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What is the RACI Model?

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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

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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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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating (+Free Templates)

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Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. It typically occurs if the task is too difficult, boring, or when you just don’t feel like completing it here and now. In this article, you’ll learn how to stop procrastinating and more done with less. So, is procrastination as bad as they say? Most of us are guilty of putting off tasks once in a while. And most of the…

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Project Management Basics: A Beginner’s Guide

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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 Note-Taking Apps For Students 

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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.  But of course, you will…

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

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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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How to Improve Time Management in 7 Simple Steps

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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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SMART Goals – What They Are and How to Write Them

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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

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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

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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

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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 promises to put you into high gear to finally get stuff done! Is the book worth your…

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Waterfall Project Management: Your Complete Guide

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The Waterfall project management methodology is a “traditional” PM approach. Created in the 70s, the model is designed for clear-cut, linear projects with upfront requirements and firm milestones. While iterative methodologies like Agile have pushed Waterfall out of software development, the model is still popular in industrial, engineering, and construction projects. Here’s everything you need to know about the Waterfall methodology! 👇 🤔 What Is the Waterfall Project Management Methodology?…

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