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Project Management Software Articles

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May 18, 2022 | By Nicholas Morpus

A Beginner’s Guide to Agile Project Management Methodology

Agile project management is popular for executing fast-paced projects with frequent direction changes. The Ascent breaks down this project management method.
May 18, 2022 | By Robert Izquierdo

A Beginner's Guide to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

The goal of the software development life cycle (SDLC) process is to effectively create software products. Here are the five phases of the SDLC process.
May 18, 2022 | By Rose Wheeler

The Ultimate Project Closeout Checklist

A project closeout, or project completion audit, is important for any project to successfully wrap up. Here are six project closeout checklist steps to follow.
May 18, 2022 | By Korrin Bishop

4 Types of Risk Categories in Project Risk Management

Risk categories are elements that could go wrong in the planning, implementation, or follow-up phases. Here are three best practices for managing risk categories.
May 18, 2022 | By Katie Navarra

A Beginner’s Guide to Status Reports

The status report summarizes the progress of the project and keeps the stakeholders updated. Here are some types of data to include in your status report.
May 18, 2022 | By Kathleen Carroll

Action Items: Getting Through Your To-Do List Without All the To-Do

Action items are tasks for an employee to do that usually arise out of a team meeting. Here's how to create a list of effective action items for your business.
May 18, 2022 | By John Boitnott

A Small Business Owner's Guide to Effective Collaboration Strategies

Collaboration strategy is the process of a team working together to complete a goal. Here are five effective collaboration strategies for improving teamwork.
May 18, 2022 | By Kristi Waterworth

The Pros and Cons of Using Trello to Manage Your Creative Project

Trello is a popular project management solution that fits all types of businesses, but is it right for you? We list the pros and cons to help you decide.
May 18, 2022 | By Jennifer Post

A Small Business Guide to Using SIPOC for Project Management

SIPOC determines every element of a project before it begins and pinpoints things needing improvement. Here's how to create a SIPOC diagram for your project.
May 18, 2022 | By Kristi Waterworth

Airtable Content Management Simplifies Project Planning

It's time to turn over complicated tasks of content management to an easy-to-use tool like Airtable. Get the most out of Airtable by following these five tips.
May 18, 2022 | By Jennifer Post

Data Flow Diagrams: What They Are and How to Make Them

A data flow diagram is a tool designed to explain intricate processes in a way that others understand. Here's how to create a data flow diagram in six steps.
May 18, 2022 | By John Boitnott

A Beginner's Guide to the Release Management Process

The release management process can improve the quality, efficiency, and speed of updating software. Learn how to implement a release management process.
May 18, 2022 | By Jennifer Post

The Small Business Guide to Lean Methodology

Lean methodology optimizes a business by reducing inefficiency and giving the customer the best value. Here are the pros and cons of lean methodology.
May 18, 2022 | By John Boitnott

A Beginner's Guide to Resource Loading

Resource management is challenging and often ends up imbalanced; that's why resource loading can help in project management. Here's how resource loading works.
May 18, 2022 | By Karen McCandless

7 Integrations That Will Boost Your Productivity

Getting new software? Make sure it integrates with the software you’re already using. Here are seven software options that integrate with
May 18, 2022 | By DP Taylor

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Rational Unified Process

The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a software development plan consisting of four phases. We break down each phase so you can execute RUP effectively.
May 18, 2022 | By Paul Dughi

How to Calculate Your Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS)

Budgeted cost of work scheduled (BCWS) represents the value of the project during different stages. Learn how to track BCWS to enhance business performance.
May 18, 2022 | By Paul Dughi

A Beginner’s Guide to the Stage-Gate Process

The stage-gate process is designed to catch critical errors before taking products to market. Learn how to use the stage-gate process to prevent costly mistakes.
May 18, 2022 | By Kathleen Carroll

The Power of the Use Case

Writing a use case takes time, effort, and planning. When used properly, it can save you time and lots of rework. Here's how to employ a use case (plus examples).
May 18, 2022 | By Katie Navarra

Could Your Small Business Benefit From Alliance Management?

Alliance management is an agreement between two companies that decide to work together to maximize profits. Find out if an alliance makes sense for your business.
May 18, 2022 | By Paul Dughi

The 8 Most Common Reasons Projects Fail (and How to Avoid Them)

A good way to prevent your next project from failing is to understand why projects fail in the first place. Here are eight common reasons why projects fail.
May 18, 2022 | By Jessica Elliott

A Beginner's Guide to Parametric Estimating

Parametric estimating uses a formula to determine the cost or time needed to complete a project. Learn how to perform parametric estimating in your projects.
May 18, 2022 | By DP Taylor

How to Use to Track Employee Training and Development has an employee training and development feature that allows you to track employee progress. Learn how to to use it and watch their skills grow.
May 18, 2022 | By Jessica Elliott

A Beginner's Guide to Creative Project Management

Implementing creative project management allows you to manage creative teams while moving projects toward completion. Here are three best practices to follow.
May 18, 2022 | By Jen Crompton

Look to Rolling Wave Planning for Projects that Require an Agile Approach

Rolling wave planning is used when there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the project. Learn what it is and how to implement it in your next project.