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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

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When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? It sounds negative, but pragmatic project managers know this type of thinking is preventative.

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What is Subcontractor Management in Construction?

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Projects aren’t a one-man show. They require professionals with an array of skills, and the more complex a project is, the more skills they require. Because of this, owners hire contractors to manage the project, and contractors use subcontractor management to fulfill niche roles.

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Making a Construction Estimate: 5 Tips for Better Outcomes

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Budgets are a foundational pillar of any successful construction project. You need money to buy materials, create blue prints, secure permits, rent equipment, pay for your crew and more. Your construction budget allows you to achieve your objectives.

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7 Tips For Better Cost Control & Expense Control

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In order to understand cost control, you must first understand why it is used: monitoring expenses and identifying risks in order to increase profits. Not to be confused with cost management, cost control has its own set of objectives that can save businesses money.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Production Planning in Manufacturing: Best Practices for Production Plans

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As the creation of products and services has become more extensive and varied, manufacturing has become more elaborate. There are, quite literally, more moving parts than ever before. Operations continue to become more complex, and this means production requires more thorough planning.

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How to Create a Milestone Chart: Gantt Chart Milestones Explained

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Projects, whether they’re large or small, are journeys. They begin with planning and initiation and ideally end with the achievement of deliverables. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean the starting point and finish line are the only points that matter.

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What Is a Critical Success Factor? A Quick Guide

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In order to succeed, one must have a specific idea of what that success looks like. When this isn’t the case, it’s impossible to discern wins from losses and be certain your goals have been achieved.

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5 Free Project Report Templates (Weekly Status Report Included)

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Throughout the life of a project, you must report on a wide variety of information. This information will be compiled into different reports and passed along to managers, investors, clients and other stakeholders. From there, reports can be used to make project decisions and adjustments.

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A Quick Guide to Action Items & Action Item Lists

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More likely than not, you have created an action item without realizing it. If you’ve ever written a to-do list, you’ve made yourself a set of action items—errands to run, household chores to complete, people to contact, etc.

2021 257

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper 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.

How to Create a Project Brief (Example Included)

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Projects don’t just happen. There’s a lot of work before they’re approved, and once they have been given the go-ahead, there’s even more planning and scheduling needed! How do you communicate that information with stakeholders and the team so they understand the 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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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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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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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 Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide

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All businesses experience change. These changes mean that small businesses need a structured plan to navigate their growth while staying on track to achieve long-term goals and objectives. This is where a small business plan comes in.

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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.

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.

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Stakeholder Mapping 101: A Quick Guide to Stakeholder Maps

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Stakeholders are people or organizations that are internal or external to the project who have a vested interest in its success. That interest can have a positive or negative impact on the project execution. Therefore, it’s crucial to know your stakeholders.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

How to Create Progress Reports for Projects & Businesses

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Stakeholders are very concerned with the progress of the project because they have a vested interest in its success. They want to stay in consistent communication with you and get reports on how the project is progressing over regular periods of time.

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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.

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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7 Tips for Better Construction Daily Reports & Daily Logs

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Documentation is required in any project, but even more so when it comes to construction project management. Construction projects demand regular, detailed reporting during execution, so you can review and analyze your progress. This data is delivered in the form of a construction daily report.

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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.

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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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 Create a Master Production Schedule

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Manufacturing is a complex process. It requires a balance of production capacity and the necessary materials to fulfill orders. Once you’ve got your inventory secured, you need to schedule your production. Creating a master production schedule is crucial in ensuring your supplies match demand.

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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.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

How to Create a Team Charter (Example Included)

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Just as a project has a charter to define its scope, so too must your team have a charter to put their work in context. Teams need to know the who, what, why, when and how of the project, and a team charter is the perfect way to feed them that information.

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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.

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What is Primavera P6? Uses, Features & Pricing

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There are a lot of project management software tools to choose from, and there are a few that truly seem to dominate the space, like Oracle’s Primavera P6. How can you find the project management solution that fits your organization, project and the way your team works?

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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 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.

Construction Contracts: Types, Best Practices & Mistakes

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No matter the project or the team, it is important to outline expectations. This is especially true of construction projects.

WBS Dictionary: A Quick Guide with Examples

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A WBS dictionary is a complement to your WBS that conveys detailed info about each component. It’s one of the three pillars that support the scope management in your project: the other two are a work breakdown structure (WBS) and a project scope statement.

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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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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.

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?