PMP®

What Can Dynamic Scheduling Do for Your Project Team?

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Project teams are increasingly aware of the value of using a dynamic schedule to sequence and oversee activities. With the ability to effectively address any schedule impacts by reflowing or compressing tasks to maintain alignment with the target completion date, the center of excellence gains tangible benefits that can help keep difficult or complex projects on track.

Solid Planning is the Answer to the Brexit Uncertainty

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Companies worried about the future should instead turn their focus toward planning. Contingency planning has long been a core skill behind successful project management, and it’s a competency that organizations can turn to as the Brexit process moves forward. After reviewing the firm’s goals and where the changing environment might intersect (or interfere), project managers will be able to lay out several contingent paths that can guide the business through the uncertain years ahead, leaning toward one or another of these potential paths as information about the future becomes more clear.

The Schedule Challenges Behind Manufacturing Projects

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  Scheduling challenges exist in every type of project, but manufacturing efforts bring with them some unique risks and obstacles. Outside influences and unexpected developments can impact timelines in surprising ways, putting the team in a difficult position. Frustration arises when a schedule goes off track, sometimes pushing PMOs to cut corners as they try…

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Maintain Quality in Your Manufacturing Project

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There are many potential challenges hiding within manufacturing projects. Without the right kind of planning and preparation, issues can crop up with little warning and cause PMOs to compensate by cutting corners, either in the level of work being performed, the materials used, or even in the overall scope of the project.

Project Management: Stress Vs. Panic

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Several strategies can be deployed to help PMOs avoid lapsing into panic when the pressure mounts, whether it’s because of an emergent problem or because there simply seems to be too much to do. Knowing where to draw the line is key when balancing stress levels.

6 Things PMP®’s Should Stop Doing

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Project management teams are comprised of driven, high performing people. In short, they get a lot done. But along the way some PMP®s have also picked up efficiency-sapping habits. If you’re a busy PMP® looking to maximize your efforts, see if you’re doing any of these 6 things. 1 – Creating new workflows for every…

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WHO IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?

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Is the project about the stakeholder, or about you? With everything PMO teams invest in each project they oversee, it’s sometimes difficult to separate themselves from the needs and desires of stakeholders. This deep connection with a project’s achievables, when it becomes overbearing, may interfere with advocating for stakeholder requests and responding to concerns. Being…

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6 STEPS TO BETTER COLLABORATION

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Project management teams rely on collaboration to accomplish nearly everything they do. Unfortunately, heavy workloads can dampen a PMO’s ability to maintain productive relationships across the various sub-groups. People slip into silos and partnerships dwindle. Fortunately, there are a number of things the project office can do to keep collaboration alive. If teamwork is slipping…

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WHY DON’T PMP®s PURSUE TRAINING?

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Continuing education is crucial in the project management sector. Best practices are always evolving, new thought leadership is always emerging, and PMO teams are always tackling projects that require new skills and expertise. Unfortunately, project management training isn’t always at the top of the priority list. There are many reasons PMP®s may not chase down…

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CREATE STRONG PROJECT PERFORMERS

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Project management teams are always looking for high-achieving employees, but experienced PMP®s are in heavy demand and recruiting them can often be difficult and time consuming. What if you could look inside the PMO instead, and transform your existing team members into the strong performers you need? With some careful planning and a commitment to…

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