No matter the size of the business, a successful services firm depends on successful project proposals. While no two business-client relationships are the same, there are certain elements that will improve the chances of any project proposal being approved. Including these elements in your proposals will give you greater confidence in your client relationships and enable you to accurately plan resources for future projects.
Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration. However, there are times during the lifecycle of the project where effective communication and collaboration become even more critical to success.
The demand for critical project management skills continues to experience remarkable growth around the world and there seems to be no slowing down. Triggered by high attrition rates, retirements, and the escalating demand for project talent, it is anticipated that a talent gap will develop in the project management field during the next decade.
In fact, the Project Management Institute’s recent Job Growth and Talent Gap report estimates that almost 88 million project management professionals...
One of the many challenges of project and resource management is viewing the up-to-the-minute health status of projects from multiple angles. We turned to a roster of resource management experts to weigh in on some best practices.
Finding the right project management software for your projects and business needs can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. G2 Crowd shared their top picks to help take the guesswork out of this daunting task.
In any given project, there are many interrelated and moving parts—tasks, milestones, dependencies, costs, resources, deliverables—that need to be carefully managed. Adding to that, many times a project manager is concurrently managing many different projects, all with different scopes, priorities, resources, and stakeholders.
It's no surprise then that projects run into trouble every day. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, things go wrong. While you may know this to be true, when it’s...
Mavenlink's Founder and CEO, Ray Grainger, has recently been featured in Bruce Harpham's book Project Managers at Work. In the interview below, you can learn more about how Ray got involved in project management, and most importantly, how Mavenlink came to be.
Mondays are better when you come in refreshed. It’s all too common to see people with Monday blues, feeling ill at ease, having trouble focusing and thinking clearly, or generally seeming less motivated. When that happens, your projects become at risk: You may be slower to spot issues and less sharp at resolving them. In fact, here are all the ways poor sleep could contribute to a reduced quality of work.
Project management is riddled with complications. It is imperative to keep track of performance metrics throughout the entirety of a project's lifecycle. Keeping track of key performance indicators allows a more accurate understanding of project status, success, and profitability. Check out these 10 examples of key performance metrics that every project manager can't afford to miss.
Moving systems and services to the cloud has many known business benefits. However, as relatively new trend, there are understandably still questions and concerns surrounding reliability, availability, and what parts of the business should be hosted in the cloud.
Project management challenges exist across a number of industries, business models, and circumstances. In today's economy, most business leaders need to be aware of project management best practices— chances are, they will come across a complex project within their own organization that requires PM expertise.