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Project Cost Management Tips: Keeping Your Project Budget Under Control

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Find out how to set your budget up correctly at the start of the project and then monitor and control it carefully. Director Devin Deen explains that “there’s no secret sauce he can sprinkle over your project team members, your project budget, project schedule and plan, just to make it return a project under budget for you.

However, there are some fundamental things you can do as a manager, to manage and control that budget and make sure that you deliver that project on budget or even under budget.

These include: setting up the project management budget correctly and then monitoring and managing the budget once the project is underway.

If you’d like a tool to help you with your project cost management and to ensure that you always keep your project budget under control, claim your free 30-day trial of today!

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Simple Scraping API with zenscrape (Sponsored)

So many developers believe that scraping a URL’s content is easy — just a simple curl and you’re done, right? Nope. CAPTCHAs, rate limitations, origin-specific limitations — they make getting content off the web a nightmare. Luckily we now have services like zenscrape which do the heavy lifting for you — the perfect middle man between you and the desired content!

Quick Hits

  • You can sign up for free
  • Request a webpage from any location around the world
  • Bypass CAPTCHAs and other listing limits
  • Get access to rendered JavaScript contents; perfect for Vue and React driven websites
  • Satisfies important use cases: downloading reviews, feedback, pricing, and other data
  • Generate code for Node.js, PHP, cURL, and other utilities to use zenscrape’s API
  • Use the visual Web Scraper tool to visually select the data you want

After signing up for free, you’re ready to take advantage of zenscrape’s easy to use API. Armed with an API key, the easiest use of zenscrape is:

curl ""

Aside from providing the obvious URL, there are other parameters you can pass with your request:

  • location: The country location code from which the request should be made
  • render: Use a headless browser to render the page
  • premium: Allows you to use residential addresses to make scraper detection more difficult

These options can be appended to the API request as follows:

curl "

The render option is especially useful, allowing you to download not only the raw source code but the source code after the page has been modified by its hosted JavaScript files — especially since so many are based on React, Vue, Angular, jQuery and other frameworks.

Another really nice feature that zenscrape provides is a code snippet builder that allows you to save time:

Web Scraper Tool

APIs are great for using zenscrape but visual tools are sometimes more helpful. zenscrape provides a visual point and click tool to select, store, and export data from URLs of your choosing:

You can schedule recurring scrapes so you always have the most up to date information.

Imagine always knowing competitor pricing and being able to beat them at all times!

zenscrape is a really cool service for those that want to scrape content reliably. Building tools to try to deal with the hassle of CAPTCHAs and other limitations isn’t worth the time. Have a look at zenscrape and th eir other tool, zenserp!

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Top 10 Project Time Management Tips Of All Time

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In this short video, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains the importance of time management when it comes to project tracking, project planning and task management. Watch it, take note of all 10 project time management tips, and learn how to say “no” to working weekends and holidays.

Discover in just 7 minutes how to keep your project management schedule on track with the world’s leading time tracking and project time management software.

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