Alternative TextWill Kelly

Will Kelly is a freelance technical writer based in the Washington, D.C. area. After having to learn Microsoft Project early in his career, he developed an interest in writing about project management applications. You can visit Will’s website at http://www.willkelly.com and follow him on Twitter: @willkelly.

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Seven Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

Find out how to sell agile project management to your stakeholders and your organization....

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5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects

Learn why using spreadsheets to manage your projects could be affecting the overall outcome of your work....

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8 Best Practices for Prioritizing Project Work for Your Team

Prioritizing project work is a challenge for project teams across many industries. While shifting priorities are a natural part of working life, when you don’t prioritize work you can lay havoc to all your team’s projects and initiatives, and even drain team morale. Effective prioritization is as much an art as a science. Here are...

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What Project Teams Need to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Productivity is on the rise in manufacturing, and employment is down. This trend points to a rise in automation, as well as the need for product teams to leverage the latest technology more than ever. There’s no doubt about it: We’re entering a new world of industry. The upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution, also called Industry...

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some project management trends we can expect to see in 2017. With all the talk of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and anticipation among future-thinkers and business leaders around Industry 4.0, a lot of industry trends and processes are focused on how to succeed in...

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The Future of Digital Business: What Does This Mean for Project Teams?

It’s Monday morning. A project manager from the dev team has a meeting with partner marketing to see if his team can help the marketing group launch a new mobile app to corporate partners later that day. Two of the team’s developers hop onto a conference call with one of the company’s cloud hosting providers...

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Managing Job Stress

You probably know about some of the negative impacts of stress—on your health, on your relationships, on your career. But here’s an angle that few of us speaks about in the world of project management: managing stress so it doesn’t have a negative outcome on your project. When project leaders are stressed and their teams...

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How to Get a Project Decision From Your Boss

Here’s something that doesn’t appear as a task or risk item on project plans: the decision-making process. But think about it. Sometimes one of the biggest pain points is getting a decision from your boss or manager that moves the project forward. When you don’t get management approval, the time lag can derail a project...

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Why Project Managers Need Storytelling Skills

Did you hear the one about why the project manager has to be a good storyteller? Well, let me tell it to you. The art of storytelling is essential to being a good leader. Whether you’re coaching your project team, representing your team and their projects to executive stakeholders, or communicating with external and internal...

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7 Project Management Trends for 2016

As we close out 2015, it’s time to look at some project management trends we can expect to see in 2016. Market forces continue to influence how businesses manage their projects. To prepare for what’s ahead, here are seven project management industry trends to watch for in 2016. 1. Project managers and their teams become...

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The DocOps Trend: Applying Agile and DevOps to Technical Documentation

The advances and benefits in Agile programming and Agile project management are making headlines and grabbling a lot of attention these days. But what about technical documentation? While one of the principles of the Agile Manifesto is “working software over comprehensive documentation” you can’t escape the need for customer-facing documentation. In response to all this, there’s...

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5 Ways Agile Helps Manage Changing Requirements

One of the many misconceptions around Agile has to do with managing changing requirements. As a veteran of many product requirements documents for Waterfall software development projects, I’ve come to see that Agile development is a better way of managing the changing requirements that many software development projects face. After all, one of the key...

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