Category Archives: Best Practices

Project Management Best Practices

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 […]

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 […]