Test Prep Tuesday: Know Your Quality Tools

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Can you name the Project Management Quality charts? How about what you use them for? Project managers juggle plenty of project data and for good reason: it’s potentially very useful in making decisions to implement continuous process improvement. What’s a project manager to do then? Visualize, of course. The below charts/diagrams are put to good…

What Disastrous Communications Management Looks Like

Even though the project stakeholder said things were okay, the mumbling, the failure to meet your eye, and the sighing all tell a different story. Now you’re stuck with bad information that could potentially throw off project assumptions or project schedule. You’ll need to investigate further to get to the truth, but be careful: this…

Test Prep Tuesday: Free PMP Question on Project Conflict

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Conflicts are a way of life in projects and can occur at any level in the organization, usually as a result of conflicting objectives. Many companies have managing conflict best practices which incorporate conflict resolution modes. Test your knowledge of the conflict resolution modes with today’s free PMP® practice question. Question: A project conflict has…

Forget These Project Stakeholders and You’re Toast

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Forget a project stakeholder and you’re toast. We mean it. Understanding the needs, expectations, and potential issues of project stakeholders is crucial to the success of any project. Ask the right questions and you will find stakeholders in all sorts of places you wouldn’t expect. We came up with with these must-not-forget stakeholders for a major community construction…

Structure Drives Out Unstructure

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Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort,  pain, difficulty…” Passing the CPA exam is difficult and requires effort. The first time I sat for the CPA exam, back in the paper and pencil days, I walked in without studying. I had great intentions to study;…