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Project Management metrics

Metrics are a technique that is used to analyze business processes and performance – they are used to analyze something that’s quantifiable (i.e. not subjective). Individual metrics are often grouped into balanced scorecards in order to get a performance snapshot of a variety of activities. Using metrics to help govern project management activities can be […]

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Five Common Problems With Project Teams And How To Solve Them

It’s a fact. Even the best teams encounter problems in certain projects from time to time, especially when in a scenario where there are many factors that can be quite uncertain. Fortunately for these problems, a good risk management plan can often be quite helpful in preventing them, and if not preventing them, to at […]

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The Role Of Quality Assurance In Project Management

Even outside of the work environment, we are all brought up knowing the importance that quality play in our lives– from ordinary products and gadgets that we use, the house we live in, quality is something that we all look for in everything we need. The same is true for projects that we work on– […]

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How A Statement Of Work Can Be Beneficial To Your Project

Before a project can even go into the planning stage, a statement of work can be a very helpful guide, not just for the project team, but for the client, project members, third-party suppliers and stakeholders as well. Having a statement of work can help clarify details and prevent problems that may arise through misunderstandings […]

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Understanding Project Dependencies- Why They Are Vital To Your Project

Project dependencies are the relationships of tasks to other tasks that determine the sequence in which they need to be done, with the relationships driving the schedule for the entire project. Project planning and management methodologies listing and scheduling tasks such as the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Critical Path Schedule (CPS) are highly […]

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The Project War Room And Why You Should Have One

Taking on a project is akin to going into battle. It takes planning, strategizing, mapping territories and action plans and finally going into the trenches and executing the battle plan. If you’ve seen war movies, you’ve probably seen all those scenes where a group of generals are gathered around a table with maps all around, […]

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The Configuration Management Plan And Why It Is Needed

Good project planning is needed to ensure completion of quality deliverables and requirements of a project within the specified time frame. This includes a thorough description the project evaluation process, goals, objectives, activities & deliverables, a work plan & resource schedule and the project management process. Part of this includes configuration management, an essential component […]

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How A Work Breakdown Structure Can Improve Your Project

Any project management guide will tell you that a Work Breakdown Structure is crucial in the accomplishment of completing a project. What is a Work Breakdown Structure? A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 3rd Edition (PMBOK Guide) defines it as “a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the […]

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