August 31, 2014

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

Interesting Project Management Articles

Social Media and Project Management in South Africa

Social Media and Project Management in South Africa – An interview by Jerry Ihejirika, a project management blogger from Nigeria in his new series called “Project Management for Africa”.

project pre-mortem

How to Prevent Project Failure with Pre-Mortems

How to Prevent Project Failure with Pre-Mortems. This article is about one strategy you can use to prevent project failure, pre-mortems and five steps to run your pre-mortem session.

Agile Project Management Certification

Agile Project Management Certification

Project Management Social

Project Manager – How to Integrate Social Media with your Projects

Project Manager – How to Integrate Social Media with your Projects. The purpose of this article is to answer some questions about social media for projects and to direct you to good resources for more information, education and implementation.

Project Management Inspiration – Infographic

Project Management Inspiration – Infographic. Find 15 quotes about leadership, people management, project planning, success and failure for motivation.

Root Cause Analysis

A plant manager walks past the assembly line and notices a puddle of water on the floor. Knowing that the water is a safety hazard, he asks the supervisor to have someone get a mop and clean up the puddle. …

Five Project Management Mistakes

#1: Inadequate Planning I have heard project managers say that the time they spend planning could be better spent actually “doing the work”. This is not right. Before the project work begins, the project manager must make sure that the …

Branding Your Project

Branding is a more sophisticated form of marketing communication. The purpose of branding a project is to associate an emotion or a feeling with your project. This is exactly what marketing people try to do when they brand a product. …

Kickoff Meeting

Start Your Project with a Kickoff Meeting The purpose of the kickoff meeting is to formally notify all stakeholders that the project has begun and make sure everyone has a common understanding of the project and his role. Like all …

Benefits of Project Management Training

Four Benefits of Project Management Training The following are five reasons training is invaluable to you as a project manager. #1 – Training Keeps You Engaged Are you feeling a little sluggish on the job? Do you dread the ride …

Change Management Process – Barriers and Negative effects - Part 3 | Virtual Project Management Consulting

Take a look at the negative effects of insufficient change management as well as the barriers to a successful implementation of change.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:What are the barriers to effective Change Management on projects?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Change Management Process – Measuring Return on Investment (ROI) Part 2 | Virtual Project Management Consulting

This article will look at how to measure your return on investment (ROI) and whether the cost spent on Change Management yields a favourable return.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Can ROI be measured for Change Management on projects?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Change Management Process – Benefits and Project Impact | Virtual Project Management Consulting

This is the first of a series of 3 articles about the Change Management process. It will cover the benefits of change management, ideas for how to measureLinky Van Der Merwe's insight:Discover the benefits you can expect from doing proper Change Management on your projects.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

How to Overcome Culture Challenges on Projects | Virtual Project Management Consulting

Part of the Success Stories Shared initiative whereby experienced project management practitioners share project stories and lessons learnt.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Success despite cultural challenges by adhering to PM processes and standards. Read interesting success story shared.Please contact me to share one of your own success stories.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

Tips to Manage a Project When It's Just You - Business 2 Community

Tips to Manage a Project When It's Just You Business 2 Community Often times, especially if you're a service provider or small business owner, the project manager and the person working on the project are one and the same.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Overview of how to approach project management in your small business. #smallbusiness #pmSee it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices