Category Archives: Misc

Project Management Techniques

Project Management From a Practical Perspective

Project Management From a Practical Perspective Let?s start with the basic premise that most of the significant things we do can really be considered a project. Whether that?s building a new house, developing a new set of purchasing procedures, implementing a new computer system etc., (the list is potentially endless) these types of endeavours can […]

Are You Missing This Critical Piece Of Your Project?

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There is one specific item I would like to address today. Then, I’d like to hear your examples in the comments.

This is something I have forgotten about when planning projects in the past, and I see other project managers overlook it. It’s obvious when you point it out, but that’s as long as you are not in the pit with the alligators.

Successful Projects: It’s Not Rocket Science

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There is often a misconception that managing an IT project is difficult. Avoiding the common pitfalls of IT project management is not rocket science, it is simply a case of taking some sensible measures. This article identifies 5 killer mistakes of project management and their solutions.

Lessons Learned from Anita Wotiz

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Anita Wotiz is the guest blogger this week over at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog. She published great post titled “An unrepeatable success?” Read it here. It was great to hear about the project, specifically the lessons learned and trying to relate them to my own experience. I wouldn’t write the […]

Moving Beyond the Triple Constraints

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Dave Garrett recently wrote on the concepts expressed by Aaron Shanhar in his book, Reinventing Project Management. The gist is that the common triple-constraint model of managing cost, schedule, and scope is not enough. As I like to put it and in Goldratt’s words, necessary but not sufficient. I have not yet read Shanhar’s book, […]

Project Monitoring

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Hello everyone! I’m sorry it has been so long since my last post. I have been going through a job change, and the last month has been hectic with getting things shored up at my previous company and (trying) to get up to speed at the new company. I recently listened to my favorite podcast, […]