Project Management Skills

Keeping project momentum between status meetings

For project managers, status meetings are a critical tool for greater success. The more complicated the project, the more critical the status meetings become. And projects that have increased number of stakeholders should have increased attendance to really leverage the meeting. During the meeting, you should be raising important points, as you and other attendees […]

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RIP Critical Chain?  

Critical chain is not dead, but after many years of it being the primary technique for analyzing schedules and prioritizing tasks, there’s a better alternative today.  As many project managers increasingly abandoned the much-hated, cumbersome to maintain, too long, and unclear Gantt chart, they subsequently discontinued using critical chain. A typical Gantt chart could easily […]

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How to Improve your Project Management Skills with Speed Reading

The following is a guest post. Jimmy Cowan is an avid reader. His love for reading was inspired by his grandmother who introduced him to reading. Jimmy is a certified speed reader and reviews the best speed reading techniques on his website. A project generally goes through 5 stages – Initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and closure. […]

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