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Five Options for Project Start Dates

June 27 2016

Five Options for Project Start Dates
One of the characteristics of a project is that it is a temporary endeavor. In other words there is a start and end-date. This…

Seven Components to a Risk Management Plan

June 13 2016

Seven Components to a Risk Management Plan

The Risk Management Plan describes how you will define and manage risk on the project. This document does not actually describe the risks…

Five Project Management Mistakes

May 30 2016

Five Project Management Mistakes

Mistake #3: Not Keeping Schedule Up-to-Date

Many project managers create an initial schedule but then don’t do a good job of updating the schedule during the project….

Project with Unrealistic Budget

May 2 2016

Be Proactive Managing a Project with Unrealistic Budget
If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic budget, the first thing you will want…

Root Cause Analysis

April 18 2016

Managing issues is an important part of project management. Sometimes when you try to resolve a problem, you find that what you thought was a root cause is really…

Branding Your Project

March 7 2016

Branding is a more sophisticated form of marketing communication. The purpose of branding a project is to associate an emotion or a feeling with your project. This is exactly…

Determine Whether Full-Time or Contract Resources are Appropriate

February 22 2016

Perhaps the place to start is to understand whether there are employees available in the timeframe needed for your project. It usually doesn’t make sense to hire contract people…

Proactively Manage Project Resources Without Authority

February 1 2016

Proactively Manage Project Resources Without Authority
If team members are missing their deadlines you must first try to determine the cause. For example, if it is due to a lack…