Posts Categorized: Project Managers

Importance of Project Management for Organizations

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Any organization, regardless of size, is required to have a competent project manager if they want to get the most out of their employees and meet their business objectives. The importance of a project manager cannot be understated: project managers have extremely complex roles that are integrated into nearly every aspect of project completion and… Read more »

Which Is Better For Data Analysis? R Vs Python

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Data analysis is one of the fastest growing fields in information technology, but which language does it best? R and Python are the most common languages used within the field, and which language is best depends solely on the developer and their needs. Here are the major advantages and drawbacks of working with either language. Python: A Flexible, General Purpose… Read more »

Project Managers: Follow These 6 Rules

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Every business needs successful project management skills. From the largest of enterprises to quickly growing start ups, the ability to develop a project from start to finish is what will distinguish successes from failures. Here are a few of the rules and best practices for successfully managing a project to completion. 1. Don’t Get Too… Read more »

11 Common Project Manager Interview Questions

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Interviewing a project manager for a technology position can be challenging. Not only do you need to test them on the intricacies of their technical understanding, but you also need to determine whether they fit into your current team and can get the desired results from your top talent. Though much of your interview will… Read more »

Project Management: Adaptive Vs. Predictive

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Many project managers tend to find a single project management strategy that they prefer and stick to it regardless of a project’s needs. In recent years, there has been a push towards adaptive (agile) methodologies over the more conventional predictive (waterfall) methodologies. In truth, some projects lend themselves more readily to one or the other,… Read more »

Should Project Managers Take A Lot Of Risks?

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Should project managers be risk takers? How much risk management is too much? Project managers are required to add value to their projects, and risk management throughout the process can seem like a bit of a gamble. Play it too close to the book, and you might not see the results that you’re looking for…. Read more »

Why Project Managers Need To Understand Strategy

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Project managers need to understand more than logistics; they need to understand strategy formulation, execution and management. A successful project is about more than simply completing the project to desired specifications; it’s about completing it the right way and at the right time. Project management must have intelligent direction and highly defined objectives if they are to… Read more »

Can A Project Manager Be A Scrum Master?

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Can a project manager fulfill the role of a scrum master? Contrary to popular belief, the project manager and scrum master are two extremely disparate roles, which only appear to be similar on the surface, and they need to be kept separate, if the Scrum process is to be effective and successful. Project Leader Rather… Read more »

Project Management Isn’t Subordinate to Operations Management

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At first glance, it’s easy to look at project management as second- fiddle to operations management. Project Managers focus on the efficiency of a single project. An Operations Manager focuses on the efficiency of the entire organization. Further muddling the issue is how many business schools teach project management. In most schools, its only a… Read more »