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Use These Seven Steps for a Project Audit

Use These Seven Steps for a Project Audit In some cases, such as a government project, periodic audits may be called for as a part of the overall contract. The audit could also be described in the Quality Management Plan. An audit is conducted by a third-party. This third party could be any qualified person […]

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Here are Five Strategies for the Responding to Risks

Here are Five Strategies for the Responding to Risks Risks are future events or conditions that have a probability of occurrence and an impact to the project if they occur. Identifying risks is only the start of the risk management process. After you identify risks, you need to analyze them to see which ones are […]

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Define Two Major Elements of Project Scope

Define Two Major Elements of Project Scope Defining scope is perhaps the most important part of the initial definition and planning process. If you don’t know what you are delivering and what the boundaries of the project are, you have no chance for success. If you have not done a good job of defining scope, […]

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Use a Diverse Team to Gain Broader Perspective on Projects

Use a Diverse Team to Gain Broader Perspective on Projects Hiring the best candidates is one on the most important aspects of the Human Resources organization. Hiring a "diverse" team simply means you have a group of people with different backgrounds, experiences and personalities. Organizations try to hire a diverse workforce, which in turn results […]

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Use Green Practices in All Aspects of Business

Use Green Practices in All Aspects of Business GreenPM® integrates environmental thinking into all project management processes. But green thinking does not have to be reserved just for projects. It can be part of all of your business processes. The point of GreenPM is not that you make every decision in favor of the one […]

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Use These Six Elements to Charter a PMO

Use These Six Elements to Charter a PMO Before you can start up a PMO, you must first define the purpose of the PMO and the value that the PMO will provide to the organization. Without this foundation, all of the other work you do will be in jeopardy. This helps gain clarity and agreement […]

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Managing Projects With Unrealistic Deadlines

Use These Six Options When Managing Projects With Unrealistic Deadlines If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic deadline, the first thing you will want to do is talk to your sponsor to see if there are any business factors that are driving the deadline. For example, there […]

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Two Techniques for Qualitative Risk Analysis

Two Techniques for Qualitative Risk Analysis After you identify project risks, you need to analyze them to see which ones are important enough to manage. The most common form of analysis is called qualitative risk analysis. This is referred to as “qualitative” since it is a quick approximation of the risk severity and does not […]

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Projects, Programs, and Portfolios Explained

Projects, Programs, and Portfolios Explained Many people hear the terms projects, programs and portfolio, but are not sure what they all mean and how they fit together. All three are structures that allow us to organize certain types of work. These three concepts need to be understood by project managers. Projects Projects, by their definition, […]

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The TenStep View of Processes and Templates

The TenStep View of Processes and Templates I am not sure if it is obvious, but at TenStep we are "process people". We think that organizations that have good processes have a much better chance to be successful than the organization with weak processes. Of course, you have to have good processes and you also […]

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