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It’s Time to Talk about Workplace Anxiety

It’s Time to Talk about Workplace Anxiety

In the age of hustling and upskilling, it is only natural to feel that you're being left behind. Meeting project deadlines, trying to have a healthy work-life balance, or managing conflicts can lead to constant stress. When you top it off with the struggle to get...

5 Best Alternatives to IBM DOORS

5 Best Alternatives to IBM DOORS

What is IBM DOORS Requirements management? IBM Rational DOORS software is a premier requirements management technology that may help you lower costs, boost productivity, and improve quality. It lets teams maximize requirements communication, collaboration, and...

Project Management Trends That Will Shape 2023

Project Management Trends That Will Shape 2023

Project management is essential in determining how companies and organizations will perform in the competitive landscape. Projects can involve business strategy implementation, marketing campaigns, and even company events. To successfully fulfill requirements and meet...

What Project Managers Can Learn From Poker

What Project Managers Can Learn From Poker

Project management and poker may seem unrelated. But if you open up your mind and dare to think outside the box, you’ll realize that project management and poker share similar strategies for success. An Entrepreneur article on poker strategies in business shared that...

7 Alternatives to Modern Requirements

7 Alternatives to Modern Requirements

When it comes to gathering requirements, many developers turn to a tool like Modern Requirements. It is a user-friendly software The solution enhances stakeholder and team communication by specialising in requirements management and facilitating data access. This is...

Top 6 Alternatives to Helix RM

Top 6 Alternatives to Helix RM

What is Helix RM? Helix RM is a requirements management tool that enables users to capture requirements, review and approve requirements, and stay on top of requirement changes. However, when it comes to offering the entire suite to gather requirements for a project,...

Understanding Dependencies in Project Management

Understanding Dependencies in Project Management

Every seasoned project manager knows that projects are not completed in isolation. In fact, typically, most projects rely on the successful completion of different tasks/activities--often to be done in a particular sequential order. So if you wish to create a clear...

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

Are You a Leader or a Manager?

The success of any business rests with the people involved with the business. Gone are the days when processes and hierarchies built an efficient business. Successful businesses today know that it is all about people. While developing a strong people-centric brand is...

Measuring A Project’s Success, Step by Step

Measuring A Project’s Success, Step by Step

What does success mean to you?Is it a big house? A flashy car? Good health and a loving family? Or something else entirely? Different people will respond differently, and there is no right or wrong answer. It all comes down to how the individual defines success. How...

Five Project Problem Areas to Avoid

Five Project Problem Areas to Avoid

Everything is under control. That's what you think. Your project is running smoothly...you are in charge. The customer is happy. Suddenly, the wheels start to fall off. If you haven’t been there…that’s great. If you have, then you know what I mean. Not everything is...

Project Regrets to Avoid

Project Regrets to Avoid

Often project regrets abound on failed projects, right? And of course, we don’t want to repeat the same failures over and over again. I realize that sometimes the project you’ve just been handed seems like one that you can take some shortcuts on and still be ok. You...

The Ultimate Guide to Shift Left Testing

The Ultimate Guide to Shift Left Testing

Ever witnessed agile teams combining development and testing together to accelerate development--and eliminate bugs/errors/usability issues simultaneously--in the software development cycle? In technical terms, this is referred to as 'shifting left.' This method is...

Project Management Artifacts and its Types

Project Management Artifacts and its Types

An artifact is any item created by an individual. In the project management landscape, this definition typically corresponds to a document, template, output, or a specific deliverable that oversees the condition and completion of a project. It could also maintain a...

Kanban vs. Scrum: What’s Your Pick?

Kanban vs. Scrum: What’s Your Pick?

If you are thinking about implementing an agile or DevOps project management system and are struggling with the age-old question of whether to choose kanban or scrum, we've got your back. Before we jump into the specifics, here's a quick summary for your convenience:...

PDCA Cycle

PDCA Cycle

Every business aspires to be on the path to continuous improvement and continuous development. However, very few achieve this feat. The culprit? Poor strategizing. Setting a clear goal and outlining an actionable roadmap are the basic measures that determine the...

Driving Improvement with Agile and Kaizen

Driving Improvement with Agile and Kaizen

The Agile and Kaizen debate has been raging for several years now. Until recent times, the former was primarily used in manufacturing and the latter in requirement management software development. However, as the lines between these begin to blur and the world looks...

Why Project Managers Should Record Lessons Learned

Why Project Managers Should Record Lessons Learned

You have worked your socks off for the last few weeks, hurried through your routine like a Neanderthal on your way to work, burnt the midnight oil, and been up to your eyeballs in coffee, and it's finally time for the submission of the last deliverable. Whew! Your...

Work From Home Tips

Work From Home Tips

Remote work is challenging for several reasons. Not everyone likes working from home. Many swear by the sparks that fly and the spontaneity that comes from working with people face to face as opposed to being separated by digital-glass screens. People miss the social...

How to Become a Project Manager?

How to Become a Project Manager?

Orchestra conductors. Sports coaches. Movie directors. And the list goes on… Can you guess what the unifying factor among all these important figures of inspiration is? We'll give you three compelling answers: 1. One, they bridge the communication and skills-gap...

How to Effectively Manage Stakeholders in a Project

How to Effectively Manage Stakeholders in a Project

No project operates in a vacuum. If anything, the success of a project is the cumulative effect of its various stakeholders. However, when several entities get involved, there is a possibility of confusion breeding to the point where you lose sight of the primary...

How to Create a Brilliant Project Management Communication Plan

How to Create a Brilliant Project Management Communication Plan

In all businesses, communication is where it’s at. Communication is of fundamental importance when it comes to a project and all its various stakeholders. How, when, and why you communicate the various elements of your ongoing project is crucial. So, we have created...

How to Efficiently Handle Changing Project Requirements

How to Efficiently Handle Changing Project Requirements

As every project manager knows, a project has many moving parts. All of these have to be monitored regularly for the project to be a success. The starting point is always the project brief. In a nutshell, a good project brief should lay out the following: The project...