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Advantages of Collaborative Working – Clarizen

A highly effective and productive workplace needs to be more than just a sum of its parts. Sure, it’s always good to have great individuals working on their own work streams, but to really make amazing things happen and to exceed the norms of what’s expected on any given project, collaboration in the workplace has...

Best Practices of Project Management Execution Phase

When it comes to the execution phase of your project there are several ways of succeeding in terms of developing and completing deliverables. The third phase of the project life cycle is one of the most crucial of the project phases, since it’s the phase where you will construct your deliverables and present them to...

Ethical Issues in Project Management (& How to Deal with Them)

There are many ethical lines that can be crossed in project management. The bigger the project, the more opportunities arise for people or companies to compromise their ethics in an effort to bring the project in on time and on budget. However, when project managers and other stakeholders turn a blind eye to questionable activities,...

The Importance of Cost Control in Project Management – Clarizen

The importance of cost control in project management success is something every project manager is familiar with. The ability to maintain an organized approach to tasks while staying aware of cost control is not an easy skill. Although time and resource management are vital to achieving goals, cost performance is ultimately what determines a positive...

Five Things to Know About the Bottom Up Strategy – Clarizen

A common debate in project management circles is between the two styles of creating and executing a project plan: top-down and bottom-up. Top-down strategy involves the management of a project, i.e. the project manager having complete control over the delegation of tasks and the setting of the project schedule and deadlines. On the other hand,...