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How are you using your CRM to improve your sales process? Do you have a process that allows you to stay ahead of the trends Read More
This quiz builds on previous articles in this series.
For a 1-year long internet and wireless technology procurement and installation project in a Read More
You need something done and you need it done right. This is why you turn to a project manager, entrusting your needs so it is Read More
Computers and Documents
As a project manager, you many not believe that various aspects of computer resources, filing systems, etc. are your responsibility and Read More
There is comfort in the familiar that’s why it’s not unusual for people to cling to what they’re used to. As such, change is given Read More
Early in my prior business, I learned a valuable lesson about why it’s important to focus on business results. This lesson cost my team the Read More
Project Closeout Checklists
1. Submit Final Deliverables to the Customer:
- Check your scope, statement of work, and project plan one last time.
- Deliver reports, other
Changes of Scope
A request for a change of scope (or contract modification) can be initiated by either the customer or the provider. For internal Read More
Business executives are often first introduced to the concept of strategic planning in B-school. There, techniques such as SWOT or the 5 forces model are Read More
You might be thinking that your company’s legal and accounting departments are responsible for procurement, but related to your projects, you should take the Read More
This article presents ideas for monitoring and controlling project schedules and budgets.
Project Controls: Schedule
- Decide to track by table, chart, status report, or project
This article presents ideas for monitoring and controlling project scope and quality.
Enforcing your project communications plan will go a long way to helping Read More
This article discusses leadership techniques that motivate, remembering to stand back and view the big picture, and what to avoid doing as a project manager. Read More
Project managers should not be introverts. Be proactive as the team leader. Facilitate communications and time-efficient meetings.
Leading a team is Read More
This article presents a list of items that should be accomplished as you begin work on a new project.
Depending on the skill Read More
Remaining flawlessly organized is essential to achieving an efficient, practical and effective operation. This should be a small business owner’s highest priority.
SalesForce is a Read More
You may be the best project manager in the world. You might know all about, why optimal performance is better than maximal performance. But Read More
I still use post-it notes to help manage tasks throughout my day, but that doesn’t always cut it when your team members are spread all Read More
Are you ready to be a project manager? Below is a quiz that builds on the previous project planning articles in this series. Let’s see Read More
Prepare a cost estimate using your previously developed work breakdown structure (WBS). You’ll need to consider in-house and outsourced labor, as well as equipment, materials, Read More
Project management is like being in school. Why? It’s because you get to learn new things everyday when it comes to managing, organizing, and socializing Read More
Prepare a project schedule using your previously developed work breakdown structure (WBS). You’ll need to consider how many labor hours each task will take (by Read More
The work breakdown structure (WBS) is part of the project management plan. It is a detailed outline of the tasks and subtasks you will later Read More
The communications plan is contained within the project management plan. It establishes who will be talking, reporting, e-mailing, meeting; how often; and with whom. This Read More
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