Posts Tagged ‘project management’

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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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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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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.  […]

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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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“Who Even Are You?” and Other Questions You May Have for Your Project Manager

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting where someone is quietly sitting in the corner taking notes, and you find yourself asking, “Who even are you?” Have no fear, you’re not alone! It’s either a person who wandered into the room, noticed too late they were in the wrong meeting, and then got too […]

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3 Tips for Effective Communication & Project Success

Communication is an exchange of information. Easy to define. Difficult to master. Problems caused by insufficient communication can be underestimated and hard to identify. Most of us “think” we communicate effectively and enough, but while too much communication can become overwhelming, it is rarely a problem for most teams. “The single biggest problem in communication […]

Testing Lists – 0, 1, 2, N

If you are a project manager or business analyst, and certainly if you are a software developer or quality analyst, you will need to test lists at some point. I have an approach I use to fully exercise these lists that I refer to as the “0, 1, 2, N” test. Maybe I should call […]

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