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Best Productivity Tips for 2024

September 7, 2022 16 Min Read

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for hacks to improve your productivity (who isn’t…). After all, there are only 24 hours in a day so it makes sense to optimize your work as much as possible. In this article, we dig into powerful productivity tips that will help you do just that. 💡 Disclaimer: Improving productivity is a life-long exercise. While we sometimes refer to the tips below as…

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Agile vs. Waterfall Methodology | Which Is Right for Your Project? (Updated 2024)

September 7, 2022 16 Min Read

How many project managers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they are all still discussing the best way to do it. Funny? Barely, but it perfectly captures the current state of the Agile vs. Waterfall methodology debate. The truth is that both approaches have their strengths, successes, and a place in the PM world. Even if some project managers think otherwise. But that means you need to make…

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Mastering Project Success: The RACI Model Explained (Updated 2024)

September 7, 2022 9 Min Read

The RACI model is a simple project management tool to help you plan and communicate your project. RACI is an acronym for Responsible, Accountable, Consult, and Inform. It helps you to better manage projects by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of the people involved in your project.  Project managers commonly use the RACI model when working on larger projects that stretch across multiple departments. This is due to the…

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Creating a Punch List (Updated Guide for 2024)

September 7, 2022 10 Min Read

The best construction projects are those that don’t require a punch list at the end of it. But, let’s face it; not every building is going to be perfect. It’s inevitable that there will be mistakes and errors that need to be corrected. A punch list ensures that you detect these imperfections so that the contractor can expedite a fix before completing the project. What is a Punch List? A…

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Project Management Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

August 22, 2022 17 Min Read

Did you know it took 13,000 workers and engineers to drill the 50-kilometer Eurotunnel connecting England and France? This is just one example of a project that wouldn’t be possible without effective planning and coordination. In this article, we discuss why PM is a big deal and cover essential project management basics, in case you want to get into the business yourself. 🤔 What Is Project Management Anyway? The Project…

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Best AI Note-Taking Apps for Students in 2024

August 22, 2022 33 Min Read

Being a student is synonymous with having to soak up a lot of information in a short period of time. Students are constantly learning new concepts from different subjects, and it’s common for most to cram information before a test or exam. When it comes to learning new information, building a second brain is perhaps the best method to help you organize terabytes of information.  With the rise of AI…

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How to Improve Time Management in 2024 (7 Simple Steps)

August 15, 2022 12 Min Read

Are you overwhelmed with work? Do you spend hours working on tasks only to realize they aren’t even important? Are you always in a rush? If you answered “yes” to at least one of those questions, it’s about time you learned how to improve your time management! Here’s the thing. Time is your most valuable asset, and “lost time is never found again” (thanks Ben). If you’re not spending it…

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What Is Eat the Frog? A Simple Method to Boost Productivity in 2024

August 15, 2022 11 Min Read

What Does “Eat the Frog” Mean? Eat the Frog is one of the most valuable time and task management methods to help improve your productivity. It is a productivity system that helps you identify your most important and difficult tasks and getting them done first. In his book called ‘Eat That Frog!’, Brian Tracy argues that eating the frog is the best way to start your day. He even lists…

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SMART Goals – What They Are and How to Write Them (Updated 2024)

August 10, 2022 12 Min Read

Why Is Goal-Setting Important? Goal-setting is an important part of life. As David McClelland pointed out in 1961, having a sense of achievement is one of the three main sources of motivation for humans(1). What better way to feel a sense of achievement than to actually achieve the goals that you’ve set for yourself?  However, setting goals blindly won’t help either. You have to hit the sweet spot when it…

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What Is Mind Mapping? The Best Tool for Visual Thinking

August 10, 2022 18 Min Read

Mind mapping is a visual tool that helps you organize your thoughts and ideas in an easy-to-read, graphic format. It’s a great way to brainstorm, plan projects, and organize. A mind map can be any type of diagram: pictorial, graphical, or even textual. The key characteristic of a mind map is its structure. Mind maps are made up of nodes (or “branches”) linked by lines called “connectors”. Nodes represent concepts,…

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6 of the Most Popular Project Management Methodologies in 2024

August 10, 2022 22 Min Read

The question of the ages—“which project management approach is the best?” Well, the jury is still out on this one. But we can give you the second best thing. Here’s a list of the most popular project management methodologies in the wild. Learn about their pros, cons, and use cases, and pick the one that’s the best fit for your team and the project you’re dealing with. But first, let’s…

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Building a Second Brain Review and Complete Guide (Updated 2024)

July 18, 2022 23 Min Read

Let’s face it. Many people interested in the productivity space are master procrastinators. After all, checking new productivity tools and hacks seems like a perfect excuse to put real work off. But that ends now! In this Building a Second Brain review, we revisit a personal knowledge management system from Tiago Forte that will put you into high gear to finally get stuff done! Is the book worth your money? …

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