What Are Task Dependencies in Project Management?

Projects are made up of many tasks which are mapped out on a project schedule so they can be executed in a timely and organized manner. One of the most important steps when creating a project schedule is to identify task dependencies, as they’re critical for time and task management.

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Program Manager vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project manager vs. program manager. The two roles often differ in their day-to-day tasks and the overarching approach to their role.

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RICE Framework for Prioritization in Product Management

What are you going to put on your product roadmap? It’s not an easy question. Which product gets the green light? What features need priority? The RICE framework provides a scoring model for product managers when prioritizing roadmaps.

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Project Estimation Techniques: A Quick Guide

A successful project starts with a successful estimate. To properly schedule the work to execute your project, you need to know the timeline, costs, scope, risk and more. All of these considerations are part of project estimation techniques.

Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? Fortunately, there are strategies ( and tools! ) you can use to help you close those gaps, yet it isn’t easy. And you’re not alone in this challenge.

Parametric Estimating In Project Management

Every project, regardless of the industry, uses a methodology to estimate time and cost to better plan projects. In the life sciences, engineering and construction industries, the method often used is called parametric estimating.

Project Prioritization for PPM (Matrix Included)

There’s a lot riding on what project your organization moves forward with, especially if you’re managing a program or portfolio. The investment of money, time and effort can be huge, not to mention determining where to allocate your resources.

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How to Write a Business Requirements Document (BRD)

It’s easy to get lost in the weeds when you’re managing a project. There are day-to-day operations that the project manager obsesses over, but they also need to see the big picture. That’s why a business requirements document is so important.

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): A Quick Guide

Products have a lifespan just like everything else. After they’re born, they develop, mature and eventually die. That journey is called product lifecycle management. Like any aspect of creating a product, it involves many processes.

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Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

How to Write a Business Case (Template Included)

What Is a Business Case? A business case is a project management document that explains how the benefits of a project overweigh its costs and why it should be executed.

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5 Must-Have Resource Management Tools

Resource management tools are an essential part of any project management software. Every project has materials, tools, equipment, people or resources to manage. No matter how good your project plan is, if you can’t manage your resources, your project will suffer.

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Project Documentation: 10 Essential Project Documents

Project managers know the importance of having project documentation. Project documents must be accurate and constantly updated to keep current with the project. Creating and managing project documentation throughout the project life cycle is critical for project success, but where to start?

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Resource Management: Process, Tools & Techniques

Resource management is one of the most important aspects of project management. That’s because projects need resources and those resources must be managed. Project resources are all the raw materials, equipment and human resources necessary to execute project tasks. What Is Resource Management?

Employee Wellbeing & DEI: Supporting Inclusivity Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Speaker: Catherine Mattice - Culture Consultant, Business Coach, Strategic HR Expert

Join Catherine Mattice as she details actionable steps for encouraging and reinforcing inclusive behavior from the employees’ first day all the way to their last.

Manufacturing Cycle: A Quick Guide

By the time a product shows up on the shelf, it’s been through a much longer journey called the manufacturing cycle. Each product is manufactured from raw materials that need to be procured before the product hits the market.

Product Manager vs Project Manager – What’s the Difference?

Product Manager vs Project Manager. While both are leadership roles and the titles are similar, there’s a difference between a product manager and a project manager as Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains. Here’s a screen shot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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What Is Preconstruction? Activities, Checklist & More

If you’re not in construction, you might assume that projects start with bulldozers, front loaders and cranes rolling onto the site. Although this equipment may be used, preconstruction must take place before you break ground.

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Best Workfront Alternatives of 2022 (Free & Paid)

Workfront positions itself as a “project management platform that keeps teams and enterprises running efficiently.” But does it? Even though the software is well-known, people who have used it or those looking for project management software are searching for Workfront alternatives.

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Employee Wellness: How to Make Remote Work for You

Speaker: Abby Guthkelch, Global Head of Executive Engagement at Meta

In this session, we will explore how organizations are putting trust at the heart of their remote-first strategies and providing equal access, opportunities, benefits, and inclusion to support workers to achieve a healthy “life balance."

Software Development Estimation: A Quick Guide

Software development estimation is an essential part of many projects. Even before the planning stage , it’s critical to create an accurate forecast of the project’s duration, costs and more. Despite its importance, software development estimation is often overlooked.

The Triple Constraint in Project Management: Time, Scope & Cost

The triple constraint of project management has been given many names – the Project Management Triangle, Iron Triangle, and Project Triangle – which should give you an idea of how important the Triple Constraint is when managing a project.

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What Is a Capital Improvement Plan & How to Create One

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have more plans than they have funds. That creates a dilemma: how to spend their budget. A capital improvement plan can guide an organization when it’s trying to figure out which large projects or purchases in which they should invest.

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10 Essential Excel Report Templates

Planning a project only gets you so far. You also have to monitor your progress and performance to track if you’re on schedule and within budget. Then there are your stakeholders whose expectations must be managed. That’s where Excel report templates come in.

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Hybrid, Home, or In-Office: How We Thrive

Speaker: Julie Bruns, L&D Professional, Best Selling Author, Thought Leader

Join Julie Bruns (L&D professional, best-selling author, and thought leader) for this session on practices (and the science behind them) that are simple and easy to implement, as well as extremely impactful in helping employees across all work models thrive.

CM at Risk (CMAR): Pros & Cons of Construction Management at Risk Delivery Method

There are different ways to deliver a construction project. The elements of any construction project delivery include design, planning, construction and financing.

Can’t-Miss Product Update: Risk Management, Recurring Tasks & More Features to Manage Risks at Scale

ProjectManager is excited to roll out another product release designed to bring more value to our customers and help them overcome roadblocks across various industries.

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What Is a Stakeholder? Definitions, Types & Examples

Stakeholders are important to every project. They are impacted by the project, be they investor or customer. But what is a stakeholder? There’s more than one answer to that question.

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A Quick Guide to Value Engineering for Projects

Let’s face it, you want to execute your project well but you don’t want to spend a lot of money doing it. That, in a nutshell, is value engineering. It’s a way to look at your project, whether it’s project management, construction or manufacturing, and figure out how to execute it for the best value.

Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.

A Quick Guide to Project Charters: Definition, Steps & Key Elements

Projects need approval before they can be executed. A project charter is a project planning document that sells the project to stakeholders and sponsors. If you’re able to show its viability and return on investment, the work will get the green light to move forward.

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How to Hire a Program Director (Job Description Included)

A program director is an essential position that oversees projects. They can be found in nearly every type of industry but are most common in business and healthcare. But how do you go about hiring a program director that will do what you want and fit into your organization?

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What Is Demand Planning? Tips, Strategies and Tools

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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Operational Efficiency: A Quick Guide

The bottom line is often emphasized when talking about how to keep a business solvent. But focusing only on money disregards the processes that contribute to profits.

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Unlocking Your Supply Chains True Potential in The Midst of Disruptions

Speaker: David Food - Head Of Supply Chain at Board International

In this webinar, Supply Chain Futurologist David Food will discuss how to manage risks and build customer loyalty in the midst of disruption. Don't miss out!

Risk Breakdown Structure for Projects: A Complete Guide to RBS

Uncertainty is a certainty in projects. Risks will arise and threaten the successful delivery of your project. Using a risk breakdown structure (RBS) is how you prepare for the unexpected.

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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

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

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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Project Evaluation Process: Definition, Methods & Steps

Managing a project is a very challenging, but project evaluation makes it easier. Everything starts with careful planning, which sets the stage for the execution phase where estimations, plans and schedules guide the project team as they complete tasks and deliverables.

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.