The Importance of Time Management

14 weeks 4 days ago

When we talk about time management, we are referring to effectively managing time to make sure we spend the correct amount of time for each action. Effective time management enables people to allot specific time slots in their schedule for tasks and activities according to their significance. Time management helps us make the best use of our time. In today’s world, with so many time

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Operational Excellence

15 weeks 14 hours ago

Operational Excellence, the alignment of organization’s culture and climate

By Arash Dowlatshahi, Director of Project Services, Aegion

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Going Agile

16 weeks 11 hours ago

Many organizations try to catapult into agility.  Striving to instantaneously transform their traditional practices and culture.   Unfortunately, this strategy is usually painful and often fails.

The Scrum Guide states, “Scrum is easy to understand, but difficult to master.”  Basic

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Going Agile

16 weeks 12 hours ago

Many organizations try to catapult into agility.  Striving to instantaneously transform their traditional practices and culture.   Unfortunately, this strategy is usually painful and often fails.

The Scrum Guide states, “Scrum is easy to understand, but difficult to master.”  Basic

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THE RESOURCE DRIVEN VS. THE LOGIC DRIVEN SCHEDULE

18 weeks 3 days ago

THE RESOURCE DRIVEN VS. THE LOGIC DRIVEN SCHEDULE

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PMI Goes Agile

21 weeks 3 days ago

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is making a bold pivot toward agile.  As a project manager and an agilist, I am excited by these moves.  At the same time, it is hard to envision both this transition and the future state.  

In this article, I share some of my thoughts about the upcoming changes to the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam and 

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Why People Skills are Important

22 weeks 4 days ago

Traditional project management concepts focus on processes, timelines and budgets, but forget the human aspect of the project management. The human relations approach to project management has gained increasing acceptance because project managers have realized the importance of focusing on the human aspects in this sphere. These aspects relate to people’s skills, their communication and

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The Phantom Schedule

24 weeks 5 days ago

Construction planner and scheduler Frank Lee was at it again. He was in the process of creating and developing another phantom project schedule for the Project Control Manager. The initiative started when the Project Manager complained to the Project Controls Manager.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” he said, “… this schedule forecast and progress report is garbage! It has been

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Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

25 weeks 1 day ago

Experienced agile coaches and practitioners develop a sixth-sense. They can quickly assess the health of an agile project or team just as doctors do with their patients. In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in

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Confidentiality of Project Data When Shared in XER File Format

32 weeks 5 days ago

Clearly defined tasks and responsibilities must be given to all project participants, in order to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Even more so when a project counts a large number of participants, which makes it more demanding and difficult to manage.

When

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