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November 21, 2013

Effective Project Management Is A Key Component To Successfully Implementing Strategic Plans

Some credit unions find that they are excellent at strategic planning, but terrible at execution.  Project management is a tool that can help with executing projects in a timely and well-planned manner.  The key is to keep your project management simple and straightforward. If there are too many projects (and too little time to complete […]

November 7, 2013

Project Management Closure: A Key Strategy For Future Success

The final step in an effective project management life cycle, often forgotten or neglected by project teams, is Project Closure. Let’s face it: few projects are executed without at least a few “hiccups” along the way. Project management can be more art than science in some instances; there isn’t always one “right” way to proceed […]

December 2, 2011

From January 2010: Effective Project Management Can Improve The Bottom Line

For many credit unions, the margin continues to be squeezed and loans as a percent of assets continue to decline.  For these and several other reasons, strategic allocation of financial and human resources becomes more important every day.  Focusing on things that are in the credit union’s control can be very beneficial.  We feel that […]

January 20, 2010

Effective Project Management Can Improve The Bottom Line

Who doesn’t want to have the right things done, at the right time, within budget?  Nobody.  Yet, across all industries, up to 72% of projects fail (Source:  The Chaos Report, Project Management Institute, April 2009).  A poor project management process is the single largest reason for this high rate of failure, which costs money, wastes […]

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