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 […]

The PMBOK Guide? Changed Now What?

16 Sep 2013 - 02:13 PM under Becoming a PM | Posted by PMStudent

Let?s start by acknowledging that this is not new information. The current and fifth edition of The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge? became available to us in January. Why talk about it now? Well? some of you have asked some really good questions. Basically it comes down to this, ?So there is […]

Why YOU Spend 90% of YOUR Time Communicating

15 Aug 2013 - 07:56 AM under Communication | Posted by PMStudent

?A Project Manager spends 90% of his or her time communicating.? Really? Yes really! ?But if I spend all day talking on the phone and sending texts and emails and attending meetings when I am supposed to get my other work completed?? THAT is a question that many students ask me when this topic comes […]

Famous American Project Managers

13 Jun 2013 - 02:19 PM under Becoming a PM | Posted by PMStudent

Check out this info graphic?of 5 Famous Project Managers in American History. Until I saw the graphic I really had not thought about which project managers in history deserve to be showcased. I also have to confess that I was not familiar with the work of each candidate and this picture provided me with an […]

Pump Up Your Project Management Skills with These Strategies

23 May 2013 - 02:33 PM under Best Practices, Communication, Leadership, Schedule | Posted by

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 […]