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Game-Changer Tools and Techniques

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Here is an example of some tools and techniques that are game changers when it comes to addressing project challenges.

Sample Kanban Board:

A Kanban board manages work by visually depicting work at various stages of a process using cards to represent work items and columns to represent each stage of the process. The board benefits the team through ease of use, visual interface, and ability to see what everyone is working on.


Metrics are project-related data collected to quantify the project's success, including user adoption and customer satisfaction. Being fully embedded with a project's outcomes and goals helps a project manager better define metrics. Metrics can make teams feel more connected to their work and make stakeholders better understand the value proposition. These are often a bridge to the business to quantify the mission impact.

Work Breakdown Structure:

The work breakdown structure is a diagram used to divide the project into small, executable pieces. This forms the basis for planning, task assignments, task leadership, and schedules. This is one of the most critical project management tools needed to be executed. Teams get excited when the plan starts to take shape - and you own it!

Stakeholder Communication:

Stakeholder communication is conducted regularly to indicate "what we have done", "what have we recently accomplished", and "what are the blockers to success". It can also address issues, changes, and major milestones. This is a critical project management deliverable to ensure that what you are working on meets their anticipated needs.

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