5 Effective Tips for Project Management Success

5 Effective Tips for Project Management Success

Project Management
The success of any project depends on the ability of a project owner or manager to establish a tailored, project-specific approach to project execution. The technique should align with the requirements of the customers and the strengths of their team. Creating a productive work structure or project plan needs a fair amount of consideration and is not something that just anyone can handle. Of course, most project owners or managers understand that workflow management is critical, but how to do it in the right way is often obtuse. We all agree with the fact that figuring out the best project management tips and tactics come with experience. From proper planning to cost management software to a sound project management system to implementation of the plan and so on, there are…
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Agile or Waterfall Project Management – Which is best?

Agile or Waterfall Project Management – Which is best?

Project Management
For quite some time now, organizations have been trying to figure out what they need regarding a project management framework that works for them. Some organizations, which had been using the more traditional "waterfall" approach, transferred over to an "agile" approach because they felt that the flexibility and client engagement it possesses is something they need. Later, however, some of those organizations switched back to "waterfall" because they missed the strictness of a set budget and schedule, though this is often just theoretical. So what is the best option for your organization? The short is answer is "it depends." It depends on the project first, and the organization second. Waterfall Let's start with the waterfall approach. If you work in architecture, to a large extent, or engineering (such as civil);…
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5 Tips for Better Remote Project Management

5 Tips for Better Remote Project Management

Project Management
The shift from face-to-face meetings to conference and video calling has also seen an increased dependency on trust and accountability in the project team landscape. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many project managers traveled a lot for meetings and events but now join conference calls and social gatherings from their computers.   For some teams who are spread out in different cities or time zones, the change might not have been so drastic, but it’s important when managing projects remotely to communicate with your team effectively. Here are simple, useful tips for better remote project management.     Upskill   The world of project management is constantly changing, and the way we work has dramatically changed in the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re a project manager…
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Now, more than ever!

Now, more than ever!

Project Management
Superior Project Management required… Whether you use Waterfall or agile or a hybrid thereof, working during and after this crisis is going to take more diligence, resourcefulness, and adaptability than ever before. Not only are we working with fewer human resources, but we are also, at times, having to deal with clients who have to work with fewer resources themselves, as well as limited funding and with higher risks, since we are not quite sure where the pandemic will go next. To that end, investing time, money, and effort into proper project management is crucial. For example, of particular interest and concern, we have: Scope Management: it is more critical than ever to ensure that the project scope is as detailed and precise as never before. Currently, clients are more…
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Rebuilding with Reconstruction Management

Rebuilding with Reconstruction Management

Project Management
Regardless of the size and type of adverse events, such as a war, an economic catastrophe, or a health crisis, as we are currently experiencing, the reconstructive period that comes afterward is both challenging as well as helpful. The examples for what is challenging are plentiful, and not necessarily worth going over, but what defines the time as convenient is what we need to focus on. After each crisis listed above, there was a time of innovation, creativity, and a chance to either start over again and or make significant changes to the way we work, live, and plan for the future. And although we are still currently in crisis mode, we can also start planning for what comes next. Reconstruction Management (RM), as the term implies, is a collection…
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Change Management in Response to COVID

Change Management in Response to COVID

Project Management
If there was ever a time to deploy Change Management strategies - It is right now. Change, unlike risk, simply appears and is then an issue we have to address. Risks, on the other hand, are usually something we can identify ahead of time and then plan for it.  For example, we are identifying the potential of an airline strike occurring sometime in the future, as well as its potential impact on our business. This is a "risk" we can identify early on in a project based on our experience as well as through empirical data. An airline strike in the future would be a "risk" because it hasn't' happened. It is a potential occurrence we can identify. Change, however, is something that often simply occurs, and we have to…
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PMP Exam is Changing

PMP Exam is Changing

Project Management
Initially, there was a new version of the PMP Exam expected for December 2019. However, the changes have been delayed until Jan 2, 2021 - due to COVID. That means that, if you have been preparing for the PMP, make sure to take the exam by Dec 31, 2020. As you will note, this gives you ample time to study and finish studying, as well as schedule a convenient time to sit for the exam. Also, for those of you wondering why the exam keeps changing every few years, it is essential to note that these changes are crucial in keeping up with the demands of various industries and organizations. The fact that new topics and emphases are introduced into the exam and PMBOK every 3 – 5 years means…
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Use the “lockdown” time to work on your career

Use the “lockdown” time to work on your career

Project Management
Most of us are either already under a lockdown or are about to be on one. In Barcelona, as well as in Berlin and other large cities, we have been asked to stay indoors as much as possible to decrease the rate of infection. And as such, we can look at this time as an unfortunate imposition on our lives, or we can try to see if there is a positive side. Though the latter option may be difficult to fathom, it is possible, and there can be benefits, plus what is the point of obsessing over what we cannot do and where we cannot go and so on. Spring Cleaning – 10 Things to Do While Working from Home Some of the benefits of being home more, for many…
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Project Manager’s Role in Website Development

Project Manager’s Role in Website Development

Project Management
The roles & tasks within a sound WordPress website Development Company stands visibly segregated. In essence, the website appeal is acquired by the work of the graphic designer, UX designer makes sure that the aesthetics work, front-end developers manage front-end, etc. Amidst all of them, where do you think the project manager can fit in? A project manager is an individual who is the captain of the entire development team. Keeping every communication channel right on track, he/she determines the successful implementation of all the strategies for their various website development projects. With excellent technical, business management, leadership, and planning skills, a project manager truly is worthy of all praises. Signs of a professional and skillful project manager Experience – When creating a website project, the development team first &…
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Tips for Success on Your Project Management Examination

Tips for Success on Your Project Management Examination

Project Management
According to statistics, in the last few years, one of the skillsets that have become quite essential for working professionals is Project Management Professional (PMP). The number of candidates for this exam is forever growing; however, not everyone successfully achieves the results they planned on, which hampers their plans. Hence, this article offers a few tips that will help project managers attain a passing score. Take a look! More understanding and less memorizing One of the grave mistakes which examinees make is trying to memorize a lot of aspects without understanding it in detail. What one should keep in mind is that this is a practical test that will help examiners appreciate his/her’s Project Management application theories and concepts in different real-world scenarios and situations. Due to the ever-increasing use…
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