Project Management

  • Most Topular Stories

  • What Information Do You Need To Run Your Project?

    Project Management Resources » The Project Manager Blog
    jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Whether you are running a small project by yourself or a multi-million dollar initiative with a team of 100 there are some basic bits of information that you need in order to be able to properly monitor and control your project. If you spend most of your time surrounded by detailed task lists requirements documents and stakeholder engagement matrices it might surprise you to know that you can get away without those. Of course they are important to the successful running of your project but if I had to prioritize 5 things that are critical to being able to monitor my project's progress they…
  • There Is No Shortage of Leaders

    Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management
    Pawel Brodzinski
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I like the way Jerry Weinberg defines leadership. Leadership is a process of creating an environment where people become empowered. Empowerment I don’t really like the word empowerment as it is frequently used in the context of making people empowered. The way I understand empowerment such thing can’t even be done. You can’t empower me to do something. What you can do is give me enough positional power and possibly encourage me to do something. I can still cease to do it because of a number of reasons. I may not see value or sense in doing that. It may move me too far outside of my…
  • How Online Project Management Software Benefits Your Project

    Project Management Articles - PM Hut
    PM Hut
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    How Online Project Management Software Benefits Your Project By Monique Craig More and more companies worldwide choose online solutions when it comes to project management. This trend is caused by quite a few advantages of selecting web-based software to handle projects. These, among others, include flexibility, affordability and ease of use. Examples of software built to ease [...]
  • Pitching a Creative Project Idea - 5 Tips for Getting it Approved

    BradEgeland.com - Blog
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Not all projects are created equal – that’s for sure. And a project that you might think has monumental importance for the organization may draw a lukewarm response from your top executives…leaving you wondering where you misjudged everything. Sometimes you have to work really hard to get projects approved and funded…and sometimes it’s an effortless process. It all depends on who thinks it’s important, how you’ve approached it and “sold” it, and well….a little luck, too. I’m going to discuss five top tips that I think are…
  • 5 Best Practices for Effective Project Management - Part 1

    Project Management Articles | Project Smart
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    While leading our projects, we like to make sure we are doing so to the best of our abilities, helping our project team gain responsibility and experience, and keeping our project customer engaged. Sticking to overall project management best practices is what we strive for – or at least should be striving for – on every project.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management

  • There Is No Shortage of Leaders

    Pawel Brodzinski
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I like the way Jerry Weinberg defines leadership. Leadership is a process of creating an environment where people become empowered. Empowerment I don’t really like the word empowerment as it is frequently used in the context of making people empowered. The way I understand empowerment such thing can’t even be done. You can’t empower me to do something. What you can do is give me enough positional power and possibly encourage me to do something. I can still cease to do it because of a number of reasons. I may not see value or sense in doing that. It may move me too far outside of my…
  • Scaling Up Is Not the Only Option

    Pawel Brodzinski
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    There is one thing that seems to be present in pretty much every company strategy these days. Given the opportunity, they want to grow. Obviously not every organization is successful at that but scaling up is treated as a default option and a universally desired goal. In fact, it is sometimes assumed so obvious that it doesn’t even gets discussed. One example was a recent discussion on preserving culture (see comments too). The post that initiated the whole thing seems to assume that the growth is a fixed part of the equation. An interesting thing happens when I mention scaling up strategy…
  • Kanban: The Culture Challenge

    Pawel Brodzinski
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:51 am
    My focus for past months drifted a bit away from the core of Kanban. I either focused on more enterprisey applications of Kanban in the context of portfolio management or on what’s blood of every company, which is organizational culture. Every year though I use Kanban Leadership Retreat as a perfect occasion to reset my focus a bit. It wasn’t different this year. Those of you familiar with the method please forgive some of the basics in the post. The classic definition of Kanban Method is as follows. Principles Start with what you do now Agree to pursue incremental, evolutionary change…
  • Portfolio Management: Stop Starting, Start Finishing

    Pawel Brodzinski
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Whenever I end up discussing project portfolios with people representing or knowing specific organizations out of curiosity I ask a couple of questions. How many projects? How many people running those projects? Note, most of the time I don’t ask these questions in the context of completely random organizations. The most common case would be asking people who are a part of Agile and Lean community. People who understand the concept of limiting work in progress and its implications. Disturbing news is that, even among the most mindful people, the answers I would get are pretty much shocking.
  • Recipes Are (Almost) Useless

    Pawel Brodzinski
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:33 pm
    One of the least useful pieces of advice you may ever get on management would go along the lines: “we’ve done such and such and it worked freaking miracles for us, thus you should do the same.” In fact, all the ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’ are sort of a warning signal for me, whenever I learn about someone doing something right. This is by the way something that is surprisingly prevalent in many management books. A story of someone wildly successful who shares how they believe they achieved it. While I do appreciate a story and all the insider’s insight that help to understand a…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Articles | Project Smart

  • Giving Proper PM Oversight on the Project - Part 1

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Customer satisfaction. It is the basis for what we do as project managers. If a customer isn't happy with the engagement, there isn't any amount of profit we can make or timeline we can beat that will make the project a full success. Customer satisfaction is critical. In my opinion, it is more important than any other project success determiner. I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss the topic of customer satisfaction.
  • 5 Best Practices for Effective Project Management - Part 2

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    In Part 1 of this series, I began my list of five areas to touch on to ensure you are delivering value to your project customers. We can all go through the motions, so to speak. But to go that extra mile, embrace best practices, add value and keep your customers coming back for more, you will need to be creative and dedicated. Let's look at the next three areas on my personal list of five best practices to use on every project...
  • 5 Best Practices for Effective Project Management - Part 1

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    While leading our projects, we like to make sure we are doing so to the best of our abilities, helping our project team gain responsibility and experience, and keeping our project customer engaged. Sticking to overall project management best practices is what we strive for – or at least should be striving for – on every project.
  • Three Steps to Better Customer Relations

    3 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Without a doubt, customer relations is important to our business. Regardless of whether we are independent consultants, work for a startup, or work for an established large corporation, the ways in which we interact with customers are of primary importance. Our customers' approval rating of us (however official or unofficial that may be) is very important to our ability to conduct ongoing business with them, to receive good referrals from them, and possibly even to maintain a good reputation in our industry.
  • 10 Qualities of Successful Business Partners

    2 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    As a business partner, it is your responsibility to work closely with the business to help them understand the approach that will be taken for their project, the amount of work needed, and the complexity of that work. They do not need to understand every detail, but they do need to appreciate the effort and skills required to complete any given task. So, what are the qualities needed for successful business partnering?
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Tao of Project Management

  • 76: Flexible or Rigid

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    The ProjectLast few queries from the printers dealt with so Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps should even now be rolling off the presses. The end of a project is always a little fraught and I just realized they didn’t send me a final proof to check but the only thing they should have changed is adding a few graphics to liven up the bland pages. Once I get a printed copy in my hand I can close the project.Looking back at the handover notes from one of my old projects (strictly speaking a program), I was struck by the difference between the flexible approach we had…
  • 75: Without Motive

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    The ProjectProject Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps is finally at the printers.  I had a last minute query about the lack of a comma and have added an explanation to the author’s notes so it should be available any day now.  They really are a great team at In Easy Steps.Poor project managers try to take the credit when their teams do something good or achieve something notable.  This means the team begin to feel their work is not appreciated and won’t try so hard the next time.  Then poor project managers try to put pressure on their teams in an effort to…
  • 74: Fear and Punishment

    9 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    In most projects there will be issues with some of the team not being able to complete their allocated tasks on time.  The poor project manager tries to act as judge, jury and executioner instead of allowing nature to take its course.  He admonishes people when they don’t do something they should have.  But punishing people is not an effective way of controlling their behaviour.  The poor project manager will eventually find that punishing others will end up hurting himself.  The Way  The wise project manager knows that there are natural consequences for every…
  • 73: Courage and Caution

    1 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps should be released any day now and it seems like an eternity since I put the final draft in. I haven’t yet decided what to write about next.As ever there is a lot of conflict in the world today and we often hear the word courage applied to soldiers but that is an active form of courage that tends to get people killed.  The other form of courage is a passive or inner courage and that keeps people alive, but which of the two is better?  As is often the case, there is no right answer to that question.  Each has its benefits…
  • 72: Being Humble

    26 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    A project manager has to be able to speak openly about issues with the project team, even if it could risk causing offence to some team members.  It makes sense to balance this by understanding about their work and any other problems they may have and not put undue pressure on them.  There are always new things to discover and understand when working with people.  It is very humbling.  The Way  The wise project manager lives in harmony with spiritual values.  There is a way of knowing that is higher than reason.  There is a self, greater than egocentricity.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Computer brain drain needs plugging up.

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    If you think about it the last one hundred and fifty years have seen incredible advancement in the human race with regards to technology. What is surprising is there are still people alive today (not many though) who would remember a time when television had not even been invented.   So in just one lifetime, albeit a long lifetime, (I would love to be able to live that long,
  • Lessons Learned From Oil and Gas ERP Implementations

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    ERP implementations provide a variety of lessons that can be applied to any organization or situation ? regardless of the industry. ERP implementations in the oil and gas industry are no exception, providing a fertile learning ground for any organization about to embark on an enterprise software project.
  • Lessons Learned From Oil and Gas ERP Implementations

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    ERP implementations provide a variety of lessons that can be applied to any organization or situation ? regardless of the industry. ERP implementations in the oil and gas industry are no exception, providing a fertile learning ground for any organization about to embark on an enterprise software project.
  • Computing free holiday, sort of

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    I just recently came back from holiday. It was two weeks of sun, sand (or pebbles, depending on the beach) and surf. It was great, er well to tell the truth it was hot, sweaty and I got sand in places I never thought possible.   All in all I had a great time but there was one thing missing. This year I decided to try and see how I would go without the luxury of lugging a big
  • Three Questions to Ask Your Business Process Consultant

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    While, business process management (BPM) is a key component of ERP success, most ERP consultants aren?t well-versed in this competency or don?t dedicate enough time to it during implementation.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Articles - PM Hut

  • How Online Project Management Software Benefits Your Project

    PM Hut
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    How Online Project Management Software Benefits Your Project By Monique Craig More and more companies worldwide choose online solutions when it comes to project management. This trend is caused by quite a few advantages of selecting web-based software to handle projects. These, among others, include flexibility, affordability and ease of use. Examples of software built to ease [...]
  • Avon’s US$125M IT Software Project Mistake

    PM Hut
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Avon’s US$125M IT Software Project Mistake By Jim Anderson As CIO we have a number of different tasks that the company is expecting us to do. However, there is one task that takes priority over all of these other takes: implementing large software projects. Over at Avon they just did one of these big projects and it [...]
  • 5 Tips To Help Control Your Project’s Budget

    PM Hut
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    5 Tips To Help Control Your Project’s Budget By Christian Bisson Controlling your project’s budget can be challenging; there are many obstacles that can lower your budget’s health but there are many tactics you can use to keep it healthy. Here a are a few tips to help: Reduce scope As simple as this may sound, we may be so [...]
  • 5 Tricks To Starting A Project The Right Way

    PM Hut
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    5 Tricks To Starting A Project The Right Way By Margot Kelly The transition from being part of a creative team working on a project to being the manager of the company that has won the contract is an exciting change. You’ve got the creative skill set to nail the project and a solid rapport with the [...]
  • Managing Project Zombies

    PM Hut
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    Managing Project Zombies By Francis Norman OK, I’ll come clean right at the start, this article has nothing to do with the zombie’s depicted by popular fiction, I am not going to be discussing employees who have recently risen from the dead and who will wander the halls of your project leaving a trail of body parts [...]
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project, Program and Portfolio Management

  • COMMITTEE PUBLISHES REPORT INTO MAJOR PROJECTS AUTHORITY

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    LONDON, Aug. 19 -- The Office of The United Kingdom Parliament issued the following press release: Public Accounts Committee publishes its report into the Major Projects Authority as Tenth Report of Session 2014-15, HC 147. * Report: Major Projects Authority at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmpubacc/147/14702.htm * Report: Major Projects Authority (Visit: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmpubacc/147/147.pdf) * Inquiry: Major Projects Authority at…
  • Landis+Gyr Receives PMP Certification for Entire Program Management Team

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Landis+Gyr reported the completion of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification for its entire North American team of Gridstream deployment project and program managers. According to a release, PMP is a certification in project management by the Project Management Institute.
  • Texas: Project Management EMBA Online Information Session

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The University of Texas at Dallas, The state of Texas has issued the following news release: Project Management EMBA Online Information SessionWednesday, Aug 207 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Online Web Conference
  • Washington: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Transportation Research Board, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-R10-RW-1: Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects describes a five-dimensional project management approach for complex projects.
  • Ameresco Acquires Substantially All Assets of UK Energy Services Provider Energyexcel LLP to Further Expand its Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solutions to International Customers

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ameresco issued the following news release: Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it has acquired the energy consultancy and energy project management business of Energyexcel LLP, an independent energy services provider located in Central London, United Kingdom. With this acquisition, Ameresco adds to its local presence in the UK and commercial and industrial (C&I) customer base having purchased Energy Services Partnership (ESP), one of the UK's leading providers of innovative energy management solutions, in June 2013. The…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Resources, Templates, Books, Tools, News :: PMToolbox

  • Project Engineering Manager

    pmtoolbox
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    San Francisco, CA - This Project Engineering Manager's primary role is to manage the fulfillment and support of our consulting engineering team for Enterprise Services engagements. The Project Engineering Manager will provide Professional Services pre-...No visits yet
  • Project Quality Manager – Onshore

    pmtoolbox
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Houston, TX - independent judgment and has the ability to perform as a job leader. May supervise other quality staff depending on the project scope and experience of the incumbent. WORK PERFORMED: • Guides project tea ... Oil and Gas Production, Manufacturing Senior Specialist / Project Manager...Provides leadership, support and guidance for Quality activities on projects to assure that projects are executed in accordance with the applicable Project Quality Plan throughout the design, procurement installation and start-up phases in accordance with Client requirements. Interacts with a…
  • Construction Project Manager / Owner’s Rep

    pmtoolbox
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    confidential real estate owner/manager - New York City, NY - Company DescriptionNYC real estate owner and managerJob Description In this multi-faceted role your diverse responsibilities will include: Plan and manage the real estate company’s residential and commercial construction capital improvement and construction projects. Oversee and participate in the development of requests for proposal, bids, contracts and estimates for construction. Negotiate contracts with architects, contractors and third-party vendors. Monitor performance. Ensure all construction projects are completed to a…
  • Infrastructure Project Manager

    pmtoolbox
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Momento USA - Tempe, AZ - Job Description: Role: Infrastructure Project Manager Location: Tempe, AZ Duration: 6months+ Role & Responsibilities Infrastructure Project manager is responsible for delivery of IT Infrastructure elements of business projects. Responsibilities include: Manages the delivery of large integrated solutions involving multiple stake holders Determines overall project plan, budget, structure, schedule, and staffing requirements for complex integrated IT Infrastructure Solutions. Manage... agreed scope of project & ensure project meet the quality requirements. Leads…
  • PeopleSoft Project Manager

    pmtoolbox
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    pyramidinc.com - Austin, TX - PeopleSoft Project Manager Austin, TX 12 Months Contract Working hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Job Description: Worker oversees and/or performs highly-advanced consultation and analysis of the Comptr...No visits yet
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Project Management Podcast

  • Episode 281: Leadership, Happiness and Project Success (Free)

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Play Now: This episode is sponsored by The PM PrepCast for The PMP Exam: What makes you happy in your work? To some it’s a promotion, a big salary or being able to telecommute and work from home. Thomas Juli (http://motivate2b.com/ - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-thomas-juli/0/338/799) who has been on the podcast before talking about project leadership identified that there is a way to combine leadership, happiness and project success. He puts this under the heading of focus, strategy and alignment. In this interview, we are going to see why happiness is important in this equation, how it…
  • Episode 280: PM Conference Worksheet

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Click here to download the checklist for getting the most out of a project management conference... Use this worksheet to help you prepare for your next project management conference. It will make the difference between merely attending the conference and succeeding at attending the conference.
  • Episode 280: How to get the Most ouf of Attending a Project Management Conference (Free)

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Play Now: Sorry. Your browser cannot play this video. We project managers attend many conferences. And I remember quite clearly how disappointed I was after some of these project management conferences because I realized that I didn’t get as much out of them as I had hoped. So I decided that instead of continuing to hope for more success, I would have to plan for it. This video and the accompanying checklist contain my personal best practices for conference success. I hope that it will help you plan for a successful conference as well. Please feel free to share any improvements ideas with…
  • Episode 276: What Does Project Success Really Mean? (Free)

    2 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    Play Now: This episode is sponsored by The Agile PrepCast for The PMI-ACP Exam: David Blumhorst (http://blogs.daptiv.com/author/davidblumhorst/ - http://www.linkedin.com/in/dblumhorst/) from Daptiv is back on the program to discuss what project success really means. David says that it's not about time, budget and scope. Successful projects are about achieving business goals. Projects are really investments meant to change something about the business, and if they don't hit that business target all the time and money are wasted. And successful project managers should know how to lead teams to…
  • Episode 278: Meet Like You Mean It - Virtual Project Meetings Made Easy (Free)

    2 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    Play Now: This episode is sponsored by The Agile PrepCast for The PMI-ACP Exam: If you're going to bother holding a meeting, then you should meet like you mean it. This statement comes from Wayne Turmel (http://www.greatwebmeetings.com/ - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayneturmel) who has been speakinga and consulting on communications and successful meetings in particular for a very long time. His latest book is called Meet Like You Mean It: A Leader's Guide To Painless And Productive Virtual Meetings. In the book and also in our interview he argues that if you're a project manager, you have…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The ENTP Blog

  • KB Ratings

    asciithoughts
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Howdy! What is this new section that just appeared in the sidebar for KB articles? Well, starting today, users can now rate your KB articles! If you are logged in as a regular user, you will see the rating widget, and if you are logged in as staff, you will see the actual rating: Click through and you will be able to see all ratings and comments for the article, as well as the version they are associated with, so that you can keep track of your progress when improving articles: Or head over to Knowledge Base > Ratings to see all ratings for all articles. I hope you enjoy the change, and…
  • Knowledge Base updates

    asciithoughts
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Howdy everyone! Today I would like to highlight two updates we deployed to the Knowledge Base in the past few weeks. Versioning KB articles are now versioned. You can see changes between versions, restore versions, and see who made the changes. This should make it safer to update your articles regularly and allow you to recover from mistakes more easily :) You can see the versions on the KB list: On the KB page: And look at the history: Export On the KB admin page, in the left sidebar, there is an option to export your whole KB as an HTML page: We just improved this feature to add a Table of…
  • Security update: Heartbleed

    asciithoughts
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    On Monday April 7th, a vulnerability in OpenSSL was disclosed as CVE-2014-0160, also known as Heartbleed. This is a serious vulnerability as OpenSSL is widely used to secure HTTPS traffic, and so it affects a large part off the internet. All our services have been patched and secured: Tender was never vulnerable but Lighthouse was partially vulnerable through our use of Amazon Elastic Load Balancer. Our load balancer runs on a dedicated instance, which limits the data that could have been exposed. On Tuesday 8th, Amazon issued an update to their services, and we immediately updated our…
  • Companies

    asciithoughts
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:26 am
    Howdy. Today we are deploying some changes to Companies. Companies are groups of users that have access to each other’s private discussions. This is often used when your product/service is used by multiple people inside a company, and they all need/want to participate in discussions/issues. This is a helpful system, but it was missing one big feature: notifications. So today, we are introducing Notifications for Companies. So what are the changes: By default, all members of a company will receive notifications about any discussion started (or replied to) by someone else in the company.
  • Knowledge Base Only

    asciithoughts
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Howdy! While Tender is a great support platform, sometimes all you need is a simple Knowledge Base. So we just deployed an option to do just that. You can find out more in the knowledge base article. Cheers!
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Better Projects

  • Let's leverage our Synergies

    Craig Brown
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    Worth watching :)
  • The thing about Project Management textbooks that drives me nuts the most

    Craig Brown
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) diagrams are a beautiful tool. They are useful and help manage complex sets of work very well. Watch out though because the textbooks are regularly teaching it wrong.Bundle the WBS up with the idea of a backlog and sprints and you have a great way of managing multiple streams of work as well.But about 70% Project Management textbooks that I look at are describing a WBS framework incorrectly. No wonder people think so many PM's are pointy haired Dilbert Bosses.Let me get specific for you;A WBS is doing it wrong if;It focuses on stage gates for a projectA WBS that…
  • Courage: A workshop idea

    Craig Brown
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    I ran a workshop at Last Conference this year. I liked this activity as did many people there, so am sharing it here. In the spirit of ship early, ship often; here are some rough notes I used to plan and run the session. Perhaps you can try some of these ideas out (and report back!) Maybe run it as some sort of retrospective activity?IntroTheory about how we should work is all good and readily accessible, but do we have the courage to drive change? To be the ones that stick out.I think about the Nash Equilibrium and how it is rarely to our short term benefit to be the person who…
  • Thinking about Product Backlogs

    Craig Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    What do people think about Product Backlogs? What are the opportunities here to do better?Last night we ran a workshop at a meetup group and as I was cleaning up this morning I decided to grab some of the notes people left and capture some of the ideas in a post here.We used the lens of the Six Thinking Hats to guide and analysis and discussion of various aspects of scrum. Here I am going to capture each of the thinking lenses and the notes made by the team who played the activity.  I am interested in your thoughts as well. Please let me know what you think about Backlogs in the comments…
  • Six Thinking Hats and Scrum, July 23 Bangalore

    Craig Brown
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    Edward de Bono came up with the idea of "Thinking Hats" as a metaphor for different ways of thinking in the mid 1980's.What can thinking differently do to your understanding of Scrum and the way you work? I have run this workshop activity several times with Scrum teams and Agile Meetup Groups and people always find new ideas and get new energy for improving the way their team works.This session is designed to give you two outcomes;A tool to take back and run with your team that will generate new energy and enthusiasm for improving the way you work Through participating in the…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WordPress Tag: Project Management

  • Laughter: Healthcare's Best Medicine - Behavioral Health and the loss of an Icon

    Ajay Sharma
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some months ago, I wrote about the role of happiness in our lives and the role it plays. Robin Williams played an important role for over 30 years in making the world a happier place. Sadly, he did not feel that he found that himself with his untimely passing last week, which shocked the world. The role of mental health has taken a huge step into the limelight due to his passing. The closest I got to that was when I worked at a Neurology Clinic some years ago and saw the important work that was being done there by an interesting (pink haired) head of department who was an extremely empathetic…
  • Blood Test & technology

    guruphil
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    Today I had to have a Blood Test at our local hospital. So I turned up at 8am and took a number from the queuing system (a card with a number on from a plastic Tupperware container) and waited, reading my Kindle. A nurse popped out and informed the whole waiting room that the computers were all off-line and only those people with physical note from their Doctors could have tests done as they could not pull any persons medical records up. Keep in mind that this is a new multimillion pound computer system that has been implemented to supposedly integrate General Practitioners, Hospitals and…
  • Project Management with Ten Elephants in the room

    ammarmango
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    “So should we start with a meeting to review project charter, or shall we wait until the scope statement is more clearly defined?” asks the Project Manager in a typical give and take that takes place at the beginning of a project.  Realty is that, most probably, it does not matter.  Or at least it does not matter as much as other so important issues that need to be addressed, but are ignored.  These are the elephants in the room that get ignored at the beginning of every project.  These issues are so big and obvious, but maybe because of their sheer size, project managers,…
  • University of York installs new sand dressed hockey pitch

    ericodonnell11
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Sports Labs assist the University of York to install a new sand dressed hockey pitch at it’s Heslington Campus.  Read more…
  • Project Management Ireland National Conference

    dapower
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The premier project management event in Ireland this year took place on April 10th in the Aviva Conference Centre Dublin. I was lucky to attend with a number of Microsoft colleagues. It was organised by the Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Complimenting the schedule outlined below were networking and panel discussion sessions along with a really interesting Aviva Stadium Tour. I was delighted to get out of the office and meet people from all walks of life and industry. Plus they’d some cool speakers in a great venue. Here’s what I thought immediately after:…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog

  • Are lower salaries hitting project managers?

    Elizabeth Harrin
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    New research from Arras People says that 46% of project managers can’t find a job that meets their salary expectations. The Project Management Confidence Index concludes that project managers don’t feel that the UK economy has bounced back sufficiently for them to move into a new job and that living standards are still pinched. The flip side of this is that 55% of respondents said that they found it difficult to recruit project and programme managers and that it was hard to fill roles. The research authors speculate that this might be because recruiters are still thinking in terms of it…
  • How to keep on top of your projects

    Elizabeth Harrin
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Do you find yourself struggling to keep on top of your projects? With information flows coming from multiple sources these days – social collaboration tools, email, a matrixed team, demands from stakeholders – it can feel as if you are completely overloaded. There are ways that you can keep control of it all and deal with the data! Read on… Create alerts If your project management tools allow it, set up alerts so that you are automatically notified of changes. Many products have this feature, so find out how to use it and set it up appropriately. You might not want to have alerts for…
  • How to stop your project slowing down in the holidays

    Elizabeth Harrin
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Are you still at work while your colleagues are off on vacation? The holiday period – whether that’s during the summer, during the end of year or at any other point where it’s normal for people in your country to take time off – can see your project coming to a halt. Everything takes longer if you can’t find the resources and get responses to queries. Here’s how to stop your project slowing right down during the quiet times. Plan for vacations Make sure you know when people on your project team are going to be away. Talk to everyone at the beginning of the project and check when…
  • What makes a project complex?

    Elizabeth Harrin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    The new practice guide about navigating project complexity from PMI is 113 pages about working on difficult projects. But how do you know if it applies to your project? After all, what makes a project complex? First, it’s worth noting that PMI talks about projects ‘impacted by complexity’ rather than complex projects. With that in mind, let’s look at the three areas that could bring complexity to your projects. Human behaviour First up, PMI says that human behaviour is a big source of complexity on projects. This for me is a bit problematic, as all projects are affected by human…
  • How To Improve Project Team Creativity

    Bruce Harpham
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Project management changes the world. That’s one of the most appealing aspects of the field. You could be designing a sports stadium, a satellite or an application. All of these projects change the world. There’s just one problem. When you face major challenges, you may get stuck. You may think that success is impossible given your resources. Creativity is the solution. Creativity is a skill and practice that can be honed and developed over time. If your project team struggles to produce creative ideas, don’t worry. You simply need some creativity tips and exercises. Think of these…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Keeping the Peace

  • Time for an Attitude Adjustment? Make These 3 Changes Today

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    You want to continue to grow in your career and add to your success. That means adding to your knowledge base and to your toolkit. It means that you exhibit the right attitude. Your success often comes down to who you are as a human being and how you behave. On that note and with a brief imaginary drum roll… here are 3 attitudes to help move your forward. Be Flexible – The way to the top is not always straight up. Sometimes you move sideways, and then up. While you remain in the same position waiting for that promotion, others who are more open minded are moving ahead. Before you…
  • Squash the Rebellion

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    What do you do when you have a rebellious team member? What do I mean by a rebellious team member? I mean the team member who does not want to follow the rules. Nothing makes this team member happier than to fly in the face of authority. If you ask her to be early for a special client presentation, she is going to just barely show up on time. If you review the company dress code with her she is going to push the limits of the dress code. “What is wrong with my blouse, it has a collar, it just doesn’t have any sleeves. The dress code says wear shirts with collars, there is no mention of…
  • Turn Around!

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    “No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.” – Anonymous What is worse than a bad decision? Refusing to acknowledge that a decision is bad and insisting on sticking with it. Even worse than that is instead of changing direction, looking for someone or something to blame when things go wrong. There is really no reason to keep pursuing the wrong path. It is actually a mark of a strong leader to be able to admit that a direction or a decision isn’t what we thought it should be. Unfortunately many people don’t see it this way.
  • Rumor Has It

    admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Well that was frightening. Two of your strongest project supporters just became your two most difficult people. Until this point, both of them had been easy to work with. They had both been very engaged and quick to respond to communications and requests for help. You had heard some rumors that they did not get along well with one another. You did not give these rumors a second thought when you invited them both to a quick meeting to discuss a minor project issue. That is where you made your mistake. The meeting started off calmly enough. Both of your stakeholders arrived. They both greeted…
  • On Being Sad

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer You know that I believe that happiness is a choice. You know that I am in favor of making that your long-term choice. That does not mean that I think sadness is completely bad or even unnecessary. We all have times in our life where we experience sadness. I will not go so far as to say that you cannot know happiness unless you have known sadness. “You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” This is not saying you must feel sadness to…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ron Rosenhead

  • How much project management information do you share?

    Ron Rosenhead
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    I recently had a great conversation with Mark Ritchie who is the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services at the University of Edinburgh. Mark told me that the University developed a Projects Web site for which the key design requirement was the ability to share project information with stakeholders across the University. Access to the site is open to … Read More >Related Posts:Today’s quiz question on project management is…Do you recreate your successes in projects?We don’t need project management training, we have PM…Training is like coffee – you need the…
  • Good project management skills are not enough

    Ron Rosenhead
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    It was said seriously and with a clear message: “I am a qualified and skilled project manager.” To give it a context; this was during a two day project management course where I had worked the groups hard on a case study project. They were on the ‘home straight’ looking at project monitoring and control. I suggested that there were … Read More >Related Posts:Do you need more skilled project staff?Are people skills the final project management frontier?360 assessment for project staffDo you search for development needs of project managers?What do you need to change to be more…
  • Project management templates – are they worth while doing?

    Ron Rosenhead
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    I was coming towards the end of a recent project management course when someone raised the above question. This guy was pretty clear that they were a waste of time, bureaucratic and offered no real benefit. I asked the group to split into smaller groups and go away and discuss the merits or not of having project management templates. The … Read More >Related Posts:The real value of project management paperwork.The case of the missing project managerThe 7 deadly sins of project managementI just do it – why do I need any processes for my…How can you really develop project…
  • Are you breaching copyright?

    Ron Rosenhead
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    The day was going really well. An early morning swim, emails dealt with (swiftly) and then the post arrived… That’s when my day went off plan. In the post a letter arrived from a company saying that my company, Project Agency had breached copyright on a photo that was within a .pdf document. They demanded £510 (approximately $875 – “the … Read More >Related Posts:Introduction to Project Management course – Free!!How much project management information do you share?Who’s got my dictionary?I do not take account of my time. Do you?How good is your project monitoring…
  • Do you believe in this project?

    Ron Rosenhead
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    I often receive really interesting issues on project management courses however one recently was new: I have been asked to work on a project I do not believe in. What should I do? This course participant was involved in what was termed by her sponsor and the senior managers as a ‘key departmental project.’ There was a project team of … Read More >Related Posts:What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?Bring out your dead (projects)We should make it mandatory for ALL projects!So what’s this project going to be like?Why don’t they improve project delivery?
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Karol Zielinskis Blog - all kind of stuff around the web

  • OBO, czyli daj ludziom władzę w swoim małym zespole

    Karol Zielinski
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    OBO to nic innego jak Osoba Bezpośrednio Odpowiedzialna. To zaś z kolei polska wersja DRI, czyli Directly Responsible Individual, określenia/konceptu zapożyczonego od Apple. Post OBO, czyli daj ludziom władzę w swoim małym zespole z bloga Miedzy5a6.
  • SEO + SEM + Content Marketing = Tak się właśnie robi marketing!

    Karol Zielinski
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Naszło mnie dzisiaj na zrobienie porównania. Stwierdziłem więc, że porównam content marketing do innych form marketingu. Do SEO, czy SEM. Post SEO + SEM + Content Marketing = Tak się właśnie robi marketing! z bloga Miedzy5a6.
  • Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others – Brian Tracy

    Karol Zielinski
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Ci, którzy osiągają sukces patrzą na innych, szukają możliwości, by im pomóc. Ci, którzy sukcesu nie osiągają szukają zawsze czegoś dla siebie. Brian Tracy. Post Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others – Brian Tracy z bloga Miedzy5a6.
  • Polska blogosfera przebadana. Jak oni piszą, tworzą i analizują? [BADANIE]

    Karol Zielinski
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    83 blogerów, 830 odpowiedzi, jedno badanie. Wszyscy z Polski. Jak tworzą, jak promują, czy analizują? Pierwsze takie badanie polskiej blogosfery. Post Polska blogosfera przebadana. Jak oni piszą, tworzą i analizują? [BADANIE] z bloga Miedzy5a6.
  • Biznes to inwestycja długoterminowa

    Karol Zielinski
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Ludzie wchodzący dopiero z butami w biznes myślą, że coś wymyślą, sprzedadzą, zarobią, nie będą się już martwić o przyszłość. W takiej kolejności. W bardzo krótkim czasie. No tak dobrze to panie dzieju nie ma... Post Biznes to inwestycja długoterminowa z bloga Miedzy5a6.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    the Intervals Blog by Pelago

  • Using Time Tracking Software to Validate Your Value-based Pricing Model

    John Reeve
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    The ups and downs of value-based pricing I was recently chatting with a talented designer and artist who runs a successful agency in Southern California. We got to talking about his experience with value-based pricing models, and the challenges of calculating profitability. At one point, he threw up his arms and concluded “you win some, you lose some.” My own agency experience with value-based pricing had been similar, up to a point. So I shared with him our own story. After having lost money on one too many projects, our agency had to get better at pricing. The first thing we did was use…
  • Intervals Summer Updates

    John Reeve
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Here at Intervals we are continuing to update and improve our web-based time, task and reporting software. Our latest round of updates includes multi-day notes, more locales, more performance optimizations, and more help articles. Here is what we’ve been up to… Multi-day Notes Intervals has always supported the ability to add notes to the calendar. These notes — like Post-its — are useful reminders for smaller to dos that don’t need to be tracked with tasks. Now you can create notes that span across multiple days. Someone going on vacation? Attending a conference? Make note…
  • I Madonnari 2014 — Santa Barbara Italian Street Painting Festival

    John Reeve
    28 May 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Every Memorial Day weekend the Intervals team likes to take a break from the digital realm of computers and code. For three days we go analog, drawing on the ground with chalk. We have been participating in the annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara, California, for over fifteen years. This year’s rendition is from the September 1929 cover of Popular Science magazine, an illustration by Herbert Paus. To see more images of the chalk paintings, sift through the Santa Barbara I Madonnari Facebook photo album.
  • How Intervals Gives Back to the Environment

    John Reeve
    7 May 2014 | 3:20 pm
    A local environmental group, LoaTree, was kind enough to include us in an article about 1% for the Planet members in our local community. From the article: Pelago Design, a software service provider, offers their web based time tracking, task management and reporting software to web designers in over 100 countries. But don’t let their tech-image fool you. Pelago business partners John Reeve and Michael Payne admit to being very outdoorsy. In fact, Pelago company retreats often take place in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. With a love for being active in the natural world, Reeve and Payne…
  • Time Tracking Metrics: Making Sense of Your Data Using Intelligent Reports

    John Reeve
    7 May 2014 | 8:41 am
    There are hundreds of options available to your agency when choosing online time tracking software. And most of them do a really good job at tracking your time. But, is that all you want your software to do? Probably not. Time tracking software should put your data in a meaningful context. At the very least, it should tell you how much time you’ve spent on a project, how much to bill the client, and a few other simple metrics. Good time tracking software will tell you even more. Reporting is an important feature to consider before committing your agency to time tracking software.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Utpal Vaishnav

  • How to Become the Master of Knack?

    Utpal Vaishnav
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I don’t know why more people aren’t talking about this… App Development is a knack! Just like Ikebana is a knack. Just like Knitting is a knack. Just like Public Speaking is a knack. Knack = There are certain principles to follow and master. When you implement those principles, you get predictable results. “Open your speech with this statement, communicate these 3 points swiftly, make people think about X point and Boom! your speech is loved.” The same works in App Development. “Get Agile, create a prototype, then develop an MVP, then test it in a niche…
  • Impatient Opportunist

    Utpal Vaishnav
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Impatient opportunist only cares about what’s “trending” today. He impatiently reads the startup news, studies the technology trends, bookmarks the stories of startups who have made it to Techcrunch or Mashable this week and talks about these examples everywhere he goes. His tone is typical, “They won, we lost and why the ‘hell’ we can’t think of such innovations” kind. For him, today’s hot trends are the thing to focus. Or even what he thinks of tomorrow’s things could be. He’ll intrude long-term strategy talks and speak…
  • Enforcement Vs. Choice

    Utpal Vaishnav
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:26 am
    When a Business Leader says, “I have so many expectations to fulfill, and so little time available.” It actually means that he’s not able to see. He’s not able to see the business priorities. He’s not able to see the important projects and tasks that need to get done. He is not able to see the opportunity to lead and take his career (and life at large) to the next level. The same Business Leader has time to go out to watch movies, spending hours on Facebook, attending funeral of neighbor’s mother-in-law or attend a professional skills development seminar.
  • Reading Books Vs. Collecting Books

    Utpal Vaishnav
    23 May 2014 | 2:40 am
    I used to do it wrong. I was investing my energy in collecting books rather than in making something remarkable out of reading them. It was so dumb. And, I thought I was smart: I knew how to acquire the gems from which I’ll learn one day. The thought of “Learning One Day…” was fascinating but not very helpful. Better thought, as it turned out, was to pick one good book, read it till you get the crux of it, apply what you have learned from it in your life and let the book go. Once the right thought picked my attention, I immediately aligned myself and altered my book…
  • Truth of App Development

    Utpal Vaishnav
    10 May 2014 | 5:50 am
    How would you deal if you discover the truth of App Development? “Dear Stakeholder, the code I’m going to produce will take your App to a level you have never thought of. The code is not commented. I haven’t yet thought about making the code reusable. I have copy/pasted some code from Stackoverflow. Well, Only a few functions. But I’m going to delete all unnecessary code soon from the codebase. The App delivery is going to be delayed. Coding is done. Yes, coding is done, Optimization is pending. And some fixes. Good thing? Most bugs are not visible in major devices. But what if we…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Methodologies

  • Root Cause Analysis

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    A plant manager walks past the assembly line and notices a puddle of water on the floor. Knowing that the water is a safety hazard, he asks the supervisor to have someone get a mop and clean up the puddle. The plant manager is proud of himself for “fixing” a potential safety problem. The supervisor, however, is suspicious. He is not sure why the puddle is there. It wasn’t there yesterday. He wonders what caused the puddle to be there today. Therefore, he looks for a root cause by asking ‘why?’ He discovers that the water puddle is caused by a leak in an overhead pipe. He asks…
  • Five Project Management Mistakes

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    #1: Inadequate Planning I have heard project managers say that the time they spend planning could be better spent actually “doing the work”. This is not right. Before the project work begins, the project manager must make sure that the work is properly understood and agreed to by the project sponsor and key stakeholders. The larger the project, the more important it is that this information be defined formally and explicitly. When you think about it, many project problems can be traced to problems in planning. These include Poor estimates based on not understanding the totality of…
  • Branding Your Project

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Branding is a more sophisticated form of marketing communication. The purpose of branding a project is to associate an emotion or a feeling with your project. This is exactly what marketing people try to do when they brand a product. For instance, The Coca-Cola Company hopes that you feel good about its products and that you will choose its products from a crowded store shelf because you like the image and emotion associated with it. Maybe it works. The purpose of branding a project is to associate a positive image and emotion with your work. This is not something most projects need to be…
  • Kickoff Meeting

    admin
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Start Your Project with a Kickoff Meeting The purpose of the kickoff meeting is to formally notify all stakeholders that the project has begun and make sure everyone has a common understanding of the project and his role. Like all formal meetings, there should be an agenda. There are a number of specific things you want to cover at this meeting: Introduce the people at the meeting. Recap the information in the Project Charter, including the purpose of the project, scope, major deliverables, risks, assumptions, etc. Discuss the important roles and responsibilities of the project team,…
  • Benefits of Project Management Training

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Four Benefits of Project Management Training The following are five reasons training is invaluable to you as a project manager. #1 – Training Keeps You Engaged Are you feeling a little sluggish on the job? Do you dread the ride into work each morning thinking about the long and boring day ahead of you? Training dispels the monotony. Take a course about an aspect of project management that really interests you. It may be risk management, agile methodologies, or root cause analysis. Deepening your knowledge in areas of interest will shake up your otherwise normal routine and get you excited…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project and Portfolio Management

  • Would You Say THAT to Your Best Friend?

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Did you really just say THAT? Seriously? Since when is it OK to say something along the lines of, "You stupid jerk how could you make such an obvious mistake?
  • Representing table structures in memory

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    The design challenges Metrici has faced with summary data are common to lots of systems, and the solution we have adopted could be used elsewhere.
  • Turn Around!

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    “No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.” – Anonymous What is worse than a bad decision?
  • Rumor Has It

    4 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Well that was frightening.Two of your strongest project supporters just became your two most difficult people. Until this point, both of them had been easy to work with.
  • On Being Sad

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    You know that I believe that happiness is a choice. You know that I am in favor of making that your long-term choice. That does not mean that I think sadness is completely bad or even unnecessary.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    projectsatwork.com

  • Planning By Consensus

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    So much hinges on the project schedule, yet so few team members contribute to it. Whatsmore, they typically don't care about critical paths, constraints and other building blocks; they just want to know "what, where and when." We're overdue for consensus-based planning tools that bridge execution and analytics.
  • The Occasional PM: Team Structure

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In part five of our six-part series, we consider team structure and recommend a co-manager model that pairs the OPM with a client, business analyst or subject matter expert. This model facilitates meaningful stakeholder involvement while addressing the OPM's challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities and sharing resources with competing priorities.
  • A Risk Stress Test

    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Can the practice of stress testing improve the way we manage risk on our projects and programs? Yes, and here are two ways we can use this important approach, from identification of risk to organizational readiness.
  • Bad Requirements, Bad Results

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Poor requirements management is costing organizations $51 million for every $1 billion spent on their strategic initiatives, according to new research by Project Management Institute. But focusing on people, processes and culture can raise requirements management maturity and greatly improve outcomes.
  • INVEST in User Stories

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The most basic form of requirement in an Agile project is the User Story. It describes an actor, what the actor is trying to do, and the actor's goals. Each story is unique, but they all should have the same components and adhere to the same guidelines. To make this happen, consider the acronym INVEST.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Fear No Project Blog - Focusing on the Management Side of Projects

  • IPMA 2014 – Innovation through Dialog

    Bruce McGraw
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    While I have a lot of readers who are in Europe – thank you for reading! – I know that many of my readers are here in the USA and always looking for a good reason to get out of the country.  I also know that some of you are members of the International Project Management […]
  • 5 Tips to Managing Organizational Change More Effectively

    Bruce McGraw
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:14 pm
    I have been in many organizations throughout my career and one thing I know – change is constant! In fact this week I had to adjust to a new change myself. I was talking with Dr. Karen McGraw, noted Organizational change and Leadership coach, and she offered to write a post on the subject for […]
  • Changing Technology, Process or organizations – Mistakes to Avoid in Change Management

    Bruce McGraw
    30 May 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of participating in an article on Process Change.  Kathleen Irwin had been tasked with putting together the article to uncover tips on Costly mistakes that organizations should avoid when attempting to change technology, process(workflow) or team structure. You can read the entire article over at Software Advice’s site - Process […]
  • Top 3 Reasons Key Performers are Essential

    Bruce McGraw
    30 May 2014 | 8:29 am
    Our team has been in staffing mode for the last 2 weeks (Or as our HR staff says “Talent Acquisition mode”). Every time I am involved in starting up a new large program I start thinking about the people we are staffing into key project roles. I am constantly reminded by advisors that not everyone […]
  • Do Project Managers have to Deal with Politics?

    Bruce McGraw
    14 May 2014 | 6:57 pm
    It has been quite a month for me – lots of turmoil, activities, tasks and yes, politics.  I was talking with two peers at a local Washington DC PMI event and this topic came up.  This is one city that certainly knows something about politics, but governmental politics is not what we were talking about.  […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Professional Mentor-www.ritetracconsult.com.ng;info@ritetracconsult.com.ng

  • Career Planning Helpful Tips!

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
     Career Planning Helpful Tips!Creating a Career plan is actually the first step towards achieving career success.The quote "Fail to plan and plan to fail" says it all.These days with the right knowledge and the right digital technology know-how your Career planning can be achieved effectively.To create a Career plan for yourself subscribe to www.careers.com this website will help you learn how to create a successful CV,prepare for an interview and manage your career.Then there is Linkedin.com which ensures you showcase your profile/work experience to an international audience,join groups…
  • Are you writing your PMP Exam in 2014? Here are some resources

    1 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Are you actively planning to write the PMP Exam in 2014?Some PMP Study Resources-The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series) by Andy Crowe, - http://amzn.to/1nT4MMZ-Head First PMP: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing PMP Exam by Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene -http://oreil.ly/1kqyIQT- You can access free PMP Exam Questions at www.examfight.com/courses/pmp/; www.pmstudy.com and PMP Exam Simulated Questions at http://nanacast.com/vp/104827/238467/ and Free 3 day trial at http://nanacast.com/vp/104847/238467/
  • 6 PDU sources for July 2014 to earn up to 28+ PDUs.

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    6 PDU sources for July 2014 to earn up to 28+ PDUs.1.   Attend this Virtual TrainingJuly 10 - you have a date with : PMI's Scheduling Community of PracticeAll day great virtual training for PMI Project Manager MembersSee you there. http://bit.ly/1lBoO8J  (11 PDUs)2.   Read a Project Management Book, get some from http://www.projectsatwork.comOR http://www.projectmanagement.comOR www.pmi.org  (5 PDUs in a year)3.   Your practice as a Project Manager counts.(5 PDUs in a year)4.   Contribute as an author to our Blog –…
  • August - December 2014: PMP Paper based testing exam dates in Abuja,Nigeria.

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    August - December 2014- PMP (Project Management Professional) Paper based testing exam dates in Abuja,Nigeria.Important News for those intending to write their PMP Exams in Nigeria!Take advantage of this and upgrade your career in 2014.PMP (Project Management Professional) Paper based testing exam dates in Abuja,Nigeria for the rest of the year 2014.23 Aug 201425 Oct 201420 Dec 2014Note the steps to writing your PMP Certification exam in this diagram below:At Ritetrac Consulting we provide high impact comprehensive Classes delivered as Open Classes and Inhouse Training and Online Training…
  • July-August 2014 Training Programs from Ritetrac Consulting Nigeria Limited

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:39 am
    Its the Second half of the year already!Come up to speed on your career goals with our high impact and interactive Training Programs.Our July-August 2014 Calender for Lagos,Abuja and Port Harcourt Locations1.Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (LSSYB) - Abuja   July 26th,27th -2nd,3rd August 20142. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) - Lagos    August 8th,9th,10th,11th,12th,13th,14th,15th 20143.  ITIL Foundation-Abuja and Lagos    July 14th,15th,16th 20144. ITIL Intermediate (Service Operation) -Abuja and Lagos    July 10th,11th,12th 20145. Primavera P6 Basic…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Software And Articles On Project Management

  • Preparing for the Inconceivable Risk—Are You Ready for Black Swans?

    Cristina Neagu
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    When rare and extreme events never observed before occur, they have major consequences and sometimes even global impact. World War I, AIDS, 9/11, but also the advent of Internet are all black swans, or extremely rare, unprecedented events with inconceivable consequences. The term black swan was coined by the philosophical essayist Nassim Nicholas Taleb in [...] Related posts: How to Minimize the Risk of Delaying Your Project by a Customer Black Friday Discounts For RationalPlan Project Management Software
  • RationalPlan 4.9 – Better Mac OS X Integration and Improved Printing

    Tiberiu Ghioca
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan 4.9. Current version offers better Mac OS X integration, improved printing mechanism and many other features. RationalPlan suite started as a desktop application designed to run on all major operating systems – Windows, Linux and Mac OS X – but it evolved into an [...] Related posts: RationalPlan Project Management Software v3.12: Resource Availability, Better Tracking and Improved Printing RationalPlan 4.4 – Integration With Google Drive and Dropbox Storage Services RationalPlan 4.5 – Improved Reporting…
  • Project Management Glossary Of Terms – F

    Crina Popescu
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fabrication FAC Facilitating Facilitator Facilities/Product Life Cycle Facility Factor Failure Fair and Reasonable Cost Fallback Plan Fallback Position Fast Track Fast Tracking Fault Feasibility Feasibility Budget Feasibility Phase Feasibility Report Feasibility Study Feasible Project Alternatives Feasible Schedule Feature Fee Feedback FF FFP Field Field Clarification Field Cost Field Inspection Field/Project Office Overhead FIFO File File [...] Related posts: Project Management Glossary Of Terms – C Project Management Glossary Of Terms – B Project Management Glossary Of Terms…
  • RationalPlan Project Management Software – 2014 Brazil World Cup Promotion

    Tiberiu Ghioca
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:26 am
    Stand By Soft is delighted to offer users a special discount for the duration of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ for its RationalPlan suite. All that needs to be done is to use the coupon code BRAZIL-WORLD-CUP when placing an order. By using this coupon code users will have a 20% discount for any of [...] Related posts: Black Friday Discounts For RationalPlan Project Management Software RationalPlan Project Management Software Is Now Available In Spanish RationalPlan 4.6 – Project Reschedule, Invoice Generation and SkyDrive Storage Integration
  • Why Project Team Composition Changes Affect Performance

    Cristina Neagu
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:39 am
    When a member leaves the project or is added mid-project to the team, that team’s composition changes. Consequently, the team performance increases or decreases. If the team performs worse after the change, the project manager must find a solution. The first step is understanding why changing team composition affects performance. Sometimes, the team performs worse [...] Related posts: Project Team Performance – Beyond Appraising and Reporting How to Deal with a Lazy Team Member Are You Micromanaging Your Project Team?
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    BradEgeland.com - Blog

  • Pitching a Creative Project Idea - 5 Tips for Getting it Approved

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Not all projects are created equal – that’s for sure. And a project that you might think has monumental importance for the organization may draw a lukewarm response from your top executives…leaving you wondering where you misjudged everything. Sometimes you have to work really hard to get projects approved and funded…and sometimes it’s an effortless process. It all depends on who thinks it’s important, how you’ve approached it and “sold” it, and well….a little luck, too. I’m going to discuss five top tips that I think are…
  • Viewpath Free Edition - Available to Unlimited Users and Projects

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Viewpath, the makers of the full-featured, online collaborative project management software, is offering a free edition of their product available to as many users as you need to signup... Read the full article...
  • 5 Reasons Why Project Smart is the Top Resource for Your Project Management Needs

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Project Smart is the project management resource that helps managers at all levels improve their performance. The website is now in its 15th year of providing free and ethical information about project management.  New content, downloads and discussions are going up daily and I have personally found it very rewarding – and informative – to visit daily and to join in the discussions to both increase my knowledge and help others with their questions and needs. Project management is a core skill for everyone in business. In today's modern world, everyone is a project manager, so…
  • Being a Creative 'Yes' Man for Your Project Management Client

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:27 pm
    And their “yes” may not be exactly possible, but I think they sometimes like to say “yes” now and ask for forgiveness later. I can’t really fault them…how many of us have done the same thing, thinking we would just figure it out later? I think we all have. But I digress. Why we should say ‘yes' When we feel that sales has oversold our solution we often think we have to go into the engagement saying ‘no’ and resetting expectations. And we think that we need to monitor scope – which we do. Unfortunately, we often think we need to go…
  • The Paralysis of Getting the Project Started

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Starting a project with a clean slate, for me, is far more desirable than taking over an ongoing project and being forced to take over where another project manager has screwed things up and was removed from. You can save the day, yes, but you may also be walking into an irreversible mess. At the very least, you may be taking over a project schedule that makes no sense to you, or to anyone for that matter. I have been there and usually take the remainder of the schedule and work it out my way. Now, I'm not saying the alternative, taking the project from the very beginning, is a piece of cake.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Kelly's Contemplation

  • How to Manage Subcontractors Using Construction PM Software

    rkelly976
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    For medium- to enterprise-level project managers, half the battle is often simply keeping track of subcontractors. They aren’t your employees, you aren’t their only manager, and a whole host of paperwork is required to track them and their labor. Paperwork is old fashioned, but documentation is not, and it’s easier than ever now to create and keep such documents organized along with other job-specific files, using software. When properly implemented, construction project management software goes beyond monitoring task completion and helps with labor management as well. There are…
  • Email Basics…Yes, Even YOU Are An Offender!

    rkelly976
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    As companies continue to hire remote employees, embrace flexible work schedules, and implement virtual teams; email communication becomes the lifeline of a project and even the overall organization.  It is not unusual to hear that people receive 300+ emails every single day!  Considering the impact of and reliance on emails, we must get some of the basics right.  Seeing how I interact with a hundred plus clients a year from sales, engineers, legal, etc across almost every industry I can say the following basics rules are broken by all of you [smile]. Horrible Use of Subject Lines The…
  • Project Management Around the World – Raleigh, NC, USA

    rkelly976
    2 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last September, Shim Marom had coordinated what was the first ever PM FlashBlog and it was a great experience! Some 50+ project managers from around the world shared their thoughts on what Project Management meant to them. You can check out my contribution “What is Project Management to Me? Everything!” here.  A few weeks ago, Mark Phillipy picked up the torch and coordinated Round 2, with a slight twist.  In this 2nd Edition of PM FlashBlog, the global PM community will share insights into what is going on with Project Management in their respective region of the world. …
  • Top 5 Myths About Project Management…Busted!

    rkelly976
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:58 am
    I really liked this infographic from the folks at Wrike and wanted to share it with you all…
  • Consumer Electronics Show is here again!

    rkelly976
    6 Jan 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual event where brands, markets and economies converge in Las Vegas, NV, USA to showcase the future of tech gadgets and technologies.  If you took two-minutes to review the History of CES, I think it would be a great trip down memory lane! As a project manager, I would love to be tied into the development of some of the Top 10 Products Revealed so far…LG’s 105-inch curved TV or the Bluetooth Toothbrush. So cool! While I encourage you to check in throughout this week, I wanted to touch on some areas of interest… Wearable technology –…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog

  • Are lower salaries hitting project managers?

    Elizabeth Harrin
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    New research from Arras People says that 46% of project managers can’t find a job that meets their salary expectations. The Project Management Confidence Index concludes that project managers don’t feel that the UK economy has bounced back sufficiently for them to move into a new job and that living standards are still pinched. The flip side of this is that 55% of respondents said that they found it difficult to recruit project and programme managers and that it was hard to fill roles. The research authors speculate that this might be because recruiters are still thinking in terms of it…
  • How to keep on top of your projects

    Elizabeth Harrin
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Do you find yourself struggling to keep on top of your projects? With information flows coming from multiple sources these days – social collaboration tools, email, a matrixed team, demands from stakeholders – it can feel as if you are completely overloaded. There are ways that you can keep control of it all and deal with the data! Read on… Create alerts If your project management tools allow it, set up alerts so that you are automatically notified of changes. Many products have this feature, so find out how to use it and set it up appropriately. You might not want to have alerts for…
  • How to stop your project slowing down in the holidays

    Elizabeth Harrin
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Are you still at work while your colleagues are off on vacation? The holiday period – whether that’s during the summer, during the end of year or at any other point where it’s normal for people in your country to take time off – can see your project coming to a halt. Everything takes longer if you can’t find the resources and get responses to queries. Here’s how to stop your project slowing right down during the quiet times. Plan for vacations Make sure you know when people on your project team are going to be away. Talk to everyone at the beginning of the project and check when…
  • What makes a project complex?

    Elizabeth Harrin
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    The new practice guide about navigating project complexity from PMI is 113 pages about working on difficult projects. But how do you know if it applies to your project? After all, what makes a project complex? First, it’s worth noting that PMI talks about projects ‘impacted by complexity’ rather than complex projects. With that in mind, let’s look at the three areas that could bring complexity to your projects. Human behaviour First up, PMI says that human behaviour is a big source of complexity on projects. This for me is a bit problematic, as all projects are affected by human…
  • How To Improve Project Team Creativity

    Bruce Harpham
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Project management changes the world. That’s one of the most appealing aspects of the field. You could be designing a sports stadium, a satellite or an application. All of these projects change the world. There’s just one problem. When you face major challenges, you may get stuck. You may think that success is impossible given your resources. Creativity is the solution. Creativity is a skill and practice that can be honed and developed over time. If your project team struggles to produce creative ideas, don’t worry. You simply need some creativity tips and exercises. Think of these…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ron Rosenhead

  • How much project management information do you share?

    Ron Rosenhead
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    I recently had a great conversation with Mark Ritchie who is the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services at the University of Edinburgh. Mark told me that the University developed a Projects Web site for which the key design requirement was the ability to share project information with stakeholders across the University. Access to the site is open to … Read More >Related Posts:Today’s quiz question on project management is…Do you recreate your successes in projects?We don’t need project management training, we have PM…Training is like coffee – you need the…
  • Good project management skills are not enough

    Ron Rosenhead
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    It was said seriously and with a clear message: “I am a qualified and skilled project manager.” To give it a context; this was during a two day project management course where I had worked the groups hard on a case study project. They were on the ‘home straight’ looking at project monitoring and control. I suggested that there were … Read More >Related Posts:Do you need more skilled project staff?Are people skills the final project management frontier?360 assessment for project staffDo you search for development needs of project managers?What do you need to change to be more…
  • Project management templates – are they worth while doing?

    Ron Rosenhead
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    I was coming towards the end of a recent project management course when someone raised the above question. This guy was pretty clear that they were a waste of time, bureaucratic and offered no real benefit. I asked the group to split into smaller groups and go away and discuss the merits or not of having project management templates. The … Read More >Related Posts:The real value of project management paperwork.The case of the missing project managerThe 7 deadly sins of project managementI just do it – why do I need any processes for my…How can you really develop project…
  • Are you breaching copyright?

    Ron Rosenhead
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    The day was going really well. An early morning swim, emails dealt with (swiftly) and then the post arrived… That’s when my day went off plan. In the post a letter arrived from a company saying that my company, Project Agency had breached copyright on a photo that was within a .pdf document. They demanded £510 (approximately $875 – “the … Read More >Related Posts:Introduction to Project Management course – Free!!How much project management information do you share?Who’s got my dictionary?I do not take account of my time. Do you?How good is your project monitoring…
  • Do you believe in this project?

    Ron Rosenhead
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    I often receive really interesting issues on project management courses however one recently was new: I have been asked to work on a project I do not believe in. What should I do? This course participant was involved in what was termed by her sponsor and the senior managers as a ‘key departmental project.’ There was a project team of … Read More >Related Posts:What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?Bring out your dead (projects)We should make it mandatory for ALL projects!So what’s this project going to be like?Why don’t they improve project delivery?
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Critical Path by Derek Huether

  • Vote for my AgileDC Personal Kanban Workshop

    Derek Huether
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Submitting my Personal Kanban workshop to AgileDC This year, AgileDC will be held October 21 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University.  Coming off the popularity and success of my Personal Kanban workshop at Agile2014, I decided to submit an encore workshop to the AgileDC conference I need your help! Unlike in prior years where the conference organizers picked who would make the cut and who would not, this year it appears they are using Conference Engine and crowd sourcing it.  How does it work? 1. Click on the link that takes you to my session…
  • Feedback from Agile2014 Personal Kanban workshop

    Derek Huether
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The votes and comments are in! A little over a week ago, I led a Personal Kanban workshop at Agile2014.  It was to be both informative and interactive. Below is what Agile Alliance sent me. Dear Derek Huether, Thank you for presenting at the Agile Alliance Agile2014 Conference; your session helped make the conference a real success! Please find attached the raw feedback data (including comments) for your session entitled “At home and work, how to get more stuff done. An introduction to Personal Kanban”, in which 14 attendees left feedback. The feedback questions are based on a 5…
  • Lean Coffee Baltimore Topics for August

    Derek Huether
    9 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Lean Coffee Topics in dot-voted order Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. We met at Mad City Coffee at 07:30 . We enjoyed an hour and a half of coffee and conversation. August Topics Distributed Teams When everyone in your company is distributed, what are some ways you can stay connected? Paired Programming How do you sell paired programming to your organization? Management sees it as one for the price of two.
  • My Personal Kanban deck at Agile2014

    Derek Huether
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Here is the deck from my Agile2014 workshop on Personal Kanban. Participants were introduced to the principles of Lean and the application of Kanban to visualize their work, limit distraction and waste, and get stuff done. I covered the core concepts outlined in Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry’s book, Personal Kanban, to get attendees of my workshop started. Agile 2014 – Personal Kanban from Derek Huether Click here for Agile 2014 Workshop Tasks.pdf, referenced in my workshop The post My Personal Kanban deck at Agile2014 appeared first on The Critical Path by Derek Huether.
  • Follow the Process

    Derek Huether
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    A process isn’t a process if you don’t follow it I’ve been on the National Yellow Pages consumer choice opt-out list for 4 years.  Since registering, how many times in the last 4 years do you think I have received a Yellow Pages phone book?  That’s right, 4 times!  Each year I receive a phone book and promptly throw it into the recycle bin; each year I promptly submit a complaint to the website. Within 24 hours, I get a notification that they will notify the distributor of the error. Why does this process fail? The people who are supposed to follow the process…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Accelerator News

  • Just 28% of Project Managers are Happy in Their Current Job

    Lindsay Scott
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Just 28% of recently surveyed project managers said they are happy in their current jobs with 67% of project managers actively looking for a new job. Following the Office for National Statistics (ONS) news last week that pay in the UK has increased at the slowest rate on record, the Arras People report confirms low wage increases in the project management industry is also adversely affected this business community. With 75% of working projects managers not receiving a pay rise above the rate of inflation this year (93% of for project managers working in the public sector) it is easy to see…
  • Perspectives on time!

    Lynda Bourne
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Have you ever wondered why some people are always late for meetings or why some people get upset when you are late but others don’t worry too much?? The chances are you are dealing with people who see time differently. For some, time flows from the future into the present and on to the past at a steady rate; our plans for tomorrow become the actions of today and then the memories of times past. Others see time as a river carrying them forward to an uncertain future. Whilst everyone is aware of the three elements of time; the past, the present and the future; different cultures see these…
  • Keep your ideas to yourself – for now

    Adrian Dooley
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    We’re all familiar with the idea of documents such as a change log or lessons log. Some people also keep a diary known as a daily log, but how many of us use that as a sort of ‘ideas log’? Many good project and programme managers have a creative streak. They are constantly thinking of ways to manage their project or programme better. ‘Maybe we should run an event for some key stakeholders?’, ‘maybe I should move the assurance team to be closer to the developers?’ If you are like me, these ideas come flooding into your mind at the weekend when you are walking the dog or mowing…
  • Defining Productivity through the Prism of Project Management

    Guest
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Embedding a project management policy in an organization is the first of many steps that will help you leverage the immense potential of project management for your business. The choice of the right methodology, project manager and project management software, and impressing upon employees the need to scrutinize, align, evaluate and monitor their activities within the project management ecosystem has become critical to an organization’s success. A project management culture also supports the strategic business plan, which the organization has laid out to meet its growth objectives. One key…
  • Time to drop quality from project management

    Adrian Dooley
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    OK! Now I’ve got your attention, I’m not really saying we should drop the idea of quality in project management, I’m just saying we should look at it in a different way. Take the ‘triple constraint’ for example. Its creation is usually attributed to Dr. Martin Barnes and the basic idea is that you can’t have everything you want. An idea that can be traced back at least another 150 years to John Ruskin when he said “The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done.” The fact is that any project is a compromise between…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    PM Study Circle - A PMP & CAPM Certification Exam Preparation Blog

  • Fishbone (Cause and Effect or Ishikawa) Diagram

    Fahad Usmani
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Today we are going to discuss the fishbone diagram, which is one of the seven basic quality control tools. The fishbone diagram is also known as the Ishikawa diagram, cause and effect diagram, fishikawa diagram, and herringbone diagram. It got the name fishikawa because it was developed by Japanese professor Kaoru Ishikawa in 1960, a […]
  • Control Chart versus Run Chart

    Fahad Usmani
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Today I’m going to discuss the control chart and run chart upon a request from Umasankar Natarajan, who is a visitor to my blog and asked me to write on the seven quality control tools. So I decided to start with control charts. However, before studying the control chart, it is necessary to understand the […]
  • Risk Appetite, Risk Tolerance, and Risk Threshold

    Fahad Usmani
    29 May 2014 | 2:22 pm
    A few days ago I asked my subscribers if they wanted me to write any specific blog post. I got many responses. One such response was from Mr. Novzar Dastoor, in which he asked me to write on risk appetite, risk tolerance, and risk threshold. These are very important concepts in risk management and are […]
  • Residual Risks vs Secondary Risks

    Fahad Usmani
    27 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    In one of my previous blog posts, I discussed all types of risks and risks related terms. In the same blog post, I gave a short brief on secondary risks and residual risks but I did not talk about the strategies to deal with them. Although I have written another blog post explaining contingency and […]
  • Project Selection Methods

    Fahad Usmani
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It happens many times that you get many choices when selecting the best option. For example, you may have the option to select which movie you want to see or where you should go for your next vacation. In your personal life you may make the decision just randomly, or based upon your experience and/or […]
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Ron Rosenhead

  • How much project management information do you share?

    Ron Rosenhead
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    I recently had a great conversation with Mark Ritchie who is the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services at the University of Edinburgh. Mark told me that the University developed a Projects Web site for which the key design requirement was the ability to share project information with stakeholders across the University. Access to the site is open to … Read More >Related Posts:Today’s quiz question on project management is…Do you recreate your successes in projects?We don’t need project management training, we have PM…Training is like coffee – you need the…
  • Good project management skills are not enough

    Ron Rosenhead
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    It was said seriously and with a clear message: “I am a qualified and skilled project manager.” To give it a context; this was during a two day project management course where I had worked the groups hard on a case study project. They were on the ‘home straight’ looking at project monitoring and control. I suggested that there were … Read More >Related Posts:Do you need more skilled project staff?Are people skills the final project management frontier?360 assessment for project staffDo you search for development needs of project managers?What do you need to change to be more…
  • Project management templates – are they worth while doing?

    Ron Rosenhead
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    I was coming towards the end of a recent project management course when someone raised the above question. This guy was pretty clear that they were a waste of time, bureaucratic and offered no real benefit. I asked the group to split into smaller groups and go away and discuss the merits or not of having project management templates. The … Read More >Related Posts:The real value of project management paperwork.The case of the missing project managerThe 7 deadly sins of project managementI just do it – why do I need any processes for my…How can you really develop project…
  • Are you breaching copyright?

    Ron Rosenhead
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    The day was going really well. An early morning swim, emails dealt with (swiftly) and then the post arrived… That’s when my day went off plan. In the post a letter arrived from a company saying that my company, Project Agency had breached copyright on a photo that was within a .pdf document. They demanded £510 (approximately $875 – “the … Read More >Related Posts:Introduction to Project Management course – Free!!How much project management information do you share?Who’s got my dictionary?I do not take account of my time. Do you?How good is your project monitoring…
  • Do you believe in this project?

    Ron Rosenhead
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    I often receive really interesting issues on project management courses however one recently was new: I have been asked to work on a project I do not believe in. What should I do? This course participant was involved in what was termed by her sponsor and the senior managers as a ‘key departmental project.’ There was a project team of … Read More >Related Posts:What do you do when someone does not take responsibility?Bring out your dead (projects)We should make it mandatory for ALL projects!So what’s this project going to be like?Why don’t they improve project delivery?
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Software | Online PM System | Easy Projects » Blog

  • Narrow Your Focus for Better Productivity

    Easy Projects
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most project manager’s tasks lists are a dozen or more items long, and cover administration, client management, and team coordination. And that doesn’t even cover all the technical aspects of the job. As a result, project managers often jump between multiple tasks and projects in the span of an hour. That can make it difficult to keep your priorities straight. It might sound counter-intuitive, but the best way to keep up with all of your tasks is to take them one at a time, and not do them all at once. Remove Distractions In today’s knowledge-based workplace, it’s important to keep…
  • Project Management 101: What is Kanban?

    Easy Projects
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Kanban (which means signboard or billboard in Japanese) is a visual-based project management method that also incorporates some elements of change management. Its focus isn’t necessarily on the task, but the process behind it. Kanban’s objective is to increase collaboration between team members while limiting unnecessary work. Focusing on Stories Kanban organizes projects or tasks into “stories”, just like in Agile. These stories travel across a board that’s organized into multiple columns. Stories are taken from the backlog of pending stories and are placed in a “queue”—so…
  • 4 Annoying Email Notification Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Easy Projects
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Project teams have a lot on their plate at any given time, and it can be hard to remember it all, even with the assistance of Gantt charts and project management software. That’s why automated email notifications were created, to shift the burden of reminding people off you, the project manager, and onto a more punctual (and less shy) project management tool. But automated email notifications still require your input. You still set the frequency, content, and trigger events for each email that goes into you team’s inbox. And, like any activity that involves people, there are ways of doing…
  • How to Create Templates in Easy Projects

    Easy Projects
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you encounter the same type of project over and over, then you’ve probably been recreating them from scratch every time. This is tedious and inefficient—not to mention a waste of your valuable time. That’s why Easy Projects allows you to create and use templates. It’s a much faster and more reliable method of creating common projects. To create the template, all you need to do is create a project like you normally would. You set activity schedules, assign people, and establish dependencies. When you’re done, just click on the Activity Status and select Template. It’s that easy!
  • 4 Positive Ways to Give Negative Performance Reviews

    Easy Projects
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I used to hate giving negative performance reviews nearly as much as the person receiving them. I didn’t like the confrontation. Nor did I like damaging someone’s pride. The aim of the objective is to improve an employee’s performance, but sometimes it would have completely the opposite effect. The employee would become discouraged or angry, and on one occasion an employee quit a few weeks after his review. But there are better ways of giving negative reviews that could even improve their morale and encourage them to make the change. Tips that I wish I had known way back then, like: 1.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    CobaltPM » Blog

  • What’s In a Project Name?

    Ben Ferris
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    When you first start off in a new project you are going to be worried about a number of things so the name of the piece of work might not seem all that big an issue to you. After all, drawing up the project plan, building bridges with the stakeholders and working out what the blooming project is all about in the first place are likely to appear far more important issues than the name of the thing. However, there are some good reasons for spending some more time on this aspect of the work than you might currently be doing. Inspire Your Team Let’s just look at a quick example here and imagine…
  • 5 Team Leader Mistakes to Avoid

    Ben Ferris
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    Leading a project team is one of the most demanding aspects of the project manager role but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible. There are certain mistakes you need to avoid, though, and here are 5 of the top ones. Not Being Around Enough If you have ever worked with a manager who never seems to be around then you know how frustrating this can be. This is especially true in the project world, where your team members will often look to you for guidance. It is the kind of job in which there can often be lulls in which the workers feel a bit nervous about not having anything to do. Even if…
  • How Being a Project Manager Can Help you Improve

    Ben Ferris
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    In my experience the project manager role is one which brings out the best in a lot of people. From a personal point of view it helped me get a more satisfying career and feel that I had moved on to a new level. I think that part of the key is in finding out how your skills can be best be used, while the rest is in working out what new skills you need. The following is a brief list of what I found out about myself once I started managing projects and how it helped me. Communication can be Fun Coming from a business background I was used to rather more narrow types of conversation, where I was…
  • Whatever You Do Make Sure That You Do It in Style

    Ben Ferris
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    When you run a project your first concern has to be around delivering the objectives on time and under budget. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to do only the basics though, does it? Just scraping through each project without adding any sort of style to them isn’t the best way to go. Whatever type of project you are running it would be nice to do it in style and here are a few ideas for doing so. Make Your Meetings More Interesting Your project meetings are where your stakeholders are going to get an idea of how you run the project. You will want them to be professional and slick…
  • Are All My Projects Going to Be the Same?

    Ben Ferris
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    One of the most important points you need to come to terms with in a project manager role is around what is going to be the same in each piece of work you do and what is likely to change. It is hard to put exact details on this, as each project is different. However, there are some basic ideas we can use to guide us through our work more smoothly. The Project Process If you find yourself thrown in at the deep end with a project which covers entirely new ground then you will be grateful to hang onto anything which helps you along the way. Probably the best way of doing this is by making sure…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    quantmleap

  • PMI Australia Conference 2014

    Shim Marom
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
      In case you’re in Melbourne early September and happen to attend the Australian PMI Conference don’t forget to look me up. I will be presenting a session on “Transform yourself from traditional to Agile project manager”. Here’s my submitted abstract: For many ‘traditional’ project managers the encounter with agile and agility is a confrontational one. While many project managers have been trained in the art of project management based on a set of governance principles grounded in command-and-control related management techniques; managing projects in…
  • Musings About Coaching

    Shim Marom
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I come across many people that call themselves ‘coaches’. I come across ‘coaches’ that certainly ‘talk the talk’ but have no real experience to back that up. And here’s my dilemma: Should I take such coaches seriously? Can one become a coach by knowing the domain (as opposed to ‘doing’ in the domain)? Am I just too damn closed minded? Think about it!
  • Musings About #Agile #Retrospectives

    Shim Marom
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Like many things in life, Retrospective – as a concept – can have many layers of abstraction. At the superficial level it can be used to identify symptoms and find ways dealing with them. At a deeper level it can be used to highlight symptoms and attempt a rudimentary root-cause-analysis and possible experiments to address them. At a fundamental level it can be used to highlight symptoms, explore their causes and explore the attitudes and motivations that need changing in order to better address such occurrences in the future. If I understand this correctly, deeper retrospection and…
  • Further Thoughts on the #Agile Australia 2014 Embracing #Disruption

    Shim Marom
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The four weeks or so that have now passes since the Agile 2014 Conference in Melbourne have given me the opportunity to reflect on the conference and consider some of the presentations and messages I have been exposed to. While the theme of the conference was Embracing Disruption, and while a number of the key note presentations were about Business Disruption, there was little in terms of providing hands-on, practical, implementable clues or ideas for ‘how to elicit disruption’. It is widely accepted that Agile is a vehicle for disruption. While this was certainly true in the earlier…
  • Quick Book Review – David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    Shim Marom
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Just finished reading David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (note: affiliated link) by Malcolm Gladwell. The key premise of the book is that things are not what they seem to be. More specifically, using a number of real life examples, it demonstrates how situations they seem to be advantageous are really (in some circumstances) an indication of disadvantage and similarly, situations where the odds seem to be stacked against the main character result in a favorite outcome. The book also questions the notion that bigger challenges require a stronger response…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Resources » The Project Manager Blog

  • 3 Tools Every Project Manager Should Have

    jason
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I'm often asked what the single biggest thing is that helps me manage projects effectively. Is it good communication? Or a slick issue management process? A budget spreadsheet? Or a particular credential? In fact I can pinpoint 3 tools that I use daily on my projects. The details have changed as I have got more experienced over time but the headlines have stayed the same. The 3 things that I think I need to be a great project manager are software templates and a methodology. Let me explain what I mean.1. SoftwareThere is a lot of project management software available now far more than when I…
  • When Should You Leave Your Job?

    jason
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I was reading the other day about how many people have started their own businesses or changed sector as a result of layoffs or downsizing' at their companies. While some of the stories were of people who were let go and had no choice but to change jobs other people were talking about using this opportunity to actively look for a new role and to make a shift that they might not have been brave enough to do at any other time.It got me thinking: when is the best time to leave your role as a project manager and find a new position? Here are several scenarios that I came up with. I think they…
  • 5 Things To Look For In A New Role

    jason
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    We've been looking for a new car recently and (in true project management style) have drawn up a checklist of features that we need. It has helped streamline the process because it's easy to rule out cars that don't fit what we are looking for.Checklists are great in loads of situations and I started to think about other times that I have applied a set of criteria to help me narrow down lots of options to just a few. The last time I probably did that with any proper sense of organization outside of managing requirements on projects was when I took a new job.Moving to a new project management…
  • What Information Do You Need To Run Your Project?

    jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Whether you are running a small project by yourself or a multi-million dollar initiative with a team of 100 there are some basic bits of information that you need in order to be able to properly monitor and control your project. If you spend most of your time surrounded by detailed task lists requirements documents and stakeholder engagement matrices it might surprise you to know that you can get away without those. Of course they are important to the successful running of your project but if I had to prioritize 5 things that are critical to being able to monitor my project's progress they…
  • 5 Risk Management Mistakes To Avoid

    jason
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I've been mentoring a junior project manager and we were reviewing the risks on his project last week. We went through all the risks on the log and we talked about good practice and what he should be actively doing to manage the risks. Then he asked me a question. "What mistakes should I be looking out for?" he said. I thought this was a great question. Too often we focus on what we should be doing and forget about what we should avoid doing! That's when mistakes creep in as we haven't been focused on stopping them from happening. So here is my list of 5 mistakes to avoid when you are…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dice News » Project Management

  • Opportunities Expand for Program Managers

    Myra Thomas
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    As more companies look to better manage costs and align strategy across multiple tech projects, the role of program manager is gaining notice and becoming better-defined. And for some project managers, the job seems to be a logical next step. Program managers are responsible for overseeing a number of project teams at the same time with the mandate of meeting client and company needs. Making the leap isn’t for everyone, especially if you’re a long-time project manager more interested in the tech side of things, and not thrilled with the idea of regularly reporting to upper management.
  • Apple’s iOS Maps and the High Cost of Management Failure

    Nick Kolakowski
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    In 2012, Apple abandoned its longtime reliance on Google’s mapping data to power its iOS Maps app, opting instead to go with data collected and curated in-house. The result was an epic disaster, with iOS users complaining that the new data was highly inaccurate. As Apple rushed to repair the damage, CEO Tim Cook even posted a public apology on the company’s website: “With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.” Click here to…
  • How to Estimate a Budget When the Project’s Undefined

    Catherine Powell
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:18 pm
    December and January are when most companies focus on budgets, but you can be asked to estimate a project most any time of the year. And no matter what happens, managers are always measured against their budgets, so you want to get your estimations right. But when we don’t know exactly what the dev team will be doing, we’ll have to take some educated guesses that involve estimates. That’s why managers fan out across their teams to start asking questions that involve lots of hand-waving and very few requirements. I once had a conversation with my team that went something like this: Me:…
  • Defining a New Project Requirement Process

    Cathlynn Carman
    2 Dec 2013 | 10:14 am
    When faced with a new type of project, I often find myself questioning if my usual approach will work. My proactive nature helps me to think ahead and tweak processes and documentation to fit the new project’s efforts. Unfortunately, with my last project I ventured into new territory and found my doubts were correct. I ended up in a situation where I was constantly scrambling to manage situations instead of being able to be a typical forward-thinker. To briefly outline the situation, my project had the following issues: Lack of business requirements because teams did not know how to gather…
  • What Does a Project Manager Do, Anyway?

    Catherine Powell
    27 Nov 2013 | 7:41 am
    A few months ago, we looked at what a developer does all day. This month: What on earth is the project manager up to? Project managers don’t actually make anything. They don’t write code. They don’t make graphics. They don’t sell the software. Yet a good project manager can be the glue that holds a project together. So how does that actually happen? What does a project manager do all day? Meet Jeff Jeff is the sole project manager at a 20-person company that makes a content management system for publications. They’re not quite a startup, and though they do have about 100 customers…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The Daily Mint RSS

  • Stealth Projects by Jim Milliken

    Jim Milliken
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Back when I was a newspaper editor, I got into a monumental special edition, our self-congratulatory recognition of the paper’s 150th anniversary. It made a lot of money, but our management of it failed to match the grand expectations in other respects.The organization mostly treated the matter as a replication of what we all did every day, only bigger and with a more extended schedule. We news folks figured there had to be loose bits of time in our schedules, and story ideas and photo subjects lying around. No big deal, just somewhat burdensome.
  • How to Avoid the 7 Worst Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Make by Kathy Caprino

    Kathy Caprino
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    In my previous role as VP of Marketing in the corporate arena, and in the past 10 years of advising entrepreneurs and small businesses in their marketing efforts (and in my own business), I’ve seen great marketing strategies and tactics implemented, as well as terrible ones. In tough economic times like these, as in all times, small businesses must be very prudent in their investments and marketing, and understand exactly what to expect in terms of their return on investment.
  • How to Argue by Jim Milliken

    Jim Milliken
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    You never know whether your opinion is right until you get into an argument about it. And, if you don’t argue properly, you may never know.People talk a lot of foolishness about arguing. Some say it’s a bad thing and should be avoided. They believe it accomplishes nothing except to hurt people, damage relationships and harden attitudes. Others say it’s a lost art because of “political correctness.” They are convinced that people tiptoe around each other, letting good ideas as well as error and misinformation slide by because they don’t want conflict.
  • Managing Communication in Distributed Teams by Francis Norman

    Francis Norman
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    With organizations increasingly adopting distributed team approaches for their workforce, new and frequently unanticipated challenges are surfacing requiring novel or at least highly considered approaches to solve. Project teams particularly are susceptible to many of these issues as, by their very nature project teams are formed for a specific task and then dissolve either back into the host organization or, into the more general workforce, and many insights gained in one project can easily be lost to future projects.Among the many novel challenges which are typically encountered by these…
  • 5 Signs That You're Ready for a Career Change by Kathy Caprino

    Kathy Caprino
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    As a writer on career issues, I receive scores of emails each month from working people with questions about every aspect of their professional lives and aspirations. Some want to quit, others want to start their own businesses, and some want to be promoted, get a raise, move to another country, tell their boss to jump off a bridge, etc. Some questions represent a dilemma that hundreds of thousands of people are facing, like this one I received recently:
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Project Management Resources » The Project Manager Blog

  • 3 Tools Every Project Manager Should Have

    jason
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I'm often asked what the single biggest thing is that helps me manage projects effectively. Is it good communication? Or a slick issue management process? A budget spreadsheet? Or a particular credential? In fact I can pinpoint 3 tools that I use daily on my projects. The details have changed as I have got more experienced over time but the headlines have stayed the same. The 3 things that I think I need to be a great project manager are software templates and a methodology. Let me explain what I mean.1. SoftwareThere is a lot of project management software available now far more than when I…
  • When Should You Leave Your Job?

    jason
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I was reading the other day about how many people have started their own businesses or changed sector as a result of layoffs or downsizing' at their companies. While some of the stories were of people who were let go and had no choice but to change jobs other people were talking about using this opportunity to actively look for a new role and to make a shift that they might not have been brave enough to do at any other time.It got me thinking: when is the best time to leave your role as a project manager and find a new position? Here are several scenarios that I came up with. I think they…
  • 5 Things To Look For In A New Role

    jason
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    We've been looking for a new car recently and (in true project management style) have drawn up a checklist of features that we need. It has helped streamline the process because it's easy to rule out cars that don't fit what we are looking for.Checklists are great in loads of situations and I started to think about other times that I have applied a set of criteria to help me narrow down lots of options to just a few. The last time I probably did that with any proper sense of organization outside of managing requirements on projects was when I took a new job.Moving to a new project management…
  • What Information Do You Need To Run Your Project?

    jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Whether you are running a small project by yourself or a multi-million dollar initiative with a team of 100 there are some basic bits of information that you need in order to be able to properly monitor and control your project. If you spend most of your time surrounded by detailed task lists requirements documents and stakeholder engagement matrices it might surprise you to know that you can get away without those. Of course they are important to the successful running of your project but if I had to prioritize 5 things that are critical to being able to monitor my project's progress they…
  • 5 Risk Management Mistakes To Avoid

    jason
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    I've been mentoring a junior project manager and we were reviewing the risks on his project last week. We went through all the risks on the log and we talked about good practice and what he should be actively doing to manage the risks. Then he asked me a question. "What mistakes should I be looking out for?" he said. I thought this was a great question. Too often we focus on what we should be doing and forget about what we should avoid doing! That's when mistakes creep in as we haven't been focused on stopping them from happening. So here is my list of 5 mistakes to avoid when you are…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    WorkZone

  • WORKZONE – The Gold Standard of SharePoint alternatives

    Trina M.
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are many SharePoint alternatives proliferating the market these days. Some are free to use, others are open source with a dedicated community of developers coming up with new functionalities and plug-ins. Still others are extremely simple and focus only on storing and syncing data in the cloud. However in this cacophony of options, project managers are left pondering “Exactly which platform is the best fit if Microsoft SharePoint is not viable?” WorkZone has a quick video and attendant article at…
  • How to Build a Superstar In-house Creative Team

    Kirstin Miller
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    All businesses rely on creative and out-of-the-box ideas to stand out and make an impact. One often hears about how companies outsource their creative needs to advertising and marketing agencies to fulfil this goal. This could be because of the convenience factor. It is like taking a huge responsibility off your shoulders and placing it on those of an external agency. After all, when you outsource a project to an agency, the services of the best designers, art directors, producers, client managers, media managers and buyers, and other skilled experts are at the disposal of your business.
  • Do You Really Need CRM Today?

    Kirstin Miller
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The success of your business depends on its day-to-day operations which, in turn, rely on the company’s human and technological resources. Both need to work in tandem to ensure timely completion of tasks. With businesses becoming more and more automated with passing time, a lot of them tend to invest in online tools and software to increase productivity and save time. While it isn’t a bad idea to have such software in place, a lot of business owners do find themselves questioning the inherent need for it. That’s because of the fact that technology can never replace the human touch or…
  • A Day in the Life of an Ad Agency Project Manager

    Kirstin Miller
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    An advertising agency can be a very hectic and busy place to work at. Several tasks need to be attended to and they’re all on priority, from meeting and acquiring new clients/accounts, new product developments, conferences with clients and staff, to generally everything that it takes to meet deadlines. Imagine a bunch of people working on all of this and more, but without a strategy, plan, or direction. A project manager in any ad agency would tell you how very hands-on and demanding his job is, and that it is easy for a team to lose their sense of direction when working with so much…
  • Why Consider SharePoint Alternatives: A Project Manager’s Perspective

    Trina M.
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s discuss SharePoint Alternatives, shall we? If you are a project manager, it is likely that you have at some point of time debated the question: To SharePoint or not to SharePoint! It is just one of those perennial questions which have been around ever since Microsoft SharePoint included a whole gamut of features including but not limited to website building, social sharing and content curation, thus diluting the impetus of its original objective: intuitive project management. Microsoft SharePoint is versatile; there is no denying the fact that it can extend the full range of features…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    QsArticle.com

  • Tesla Electric Car

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Tesla electric car is revolutionizing the world by providing a new mean of traveling. This electric car is developed by a dedicated team consist of Australian students, their determination convert this Electric car in to a road legal electric powered vehicle. This electric powered car is already available in the market, and setting up a […] The post Tesla Electric Car appeared first on QsArticle.com.
  • Wireless Mobile Charging

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Researchers and scientist developed a number of ways to give a boom to wireless charging but expensive equipments and less availability are the few reason of been slow to take off. Wireless Mobile charging refer to the charging of hand held without physical contact with any power socket. It refers to get a battery juice […] The post Wireless Mobile Charging appeared first on QsArticle.com.
  • New Flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    This new flagship equips with all the high standard features and specification available in Galaxy S5. This mini handset offers 4.5 inches high capable touch screen. The slim and attractive design equip with Fingerprint and heat sensor. Galaxy S5 Mini run on Android OS, v4.4.2 supported with 1.5 GB Ram. To capture your true colors […] The post New Flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini appeared first on QsArticle.com.
  • A Charging Solution for Delivery Drones

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Boom in technology give rise to drones robotic devices. These drones are used for multiple purposes including filming or can be for entertainment purpose. Amazon’s drones are good in its fly but lack in only one point; it can store energy only for 10 miles. The energy issue is a big task for their developer […] The post A Charging Solution for Delivery Drones appeared first on QsArticle.com.
  • ‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks in Concrete Infrastructure

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    A unique method of infrastructure assessment has been developed by scientists working at North Carolina State University and Eastern Finland which not only allows structural analysis but damage assessment. The advanced sensory membrane called as the ‘Sensing Skin’ enables analysis of concrete infrastructures and the deep level damage assessment. Dr Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, who analyses the […] The post ‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks in Concrete Infrastructure appeared first on QsArticle.com.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    PM-by-PM

  • Project Time Management Terms You Should Know

    Praveen Malik, PMP
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Project Time Management Terms and Definitions What is Project Time Management? Project Time Management is a subset of Project Management which includes processes that are required to ensure timely completion of a project. Project... The post Project Time Management Terms You Should Know appeared first on PM-by-PM.
  • What is the Difference Between Project Effort and Duration?

    Praveen Malik, PMP
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Project Effort and Duration I recently posted a series of articles on Project Network Diagrams. I wrote an article on Start to Start Relationship. I described the relationship using a small example. While explaining... The post What is the Difference Between Project Effort and Duration? appeared first on PM-by-PM.
  • Why is Defect Repair Considered as a Change Request?

    Praveen Malik, PMP
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    9ud7k7yubgg What is Defect Repair? I started managing projects long time ago. We used to have lot of fun in early days. During that period, we had a common joke in our organization A... The post Why is Defect Repair Considered as a Change Request? appeared first on PM-by-PM.
  • What is a Gantt Chart?

    Praveen Malik, PMP
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    What is a Gantt Chart? Is Gantt Chart same as a Scheduling Bar Chart? What is a Time Scaled Logic Diagram? Is it same as Gantt chart? What is a Time Scaled Network Diagram?... The post What is a Gantt Chart? appeared first on PM-by-PM.
  • 2 Ways to Create Work Breakdown Structure

    Praveen Malik, PMP
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    What is Work Breakdown Structure? Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is one of the most misused term in Project Management. It can mean different things to different professionals. The meaning could be Organization Chart, Bar... The post 2 Ways to Create Work Breakdown Structure appeared first on PM-by-PM.
Log in