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3 Key Differences Between Project Program and Portfolio

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Do you understand the difference between Project, Program and Portfolio Management? Generally all of us use Project, Program and Portfolio in day to day language without really giving a thought about the underlying meaning of these terms. But, most of the project managers find it difficult to distinguish between these terms. I have written this […]

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A Beginners Guide To Project Dependencies With Examples

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Project dependencies are nothing Schedule dependencies. I have written this article to discuss different aspects of dependencies in project management. You will find the definition, meaning, and description of dependencies in this post. You will also see explanatory diagrams and small examples of schedule dependencies. Project dependencies are often misconstrued as assumptions or constraints in […]

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What are Project Constraints?


Do you know what the difference between Project Constraints, Assumptions and Dependencies is? I have written a small series of posts to describe Project Constraints, Project Assumptions and Project Dependencies. Although these terms look simple but sometimes they are confusing in practice. This post is written to describe Project Constraints. You should be able to […]

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What are Project Assumptions?

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Do you know what the difference between Project Assumptions, Constraints and Dependencies is? As a young Project Manager I was always confused about 3 Project Management terms.  I was confused about the meaning of Project Assumptions, Project Constraints and Project Dependencies. I could not differentiate one from the other. I used to think that it […]

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When Should You Treat Competitors As Project Stakeholders?

Do you thinks competitors are project stakeholders? Some say that’s obvious! They are Negative Project Stakeholders. They assert that, according to the PMBOK Guide, Competitors are not Project Stakeholders. Many PMP books state the same thing. But is it really true? Let me answer this question with some examples. Organizational Competitors vs. Project Stakeholders Since […]

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How is Project Sponsor Role Different From Customer’s?

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When you think about project funding, you would think about Project Sponsor Role. So what is the role of Customer? Doesn’t Customer provide funds for the project? Is Project Sponsor same as Customer? I am often asked these kind of questions during PMP and other project management training workshops. Let us look at the definition […]

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5 Differences Between Project Charter and Contract

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Project Charter Definition, Meaning and Purpose A few years ago, I got an assignment to setup PMO for a small software services company. After understanding their business and organization structure, I advised them to start creating Project Charter (PC) for every project. I provided a brief overview of PC to the main stakeholders and gave […]

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