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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

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

Applying PM principles and procedures to a herd of cats.

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 — 4 Comments

Career Roadblock?



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 community member:

I have recently been made redundant from my high flying project management role. This position was with a FTSE…
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Added by Josh Nankivel on October 13, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Project Manager vs. Project Leader

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 — No Comments

Run Away! (And Other Helpful Advice For A Career in Project Management)

Run Away! by Cirofono via Flickr
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 — 3 Comments

Looking for the next opportunity

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 — No Comments

The Remote Project Manager by www.PMTips.net

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 — 2 Comments

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