Project Management

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Scope. Budget.Timeline – but what does it mean

As a Project Manager, there is an art to keeping a project moving forward, while maintaining happiness across all parties. The fundamental responsibilities include scope, budget, and timeline.  Like many project managers, I have had these three drilled into my head as my remit.  But what does that actually mean? Well it depends.  In 12+ […]

4 Key Project Manager Soft Skills

Interpersonal skills are a project manager’s (PM) ace in the hole. Whether you’re working on a large initiative or a simpler project with a shorter timeline, your ability to build real, honest relationships with your colleagues will yield much better project outcomes and lead to a happier and trusting team. Here are four key soft […]

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Perficient Academy: A One-Stop Shop for Career Growth

Ask many colleagues, and they will cite career growth as one of the primary drivers of their satisfaction and success at Perficient. It’s no surprise that Perficient takes career growth seriously, as evidenced by programs like Growth for Everyone, our People Promise, and the Career Growth Panels sponsored by the Women In Tech ERG (employee […]

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Does Your Team See the Big Picture?

If I were to ask one of your team members “what are you building?”, what are they more likely to answer? I’m adding a couple of checkboxes to the “Subscriptions” page I’m working on a feature that allows us to learn how and when a customer wants to hear from us.  This will allow us […]

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Demonstrating Leadership without Authority

A colleague recently reached out to me asking for advice on growing skills and obtaining certifications to meet their goals of being given the role of leader.  Our conversation ended up focusing on how certifications and skills are essential, but it’s practicing key skills and taking initiative that benefit you more.  While the title may […]

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Execute for Outcomes in Healthcare

You want to elevate the health of your consumers and drive the ongoing success of your transformation investments. Doing so takes staff commitment and know-how. In our experience partnering with leading healthcare payers and providers on their transformation initiatives, we’ve witnessed the impressive benefit and value that strong project management, Agile leadership, and optimized delivery […]

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How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting – Part 2

In Part 1 of How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting, I covered the business desire to achieve iterative development and quick time-to-market, with the reservations of rigid waterfall budgeting and planning.  I also covered pre-project and project start steps, which I believe are critically important to achieving the desired result during implementation.  […]

Agile Iterations In A Waterfall Timeline

How to Make Agile Iteration Possible Within Waterfall Budgeting

Product owners love the flexibility and short lead time of being Agile. At the same time, it can be difficult for management to adopt. Without a determinant understanding of the final product, there’s a struggle to estimate the total cost and rein in scope.  You could mark work as done within a sprint but the […]

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Why Additional Tailoring when we have Ready-made?

A Shopper’s Confession Let me start this blog with a confession: I prefer to shop my clothing from Ready-made stores in person only. I go to the Ready-made stores, check every counter for what’s new first. Secondly, select the cloth material. Considering our climatic conditions, its mostly cotton. Thirdly I go for my comfortable fitting […]

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Successful Project Management Communication during the Pandemic

The Covid Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 have been disruptive and challenging in all aspects of our lives, personal and professional. However, life, and work, go on. Although it may not be business as usual, in many cases we are all expected to continue as if it is, well, business as usual! There are three […]

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Perficient’s Agile Community Serves Colleagues of All Backgrounds

When you work at Perficient, you’re never “in it alone.” We pride ourselves on having a collaborative, supportive environment dedicated to fostering both career and personal growth. Perficient’s Agile Community is one of the latest ways colleagues can connect with each other, breaking down walls and collaborating globally in a whole new way. “It makes […]

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ERP Essentials – Business Process Design, Optimization, Reporting Requirements

ERP Essentials – Business Process Design, Optimization, Reporting Requirements Know Your Audience If you think about the make up of your company, in terms of personnel and the roles they play, no matter what level someone sits at, CEO, Line Manager, down to Assembler, you can describe that person as a creator of data or […]

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