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In the Iron Triangle: Resource Calendars & Schedule Coordination

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Project schedule management relies on you being able to manage your resources but sometimes you don’t have full authority over your team members’ or tools utilization. I’ve written before about building schedules with the real world in mind and also about breaking things down into smaller pieces to focus effort. These are both good ways […]

Smart & Fast: 5 Strategy Questions to Gain Tactical Insights

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It’s easy to get fixated on trends and tools for online marketing. But it’s not the applications, frameworks or websites that make you successful…its the strategy and understanding of your customers that guide their use. Marketing tactics without strategy can lead to short-term wins, but won’t move you into optimal market position. Here are 5 […]

Project Processes: Building Real People into Timelines

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Incorporating a realistic pace for holding meetings and reviews is one of the best ways to ensure your project timelines work. Add touchpoints as processes to convert idealized vendor or department timelines into people-centric ones. Project Vendors Only Know Their Worlds Vendor timelines are usually based on their person-hour expectations plus a slight buffer. Even […]