Category: Tactical Project Management

Can CCTV be Effective for Employee Training?

CCTV, or closed-circuit television, has been widely used for security purposes in various industries. However, its potential for employee training has been a topic of debate. Some argue that CCTV can effectively train employees, while others believe it can be invasive and cause privacy concerns. Proponents of CCTV for employee...

Tips for Managing Business Relationships with Stakeholders

Effective stakeholder management is crucial for any business to thrive. Stakeholders are individuals or groups interested in a business’s success, including customers, employees, investors, and suppliers. Building and maintaining positive relationships with these stakeholders is essential for a business’s long-term success. Managing business relationships with stakeholders can be challenging, as...

Top 50 Project Management Interview Questions and Answers

Dive into our comprehensive guide featuring the Top 50 Project Management Interview Questions and Answers. Whether you’re a candidate preparing for an interview or a hiring manager seeking the ideal project manager, this article is tailored to provide you with a deep understanding of the key competencies and insights needed...

Top 6 Strategies for Boosting Your Website Visibility

Are you looking to boost the visibility of your business website? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss six strategies that can help you get more traffic and increase website conversion. Whether through SEO optimization, social media marketing, or content creation, these...

Establish a Project Management Community of Practice

Establishing a project management community of practice (COP) requires a modest amount of effort, but if you follow these steps, you’ll have your first COP meeting within a few weeks. The steps are neither complex nor time-consuming, but they require some planning to ensure a successful COP launch. Step 1:...

Using Microsoft Project Fixed Duration/Work/Unit Type Fields

Many users have questions about Microsoft Project fixed work vs fixed duration fields.  This lesson focuses on the project planning phase and using the different task types to build an accurate work breakdown structure. After the project manager and other stakeholders understand the project scope, the project can be decomposed into manageable chunks and...

Top 5 PMP Certification Preparation Books

When ready to advance your project management skills, consider investing in PMP certification training books and courses. PMP Certification is frequently sought-after for novice and experienced professional project managers. Andy’s Add-on:  The credential helps establish a common language and understanding between project managers.  With this credential, you’ll know you won’t...

Create Recurring Tasks with Microsoft Project

I recently received an email regarding using recurring tasks in Microsoft Project. The question was, “What are the pros and cons of using a recurring task in Microsoft Project versus scheduling individual tasks for a weekly status meeting?” My response was I don’t use them.  Here’s why: I prefer avoiding...

Build the Right Microsoft Project WBS Levels

A work breakdown structure (WBS) is the hierarchy of project tasks represented by a combination of numbers or letters. A WBS code identifies a task’s unique place in the project plan. The number of levels in the WBS can vary depending on the project’s complexity. MS Project plans lack a...

Resource Management Using Microsoft Project

I always enjoy reading emails from project managers who implement Microsoft Project techniques.  I received an email from an employee at the United States Central Command asking about using Microsoft Project to track personnel on a military base and monitor resource levels as units deactivate during a base closing. The goal was...

Confluence Tutorial: Build a Project Portfolio Dashboard

In this Atlassian Confluence tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a project status dashboard in 3 easy steps Atlassian’s Confluence product is a potent and flexible collaboration tool that enables distributed teams to build better software products. Confluence is a single collaboration tool where teams can organize, create documents, and discuss...