What you Absolutely Need to Know about Construction Risk Management in 2021


Risk management is a crucial element to keep track of when it comes to any sort of project. But when it comes to construction risk management, you need to be extra careful, because a software project going bad might not be as life-threatening as a construction project going bad.

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Managing Risks as a Consulting Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

Let's face it, you'll never completely remove risks from the project.that's like saying you will undoubtedly live till you are 100 years old. We are all probably bad at managing risk. I can't think of a time when I ever over-planned for risk, but I could cite many times when I definitely under-planned or failed to plan for risks. Read the full article


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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Experienced managers know the value of the ‘elevator view’, that is, knowing when to press the button for the top floor to look down at the bigger picture, and when to descend to the ground floor to get down ‘amongst the weeds’. At the ground floor our project managers provide assurance that their projects are on target to deliver, according to st ated objectives. Strategic Risk Management. But how important is the strategic leadership and alignment of risk planning?

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

The author suggests several tips for leaders to be fair-minded when managing their employees: . How New Managers Can Get Better at Making Decisions. Written by Art Petty, this article proposes 8 tips for managers to become better decision-makers.

Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

How to select a Risk Response Strategy? But let me simplify it for you in this article. Here you will find examples of risk responses for both threats and opportunities. But there’s a catch: You may have a limited mindset in regards to dealing with risks. So, I would suggest you review examples of dealing with different risks on a real project first. Click here to read how I managed different kinds of threats. Project Risk Management Overview.

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Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth


Having been a project manager for all of my working life and now a teacher of project management skills for more than a decade, I always tell my students to follow sound project management principles and to manage risks proactively. Proactive project risk management is integral part of project management. In fact, I think good risk management is half of project management. What is Proactive Project Risk Management?

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. Magdalena answered: I have a small consulting business – and we use Freedcamp (like basecamp).

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What is Visual Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Mark Woeppel, author of Visual Project Management. But what is visual project management? Mark, what is visual project management? The main emphasis of the project management body of knowledge is “control”, which typically means more or better planning.

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The PMO Game Changer: A Value-Driven Project Resource Management

The Lazy Project Manager

What is a Value-Driven Project Resource Management? Project resource management by PMO has changed significantly in the last 20 years. It has evolved into a highly value-driven resource management solution. How Value-Driven Resource Management can be a Game Changer for the PMO?

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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

Where is artificial intelligence taking project management? AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay. The impacts of artificial intelligence in project management. Lloyd Skinner.

2021 412

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office


Now imagine that a senior executive starts off his day and decides first to have a quick look at the project dashboard expecting to see metrics such as the current status of projects, earned value indices in terms of money and performances, and top risks. Welcome to the concept of the Project Management Office or PMO. In this article, we will learn about PMOs as organizational structures, about various types of PMOs, and about traditional roles within a PMO.

2021 76

The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

Girl's Guide to PM

They define salience as: the degree to which managers give priority to competing stakeholder claims. Project stakeholder management and saliency. The saliency model is a tool you can use as part of stakeholder analysis, management and engagement.

2021 367

Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection


Ultimately, you need a capable project manager to evaluate various views and requirements and then identify the right system for your organization. Any management system you choose will be tasked with planning, project governance, and resource and risk management.

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What can I do with a degree in project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you wondering whether it’s worth getting a degree in project management? This article is for you! What can you do with a degree in project management? The simple answer is: you can get a job as a project manager. The outlook for project management employment.

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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

2021 298

How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. Scope creep in project management is where additional requirements are added to the project, beyond what was originally agreed and these additions are not formally authorized. Is scope creep a risk?

2020 385

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Project management practitioners are looking for new lean and agile project management tools to support their day-to-day work and often seek them outside the tools that their organisations offer them.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve seen project managers and other colleagues crash and burn. Lots of senior managers. There is a reason that project management has a code of ethics. If you don’t talk about problems then you risk hitting your manager with bad news. Managers meddle.

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Webinar Recap: Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jigs Gaton’s session, Project Management, Critical Event Management, and COVID-19: Reflections, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Project management, critical event management, and COVID-19 reflections.

7 Proven Project Management Tips For Small-Team Project Managers


In this article, you’ll learn proven project management tips that you can implement in your creative, consulting, or implementation projects. As a project manager, you’re constantly balancing work quality, deadlines, and budgets. Simple, drag and drop project management.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. You'll also have the option on the next screen to opt into my awesome newsletter - weekly project management tips. Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. Agile project management is on the rise.

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The Ultimate Guide To Enterprise Project Management


These projects have a project manager taking control of the successful delivery of the project. Enterprise Project Management is the management of all these projects and ensuring they are meeting the business goals. It is true that risks are inevitable.

2021 78

Gantt Charts vs PERT Charts: Why Project Managers are Crazy about Them?


There are many tools and techniques in the project management paradigm that help in the planning and coordination of resources and tasks. In this article, we will talk about what a PERT chart is and why the project managers of the organizational paradigm use it so often.

2021 124

The Value of Project Management Skills… Transferability

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a valuable skill-set. Project Management skills enable you to deliver big, complex, important changes. This is what makes Project Management a career option. Project Management career. You may have got the skills of Project Management for a specific Project. Or maybe you set of on building a Project Management career, and then discover that this is not the career for you. ’ Are Project Management Skills Transferable?

2018 66

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? From the UK, Susanne Madsen is an internationally recognized project leadership coach, trainer, and consultant. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership. In addition to her books, Susanne provides great articles on her website.

The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Most of them already appear in our Comprehensive list of [22] Project Management Podcasts. How do People Consume Project Management Blogs? Churn in the Project Management Blogging World. Pro Project Manager.

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The 5 “Don’ts” of Project Management

International Institute for Learning

Senior Consultant, IIL | Managing Director/President, Turlon & Associates. Reading various blogs, articles and papers on how to be successful as a project manager got me thinking about what NOT to do as a PM. I have seen some major “do nots” throughout a 27-year career in project management and it is only in hindsight that these became my lessons for the future. From experience, there are myriad reasons why project managers take the wrong route on things.

How to Manage Projects using Microsoft Lists


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s session, How to Manage Projects using Microsoft Lists, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. MPUG webinar, How to Manage Projects using Microsoft Lists. Articles

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How to Turn a Project Around


One of the hardest things to do when you are deep into managing a project is to see precisely when it is going off the rails. Well, the project recovery process does not have to be that hard, and you do not necessarily need high priced consultants to come in and fix it for you.

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Top 5 Resource Management & Planning Tools


Resource planning, along with the right tools, are key aspects of project management. Given the importance of resource planning, we’ve put together an article to help. Why is resource planning for project management? Why should project managers use resource management tools?

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder? There are many possible options where you can apply the valuable skills you’ve honed as a project manager. I previously wrote about the different career paths that can lead to project management. And a project manager role can be fulfilling and interesting. Options on the Project Manager Career Ladder. Project Manager. Program Manager. Portfolio Manager.

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How to Start a Career in Project Management: Answers to FAQ

Epicflow Blog

A profession of a project manager has always been in demand and seems to be gaining momentum more and more. Besides, about 88 million employees will be needed for project management jobs. . How Can I Understand that a Career of Project Manager Fits Me?

Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. So, what matters in project management? Risk management? Mike Belch, associate director at consultancy RSM, spoke to Project Magazine recently and was open about his experiences with stress. Every project management office or major project should have a mental health champion to make sure there are people who can be constantly looking for problems.

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The Ultimate List of 41 Free Project Management Templates


Then you need project management templates. A good set of project management templates will make your work easier and more efficient. This article shares 41 such template. Why Do You Need Project Management Templates? Think of the last project you had to manage. You would also have a risk register and a plan to tackle all upcoming issues. This is why every project manager usually has a trusted arsenal of project management templates.

2018 122

Understanding Project Portfolio Management


Organizations are developing ways on how to keep up with the growing network that can possess these qualities and project portfolio management is thus born. Many people, including those who belong to business organizations, tend to misconstrue, underestimate, and misinterpret project portfolio management. It may be linked to project and program management, but project portfolio management has its own function and discipline. The Gist of Project Portfolio Management.

2017 83

Roles Clarity in the Product Management


Straightforwardly if I have to explain the Product Management, then I would say, “The activities performed throughout the Product Lifecycle is the Product Management.” Who is a Product Manager, Product Owner, Project Manager, and Business Analyst?

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar recently about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. That’s it in a nutshell, but that Expert Guide has more detail and my book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers , covers this in depth. If your main collaboration tool has project management functionality that includes a Gantt chart, you wouldn’t need a separate Gantt charting tool.

2016 232

Project Management Training – Cheap or Value?

Arras People

In this article, SPOCE Project Management, the training providers for a huge portfolio of project management training approaches highlight the problem with taking up the cheaper training options available in the market today. Never has this question been more important than in the Project Management training world. SPOCE Project Management Limited is a global leader in delivering best practice training for project programme and risk management.

2017 150

IR35: The biggest shakeup in project management careers for a decade

Girl's Guide to PM

There might be a few situations where you could, but as a project manager there’s a lot of knowledge in your head that makes it hard to send in a substitute if you’re off sick for a week. Risk and reward: who carries the risk of the task and who gets the benefit once it’s done?

2021 262

Cost Benefit Analysis for Projects – A Step-by-Step Guide


When managing a project, one is required to make a lot of key decisions. Because of the high stakes, good managers don’t just make decisions based on gut instinct. They prefer to minimize risk to the best of their ability and act only when there is more certainty than uncertainty.

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