March 27, 2015

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

Interesting Project Management Articles

Project Success Story – Call Centre Efficiency

Project Success Story – Call Centre Efficiency. This story is about a contact centre technology project in a massive tele-communications company. The objective was to build the support function for all the Call Centres.

Power of Project Leadership

Book Review: Power of Project Leadership

Book Review: Power of Project Leadership

Leaders in digital era

Traits of Leaders in the Digital Era

Traits of Leaders in the Digital Era – a discussion of 5 Essential Skills of a Future Super Leader.

Update to CCR pogram

PMI Announcement for Certified Professionals – Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program Update

PMI Announcement for PMP’s – Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program Update. Employers need project practitioners with leadership and business intelligence skills to support strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.

Roles and Responsibilities

Three important project management tools and techniques

Three important project management tools and techniques

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 …

Three Techniques for Scope Change Management

1. Hold Everyone Accountable for Scope Management Many scope management processes work well at the project manager level, but get compromised by team members. If the project manager is diligent in enforcing the scope change rules, your customer may try …

Five Steps Before Estimating Work

Estimating is hard enough. It is even harder if you are not prepared. Estimating a 20 hour chunk of work is not so hard. Estimating for full projects or large chunks of work can be challenging. Templates can help, but …

Understand the Risk Tolerance Level in Your Organization

All projects have risks and all risks have the potential for negatively impacting the project. You use risk management to determine the risks that are important enough to manage. During the risk identification process, you may encounter many risks that …

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 Scoop.it, 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 Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

10 Things I love about managing projects

There are lots of reasons to love project management. Here are the 10 top reasons I love managing projects.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Nice perspective on project management. I love the relationships you build with different people over the years.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

New Video - What Makes a Great Project Manager?

3 minute video on clear simple examples of what makes some project managers great, compared to all others.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:Good perspective on what makes a great project manager. Do you agree or do you have more perspectives?See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices

PMI Volunteers Help Companies in Need at Inaugural Project Management Day of Service | Business Wire

Scope-A-Thon provides pro bono project management services to hundreds of non-profit and charity organizations.Linky Van Der Merwe's insight:What a good idea for project managers - hope this will spread to other countries too.See it on Scoop.it, via Project Management best practices