“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, […]
Project Management From a Practical Perspective Let?s start with the basic premise that most of the significant things we do can really be considered a project. Whether that?s building a new house, developing a new set of purchasing procedures, implementing a new computer system etc., (the list is potentially endless) these types of endeavours can […]
There is one specific item I would like to address today. Then, I’d like to hear your examples in the comments.
This is something I have forgotten about when planning projects in the past, and I see other project managers overlook it. It’s obvious when you point it out, but that’s as long as you are not in the pit with the alligators.
There is often a misconception that managing an IT project is difficult. Avoiding the common pitfalls of IT project management is not rocket science, it is simply a case of taking some sensible measures. This article identifies 5 killer mistakes of project management and their solutions.
Projects are naturally networks of commitments. Learn how to bring reliability to your projects by paying attention to promising conversations.
Monitoring and Controls on a project is valuable and worth the experience. Measuring how a project is doing helps stakeholders to understand the future health of a project. Read on for a little insight into how it’s done.
Brandon Ching wrote a great post about PM from a developer’s point of view…here comes the pmStudent’s response!
There are many theoretical frameworks for project management, quality, general management, etc. I’m convinced that above a particular threshold, all of them are nearly equally valid.
Anita Wotiz is the guest blogger this week over at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog. She published great post titled “An unrepeatable success?” Read it here. It was great to hear about the project, specifically the lessons learned and trying to relate them to my own experience. I wouldn’t write the […]
Dave Garrett recently wrote on the concepts expressed by Aaron Shanhar in his book, Reinventing Project Management. The gist is that the common triple-constraint model of managing cost, schedule, and scope is not enough. As I like to put it and in Goldratt’s words, necessary but not sufficient. I have not yet read Shanhar’s book, […]