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What does a Failing Project look like?
You've been working through your latest project with your team, and all appears to be going well. The weeks go by, and everything is still fine, except you begin to notice small issues, small cracks in the seams as it were, but they don't seem too worrisome. Should you be concerned? Is it your fault or your teams? There are some facts about projects as they quietly move into a more troublesome...
Tips for Hiring a Top PM: It’s Not as Difficult as You Think
As the economy still continues to struggle and employment numbers aren't faring any better, applicant pools are staggering. There are more candidates than there are jobs, and the problem becomes tougher because you have your pick of top job prospects. And there's no difference if you're looking for a top project manager. Your choices are easier if you were dealing with designers or writers or...
The Project Scope Statement: What Should You Include?
The project scope statement is an important part of your projects. It's used to show the results a project will generate as well as the conditions and terms the work will be performed. Before the project starts, everyone involved in it must agree to all areas of the scope statement's terms. These include the project owners and the project team. What items make up the scope statement? Be sure...
Remote Team: Communication Is No Obstacle
More and more, companies are making use of remote teams. Whether you’re running a decentralized customer service department or development team or working with team members spread around the world, communication and keeping everyone in the loop are very important considerations. Once, this was an enormous problem that resulted in a high failure rate. However, that’s no longer the case, and...
Who Is a Stakeholder? Identifying Key Players in Your Project
As a project manager, you have myriad responsibilities. As far as your team is concerned, you’re the ultimate authority on the project. However, the reality is very different. Not only do you have to answer to a manager or executive, but there are numerous others involved in your project who are important, and to whom you have to answer. These are your stakeholders. Who are they? What do you do...