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 […]
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Things Your WBS Does NOT DO
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 […]
It’s 2021, yes we still track time! Avoid these 3 time-tracking mistakes.
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 […]
What is the ROI of a Project Management Tool?
At work, we are constantly juggling tasks, people, meetings, and projects all at once. With all of these moving parts, communication and organization can become difficult. Project management software can be a great solution to staying on top of tasks in a busy workplace. But what is the return on investment of project management? Is […]
Four Tools for Building Your Leadership Skills
No matter how experienced you are. No matter how many projects you have managed or teams that you have led, you can always brush up on your leadership skills. While it continues to be important for you to model responsible behavior to your teams, other ways to lead may vary in their necessity. For example, in 2020 the need to lead virtual teams, and inspire work from home employees has moved to the top of desirable skills. The good news is that you can always learn and change and grow.
So, You Want to Be an IT Project Manager?
Looking for your opportunity might not be easy, but it is worth it. It will take time. Get started by doing some research. Look at your favorite job sites and look at the project manager jobs that interest you Don’t neglect opportunities that don’t offer a great salary but do offer experience. It’s not always about money, but about connections, future opportunities and invaluable experience.
5 Project Lessons to Take into 2014
Todays posting is brought to all of us by Access Group. There is some information here which can be useful to many of us. This is not an official endorsement for any specific software. Enjoy- Margaret Meloni, pmStudent Community Leader. Access Group is a rapidly-growing and innovative provider of cutting-edge project management software which helps […]
Overwhelmed? Manage YOUR Time
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? You have so many projects to manage and people who need to speak with you. It would also be nice if you actually got home at a decent time and saw your family and friends. Perhaps you […]
Templates For Project Management
Ah, templates. ?Everyone wants templates for project management. They can be great for reference. ?But watch out. ?I received this question in an email from Sudhir: Also appreciate if I could get some samples of Requirement Traceability Matrix, Requirements specification, Risk Register, Stakeholder Register, Progress Report, Status Report etc I know about these documents but […]
Good Project Management is Common Sense
Project management is one of those things that seems very complex when you’re starting out. But after you been doing it for a while, it really turns out to be a good dose of common sense with some science and discipline added in. I think many project managers tend to focus on tools and techniques […]