project management metrics

11 Important Project Management Metrics

A metric, by definition, is any type of measurement used to gauge some quantifiable element of performance. Measurement is the vital to successful project management. As the old saying goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Project management metrics may not be the most glamorous subject, but the success …

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WHY PEOPLE HATE MS PROJECT

Microsoft is one of the best recognized tech companies in the world.  It’s a household name, and many of their products are industry standards. MS Project was once the leading project management tool. Project managers all over the world use MS Project or one of its clones to manage their …

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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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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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Project Management Hacks for 2019

No matter how many years you’ve spent handling projects, at some point, every project manager struggles with productivity issues. For those of us who breathe and sweat project management, the question we always ask ourselves is “how can a project manager become more efficient in handling people, tasks, and time?” …

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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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scope creep

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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Communication Strategies

With effective communication strategies that ensure each team member is aware or informed if what is going on. A study by Siemens Enterprise Communications found that $26,041 is the cumulative cost per worker, per year, due to productivity losses resulting from communication barriers. The importance of efficient and effective team communication within …

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Productivity Hacks for 2019

“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” – Franz Kafka Productivity hacks are shortcuts, tricks or strategies that help you get more done in the same amount of time. Here are some productivity hacks you can use in 2019. Set Daily Goals Setting a …

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