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Six Tips to Learn More About Project Management

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The basic definition of Project management is that it is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. But project management doesn’t always mean working more, it means working smarter. There are many great ways to learn more about project […]

Scale Down Your Processes to Manage Small Projects

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Project management processes should be applied scalably based on the size of the project. Large projects need more rigor and structure. Small projects don’t need very much. Small projects cover many types of modest work efforts. In most companies, these small projects are not actually viewed as “projects” at all. Your company may call these […]

Agile 101. Are Two Programmers Better than One?

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

One of the most interesting aspects of Agile methodologies is the technique of pair programming. This is specifically described in the Extreme Programming (XP) model. When I mention pair programming for the first time I am usually met something like “Dude you can’t be serious.”. On the surface, this seems counter intuitive. After all, isn’t […]

Deploying Project Management in Waves

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are a number of ways to deploy common project management practices within an organization. One approach is to think of everything that needs to be improved and try to deploy everything at once. Instead, our approach is to deploy items more gradually to provide time to absorb initial changes before others are rolled out. […]

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) What is a Portfolio?

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Most believe a portfolio is an extension of projects and programs. They see the portfolio as a roll-up of the projects their employer has approved, a way to group them together. An example might be all IT projects and programs for the current year making up the IT portfolio. In reality, the portfolio comes first. […]

The Big Three Steps to Manage Project Quality

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Being a Project Manager is a tough job! You not only have to produce the deliverables on time and within budget, but you also need to ensure that they meet the quality expectations of your customer. To do this, you need to define and execute a quality management process. By implementing a quality process within […]

Broad Advice to Be Successful Managing Projects

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There is so much to learn to become a great Project Manager. You have to juggle time, money, people, equipment and materials. To do it all, some people feel like they have to be a miracle worker! But it’s not the case. Just take these essential steps. Plan carefully Plan the project before you immediately […]

5 Best Employer Branding Practices

Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

A strong employer brand is the answer to the question that every job seeker asks – Why should I choose to work for this company? The employer brand is what makes a company stand out amongst the many employers in the job market. A powerful employer brand automatically attracts competent people, thus doing much of […]

Use These Four Steps to Gather Requirements

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Knowing how to gather requirements is a skill that every analyst, and project manager, – should know. However, it seems to be a skill that is generally lacking in many organizations. Poor requirements gathering is a major cause of project problems in many organizations. Gathering requirements is more than just asking a few questions and […]

5 Ways to Boost Productivity Without Over-investing

Wednesday, January 2, 2019, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It’s easy to achieve a boost in productivity when you’re determined to commit a vast amount of resources to make this happen. Purchasing the VIP version of the software that you’re currently using instead of going for a free version, getting high-end gear for every member of your team and giving a massive raise could […]