Category Archives: Best Practices

Project Management Best Practices

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 […]

Create the Ultimate Project Communication Management Plan

pmStudent Contributor George J. Newton helps you excel at planning your project communications. The Project Communication Management Plans provide you with a guide of how you will communicate with all key project stakeholders including the client and the team.  Your stakeholders are vital to your project as they provide visibility, set clear expectations of the […]

Delegation Tips for Project Managers

Filed under Becoming a PM, Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

A project manager is undoubtedly one of the busiest persons in an organization.  What makes a project manager so busy? Everything which is required for the success of the project falls under the PM’s umbrella. This makes the to-do list never-ending. Everything right from project kickoff to project closure is definitely the  PM’s job. So, […]

Morale Building Involves Mind, Body and Spirit

Filed under Leadership | Posted by MMeloni

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes When your morale needs a boost, what makes you feel better? Hopefully you know at least one individual who helps you feel better when your spirits are lagging. That go-to person who always helps clear away the […]