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How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

Determining, documenting and sharing a project’s scope can be complicated and stressful. Here are a couple of business leaders willing to share how they go about it and what they found to be successful.

Written by Moira Alexander24 Nov. 17 22:00

15 essential project management tools

Project managers play a vital role in organizational success. Having the right set of tools to tackle analytics, requirements, change and project progress will help you perform at your best.

Written by Moira Alexander13 Oct. 17 21:00

What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

With agile fast becoming standard practice at most companies, scrum masters are in great demand. Here is a look at the Scrum master role, relevant certifications, expected salaries, and job listings.

Written by Moira Alexander08 Sept. 17 20:00

7 project management tools any business can afford

There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

Written by Moira Alexander21 Feb. 17 03:06

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

If you're new to project management or just want to know about agile methodology, the answers to these 10 frequently asked questions will cover the basics you need to know.

Written by Moira Alexander13 Jan. 17 00:38

What it takes to be a great project manager

Project management certifications and training, in general, focus heavily on technical knowledge and project phases, but there's still so much more to being a successful leader. Do you have the necessary soft skills to be a top project leader? Here, Moira Alexander shares what decades of experience have taught her.

Written by Moira Alexander19 Dec. 16 21:05

How to choose the right project management methodology

Identifying available project management methodologies (PMM) is one thing, deciding which one works best for a particular project is much more complicated. Here's how to make the right choice.

Written by Moira Alexander28 Sept. 16 22:19

Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

If you're a project manager or part of a project team, you know all about the hurried pace of this field. Once projects near their close, is debriefing useful or a waste of time?

Written by Moira Alexander14 Sept. 16 21:28

The risky side of project management

A significant part of successfully navigating projects is how effectively you manage risk, but how much of the risk should fall on the shoulders of the project manager, and what can you do to sufficiently mitigate those risks?

Written by Moira Alexander15 Aug. 16 21:00

Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Key performance indicators play an indispensable role in project management and aid in measuring the success or failure of project activities. Understanding KPIs and selecting the ones that are best-suited to measuring a specific project team’s performance is not always easy.

Written by Moira Alexander18 May 16 00:08

How to pick the best requirements management tool

Inaccurate requirements management accounts for almost half of project failures. Aimed at helping IT and business leaders improve their odds for success, Seilevel, a business analysis and consulting company, has compiled a report evaluating 22 top requirements management tools.

Written by Moira Alexander08 April 16 03:02