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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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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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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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new years project management resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions For a Project Manager

Another year has passed, and here we are again – about to start a new year. A new start, new hopes, new goals to reach…and how can we forget, some new New Year’s resolutions. As project managers we’re constantly striving to improve ourselves. Here are my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions, …

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role of a project manager

What Is The Role of a Project Manager?

Project managers are the backbone of a project. They are the anchor around which the entire project revolves. In some organizations, a project manager may be involved in evaluation and analysis activities prior to project initiation. The role of a project manager, in short, is a leader. He or she …

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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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