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Practice Project Management at home

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As a Mom, it is important to know exactly where everyone is at any given time, how long they are going to be there, and what they are doing while they are there. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.

As a Project Manager, it is important to know exactly what task each project resource is working on at any given time, how long they will be working on that task , what they are doing and why they are doing it. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.

Point and Shoot Project Management

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Project management as a whole has paralleled somewhat the changes we have witnessed in photography. Project management also has been a skill for the few, with the barrier to entry being quite high. However, the barriers are being reduced and the chance for abandoning “point and shoot” project management is here!

Put Off Procrastination

Filed under Books, Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

The student syndrome is alive and well. I see it all around me, and I am no less guilty than any other. Why do we put everything off until the last minute? Especially the important things? I’ve recently read The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, which has helped heighten my sensitivity to this phenomenon going […]

Critical Chain Benefits From Traditional PM

Filed under Critical Chain | Posted by PMStudent

Today I was trying to think of ways to integrate some of the methods and benefits of Critical Chain project management into the traditional PM methodology most companies use. I wanted to pick out one element of CC that would potentially yield the most benefit without much, if any, additional overhead to the project manager. […]

Planning For Change

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

One thing that never changes is the constancy of change. That seems like a self-evident truth, doesn’t it? So why do we plan as if change will not happen? People in general are fairly good at managing change, but of course we vary widely in those abilities among individuals. As a result, I believe most […]

Are you a Star Project Manager?

Filed under Career | Posted by PMStudent

I came across this interesting video presentation today and wanted to share. It’s only about 2 minutes long, and is methodcorp.com’s identification of key milestones on the road to a successful project management career. I especially like milestone 5, which is the silver lining side of when most fairly experienced project managers start complaining that […]

From the long hiatus

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My apologies, everyone, for going so long between posts. I’m not blog-fading though. I think finals in conjunction with all the parental duties during the holiday season really had be bogged down. This week, I’m the guest blogger for the University of California Extension, Santa Cruz and their “The Art of Project Management” blog. I […]