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Project Management Training

Keep Asking What

Filed under Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

WBS stands for work breakdown structure, but it is tempting to call it what breakdown structure. The reason? The WBS shows what needs to happen in order for you and the team to provide the agreed-upon project scope. And too often it is easy to get caught up in when or how or who? All […]

The WBS Don’t Go it Alone

Filed under Best Practices, Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The project scope is finalized. You feel like throwing a celebration. It took more time than planned, but it seems like all of the stakeholders have agreed on what is really needed to meet project objectives. About five minutes after receiving final scope approval, your stakeholders began asking about more definitive estimates for schedule and […]

Liberal Studies for Better Leadership

Filed under Becoming a PM, Training | Posted by MMeloni

Professionals, project managers included, have felt a strong need to upskill for career development since the pandemic began. Leaders who lacked key skills for a heavily-digital future found themselves less likely to get new jobs or be assigned vital projects without those capabilities. Many companies and organizations are also placing emphasis on continuous learning for […]

Things Your WBS Does NOT DO

Filed under Becoming a PM, Tools, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The work breakdown structure (WBS) is such a useful tool. And truthfully, once I learned about it, I wondered how I had managed without it. I stumbled into project management. I definitely did not know what I did not know. One day, a group of consultants were walking us through some project planning techniques, and […]

Six Steps to an Effective Workflow

Filed under Best Practices, Techniques, Training | Posted by MMeloni

In her previous article, You Need a Project Workflow, pmStudent contributor Sara Sparrow taught us how a project workflow helps manage risks, increases team efficiency, and brings clarity to project work. In this helpful follow-up, Sara gives us tips on how to create your project workflow. Start At The End Believe it or not, when […]

7 Project Management Podcasts To Boost Your Skills!

Filed under Training | Posted by MMeloni

There really is a podcast for everything these days, and project management is no exception. If you’re trying to improve your work, then you can try listening to these podcasts. They’re full of useful information, updates, and experiences that you can use to improve and elevate your own work. And you can earn PDUs (professional […]

Creating an Effective Business Case

Filed under Becoming a PM, Best Practices, Training | Posted by MMeloni

Fred Obiero teaches us the importance of the business case and gives us some solid tips to help prepare and present a business case that shows the value of your project. In this way, your project will be recognized as an important part of your organization’s project portfolio. Before any new projects are approved and […]

Ruthless Rules for Productive Meetings

Sonali Malu helps us get the most out of our meetings by being positively ruthless. The emphasis is on positive.  Constant communication is a project manager’s main business; be it communication with peers, teams, stakeholders, supporting departments, or clients. A project manager is constantly communicating with everyone, giving advice, providing directions, negotiating, promising deliverables, and […]