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Featured Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (5)

Projects aren’t Projects

All projects are equal but some are more equal than others (or was that animals?[1])!”

In reality each project is uniquely different and therefore project management cannot be a one-size-fits-all process or discipline. The PMBOK® Guide makes this clear in Chapter 1.

There are at least 4 dimensions of a project:

  • Its inherent size usually measured in terms of…

Added by Patrick Weaver on September 30, 2013 at 3:43am — No Comments

What the Americas Cup teaches us about management

It has taken a few days for the Kiwis to recover from Team NZ‘s slow strangling at the hands of Oracle Team USA in the Americas Cup. In the space of 8 days, they went from 8-1 up to losing 9-8 with skipper Dean…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on September 28, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

7 Ways to Create a Budget for Your Project

There’s a tight link between project management and budgets. Preparing a project budget requires thinking through the project in detail before anyone starts working.

project budget

“Budget is a proxy for project planning.” This aphorism was a live-tweet of a talk given by Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council. In other words, when you finish laying out a…


Added by Alison Meier on September 10, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

How to Identify your PMP® Exam Eligibility

Do you work in a position where you do a lot of project management work but do not hold the title of Project Manager? Do you have several years of experience performing project management activities as part of a team? If either of these scenarios apply to you then maybe you are also wondering how you can tell if you are eligible to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.

Many people…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on September 9, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

When Project Managers can be dangerous

As Project Managers we are in the business of control and order. We are placed in a position of trust to achieve the desired outcomes. Most actions we take usually reflect this. The other day I was nearly caught out by something and was rescued by my architect. The worst consequence would have been some lost time in discussion. That made me think, can project managers be dangerous on projects sometimes? I think yes. Here are my…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on September 2, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments

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