Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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Effective communication is a critical project success factor. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a powerful tool for making sure that there is a common language for discussing and reporting on the work required to complete the project. If you are reading this, chances are, you know what a ... (more)
by: George Pitagorsky in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! It is widely thought that transparency is a good thing. One recent study* shows that transparency goes beyond making people feel better to helping them work better. That study addresses transparency regarding definition of roles, organiz... (more)
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No matter what your project is, there are certain steps that always lead to effective project management. While some people are born with strong leadership skills, others learn it, and leadership alone isn’t enough to ensure a 100% success rate. It’s far better to try and test a strategy b... (more)
by: Gloria Kopp in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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By Josh McAllister | Follow on Twitter! According to IDG, “Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019" and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. If a company, large or small, wants ... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Projects come in many shapes and sizes. Combining budget amount, scope, number of participants, subject area, degree of complexity and other attributes there are hundreds of variations. Yet, a project is a project. It requires initiation, plan... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Projects and operational activities are the engine of any organization. Projects create change and operations - sales, manufacturing, delivery, support - sustains the ongoing process. At the top of any organization, the "C" Level, the ex... (more)
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The formal description of Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage a... (more)
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By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Comparing Best of Breed and Monolithic Solutions There is an ongoing debate that seeks to decide whether a single integrated suite of applications (whether from a single vendor or developed in-house) is better than a collection of best of bree... (more)
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Once you have a certain element of responsibility in a business, it becomes essential to use project management software. While the initial benefits may be obvious, there are some handy tips and tricks to help you really get the most out of the software you’re using. Anyone operating the s... (more)
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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)
by: Patti Cardiff in:    Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices   
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