How-tos and guides

Guides, tutorials, tips, and useful educational materials to improve your professional skills in planning, scheduling, project management, and other related areas.

How to Improve Project Planning With an Online PERT Chart

If you intend to start a career in project management, you’ll become familiar with a PERT chart. It will help you plan projects from beginning to end.  This type of project management charts has been utilized for more than 60 years and has stood the test of time. In this article, we explore what a…

Paolo Kukhnavets
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January 15, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 15 minutes
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How to Manage Project Delays: 10 Really Working Tips for Efficient Managers

If everything goes according to a plan, it means that you are living in an ideal world. However, we plan, God laughs.  Let’s notice: collapses and failures occur. Project delays do also happen. Many projects finish late. Is it easy to catch the reason and understand how to avoid problems with schedules and deadlines in project…

Paolo Kukhnavets
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January 12, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes
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How to Present a Project: 18-Step Formula for Purpose-Driven Teams

Presenting a project requires studying dozens of sources, from books and lectures to innovative methodologies. How to present a project so that your team members, stakeholders, executives, or clients say “wow!”?  It can be a challenge. But there is nothing impossible for managers who consider a project timeline presentation a part of their daily job.…

Paolo Kukhnavets
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January 5, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 13 minutes
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How to Boost Productivity with GanttPRO: MS Teams Integration

Do you use Microsoft Teams as your core collaboration and communication solution? No wonder if you do: at the end of 2020, over 115 million people used the software every day for various reasons. Among the top ones are chatting, video conferencing, calling, and meetings. In other words, teams all over the world need to…

Andrew Stepanov
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December 14, 2021
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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
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How to Build a High Performing Team

Every business strives to meet specific standards. Managing high performing teams is one of them. 70% of companies admit that team performance matters; 30% of organizations have no strategy for creating a winning team. Effective teams are made up of highly skilled and always focused and aligned individuals. If a company can attract and hire…

Paolo Kukhnavets
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January 19, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 13 minutes
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How to Make a Gantt Chart in Word

To make a Gantt chart people usually resort to different tools. Among them, for instance, are popular Microsoft tools. We have already explained how to create a Gantt chart in Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint in our previous articles. However, it may be the case that you are used to working in Word and would…

Anastasia Stsepanets
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January 3, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes
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How to Become a Project Manager without Experience

The Project Manager is the link between the customer and the client or the team and stakeholders. The specific list of competencies depends on the industry, organization, types of projects, and even types of teams. However, one thing is invariable – a project manager provides work efficiency. If you are punctual, think analytically, know how…

Connie Benton
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January 26, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
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How to Make a Gantt Chart in PowerPoint

Whether you manage a project or are just involved in its implementation, you might have probably heard about or used a Gantt chart, a bar chart that visually represents a project. A Gantt chart is usually applied in project management for task scheduling, identifying milestones, keeping track of progress and deadlines, and other similar purposes.…

Anastasia Stsepanets
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January 3, 2024
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Estimated reading time: 9 minutes
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