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Quality Management Starts With Understanding the Customer’s Expectations

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are two main aspects of managing quality on a project. It all starts with understanding the customer’s expectations for quality. You then need to put a plan in place to meet the customer’s expectations. You cannot formally manage quality on a project if you don’t know the customer’s expectations. The easiest way to understand […]

Who Are Green Stakeholders?

Sunday, October 7, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

ReCap GreenPM® integrates environmental thinking (“GreenThink”) into all of the project management processes. The point about GreenPM is not that you make every decision in favor of the one that is most environmentally friendly. The point is that you start to take the environment into account during the decision-making process. You might make most decisions […]

Validate Product Quality with a Deliverable Review

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Deliverable reviews, or walkthroughs, can be applied to many of the products produced by the project. For example, you can conduct a deliverable review for a project schedule, business requirements, IT program code, research papers, etc. The following process can be used to plan and conduct a formal deliverable review. Determine the appropriate review participants […]

There Are Three Main Project Organization Types. Which Are You?

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The project organization is described in the Project Charter. The way that the project team is organized is directly related to the way the entire organization is structured. There are three major organization structures to manage work and people. Functionally Based In a functional organization, a project team is generally staffed with people from the […]

Eight Characteristics of a High-Performance Team

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Have you ever been on a project team that had everything going right? The team members all got along; they all had the right skills; they had the right processes; everyone worked hard and pulled together to get the project done. Those are just some of the characteristics of a high-performing team. High-performing teams can […]

What Happens after Your PMP Certification?

Sunday, September 9, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

‘Congratulations!’ I bet this is one of the most exciting information anyone who has just undergone four hours of the strenuous PMP examination could see on their computer screen. With this message, you are now officially a certified PMP (Project Management Professional). All who have undergone the process of obtaining the certification can agree on […]

Practice These Three Key Ways to Control Project Politics

Sunday, September 2, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

What happens when your project sponsor wants a different outcome for the project than other management stakeholders? The answer is that each party tries to influence the project team to get what they want. This is one way you get into project politics. The result is that the team is pulled in different directions, trying […]

Use These Five Tips to Manage Your “To Do” List

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many tips and techniques to help you with personal time management. However, the one that seems to be universally recommended is the to-do list. It is hard to take control of your day if you don’t have a plan for what you want to do. These to-do lists can be completed daily, weekly, […]

Eight Less Obvious Ways to Find Project Success

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many techniques and processes to help you be successful on a project. Some of them, like stakeholder engagement and proactive communication, are pretty well understood. Here are some other ways to increase the likelihood of success on your project that are not so obvious. Understand both the big picture and the details If […]

Use These Four Steps to Complete a Feasibility Study

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

A Feasibility Study is used in a couple areas of a project. It can be part of a portfolio management process to determine if you even want to approve a project. It can also be used within a project to determine in the chosen solution is feasible. The best time to complete it is when […]