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What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

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Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

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What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager.

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How to Write a Business Case

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A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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How to Create a PERT Chart

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A PERT chart can help you manage your project. But what is a PERT chart and how does it assist project managers when they’re working on larger, more complex projects? What Is a PERT Chart? PERT is an acronym that stands for P rogram E valuation and R eview T echnique.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Sample Project Plan For Your Next Project

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There are many steps that are taken just to get a project approved. The project has to have a goal and then a criteria for defining its success. But once you’ve sold the project with a strong business case and presentation to your stakeholders, the fun really begins.

How to Make an Action Plan (Example Included)

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Whether at home or at work, we all have goals. And to get there, we need action plans to get us started and keep us productive. What Is an Action Plan? What is an action plan? Generally, it’s a proposed strategy or course or action.

Risk Analysis 101: How to Analyze Project Risk

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Before you’re able to analyze the risk in your project, you have to acknowledge that risk is going to happen in your project. By planning for risks, you begin the process of knowing how to identify, monitor and close out risks when they show up in your project.

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How to Plan an Event

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Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out. This blog will go over everything you need to consider when planning an event, including an easy-to-use checklist. Planning an Event.

How to Create a Project Management Schedule (Example Included)

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Depending on the complexity and length of your project, your project management schedule can range from a simple chronological task list to a complex web of interrelated tasks and dependencies.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Capacity Planning: What It Is and How to Do It

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Capacity planning is an issue of supply and demand: one that can decide the fate of your project. Read on to learn how to plan your resources, and make sure your team members are working on the right task at the right time. What Is Capacity Planning?

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How to Write a Scope of Work (Example Included)

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In this video, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to write a scope of work for project management. Follow her steps to get started or use our project plan and scope document template! Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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The Difference Between a Project and a Program

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Many people might consider a program to be just one really large project. A project is a singular effort of defined duration, whereas a program is comprised of a collection of projects. Problem solved, right? Actually, it’s a bit more complex than that.

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Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

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From the beginning of a triathlon to the first notes of an opening night play—the way you start things off can set the tone for the rest of the event. The same goes for an implementation plan.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

How to Perform a SWOT Analysis (Example Included)

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What is a SWOT analysis, and why are so many successful companies using this powerful tool? Jennifer Bridges, shows you the what, why and how. She also includes a SWOT analysis example in the video, so be sure to tune in! Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference.

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5 Types Of Project Reports (Updated Nov. 2019)

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Reporting – it’s what a project manager does. No matter if you’re a journeyman or an apprentice in the field, you’ve made a report, either by hand or with reporting tools.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

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Project management is an art of solutions. You have a project, and it has a means to complete it within the constraints of time, scope and cost. As rigid as some methodologies can appear, they’re surprisingly cooperative when combined with others to create a workable hybrid. For example, take scrum.

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Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

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Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Many costs can appear over the life cycle of a project, and an accurate estimation method can be the difference between a successful plan and a failed one. Estimation, however, is easier said than done.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

10 Essential KPI Metrics for Teams

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If you’re looking for ways to increase productivity in your project (and who isn’t?), then you’ll need to know how to effectively measure your progress. Tracking these key performance indicators (KPI) will help keep the team productive and the project on track.

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Understanding Critical Path in Project Management (Example Included)

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Projects are made up of tasks that have to adhere to a schedule in order to meet a deadline. It sounds simple, but without mapping the work it can quickly get out of hand and you’ll find your project off track.

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Overcoming a Lack of Project Resources

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Resources are limited, but your ability to manage them to fulfill the needs of your project isn’t. One of the many challenges that face project managers is how to guide their project to a successful end without enough resources.

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7 Steps for a Successful Project Budget

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If you don’t have the funds, you’re not going to complete the project successfully. That’s why planning out your project budget is so important: it’s the lifeblood of the project. Follow these steps to secure the funds necessary to support the project through every phase.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

12 Resource Allocation Tips for Managers

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Resource allocation is just a fancy term for a plan that you develop for using the available resources at your disposal in a project. This is mostly a short-term plan set in place to achieve goals in the future. Resources are varied.

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What Is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

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The industry-standard definition of a work breakdown structure is a “deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition that offers digestible tasks for team members to meet the project’s objectives and create the required deliverables.” ” That’s a mouthful.

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How to Make a Stakeholder Management Plan

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Stakeholders are the people, groups or organizations that have a key interest in the outcome of a project. They can include department heads, investors, manufacturers, board members or simply team members.

5 Steps to Project Closure (Checklist Included)

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So much time and effort is put into the planning of a project, it is often forgotten that the end of a project is equally important. There’s a lot of work involved even once a project is technically complete.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Cost Management Basics

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Cost management is the process by which one plans and manages the budget of a business or project. In the case of a project, it helps the project manager estimate what the project will cost and set in place controls by which they can reduce the chance of the project going over budget.

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Communication Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

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Communication is the foundation of every good relationship, friendship or partnership. It’s fundamental to the way projects work, too. Without good communication, things can become overcomplicated. Remember the old Abbott and Costello sketch, “Who’s On First”?

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Best Program Management Tools for Managers

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Program management is different than project management in that when you’re a program manager you’re managing several related projects at once. In a sense, it’s like a recipe for disaster or madness, at least a nasty headache.

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8 Steps for Better Issue Management

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Issues happen. And if you want your project to be a success, you need to have a plan in place to respond quickly and effectively to any issues that arise. These steps are part of a best practice issue management process and are a core essence of good project management. What Is Issue Management?

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Top 9 Project Management Word Templates (Updated Nov. 2019)

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There are many ways you can gather all the data required to start, run and complete a project. But as involved as any project is, whether it’s big or small, there are fundamentals that remain the same.

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5 Project Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

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The world of project management is vast. It covers many industries and requires a range of skills. But the common thread tying this diverse discipline together are the techniques that project managers use to get the job done.

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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

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According to Newton’s third law of physics, every action in nature has an equal and opposite reaction.

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Project Proposal Template

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Use this template to start a new project –outline project goals, deliverables, timelines, resources and budget. Then, let everyone know what problem your project solves… putting you that much closer to approval and kickoff! Download your template now and start your project off right.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.