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Initiating

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Closing

What’s a Project & Why Does it Need Managing?

What’s a Project & Why Does it Need Managing?

What's a Project? & Why Does it need Managing? by Margaret Post № 1 initiating...   hat's in a name? The word project is defined as "something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme" (Project, n.d.). The Project Management Institute (PMI®) defines a project as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.” Project are a major component of how work gets done across all industries and around the globe. Project...

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Process Groups

Process Groups

It's all in the Process...According to PMBOK  Hold the vision, trust the process.This is how the process works... Meeting project management objectives—completing the project on time, within budget, to the established scope, and with the defined level of quality—requires a comprehensive process, or set of activities. Methodology is another term that may be used interchangeably with the word “process”. A good process is one that defines the activities to be completed, the decisions to be made,...

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Project Delivery and Final Sign Off

Project Delivery and Final Sign Off

Project Delivery & Final Sign Off by MargaretPost № 2 project closing...   he closing process group creates a formal end to the project. The stakeholder approves of the deliverables and they are handed over. All contracts are closed and work ceases on the project. The formal acceptance of the project by the customer usually is accompanied by a post-project review, which is conducted to ensure that all the activities outlined in the project management plan and the...

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Team Work

Team Work

Team Work Makes the Dream Work by MargaretPost № 4 communication management...   ommunication is a recurring theme throughout project management. Project managers need to maintain communication with a variety of stakeholders and the project team members. Thus, an effective project manager needs to be skilled with interpersonal communication and team-building methods to help the project team remain motivated and committed to the project goals throughout the life of the...

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What’s Your Role and Responsibility?

What’s Your Role and Responsibility?

What's Your Role & Responsibility? by MaggiePost № 3 leadership...   n essence, project management involves managers determining the materials needed to accomplish a particular goal, the human resources needed for the project, each team member’s assignment for the project, and the deadlines that need to be met. The manager must also provide leadership so that the project remains on-scope, on-time, and on-budget. Project managers often utilize software programs to help...

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