The 5 Main Phases of Project Management Life Cycle 


Whether you are tasked to lead a small in-house project or take over a large, multi-people company-wide program, understanding how to plan and execute your project is integral for success. What is Project Management? What is Project Life Cycle? Phase 3: Project Execution.

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Quick Guide to Project Kick Off Meetings


Every project beginning is exciting; all the members will have different expectations and feelings about the required results. Therefore, rapport is crucial to establish commitment and generate a sense of accountability for everyone when beginning a project. Project Background.


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How to Use the PMBOK Guide in Practical Project Management


Project management has become an incredibly popular management style, career, and research area. Sometimes it’s easy to forget it isn’t just “the management of projects”, but rather a specific group of management processes. PMBOK stands for Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Project Cost Estimated ??

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Yeah, kind of funny doing the math NOW. Anyway, the cost of this is going to be comparable to a new low-end bike, but more than the crap you can get at Walmart. While it’s true that this will not have 105 or Tiagra components, much less Ultegra. However, with this build, I’ll be focusing on maintaining the character of the bike, and making it rideable and safe. The silly thing is, building up a vintage frame with period parts isn’t much cheaper.

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Project Planning: An Ultimate Guide


Globalization has changed the entire facet of project management, bringing in both new possibilities and challenges. The post Project Planning: An Ultimate Guide appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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IBM Project Debater – will AI eliminate speechwriters?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I caught a rebroadcast of an Intelligence Squared debate on NPR last night. Intelligence Squared is a weekly forum for balanced and intelligent debate. Their goal is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to American public discourse. Hurray for them, although I can’t help thinking they’re p **g into the prevailing wind these days.) […]. Speechwriting Technology AI Artificial Intelligence Debating

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How to Write a Project Proposal and Present it to Stakeholders


Every manager or executive has at some point of their career the need to create a project proposal (or initiative, we will use both terms instinctively in this post). What Is a Project Proposal? A project proposal is a document that details a new project idea.

Quick Review of Project Management Methodologies


Project management plays a vital role in accomplishing goals, following schedules, and course correction during projects. However, getting your team organized and keeping the project on track can be a daunting task. What is Project Management. Project Client.

A Quick Guide To Write a Project Charter


Initiation is one of the most crucial stages of every project. A project charter is a document (and planning tool), designed to help managers secure support for a new project, plus shape its overall trajectory. What is a Project Charter? Who creates the project charter?

How to Create and Present a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


Managers will find themselves dealing with all kinds of projects throughout their profession. Even the most experienced project managers will use a variety of tools to turn even the most unwieldy project into an organized plan. What is a Project Work Breakdown Structure.

Project SuperHero video interview

Executive Speech Coach

Enjoy this 32 minute - on Project Superhero. A noble and helpful project especially during these challenging times. George Torok interviewed by host Prithiviraj Saminathan (Raj). Raj is on a mission to interview 90 people with inspiring messages from around the world.

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Fellowship for GroundTruth Project

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Nonverbal Communication Project

The Communication Blog

Here is exercise that I'm working on for a nonverbal book I'm doing that I thought might be useful. It contains just a few general instructions for creating a video and lots of video examples. Although most clearly directed at the nonverbal course, I thought this might also be appropriate in interpersonal and hybrid courses as well. The videos noted here might also prove useful to interject periodically throughout a course in nonverbal/interpersonal/human communication.

Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

Tips From The Top audience expertvillage oratory presentation skills presenting projecting public speaking vocal power vocal skills voice voice exercisesSaturday sunrise in our local farmer’s market. For vendors, successful selling is strongly dependent on vocal power. Wherever you look, there is a tangle of flats, shrubs, standards and climbers. Local gardeners, way better at early morning alertness than I am, scramble to get to the good stuff before rival gardeners get there first.

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Humorously Speaking, project 1

Pro Humorist

Are you a member of Toastmasters International and have completed your 10 speeches earning you Competent Communicator status and are looking to start the Advanced Manuals? Maybe you’re considering doing the Humorously Speaking Manual ? Keep in mind that the Humorous Speech Contest comes up once a year. Or perhaps you just want to learn an easy way to start using humour in your speeches or presentations? Maybe you just need to make a funny introduction?

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Mercator versus Peters Projection - why change is a difficult process

Dahle Communication

The episode had a fictitious group (the Cartographers for Social Justice) present to some staff members the problems with the Mercator map and why it should be replaced with Peters Projection map (seen below).  While companies do still print the Mercator Map for wall maps, most schools have begun to switch over to the Peters Projection map.

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Kanban Boards, The Power of a Visual Tool


It helps delivery teams break down big projects into smaller tasks, avoiding over-commitment, roadblocks, and over-estimation of efforts while maximizing productivity and efficiency. Start simple and immerse the project with the Kanban system slowly, as too many columns can cause confusion.

4 tips for better vocal projection

Speak Schmeak

sent me this question: " How does one project one's voice, yet still sound natural when public speaking (and not like you're yelling)? " For most people who are not trained speakers, singers or performers, projection is one of the hardest public speaking concepts to put into practice. Here are some tips to make vocal projection easier to understand and easier to accomplish, so your audience will sit up and pay attention!

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How To Present an Action Plan


During this process, executives are able to visualize the strategy into smaller chunks and identify during this planning phase if they are realistic enough or if there exists constraints that can disqualify them before even creating projects or initiatives. Break Your Project into Milestones.

Ad Spending Could Be Down 13% for 2020 - Pre-Corona, It Was Projected to Increase 4%

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before the pandemic, some experts had been projecting a 4% increase. The fallout from COVID-19 has been severe for the advertising industry. GroupM, a unit of WPP, predicts spending on advertising will be down 13% for 2020, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Fair Punishment Project, REMOTE - Reporter (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Fair Punishment Project, REMOTE - Editor (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

4 tips for better vocal projection

Speak Schmeak

sent me this question: " How does one project one's voice, yet still sound natural when public speaking (and not like you're yelling)? " For most people who are not trained speakers, singers or performers, projection is one of the hardest public speaking concepts to put into practice. Here are some tips to make vocal projection easier to understand and easier to accomplish, so your audience will sit up and pay attention!

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Ghostwriter, Southern CA - Well-Paying Project (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers Writing

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It's Out There: Projecting a World Without Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To give solidity to this futuristic projection he interviews a number of experts in various fields. On Axios , Steve LeVine actually does it: He puts out there the possibility of a world without Facebook. The unthinkable becomes thinkable. Among them is Scott Galloway, author of the book "The Four," who frequently writes on antitrust developments in EU against social networks such as Facebook.    Of course, many interests will be hurt if Facebook goes poof.

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Hillary Clinton - She Is What We Project Onto Her

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, to figure out why we view her this way or that way we have to know what we are projecting onto her. Because Clinton has been around so long, what we project can keep changing. When she was a relatively young First Lady, some of us relatively young women projected onto her our hopes that we could really establish new patterns. During Campaign 2016, given its volatility, there's no telling what new things we can project onto Clinton.

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How to Use Theory of Change to Plan Successful Programs


Theory of Change is one of the popular frameworks to use for change-seeking projects. ToC methodology is well-adaptable to an array of initiatives — from corporate change management plans to volunteer-led community projects. The Superwoman Project.

Fair Punishment Project, REMOTE - Copy Editor (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Book Project, Los Angeles, CA - Background in Architecture/Interior Design (help-wanted, part-time)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. Books careers Writing

Still Waiting for Your Breakthrough Moment? Author of The Happiness Project Says “Enjoy the Process”

Succeed Speaking

I asked Gretchen Rubin , author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Happiness Project , about that on Friday afternoon… with emerging speakers and authors in mind (and even those who are established, but have their sights set on the “next level&# ). the book is now more than a book — it’s a global movement, with Happiness Project groups springing up around the world, hundreds of book discussion groups forming, and rights for more than 32 foreign editions being sold.

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What image are you projecting? 10 tips to selling yourself

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Be on time for meetings. If you are late, you show a lack of respect and. self-organisation. Respond to messages. Even if it is just a one line to say that you. received the message, let the sender know that you are onto it. Dress for the occasion. You don’t have to wear a suit and tie, but. dress appropriately for the occasion. Whether you like it or not, first. impressions count a lot, so make a good one. Only make commitments that you can stick to. If you cannot stick.

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Post-"Pao v Kleiner" - Ellen Pao Starts Project Include

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She has started advocacy group Project Include to increase diversity in the tech industry. It was the trial that riveted everyone interested in how the venture capital game is played. That was "Pao v. Kleiner." " The plaintiff, Ellen Pao, contended that her employer, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, discriminated against her. She lost on every count. In addition, her job at Reddit didn't work out. Many assumed that was the end of the career line for Pao.

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Lose the jargon

Manner of Speaking

One of the podcasts that I listen to regularly is The Good Life Project hosted by Jonathan Fields. The Good Life Project is “a global movement that inspires, educates, connects and supports mission-driven individuals in the quest to live better, more engaged, connected … Continue reading → Grammar Language Carmine Gallo Chris Anderson Ernest Hemingway George Orwell Good Life Project jargon Jonathan Fields Martin Shovel Mission Impossible simplicity

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How Gretchen Rubin Uses Social Media to Lead The Happiness Project Movement

Succeed Speaking

Gretchen Rubin, Author of The Happiness Project. When speakers ask me how to get more exposure for their speaking business, I often advise that they think of themselves as the leader of a movement. Because when you’re leading a movement, then you’re about something bigger than yourself. By its very nature, a movement is about drawing people in and mobilizing them… and a movement is much more likely to generate exposure than an individual speaker.

The 6 Key Principles of Effective Stakeholder Management


Sound financial management and strategic planning are another two important aspects of ensuring the project’s success. By PMI definition , a stakeholder in project management is anyone who has an interest in seeing a certain endeavor succeed. What is a Stakeholder?

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Managerial Guide to After Action Review (AAR)


But few take proactive steps to investigate the root cause and establish corrective measures while the project is still on track. Instead, they practice continuous evaluation throughout the project lifecycle. Shell Oil Company was among the first to add this model to their project management toolkit. Project Post Mortem vs. After Action Review: Key Differences . Another important difference is that post mortems are typically planned after the project/event.

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PowerPoint Design in 2009 -- group blogging project

Speak Schmeak

Olivia Mitchell has gathered blog posts and e-mails from 40 contributors on our wishes and fantasies for PowerPoint design in 2009. But that's not all: she has gone on to analyze and synthesize the posts around some central themes: whether design matters, simplicity vs. detail, design and presentation issues agreed upon by most contributors, and predictions for 2009. Olivia has pulled together a wealth of information to be delved into, and I can't wait to start reading everyone's opinions.

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Video Projection, But Not As You Know It

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

There was a time, a million years ago, when projected material at events could only be made by seasoned production professionals, who knew a lot about creating a spectacle. And way up there on the global scale of video projection genius is Netherlands video production company Nuformer. We’ve posted about building projection before , but this takes it to an entirely new level. Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo.

Law and Tax Firm, Las Vegas, NV - Marketing Project Coordinator (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

PowerPoint Tip: Five slide project update presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

How many executives really want to sit through a 45 slide project update presentation? It doesn’t matter whether you are a formal project manager or just managing the projects that are part of your role, we all have to report on how our projects or initiatives are going. Let me suggest that you use only five slides to update executives on your project. So here are the fives slides I suggest you use to give a clear, concise project update.

Web Design Co. for Law Firms - Content Project Manager (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Must be based in FL or CO. Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Law Firm, Akron, OH - Public Relations Specialist for Special Project (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Sell More - Just Listen More, Like Volunteers in Urban Confessional Project

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Volunteers in the Urban Confessional Project are proving that out. Usually prospects contact us for business because they have a problem. Maybe their digital marketing isn't bringing in enough business. Or they have been misunderstood by their constituencies. If we listen first, instead of providing an immediate solution, we may get that sale. It's rare for anyone to listen any more. Yet, the power of just being heard is magical.

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