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Is it Time for Your Team to Adopt a Project Management System?

Is your team struggling with miscommunication, lack of viability, poor resource management, or lack of accountability leading to frustration, missed opportunities, and inefficiency? A task management system might be the answer you are looking for.   Miscommunication Causing Conflict   It’s no secret that lack of communication can have severe impacts on a team’s collaboration, teamwork & morale. When items are spread out via many methods of communication, slack, email, texting etc, it’s easy for messages to get missed and lost. Poor team communication can create unnecessary confusion or misunderstandings causing frustration and inefficiency. How many times have you experienced a miscommunication leading to missing requirements, accountability, or deadlines? The Project Management Institute reports that 56% of

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Pros & Cons of Hiring a Temporary Project Manager

There are many reasons organizations choose to hire a contracted project manager versus using someone internally but what are the pros and cons to evaluate when deciding if hiring an external project manager is the best fit for your organization?

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Introducing StrAlign

We are excited to introduce you to StrAlign, a working prototype built by Echo Consulting to reconcile competing priorities and help teams focus on the highest impact projects. Our goal is to provide a tool that teams can use for ongoing, dynamic prioritization utilizing team-sourced input and leadership-driven strategic goals that allows you to lay the groundwork for successful execution of the highest value projects.

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What Are the 5 Phases of the Project Management Lifecycle?

In today's blog post, we're going to cover the 5 phases of a project management lifecycle, which would typically fall under the Waterfall/Traditional project management methodology. This methodology can be followed for both large and small projects. A project management methodology can be as simple or as complex as is needed for the particular project you are working on. We hope you can apply these phases in any capacity that is helpful to you within your organization.   The 5 phases of traditional project management are: Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing. We will dive deeper into each one of these phases

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