Tag Archives: project management

5 Project Management Techniques for Procrastinators

Filed under Productivity | Posted by MMeloni

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” Don Marquis Did you read the quote above and think, “Yesterday? I would be happy to be caught up with last Thursday?” This might be the perfect time to take a look at 5 project management best practices and how they can help you. 1) Define […]

Effective Project Management: The Prince 2 Principles

Filed 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 […]

5 Tips For Starting A New Project

Filed under Career, Training | Posted by PMStudent

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 […]

Blame Failure On Your Project Stakeholders

Filed under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

We all screw up from time to time. It’s in those moments when the most important thing is to know who to blame. Blame Management Just kidding. I just had an eye-opening experience. One of those ‘duh’ moments where something didn’t go as planned with my project. It was a simple, small piece of our […]

Project Management Myths Debunked

Filed under Grab Bag | Posted by PMStudent

Oh yes, let’s have fun with this one, shall we? I want your myths in the comments, bucko! Good Project Managers Make All Decisions By Themselves While it’s true that project managers do have to make the final decisions in many cases on a daily basis, we certainly should not make them by ourselves. We […]

Your Customers Don’t Care

Filed under Leadership, Requirements, Scope | Posted by PMStudent

I was in a local cafe the other day working on a Kanban training course I’ll be making available sometime soon. I grabbed the usual coffee for fuel and then a sugar avalanche of a toffee bar caught my eye. And I bought it. Because I have no impulse control whatsoever. I chewed the first […]

Social Media for Project Managers

Filed under Books | Posted by PMStudent

While I was in Washington D.C. for the 2010 PMI North America Global Congress I asked author and blogger Elizabeth Harrin of PM4Girls some questions about her new book, “Social Media for Project Managers“. I focused on two topics in this short interview, emerging trends and privacy. One of the things in the book is […]