Project Planning for PMs
- Were You as Productive Today as You Thought You Were?
It's amazing how much - or how little - can be accomplished within a twenty-four hour time span. If you constantly think you are behind or you feel pretty good about being ahead on your projects, it might be time to see whether you really are being effective at work. What you find may surprise you.
- Program Managers and Project Managers: A Comparison
Want to step out of the PM role and become a program manager? Their roles can be similar but there are differences. Read on to find out what extra responsibilities program managers have and consider whether you have the additional necessary experience.
- Tips, Tools and Techniques to Improve the Quality of Your Projects
Are you struggling with getting your project on track within the required quality specifications? Are you finding it difficult to keep up with what is expected of you as a project manager? This guide on improving project quality equips you with apt information for delivering an excellent product.
- A Project Manager's Guide to Hosting Better Business Meetings
Although you might sigh at the seeming frequency of business meetings, they are a necessary part of being a good project manager. When effective, they get over information you want to your team, you get feedback from them on what's happening, and problems are discussed and overcome. Is it that easy?
- Tips for Building Your Reputation as a Project Manager
Branding yourself as a project manager typically involves promoting your competency and skills in project management. It also includes showcasing your personality including goals, values and identity. Don't forget to describe the benefits you bring to your company, industry and profession.
- Take Stock of Your Project's Health by Scheduling Reflection Periods
Reflecting is taking stock of the situation, or pausing in the middle of doing something to review what has taken place and what needs doing to fulfill the desired objectives. Scheduling reflection periods for your project team allows taking stock of the state of the project, and the future works.
- A Project Manager's Guide to Decision-Making Strategies
Successful project managers make more effective decisions because they take the time to analyze and examine relevant information so that they can plan and prioritize elements to prevent hasty decisions. Consider this broad selection of strategies you can implement.
- How Well Do You Know Gantt Charts? Test Yourself With This Quiz
Do your projects complete on time? Take our quiz and show off your Gantt chart and project management scheduling skills -- and pick up a few tips on how to make your next project run more smoothly.
- An Assemblage of Tips, Tools and Tutorials for Developing and Creating Work Breakdown Structures
The concept of a work breakdown structure is easy to comprehend. It’s the matter of laying out the groundwork for developing a well-defined schedule and a reliable budget that raises the need for some WBS related tips, tools and tutorials. Find a collection of resource materials in this article.
- That Might Actually be Scope Creep! Test Your Knowledge of the Difference between Scope Creep and Discovery
Project management newbies aren't the only ones in danger of confusing scope creep with scope discovery. The difference between the two lies in defining a very thin line. Test your ability to discern between the two and see whether you're as on top of the game as you think you are!
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