May 25, 2015


Project management advice, tips, tools and recommended resources for existing and aspiring project managers.

Interesting Project Management Articles

10 Ways to Compare Online Project Management Software

10 Ways to Compare Online Project Management Software – Discover the selection criteria to use to make a selection of the right project management software for your business.

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Wrike – Project Management Software that Makes a Difference

Wrike – Project Management Software that makes a difference. Wrike is a cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) app that’s powerful and easy to use with many features that will help to make your projects successful.

Project Success Story: National Point of Sales System Upgrade

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This project story from project manager, Anwar Rawoot, is about the migration from a legacy Point of Sales (POS) system to a new POS system at 265 retail stores nationally that took three years to complete.
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Preparing for PMP exams?

Project Managers – Are you Preparing for your PMP Exams?

Project Managers – Are you Preparing for your PMP Exams? The answers to these 7 questions will help PMP aspirants to start their PMP exam prep correctly and effectively.

language of appreciation

Words of Appreciation – 3 Reasons why they are not used

Words of Appreciation – 3 Reasons why they are not used. There are many benefits to communicating appreciation often and consistently to team members. But why are people not using words of appreciation?

Six Components of a Procurement Management Plan

The Procurement Management Plan is a part of the overall Project Management Plan. The document describes how items will be procured during the project and the approach you will use to managing vendors on the project. Specific areas to describe …

Schedule Estimating Threshold

When you create a schedule you generally don’t know enough to enter all of the detailed activities the first time though. Instead, you identify large chunks of work first, and then break the larger chunks into smaller pieces. These smaller …

Manage the Schedule for Small Projects

All projects need a schedule. If you have a small project perhaps the schedule is a simple checklist or Excel spreadsheet. As projects get larger they need more formal scheduling templates and tools. The processes you use to manage a …

Define the Objectives of Your Project

Objectives are concrete statements that describe the things the project is trying to achieve. They are included in your Project Charter. An objective should be written in a way that it can be evaluated at the conclusion of a project …

Four Steps to Show the Value of Training

Many businesses struggle with whether they are getting their money’s worth in sending employees to training classes. This question can be applied to project management training as well as any other type of business training. You know the cost side …

What Has Had The Most Significant Impact on Project Management in The Last 5 Years?

Who better to answer a question like this than project management practitioners themselves. The question, ‘What has had the most significant impact on project management in the last 5 years?’ was…Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Some insightful answers from project management practitioners. Project management certainly had accelerated growth in the past few years.See it on, via Project Management best practices

Agile Project Management Software

Software vendors are increasingly offering solutions tailored to agile project management. This report will offer insight into how these tools are being used and help potential buyers make a more informed decision.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Detailed Report based on survey done with project managers on what functionality and features of agile project management software have the greatest impact on a team’s efficiency.See it on, via Project Management best practices

Customer Satisfaction: The most important project metric

The satisfaction of the customer is as important (if not more so) than the traditional project management progress measures of time, cost and quality.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Couldn't agree more with view of Colin Ellis about customer satisfaction. Ultimately the satisfaction of the customer will determine if a project is considered successful or not.See it on, via Project Management best practices

6 top free, mobile project management tools

Techworld looks at some of the top project management tools you can use for free, and on your mobile phone to help teams work efficiently and flexibly.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:To help you understand which PM tools to consider for a mobile work force.See it on, via Project Management best practices

Top 10 Work Skills You'll Need in 2020 (Infographic) - Wrike Blog

The modern workplace is changing rapidly, and it shows no sign of slowing down. More and more of us are (or will be) working in non-traditional ways, from setting our own hours to working with colleagues spread out over the entire globe. This infographic examines today’s trends and takes a peek into the future to …Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:This is very relevant to project managers and how we need to adjust to stay current for the future workplace.See it on, via Project Management best practices