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5 Fears Every Project Manager Experiences (and How to Overcome Them)

5 Fears Every Project Manager Experiences (and How to Overcome Them) Mastering the art of project management means managing your projects on multiple fronts, including keeping tabs on budget and schedule and staying in touch with the right people on … Read More

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Why You Need a Project Management Tool for Resource Planning

Why You Need a Project Management Tool for Resource Planning Let’s be honest: it can be quite exhausting to monitor the available resources at your company and assign the right ones to certain projects – while keeping an eye on … Read More

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Aligning the PMO to Organizational Strategy

The Secret is in Using a Top-Down Approach “How do you sell management on the relevance and importance of the PMO to the organization?” This is one of the top questions pondered by the majority of PMO leaders I have … Read More

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Build a Solid Team

Our blog series – “Master Project Management” covers some of the essentials of the art and science of project management. It talks about defining true needs, building a solid team, and performing a financial analysis. It addresses how you can … Read More

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Keeping Projects on the Right Tips Track and Top Project Manager Schedule

Keeping Projects on the Right Tips Track and Top Project Manager Schedule Tips for Keeping Your Projects on Track Managing and tracking a project comes with its fair share of challenges. No one ever says being a project manager is … Read More

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Top 10 Reasons to NOT Implement SaaS Project Management Software

Unlike enterprise project management systems that require everyone to have a doctorate or toy like spreadsheet solutions with few benefits over email, WorkOtter is the “just right” solutions for all but .01% of companies. OK – Drumroll Please. Our top … Read More

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Institutionalize Plagiarism

Ultimately, program managers are judged on results. Creating a positive program culture that facilitates excellent project management should produce excellent results. Having the correct program manager attributes, knowing how to manage stakeholders, implementing the most effective program process strategy, deploying … Read More

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Communicating the PPM Value Proposition to Your Boss

I was recently asked, “How do you communicate the “value” of a PPM solution to your client/boss?” Step 1: Set your goals with your boss/client? In my opinion there are only 3 real strategies that these goals should directly relate … Read More

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Baseline Budget for your Project Management Direct and Indirect Costs Control Services

Baseline Budgets One of the major limitations when it comes to starting a project is cost. One of the biggest challenges that awaits a project manager is determining exactly when to set a budget baseline. If you are looking to … Read More

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Project Discipline

Process Violations Are Our Friends Do we always follow the logical, well thought out planned process we have established for repeatable success, or do we short-circuit the process every time an eminent deadline, cost pressure, or demanding customer or stakeholder … Read More

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