Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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Risk Management should be a day to day process for every project. Even during the proposal process, risks start to become identified. There are any number of events and actions that can affect a project, sometimes they are threats and sometimes they are actually opportunities. If you don’t... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! A few months ago, I wrote about tension between project managers and software developers - How to Resolve Conflict between Project Managers and IT Application Developers. That was focused primarily on the project approach - Agile vs. Waterfall... (more)
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Earned value management (EVM) helps you analyse the cost performance, schedule performance, cost variance and schedule variance in your project. Experienced PM’s utilize EVM to assess a project’s progress and to allow the project team to see the health and performance of their project. [VI... (more)
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Understanding the concept of earned value is not easy. Earned value is a technique for measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner. It involves looking at data from each individual task. First a few common terms: PV - Planned Value – What was budgeted AC - Actual Cos... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) identifies the phases in a software development project. As Agile methods, have taken hold as an alternative to the traditional Waterfall approach, it is necessary to understand how Agile development fit... (more)
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We all want to get our projects off on the right track, but what does that really entail? In Project Insight's How to Start a Project on the Right Track webinar, Diane Buckley, CEO Core Performance Concepts Inc. walks us through some basic statistics on why customers leave and just how often tha... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! How formal of a process is necessary to effectively manage Agile projects? The Agile approach is iterative and incremental. It brings developers and their clients together in a fluid interactive process to define and deliver functionality to a... (more)
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As a young kid, I developed a very vivid imagination. This led to the ability to concoct some big stories. Of course, at 5 years old my sphere of knowledge was limited so I made up details to make the stories better. As I became a young adult and learned more about the world, I grew into a... (more)
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Imagine this… your project is completely on time and even on budget! As Project Managers, we are constantly working towards this goal. Day in and day out we work issues, timelines and resources… it’s what we do. Currently, statistics show that less than 40% of projects deliver on time and within... (more)
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Wouldn’t it be great if we could get more accomplished each day? Wouldn’t it be nice if your associates looked forward to getting meeting invites from you? As project managers we are the keeper of people’s time. This is a weighty role and often not one that all PM’s are all that great at h... (more)
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