8 important things you never knew about resource allocation

If you work in business, then you’re more than likely familiar with the extraordinary value of proper resource allocation techniques. Strong relocation allocation can do wonders for professionals who work as project managers. It can do wonders for people who work in the field of management in general. If you’re working on a major project…

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5 Common Misconceptions About Project Portfolio Management

There may be some questions about what Portfolio Management means. Even some business leaders use the term interchangeably with similar phrases like Strategic PM or an approach to projects in general. Project Portfolio Management is different. Managing projects concerns meeting budget, schedules, and defined criteria on a per-project basis. Project Portfolio Management has the purpose…

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Streamline your manufacturing operations in 3 easy steps

Streamlining the manufacturing process requires reducing complexity. This is not an easy task; success involves strategic analysis, planning, and implementation. Efforts to simplify operations should be orchestrated for reduction of complexity without sacrificing performance or compromising customer requirements. The most profitable ETO companies generally follow three fundamental steps in approaching new projects in order to…

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Optimize the Flow of Your Work with Kanban Boards

For many years, lots of project management tools have been developed for specific work optimization purposes. Some tools worked perfectly, some didn’t, and others only work under specific circumstances, when subjected to particular variables. Of course, as technology continues to advance, people have discovered how to incorporate several tools to their work management techniques. The…

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Project Management Methodologies Designed for Small Teams

Project Management methodologies can be seen as blueprints, even step-by-step process instructions for guiding team members to successful project conclusion. There are many different project methodologies, and many of them overlap in several aspects. In managing the various circumstances of projects that can be quite different, it can be difficult to determine which method to…

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Top Tips to Maximize Project Management Productivity

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Tips to Maximize Project Management Productivity By working smarter rather than harder, you’ll be able to leverage your existing resources more effectively — and ensure that your projects are completed on time and to exacting specifications. But that’s easier said than done. There are a few things you may need…

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What is Engineer To Order (ETO) Manufacturing?

Engineer to order is an adaptive, demand-driven approach to the manufacturing process. It is usually the right solution when details on a customer order are not provided and engineering development must be added to product lead time (http://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/leadtime.asp). ETO is a great technique for boosting sales and improving margins for those companies with customers needing…

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