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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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Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a product so iconic that the whole world knows about it? Consider the Apple iPhone. How does a company go from making computers in a garage to commanding nearly 50 percent of the global smartphone market? It requires two things: vision and planning.

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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.

How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

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Managing a team is a balancing act. They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. What can a team leader do that doesn’t micromanage their team to death, but inspires them to greater heights of productivity? An agile workflow can help.

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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?

Project Controls: A Quick Guide

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If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope. Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact.

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 Make a Cost Management Plan

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You know how it goes—you’re a few months out from a deadline, and your team isn’t anywhere close to finishing the project. You’re quickly running out of budget and time, and you’re starting to stress. Should you tell the stakeholders, or wait a little bit longer?

2020 308

Managing Remote Teams: Challenges, Best Practices & Tools

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As technology advanced, so did the workforce and how teams work. No longer were organizations tied to dipping into the local talent pool. With broadband, mobile devices and software solutions, teams could be recruited anywhere and work remotely.

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Project Time Tracking: Management Tips & Tools

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Time is right there in the holy trinity of project management—the triple constraint. The triple constraint consists of the scope, cost and time needed for a project. Every project must manage the triple constraint, and therefore must manage time. Projects by definition have a start and end date.

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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.

Virtual Project Management: Benefits, Challenges & Tools

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Working remotely is more than common, it’s becoming a necessity for any number of reasons. There are advantages to securing the best talent wherever they might live. It helps an organization’s bottom line. Sometimes, an act of God will disrupt the normal flow of work.

2020 341

How to Run a Planning Meeting (Checklist Included)

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Meetings—there can be too many. Meetings are sometimes held to discuss when to meet: it can feel absurd. However, meetings are not some useless artifact from business past. They are an important means of communication.

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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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4 Must-Have Features for a Kanban Tool

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There are many kanban tools on the market today, and they all have different feature sets. There are simple drag-and-drop tools for organizing to-do lists, planning systems for agile teams and hybrid tools for robust project management.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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 Make a Process Improvement Plan

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Project management is made up of processes. Project managers and their teams depend on those processes to ensure that a project runs smoothly. But what about those processes? Are they chiseled in stone or can they be improved?

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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 a Construction Schedule

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Construction projects are notoriously difficult, and they’re known for encountering delays. They involve a lot of moving parts, teams, equipment and materials. If any discipline needs a well-thought-out schedule, it’s construction project management.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

7 Tips for a Smooth Virtual Meeting

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Virtual meetings are commonplace in our digitally connected world. Whether they are used to connect teams from different countries, or to bring employees who work from home together for a conference call, virtual meetings can be crucial to a company’s success.

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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.

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.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

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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Enterprise Collaboration: Strategy & Tools

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Collaboration is a call to action that is sounded by many in business. Managers and upper-echelon executives sing its praises. They ask teams to work more collaboratively in order to boost productivity. The irony is that these same people often neglect collaboration within their own circles.

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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7 Uncomfortable Truths for Project Managers

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Project Managers are among the most positive of people. Armed with our methods and tools , our boundless optimism and our can-do attitude, it sometimes feels like we can do anything. Yet the fact is, there are limitations. We must all face some uncomfortable truths.

2019 428

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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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Project Management Framework Types, Key Elements & Best Practices

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A project never exists in a vacuum. A project is executed by a team within an organization that has some sort of a project management framework established to enable the process.

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How to Make a Procurement Management Plan

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Project management planning is made up of many parts. There’s the schedule, the stakeholder matrix, the managing of resources. Speaking of the latter, there’s the matter of how you’re going to procure resources that require vendors of goods and services. That’s procurement management.

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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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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs are committed, energetic, can-do people. That description can also fit your typical project manager, which makes sense because launching a business is a project. I’ve done it a few times, so I know.

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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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Time Estimation for Project Managers: Tips & Techniques

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“If only there was more time,” goes the lament. Project managers sing this sad song, but don’t expect the chorus to join in. Keeping to the project’s schedule is one of the three prongs of the triple constraint. Time rules all projects.

How to Make a Marketing Plan Like a Project Manager

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Marketing doesn’t get the respect that it’s due. No matter how great the product or service, it will wither on the vine and die if no one knows about it. That’s where marketing comes in. But marketing doesn’t just happen: it takes a concerted effort. You might even say it’s a project, because it is.

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.