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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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5 Quick Steps to Smart Project Resource Planning with GanttPRO

Managing a project is hard. Managing a team is twice as hard. Last year I was the only person working on GanttPRO marketing. The same situation was in development. Only one person was responsible for developing and deploying new features of GanttPRO. But things have changed. Right now 4 people are involved in marketing and…

Alexandra Drebezova
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December 5, 2016
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6 minutes
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Agile vs Waterfall: Pros and Cons, Differences and Similarities

What is the most important in a project? Let's say, any project can be divided into two key stages: planning and management. However, the most important element in any project is its result. It doesn’t matter what software development methodologies you use, the final result is the measure of all the work done. Agile methodology…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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November 24, 2016
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3 minutes
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What Should We Know About Traditional Waterfall Methodology

What is the best way to develop software? There should be several, right? Actually, Waterfall and Agile are the most prominent methods. We have recently described what is Agile management methodology and what is Program Evaluation and Review Technique, so it's time to clarify all important points about Waterfall. Actually, you are able to use…

Pavel Kukhnavets
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November 23, 2016
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6 minutes
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