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What Is Demand Planning? Tips, Strategies and Tools

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Businesses are constantly pulled between supply and demand. But this seemingly simple concept can be difficult to navigate effectively. How do you meet demand and not overstock your inventory? That’s where a process called demand planning comes in.

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2022 Project Management Trends: A Look Ahead

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The effects of the pandemic have infiltrated every industry, and project management is no exception. The industry continues to evolve. Project management trends that were once standard are slowly being replaced by modern and innovative solutions.

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How to Manage Project Environment from Initiation to Close

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Managing a project is difficult. You have a deadlines to meet and budgets to keep. And within that narrow lane, you have to deliver a quality product or service. And that’s just the project! What about all those things that can impact the project?

Project Time Management: Strategies, Tips & Tools

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Time is not on your side when it comes to project management. Work piles up and deadlines approach quickly. While project managers haven’t figured out how to bend time and space to their bidding, there are time management techniques that you can use to manage the time you spend on tasks.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

What is Agile Project Planning? An Introduction for Beginners

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While agile is relatively new, it has made a big splash in the work of project management. It started in software development, but has since been adopted by other industries that have seen the benefit of agile’s iterative approach.

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Risk Response Plan in Project Management: Key Strategies & Tips

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Projects are delicate operations. There is so much that can impact them; a storm cutting off the supply chain, equipment failure or a labor dispute are merely three possible situations in a seemingly endless succession of risks.

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Secrets to Effective Supply Chain Planning

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Businesses are always looking to balance supply with demand to remain competitive and profitable. But charting the flow of supply and demand sometimes feels impossible. You can’t predict the future, but you can make accurate forecasts about supply and demand by researching and analyzing the data.

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What Is a Risk Register & How to Create One

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What is a Risk Register? A risk register is a tool in risk management and project management. It is used to identify potential risks in a project or an organization, sometimes to fulfill regulatory compliance but mostly to stay on top of potential issues that can derail intended outcomes.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

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Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

Marketing Implementation 101: How to Implement Your Marketing Plan

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You’ve made the product or developed a great service, now you need to create a marketing plan. Your marketing plan defines the strategies that your organization will use to reach target customers, outperform competitors and position your brand.

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Manufacturing Resource Planning: A Quick Guide

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Everything you need for your manufacturing process is a resource—people, materials, equipment, software, facilities, etc. And whatever you’re making, you need to manage those resources to do it.

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 Level of Effort (LOE)? Plus, 5 Tips for Effort Estimation

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Level of effort (LOE) is a project management term that refers to a specific type of project activity called support activities. Support activities do not yield deliverables, but rather fuel tasks that do. Therefore, the level of effort is how much work these tasks will take to complete.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

A Quick Guide to Contractor Risk & Contractor Risk Management

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Risk is always present in construction projects. By definition, construction risk feels unpredictable and damaging, but you can identify and manage them.

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Root Cause Analysis: A Quick Guide

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Issues arise in almost every project. But knowing there is an issue is one thing; figuring out how to resolve it is another. If you’re missing deadlines and the quality of your product or service is suffering, there’s a problem.

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What Is Aggregate Planning? Strategies & Tips

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For any company to profit from a product, there must be a strategic plan in place to produce just enough to meet that need. Create too few products, and there’s a missed financial opportunity. Create too much, and money is wasted in production and warehousing.

Construction Risk Management: An Introduction

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Few things are as risky as construction. There is heavy equipment, crews working in precarious situations and complicated logistics to manage. How do you meet your deadline while managing all that risk? The answer is construction risk management.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

What Is Organizational Planning in Project Management?

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If you’re looking to start or grow a business (or just keep a business profitable), you need a business plan. But not all plans are the same. If you need to define your business and its objectives, you need to use organizational planning. That planning provides a clear path forward.

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Material Requirements Planning (MRP): A Quick Guide

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Manufacturing requires the right balance of many factors. One of the most important is the inventory—the materials and components needed for the manufacturing process. The more efficiently a company handles this process, the more profit they will find.

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Communications Planning: A Quick Guide

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All projects require communication between stakeholders. This seems simple enough, but sharing information with everyone clearly and consistently requires a plan. Without one, things become messy and stakeholders can become confused and unhappy. That’s where communication planning comes into play.

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What Is Lean Project Management?

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All businesses must make money in order to remain solvent and stay in business. The need for profitability is clear—how you get there is the tricky part. One way is to deliver more value to your customers while creating less waste for the business. This is commonly called lean project management.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

What Is a Work Package in Project Management? A Quick Guide

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For a project to be successful, you need to get organized. By providing structure to your project scope, you get some control over the project work and increase the chance that you’ll succeed. Before you get started, you need to figure out every step in the project scope.

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Benefits Management for Projects: How to Make a Benefits Management Plan

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A project is a vehicle to deliver benefits to their stakeholders. These benefits include improved quality, reduced cost of production, better customer service, increased customer retention and so on. Identifying, describing and measuring these benefits is called benefits management.

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How to Make a Project Calendar for Project Management

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What Is a Project Calendar? A project management calendar is one of many formats for displaying a project schedule. In this case, the format is one we’re all very familiar with—regardless of our expertise with project management, we’ve all seen a calendar.

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What is a Statement of Work? Definition & Examples

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No matter what industry you’re in, the one constant throughout the project life cycle of a project is paperwork. There is always plenty of paperwork to create, have approved, file and finally archive.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

What Is Quality Planning & Why Is It Important?

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Projects are successful when they end on time and within budget. But if you don’t meet the quality expectations of your stakeholders, it doesn’t matter how fast you delivered—you failed. To avoid this, focus on quality planning.

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ProjectManager’s Security Features Keep Your Data Safe

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ProjectManager has long been an industry favorite for connecting hybrid project management teams and letting them manage their work. In addition to that, we also have a deep commitment to building flexible security functionality.

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What Is a Cost Baseline in Project Management? A Quick Guide

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Most projects have stakeholders that expect a return on their investment. For that to happen, the project must meet its deadline and stay within budget. To create a project budget, you first need to create a cost baseline so you can compare planned spend to actual spend.

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Construction Budget: A Quick Guide (with Examples)

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Construction projects will never get off the ground without financing. Money sets the gears of construction management in motion. Creating a construction budget, therefore, is one of the most important pieces when developing a construction plan.

Why Operational Reporting is Still Critical in Modern BI

In a world full of new features, traditional reporting is still a critical requirement for businesses. Read further to understand the reasons behind its lasting relevance and why it should continue to be an integral part of modern analytics solutions.

Best MS Project Alternatives 2021 for Project Managers

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As projects grow in complexity and workforces expand globally, the need for online project management tools is no luxury. There is no lack of products to choose from, with varying degrees of usefulness. Microsoft has thrown its considerable weight into the ring with Microsoft Project.

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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.

What Is Scope Creep and How Can I Avoid It?

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Before we can explain how to avoid scope creep in your projects, we need to understand what project scope and scope creep are. What Is the Scope of a Project? In simple terms, the project scope refers to all the work that is required to complete a project.

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Identifying and Overcoming Resource Constraints in Project Management

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Resources are what you need to execute your project plan—people, equipment and materials. Managing those resources is part of how you deliver a successful project. Each task in your project plan will have project resources like people, time and a budget attached.

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What is Data Storytelling? The Value of Context and Narrative

This beginner’s guide explains what data storytelling means for your company’s business intelligence and data analytics, the importance of leveraging it today, and how Yellowfin’s own set of storytelling tools can enrich your insight reporting efforts.