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The Key Objectives of a Project Communications Plan

Every good project manager knows that sufficient information and planning are crucial to having a successful project. This means that it becomes necessary to identify in advance the information needs and requirements of the project team members, management and more importantly, the client. Examples of the information that need to be communicated on a regular […]

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Making Work Workable: The Work Breakdown Structure

In project planning– the most important part of project management– defining the work that needs to be done and all its various components is perhaps the most important part. This is crucial in making sure that you will correctly estimate the time and resources necessary to get the project completed, as well as inform the […]

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What Is A Skills Roster And Why You Need One

In project management, there are two basic elements that are crucial in completing what you need to complete: time and resources. The truth is, all project managers will tell you that there are never seem to be enough time and resources to finish a project. Then again, that’s why there are project managers– your skill […]

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What Is A PERT Chart?

One of the most useful and informative tools of project management, the Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart is the visual representation of a projects’ schedule showing a series or pattern of tasks, both those that can be done concurrently and the critical path schedule of tasks that must be completed in their allotted […]

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Why should you establish success criteria for completing your project?

While it may be possible to complete a project without setting milestones for success, 90% of the time it’s a sure recipe for trouble. If the client and the project managers do not establish explicit success criteria at the outset, then it would be easier to derail the project team from their main objective. Setting […]

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Considering Alternatives to Using Microsoft Project

Even though Microsoft project can be considered to be one of the most trustworthy of project management tools available today, yes, there are other alternatives to Microsoft project as a scheduling tool. But before one looks at the other scheduling tools available out there, you need to see whether they are able to fulfill all […]

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5 reasons to use MS Project as your scheduling tool

For many, Microsoft Project is the granddaddy of project software – for many Microsoft came up with the idea of a project management software. While its not without its detractors and of course nothing is ever perfect MS project can be of huge benefit. It helps you schedule your projects, create systematic plans, assign all […]

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Ten ways to succeed as a world class project manager – part four

In part three of our article on what makes a great Project manager we continued on with a close look at the soft skills required to excel at project management – here we’ll complete our top 10 skills that PM’s need to master. 7/ Be political Senior stakeholder management requires a key understanding of two […]

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