Category Archives: Project Management

Keeping the Holidays Happy: Connecting with Stakeholders

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In times of stress and uncertainty, it can be tempting to focus internally to protect your team and reduce risk.  For project managers, though, the end of the year provides a good opportunity to look outward to check-in and connect with your project stakeholders. Pryor’s “Project Management Fundamentals” training series has three key videos on…
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Leading Through the Holidays: Project Management Tips

For many, end-of-year work parties will look a little different this year.  With many employees teleworking more often, and with many practicing social distancing, crowded office parties or project team lunches are unlikely for many. As a Project Manager, you can still find ways to make the holidays special.  Here are some ideas: Celebrate the…
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End-of-Year Check-in: Managing Projects Through the Holidays

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We are fast approaching the end of the year – when you wake up on January 1, what projects do you want to feel most proud of?  Let’s walk through some steps to set your end-of-year project management efforts up for success! Pryor’s “Project Management Fundamentals” training series gives you a good place to start….
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Attacking the Day with Apps: Tips for Better Organization

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There are many benefits of being better organized at work. With today’s technology, there are many apps to help you do it.  Rather than recommend specific apps, this article helps you think through the criteria for picking the apps that will best work for you. First, do you really want a work organization app, or…
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Adobe® Photoshop® Project Management

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One of the most commonly used computer software for creative professionals is Adobe® Photoshop®. Below are a few tips and organizational strategies to help those using Adobe® Photoshop® to stay organized, improve project turn around and enhance accuracy. Project Planning: When taking on a project, remain aware of its distinct phases and note any time constraints…
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Charting Better Time Management with a Pareto Analysis

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To solve a problem, we must understand it. A lot of effective time and project management is understanding the root causes that lead to quality problems, or to increased time on a project.  A Pareto Analysis is an approach for identifying, classifying and visualizing the causes driving a problem or variable. For example, what factors…
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The ABC’s of an ABC Analysis

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A lot of time and project management is making smart lists. Most people make “To Do” lists – long strings of activities with various levels of importance and urgency. Then, once complete, we get to check the activities off the list, often with a sense of closure and satisfaction. Organized as a single “list of…
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Understanding the Project Management Process

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Successfully guiding projects from initiation to implementation requires a balance of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques [1]. One of the best ways to make sure a project has the best possible outcome is to understand the processes involved in effective management. Projects can be divided into six phases [2]. Initiation What is the project meant…
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