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October 11, 2018

Stop Approaching Work Like A Dog Digging Up A Bone: Part 2

The Essentials of Initiative Management To keep initiative work on track, you need a specific initiative management approach, one that’s different from the way you manage […]
September 27, 2018

How to Get Employees to Manage Themselves

Managers spend lots of time managing their direct reports, even though they’d prefer it if their employees would manage themselves. But managers themselves are often the […]
May 24, 2016
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Three Important Strategies That Will Lead to More Successful Project Management

Guest Blog Post By: Brooke Cade | Freelance Writer: Workfront   Project managers have the best of both worlds: they oversee the daily tasks of their team […]
May 10, 2016
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What is Project Management: Understanding Your Responsibilities

Modern organizations run on projects, but projects don’t just run successfully on their own. That’s why we have project managers. So what is project management? If […]
March 29, 2016
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The Practicalities of Project Management

Just what is project management? If you’re looking for the textbook project management definition, a good place to start is the Project Management Institute, which defines […]
February 23, 2016
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Effective Gantt Charts: Reading Between the Lines

Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve encountered a Gantt chart. These bar charts are great tools for graphically illustrating a project schedule and, done […]
February 9, 2016
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Change Control Keeps Expectations Clear

Requests for changes aren’t unusual in project management. And that’s OK. If the environment around a project shifts—the budget or the capabilities needed, for example—change should […]
January 26, 2016
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The Role of Stakeholder Analysis in Project Success

Great performance by project team members is critical for project success, but just as important is the involvement and contributions of project stakeholders, those individuals or […]
December 1, 2015
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How to Develop a Project Plan That’s Right for Your Next Project

The baseline. In project control, everything you do refers to it. It’s the expectation you’re setting with stakeholders. The main medium you have for communicating that […]
July 2, 2015
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The Work Breakdown Structure: One of the Project Manager’s Most Important Tools

The work breakdown structure is one of the most important project management tools you have as a project manager. It’s the foundation for estimating, budgeting, sequencing […]