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Project Success Hinges on Strong Relationship with Project Sponsors

Most advice for improving project management skills targets such factors as developing written plans, holding productive meetings and delegating workloads. While all are important criteria to ensure project success, the most critical impact over the long run still comes down to strength of project sponsorship. As project manager, it is your job to make a … Continued

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The Role of the PMO

In the ever-changing global market, a centralized management infrastructure is always necessary for any industry especially for the management of various projects that have been undertaken by it. Most companies rely on the PMO office for doing that. PMO or a Project management office is an important part of any organization and aids the delivery … Continued

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Understand These 10 Common Challenges to Avoid Derailment of Your Project

The freshness of a project launch always brings with it a sense of optimism that the entire process will go forward without a hitch. Of course, even the most novice project manager is less than surprised when things don’t always go quite according to plan. One of the most effective ways of dealing with challenges … Continued

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Managing Contracts

The corporate world is all about mutual agreements termed often as contracts. These contracts are a set of documents that contain all the fine details about the respective project. A formal definition of a contract is, “It is a detailed document containing all the terms and conditions pertaining to a certain project and covers all … Continued

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Measuring Project Success

The best part of working on a project is the project’s success. But it can also be the worst part of it if you don’t know what exactly success in your scenario is. Defining success is far more difficult than realizing it. There are grey areas when it comes to success not everything is clearly … Continued

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Teamwork Takes Cultivation, Cooperation and Communication

Much of your success as a project manager hinges not just on project management methodology, but on your effectiveness at building a cohesive team of employees with the capacity to perform the tasks necessary for successful project completion. But good teamwork doesn’t just happen. It takes the right management technique to nurture development of your … Continued

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Communicate Effectively Under Variety of Situations to Build Trust as Project Leader

Communications is at the heart of successful project management,   beginning with the pre-launch planning meetings and following through to the post-project follow up. Regardless of what project methodologies you employ, strong communication skills will be key   1. Building trust As a project manager, you know that without a capable and engaged team, a project … Continued

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The Basics of Scheduling Your Project

Upfront project planning.  It sounds boring, it seems like a waste of time, and key stakeholders are likely pushing you to get started and start showing some progress.  No matter what is coming at you from these other entities, the more up front planning time you put into your project the greater your chances of … Continued

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Five Tips to Keep Multi-tasking From Eroding Productivity

Although there is considerable controversy over whether or not multi-tasking makes you more productive, for many project managers, occasional multi-tasking has become a common work practice. Splitting your attention across several activities can also leave you feeling more stressed or overwhelmed. The key to ensuring you stay productive even while multi-tasking is to keep track of … Continued

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Importance of a Communication Management Plan

Communication is a process of imparting or exchanging of thoughts, opinions or information by various means. Effective communication is not only essential in one’s personal life, but in professional life as well. Communication planning is a vital aspect of any project management plan. Poor communication often leads to a complete failure of a project, which … Continued