Project Control Posts

8 Kanban Boards Examples


The key to a successful kanban workflow is a constant improvement. You can make your process better by visualizing the work steps to help you action the visible bottlenecks.

But how do you define a workflow process to begin with?

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What is Critical Path Method For in Project Management?


All project managers have their best practices and management methods, own secrets and tricks. They try to improve their processes for effective results using intuition, skills and experience, powerful tools and famous techniques.

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Smart Roadmap: Nothing About Formality, All for Product Benefits


A product roadmap is a powerful armory in product manager’s hands. As any strategist is able to manage his armory and knows how and when to apply it, so product managers should also be able to tactically apply their advanced product roadmap and use special tools for these goals.

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The Power of Pirate Metrics on the Example of a Mobile Dating App


In this article, I’m going to share how to optimize a mobile application with the help of Pirate Metrics framework (i.e. AARRR) which was created by David McClure. I will use a dating app Tinder as an example. So let’s begin. 

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Goal Setting: How to Use OKR Technique to Amplify Team Success


Every organisation looks for an effective approach that allows to make sure employees work on the right stuff and perform at their best. Luckily, OKRs technique for goal setting can be just the right solution for your company – in fact, companies that set clear goals are four times more likely to score in the top 25 percent of business outcomes.

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4 Steps to Successfully Dealing with Project Emergencies


Issues arise on every project; they appear at the most inappropriate time and may impact the project negatively if handled improperly. No matter how much risk planning was performed, there are often issues that result from technical specifications or unrealistic client expectations and can be hardly resolved by the project team.

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Identifying Project Scope: Management Basics


Project scope is the part of project planning that involves determining and documenting a list of specific project goals, deliverables, tasks, costs and deadlines. Effective scope management requires good communication to ensure that everyone on the team understands the scope of the project and agrees upon exactly how the project’s goals will be met. As part of project scope management, the team leader should solicit approvals and sign-offs from the various stakeholders as the project proceeds, ensuring that the finished project, as proposed, meets everyone’s needs.

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3 Easy Techniques For Successful Change Management


Change management is a challenging task in all types of projects. In this article we present how to apply three useful change management techniques that will assist you in order to achieve smooth transition in your projects.

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3 Ways to Deal with Overly-Engaged Project Sponsors


We all know that engaging sponsors is essential for success. In most cases, projects suffer from the lack of sponsor engagement. However, there are times when sponsors become so overly involved in project tasks that the team can’t get things done.

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15 Best Practices of Agile Development You Need to Follow


Nowadays more and more software development companies adopt Agile. Though Agile methodologies may seem easy to learn but in reality, they are hard to master. Your team can get some details wrong and it may lead to poor communication and even software defects.

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5 Rules of Managing Your Team Distantly


Every manager is concerned about his business functioning during his (her) absence in summer or winter vacation season. Some of them have faced tough situations (e.g. server crash and complete breakdown) while they were away. Such events force some owners and managers to think pessimistically and they tend to avoid taking vacations.

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Best Ways to Recover Your Project


Your project can go in a wrong direction (out of control) when you don’t expect it. In some cases you may experience some accidental knocks, but the final outcome may still be satisfying. Such results would never be treated as success, but at least you have reached the project accomplishment. In some other (more radical) cases you will not approach the final stage of the project. These issues will make you stressed, as you will constantly think about possible solutions for your project troubles.

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