October 31, 2014

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African storybook project

The African Storybook Project

The African Storybook Project – an inspiring story about teaching young children a love for reading! The African Storybook Project aims to address the shortage of books in local African languages for early reading.

Preferred communication tools by age

Communication Challenges for Virtual Project Teams Part 2

Communication Challenges for Virtual Project Teams Part 2 – A discussion of research findings about the challenges virtual teams face, communication preferences and recommendations.

Virtual Team Members’ Top Project-Communication Problems

Communication Challenges for Virtual Project Teams Part 1

Communication Challenges for Virtual Project Teams – a discussion of research findings about the challenges virtual teams face based on an online survey.

Secrets to Planning and Preparing Powerful Presentations

Secrets to Planning and Preparing Powerful Presentations

Excel 2010 for the New Project Manager

Announcement – New Course for Excel Project Managers

Announcement – New Course for Excel Project Managers. This course is meant to be a short but information rich introduction to learn how to use Excel as a new project manager. It’s a lecture only format that gives just enough information to get you started to feel comfortable using Excel to run projects.

Five Options for Project Start Dates

One of the characteristics of a project is that it is a temporary endeavor. In other words there is a start and end-date. This seems simple enough until you start to try to define exactly what these dates mean. Is …

Seven Components to a Risk Management Plan

The Risk Management Plan describes how you will define and manage risk on the project. This document does not actually describe the risks and the responses. This document defines the process and techniques you will use to define the risks …

Five Project Management Mistakes, Mistake 3

Mistake #3: Not Keeping Schedule Up-to-Date Many project managers create an initial schedule but then don’t do a good job of updating the schedule during the project. There are trouble signs that the schedule is not being updated. The project …

Be Proactive Managing a Project with Unrealistic Budget

If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic budget, the first thing you will want to do is discuss this with your sponsor to see if there are any factors that are driving …

Five Project Management Mistakes

Mistake #2: Poor scope management practices Managing scope is one of the most critical aspects of managing a project. However, if you have not done a good job of defining scope, managing scope will be almost impossible. The purpose of …

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