4 things new project managers should learn to be effective

Being new to project management can be nerve-racking. Fear not, these four things can help set you up for success as a new project manager.

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Although you may be new to the world of project management, or just playing a formal management role, understanding your stakeholders and what’s important to them, and knowing your strengths and weaknesses can go a long way to learning how to address situations and become more effective. 

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1. Understand your stakeholders

Getting to know your internal and external stakeholders is

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Intel 11th Gen Core ‘Rocket Lake’ Desktop CPUs With PCIe 4.0 Support Confirmed for Early 2021, Aimed at Gamers

Intel has announced the first details of its upcoming ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop CPU lineup, which will be sold as the 11th Generation Core CPU family. According to a blog post by John Bonini, Intel’s VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, the new chips will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. While no detailed specifications have been announced yet, the post does confirm that Rocket Lake CPUs will support PCIe 4.0 and that Intel will continue to target gamers as a primary market for desktop CPUs.

The news about Rocket Lake is almost a

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Best pre-Prime Day 2020 phone deals: Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G for $600, Moto G Power for $180

Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13 — the same day Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12. While you won’t find any discounts on the new iPhone on Amazon, it’s possible that we’ll see some price drops on older models like the iPhone 11, along with lots of other phone 

Last year, Prime Day brought major discounts on flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Google Pixel 3XL and the Moto Z3 Play. Amazon already revealed a bunch of sales before Prime Day officially starts, and during this stretch of time, everything

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Project managers: 5 ways developing exceptional active listening skills will help you achieve goals

Do you passively or actively listen to others? Here’s what project managers need to know about the difference and the value of developing exceptional active listening.

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Active listening means focusing on what a speaker is saying to fully understand and retain their message before answering or sharing your thoughts. As a valuable interpersonal communication skill, it ensures you’re able to engage in a relevant way and remember specific details without asking for repeated information.

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Actively listening includes these verbal and non-verbal skills:

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Fedora 33 beta: Bland can still be good

Jack Wallen takes a look at Fedora 33 beta and finds out that, sometimes, a bland release can be a very good thing.

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I don’t usually make a habit of reviewing beta releases of operating systems, but this time around, I made an exception. Why? Because Fedora was making some big changes for both their server and desktop offerings and I wanted to kick the tires early. So after spinning up a virtual machine featuring Fedora 33 workstation, I’m happy to say that the latest release from the project is looking like it could easily be one

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