Artur G's Blog (8)

The Insider’s Guide to Project Risk Management

Risk is any unexpected event that might affect the people, processes, technology and/or resources involved in a project.

Yet even with no guarantee of a risk event, project managers must continually focus on identifying ways to overcome any problems that could crop up and negatively…

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Added by Artur G on December 20, 2017 at 2:55am — No Comments

Importance of Proper Communication in Project Management

Did you know that one out of five projects fails due to poor communication?

Though it seems very trivial, communication plays the most vital role in making a project successful. It is the project manager’s duty to make sure that the team is well-connected and communicate to remain on the same track.

The communication strategy should be well-defined in the project plan so that every team member knows who to contact whenever required.

Nowadays, the communication strategy…

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Added by Artur G on December 4, 2017 at 3:07pm — 1 Comment

How to Write a Winning Project Plan the Easy Way

Project planning is a high-level process that enables project managers to direct and control a project during its lifecycle to meet the requirements of a particular project. When you are new to project management, you might be lost in the jargon and the methodologies.

Here are a few simple steps that will help you create, plan, and manage a project.

1. Project conception and initiation

The first step in project planning is to carefully…

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Added by Artur G on November 20, 2017 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Do you have what it takes to be a Superstar project manager?

“Being a Project Manager is like being artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art.” – Greg Cimmarrusti, PM

The Project Manager is vested with significant responsibilities and expectations from the organizations as well as his/her team. It is not uncommon to see project managers working on multiple projects either out of pressure from the management or their own willingness to take up more responsibility. And when they…

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Added by Artur G on November 14, 2017 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

The Most Important Metrics your Start-up Should be Tracking

Not all metrics are equally valuable. The really good ones will tell you about the things that matter to your business. They will tell you about the results of your marketing efforts. They will help you diagnose issues and create a clear plan to deal with them. The ones that don’t do that are called “vanity metrics,” and they can be hazardous for businesses of any size.

What Are Vanity Metrics?

Vanity metrics are the type of metrics that do very little besides…

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Added by Artur G on November 6, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

How to Measure Productivity as an Actionable Metric

How Is Productivity Usually Measured?

In the United States, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is the most important source of productivity statistics, at least those that pertain to specific industries. If you take even a quick look at the Bureau’s website, you’ll probably notice two things:

  • The productivity that’s most commonly measured and used is labor productivity.
  • Productivity is commonly…
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Added by Artur G on October 30, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

How to Write a Successful Project Plan in 4 Easy Steps

Before Planning — Project Initiation Phase and Project Charters

Every project starts with a project initiation phase. Depending on the organization and the methodologies used, project initiation can involve a variety of different steps, but the key thing to remember is that project initiation is about defining the reasons for undertaking a project, the objectives of the project, its scope, and constraints. From the standpoint of project…

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Added by Artur G on October 23, 2017 at 1:35pm — No Comments

22 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Project Management Software

There are many vendors out there providing readymade and custom made project management software that caters to most of the industries.

For larger firms, custom software such as ERP can be a desirable option, but it involves a significant monetary investment, time and resources to implement successfully.

ERPs can be disruptive as the transition from manual management to automated management is difficult to implement on an enterprise level.

Further, there are shared…

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Added by Artur G on September 30, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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