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How to Use a Gantt Chart in 9 Steps

Gantt charts are a popular and time-tested way of visualizing project workflows. But they’re not just for any project. This project visualization approach aligns with the waterfall methodology that focuses on completing a task or process before the next one can begin.  A Gantt chart lets you organize a project’s timescale and create an overview …
In this ever shrinking business world, it is not uncommon to deploy a project with colleagues from different countries, with cultures different from our own. We can even implement a project in our own country and easily have stakeholders, say, from India, China, Mexico, Canada. Each one will bring different points of view, dependent on …
As inevitably happens at the beginning of a new year, with all the thoughts about resolutions, a few colleagues and acquaintances have been examining their jobs and careers. Some are considering entirely new fields, like the lady who is considering leaving her IT job to open a hip Bakery because bread has always been her …
You’ve heard of the old proverb: “if it’s too good to be true then it probably is”. In other words be suspicious of people offering you high returns for little investment. Whilst that might apply to everyday situations such as when that door to door salesman comes knocking and offers you a free holiday in …
We all know the difference between an issue and a risk, right? Well, if we’re not clear, let me explain. Think of an issue is an event which wasn’t planned to occur on your project but it has occurred and now requires management action. One of your project team quitting mid project; your sales director …
One of our recent projects involved work to be done on a short, 3-month deadline. According to the project leadership, everything which denoted good project management practices had been performed. The work was scoped, fine-tuned, and broken down into work packages. The work packages were then assigned resources and budget. Budgets and timeframes were confirmed …
Is that often they aren’t too familiar with their responsibilities on projects. That’s a rather sweeping statement you’re thinking and you’d be right. In my experience, senior executives who have committed to funding the project often don’t have the inclination or the time to learn more about project management. And that’s leaving aside the fact …
Guest Post by Danielle Garza We’ve all been there before. When it has to happen it can be a frustrating process to go through, but it happens to all of us at some point: a highly visible or mission critical project in midstream needs to have one or more key project resources added or replaced. …