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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – N

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N/A

Near-Critical Activity

Near-Term Activities

Needs

Needs Study

Negative Float

Negative Total Float

Negligence

Negotiated Contract Cost

Negotiated Price

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – M

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Macro Environment

Macro Environment Variables

Main Plan

Main Process

Maintainability

Maintenance

Maintenance Quality Assurance

Major Defect

Major Defective

Major Facility Project

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms-L

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Labor

Labor Agreements

Labor Intensive

Labor Pool

Labor Productivity

Labor Rate Variances

Labor Relations

Labor Turnover

Ladder

Ladder Activity

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – K

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Key

Key Event Schedule

Key Events

Key Performance

Key Performance Indicators (“KPI”)

Key Personnel

Kickback

Kick-Off

Kick-Off Meeting

Knowledge

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – J

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JIT

Job

Job Description

Job Evaluation

Job Satisfaction

Job Title

Joint Venture

Judgment

Judicial

Jurisdiction

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – I

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I/T

IAW

IBR

IDC

Idea Evaluation

Identification

Identifier

Identify Opportunity

Idle Time

IFB

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – G

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G&A

GAAP

Gain Sharing Arrangements

Game Plan

Gantt

Gantt Bar

Gantt Chart

Gantt Charts

Gantt, Henry

Gates

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Project Management Glossary Of Terms – H

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Hammock

Hammock Activity

Handling

Hand-Over

Hand-Over Phase

Hand-Over Plan

Hanger

Hanging Activity

Hard Project

Hardware

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Top 10 Most Popular Project Management Articles of 2014

By | December 30th, 2014|Project Management Software, Time Management|0 Comments

When it comes to project management related topics year 2014 was no more special than any other year. Readers from all over the world visited our blog searching for answers and advices to their questions and problems. Here is a list with the top 10 most read articles starting with the one with the most visits:

  1. Creating Budget Or Cost Baselines For Projects
  2. CAPM® Exam – How to Pass It and Is it Worth It?
  3. Advantages and Benefits of Project Management Software
  4. Work Breakdown Structure Made Easy
  5. Traditional and Agile Project Management in a Nutshell
  6. Time Management In Project Management
  7. Managing Projects Using Project Baselines
  8. Which Set of Skills Is Crucial for a Project Manager: Soft Skills or Hard Skills?
  9. Is There a Project Management Methodology for One-Person Projects?
  10. How Important is Domain Knowledge for the Project Manager?

It can easily be seen that there is no particular topic that visitors are especially looking for. However it seems many of them are interested to know more regarding the work with baselines. Otherwise several blog posts are related to improving the skills required to better plan and manage projects – on short users want to become better as project managers.

Of course readers feedback is welcomed for the new 2015 year.

Talent Management at Project Team Level

Talent ManagementAny organization thrives or fails because of its people. It is no wonder that so many highly successful organizations, like Samsung, Intel, IKEA, Procter and Gamble, just to name a few, invest in talent management. Talent management refers to “a set of integrated organizational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees” according to the staff at Johns Hopkins University. For organizations that carry out projects, talent management also means equipping team members with the right mix of technical, project management, and leadership skills, according to the authors of PMI’s Pulse of the Profession “In-Depth Report: Talent Management.” Here are four reasons why any organization that does projects should invest in talent management:

1. Talent management improves projects’ performance.

According to the authors of PMI’s “Talent Management” white paper, organizations that invest in talent management are more likely to succeed in projects than organizations where talent management is poorly aligned with organizational strategy.

2. Talent management means having the right people for the right project roles at the right time.

Effective talent management ensures the organization has qualified team members and project managers ready for any new project when the need arises. As such organizations will not have to wait to recruit new talent, and delay a project’s start, having the right staff available can turn into a competitive advantage.

3. Talent management leads to motivated, and thus productive, team members.

Giving team members the opportunity to grow professionally and personally by developing their technical skills, project management skills, and soft skills, and providing them with mentoring and coaching sessions can motivate employees. Of course, not all employees will take advantage of those opportunities, but those who do will become even more valuable for the project and the organization. (more…)