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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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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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10 Project Management Trends You Can No Longer Ignore in 2020

10 Project Management Trends You Can No Longer Ignore in 2020

Project Management
Project management is a booming trend in all organizations. All the business people want to find a way to manage their projects effectively to boost the productivity of the business, and the only solution is to use the methodologies of project management. Day by day, new methodologies are adopted by all the software, and developers are keenly developing new software to handle the projects and to overcome the limitations in the features of the software. They upgrade the software and release the new version into the Market. The competition is high among the developers to update the latest version of Project Management software. Image by Dirk Wouters from Pixabay Here we can see the trends that will drive the project management to the top so that it will be followed with vigorous in…
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Project Management Workshops Dublin

Project Management Workshops Dublin

Dublin
Project Management Bootcamp Dublin January 20 - January 22 €1.900 This 3-day workshop is intended for people who want to learn the fundamentals of project management, while not necessarily seeking to be certified as such. The classroom content will focus firstly on how to develop the project description (scope), as well as the associated budget and schedule. Additionally, other critical management tasks shall be included, such as dealing with changes, addressing risks, determining the quality objectives, and how to reach them, as well as how to deal with risks. Find out more » PMI-ACP Exam Preparation Course Dublin January 27 - January 29 €1.900 This 3-day course satisfies the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 24 contact hours needed to take the certification exam and includes the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Handbook in preparation for…
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Project Management Workshops Berlin

Project Management Workshops Berlin

Berlin
These workshops are intended for professionals who want to learn the fundamentals of project management. The classroom content will focus firstly on how to develop the project description (scope), as well as the associated budget and schedule. Additionally, other critical management tasks shall be included, such as dealing with changes, addressing risks, determining the quality objectives and how to reach them, as well as how to deal with risks and stakeholder management. Agile and Scrum Foundations Berlin February 17, 2020 - February 18, 2020, €1.300   The workshop is a two-day class geared towards flexible projects with quick turnaround demands, such as IT and R&D, where the requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration among cross-functional teams. It is geared towards fast-changing project requirements, which will lead to improved quality control,…
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Why do PMOs Fail?

Why do PMOs Fail?

Project Management
More and more Project Management Offices (PMOs) are seen both as saviors as well as fiascos waiting to happen. Through empirical and statistical data, we now that companies all over the world get very excited about the idea of having some sort of internal entity that will help with managing resources, provide training, set overall standards and guidelines, and be the repository, as well as an aggressive collector of lessons learned and other helpful internal data. However, most people also know or have heard of PMOs that fail within a year of their implementation. Therefore, managing principals and project managers get excited about the thought of having a PMO, but are also wary of being the ones whose PMO fails on their watch. So what is the answer? Go ahead…
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Project Management Tips – Right Resourcing Your Project

Project Management Tips – Right Resourcing Your Project

Project Management
Finding the right resources, whether human ones or equipment or tools, can be a challenging task all its own, but an essential one, especially the social type. However, there are ways to prepare for this task. If you have been working at your company for a few years, then you should have first-hand knowledge of the staff’s abilities, capabilities, and personalities. However, if you are new to your company and the staff, then your ability to select the right personnel is not as natural; or if you are about to hire new team members. So how can we overcome this challenge? We all use CVs, check references, ask the usual questions regarding experience, problems they have encountered, and the typical “where do you see yourself in 5 years.” Additionally, more…
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Project Management Change versus Risk

Project Management Change versus Risk

Project Management, Risk Management
Change and Risk are similar in the sense that they both deal with uncertainty. In other words, they are both unknowns, which may or may not occur, and they can both have negative and positive impacts on a project. So how do we distinguish them?   In the simplest of terms, “risks” can and usually are identified at the beginning of a project, as well as throughout the project, as soon as any potential new risks are identified. However, “change” is unanticipated and, therefore, poses its own unique set of challenges. Whereas a risk, which you identified early in the project cycle, can be addressed through some sort of strategic response (mitigation, transfer, etc.) and monitored through pre-determined triggers, a “change” will occur spontaneously and needs to be addressed as…
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