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Managing International Projects? Communicate Virtually But Effectively!

In today’s increasingly global society, more companies are discovering the need to conduct business with customers, clients, and vendors from around the world.  However, the expensive business travel – combined with the time and effort involved – can be a burden for even larger companies to bear.  That’s why more businesses around the world are
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Seven Tips for Effective Crisis Management

A crisis can happen at any time, in any situation.  Even if you think you have all your bases covered, guess again. Crises can come in all shapes, sizes, degrees and from many angles – from natural disasters, technical problems, internal corporate issues and  bankruptcies.  They can happen at the drop of a dime and
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Everybody Hates Meetings, But…

Countless people have made the observation than nobody likes meetings. While that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration, and there are a few people out there who enjoy going to meetings, there can’t be many. Nevertheless, meetings are an important part of managing any project effectively. Meetings are Important to a Project Manager’s Credibility Many
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Stress Management: Tips for De-stressing

The key to any good strategy is to have a solid understanding of the causes of a problem.  Once you have a solid understanding of the sources, you can then work to find solutions and determine the best route to attack it. This approach shouldn’t just be left for tackling business.  This can be applied
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How to Beat Holiday Boredom and Earn Your PDUs?

If you are one of those Project Managers who are really hard to keep entertained, or if you constantly need to learn something new even during your vacations, make sure you plan ahead so you won’t have to deal with holiday boredom. Holidays or vacations can be depressing at times if you have not planned
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Liquidated Damages: Quick Tips For Project Managers

In a perfect world, projects are completed on time and exactly according to specification.  However, we don’t live in a perfect world and not everything works out according to plan. To effectively manage this risk, sometimes within the contract a set amount (called “Liquidated Damages”) is agreed upon to be paid for each day that the
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Managing Procurement and Suppliers for Project Managers

Properly managing the procurement process and your supply chain is extremely important for Project Managers. A lot of factors can go wrong with time delays, poor quality products, mishandled or lost shipments. Delays and inferior products can be costly and potentially hamper your project and negatively impact your contract, as well as your reputation with
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How Construction Companies Can Benefit from Certified Project Managers?

The PMP certification is for project managers with extensive experience. Qualifications and testing criteria are rigorous, making it a widely respected certification. Generally speaking, construction projects are run by contractors, not by certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). The contractors would say that they’re the only ones who truly understand construction, because they’ve been there and done
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How to Apply for Project Manager Job Offers

Sometimes there aren’t that many Project Manager job offers out there… and when there is one, it’s either not a perfect “fit” or there’s far too much competition. Here are a few suggestions to help you apply for those few PM jobs you might come across . 1- Use the sharp-shooter’s approach Once upon a
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Proper Documentation protects the Project…. and the Project Manager!

Other than planning the project, documentation is probably the most important single part of managing a project. Proper documentation protects the interests of the project’s stakeholders, ensuring that the project scope is completed and that everyone is kept properly appraised of all phases of the project’s progress. Protecting Your Project Managing a project requires extensive
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Project Management Consulting – Venturing Out On Your Own !

You have been working your way up the project management ladder, have many years of valuable experience, gotten your PMP Certification and now feel it is perhaps the right time to strike out on your own.  It is a very exciting time, but also one filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Becoming a consultant has many
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Effective Email Communications for Project Managers

Email is an extremely efficient written communication tool. It has many advantages, which explains why everyone’s inbox seems to be constantly overflowing and inundated daily with large volumes of emails. As a project manager, email is a great vehicle to keep the communication flow organized. It keeps you in touch and on task for projects
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Force Majeure: When The Unforeseen Happens On The Project!

As the world gets smaller with our global interactions and networking, our projects are more and more impacted by natural disasters, civil unrest and even terrorist acts throughout the world.  Projects could be placed at a standstill, or even cancelled or ruined.  As project managers, it’s our job to plan for and manage these occurrences. 
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Experience the Connection … It Will Benefit You!

In addition to all the resources available for your PMP Exam Training, an online PMP Forum is a great place to seek additional support from those who are in the process of preparing for their PMP certification. Is there a question you have that you just can’t find the answer to?  Or, are you interested in
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Getting Results Without Authority

Many times there will be projects you are responsible for managing that involve co-workers that you have no real direct authority over.  They do not report to you but to a different functional manager within the organization.  However, you are responsible and accountable for the work they are doing on this particular project. As a
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