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Can project management metrics create stakeholder synergy? Be careful what you wish for
Business 2 Community
Synergy occurs when the interaction of a cohesive group of elements produces an effect that is greater or more favorable than the sum of the individual efforts. Now, let's apply this to project management by replacing the word "elements" with "stakeholders." Projects are no longer governed by one person acting as a project sponsor. decisions rather than suboptimal individual decisions.
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6 steps to integrating mobility smoothly
BizTech
While integration of the network infrastructure and mobility is a critical task, it can be difficult to get started, even with the right technology. Here are some tips for making it go smoothly.
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Self-service project management, to go please
Dr. Dobb's
It's all transparent self-service business models these days isn't it? Well that's what Atlassian wants us to think. The firm this week unwrapped the fancy packaging around JIRA Data Center, a new piece of project management software that can be deployed across multiple nodes.
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10 things that all great project managers do
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The numbers are not kind: An estimated one-half of IT projects fail, according to industry research. And the bigger they are, the harder they fall — about two of five tech projects budgeted at $15 million or more fail, and 17 per cent go so badly, that they threaten to put their organization out of business.

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6 steps to earning all your Professional Development Units
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As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the last thing you want to happen is to have your certification suspended. This happens if you do not earn the required 60 Professional Development Units (PDUs) within your three-year recertification cycle.

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In building trust, self-awareness is key
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Cultural competence and leadership trainer Emily Braucher recently shared her insights on how international development leaders and project managers can build and sustain trust across their teams. In the article, Braucher highlighted how building trust — often an overlooked and undervalued exercise — is essential to smoother implementation of development projects.
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How to develop a project plan
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Managing a project can be a lot like a long trip. You can dive right in and hope you finish on time and the scope requirements were met. Or you can develop a project plan, which outlines key management areas with plans for each area.
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Are you indispensable to your team? When team collaboration succeeds at high levels, projects and businesses thrive. To be one of these top-performing team members, here are 13 tips to help build your teamwork skills.
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Chekkt: A place to discover business management software
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You've probably encountered this problem. You are searching for a software tool. Let's say you're looking for project management software. You go to Google or Bing. After an hour of jumping back and forth between the search engine and a handful of websites, you're confused.
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