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Project Management Basics: Definitions, Methods and Tools

Now that we’ve determined what a project is, we can define project management as a discipline. What Is Project Management? Project management is a discipline that consists in using project management methodologies, tools and techniques to manage the project life cycle, which is a set of stages that are common to every project.

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Construction Cost Management: Managing Construction Costs

For general contractors, this keeps projects from overspending and chewing away at their bottom line. Effective construction cost management ensures that the spending throughout the project life cycle is on track. Every project phase is impacted by construction cost management.


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12 Free Project Planning Templates for Excel and Word

Without a plan, projects are in trouble. Project planning is one of the first and most important aspects of project management. Using project planning templates can help you schedule tasks, estimate budgets and allocate resources. Project Budget Template All projects cost money.

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Kanban vs. Scrum: What’s the Difference?

Assign work to your team members, manage resources, estimate costs, automate workflows and much more. ProjectManager’s kanban boards can help plan projects and identify bottlenecks. On the other hand, tasks can be added to a kanban board at any point of the project life cycle.

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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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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

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Consider three things when creating a project plan: Baselines (e.g., Project Scope Management Plan Define how you will plan, execute, and control scope. Project Time Management Plan Define how you will plan, execute, and control the schedule. The project plan may be general or detailed depending on the needs of the project team.

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Project Budgets: Tips for Estimating & Cost Tracking – Clarizen


Effective project budget tracking is essential to ensure that project costs do not spiral out of control — and potentially threaten project success. This informative and easy-to-read article explores the basics of project budget tracking , including best practices and a 7-phase methodology. Estimate Budgets.