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After nearly ten years, the Project Management Blog is no more. I simply didn't have the time or energy to keep it running by recruiting and working with writers and I personally had moved onto Product Management. Regardless, none of that content has disappeared. It is all available here under the "Project Management Blog" user or under the Project Management topic tag.

The Benefits of Sticking to It

Today a client of mine emailed me with great news. He is starting to see results from the last 6 months of his marketing efforts. For instance, his sales pipeline is heating up thanks to an educational letter and follow up campaign we worked on – including 2 recently closed deals. He just spoke at […]

Hodgepodge of Lessons Learned from a Busy Week

Well, I’m as swamped as I’ve been in a long time, thanks to a business trip to Illinois to work with a University on commercializing a beautiful market maker website and technology for agricultural users. This was a great trip, and here’s a mish mash of lessons: 1. Universities are an untapped market. Many of […]

The Absolute Importance of Failure

A recent post to a blog entry asked about failure and what to do if you have never failed. I have to confess that I am one of the biggest failures you will ever meet. And that’s a good thing from my point of view. 4 out of 5 businesses or ideas I have fail. […]

Avoiding Common Bottlenecks When Implementing ERP

Advances in technology have made ERP systems a popular way of optimizing how businesses operate. From streamlining production, HR and accounting processes to analyzing trends and reports, these software suites offer powerful benefits to businesses of all sizes. However, the overall success of an ERP implementation is dependent on the strategic planning process. ERP implementation […]

5 Technologies to Turbo-Charge Project Efficiency

Keeping projects moving in any business can be a challenge, but with the help of technology, many of the traditional obstacles to efficiency can be overcome. Some of the roadblocks have always been to create well-laid out plans, transfer documents to multiple people for editing, meet deadlines, and finally, get the proper approvals to get […]

Project Initiation Phase – How to Initiate a Project

The project initiation phase is the critical phase within the project life-cycle. It is also called the project pre-planning phase and about stating the basic characteristics of the project. To successfully initiate a project, you need to which basics steps are required to carry out to develop a business case, undertake a feasibility study, develop […]

Standard Types of Project Report

Most companies involved in managing projects often have to use multiple types of project report to establish communication between the managers and the performers. However, every report takes some time to develop, maintain, read and follow up. Obviously it would be much faster and cost-effectively to use several standard report formats. Standard types of report […]

5 Fundamental Documents for a Project

A good project manager keeps good documentation. That person organizes project documentation in a way that ensures easy and authorized access to document creation, editing and archiving. But how to know which documents to develop and keep within a project? In this article I’m going to list top 5 documents that you, as a great […]

ERP Effectiveness in Small Business Project Management

Project managers understand how critical the need to streamline all their project’s activities really is. The only way to reach milestones on time and ensure key deliverables are achieved is to build efficiency into every step of the system. So why do so many project managers, especially those in small and mid-sized businesses, rely on […]