Entries by tenstepadmin

Estimate Project Costs Across Three Main Categories

Estimate Project Costs Across Three Main Categories Once you understand the work of the project you can estimate the resources that will be required to complete the work. Knowing the resources allows you to estimate the costs of the resources to the project. There are three main areas where costs come into play. Labor costs The cost […]

Four Planning Techniques to Save Time on Your Project

Four Planning Techniques to Save Time on Your Project “Planning” is a very general term. When you say you are planning a project, you are really validating scope, creating a Charter, estimating, creating a schedule, and more. Here are four techniques to use when you plan your projects. They may take a little longer in the […]

Gain More Performance Feedback with a 360 Degree Review

Gain More Performance Feedback with a 360 Degree Review Performance reviews can be a stressful time for staff – and managers. It takes a great deal of thought and care to give honest and thorough performance feedback . If you have to deal with negative performance, the anxiety level can be off the scale. Because performance […]

Review Three Techniques to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Review Three Techniques to Create a Work Breakdown Structure The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the first step to create a schedule. The WBS helps break the project work into smaller pieces that help more easily understand the work. Here are three techniques that can help you understand the WBS for your project. 1. Understand the […]

Goals, Strategies and Objectives Explained

Goals, Strategies and Objectives Explained The definition of goals, strategies and objectives can vary from company to company. Here is the TenStep definition. I think it is a good one.   Business Goals TenStep does not use the term “project goals”. Goals are set at the organization level – not the project level. Objectives are at the project level. Goals […]

Project Management Templates Building Teams

Build Teams with Project Management Templates So you’re a Project Manager on a new project and you want to build a high performing team using project management templates? Excellent, this is a great goal to strive for. But it’s not easy, especially in the project environment which has its own challenges. To do it, take these tips […]

Four Responsibilities of Executives on Projects

A Primer on Processes and Templates Recipes for cooking are a beautiful thing. A recipe tells you the ingredients and how much of each you should include in whatever you are making. It then describes what you need to do to these ingredients in order to make a dish that is not only edible, but […]

Manage Political Problems as Issues

The larger your project gets, the more you will find that the issues you encounter are political in nature. “Politics” is all about interacting with people and influencing them to get things done. This can be a good thing, a bad thing, or a neutral thing, depending on the tactics people use. Let’s consider some examples […]