Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project managers can't predict the future, but accurately gauging the degree of uncertainty inherent in their projects can help them quickly adapt to it. - "Managing Project Uncertainty," Arnoud De Meyer , Christoph Loch , and Micheal Pich, Sloan Management Review , Winter 2002, Vol.

2002 43

Who is the Cassandra on YOUR project?

Kiron Bondale

I’m currently reading Richard A. Clarke and R. Eddy’s book Warnings which analyzes a number of cases where a credible subject matter expert raised concerns proactively about a looming catastrophe but was ignored until it was too late to take preventative action.

2002 151

Real Options and Decision Making for ICT Projects

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Managing Requirements for Business Value," John Favaro, IEEE Software , March/April 2002. There was a classic #Noestimates post this week that said. Estimation locks down choices early through upfront t decision making, #NoEstimates preserves options. And attached the hashtag #RealOption. A real option is a choice made available with business investment opportunities, referred to as “real” because it typically references a tangible asset instead of a financial instrument.

2018 47

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

We have proudly been agnostic to all professional bodies and associations since we established our business in 2002; we do not and will not fly their flags blindly as we enjoy our freedom to criticize and support their works, as is appropriate.

2017 139

Ten Trends in Project Management Recruitment in the UK

Arras People

Since we started the business back in 2002, the UK marketplace for project management has increased quite dramatically. At last month’s Project Challenge , we got asked a lot of questions, the most popular by far is, “ What is the market like at the moment?

2016 194

Six Sigma Methods and Project Management [Guest Post]


Application of Six Sigma In 2002, Adem Anbar pointed out that Six Sigma was more comprehensive than various prior quality initiatives such as Total Quality Management (TQM) & Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in an organization. In the late 1980s, the Six Sigma method gained popularity amongst various project management systems across the globe.

2002 40

5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management


In the 2002 movie Minority Report , authorities were alerted to serious crimes before they even occurred. Technology has made our lives easier. If you don’t believe that, go watch a few episodes of the PBS series, The Frontier House.

2002 96

Taxing Times for Project Management Practitioners in the Public Sector

Arras People

The recent introduction of the updated Off-Payroll Workers (IR35) legislation for the Public sector which became law on the 6 th April 2017 has caused much consternation for many project management practitioners involved in the supply of day rate labour.

2017 151

What I’m Reading: Banned Books

Girl's Guide to PM

The UAE banned it from schools in 2002 because of the anthropomorphic pig. Normally my occasional column about the project management books I’m reading and the novels I’m carrying around reflects what I’ve spent time on in the last six weeks or so.

2016 224

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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Loch, and Arnoud De Meyer, Management Science © 2002 INFORMS, Vol. 8, August 2002 pp. Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making, Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

2003 82

Estimating is a Learned Skill

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Planning and Executing Time-Bound Projects,” Eduardo Miranda, IEEE Computer , March 2002, pp. Koren and Marek Vokác, International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering , 2002. Dobbs, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2002. “An Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.

If the PMP exam is changing, why would an aspiring PMP not want to be certified on the latest edition of the PMBOK?

Brad Egeland

From the first change in 2002 to this exam change, there have been tremendous changes in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). You can most certainly certify with the newest exam. Cheetah Learning has been involved now in six exam changes over the course of the past 16 years.