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Risk Mitigation Plan: Definition & Top Strategies

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Risk is always present. This is true in life and projects alike. If we were to try and avoid all risks, it would be paralyzing—not to mention impossible. We couldn’t step out of the house, let alone embark on a project. There’s just too much that could go wrong!

What Is a Project Deliverable? Definition, Examples & More

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Projects create deliverables, which are simply the results of the project or the processes in the project. That means a deliverable can be something as big as the objective of the project itself or the reporting that is part of the larger project.

2020 276

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Cost Benefit Analysis for Projects – A Step-by-Step Guide

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When managing a project, one is required to make a lot of key decisions. There is always something that needs executing, and often that something is critical to the success of the venture. Because of the high stakes, good managers don’t just make decisions based on gut instinct.

2020 399

How to Make a Program Management Plan

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A program is a collection of projects that relate to one another, and are therefore managed together in order to achieve maximum efficiencies. The advantages of managing these similar projects make them stand better together than by themselves.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to Make an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

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Data is more fragile than we think. It can be corrupted, hacked, stolen or accidentally deleted; it can be destroyed by power outages, water damage or earthquakes. There’s so much that might go wrong that, if you don’t have an IT disaster recovery plan in place, the damage could be irreparable.

2020 271

Risk Register Template

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Plan for project risks with this risk register template for Excel. Define risk priority and the potential impact for each. Risk is going to happen, but with this free risk tracking template handy, you can prepare for it and have a response already thought out and in place.

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What’s a Schedule Baseline & How Do I Make One?

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Before you start a project, you have to think about time. It’s the most important variable that can impact your plan. How can you get what you need done in the time you have to do it? To accomplish this, one must create a schedule.

2020 296

How to Make a Quality Management Plan

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You got the project delivered on time and within budget, but your stakeholder deems the project a failure. The quality just didn’t meet their expectations—bummer.

2020 284

How to Manage Multiple Projects

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Managing multiple projects at once can be a bit like a juggling act. Every action taken in one project needs to feed into the next with fluidity and poise, and when done right, a skilled portfolio manager can make it seem like no trouble at all.

2020 275

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Sample Project Management Flow Chart

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You’ve heard the term before, but what is a flow chart? In project management, a flow chart is a visual aid to understand the methodology you’re using to manage the project. The diagram shows the interdependent and parallel processes over the course of the project’s life cycle.

2020 348

Project Budget Template for Excel

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A project budget contains the financial details of your project, including the estimates of all the money you need to layout to lead a successful project, from resources to materials. Monitor project expenses with this Excel budget template.

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6 Ways to Track Project Expenses

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Projects cost money. Being able to manage and track expenses is what keeps the project within a budget. Stakeholders are not likely to consider the project a success if it costs them too much. Remember the triple constraint: cost, scope and time.

2020 336

Project Dashboard Template

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Monitor project progress with our free project management dashboard template. Track task status, budget and your project progress. A dashboard is an essential project management software tool that provides you with an at-a-glance overview of your project. Download your Excel project dashboard today!

2020 333

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Project Crashing in Project Management: Definition & Best Practices

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There’s never enough time when managing a project. That’s why we make schedules—to try and control time, just enough to get your deliverable by the deadline. But even the best laid plans tend to go awry, to paraphrase the poem.

2020 308

What Is Change Control in Project Management?

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It’s a cliché to say that nothing is constant except for change, but the adage certainly applies to anyone who has ever managed a project. Sometimes stakeholders want something different from what they had requested during initiation. Teams get sick. Weather gets in the way. Supply chains break.

Communication Plan Template

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Whether you need to define communication objectives, or identify stakeholders and channels, you can use this communication plan template to schedule project communications and establish a feedback loop that keeps everyone up to date.

What Are Milestones in Project Management?

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A project milestone is a management tool that is used to delineate a point in a project schedule. These points can note the start and finish of a project, and mark the completion of a major phase of work.

2020 321

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Online Gantt Chart Maker: Free Trial & Walkthrough

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The Gantt chart is an essential tool for successful project management. A Gantt chart, in essence, serves as both a spreadsheet and a bar chart for your project. It compiles your project tasks on a timeline and is a great way to organize and control your project.

2020 343

How to Calculate Resource Utilization for a Project

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Your most important resource when managing a project is your team. They need tools, equipment, materials and more to get the job done, of course. But without people who have the skills and experience to use those tools and materials, your project isn’t going anywhere.

2020 265

How to Choose a Project Planner That’s Right for You

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Projects don’t just complete themselves. They need plans to direct them toward success. A strong project plan allows you to organize tasks and assign resources to execute them, all within a set budget and on a deadline.

2020 284

Project Administrator Job Description

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Projects are not done by a single person. There are many stakeholders who each have a vested interest. Project managers are the ones tasked with planning, monitoring and managing the teams, but PM’s can’t manage it all alone.

2020 298

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

Trello Gantt Charts: How to Turn Your Trello Project Into a Gantt Chart

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Trello is an online tool that creates kanban boards, which allow project managers to organize projects. The kanban boards offer a visualization of your work, and allows you to easily see a project’s workload at-a-glance.

2020 255

Project Closure Template

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All good things come to an end. Projects are no exception. It’s necessary to define completion criteria, so that when your project ends, you can close and transfer the right documentation to the right people. The end of a project is but one of your project’s phases.

2020 310

How to Manage Virtual Teams: Team Building, Tips & Tools

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For many project managers, the only obstacle to embracing a virtual team is the perceived difficulty of managing one. You’re not in the same office as your team, and you’re worried everyone will feel disconnected. In such an environment, you think that there is no way to maintain productivity.

2020 315

Float in Project Management: A Quick Guide

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Projects are made up of a large number of tasks, and keeping track of those tasks is a primary role of a project manager. Sometimes, the tasks in a project all run smoothly and independently of each other, and there are no complexities. Other times, however, there will be a large chain of dependent tasks that make things more complicated. What happens if a task needs to be completed today, but the person responsible for it is waiting on another task that hasn’t been completed yet? Delay happens.

2020 301

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?

Project Scheduling Tips

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Project scheduling is an incredibly important process that transforms your project plan into an actionable schedule with prioritized tasks.

2020 245

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Project Online

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You need to manage your projects online, so you’re considering the options, including all the Microsoft Project online options. So how do you choose?

2020 325

Schedule Management Plan: How to Make & Maintain One

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Proper schedule management helps you deliver a project on time. The process starts before the schedule is even made, and continues throughout the project. An ideal plan includes setting expectations, including how to develop, manage, execute and control the project schedule.

2020 254

Gantt Chart vs. PERT Chart vs. Network Diagram: What Are the Differences?

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Project management can be boiled down to organization. Having the right information lined up and available to you is what leading a project is all about. But how can you make sure you’re getting the statistics you need to make the right decisions?

2020 281

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Project Scheduling Templates

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Scheduling can be hard, but software can make it more manageable. If you’re not quite ready to make the leap to an online project scheduling software, though, then schedule templates for Excel can be a decent substitute to get started.

2020 237

Strategic Planning Models: An Introduction to 5 Popular Models

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Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy.

2020 286

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. The vast range of project management tools , terms, skills and knowledge that are within its discipline can be intimidating. This is why PMBOK was created — to help unify and standardize the many parts of project management.

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3 Must-Have Project Management Tools for Startups

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Starting a new company, or working for a startup, is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. In a startup environment, budgets are often tight and the typical processes that keep companies running are often missing.

2020 293

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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