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The Top 10 Productivity Apps To Help Project Managers Streamline Projects

The days continue to escape you. The emails do not seem to cease, meetings are popping up without a moment’s notice, and teams do not seem to have an idea of what they need to jump on next. You are handling it well, but things could be a lot easier. Today’s mantra seems to be “work smarter not harder,” but this is easier said than done when the day does not seem to slow down. How can you continue to be productive? Well, technology does not solve all problems, but it can certainly help you schedule your day and take care of some mundane tasks. Fortunately, we live in a world where apps can help us better communicate, strategize, and move through the day. Here are ten productivity apps worth integrating into your daily routine to better streamline your day as well as your projects.

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Five Tips for Incorporating Risk Management into Your Project Management Strategy

According to Businessdictionary.com, a risk is defined as "a probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence that is caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action." While it is not always the most pleasant thing to think about, the components of this definition directly relate to project management. There is always a threat or hazard to deal with that may negatively impact your project. Whether it be related to budget, ethics, or meeting completion, the risk of not meeting your goals or project failure looms large. The numbers show that many project managers do have legitimate worries regarding project management success:

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Choosing the Right Certification For Your Career

The Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM®) is an entry-level project management certification for those interested in a project management career. The CAPM® requires 1,500 hours of project experience or 23 hours of training to ensure understanding of standard project management terminology and best practices. Possessing the CAPM® demonstrates that one has successfully obtain that knowledge which places contenders at an advantage when applying for PM positions versus applicants without any certification.

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How to Stay on Budget While Managing a Project

Savvy project managers know that overseeing a project doesn't come cheap. There are many resources involved, and the two most precious are time and money. The very nature of project management makes it challenging for project managers to keep things affordable. Whether it is compensating team members, purchasing needed software and tools, or handling scope and spec changes, the cost can begin to add up. The battle to stay in budget and efficiently manage expenses is one that project managers will always have to fight. If you are finding yourself in this position, know that you are not alone.

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How to Effectively Blend Agile and Waterfall Project Management Styles

Project management has evolved from an abstract concept of in-office management to a necessary business principle. Today’s professionals can become certified in project management and spend their entire career in a related role. The rise of innovation and customer-centric ideals have led to greater attention spent on project management concepts. Two, in particular, have risen to the top: agile and waterfall.

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PMTraining Gold Sponsor at 2018 PMI Annual Global Conference in Los Angeles

With PMTraining’s Gold sponsorship at the PMI Global Conference in Los Angeles next week, all attendees are invited to visit our corner to build your personal career brand! Our LinkedIn Corner & Headshot Lounge will offer one-on-one or group professional profile development coaching that every professional can benefit from. You will walk away with powerful career insights, LinkedIn profile reviews, and project management training recommendations to take your career to the next level. If you need a FREE professional headshot to improve your professional brand, schedule time in the headshot lounge. Please note that availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Three Project Management Tools You Should Be Using Every Day

Project management is usually one of those topics, that when I begin to discuss it, people’s eyes begin to roll right back into their heads. When I dare talk about project management tools, I am quickly left standing talking to myself.

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Five Project Stats Project Managers Should Pay Attention To

The life of a project manager can be hectic, chaotic, and stressful. Managing deadlines, regulating scope, and steering teams in the right direction all while staying under budget are skills project managers must continue to develop throughout their career. Seeing how the day can come and go so quickly, it makes sense that managers are not always paying attention to external information.

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2018 Project Management Trends to Watch Out For

The world of project management is dynamic and ever-changing. Regardless of the industry, the advent of new technologies, globalization, employee work preferences, and ever-expanding budgets brings volatility to project management.

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PMTraining Claims 2018 Best PMP Live-Online Review Course Award

PMTraining was recently named the #1 course for 2018 by Crush the PM Exam, the industry's leading prep course review site.

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10 Things That Make a Good Project Manager Great

Wondering what makes the difference between a good project manager and a great one? Check out our article for tips on how to improve your own performance as a project manager.

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Early Warning Signs of a Project in Trouble

Check out our article on how to spot the warning signs of a project in trouble before its too late.

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10 Mistakes Which are Common in Project Management

Ever wonder what some common pitfalls are in project management? Check out our article on how to spot some common mistakes.

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The Bad Boss Chronicles: How to Thrive in a Poorly Managed Organization

Don't let bad bosses effect your own performance. Read this article and understand how to manage those who can't manage.

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Five Communication Tips for New Projects

Are you starting a new project? Here are some great tips on how to properly communicate with your stakeholders.

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Giving Your Project a Reality Check

When it comes to project management, no project will run perfectly. Here are some common pitfalls to check for regularly.

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How to Turn your Group of Workers into a Team of Players

When you are running a project, your team is only as strong as your weakest link.

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7 Manager Tips for Resolving Conflict

How to keep your cool and ensure you can resolve conflict both on your team, and externally.

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How a PMP Certification can Boost your Career Prospects

Interested in learning the benefits of the PMP certification? This article acts as a great primer.

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How to Avoid Being an Anti-Social Project Manager

Communication is critical to effective project management. Learn how to engage your team and stakeholders the right way.

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Soccer Strategies for Project Management

Being a project manager is a lot like coaching a team. Find out why!

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Managing a Client who is Too Busy to Focus

Learn how to deal with clients who are too swamped to be engaged stakeholders.

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