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.
Good project managers clearly understands…Continue
Added by Dhan on November 5, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments
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)…Continue
Added by Dhan on October 29, 2013 at 8:39am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dhan on September 3, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sam Chera on May 31, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Dhan on January 22, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Dhan on January 8, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Dhan on September 5, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments
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“To err is human”, and project managers are no different when it comes to…Continue
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.
Added by Keith Cash on April 15, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments
After reading some articles on the importance of a good project management tool it got me thinking about the human aspect of project management , that being the project manager! What makes a project manager stand out from the rest of the team? And what skills do the need to hold in order for the project to be successful?
The project manager is the leader of the pack when it comes to…Continue
Added by Liz Pearce on August 5, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments
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: …Continue
Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on February 22, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Bruce Lofland on August 16, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on June 9, 2010 at 4:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Shawn Futterer, PMP on January 30, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments
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