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Project Smart is the project management resource that helps managers at all levels improve their performance. We provide an important knowledge base for those involved in managing projects of all kinds. With exclusive weekly updates, we keep you in touch with the latest project management thinking.

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Last night my six-year-old daughter was working on the whole love and marriage concept because our older daughter was recently married. She was afraid her mother and I were going to get married and move away too. I saw then that she didn't have a grasp of some of the basic family dynamics. It was fun explaining them to her and with knowledge came understanding. While challenging in a different way...

Forget the Cookie Cutter Approach to Project Management

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Project management theory and reality are quite different. There is no one method or approach that guarantees success. Each project must be set up and managed on a case-by-case basis. The basic project management framework and process steps hold true: starting with project initiation and then planning, monitoring, control, and then ending in closure. How you deal with each of these phases needs careful consideration for every project.

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Introduction to Project Management
This introduction to project management is a good starting point for anyone new to project management or considering a career as a project manager.

Project Planning a Step by Step Guide
The key to a successful project is in the planning. Creating a project plan is the first thing you should do when undertaking any kind of project.

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