The Work Breakdown Structure is one of those tools in project management that in my experience gets used incorrectly quite a bit. That might be due to how it gets glossed over in many textbooks, or how many people jump right into building one without understanding the fundamentals clearly.
I had a great time in Orlando recently for the 2009 PMI North America Global Congress. The PMI New Media Council did a presentation titled “Why Should You Care About Social Media?”. Bas De Baar (ProjectShrink), Cornelius Fitchner (PMPodcast), and I (pmStudent) collaborated for our segment of the presentation, focused on demonstrating the use of […]
An interesting read came across my twitterstream the other day. It’s a survey of web-based tools specifically in the realm of software development. I’d like to point this out: “…possible research directions derived from this work could focus on…
And here I just blogged about how people focus too much on tools…
Always an enigma, here’s a post for you about a tool!
I caught up with my RSS reader today and came across a post by Alec Satin that caught my attention.
I see a common theme in the email and comments I receive, and in forums where people who are new to project management are active. A good chunk of you are asking about tools. Tools, tools, tools.? MS Project.? Primavera.? Wrike.? Basecamp.? So many others big and small.? There’s a lot of money and attention […]
When I started getting interested in formal project management, I was lost.? I didn’t know where to start, and when I found some information I usually didn’t fully understand it because I was not familiar with the lingo. One of my goals for pmStudent.com is to save other people the pain I went through while […]
I’m excited about a few new FREE resources I’ve put together for the pmStudent.com community. One is for new and aspiring project managers, the other is for helping PMP-certified project managers leverage and maintain their credential. I hope these are valuable for you and where you are at in your own career.
In an effort to get better at this and share with everyone else, I’ve created a Google document template to help document, understand, validate, and act on lessons learned. Download it here.
Some of you may have noticed that I used to have a link for Method123 and MPMM above the comment box on each post.? I’ve removed them and am no longer recommending them. I have heard good things about them which is why I chose to put the links up in the first place.? They […]
Troubled projects afflict organizations worldwide in both commercial and public sectors as they regularly experience higher than anticipated costs, unmet schedules and unfulfilled requirements.. The high rates of project failure?particularly among information technology (IT) projects?often impact an organization?s essential business strategy and operations. Study after study details bleak project results, while government reports and company […]