Author Posts: The Doolphy Team

Project Management Time Saver Techniques

Good project managers understand how critical it is to use their time wisely and efficiently. Still, it’s not always easy to handle distractions, manage consecutive projects and communicate effectively with staff and clients. It takes commitment and discipline to get more done in less time. The following project management tips can help you regain those lost hours and redirect them down a more productive path.

  • Write everything down.

Use whatever project management tool works for you. Get into the habit of record-keeping, note-taking and updating your plan regularly.

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Outsourcing Of Projects

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Before we begin, we will explain in brief the meaning of outsourcing, which is the provision of external service of high level professional experts.

From the standpoint of the company, we often find that there is not enough time to grow the business as fast as we want, many tasks require lots of time and we also do not always have the sufficient skills to perform a specific project. Therefore, the best option and

solution to the problems is to outsource. To ensure the growth of our business, hiring a permanent full-time expert to the staff team can be more expensive than outsourcing the task involved on a temporary basis.

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Want To Be The Best Project Manager


Project Manager Skills

This post will deal with the key capabilities that allow you to achieve the success and recognition you are seeking at your job.

All necessary skills to achieve it, both technical and interpersonal, may be grouped into 4 major pillars, management, leadership, communication and organization:

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2011: 11 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve the Management of your Projects

Hello!

2010 is in its way out and 2011 is almost here. Now it is the moment to think about how this year was and to gather all the resolutions for a new period full of new projects.

Resolutions 2011

We want to take this opportunity to share with you our new year’s resolution list to improve how projects are managed in 2011:

  1. Wait until January, 2nd, and take a well deserved rest on the 1st :lol:
  2. Take a look back and assess the good and the bad from 2010.
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Doolphy in 59”

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We have just released a video to show, in just 59 seconds, the main benefits that Doolphy provides as an online project management tool by walking through a series of screenshots about the main features of our tool.

The video is also available in Doolphytube, our channel in Youtube. We hope you like it!

Do you want to know more about Doolphy? Sign up now in our website and enjoy all the advantages that Doolphy gives you. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to help you.

 

Up With Your Projects!

Avoid Your Projects Getting Sick. Monitor!

We will look below at the importance of project monitoring during implementation. With this one, we close the series of articles on the 6 key factors of project failure about the most common mistakes in project management and how to avoid them.

Just as we go to the doctor regularly to monitor our health and make sure there is no problem, our projects require a continuous and comprehensive “check” to detect possible “diseases” during execution. Without constant monitoring of the project progress, it is impossible to identify errors in planning or deviations in implementation or redirect the project towards meeting the objectives.

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Happy Project Manager Day!

Today, Thursday November 4th, we celebrate the 7th edition of the “International Project Management Day”. This day was established in 2004 by Frank P. Saladis and since then it has been held the first Thursday of November each year, with the aim of giving greater visibility to the value contributed by the project management and highlighting the work of project managers around the world. Therefore, it is considered further the “Project Manager Day”.

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Dynamic Project Management in Response to Changes

In a rapidly changing environment like this, where the level of uncertainty in organizations is high, it is essential to carry out an appropriate management of internal and external changes that may happen in a project to ensure its success.

Therefore, we know that the project is a dynamic, affected by a big amount of factors, some of them unpredictable. Only then, we will be able to respond to them quickly and avoid deviations that prevent us from meeting the expectations of stakeholders.

The keys to successfully carry out a “dynamic management” of the project are:

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The Importance of Good Project Planning

After our last article where we told you how our logo was created, it is time to resume the series of posts on the keys of failure in project management. Of those 6 key factors that we identified, we have had already the opportunity to talk about the importance of teamwork, the definition of the project objectives and the use of appropriate methodology. On this occasion, we will analyze the risk of planning the project in the wrong way and its impact on their subsequent implementation and monitoring.

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One of the most common mistakes in this area is given by the mismatch between project objectives and the resources and time to reach them. Sometimes, ignorance or lack of experience in the execution of a particular type of project may lead to underestimating the time and resources needed for its realization. To avoid this it is necessary to identify the tasks to be carried out and anticipate any possible deviations that may occur within the natural discourse of the project.

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