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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Which Methodology is right for your company? Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid.

Project Life-Cycle Methodologies There are two major philosophies concerning how to approach the planning and structuring of project management or life-cycles: The traditional and straight forward methodology and the more recently developed and dynamic methodology. This article will clarify some of the key differences between these methodologies, examine what circumstances are best suited for one…

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Why Agile Methodology might be right for your manufacturing company.

Why Agile Methodology might be right for your manufacturing company Product development and management for manufacturing companies has, historically, been a simple case of you take what you can get. Operations support technologies to maintain networks between the various working parts in the a manufacturing product making it to a customer simply was not there. Various…

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How to Get Your Project Team Focused on Continuous Improvements Instead of Individual Tiny Projects?

When it comes to project management, it can be all too easy for project teams to get stuck in loops of behavior and work on the same small tasks that they’ve grown accustomed to over the years. As human beings, we’re basically hardwired to resist change. It can feel comforting to stick with what is safe…

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