It can be quite challenging when you’re working with an executive who announces deadlines without prior consultation, particularly when the deadlines seem unfeasible. We may not always have the power to change this behavior, and it’s a situation I’ve encountered myself in the past. For instance, at big conferences such as those held by Apple, […]
Your project might already be in motion, but that does not mean you cannot change your processes and approaches. Continuous improvement is your responsibility. Don’t just watch what happens as your team works toward project completion, be strategic and when you see opportunities for positive changes, make them! These eight recommendations are a good place […]
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 […]
This article by Jennifer Morris is a great reminder on some excellent project management communications basics. Be sure to watch this pmStudent mini-lesson for Quick Communication Tips too! There is always room for improvement in project management and new ways to get ahead in the game. Whether you are new to the world of project […]
Hello Josh, I have been following your site and information for some time now and have always found it to be helpful and insightful. I have a question that to be honest I never really thought about until yesterday. The topic is on the project management best practice of time buffering. It is common and […]
Feeling like your small projects aren’t giving you the experience you need? ?I know where you’re coming from. It’s how “accidental” project managers like us start out. ?Small businesses, small projects, small teams. I’ve worked in environments like this in the past, and currently?volunteer for several non-profits where this is the case. ?My activities with […]
Guest post by Travis Anderson Earn PDUs while learning how Oracle Primavera is adamant about riding the world of project failure. Get started by visiting the registration screen at Oracle Primavera Enterprise PPM Virtual Summit. http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/primavera2010/#home Once you get your login information, go to the Auditorium and watch Joel Koppelman, Sr. VP & GM of […]
Scheduling is what project management is all about, right? Among the plethora of project management tools available, what aspect is most widely promoted? Jumping right into MS Project or any other scheduling tool is a mistake. Projects like this are built on very unstable footing, and it’s likely they will fall apart in some way. […]
Perhaps it is time for ?Critical Path? to take a graceful bow ? and exit with dignity. Perhaps its day has come!
Be sure to check out this thought-provoking presentation and the interesting comments and discussion.