How Should You Structure Your Project Team

24 Jun 2014 - 09:07 PM under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

Let’s talk about project organizations. Project should be organized – the end. NO, not the end at all. Today we are discussing project organizations; plural as in what are some of the ways we organize our teams in order to meet our project objectives. Let’s take a look at some of the common ways that […]

Trust Makes ALL the Difference

26 May 2014 - 07:51 AM under Books | Posted by PMStudent

It was my honor to be included with so many of the people I truly admire in Project Leadership, a new eBook sponsored by AtTask. This free eBook is an excellent resource. I am learning so much from the contributors and I think you will too. To see what I am talking about check it […]

5 Project Lessons to Take into 2014

12 May 2014 - 08:00 AM under Tools | Posted by PMStudent

Todays posting is brought to all of us by Access Group. There is some information here which can be useful to many of us. This is not an official endorsement for any specific software. Enjoy- Margaret Meloni, pmStudent Community Leader. Access Group is a rapidly-growing and innovative provider of cutting-edge project management software which helps […]

3 Tips to Advance your PM Career

02 May 2014 - 02:10 PM under Career | Posted by PMStudent

Just recently I was asked to come up with 3 tips to help project managers just like you advance their careers. The goal was to review tips from various sources and then compile them into one article. Of course you want to know how to be a project manager and learn what project managers do. […]

Where Did THAT Project Come From?

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

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

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 […]