Managing expectations is the number one activity of a project manager.
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It's said that every project is unique; however, the underlying causes of project failure are usually the same. When you know what these causes are, you can minimise the chances of problems and increase your likelihood of success. What should you do when faced with poor initiation, weak control, lack of staffing, risks, issues and unrealistic expectations? The following are five common problem areas and possible solutions.
Brad Egeland continues his look at being all we can be as project managers to help ensure customer satisfaction and enhance our career prospects. Customer satisfaction is critical to our success, even when things may seem beyond our control. How well do you communicate with the project team? Are you proactive in removing roadblocks? Do you keep executives out of the project? Just three areas we can and should focus on.
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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