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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)
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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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