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 —
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… Continue
Added by Chris on August 20, 2012 at 3:03pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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…
Added by Daniel Nilsson on June 22, 2010 at 9:02am —
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 —
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
Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on April 14, 2010 at 10:22pm —
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 Susan Lyle Dodia on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm —
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 —
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 —
(In no particular order)
Don't act like you know it all
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 —
“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 —
I'm a marketing project manager, so when all you IT types start talking it's like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher. But it doesn't matter what the project deliverable is, right? It's about the processes, as my PMP certification teacher kept telling me. The principles and procedures should apply to all.
Sure, talk to me when I'm making 120K a year working as a PM for some engineering project.
So what's different about the PM profession in the marcom/ad agency… Continue
Added by Kerin Donahue on October 18, 2009 at 4:58pm —
roadblock - by Lyndi&Jason via Flickr
What can you do when you feel like you've hit a bump on your project manager career path? Here are my thoughts, and I invite you to add your own comments with advice for this professional.
From a pmStudent
I have recently been made redundant from my high flying project management role. This position was with a FTSE… Continue
Added by Josh Nankivel on October 13, 2009 at 6:00am —
What’s more valuable in the long run? A project manager
or a project leader
? Project managers do fine, but project leaders take it one big step further.
Read the full article by Andy Jordan for more insights and tips on project management and… Continue
Added by ExecutiveBrief on September 17, 2009 at 9:28am —
|Run Away! by Cirofono via Flickr
I am passionate about project management in general, and helping people new to the field more specifically.
But let’s be honest. We’re all nuts.
Not Everyone Should Be a Project Manager
There is a specific form of… Continue
Added by Josh Nankivel on June 25, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I am an experienced PM with a background in Software, IT Infrastructure, and Product delivery projects. I have just finished up my most recent project and I am looking for work. I live in Seattle, WA but I am open to projects anywhere. I would love to go Full Time at a good company but I am open to Contract or Contract to hire positions. I have led many cross-cultural and cross-functional project teams. I have worked on projects in all phases from estimates, through initiation and development,… Continue
Added by Nathan Hayes on January 20, 2009 at 3:46pm —
The Remote Project Manager by www.PMTips.net
by Brad Egeland
I have personally been running projects in a primarily remote capacity for the past three years. I’m not necessarily a road warrior nor do I particularly aspire to be one, so I’ve enjoyed the challenges of managing projects and teams remotely. The primary thing I’ve learned about remote project management is that the most critical aspect is frequent,… Continue
Added by Aleksandar Trazoff on January 20, 2009 at 5:27am —