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How to Use E-Mail Effectively during Your Project

E-mail is a fast, convenient means of conducting one-way, written communication during a project. For example, you can use e-mail to confirm oral discussions and agreements with project team members. In [more…]

How to Monitor Project-Schedule Performance

Regularly monitoring your project’s schedule performance can provide early indications of possible activity-coordination problems, resource conflicts, and possible cost overruns. To monitor schedule performance [more…]

Product Development Lingo

Get to know the following product development language so you’re on top of your game and your head isn’t spinning from all the jargon used during new product development meetings and conventions: [more…]

The New Product Development Cycle

So you can turn your great ideas into money, take a look at how the cycle of new product development evolves from inception to successfully marketing and selling your product: [more…]

Keeping Important Online Business Contact Information Close at Hand

Nobody runs a business alone. You need to know where to go for help if problems arise. Take a moment to jot down the following names and phone numbers/e-mail addresses so that you have them when you need [more…]

Top Time Management Tips

Help yourself to save time, and also to make the most of your time, by taking on board these tried-and-tested time management tips. If it’s too overwhelming to adopt all of them, pick one to try at first [more…]

Producing a Basic Business Case

One of the key documents needed in project management is the Business Case. You can adjust the contents of the Business Case to suit the project and also any organisational standard or methodology you’re [more…]

Knowing Who You Need to Involve in Planning Your Project

Knowing early on who you need to involve in managing your project allows you to include the right people in your initial objective setting. It also allows you to plan for their participation at the appropriate [more…]

Avoiding Project Management Pitfalls

The key objective in project management is to complete your project successfully. That often means steering clear of the potholes in the road. This handy list of ten common pitfalls helps you avoid some [more…]

Understanding the Four Project Stages

Every project, whether large or small, passes through four stages of project management. It’s important that you get a handle on these four key areas. [more…]

Grasping the Role of the Project Manager

To be an effective Project Manager, you have to know what your job involves. This list summarises the main tasks in project management. Some things on the list involve consultation with others: [more…]

Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

In today’s time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, project management skills are essential. This Cheat Sheet offers you some key pointers to maximising your effectiveness in project [more…]

Agile Project Management Organizations, Certifications, and Resources

There is a big agile project management world out there. Here are a few of the useful links to members of the agile practitioner community: [more…]

A Manifesto for Agile Software Developers

The Agile Software Development Manifesto© is an intentionally streamlined expression of the core values of agile project management. Use this manifesto as a guide to implement agile methodologies in your [more…]

The 12 Agile Principles

The 12 Agile Principles are a set of guiding concepts that support project teams in implementing agile projects. Use these concepts to implement agile methodologies in your projects. [more…]

The Agile Roadmap to Value

The Roadmap to Value is a high-level view of an agile project. The stages of the Roadmap to Value are described in the list following the diagram: [more…]

Agile Project Management Roles

It takes a cooperative team of employees to complete a project. Agile project teams are made up of many people and include the following five roles: [more…]

Agile Project Management Artifacts

Project progress needs to be measurable. Agile project teams often use six main artifacts, or deliverables, to develop products and track progress, as listed here: [more…]

Agile Project Management Events

Most projects have stages. Agile projects include seven events for product development. These events are meetings and stages and are described in the following list: [more…]

Agile Project Management For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Agile project management focuses on continuous improvement, scope flexibility, team input, and delivering essential quality products. Agile project management methodologies include scrum, extreme programming [more…]

How to Create a Skills Matrix

Use a Skills Matrix to confirm the skills, knowledge, and interest of your team members. A Skills Matrix is a table that displays people’s proficiency in specified skills and knowledge, as well as their [more…]

Managing Records on Local and Network Drives

The amount of electronic information has grown exponentially over the past decade. Local (C: Drives) and network drives are becoming digital graveyards. An effective records management program will provide [more…]

Benefits of Records Management

Properly managing your records can help you reduce operating expense, enhance customer service and ensure your company is in compliance with laws and regulation. [more…]

Appraising Records and Managing Retention Scheduling

A fundamental part of a successful records and information management program is identifying what records and information your company possesses and then applying appropriate retention periods. [more…]

Small-Meeting Checklist

Running a successful small meeting takes time and planning. Use this checklist to stay on top of the details. For explanations of each of these points, refer to the e-book [more…]

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