If it is not in the work breakdown structure (WBS), then it is not in the project! This may sound harsh but take these words to heart. Your WBS is where your scope lives. Yes, you have a team member(s) to work with your stakeholders to fully define your project scope. And that scope is […]
“How could changing a few words in one simple sentence lead to such an uproar?” June thought, incredulous at how upset some of her members were with her. All she had done was update a sentence or two in one of the high-level requirements. It had been a last-minute change that she included just before […]
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 […]
pmStudent Contributor Sara Sparrow shares the value of project workflow. How much time do you spend answering questions like these? Who does what in the project? What are the expectations of the project? What is the deadline for such a project? What can team members take away from the project? These are important questions. Your […]
Contributed by Mahindra Gupta, PMP Human resources are the critical drivers of any project’s success. How do YOU know that you have the right resources and that your resource plan is as effective as possible? Project resource management includes tracking the performance of your resources to ensure the project is going as planned. This is […]
Contributed by Sonali Malu Do you run your projects using process, or strategy? Sometimes we even hear that these terms are used interchangeably. But they are not the same. A process essentially has certain steps involved to complete it; A strategy may not always have the same set of steps. A process is always a […]
“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, […]
At first, glance, tracking employee time seems pretty straightforward. Your employees simply denote the hours they were at work on a timesheet, or punch a time clock and turn their time cards in at the end of the week or month. What could go wrong? As it turns out, a lot. The ability to accurately […]
Being a project manager is about leading teams through change. Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The pandemic has compelled project teams to embrace digital transformation. More than anything, your organization needs adept and effective leadership. Leaders need to guide teams masterfully and reach goals successfully, even as uncertainty looms.
In this endeavor, keep in mind C-H-A-N-G-E. Be an expert in adapting to and thriving in change by embracing some specific characteristics.
: One of the opportunities presented to you by the Coronavirus pandemic is that time typically scheduled for events, meetings, and other tasks is now open for a larger focus on team communication. This doesn’t just mean sending out a bunch of emails and hoping the content will stick. You need to use strategies that keep your team strong and cohesive.