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Seven Future Trends in Project Management

In this milestone 50th year for the Project Management Institute it’s natural to want to look back at the significant trends have shaped the project management profession over the last five decades, namely globalization of the discipline, and the explosion of methods, techniques and practices being applied to projects. Looking ahead, new trends continue to...

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7 Things Change Management Can Learn From Tech Media Sites

Change management needs to become more agile to communicate the iterative changes that agile development and DevOps bring to enterprise users. Most industry-accepted definitions of change management revolve around its systematic approach for driving business and technology change at both the organization and employee level. While agile development and DevOps are rewriting the definitions of...

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3 Ways to Play the Project Management Long Game

One of the joys of my life right now is teaching my last teenager how to drive. In case you’ve forgotten, when someone is first learning to drive, it’s all about the mechanics (smooth acceleration, braking, maintaining the lane, and handling turns). While the budding driver may think these driving basics are easy, she will...

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How Do Project Managers Use Agile? A Software Advice Report

Is Agile project management really the new wave of how organizations will manage their projects? There’s no doubt that Agile is being heralded as a more effective way for teams across industries to manage fast-moving projects. But digging deeper into this reality is a recent survey conducted by Software Advice that asked project managers about...

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13 Reasons Why Teams Are Using Agile Project Management

It’s no secret that the Agile process is fast becoming the preferred way to manage projects. In the year ahead, Agile is expected to become even more widely used. Organizations, teams and even project management software are increasingly responding to a demand for more adaptive and evolutionary processes. And for good reason. In a fast-changing...

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6 Essential Project Management Skills They Don’t Teach in School

There are some things that are practically impossible to learn without actually doing them. For instance, no amount of reading about how to play the piano will eliminate the need to sit down at the keyboard and practice. Likewise, you can study great art for a lifetime, but you will never really learn to paint...

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6 Ways to Improve Client Relations: Ingredients for Success and Happiness

“Cesar, we are not happy. We need to talk.” That’s what I heard once from a client when I was left alone with him after a meeting. Sometimes your clients will come out and tell you that they’re not satisfied with how you’re managing an agency project. Sometimes they’ll hint at it. Sometimes you can...

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Case Study: Inbound Marketing Agency Streamlines Resource Management with LiquidPlanner

Every marketing professional services firm—whether it’s a web design firm, an advertising agency, or a PR consultancy—at one point encounters the same challenge: how do you accurately forecast future work without hiring unnecessarily or laying people off when business temporarily slows down? Christina Griggs is the CFO for Inflow a growing inbound marketing agency based...

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The 4 Top IT Project Management Disasters of All Time

When the IT project you management gets tagged “Top Priority,” you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and . . .  gulp—right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there’s always a hiccup. And these prove to be the best learning tools. Whatever you run in to, be glad you weren’t in charge of...

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How to Create a Highly Engaged and Motivated Team

Only three out of every 10 employees are fully engaged in their work, according to the Gallup organization’s State of the American Workplace: 2010-2012 report. Your team can do better than that! To help you create and achieve a highly engaged, motivated and productive team, here’s a list of tips on how to keep your team...

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21 Tips to Enhance Your Project Management Career

There’s a lot to know—and do—to be a top-performing project manager. You have to be well-organized, see the big picture, be detail-oriented, manage resources, lead teams, know how to use planning tools, win the trust of clients and bring projects in on time. To name a few skills and responsibilities. But if you practice one...

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7 Project Management Tips for Successful Project Delivery

As I dropped off my kids at the bus stop for their first day of the school, I thought about all the new experiences they would learn from in the new school year. My oldest will dissect his first frog while my youngest starts solving math problems with four digits. School provides the experiences, skills,...

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