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Featured Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (5)

My Top 10 Recommended Web Sites for Free PMP Exam Sample Questions

After eight years as a project management trainer, I have helped more than 20,000 students prepare for their Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam. In my experience along the way, I’ve found one thing that unites them all: They all want to practice with free PMP Exam sample questions. In an effort to help, I have identified 10 web sites that offer free PMP Exam sample questions. I recommend each of them for the quality of their questions.…


Added by Cornelius Fichtner on December 26, 2012 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

Project Management and the Enviroment

Where do we begin with regards to environmental project management?

I am not referring to projects specifically focused on the environment, but rather construction related projects and there impact on the environment.

The reality is that protecting the environment has a price tag, one which in the end is passed onto the customer.

So from the start, planning the environment into the project already has a huge obstacle - cost, then the next item is time, both from a…


Added by Adrian Lamond on December 19, 2012 at 4:11am — No Comments

Henry Gantt – Debunking the myths

It may come as a big surprise to many, but Henry L. Gantt did not invent bar charts despite many people miss labeling them ‘Gantt Charts’ and he had nothing to do with developing project management!

This definitive paper highlights the origins of bar charts in Scotland in the 18th century and looks at Gantt’s real work in manufacturing – when you have finished reading it, I hope you will agree the following myths should be ‘busted’ once and for all:

Misconception #1…


Added by Patrick Weaver on December 16, 2012 at 4:40am — No Comments

5 Questions Project Managers must ask

Projects are inherently risky endeavours and require plenty of shepherding to ensure successful completion and the desired results. Key to successful project management is clarity of understanding on what you are trying to deliver. It is easier said than done. Different people can read the same requirements and have different impressions of deliverables. I’ve been thinking about some of the strategies I have used and seen successfully applied. Following is a set that I have found very…


Added by Shoaib Ahmed on December 11, 2012 at 4:31am — No Comments

The Cultural Dimension of Project Communication

The importance of understanding culture in designing successful communications to influence and inform stakeholders cannot be understated. Exactly the same words or diagrams can be interpreted differently depending on the culture of the receiver, but culture is multi-dimensional. Some of the facets that influence how information is received and interpreted include:

  • corporate culture – how the organisation works
  • industry/professional culture – the way people in a…

Added by Patrick Weaver on December 3, 2012 at 5:24am — 2 Comments

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