September 23, 2014

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

Interesting Project Management Articles

Understanding project team dynamics

How to Understand the Dynamics of a Project Team

How to Understand the Dynamics of a Project Team. Working on a project usually means working within a team. Understanding and working with group dynamics is key to ensuring positive project results.

The Professional Project Manager

The Professional Project Manager – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) have registered three designations for project managers. This article will discuss the levels of project managers in more detail.

project management as a profession

Project Management as a Professional Designation

Project Management as a Professional Designation – to look at project management as a profession, the characteristics of a professional, the career path and levels of project managers and how to register it as a designation.

How Project Management Professionals help overcome problems on projects

How Project Management Professionals help overcome problems on projects – This Infographic looks at how Project Management Professionals (PMP) can help address the typical problems on projects and how to enhance their chances to be a success.

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”.

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 …

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. …

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