Kanban 101: Improving How We Work

22 weeks 6 days ago

Kanbanis a versatile and powerful tool to help you manage your work. It can be used to track personal projects, complex operations and large programs; for example, it can be used to:

  • Efficiently manage the flow of inventory in a factory,
  • Help students manage their homework and papers,
  • Track the progress of project tasks and activities,
  • Organize
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Client feedback tools for better web design

25 weeks 3 days ago

No matter what’s your team size, where you are based or what’s your experience in the domain. Nothing fades out the importance of client feedback during web design process. 

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Your Plan is wrong

27 weeks 5 days ago

It is wrong from the moment you print it on paper. This is true in all aspects of life, as life happens every minute, and there are always things that you couldn’t possibly be aware of before you finalize your plan.

Still, the first step of any project is to create a Plan. You’ll be asked to create a baseline and freeze it. Then, start execution and keep your Plan updated, measure the

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Create a Learning Environment: Profit from Your Mistakes

27 weeks 6 days ago

“All good lessons come at a cost.  Try to learn them inexpensively.”  Howard Zucker

When I made a mistake as a child, my father would remind me that all lessons come at a cost.  The goal was to learn them cheaply.  I did not always follow this maxim.  But, this pearl of wisdom stayed with me

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Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to color WBS level automatically

29 weeks 5 days ago

After export activity table from Primavera P6 to Excel, it’s very hard to distinguish WBS level.

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Communication

30 weeks 2 days ago

In most organizations, communication is not a solution, it’s a problem.

It doesn’t matter how much the “leadership team” emphasize its importance; create many channels: email, phone, Skype, meetings; add it to the core values of the organization, or repeat how necessary it is. In this special case, there is no lesson to be learned.

Basic useless communication requires a minimum of

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Eight Tips For A Great Project Report

30 weeks 2 days ago

Whether you’re writing for a university project or a corporate client at some point it’s likely that most professions will have you writing a report. While for most people it’s not their favourite part of the job, it is a necessary one. When it’s done well, a report is interesting, insightful and can lead to real change. However, done badly and the report becomes a

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Are you managing your projects using the rear view mirror?

30 weeks 3 days ago

Peter Drucker, arguably the father of modern management, said "What gets measured, gets managed.”

As we manage projects, the activities that we measure need to be carefully selected in order to achieve our organisational goals. One of the issues of only focusing on traditional activity measures is that we are guiding ourselves with purely historical data. This is like driving only using

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On Deliverables

31 weeks 2 days ago

Deliverables are responsibilities.

Part of a Planner’s job is to help the team to IDENTIFY them.

There is a common problem: Team members don’t know what the deliverables are exactly, so they are not sure how to define them, how to explain them, or how to name them.

The planner’s first step is to assure the team that She knows they are doing their best and they are

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Why WBS in important?

31 weeks 4 days ago

It defines limitations and it creates flexibility.

We set boundaries by the breakdown. We define the limits of responsibility, how far an “accountable body” could go, to what extent he/she could be questioned, how their success would be measured and praised. This is what they get the “Great job!” for.

We

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