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project management tasks that maybe you dont have to do afterall

6 Project Management Tasks That Maybe You Don’t Have To Do After All

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There has been much written on the topic of things that a project manager “should” and “must” do:  run reports, keep stakeholders involved, look for red flags, keep a budget, create projections, keep detailed client status notes, check in on tasks, meet about a meeting about a meeting…. It can get very overwhelming, especially if you’re managing several projects at a time. 

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5 tips for making process improvement easier

5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier

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When setting out to write this, I intended to focus on our agency’s slight (but important) shift to Scrum in recent months. This is happening after our small PM team became certified ScrumMasters earlier this summer. I work at Crema, a Midwest-based tech and innovation agency focused on building custom web and mobile apps for a wide swath of clients. We’ve been focused on agile methodologies for the last couple years and always trying to...
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Lessons learned template

Why And How To Document Lessons Learned (With Bonus Lessons Learned Template)

By | Features, General, Tools | One Comment

Projects can teach many valuable lessons about teams and processes over time. Those insights can then be used to create process change, run more efficient projects, and work better as a project team. Project failures can also say a lot about processes and communication when those failures are analyzed to determine where a project when wrong.

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