Archive for February 2014

A Basic Guide for Success in Project Management

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Project management in its simplest form is the organisation and tracking of tasks required to complete a project. A project can be anything from planning a new garden layout for your own home, designing a new website, building a new bridge or organising the Winter Olympic Games. Projects appear in our personal lives and on…

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What Are The Benefits of Planning a Project?

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Individuals and organisations regularly start a project believing that it can be easily controlled and does not require formal planning to be completed successfully. Such projects are likely to be time-consuming and expensive so failure to plan them properly is a waste of time and money because lack of planning will increase the risk of…

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Is Any Project Ever Truly Successful?

Project Completion Estimates

So many projects of all different types fail to live up to our initial expectations that you might wonder if any project could ever be considered successful when compared against the original expectations. At the start of a project there is usually a very clear idea of what should be achieved by the end of…

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Six Tips for the Perfect Project Plan

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We have talked before about what is a project plan. In this post we wanted to extend this to talk about the importance of keeping people involved in the project planning process. Keeping projects on track can be extremely arduous for project managers, especially when it comes to constantly changing additions and requests. When project managers…

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How To Avoid Project Failure

Project Management Planning

There are many and varied reasons why a project might fail. Certain industries have a much higher chance of failure than others just because of the nature of their business. Of course the training and experience of the project manager also plays a part in the likelihood of failure. But if you are currently involved…

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Project Planning Techniques

All Projects are Imperfect

A project plan is the glue which will hold a project together and help to make it a success. It will enable the project manager to easily assign tasks, monitor progress and costs as well as communicate project status to interested parties and produce reports. But which techniques are most effective for putting together a…

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