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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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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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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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team

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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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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project manager responsibilities

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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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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titanic project management lesson

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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