Using a Methodology

Project Software and You

Project Software and other technology tools drive many business functions—from the routine to the critical—and project management is no different. There are a number of platforms out there to help teams keep track of their project activities. Some systems help with scheduling labor, others with resource allocations, and still others focus on budget adherence. A…

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Break Down Your Project Silos

The silo mentality can be a serious threat to a project. It closes team members off from each other and stifles the flow of information. The ability to make good business decisions, develop resolutions to problems, and even properly identify issues are all diminished if cooperation among cross-functional groups is hampered by organizational project silos….

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Is Your Project Management Control Process Working?

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine how well your Project Team’s project management control process is actually working. Is your team constantly occupied with too many tasks to manage and not enough people to get everything done? Do your projects come in late more often than they’re on time? Are you spending so much energy responding to last-minute problems that you aren’t able to focus on your current tasks? Has the team’s mood started to slip?

6 Ways Project Teams Get Statistics Wrong

Statistics play an important role in project management. They can justify expenses that are higher than previous projects. They might highlight a problem on the horizon that the organization hasn’t faced before. But project teams sometimes employ statistics in ways that are ineffective. To ensure your data makes the most compelling case possible, consider these…

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Lack Of A Formal Approach To Project Management

Project teams that don’t follow a formalized process often face a host of issues, many of which are interrelated. And while each of the problems that are typically encountered can significantly hamper the team’s ability to successfully execute their projects, the collective havoc they wreak on the project office is greater than the sum of…

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