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Common issues in Project management #4: Don’t set progress in the schedule

Planning is one thing Let’s assume you know your way around the Gantt chart view. Let’s say you know what a WBS is (watch this YouTube video and Jigs MPUG article if you are not sure). And that you know that setting dependencies between tasks are a lot better than setting dates on each task…

How Standardization Can Help Set the Brain’s Expectations

We recently discovered a smart psychiatrist named Jon Lieff, during our reading of Good Charts by Scott Berinato. (This book is a treasure trove of information, if you’re interested in learning more about making better charts — a must read for any business professional.) Lieff inked a blog post in April 2015 titled, “How Does…

Cognitive Psychology + Project Management

Project management is as much about communication as it is about delivery. In fact, a successful, on-time, on-budget delivery is often because of good communication, and communication is in turn tied to how the human brain works: how we understand each other, how we say one thing but mean another, or how we communicate things…

5 Tips for Staying Productive

Suman, who oversees a PMO in the development center for a global service provider, has one technique that he says keeps him more productive every single day: He turns Microsoft Outlook off “for at least a couple of hours a day, so it doesn’t distract me.” Typically, he chooses not to check email between 11…

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