Improve Visibility and Accountability in 3 Steps

3 Steps to Improved Project Management

Businesses of all sizes meet on common ground when visibility and accountability are in question. In fact, the larger the company, the more detrimental a lack of visibility can be.

10 Ways to Change Your Project Management Process

10 Project Management Questions to Ask

No matter how we may resist it, change is often a good thing. Take the project management process, for instance. In previous posts to this series, we looked at how project management can smooth the path to your success—or take you down a bumpy road to failure—depending on how it’s handled. Project Management Breakdowns Part…

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3 Reasons Well-Planned Projects Go Over Budget

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Budgeting is super exciting, right? Not. I’m guessing your idea of a great Friday night doesn’t consist of analyzing project budgets. But guess what? It’s important. Just as with personal finances, if you don’t know what’s coming in and going out, you’re likely to come up short. The same principle applies to project management. Someone…

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10 Project Management Rules Every Business Owner Should Know – Part I

10 Project Management Success Rules

If you’re leading a business, you’ve got a lot on your mind. How can I increase sales?  When will I have time to do invoicing?  How do I keep projects on time and on budget?  These are the types of questions that all business owners have lied awake in bed at night, staring at the…

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4 Best Practices for Project Management

Project Management Best Practices

The numbers are enough to strike fear in the heart of even the most seasoned project manager. Poor project management is wasting billions of dollars every year. When large-scale projects overrun their budgets, companies risk operations disruptions, wasted money, and negative publicity. In recent posts, we’ve given practical steps for experiencing the best from your…

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Top Project Management Breakdowns – Pt 2

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Project failures are costly. They eat away at profitability not just in dollars, but in wasted time, eroded client confidence and deflated team morale. In our last post, we shared 3 of the top 6 project killers. Now, let’s look at the remaining 3 top project pitfalls, along with how to sidestep their damaging effects.

Top Project Management Breakdowns – Pt 1

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Projects can fail for many reasons. And just as we mentioned in our last post, a frightening number of projects grossly exceed their budgets. It’s no wonder the ‘project manager’ role ranks well above average in the area of stress when compared to most other corporate roles. While not as stressful as an executive position,…

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Path to Success: Project Management

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An estimated $50 to $150 billion dollars is lost in the U.S. every year as a result of poor project management. Hitting closer to home, a Harvard Business Review study suggests that 1 in 6 IT projects overruns its budget by 200%. Don’t let bad project management practices obliterate your budgets. We know you work…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Don’t Let Another Billable Minute Go to Waste – Here’s How

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If I asked you how much of your billable time you capture and invoice, how close to 100% do you think you’d be? In the technology services world, billable time continues to be the name of the game, but the average solution provider only bills for 50-60% of their technician’s total work time.That means almost…

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3 Fixes for Project Management’s Achilles Heel

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Your biggest customer arrives in 5 minutes for her first project progress update. Your project manager had a family emergency and won’t be coming in today. You can’t find the latest client notes on the shared drive, and no one else on the project team seems to have a full snapshot of where the project sits….

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