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Archive | December, 2014

What is Project Management

What is Project management? It’s about producing something called a deliverable. A deliverable can be a conference table, a highway, a building, computer software, a book, a full-length movie, and many other things. There are special techniques to manage projects and they start with creating a plan. The project plan is a document that details […]

What is a Project Manager?

A project manager is a person trained in the specific skills of planning, scheduling, tracking progress, managing teams and other skills needed to successfully manage projects. It’s a special set of skills that is very different from managing a department or a business. Several things make a project manager’s job different. First, the project team […]

Project Presentations: Body Language Video

Effective project presentations don’t come from being a smooth talking project manager. You need strong and relevant content, media that communicates your message, a speaking style that is easy to listen to and effective body language. This video illustrates five common body language problems in presentations. Then it gives you an example of an effective […]

Project Requirements Prototyping

A study by project management consulting company, PM Solutions, in 2011 examined 163 companies to identify top causes of IT projects failure, and requirements ranked right at the top. Requirements Main Page The issue with Project Requirements Prototyping is a communication issue. We humans express our thoughts and needs using a biased, misunderstand able medium, […]

What Is a Project

Wondering about what is a project and what is not? Here is an example of a project. The manager of the department you work in tells you the people are wasting time getting supplies from the supply room. He wants you to do a project to fix the problem. Most projects are small like this […]

Project Schedule Software Review

As the importance of project management increases in organizations, so does the number of tools available for people managing projects. In our latest project schedule software review, we found over 500 legitimate software packages. There were hundreds more that did not meet our minimum criteria, which was: 1. Produce a Gantt chart that clearly communicates […]

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