Eight Tips For A Great Project Report

1 year 34 weeks 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?

1 year 34 weeks 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

1 year 35 weeks 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?

1 year 35 weeks 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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Forming a Team? Plan for Success

1 year 35 weeks ago

Remember the last time you joined a new team or organization.  What was it like?  Was it awkward?  Did you make decisions easily?  Were expectations clear?  Did the team gel immediately?

You probably answered “No” to these questions.  High-performing teams do not form quickly or naturally.  

As a manager or

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Conducting a Successful Brainstorming Meeting

1 year 40 weeks ago

Well facilitated brainstorming sessions are amazing.  A creative, sharing atmosphere is built. Numerous ideas are generated.  Participants feel productive, valued, and are enthusiastic.  By contrast, poorly run meetings are horrible.  Little is accomplished.  People feel frustrated and that they wasted their time.

Brainstorming is a

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Our Own Inspirational Stories

1 year 44 weeks ago

I believe each of us has our own, undiscovered inspirational story.  We have not recognized our own accomplishments.  We have not verbalized our achievements into a personal narrative.  Or, we may be uncomfortable talking about ourselves.

We consider heroes or great people to be innately different from ourselves.   They were destined for

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Why Early Client Feedback is Necessary?

1 year 45 weeks ago

When you set on for a journey, you are not always aware of what exact path you need to take. But how wisely you proceed in your journey is what causes the difference. If you are vigilant enough and decide logically whether to go left, right or straight for every turn you come across; you can easily avoid deep U-turns. Taking that surprise U-turn might leave you drained. Possibly you are out of

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FREE WHITE PAPER NO.6: Ten Cardinal Rules to Good Schedule Baseline Management

1 year 47 weeks ago
FREE WHITE PAPER NO.6 from PM Solution Pro Ten Cardinal Rules to Good Schedule Baseline Management A project that does not have a clear understanding on how to manage schedule baselines cannot expect to manage time effectively. When clients and contractors start throwing accusations against each other surrounding schedule baseline, one can easily conclude that a problem or issue is brewing. If
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Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity

1 year 47 weeks ago

After export activity table from Primavera P6 to Excel, it's very hard to tell this activity belong to what WBS.

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