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Small Business Plan Template

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To start your small business journey off on the right foot, download our small business plan template and break down your idea into actionable components. Before you can start your business, you need to find your niche, seek out financial backing and create a plan to bring your idea into fruition.

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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!

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Action Items Template

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Whether it’s a meeting or you’re just trying to organize your tasks, you need some documentation to know what is being asked, who is tasked with executing it, when it’s due and so much more. Download our free action item to make it fast and easy to identify and execute those tasks.

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6 Plan Templates to Get Your Project Started Right

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Planning a project involves a lot of coordination of time, tasks and costs. It can feel like an insurmountable job, but just remember that plenty of projects are planned and executed every single day. You can do it too!

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Event Plan Template

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An event is a project. You have to plan, execute and close within a specific timeline and a limited budget. In order to have a successful event, you need an event plan to coordinate all the elements so that they fall together correctly. A good place to start is with an event plan template.

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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.

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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.

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A Guide to Work Orders & Work Order Management (Sample Included)

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A work order is the connective tissue between a customer and the work they want to be done. They’re the paper trail defining what needs to be done, by when and for how much. They’re the lifeblood of many industries that provide service and maintenance.

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Project Plan Template

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Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. You can also use this template to manage workloads and tasks as changes occur.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

What Happened to Wunderlist? 5 Wunderlist Alternatives for 2021

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The power of a simple to-do list can take your productivity to new heights. With them you can organize all the work that needs to be done for your project and strategize a way to tackle it.

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Project Estimate Template

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The more accurate your estimates, the more likely you’ll keep to your budget and deliver a project on time. Having a tool to identify and collect costs for your labor, materials and more is the first step to running a successful project.

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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.

What Is Microsoft Planner? Uses, Features & Pricing

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In the world of planning, there’s no shortage of software offerings that let you plan and execute your project. Microsoft Planner in particular, which is included in the Office 365 suite, is a major player in the project planning software space.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Project Management Software Comparison for 2021

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Most everyone is probably happy to see 2020 go and has high hopes for a brighter 2021. But it’s undeniable that the changes that occurred over the last year aren’t going away. One example is the work-from-home trend.

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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.

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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.

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Time Trackers: The Different Types, Best Practices & Software Recommendations

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When managing a project, you must be constantly vigilant that time, cost and scope stay in check. Any one of them going awry can wreak havoc on your schedule and send you off-track—or worse. Each one deserves its own article, but let’s just focus on time (and how to track it) for now.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Change Order Form Template

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Projects are prone to change. There might be inclement weather that causes delays, stakeholders with changing expectations or supply chain issues that strain your schedule and budget. Change is almost certainly going to occur, so how do you manage it and keep your project from going off the rails?

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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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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

What Is Work Management? How to Manage Work for Your Team

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Project management spends a lot of time on the work that must happen before any project can be executed. Researching the feasibility of the project, planning for its success, scheduling tasks, organizing resources and building a budget are all important.

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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.

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Work Order Template

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Depending on the type of project, the workload might be split with or even fully carried out by contractors. Working with contractors that are not part of the core project team requires careful management. That’s where this work order template comes in.

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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!

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

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.

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Request for Quote (RFQ) Template

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Projects aren’t completed without help. Outside of the project team, there are materials and supplies necessary to create the project deliverables. Contracting with suppliers requires negotiating and paperwork.

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Best Planner Apps for Mac in 2021

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No matter what kind of project you want to tackle, you must have a plan first. Planning is the cornerstone of project management but if you’re a Mac user, then you’re going to find that a lot of the big players in the field don’t want you on their team. There is no Microsoft planner for Mac.

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7 Best To-Do List Apps for Work in 2021

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Productivity begins with a to-do list. It’s the first step towards organizing your work and getting it done. To-do lists are essentially a repository of tasks, but they can be much more than that. To-do lists can describe the work, prioritize it and more.

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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?