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The Practical PM Journal contains a wealth of information gained by project managers during the various phases of real projects. A community of project managers reveal the successes, failures and mitigation steps experienced in the practice of professional project management.

Topics cover all aspects of project management including:
– The five process groups: Initiation, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Monitoring and Closing
– The nine knowledge areas: Integration, Scope, Schedule, Costing, Quality, HR, Communications, Risk and Procurement
– Other related topics such as Operational improvement and program management

Active community members have the right to have at least one article per year published in the journal. The knowledge conveyed is of real value to other project managers as it offers the opportunity to avoid project trouble, gain efficiency, control schedules and more.

Project management professionals earn 1 PDU credit per hour of approved activity. Reading the Practical PM Journal articles, writing an article and discussing project management issues are all examples of valid PDU earning activities.

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The Practical PM Journal contains a wealth of information gained by project managers during the various phases of real projects. A community of project managers reveal the successes, failures and mitigation steps experienced in the practice of professional project management. Topics cover all aspects of project management including: – The five process groups: Initiation, Planning,…

Negotiation is one of the most critical skills in life and is essential to being successful in business. It can often be seen as a daunting process and something that many people will put off if at all possible. However learning to negotiate successfully will enable you to obtain that well deserved pay rise or to close the much needed business deal. The good news is that anyone can learn to become a good negotiator and practice is one of the best ways to achieve this. No matter how confident you become at negotiating you should always avoid making the following mistakes. [click to continue…]

Negotiation is one of the most critical skills in life and is essential to being successful in business. It can often be seen as a daunting process and something that many people will put off if at all possible. However learning to negotiate successfully will enable you to obtain that well deserved pay rise or…

In spite of an improving economy, negotiating in the business environment is still tough. Fortunately, there are strategies one can use to land a good deal. It’s never a good idea to twist people’s arms. Rather than come out too strong, put yourself in the shoes of your opponent and work to build a connection. Focus on helping them solve an issue and they’ll be willing to listen to what you have to offer. Adopting a hostile attitude disrupts the professional ambiance of a negotiation, and might even convince the opponent that it’s best to drop out from the deal. Showcase your interest when walking into a business negotiation and let counterparts see that you’re interested in hearing what they have to offer.

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In spite of an improving economy, negotiating in the business environment is still tough. Fortunately, there are strategies one can use to land a good deal. It’s never a good idea to twist people’s arms. Rather than come out too strong, put yourself in the shoes of your opponent and work to build a connection.…

Many organizations have established central units to coordinate and structure project work throughout the entire organization. Others are planning to implement Project Management Offices (PMO) in the near future. In my experiences at starting a PMO in the organization, the following must-haves need to be ticked off to bring the PMO to a success: (1) Constituting a strong Project Governance in the organization, (2) establishing a clear Project-Portfolio-Perspective, (3) introducing a common Project-Lifecycle as well as (4) common Project Management Instruments and (5) starting a company-wide staffing process. [click to continue…]

Many organizations have established central units to coordinate and structure project work throughout the entire organization. Others are planning to implement Project Management Offices (PMO) in the near future. In my experiences at starting a PMO in the organization, the following must-haves need to be ticked off to bring the PMO to a success: (1)…

They say the team that plays together, stays together – so investing time and money into your team’s morale is a no brainer. Whether that be staff activity days or rewarding those who never take a sick day, there are plenty of ways you can keep you team motivated. Read on to find out the most effective methods. [click to continue…]

They say the team that plays together, stays together – so investing time and money into your team’s morale is a no brainer. Whether that be staff activity days or rewarding those who never take a sick day, there are plenty of ways you can keep you team motivated. Read on to find out the…

business-idea-660083_640Employers have a responsibility to their workers to make sure that the environment in which they work is habitable and conducive to productivity. However, not all employers adhere to the ethics of the work environment. For such people, countries have employment laws; these laws are of extraordinary significance because they offer assurances to both the employer and the employee. On the bigger scale, agreeability with these laws offers advantages to the community overall, both on the personal and financial level. [click to continue…]

Employers have a responsibility to their workers to make sure that the environment in which they work is habitable and conducive to productivity. However, not all employers adhere to the ethics of the work environment. For such people, countries have employment laws; these laws are of extraordinary significance because they offer assurances to both the employer and the employee. On the bigger scale, agreeability with these laws offers advantages to the community overall, both on the personal and financial level.

As someone who lives, breathes, and sells software, I encounter many people on a daily basis who wouldn’t touch the cloud with a ten-foot pole. I can understand an aversion to something new. Each new wave of technology has brought a new wave of concerns. Below are six reasons why you shouldn’t be concerned about Contract Management in the cloud. [click to continue…]

As someone who lives, breathes, and sells software, I encounter many people on a daily basis who wouldn’t touch the cloud with a ten-foot pole. I can understand an aversion to something new. Each new wave of technology has brought a new wave of concerns. Below are six reasons why you shouldn’t be concerned about Contract Management in the cloud.

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