“Alright, if I lend two of my best testing resources to you next week, then you will add me as a member to the Project Methodology Council, right?” asked Jim. “Ok Jim, I really do need two of your strongest testing resources to get us back on track, so if you and your resources deliver, […]
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Accept the fact that your project plans will change. Risks that become a reality are a type of change that you will experience. Move forward confidently knowing that you will have a plan.
How to Lead Like it Matters I received a copy of this article and I thought, “There are some good ideas here, maybe I should write something about this.” Then I realized, I don’t need to write something about this, I just need to share it with you. Enjoy! How to Lead Like it Matters […]
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 […]
A quick confession I ?grew up? in a waterfall world. All of my early projects used a waterfall methodology. Another way to describe this could be a step or stair step approach. We stepped through the phases. When we completed the initiation phase, we moved on to planning, then to design, then to construction. In […]
Are you a good at multitasking? You can test yourself right now using the Multitask Test http://open-site.org/blog/the-multitask-test/, maybe you really are a multitasking star or maybe you should consider doing one thing at a time. Most of us do a better job when we can focus on one thing and then turn our attention […]
Virtual meetings are not going away anytime soon. If anything we will have more and more of them. As we reach out globally, yet cut back on spending (goodbye travel expenses), we will continue to meet in virtual conference rooms all over the planet. Like any well run meeting, you need to prepare, you need […]
Josh Nankivel who created the pmStudent community that we all now enjoy, was an accidental project manager. Well me too! And maybe you as well. Apparently it is not all that unusual that some of us stumbled upon project management In fact last week I was on the phone with a client (he was learning […]