Why These Project Management Tips Can Change a Freelancer’s Life

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Marketing, Monitoring, Tips and Tricks

In addition to professional project managers working at full capacity in full time roles for organizations, many freelancers also work as project managers. This could include working as independent contractors from home, or as solely online entrepreneurs, or even as sole proprietors under an official DBA. Regardless of how you..
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Project Requirements and Elicitation Techniques

Posted on February 14th, 2013 · Posted in Project Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

Elicitation techniques must focus on creating or developing requirements rather than the actual design or how project tasks and activities fit together for the overall project. Implementing proper elicitation techniques should work in both project managers’ and clients’ concerns simultaneously in order to ensure client satisfaction and overall project success...
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Project Management: Gathering Project Data

Posted on February 12th, 2013 · Posted in Decisions, Management, Task Management, Tips and Tricks

Gathering project data can be a difficult task for project managers. This takes knowing your projects and knowing your customers. Before assigning a project or delegating project tasks, there are a few steps project managers should master to make sure all relevant project data is gathered properly. So when project..
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Project Management: Functional vs. Nonfunctional Customer Requirements

Posted on February 8th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Tips and Tricks

At one time or another, professional project managers need to deal with customer requirements. These might include project specifications, or instructions, or even information on final project deliverables. Customer requirements can be broken down into two categories: functional and nonfunctional customer requirements. What is the difference between functional and nonfunctional..
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Project Management and Customer Requirements

Posted on February 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Management, Risk, Team Management, Tips and Tricks

One of the most risky and challenging realms of project management is customer requirements and specifications. This is a challenging area because even the slightest misinterpretation can result in an error, a delay, or an unhappy customer with the final deliverables and product. What are some ways project managers can..
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The Best Time Management Tips

Posted on January 27th, 2013 · Posted in Management, Tips and Tricks

You can’t say, “project management” without mentioning time management. Time management is one of the essential skills needed to be a successful project manager. Even if as a project manager time management isn’t your thing, luckily technology today can help. Here are some of the best time management tips: Learn..
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What Should Project Managers Do When Projects Fail?

Posted on December 17th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Project Management, Risk, Risk Management, Tips and Tricks

We’ve all been there at least once. The moment you get that phone call or email, and the project first turns the corner, and starts on the downward spiral to failure. What do you do? What is the best course of action when projects start to fail? Unfortunately professional project..
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The Project That Just Won’t Die…

Posted on December 12th, 2012 · Posted in Management, Tips and Tricks

As project managers, we’ve all encountered the project that just won’t die. We’ve all had projects that are easy that we don’t spend much time on, the challenging projects that we spend too much time on, and finally, the projects that it seems like no matter what we do, they..
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Top Ten Tips to Motivate Your Project Team

Posted on November 29th, 2012 · Posted in Tips and Tricks

In difficult economic times it is really important to keep your project team motivated especially when budgets for bonuses and staff parties are not as large as they used to be. So here are some simple and effective tips to keep your team motivated… Get to know your project team. Take..
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Are You Project Managing Your Own Life?

Posted on October 26th, 2012 · Posted in Project Management, Tips and Tricks

Project manager by day…and night? As a professional project manager, do you find that you project manage your own personal life, even when you aren’t at work? Are you multitasking, creating schedules, spreadsheets, or even using a database or software to track and organize your own personal tasks? If you’ve..
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