Understand the basic components of quality management and then build on them.
Accept the fact that your project plans will change. Risks that become a reality are a type of change that you will experience. Move forward confidently knowing that you will have a plan.
“Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate It.“ – Reid Hoffman No project is without risks. It is all in how you handle those risks. And the place to start is at the very beginning. The minute that a project idea is discussed […]
I recently came across a statistic that states that 50% of all Project Management Offices (PMOs) fail. It seemed high to me. But when I reflected on my own personal experience in setting up two different PMO’s I can tell you that my experience supports that statistic. One PMO was successful and one PMO was […]
There you are, about to lead another project kick off meeting. You know what you and your team are supposed to accomplish, but do you know why? If you are not certain do not feel badly, because you are not alone. Too often we are assigned projects to lead without being given any background as […]
As a new project manager it was glaringly obvious to me that my success was largely dependent upon customer satisfaction. I knew that I needed strong collaborative relationships with my customers. I needed them to respect me and trust me to get the job done. I needed them to help keep the project priority high […]
This article by Jennifer Morris is a great reminder on some excellent project management communications basics. Be sure to watch this pmStudent mini-lesson for Quick Communication Tips too! There is always room for improvement in project management and new ways to get ahead in the game. Whether you are new to the world of project […]
Do you know what the biggest pain in project management is? I’ll tell you what it is. Building something nobody wants. I’ve learned the hard way over the years that it’s easy to forget the basics when you start getting immersed in all the flashy concepts, funky language, and fancy tools out there for planning […]
Hello Josh, I have been following your site and information for some time now and have always found it to be helpful and insightful. I have a question that to be honest I never really thought about until yesterday. The topic is on the project management best practice of time buffering. It is common and […]
A discussion on management plans started by my friend on Govloop recently about management plans got me going. My thinking on the topic of documentation in general has matured over the last few years. I don’t think I know everything though, far from it. What Makes Project Documentation Suck? There are several common problems people […]