posted on April 19th, 2018 · Posted in Task Management, Tips and Tricks

Projects generally start on a positive note. Teams onboard, briefs are shared and work begins. However, once work commences, estimates feel like they were made on inaccurate numbers. The constraints of resources, time and money quickly begin to take centre stage, forcing a manager to evaluate the goals his/her team..
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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 Tips on How to Deal with a Failing Project

Posted on November 20th, 2015 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Tips and Tricks

Everyone faces failure in their lives. It doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do, no project manager has ever gone through their career without seeing a project fail. It’s devastating, and you always wonder how it could have happened. To help you prevent this and save a..
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Project Managers Find Job Purpose

Posted on June 11th, 2014 · Posted in Leadership, Management, Tips and Tricks

Everyone has a job. Well, unless you are one of those fortunate individuals who don’t have to work or choose to be a stay-at-home parent (except being a parent is probably the hardest job of all!) most individuals have a job. However, if you take the majority of working individuals,..
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The Key to Developing Highly Productive and Agile People

Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Posted in Agile, Leadership, Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

According to Agile Innovation written by Jean Loup-Richet, an agile project management involves accomplished individuals from the appropriate business, with supplier and customer input. Agile techniques are best used in small-scale projects or on essentials of a broader agenda of work, or on projects that are too multifaceted for the..
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Planning a Foreign Market Penetration

Posted on April 10th, 2014 · Posted in Entrepreneurship, Management, Tips and Tricks

Export can be an excellent way to grow your company, but there is also a degree of risk. Entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations into foreign markets can minimize this risk with four key steps: gathering information, preparing their export plan, making a number of key decisions, and obtaining necessary..
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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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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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Five questions to answer before buying software for project management

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Reviews, Software, Tips and Tricks

People dive into project management tools far too quickly, in my opinion. We regularly deal with customers who have signed a 12 month contract for another service they wish they’d never agreed to – often it looked great in a demo but hasn’t performed half as well since. Although people..
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