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Project Planning

A Roadmap for Achieving Project Success

Project planning is the part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and later report progress within the project environment.

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How to Project Manage a Social Media Campaign

The overall goal of a social media campaign is to spread brand awareness and to increase following. Here's how to project manage a successful campaign.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Project Planning Sessions

The ability to hold an effective project planning session is one of the most powerful weapons in a business' armoury. Without it, plans can be rushed or even forgotten.

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Hitting a Moving Baseline Target

The baseline of a schedule is an essential element of project execution, at least for any project you want to end well.

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Using Visual Planning for Easier Project Management

There are hundreds of project management software tools available. Brad Egeland looks at how to determine what's best for your organisation's needs.

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Get Your Projects on Track: Remember the Baseline!

The baseline is the project's measurement stick. It helps you meet the objectives of the customer. In short, the baseline helps you get the project completed.

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Planning Projects in the IT Helpdesk Environment

All helpdesk projects require proper planning and need to follow a project framework, in order to maintain customer satisfaction.

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Project Planning Essentials

Planning a project requires putting a series of tasks in order and determining dependencies between them. In practice it's never so straightforward.

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The Project Plan: How to Write a Successful Project Plan

The project plan is one of the most important and useful documents in your toolkit, and should be referred to and updated throughout the project lifecycle.

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Why You Need to Plan the Project Before Delegating Tasks

A small effort in planning can make a huge difference to the ultimate success of a project. Follow our simple five step plan to success.

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Project Management Checklists

Checklists are underused in the planning and managing of projects. Here is a high level twelve-point checklist for use during project planning.

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Are you a Project Management Gantt Chart Slave?

This article looks at the potential pitfalls of using Gantt charts and provides some tips and strategies for ensuring successful project management.

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Five Really Useful Tools For Project Management in Social Care

There are a wide range of well established planning tools which can be used to aid the project management process. Here I outline five of the most useful.

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Rolling Wave Planning

What is rolling wave planning and how does it affect the critical chain? This article by John Goodpasture provides a detailed explanation.

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Project Planning in a Nutshell

This article provides an overview of why it is important to prepare a project plan. It also shows what elements a good project plan will include.

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The "Real" Project Plan

A project plan is not a one time deliverable that remains static throughout the project. Updates arising from approved changes may impact parts of the plan.

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Project Plans: 10 Essential Elements

A project plan is more than just a Gantt chart, but do you know what you must have in your plan? This article takes you through the ten essential elements.

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17 "Must Ask" Questions for Planning Successful Projects

Why do some projects proceed without a hitch, yet others flounder? One reason may be the type and quality of the questions people ask at the very start.

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Technology Project Planning: Too Much of a Good Thing

When it comes to technology projects, you cannot plan enough, or so we've been led to believe. The experts advice over the years to plan more and better is what most of us needed to hear, but you can have too much of a good thing.

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Developing the Project Plan

It is completely possible to run a project without a project plan or timeline; it's just not very smart.

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Demand a Strong Project Plan

What to look for to advance your consulting projects from contract to execution.

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Project Planning: The First Line of Defence for Preventing Failed Projects

How can project managers efficiently execute a project plan while at the same time meeting the deadlines and expectations of senior management?

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How to Plan and Schedule More Complex Projects

Gantt charts are useful tools for analysing, planning and controlling projects. When a complex or multi-task project is under way, Gantt charts assist in monitoring whether the project is on schedule.

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Planning a Project using a Work Breakdown Structure & Logic Network

How to create a well thought out, detailed project plan using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Logic Network while building a committed high performing team.

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How to Create a Gantt Chart Using Microsoft Excel

A Gantt chart is a popular project management bar chart. This video presentation is a simple guide to creating a Gantt chart using Microsoft Excel.

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Project Planning a Step by Step Guide

This project planning article provides a step-by-step approach to creating a simple and effective project plan at the beginning of a project.

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