Tag Archives: project management

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 […]

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 […]

Blame Failure On Your Project Stakeholders

01 Feb 2012 - 03:46 PM 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

25 Jan 2012 - 08:19 AM 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

05 Apr 2011 - 06:16 AM 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 […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast ? Part 3

28 Oct 2010 - 06:27 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Bas provided several lessons learned for us in this video: Focus on “What does ‘done’ look like?” – specifically to your stakeholders Focus […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast ? Part 2

25 Oct 2010 - 06:10 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. Cornelius discusses the importance of building customer relationships early in this segment, and focusing on your customer. His second point is on the […]

Project Management Institute NA Global Congress 2010 Webcast – Part 1

21 Oct 2010 - 05:54 AM under Lessons Learned | Posted by PMStudent

Dux corralled Bas De Baar, Cornelius Fichtner, and myself and we did a collaborative webcast on Ustream while we were at the Project Management Institute’s North America Global Congress in Washington D.C. We went around and discuss our top 3 lessons for project managers in general, and then gave our thoughts about the conference. I’ll […]

Social Media for Project Managers

19 Oct 2010 - 06:54 AM 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 […]