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4 Ways Task Duration Estimates Prepare Your Project for Success

Every project team wants to make their next initiative a resounding success, but sometimes the wheels start coming off while things are still in the planning stage. Incomplete processes and missed steps can make it difficult to develop a workable plan and then execute on that plan. One area that doesn’t always get the attention…

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How to Gain Consensus on Your Project’s Business Objectives

Getting sponsors and senior staff to agree on a project’s business objectives can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. While new initiatives often take shape around clear business needs, there may be times when sponsors aren’t unanimous in their expectations. One executive might see the need to increase productivity within their division as the project’s primary objective,…

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4 Reasons Your Company Thinks Your Project will Fail

Even a team that’s on track for project success can become disheartened if the rest of the company isn’t behind them. Our project management consultants know how important it is for stakeholders to believe in your group’s ability to achieve good project outcomes, especially when the stakes—and visibility—are high. Unfortunately, you may encounter instances when…

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Improve Your Project Warning System

Maintaining good lines of communication across diverse project stakeholder groups is vital for consistent project success. As project management consultants, our team knows these communication channels need to support a range of functions, one of which is bringing red flags, risks, and other project concerns to the group’s attention. With so many discussions and data…

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Solve Your Project Problems in Less Time

Every project experiences challenges. Many are relatively small and can be easily solved through the efforts of just one or two team members. However, there are times when organizations bump up against obstacles that are more complex and wide reaching. These bigger issues bring with them the potential to completely sink your initiative if they…

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What Are Data Gaps Doing to Your Project ROI?

The reliance on data within project management roles continues to intensify. Reliable information is crucial to every stage of your initiative’s development and lifecycle: planning, budgeting, monitoring, executing, and reviewing. But as project stakeholders find new ways to make use of the growing volumes of data that are available, some have discovered they still have…

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5 Ways Executives Can Boost Project ROI

As businesses increasingly expect to achieve better (and more consistent) returns on their project investments, project teams are doubling down on finding new opportunities to save money and trim waste. But frontline professionals aren’t the only ones who influence project value. There are also several ways executives can meaningfully contribute to the organization’s efforts, too….

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Improve Your Project Scope Definitions

A properly defined scope can make all the difference between project success—meeting stakeholders’ expectations, sticking to your budget, and completing key deliverables on time—and failure. Even when project team members have good experience executing complex initiatives, our project management consultants have found that some organizations continue to have trouble knowing when the scope is just…

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Is Your Project Team Ready to Handle a Turnover?

Change is a constant in project management, but project teams sometimes find it difficult to manage change within their own operations. Disruptions caused by the onboarding of new employees or the departure of team members, for example, can be particularly challenging. With many teams already running at lean staffing levels and taking on heavy workloads,…

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6 Things Project Managers Do When They Aren’t Managing Projects

Leading a project team requires strong project management skills, but project managers have responsibilities beyond planning and executing initiatives. Not only are they expected to orchestrate and monitor the full scope of a project’s activities, they also have critical leadership responsibilities vying for their time. Understanding all the roles a project manager needs to fulfill…

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