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Featured Blog Posts – February 2013 Archive (6)

5 Project Management Reflections on Novopay

I have been reading some analysis of the Novopay saga – some in project management domain, others in the media. Those in New Zealand will have seen the project on the news every week for the wrong reasons. For those outside New Zealand, it is the payroll system to pay 110,000 teachers in New Zealand that has been re-developed from an older…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on February 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The PMP Exam Changes in 2013. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The fifth edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (PMBOK® Guide) was published in December of 2012. It is the latest edition of this global project management standard published by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The release of this new edition has consequences for anyone who is preparing for (or thinking about preparing for) the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam.

In a nutshell: On July 31st 2013 the …


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on February 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Cape to Rio - Project Managed

Project Management is a skill that can be taken into the "real" world 

Take for example the 2014 Cape to Rio Yacht Race with 325 days to the start we have already got a defined time line. with start and finish deadlines.…


Added by Adrian Lamond on February 12, 2013 at 4:48am — No Comments

Terminology & Risk

Every now and then I think it is important to look at the basics of project management as a refresher so that we don’t fall into ruts that eventually hurt our effectiveness as project managers.

One common problem I see in project status reports is incorrect terminology, particularly around Risks and Responses. Often project managers misuse the term “Mitigation” when they should use the term Risk Response Strategy. A Risk Response Strategy describes how the project team is going…


Added by Rocket Williams on February 11, 2013 at 5:11pm — 2 Comments

The Planner as a Leader

The power of a written plan to influence outcomes cannot be underestimated. This works at the personal level and the business level. The only requirement is the people involved in making the plans happen need to be committed to the planned outcome.


If in doubt, the HARVARD STUDY Evidence that writing down your goals works should convince you:


Students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program were asked: ‘Have you set and…


Added by Patrick Weaver on February 4, 2013 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Project management lessons learned from a vacation

After nearly a two month hiatus in blog posts, it is time to jump back on the horse. In that time, I have spent five weeks on vacation and either side of it two and a bit weeks in doing handover and picking the work back again. I thought it would be useful to share lessons I learned from this exercise.

Re-posted from my blog Project Management in Practice.…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on February 1, 2013 at 9:25pm — No Comments

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