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Standard ERP Planning Tools Promote Waste And Excess Inventories By APS Expert Mike Liddell | National News Today

Standard ERP Planning Tools Promote Waste And Excess Inventories By APS Expert Mike Liddell | National News Today | Project Planning | Scoop.it
With reference to books by Eli Goldratt this is an interesting article on why ERP still has limitations. JM

Although many experts now understand that ERP systems do not have the functionality required to create a valid finite capacity schedule (Standard ERP Planning Tools Promote Waste And Excess Inventories By APS Expert Mike Liddell...
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Crowdsourcing Tips for Social Project Management « Ideavibes Blog

Crowdsourcing Tips for Social Project Management « Ideavibes Blog | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Another in the series on social project management. JM

In one of our posts last week, we introduced the concept of social project management. In that post, we defined what social project management is and how it can be implemented by organizations. ...
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Project Management At Work » Blog Archive » Weekly project ...

Project Management At Work » Blog Archive » Weekly project ... | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Some interesting perspectives on managing teams. JM

We hope thees readings help you with time management on your next project and enable you to start making better estimates. And if you know of an article you think would enhance our list, please let us know in our ...
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I've Got the Project Plan, Now What? | Whiteboard

I've Got the Project Plan, Now What? | Whiteboard | Project Planning | Scoop.it
For those more experienced in project management there will be little new here but nonetheless it does offer good tips to follow. JM

Your project plan is is a general plan for the execution of the entire project. That being said, it's no surprise that many “project managers” can have trouble monitoring changes and updates one milestone to the next.
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Things Worth Paying For as a Freelancer

Things Worth Paying For as a Freelancer | Project Planning | Scoop.it
I could be accused of straying too far from the core subject here but I don't mind as this is useful and interesting comment (and it does mention project management at least once). JM

This article goes through some essential tools that are worth investing in, such as project management tools, industry-specific tools and more.
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Legal Project Management Tools: Let Rube Goldberg Rest in Peace ...

Legal Project Management Tools: Let Rube Goldberg Rest in Peace ... | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Another very interesting piece on where the legal profession are heading in relation to implementation of project management. JM

I've heard similar responses from law firms that thought their Legal Project Management (LPM) implementation would be effortless if only they bought or built the right LPM software “tools.” Some delegated their LPM ...
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Is Estimating Important

Is Estimating Important | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Something of a primer in why estimating is important for project planning purposes. JM

In planning a project all you can do is estimate the costs and time required as, when the project begins, these can be subject to all manner of fluctuations outside of your control. However, that does not mean that the ...
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Execution in the Information Age: How can Project Management ...

Execution in the Information Age: How can Project Management ... | Project Planning | Scoop.it
A well argued piece showing that whilst weak matrices exist in organisations there are things a project manager can do to overcome the issues. JM

When thinking about project management in a weak matrix structure, what comes to mind is the glorified messenger who reports on projects but has little influence over them. More administration, less management, ...
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The Enemies of Project Management – Philip R. Diab, MBA, PMP

Some business owners don't fully appreciate the benefits that can be gained from project management. JM

Interestingly enough I find that people's reaction to project management sometimes can fit into one of these two categories. Busy executives who learn about project management can sometimes decide that either it offers ...
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Using social media tools for communication: a case study

Using social media tools for communication: a case study | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Communication in a project environment is a critical element for success. It's always interesting to see how a successful strategy is implemented. JM

In a project environment, the approaches that they use could be used for communicating with members of your local project management association group (PMI, APM, IPMA etc), the project management community within your ...
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How To Deal With Project Setbacks - PM Hut

How To Deal With Project Setbacks - PM Hut | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Useful food for thought when problems arise during a project and what can be done to reduce the impact. JM

Managing changes to project schedules is an adjustment that is often needed when project setbacks are faced or when your team experiences negative project progress. Is this issue simply a result of poor planning?
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What’s different about LEGAL project management? - Legal Business Development

What’s different about LEGAL project management? - Legal Business Development | Project Planning | Scoop.it
So, is legal project management different from other project management? Both sides of the argument have merit. What are your thoughts? JM

A few weeks ago, Three Geeks and a Law Blog ran a post entitled “Is it ‘legal’ project management or just project management?,” which included very interesting comments by a who’s who of thought leaders in the field, including Pam...
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What do you think? Do you agree there is no such thing as legal project management or do you agree with the writer of this article?

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Creating Pareto Charts With Microsoft Excel

Creating Pareto Charts With Microsoft Excel | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Microsoft Excel is definitely a tool that can support project teams in presenting data in a digestible form. JM

If you want to make a Pareto chart to use in your project presentation but don’t have access to high-powered project management software, don’t panic.
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Project Management Tips for Marketing Teams - Whiteboard Friday

Project Management Tips for Marketing Teams - Whiteboard Friday | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Another simple method of teams getting an understanding of what others are doing and what priorities are. JM

Time management is one of the toughest parts of any job, but in web marketing, it's impossible to do your job if you can't manage your projects.
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Project Management Is Alive And Well - ComputerWeekly.com (blog)

So not everyone thinks Microsoft Project is the bees knees. JM

Project Management Is Alive And WellComputerWeekly.com (blog)OK - so who remembers Project Manager Workbench, PMW for hose who were there at the time (or even Microsoft Project, the project management software for the under 5's)?
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11 Project Management Challenges for Translation Projects, Part 1

11 Project Management Challenges for Translation Projects, Part 1 | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Whatever line of work you are involved with project management can be key. JM

One of the key components of successful translation and localization projects is Project Management.
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Does your project management software work with resources or ...

Does your project management software work with resources or ... | Project Planning | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that on 'people' centric projects the advice below is very valid. Not so sure it would work in other environments. PS How does one self-polish? (the mind boggles). JM

Does your project management software work with resources or people? Ignore the Human Factor at your own peril. In one of my previous posts I wrote about the new workforce – “Generation Y”, who prefers to be treated as ...
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The Start-Up Drive : Startups need planning. by Dan Nedelko

The Start-Up Drive : Startups need planning. by Dan Nedelko | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Adding to the debate on how and why start-ups should adopt Project Management techniques (however loose that may turn out to be). JM

I'm not talking about writing a 1000 page document, Gantt charts, deliverables and projections. I'm talking about a monthly or quarterly overview of key objectives. Doing this will achieve a few goals for an up and ...
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Social Project Management: How it Works « Ideavibes Blog

Widening the boundaries slightly on how project management interacts with a customer base. JM

Crowdsourcing can be part of an open innovation or social project management strategy by reaching out to the crowd at various stages in the product development process. What is social project management (SPM)?
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Naked CIO: Post-merger blues - seeing red over someone else's duff IT project

Naked CIO: Post-merger blues - seeing red over someone else's duff IT project | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Now, this really sounds as though there will be much more to come and also much more to learn. JM

silicon.com brings business and IT professionals the latest news, comment and analysis, giving you the insights to make technology investments critical to business success.
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Planning a Collaboration Tool Rollout | Project Management ...

Planning a Collaboration Tool Rollout | Project Management ... | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Useful reference for a small business owner who is planning on transitioning to a collaborative environment. JM

Your Resource For Project Management Related Tips & Software.
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Project Management – Practicing Effective Delegation |

Project Management – Practicing Effective Delegation | | Project Planning | Scoop.it
Some useful pointers in setting out why effective project delegation is an important element for project teams. JM

One of the most imperative and crucial decisions in project management is delegation of tasks among team members. Many project managers face this dilemma while analyzing new projects. Delegation requires perfect ...
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Top 10 reasons to get a PMP certification, even if you're a seasoned pro - ITworld.com

Top 10 reasons to get a PMP certification, even if you're a seasoned pro - ITworld.com | Project Planning | Scoop.it
The importance of certification is a hot topic in project management and it is worth considering whether it is right for you. WARNING: First screen is an advert. JM

Top 10 reasons to get a PMP certification, even if you're a seasoned proITworld.comIf you feel that project management has been a good stepping stone for you and you are ready to move on, then no, it may not be worth your while.
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Delays, Financing Risks More Common for Today's Construction Projects

Delays, Financing Risks More Common for Today's Construction Projects | Project Planning | Scoop.it
A good explanation of how the insurance market now needs to look at financing as a potential area of risk. A good piece on how important project risk management is. JM

While brokers on construction projects have historically focused primarily on owners and contractors, economic uncertainty has created a new focus area —...
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Strategic Planning Tools – Using 3 Key Motivational Tactics | Business Strategic Planning

Some advice on simple ways to track achievement of strategic objectives when working alone. JM

Strategic Planning Tools - Using 3 Key Motivational Tactics - http://tinyurl.com/637b32y...
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