Project Planning for PMs

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  • New Year, New Projects: Surviving New Project Demands
    Every new year brings the start to tons of new projects. Here's how to survive the start to ambitious new projects without losing sight of the old.
  • Are Your Projects Delivering Business Value?
    Only about 37% of projects are successful. Why? Because not enough time is taken to determine the project's value to the business. Learn why and how to use the Value Equation to plan better projects.
  • Are your Projects Prioritized Correctly?
    Projects that are not aligned with your overall business strategy can weigh down your organization. Make sure your projects are prioritized correctly with this strategy.
  • How to Prioritize Business Initiatives
    How do you prioritize your initiatives or projects? Use this scientific method for a better result.
  • How Useful is the Project Management Office? These PMs Weigh In
    The Project Management Office (PMO) is meant to support the PM to help ensure project success, but more often than not, the PMO struggles to achieve this objective and may even hinder it. This begs the questions, “Are PMOs useful? If yes, what challenges do they need to overcome to provide value?”
  • Project Planning with Post-It Notes
    If you have a whiteboard, a stack of sticky notes and some markers, you have the basis for an abundance of project planning tools. Learn how these humble squares of paper can help your project be a success.
  • Taming the Unknown: Tips for Accurate Cost Estimates
    It is rare or even impossible to get your cost estimates to be 100% accurate. However, with these tips, you'll get closer.
  • Putting Together a Project Implementation Plan
    We'll take a look at what should be included in a project implementation plan, learn its purpose and structure, and how to create one. We’ll also discuss the limitations of such a plan, including what it's not meant to do.
  • Examples of Project Scope Statements
    We'll take a look at actual examples of project scope statements, then discuss them to determine what should be included in a scope statement and what should be left out.
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