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How to Make a Risk Management Plan

You identify them, record them, monitor them and plan for them: risks are an inherent part of every project. Some risks are bound to become problem areas—like executing a project over the holidays and...

A Quick Guide to Program Management

Managing a project requires juggling many different tasks at once—it’s no easy feat. But what if you had to manage multiple projects at once? That’s program management in a nutshell. A program is many projects...

How to Make a Stakeholder Management Plan

Stakeholders are the people, groups or organizations that have a key interest in the outcome of a project. They can include department heads, investors, manufacturers, board members or simply team members. They are typically...

Best Program Management Tools for Managers

Program management is different than project management in that when you’re a program manager you’re managing several related projects at once. In a sense, it’s like a recipe for disaster or madness, at least...

12 Essential Project Management Skills

Project management is not an easy job. In fact, it’s several not-easy jobs, including the initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing of a project. Even more difficult, that project is delegated to a team...

How to Manage Your Team’s Workload

There’s a fine balance to be had between meddling in your team’s to-do lists and ensuring that the workload is equal and fair for everyone. One of the most critical parts of a manager’s...

12 Resource Allocation Tips for Managers

Resource allocation is just a fancy term for a plan that you develop for using the available resources at your disposal in a project. This is mostly a short-term plan set in place to...

Sample Project Plan For Your Next Project

There are many steps that are taken just to get a project approved. The project has to have a goal and then a criteria for defining its success. But once you’ve sold the project with...

Resource Leveling 101: Master this PM Technique

There are only so many resources in the world—and for a particular project. Every project task takes a resource that must adhere to the project schedule, budget, etc. And as that project unfolds, you...

5 Types Of Project Reports (Updated Nov. 2019)

Reporting – it’s what a project manager does. No matter if you’re a journeyman or an apprentice in the field, you’ve made a report, either by hand or with reporting tools. However, you may...

4 Must-Have Project Dashboard Tools (Updated Nov. 2019)

There are lots of project management software apps that feature a dashboard, but not all dashboards are the same. There are dashboards that offer true business intelligence (BI) dashboards, project status dashboards, project portfolio...