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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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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 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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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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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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Kickoff Meeting

The kickoff meeting is one of the most crucial parts of the project. Get it wrong, and it will be an uphill battle to delivery. Get it right, and you’ll have smooth sailing. How do you plan the perfect kickoff meeting, and what do you want to avoid? Buy In …

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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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