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How to create a full system backup in Windows 10

It's been around since Windows 7 ($46 at Amazon.com), and Microsoft hasn't touched it since. You won't find it in the Settings app where you likely first turn when you need to perform a bit of system maintenance on your PC. Instead, it's hiding out in the the old Windows Control Panel. What it is …

How to Run an Efficient Meeting--Without Being Bossy or Taking Over

If you are a leader or subject matter expert, here are the meeting best practices that will help you and your team produce the best results.<p>Of course you are going to run the meeting. You probably know the most about the subject and care most about it. Why would you not run the meeting? Because …

Want to become a project manager? This course can teach you how.

Looking for a new job? Surprisingly, now's the time.<p>Despite companies' lengthy holiday breaks, December is actually a great time of year to find a …

Project Management

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…<p>I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Project Management

Seven reasons why projects fail

Project managers are not immune to the changing economic conditions, having to contend with the same pressures as the wider business in terms of …

5 Project Management Mistakes That Can Harm Your Business

Adjusting to the unexpected is good. Winging it from beginning to end is not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According tomarket research by Technavio, the project management software market will grow steadily between 2017-2020, making it a $1 billion revenue channel …

Project Management

Ask Your Employees These Questions. They Will Thank You

How can leaders help employees find meaning at work?<p>Organizations spend considerable resources on corporate values and mission statements, but even the most inspiring of these — from Volvo’s commitment to safety to Facebook’s desire to connect people — tend to fade into the background during the …

Employee Engagement

3 Signs You’re A High Performer At Work, Even When Your Boss Doesn’t Tell You

Praise doesn’t always come naturally.<p>It’s a boss’s job to point out areas for improvement and to help you grow. And so, if you’re on the wrong track or falling short of expectations, you expect them to let you know.<p>But, of course, constructive criticism is only one kind of feedback.<p>Positive …

I've held 1,000 interviews, and I've found only 4 questions truly matter

Hiring the best talent is a massive and never-ending challenge. It's hard to hire your first employee, it's hard to hire your 50th employee, and it's still hard to hire your 500th employee.<p>If you're just starting your company, you may as well get over the fact that you'll likely lose sleep over …

Employment

1 Simple Secret to Getting Promoted

Shhh--don't tell your boss what you're up to.<p>I talk to a lot of high-performing, ambitious people who, like I was before I started my own business, are frustrated at work. That frustration centers around a disconnect between the job they <b>want</b> and the job they <b>have</b>. A lot of times, they view their …

Take this set of courses to become a certified project manager

If you’re obsessively organized, a natural planner, and the person who seems to keep everyone around you on track, you may just be born to be a …

Project Management

How to set up and manage projects in Wrike

Here's a quick 101 to get started on setting up a project with Wrike's online project management and collaboration software.<p>Wrike's PM and …

The Top 5 Project Management Tools to Accelerate Your Goals

Are you involved in the sharing of files, documents and other communications with clients and team members?<p>Do you want to manage your projects and …

Project Management

What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough

Paula is a new manager. That’s the good news.<p>The bad news is that she was handed a leaky bag. The branch she will now manage has some long-standing norms she sees as unproductive and possibly unethical. Staff members routinely spend working hours on personal projects. Employees neglect customers to …

Leadership

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Page Not Found<p>"Let's have a snack now, we'll get friendly later. You got a cat?"<p>We're sorry, but we couldn't find the page you requested. But we've …

Reminder: Save 96% On The Project Management Professional Certification Training

Just a quick reminder for our readers about the great deal on the Project Management Professional Certification Training in the Geeky Gadgets Deals …

How to connect business strategy with project management

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) …

Project Management

New to the Job? Here Are 7 Ways to Impress Your Boss

Set yourself up for success in your new role by speaking with confidence.<p>It takes more than just icebreaker games to establish yourself in a new job. While nerves are perfectly normal on your first day, you should also be confident and ready to tackle the tasks ahead.<p>Seven entrepreneurs share the …

Employment

9 ways to make your boss fall in love with your ideas

Have you ever had a new idea? And have you ever tried to convince your boss to give that new idea a go? Was it met with open arms - or crushed by a raised eyebrow, stalled by a request for a business case or met with a negative “that’s not how we do things here”?<p>For most of us - regardless of …

Personality

Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

What is agile?Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called “sprints” to focus on continuous improvement in the …

Project Management

Unusually late Hurricane Otto takes aim at Central America

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — An unusually late-season Hurricane Otto swirled over the Caribbean just off Central America on Wednesday and headed toward …

Central America

5 Simple Steps for Getting Started With Gantt Charts

Before you start a new project, it helps to have a roadmap, some kind of clear overview of all the necessary steps and the order in which those steps need to occur. That's essentially what a Gantt chart is. It doesn't matter if the project is a personal one, like adding a deck to the back of your …

How to Make Project Management Easy?

Task is a temporary action with a beginning and an end. Project is a set of all actions/tasks required to meet an identified need in a definite time …