Project managers are rarely in direct control of their project team members. Team members are seconded on to the project, or loaned from another department. If you aren’t their direct boss, how do you get them to do anything?
Everyone is talking about using social media at work. There are still some barriers to adopting new technologies though. Today we are going to look at 5 myths about using social media on projects.
Co-Sponsor Problems From time to time, we come across projects that have two sponsors. It’s rare to have more than two executives sponsoring a project, but even having two can cause problems. A project to launch new software for the sales force, for example, could be sponsored by the IT Director, whose team is doing […]
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone got on? If projects had no points of conflict? Well, if you have ever worked on a project where everything was perfect all the time and no conflict arose, give us a call. We want to know how you did it.
When Henry Gantt plotted out projects in the steel industry using bars to show the progress of tasks, I doubt he realized that he was going to revolutionize how projects were managed. Gantt charts display horizontal bars that provide a graphical
5 Tips for Successful Status Meetings Meeting your project team or key stakeholders to discuss status is a critical part of managing a project. But everyone hates attending a meeting for the sake of it. Here are 5 tips for making your status meetings as good as possible, and completely painless. 1. Be Prepared It […]
When implementing enterprise project management tools such as Primavera P6, there are many savings that are often not taken into account when creating the business case. The list below is not meant to be exhaustive
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Get involved in updating the PMI Global Standards. The PMBOK and The Standard for Program Management are open for review and you can get involved. The PMI is accepting public contributions from its members to assist in the final stages of updating two key global standards. As with all the PMI standards, The PMBOK (The […]
Project plans are of course about the future, and everything about the future has some uncertainty associated with it. When a task’s duration is estimated to be 5 days it is accepted that this will probably not turn out to be precisely true.