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Keeping Stakeholders Happy without Compromising Progress

The project management process requires considerable communication with a wide range of individuals including stakeholders. Stakeholders have a vested interest in the project, and you’ll find that you have to deal with them in myriad ways, on an almost constant basis. Keeping your stakeholders happy is vital, not just for...

4 Benefits of using a Project Management Methodology

Why do you use a project management methodology? You might not have given it much thought – it’s simply something mandated by your department and you follow the processes because they are generally a good thing and because you have to. However, this is the kind of question that researchers...

Identifying success criteria for your project

There’s a step in the project methodology that says ‘Identify success criteria’. So how do you know where to look and how to identify them? Before we look at identifying success criteria it’s probably a good idea to define what success criteria are. Success criteria are basically statements that set...

What to Take Away When a Project Ends

When a project wraps up, you hope to take away several things. Experience, new knowledge, at least the estimated value of the project –those are all common expectations. However, there are many other things that can be taken away from a project, no matter whether it ended on a positive...

The Four Elements of Project Management

As a project manager, it can be easy to lose sight of the core elements that make up any project. Each of these elements ties into the others, and together, they form the fabric that is your project. Understanding what these are and how they interrelate can help make you...