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Define the Objectives of Your Project

Define the Objectives of Your Project

Objectives are concrete statements that describe the things the project is trying to achieve. They are included in your Project Charter. An objective should be written in a way that it can be …
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Four Steps to Show the Value of Training

Four Steps to Show the Value of Training

Many businesses struggle with whether they are getting their money’s worth in sending employees to training classes. This question can be applied to project management training as well as any other
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Three Techniques for Scope Change Management

Three Techniques for
Scope Change Management

1. Hold Everyone Accountable for Scope Management

Many scope management processes work well at the project manager level, but get compromised by team members. If the project manager is diligent in enforcing the scope
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Five Steps Before Estimating Work

Five Steps Before Estimating Work

Estimating is hard enough. It is even harder if you are not prepared. Estimating a 20 hour chunk of work is not so hard. Estimating for full projects or large chunks of work can be
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The Power of the Aligned Organization

The Power of the Aligned Organization

 

When was the last time you rode in a car with wheels that were not properly aligned? Chances are it was a pretty rough ride. The car either pulled in one direction, making it
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Four Responsibilities of Executives on Projects

Four Responsibilities of
Executives on Projects

An executive has administrative or supervisory authority in an organization. That authority is used in a number of ways on projects. An executive is typically responsible for the Business Case of a project, which
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Create Schedule Management Plan

Create Schedule Management Plan

The Schedule Management Plan describes the process used to develop and manage the project schedule. Not all projects need a Schedule Management Plan, but if your project has a complex schedule that requires special handling, you
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Mistake #5: Poor quality leads to poor results

Mistake #5: Poor quality leads to poor results

Like the other common project management mistakes we have looked at, problems with quality show up in a number of areas. For instance:

  • Rework. Rework means that you have to fix a

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