Some projects are very well defined but others are not. If there is an idea that has been handed down by many, formed into a project that simply needs to be implemented, you may have a well defined project. If, on the other hand, someone or some group has an idea and they simply created a project out of it, then you may have an extra amount of defining to do.
Entries from April 2009
April 29th, 2009 · 121 Comments
April 26th, 2009 · 15 Comments
Tough challenges demand detailed analysis and affective decision-making. However, almost always it takes time to turn around a bad situation. While we all know that it will take time for the worldwide economic turmoil to iron itself out, recent stock market surges demonstrate and the reaction of investors to those surges illustrate how mindsets can be changed almost overnight.
April 23rd, 2009 · 1,518 Comments
Oftentimes, less experienced project managers and project teams wallow in uncertainty and lack of direction due to the lack of proper project management documentation. I have seen situations where there are lots of desperate sources of documentation but the specific project at hand is not well enough to find.
April 20th, 2009 · 306 Comments
In the realm of project management certification, there is a transition occurring in the exam for the project management professional (PMP) certification exam. On January 1, 2009, the 4th edition of the PMBOK was officially published. Many people wonder, especially at this point in time, whether they should take the 3rd edition exam or wait to take the 4th edition exam.
Tags: Soft Skills
April 17th, 2009 · 957 Comments
I just completed a great book that was so stimulating, thought-provoking, and inspiring that I had to write about it here. By the way, it does apply totally to the project management field. But it also applies to all of life, as it is a great story of life. Greg Mortenson has taken on life [...]
April 14th, 2009 · 2,113 Comments
Invariably, the same projects are defined later by people describing things that they worked on and activities that they did. What is missing many times are key deliverables.
April 13th, 2009 · 1,122 Comments
In today’s online age, product reviews are very popular and widely available. They provide a great service to consumers and they do put power in the hands of consumers, eroding some of the power of advertisers. However, like the skewed views we can get from advertisers, we can get equally skewed views from reviewers.
April 12th, 2009 · 725 Comments
I am struck by one common thing called Integration Across Disciplines. I think this is one of the most important concepts in project management, and even more so in program management.
April 11th, 2009 · 1,365 Comments
Managing large projects and programs is challenging and most agree that one of the best approaches is to break large projects and programs down into smaller readily manageable projects.
April 9th, 2009 · 545 Comments
Project cutbacks are a common theme. In many cases, teams are simply reduced in size. In addition, project scopes are decreased while agile methods are a key way organizations develop software more efficiently. The term agility goes far beyond that.