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The Product Manager vs. Project Manager

There is often blurring of the lines between product management and project management. The responsibilities frequently overlap and in some cases the role actually falls to the same person. But what is the real difference between a project manager and a product manager?

An article by Richard Banfield on freshtilledsoil.com looks to clear up the confusion around the different roles.

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5 Project Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Project managers are faced with a multitude of complications and challenges that come with each and every project. Failure to overcome these can easily set a project onto a downward path that ultimately leads to project failure, so identifying and tackling the issues is essential. No two projects are alike and roadblocks vary, but we have identified some common challenges and ideas on how to overcome them.

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Do Annual Performance Reviews Kill Productivity?

Constructive feedback can help to improve productivity and boost your team’s morale, but do annual performance reviews do the same?

An article by Elizabeth Harrin on Projectmanager.com thinks the answer is no.

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5 Tips for Improving Team Dynamics in Your Project Team

Poor team dynamics can be as detrimental to a project as poor management. Good team dynamics mean a productive successful team. You may think your team doesn’t need an intervention, but consistently working on team dynamics is important for any team to keep it running smoothly and effectively.

Here are some common signs that your team dynamics need to be reviewed:

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How to pick a project management methodology

Project management methodologies are an integral part of the project management process, but with so many to choose from, how do you know where to begin?

This article from Moira Alexander looks at some of the different methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Critical Path Method (CPM), Six Sigma and others, and how to determine which is best suited to your needs.

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