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16 Things That a Good Project Manager Should Knows

  1. 1.       Well versed with Earned Value Management

Even if you are a project manager of new generation, it is always better to know that earned value management is quite useful to answer project sponsors (and other stakeholders) and becomes handy in explaining, justifying actions required to continue or stop a project.

  1. 2.       Set Right Goals and Expectations for Stakeholders

Good project managers clearly understands…

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Added by Dhan on November 5, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

7 Tips to Consider When a Project Is Failing

Post by Dhan, co-founder of Zilicus - Project Management Software.

As a project manager, many times you sense that there are early warning signs that project is getting delayed, heading toward wrong direction that eventually will fail. If you fail to understand these early warning signs, it is hard for take the project back to normal pace. In fact common statistical studies (refer: Standish group reports)…

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Added by Dhan on October 29, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments

6 Basic Elements That Makes Project Management Unique and Challenging

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear an upfront question: “Project management unique in which category?”  Most of us know definition of project- as stated by PMBoK™. The answer is: There are certain aspects that set project management different from all other management activities. The other management activities can be managing routine things, conducting class, organizing training or workshop floor activities. Let’s look at which things separates…

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Added by Dhan on September 3, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

Asana - what has been forgotten to implement for $40 million

It's always interesting to discuss about products, which have all the luck of popularity among users and trust from investors - this clearly says about the quality.

Sure, along with numerous good points Asana has some disadvantages, and some of them are important.

The first problem relates to invisibility of issues' structure and it doesn't allow…

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Added by Sam Chera on May 31, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments

What Makes A Good Project Manager, The Great Project Manager?

 

Jim Collins pointed out differences between "Good Companies" and "Great Companies"; what made "Good Companies" to be "Great Companies" based on empirical analysis  of various companies.

Let's see what makes Great Project Manager to be different from Good Project Manager.

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Added by Dhan on January 22, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Year 2013 - Project Manager’s Wish List

 

After leaving behind Maya calendar, and End-of-The-World stories behind and in project manager's reality, nailing project status reports, project budgeting, approvals for year 2012, etc. we bid adieu to year 2012.…

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Added by Dhan on January 8, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Decision Making For Project Manager (Part-I)

Project manager makes decision everyday:



Project managers have to make decisions day-in and out. It is an integral part of their job. It could be about whether to add new resources in team, whether to accept new changes by customer, whether…

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Added by Dhan on September 5, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

10 Mistakes Which are Common in Project Management

Christopher Scordo (PMP, ITIL) is a published author and Managing Director of SSI Logic (www.ssilogic.com), owners of the popular PMP training website, PMPerfect.  Visit PMPerfect for the latest on PMP exam prep, live online classes, and self-paced PMP courseware. 

 

“To err is human”, and project managers are no different when it comes to…

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Added by Chris on August 20, 2012 at 3:03pm — 10 Comments

The process to find a Project Management Job

I have been looking for years for an IT job. My experience is vast and helped me a well rounded IT professional. It has been difficult to find a job in the Birmingham Alabama area. There are 5 jobs a day if I want to move out of town.....

The amount of listings has been getting longer.

Keith Cash Project Manager

Added by Keith Cash on April 15, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments

How To Become A Project Manager (Infographic)

As an online project management tool, we're usually focused on how project managers can better manage their resources, how they can use priority-based scheduling for multiple projects, and what they can do to keep their project team… Continue

Added by Liz Pearce on August 5, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

A Tale of Thokk the Project Troll

Are you stuck in the land of Project Trolls or having difficulty getting a good PM job?  The recession had an impact on our industry and Thokk may have the answers we need to turn things around.  Follow Thokk as he talks about what he learned as a troll and how he believes changes in our industry may be necessary to meet the business needs of the future. 

 

This article is the first in a series about the value of project management: …

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Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on February 22, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Does a Technical Project Need a Technical Project Manager?

The following is from my blog at http://blog.pmtechnix.com

Many organizations believe that projects of a technical nature (IT, engineering, etc.) need a project manager with technical expertise. The technical expert can manage the project since they obviously know what they are doing. The problem with this is the assumption that a technical expert is both capable and willing to manage people, schedules, and budgets too. This may…

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Added by Bruce Lofland on August 16, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

What competence is required of a project manager?

What competence is required of a project manager?

How is it possible to ensure the quality of this competence?

How should competence be defined?

The answer could be: Competence is to know what to do, have the ability to do it. It is also about being able to reflect upon what has been done and realize how it can be done even better. The latter requires experience.



With this description of competence it is possible to divide a project…

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Added by Daniel Nilsson on June 22, 2010 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

Are You Really Developing Your Project Team?

We all know that developing the project team is a responsibility of the project manager. In broad strokes, we know that “developing the project team improves the people skills, technical competencies, and overall team environment and project performance”. (Project Management Book of Knowledge, 4th Ed., pg 230).

We know that it’s important to put some effort into the team dynamics. We plan team building activities, and can find a plethora of ideas on how to use team building…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on June 9, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 5: Don’t Confuse Kindness with Weakness

After five episodes, the stress of the show is taking its toll on both teams. The ladies are not nearly as courteous as they were when they started, and are eager to comply when The Donald sets them up to throw each other under the bus in the Board Room. The guy’s team, no longer forming or storming, has moved on to norming, the stage where team members adjust their behaviors to the team dynamics. In this week’s episode, Curtis provided strong leadership for Rocksolid. After weeks of…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on April 14, 2010 at 10:22pm — 4 Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Episode 3: Girls Behaving Badly

This week’s Celebrity Apprentice was an object lesson for just how badly people can handle conflict. Women are particularly guilty of avoiding conflict so they won’t have to hurt anyone’s feelings.

Cyndi Lauper has…

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Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

The PDCA Cycle of Systematic Development

PDCA is an acronym for PLAN, DO, CHECK and ACT. It is a very simple, easy-to-use and highly effective means of managing anything and everything! The PDCA cycle is also known as the Deming Cycle, or the Deming wheel of continuous improvement spiral. Its origins can be traced back to the eminent statistics expert Walter A. Shewart. In the 1920s, he introduced the concept of PLAN, DO and SEE.



The late Total Quality Management (TQM) guru and renowned statistician Edward W. Deming… Continue

Added by Shawn Futterer, PMP on January 30, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

How to Manage Projects Step-by-Step

Projects can often be chaos. To remain focused and achieve success, you need to work in a step-by-step manner. That way, you will have complete control over every action you take. So read on, to learn....



How to Manage Projects Step-by-Step



You have a choice in how you manage projects. If you manage in an unstructured fashion, then much of your time will be spent fire fighting and trying to control the project scope. This is known as “project chaos”.



Instead, if… Continue

Added by Jason Westland on January 12, 2010 at 6:15am — No Comments

11 Things Every New Project Manager Ought to Know

(In no particular order)



Don't act like you know it all know-it-all by by TedsBlog via Flickr





When you're new to a role, it's natural to cover up your own ignorance. You want to earn respect, and everyone is looking at you. So you may not speak up when a topic is discussed that you don't understand...you nod your head instead of asking a "stupid" question.



Here's the thing: you will only learn by asking questions. Why not do it while you're still the "new PM" on the… Continue

Added by Josh Nankivel on November 18, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Is Project Management Common Sense?

“Isn’t this all just common sense?”



Wow, good question. This question was asked by one of my students while we were discussing the importance of managing project resources and assignments based on the critical path. And then some really good conversation ensued. This particular student felt that all project management best practices are really just common sense. Others disagreed and still others thought the answer was somewhere in the middle. To some, once they learned the project… Continue

Added by Margaret Meloni on October 26, 2009 at 11:09am — 7 Comments

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