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Project Monitoring and Control: Tools & Steps

All are important, especially project monitoring. Project monitoring and control is how a project manager ensures the plan they’re implementing with the project team goes off without a hitch. Project controlling involves a lot of steps to thoroughly monitor the project schedule, resources and costs.

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How to Create a Project Initiation Document (Template Included)

That’s why a project initiation document (PID) is so important. We’ll explore its importance and how to create a project initiation document, including all its many components. You can even download a free project initiation document template for Word to help you get started. What Is a Project Initiation Document (PID)?


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A Quick Guide to Strategic Initiatives

Although the term “strategic initiative” might sound like inflated business jargon, it’s far from useless. A strategic initiative is a compass that guides businesses and targets future goals. Strategic initiatives are large and complex, requiring a program manager to steer that big ship. Strategic Goals.

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How to Manage Project Environment from Initiation to Close

A project has five phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control and close. Project initiation: This phase is where you determine if the project is viable. Monitoring and controlling: These two activities take place at the same time as the project execution. Try ProjectManager free today.

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Performing Proficient Portfolio Management Against All Odds

Speaker: Ordonna Sargeant — PMP Staff Research Program Manager, Twitter | Scrum Master | Author | Speaker | ATP PMP Instructor | Adjunct Professor | PM Content Creator

Project portfolio management assumes you will need a tool belt filled with methodologies, processes, and KPIs for collecting, assessing, ranking, monitoring, and managing all potential projects. The question is how do we as PMs meet the goal of helping key stakeholders and executives make informed decisions and maximize value?

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Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

But if a project isn’t initiated correctly, then those hopes and expectations aren’t anchored in a solid foundation, and your project can drift off course and head for disaster. Of course, there are many steps in the successful execution of a project, but project initiation is the first and, in some ways, the most important step.

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Project Initiation Checklist: The Perfect Way To Start Your Projects


As you start your project, you need to take the initiative on the preparatory work, from preparing the scope, estimating the costs, assigning resources, and creating a project timeline, to getting sign-off on the key performance indicators. These things will dictate the way you initiate and manage your project from idea to conclusion.