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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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Working From Home Safely: 6 Tips For Employees

Working From Home Safely: 6 Tips For Employees

Remote Work
The third or fourth week of compulsory working from home is in full swing for a large part of the world. Most home workers are starting to find their niche, and although it is not always ideal, working from home does 'work.' But is that working from home safe enough? In this article, some general security tips from the security specialists of True. What can you do as an employee to work safely remotely? Why work from home safely? It is straightforward. The Public Prosecution Service expects more cybercrime shortly, which is mainly due to working from home. Public prosecutors are hoping cybercriminals to use this time to undertake the 'regular procedures' of organizations. Safe digital working is a priority, of course, at all times, but because not all companies…
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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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Facing Risk in Uncertain Times

Facing Risk in Uncertain Times

Risk Management
Hey, it's Mike from PM Workshops. If you're like me, you're sitting at home kind of wondering what's going on and what the future's going to look like, and there's just a high degree of uncertainty. So for today, we're going to talk about is risk management in these uncertain times.  Now is a tough time for all of us, even those of us who have avoided the contagion. Our friends, families, and colleagues are affected in one way or another by this medical crisis however history has shown that these crises can also be learning experiences plus they also generate creativity and new approaches to business as usual but how can we think about the future or even the next steps when there's so much uncertainty?   The answer…
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Top 7 perks that help in retaining employees 

Top 7 perks that help in retaining employees 

Career Coaching
Great company culture is defined by its happy employees, who tend to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with those in the workplace. Often, the cream of the crop is naturally attracted to those who offer the most – how can your brand do so, while simultaneously optimizing resources? The answer lies in effective retention policies. Not only do they attract fresh talent, but they also maintain the loyalty of existing employees. It is no longer an attractive salary that pulls in job-hunters, but the perks and benefits it comes with. "Value Your Employees" should be your ultimate mantra, as retaining talent lies at the core of organizational equilibrium - a prerequisite of the survival of an organization. While increments and promotions might be expensive, here are…
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