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What is a Milestone in Project Management?

Our lives are full of milestones. Graduation from university, getting the first job, buying a car, wedding, etc. – these are all examples of milestones. Any project, being inevitable part of our lives, has its milestones, too. Regardless of their size and number of members, they can be met everywhere within a timeline. What is…

Andrew Stepanov
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April 27, 2017
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2 minutes
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How to Create a Project Plan in 7 Steps

Every process, notion, thing, etc. start from something. That moment began not now, days or years ago, and things looked differently – not like they do now. Looking, for instance, at a car, we realize that at the beginning its appearance was contrasting: at first all began with an idea, then there was discussion, designer’s…

Andrew Stepanov
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April 13, 2017
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7 minutes
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How to Succeed in Managing Multiple Projects with GanttPRO

Managing is a hard process. Sometimes even for one person. However, with little made effort it is absolutely possible to handle own things. What is more difficult is to manage a project with team members: a manager has to assign tasks, track them, follow deadlines, and it’s him who is under most pressure. Things can…

Andrew Stepanov
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April 7, 2017
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5 minutes
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How to Successfully Manage Projects with Timely Created Project Scope Statements

The world we live in is not chaotic. To function properly, it applies certain rules to a great variety of things and systems. And in any system there is a structure without which it won’t exist as an ordered set. Project management is definitely a complicated structure where its elements should exist in an order…

Andrew Stepanov
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March 30, 2017
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6 minutes
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How to Win the Battle Against Project Scope Creep?

“You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.” Lewis Carroll There is no magic in project management. Any small problem can become a serious consequence for any skilled manager. Even if you are fluent in one of the business…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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February 20, 2017
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7 minutes
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4 Business Analysis Techniques for IT-Managers

Any project begins with a detailed study, references, monitoring and analysis. Before creating a project brief, a business analyst needs to answer a lot of questions about how to start communication with a customer, how to conduct an interview or how to find out the customer's requirements. One more important question is how to choose…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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February 6, 2017
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5 minutes
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How to Solve Business Issues With the Help of CATWOE Analysis?

What is the global aim of design methods? We suppose it to be the problem-solving. But before solving any problem it's useful and sometimes crucial to explore the problem roots and all the factors that relate to it. Knowing the problem, stakeholders can make a decision how to take further actions. In this article, we'd…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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January 20, 2017
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5 minutes
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Creating a Project Brief: the Starting Point for Any Project

Every journey begins with a ticket. Is it possible to fly to another country without a boarding pass? Hardly. In the same way, any project starts with a brief. What is a brief? A brief is a simple document that outlines a summary of your project ideas. It highlights all the milestones and shows what…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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December 26, 2016
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8 minutes
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