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Use These Eight Elements Within Your Procurement Plan

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many documents used in the procurement process. The Procurement Plan is a part of the overall Project Management Plan. The document describes how items will be procured during the project and the approach you will use to manage vendors on the project. Specific areas of the Plan include: Purpose Briefly describe the purpose […]



8 Team Management Hacks you need to know

Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

As the manager of a team, you have a lot on your plate. You will be juggling several different tasks; a good manager never stops learning and developing their skills. Your job is to ensure that your team is making your vision a reality through their work, and there are some key ways to help […]



Are You a Micro Manager, Macro Manager or Situational Manager?

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Mangers have two major responsibilities – the management of people and the management of work (if you don’t do either, you are not really a manager). All managers need to have timely, relevant and accurate information so that they can manage their people and work effectively. But how do you need, and how frequently do […]



Developing Effective Work Breakdown Structures

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is an often misunderstood and underappreciated tool of project management. I would argue that it is a critical piece of the foundation of any project management methodology. Many misconceptions exist about what a WBS is, how it is used and why it is such an important part of the project […]



Six Reasons Companies Struggle Implementing Project Management

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

There are many companies that do not have common project management processes, templates, approach and skills. One initial observation is that companies that don’t manage projects well are usually run by senior managers who never learned formal project management themselves. It is hard for them to lead culture change around project management when they don’t […]



Practice These Nine Ways to Manage Your Projects (Part 2 of 2)

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

After you’ve started up and planned your project, you’ll move into the execution (or “delivery”) phase in the project life cycle. This is the longest phase in the project, since it is in this phase that the deliverables are built for the customer. As a project manager you need to manage the work and monitor […]



Practice These Nine Ways to Manage Your Projects (Part 1 of 2)

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

After you’ve started up and planned your projects, you’ll move into the Execution (or “delivery”) phase in the project life cycle. This is the longest phase in the project, since it is in this phase that the deliverables are built for the customer. As a project manager you need to manage the work and monitor […]



Portfolio 101 – Six “Validates” to Authorize Projects

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

When projects get approved they should be placed on a pipeline until the organization has the capacity to staff the project. It might seem that once a project makes it through the approval process there is a commitment to start immediately. This is not the case. There is one more step that has to happen […]



Remember these Ten Costs of Poor Quality

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It costs money and time to build a quality solution. You may think that it is cheaper to skip many of the quality management steps, but this is usually not the case. It is important to recognize that there is also a cost to having poor quality. These costs may not be apparent when the […]



5 Things a PMO Should Be Doing Now – Delivering Greater Value as a PMO

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Project Management Offices (PMO) are defined by their ability to deliver value to their organizations or clients. As PMO organizations mature it becomes harder for them to demonstrate their business value to the organization. Below, we have identified 5 things that PMOs should be focused on to get themselves to the ‘next level’ of maturity […]



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