Where Did THAT Project Come From?

20 Apr 2014 - 09:21 PM under Techniques | Posted by MMeloni
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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 […]

Effective Project Management: The Prince 2 Principles

12 Mar 2014 - 06:45 AM under Books | Posted by PMStudent

PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. The methodology encompasses the management, control and organization of a project.? Prince2 is based on 7 principles, 7 themes and 7 processes in which each process is defined by main input and output, together with specific objectives […]

Project Management Intuition

05 Mar 2014 - 09:55 AM under Leadership, Productivity | Posted by PMStudent
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What is project management intuition? It’s those thoughts you develop that are not necessarily logical. These are thoughts which should be heeded. Some people might call this their gut instincts. Let’s take a look at an example: There was a project I managed where the organization was a balanced matrix. Of course you remember that […]

Go Down with the Ship?

18 Feb 2014 - 10:14 AM under Leadership, Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett If a captain is supposed to go down with his ship, does a project manager have to sink with his failing project? The expression that a captain is supposed to go down with […]

5 Tips For Starting A New Project

23 Dec 2013 - 07:57 AM under Career, Training | Posted by PMStudent
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In this article, Jason Westland shares 5 things that will help you start projects in a professional, organized way. If you?ve been asked to run a new project, congratulations! This is a great time. It?s an opportunity to set things up how you want them from the beginning, and potentially to meet some new people […]

Use YOUR WBS to Build Team Strength

05 Nov 2013 - 07:48 AM under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

We Build Strength (WBS). I realize you know that from a traditional project management perspective the correct words behind the acronym WBS are work breakdown structure. Now since you are going to follow best practices and create a WBS as you plan your project; why not consider using it as a team building exercise? Team […]