Project Management

Working Agreements for Team Cohesion

This is the second post in my series focused on individuals and teams. In this blog I will share how working agreements help a group of disparate individuals become a team. A team is a group of individuals who come together to work towards a common goal.  But a group of individuals doesn’t become a […]

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Perficient + Atlassian = Success!!

Perficient’s team of Atlassian experts help clients with all of their tooling and process needs. The team is comprised of a cross-functional group of consultants and architects with backgrounds in agile coaching, project management, system administration, engineering, quality assurance, and automation. Certified professionals work across the full Atlassian product suite (and Marketplace applications) including Jira, […]

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Project Manager -Endangered/Evolved Role in the organization?

Agile doesn’t have to mean end of Project management. It does mean Project managers have to adapt. Traditionally project management has taken a linear approach and Projects had a clear definition of ‘done’. Project managers have been trained to work within the pre-defined deadlines, budgets and scope. Few steps that can be taken by Project […]

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Risk Myth Busters – Unlock the myths about Risk Management

Risk Myth Busters – Unlock the myths about Risk Management Myth 1: Risk management is waste of time and money: If the head of the house hadn’t thought about safeguarding the house, his house could be ransacked or collapsed. If the health patient hadn’t thought about health insurance, the patient could spend his life savings […]

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Journey through the mysteries and technology behind the Voice

I was attending a meeting as part of my daily office routine. One of my colleague’s voice was sounding very much like my colleague from previous organization. Only the voice was familiar, name was no way linking to the region where he belonged to and virtual meetings with no faces attached to it …it just […]

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4 Takeaways From Our How Xcel Energy Built an Arc Flash Electrical Safety Program Webinar

When Perficient senior project manager Morgan McNeal was assigned to collaborate with Xcel Energy to create a plan to revamp their arc flash safety electrical program, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. But, three years and a withstanding partnership with Xcel Energy engineer Eduardo Ramirez Bettoni later, she is now an […]

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The Importance of a Robust Arc Flash Electrical Safety Program

Arc flash is a type of uncontrolled electrical discharge that occurs when an electric current strays from its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another. They most often occur in electricity and power plants, or any place that uses electrical equipment such as substations and transmission lines. Arc flashes are […]

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Using Microsoft Teams: Utilize Chats, Meeting Chats, & Posts

This blog is the third and final in a three-part series tackling how to set up and use Microsoft Teams for a project. Chats, Meeting Chats, and Channel Posts are all excellent methods of communication within Microsoft Teams. However, there is often confusion amongst project teams of when it is appropriate to use each feature. […]

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Using Microsoft Teams: Set Up and Organize Teams Channels for Your Project

This blog is the first in a three-part series tackling how to set up and use Microsoft Teams for a project. Maintaining good communication is crucial to project success. One of the best tools to facilitate regular communication amongst your project team is Microsoft Teams. In this post, we’ll cover a useful way to set […]

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Using Microsoft Teams: Write Effective Teams Posts

This blog is the second in a three-part series tackling how to set up and use Microsoft Teams for a project. So you’ve posted a message in Teams and you’re asking yourself, why hasn’t anyone responded? It might be that your messaging isn’t clear, or the right people don’t even know that you’re addressing them. […]

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Industry Slant // Bob Vanek Talks Denver, Reverse Logistics, Baseball

Bob Vanek is the chief strategist for Perficient’s supply chain practice. He has more than 20 years of experience managing project delivery across various industries and consulting environments. Denver & Dentists Madeline McDermott: Where were you born? Bob Vanek: Fort Dix, New Jersey. MM: Where did you go after? BV: When I was about six […]

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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+ […]

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