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Project Management Software Reviews – Top Features

December 28, 2008
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Richard Seng In today’s business of international affairs it is imperative to have your projects finished on time. Untimely projects give competitors the opportunity to get the edge on you in business. Therefore, many companies struggle to find that delicate balance between time and resource management.Let me introduce you to project management software to...

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Project Management Software: Challenge in All Areas

December 27, 2008
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Daiv Russell Project Managers are totally responsible for the project which is assigned to them. Moreover, they are also liable to clients, team, and company if something bad happens with the project. No matter the size or type of company, project management software is essential in today’s fast paced business world. Project management software...

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Project management software guide

December 23, 2008
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Manasi Gupta Gone are the days when project management used to be a task confined to doing up and down in front of the project manager, noting down the assigned work of the day on papers, writing daily report at the end of the day, submitting those etc. This is the era of web...

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How Does Project and Resource Scheduling Software Work?

December 19, 2008
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Summary What are the processes that your project software goes through to produce a project plan? What information do you need to provide to enable it to work effectively? If your software can schedule resources as well, how does it do that and what data does it need? Project (or Time) Analysis Your scheduling...

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Gantt Charts, Pert Charts – What Use are They?

December 17, 2008
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Summary Gantt charts and PERT charts are very useful tools for visualising and communicating information about projects, but they have a number of limitations. In addition, the ease with which they can be created using software applications makes them open to misuse and misinterpretation. Project Breakdown Part of the problem is that there isn’t...

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Dealing With 'scope Creep' in Software Development Projects

December 14, 2008
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Author: Linda Russell Summary Scope creep is a significant risk in software development projects. We discuss why this is so, and how to avoid or at least mitigate the risk. What is scope creep? New software is usually developed as a result of a customer (which may be an internal or an external organisation)...

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How Gantt Charts Can Help Avoid Disaster

December 11, 2008
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Author: Linda Russell Summary   Having run 15 months late on completion of a construction project, a building company incurred extensive penalty charges, which eventually led to its closure. Not having any project gantt charts indirectly led to the company’s failure.   Background   In my article ‘Gantt Charts, Pert Charts – What Use...

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People Issues in Project Management

December 9, 2008
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- Herry Hendarto PMP Project managers are often assigned as proposal managers and asked to plan and put an estimate to arrive at an acceptable proposal during the project proposal stage; and upon winning the project to manage the projects with little or no authority, dictated time frames and deliverables, and essentially told to just...

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Passing the Prince2 Practitioner Exam

December 7, 2008
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The PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam tests understanding of the PRINCE2 terminology and principles, as well as the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate the PRINCE2 method within given project situations. It is aimed at those who aspire to, or already have, responsibility for project management. The Exam Structure 9 topics, each focusing on one of...

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The Prince2 Foundation Exam

December 3, 2008
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The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam recognises knowledge of the PRINCE2 methodology. It provides an important boost to the C.V. of anybody seeking a career in project management, and is a prerequisite for PRINCE2 Practitioner status. According to the APM Group’s statistics, 95% of test-takers pass the Foundation Exam. With a little preparation, there is no...

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