Project Planning

The Downsides of Kanban

Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery. The process is designed to help teams work together more effectively and efficiently. The Kanban System has become synonymous with the implementation of the Just in Time (JIT) manufacturing philosophy which remains one of …

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Correcting and Controlling Scope Creep

Scope creep is when a project grows beyond its original ambition while in progress. Scope creep can happen for a number of reasons, including: market conditions, user feedback reveals, implementation complexity and poor understanding of the original project’s scope. Uncontrolled growth in project scope at any point after the project …

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Project Manager Responsibilities

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. In other words, project managers are the drivers of a project. Project managers ensure that the project is completed within the specified deadline and gets delivered to the client without any flaws. They …

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The Titanic: A Project Management Lesson

You may have heard the news that an exact replica of the Titanic is being built, with its first cruise planned for 2022. Just as with the original, there will be first, second, and third class tickets available. It will have lifeboats for all passengers, though. Seemingly, colossal mistakes can …

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Project Schedule: Prophecy, or Prediction?

Project management is predicated on a timeline. What will be done, when – this is the tongue in cheek definition of project management. If there’s no project schedule, you aren’t managing a project – you’re overlooking a dream. If so, why is it that much of the time, a project …

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Creating Your Project Plan

Creating a project plan is not easy. We all know the headache of trying to translate the whiteboard into a workable plan. It seemed so simple at the kickoff meeting…but now everything is all up in the air. How do you create a project plan that works? Here are my …

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Green Project Management

Global warming is a hot button issue in today’s business and political world. Protecting the environment while maintaining profitable and beneficial business practices is a noble goal, and an increasingly important issue to civic-minded leaders. There are a few small but significant things project managers can do to contribute to …

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Contingency Planning

Project management can sometimes feel like divination. Telling the future is not an easy task – yet the project manager is expected to not only tell the future, but shape it! Maybe some project managers can read entrails, or divine the signs of the heavens, but my go to trick …

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