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project management basics

Project Management Basics [The Complete Guide]

What are the “project management basics”? According to PMI, “Project management, is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and practices to project undertakings to meet the project requirements.” It focuses on planning and organizing a project and its resources. A project is always and will be temporary in that it …

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software development silo

Ending the Software Development Silo

The “software development silo” is the phenomenon where software development, as a vertical, is insulated and disconnected from the organization as a whole. Silos hurt organizational integration, can cause costly delays and cost overruns, and create “dark corners” for management which are issues for transparency and future planning. No one …

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Avoiding Scope Creep

Scope creep is, at its most basic, changes which made over the course of a project that eventually result in a different outcome than what was intended in the beginning. It refers to the uncontrolled growth in project scope after the project has begun, usually caused by stakeholders adding requirements …

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project manager's role

The Project Manager’s Role

What is the project manager’s role? Take a poll at work. Ask people who aren’t project managers – what do you think a project manager’s role is? You might be surprised at the varied answers you receive! Above all, you might be surprised at how many of those answers don’t …

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How To Sell Top Management On Your Project

The race for resources is a zero sum game. Whatever resources are allocated elsewhere are resources you will not have. If you’re going to have what you need to get to successful delivery, you’ll need to sell your project to top management. Selling your project is more than a straight …

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skills

The Number One Skill For A Project Manager

There are a lot of people out there touting secrets for better project management. Acronyms abound. Websites offering courses all over the internet promise you a better skill set, for a price. Here’s the secret. Empathy. Your team is not a cluster of machines. They’re people. With human foibles, shortcomings, …

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