?Project Management Changes in the 2010's

Brad Egeland

Project leadership has remained fairly stable and static in its demands over the years. The core needs of the project, team and customer from the project manager aren't really all that different now than they were around 1990.

2010 104

Clarizen as an alternative to MS Project

Clarizen

One of the things we asked ourselves when we founded Clarizen is why was MS Project so popular and so commonly used? The answer is simple; it’s available, affordable, and includes a very necessary set of Project Management features. The next question we asked was, “why is Excel even more popular and commonly used in Project Management practice than even MS Project?” ” Excel is available, affordable and relatively simple.

2010 60

Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning

Wrike

, I promised to share some tips and tricks that can help you make your project planning more efficient. So here they are: Pay close attention to the human factor. Critical path analysis and project management tools can be really helpful in administering and managing projects.

2010 36

How to Manage the People Side of Change: An Applied Framework

Guerrilla Project Management

Brian will share with us information that he presented at the 2010 PMI Global Congress. Brian will share with us information that he presented at the 2010 PMI Global Congress. In this edition, I invited Brian Richardson PMP to talk to us about managing the people side of change. Brian Richardson is the founder and principal of Richardson Consulting Group, Inc., a professional services firm with deep expertise in organizational.

2010 40

Making Life Simple for Small and Mid-sized PMOs – A Pre-Configured Project Server Solution

Guerrilla Project Management

Greg describes how SharkPro Projects™, a pre-configured implementation of Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2010, can be up and running. Greg describes how SharkPro Projects™, a pre-configured implementation of Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2010, can be up and running.

2010 42

When Rules of Thumb Can Be as Effective

Wrike

Another valuable heuristic is to analyze the scope of the work and come up with the minimal project scope that’s most important. Then try to schedule this “must have” scope before some other work that your stakeholders could live without.

2010 36

The risks of road rage on your project

Guerrilla Project Management

As Project Managers, we have to remember that our number one priority is to create an environment where our team members can do their great work and feel safe to speak up and express their ideas, no matter how silly or contrarian others might find them. We all know that bullying and intimidation take place. Leadership

2010 40

Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference

Knowledgeline

It was quite a wake up call to attend a conference outside of legal and I was certainly woken up on several occasions at the Premier 100 conference put on by Computerworld Magazine. When you're in the same room with companies that have an IT budget that exceeds (gulp) 1 billion dollars, I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore. It was awkward to walk around and not know many people, but I did manage to find Melvin Evins (an ILTA member), the only other person from a law firm that won an award.

2010 43

Global System Rollouts – Focus on System Integration Challenges

Guerrilla Project Management

In this interview, I talk with Bipin Shah, President and CEO of Kovair Software, about the challenges and lessons learned integrating a mix of tools to provide an integrated Software Development and IT Lifecycle Management environment for one of the top ten global IT Companies. Kovair’s customer, a global leader in delivering technology solutions to.

2010 42

Do you make these 7 test planning mistakes?

Guerrilla Project Management

There is a very good discussion on PMStudent.com about an article by Jennifer Bedell titled “Do testers goldplate too?”. Jennifer says in her post: Goldplating by a tester can occur when a tester goes beyond the stated requirements in an effort to produce a “quality” product. A tester may feel that their suggestion would improve the. Tools & Techniques

2010 41

Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects – ERP Case Study

Guerrilla Project Management

I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. This is a topic that I am very interested in and have been writing about lately. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects. Jason recently. I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects.

2010 41

Self-Mastery: An Interview with Doug DeCarlo – Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

I had the distinct pleasure to speak to Mr. Doug DeCarlo, author of the landmark book, eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility and one of my great Project Management teachers. Few years ago, I read this paragraph in one of Doug’s articles: When teams heed.

2010 41

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work-Step 1

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro” , I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. In this post, I cover step 1 – planning the effort. This step includes the following activities: Establish a Preliminary Scope Statement Start the SOW writing. Statements of Work Vendor Management

2010 41

Welcome to Project Management for the Masses!

PM for the Masses

Dear project managers, project managers-to-be, and project managers wannabes! I decided to start this website because I saw an exciting opportunity. I’ll explain. Today there is an vast amount of project management knowledge available. These concepts, tools, and techniques are well known within the project management profession, but it is vastly unknown outside of it. […]. The post Welcome to Project Management for the Masses! appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2010 28

Self-Mastery: An Interview with Doug DeCarlo – Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

This is part 2 of interview with Mr. Doug DeCarlo, author of the landmark book, eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility and one of my great Project Management teachers. Make sure to listen to Part 1 and Part 3 where Doug shares his great insights.

2010 40

Self-Mastery: An Interview with Doug DeCarlo – Part 3

Guerrilla Project Management

This is part 3 of my interview with Mr. Doug DeCarlo, author of the landmark book, eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility and one of my great Project Management teachers. Make sure to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 where Doug shares his great.

2010 40

Planning a Project: the Problem of Telling What’s Important

Wrike

You’ve read and heard it so many times: “Efficient project planning is vital for your project’s success.” However, when you’re dealing with a complex project, building an effective project schedule may be really hard, to say the least.

2010 36

“Scope Seep” or what happens if you give a mouse a cookie

Guerrilla Project Management

Most of us by now know about the consequences of “Scope Creep” But there is a much more dangerous problem that we Project Managers get ourselves into. It is called “Scope Seep” “Scope Seep” is a term coined by Alan Weiss and refers to situations when you, the project manager, not the customer, allow extra. Change Management

2010 43

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Step 3

Guerrilla Project Management

In my initial port in this series “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro”, I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. Step 1 covered the planning the effort. Step 2 covered formatting the SOW. This post will describe step 3 – Collect and Analyze Requirements. Statements of Work Vendor Management

2010 40

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Step 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In my initial port in this series “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro”, I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. Step 1 covered the planning the effort. This post will describe step 2 – formatting the SOW. You can choose to have one person. Statements of Work Vendor Management

2010 40

Interview with Lazy Project Manager

Wrike

Working on this collaborative project was a very valuable experience for me, as I met lots of interesting people, who have profound expertise in project management.

2010 36

Understanding Politics, Conflict, and Influence in Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects. Bernardo brings a fresh and unique perspective to this very important topic in project management, combining his background as an Industrial Psychology practitioner and a Project Management Executive. Bernardo has extensive experience in building global shared. In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects.

2010 40

Global System Rollouts – Focus on Latin America

Guerrilla Project Management

In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts. I attended Nicolas’s presentation on this topic and invited him to share with us his experience from a global rollout of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) in Latin America. Nicolas is a global Project Manager with more than 15. In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Nicolas Sulla on large global rollouts.

2010 40

Microblogging in Project Management 2.0

Wrike

A new tool came to our lives and greatly influenced the way we communicate. Twitter turned out to be next big thing of the social media world, and it looks like it’s here to stay. How can we explain Twitter’s immense popularity? Simplicity, convenience, speed?

2010 36

Interview with Deanne Earle, author of UnlikeBefore.com

Guerrilla Project Management

Listen now: Right click here to download the MP3 In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Deanne Earle author of the Change Thru Action blog. Deanne is known to her followers on Twitter as @UnlikeBefore. Deanne is an expert at initiating, leading, and delivering change projects. She helps clients bridge the gap. Change Management Podcasts

2010 42

Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous posts, Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects and Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 1, I argued that we need ways to incorporate Agile in system integration projects without (a) changing the entire organization or (b) waiting for the organization to change. We also need to tailor. Agile in Integration Projects

2010 40

Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post, Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects, I argued that some Agile practices are not easy to implement in enterprise system integration projects without tailoring. In this series of posts, I will identify a set of key Agile practices that offer the greatest value and recommend ways to tailor them to. Agile in Integration Projects

2010 40

The Eight Constants of Change – An Interview with Stacy Aaron

Guerrilla Project Management

In this edition of the Guerrilla Project Management podcast, I interview Stacy Aaron co-author of two books on organizational change: The Change Management Pocket Guide published in 2005 and The Eight Constants of Change published in 2008. These books are popular with many Fortune 500 companies such as, American Express, Bayer Corporation, FedEx, UPS, Johnson.

2010 40

On Wearing Two Hats: Project Manager and Product owner

Guerrilla Project Management

A healthy conflict between the Project Manager and the Product Owner creates a build-in system of checks and balances that protect projects from getting hijacked by single-minded agendas. In our experience, when these two roles are performed by a single person, that individual is likely to be much stronger in one area than the other. Agile in Integration Projects

2010 40

What software projects and battlefields have in common

Guerrilla Project Management

Stephen Cohen wrote a wonderful blog post on 10 analogies for managing software projects. One analogy that really resonated with me is # 7 “Battlefield management”. He wrote: While I don’t mean to in any way belittle the heroic efforts and significant risk to those in real battlefield situations; software, particularly large complex solutions, required. Leadership Mindset

2010 40

Slogging is the new black

Knowledgeline

Well, like most good New Years resolutions, one that I've been slowly getting around to is trying to get a few more posts on here. While I've stated that I'm retired from blogging, you all saw through that as my excuse for not being more diligent in posting. It'll probably be more like slogging (slow blogging).

2010 40

Project Management 2.0 Listed Among the Best Project Management Blogs

Wrike

The author of the post, Heather Buckley, is the director and co-founder of a British IT and business training provider, Silicon Beach Training. She picked bloggers who offer something unique and engaging on project management topics. It’s nice to see my Project Management 2.0 blog on the list!

2010 36

How Technology Affects Project Management

Wrike

It was not that long ago that a printed out Project Charter would be the start of project approval.

2010 36

33 Selected Blogs Update: 11 More Blogs for Project Management Innovators

Wrike

The post got over 220 comments and still counting! Some of you also pointed me to a few excellent resources that I didn’t mention in the general list. So in this post, I’d like to add another 11 blogs for project management innovators to my initial collection.

2010 36

Key to Adopting New Project Management Software from Day 1

Wrike

Yet Adrian McDonagh , Managing Director at the U.K.’s ’s leading Internet recruitment service, EasyWebRecruitment.com , was able to find a solution that was thoroughly adopted by his team of 15 people from the first day of use. Does he know some kind of secret? Well, this secret is simple: successful adoption is not about the tool. I t’s about your team being able to use it.

2010 28

The “Chaos Report” Myth Busters

Guerrilla Project Management

In a previous blog post titled, Let’s say “No” to groupthink and stop quoting the Chaos Report, I wrote that: “We need to be able to examine the underlying data and measurement methods used as the basis for any report or study on IT project failures.

2010 76

The Value of the PgMP Credential in the Working World

Guerrilla Project Management

Jeff will share with us information that he presented at the 2010 PMI Global Congress with Brian L. Jeff will share with us information that he presented at the 2010 PMI Global Congress with Brian L. In this podcast, I invite Jeff Hodgkinson, PgMP, PMP, RMP to talk to us about the benefits and value of the Program Management Professionals (PgMP®) Credential in the Working World. Grafsgaard, PMP, PgMP, QBS about the results.

2010 42

Don’t get caught between your Vendor and a Hard Place

Guerrilla Project Management

The reputations of many great project managers were ruined because their projects failed due to their mismanagement of vendors. The biggest mistake project managers make in discerning the status of their project is to rely solely on vendor status reports. These reports give only one version of the project’s progress. And that version happens to. Vendor Management

2010 46

There is really no such thing as failure, only feedback

Guerrilla Project Management

In my last post, I wrote that failure is in the eye of the beholder. When a project ends, talking about whether it was a success or a failure is sometimes like talking about religion or politics. For the most part people will have their own opinions and there is nothing you can do to. Mindset Project Failure

2010 42

Getting Things Done: David Allen Sees The Whole Forest by Making Sure Every Tree Is Seen.

PM for the Masses

After reading so much about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” book, I decided to give it a try. I had been listening to his podcast and had already implemented many of his great ideas in my day-to-day activities in order to be more productive. I’m naturally disorganized and yet have many things to get done […]. The post Getting Things Done: David Allen Sees The Whole Forest by Making Sure Every Tree Is Seen. appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

2010 28