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3 Benefits of Using Project Management Methodologies

3 Benefits of Using Project Management Methodologies

In many ways, your methodology becomes mandated by the Project Management Office (PMO), or is just the way you do things. You follow the processes prescribed because you know they work and they represent good practice. You might do things that way because that’s the way you’ve always done them.

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How to Turn Down Projects but Retain the Customers

How to Turn Down Projects but Retain the Customers

A client comes to you with a need or a problem to resolve or work that just needs to be done.  They may be a past client or they may be a completely new potential project customer. At any rate, for the focus of this article let’s assume they are approaching ...

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4 Steps to Take to Avoid Trouble with Customer Approvals

4 Steps to Take to Avoid Trouble with Customer Approvals

Maybe they just don't have the funds to pay now and they know signoff approval means payment. Or maybe they just are that picky. Or maybe the deliverable is really that bad. Things happen. But to move on with the project, you must get past this current issue. What do you do?

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7 Steps to Follow for Creating a Successful Project

7 Steps to Follow for Creating a Successful Project

There are seven general keys or steps to create a successful project. The seven keys to success are: Use an effective project management methodology. Invest in project planning. Engage the customer. Make the project manageable. Develop the team. Communicate effectively and ...

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5 Steps of Strategic Planning

5 Steps of Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is the basis for everything we do productively in the organization – or at least it should be.  It is the process of formulating and implementing decisions about an organization’s future direction.

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How to effectively deal with conflict on projects

How to effectively deal with conflict on projects

How the project manager proceeds with conflict resolution can have a huge effect on the project and the team members involved and possibly on the overall outcome of the project.  And let’s not forget the customer satisfaction component – especially if the customer is observing or involved in the conflict.

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Key Success Factors for Virtual Teams

Key Success Factors for Virtual Teams

The business justification for virtual teams is strong. They increase speed and agility and leverage expertise and vertical integration between organizations to make resources readily available. Virtual teams also lessen the disruption of people’s lives because people do not have to travel to meet. And in today’s business world that’s big.  That’s green.  Team members can also broaden their careers and perspectives by working across organizations and cultures and on a variety of projects and tasks.

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