25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. Personally my take on this is, PRINCE2 has been considered the defacto standard accreditation in project management for a while now.

Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a project communication plan template, but it focuses on the summary milestones to hit during the project life cycle. It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. Project newsletters.

Project Management Life Cycle


No matter what methodology you use, it should include all the stages of an average project life cycle. The project life cycle defines the beginning and the end of a project, including the work that should be done in each phase and the people who should be involved in it.

Step 3: Project Management Best Practices

The Tao of Project Management

Deploying Project Management Best Practices Having established where the organisation currently is on the capability maturity model and planned how to get to the next level in steps 1 and 2 we can now start to roll out the best practices. Before starting any of this I believe it is absolutely essential to involve all the organization’s project managers in the process (after all they are all key stakeholders).

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Business Leadership for IT Projects [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realised he was offering a critical assessment on the Standish report on project failure – thankfully. So: business team managers, project and product owners and sponsors.

Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. As such, is provides as alternative to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and it's Project Management Professional Qualification (PMP). Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle.

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible.

7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Here are 7 of the best productivity apps for project managers. The students aren’t project managers but they do have to manage projects, and later in their careers they’ll be handling big budget projects so the need tools that will grow with them and yet be simple to use.

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What We Can Do About It (4)

The Tao of Project Management

Step one was to consider the skills of the project manager, s tep two was to consider the needs of the organisation, and step three wa s to consider the projects and make sure they are business critical. But we can't just stop there, for even if a project is business critical it can still go wrong or cease to be business critical. Ideally this would be at the end of each project stage. Red is critical and urgent: the problem must be addressed or the project will fail.

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Project’s Hierarchy of Needs


Project’s hierarchy of needs defines what is needed to happen for teams to achieve success in their projects. . Project’s theory of needs is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. It is common knowledge that most projects finish late or fail altogether.

Waterfall project management- A tutorial


Waterfall project management method was published by Winston W. Waterfall is sometimes also referred to as traditional project management method, but in this paper we will use Waterfall exclusively. Waterfall was first employed in the software and IT projects.

25 mistakes project managers make


The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated. 25 Common mistakes project managers make.

Project Review

The Tao of Project Management

So step one was to consider if the project manager has the necessary skills to manage projects. Step three was to make sure that only projects that are critical to the business take place and that the projects that do take place are measured on the actual benefits they deliver to the business at the end of the project. This way projects that are going wrong or getting into difficulties get fixed or stopped before they can have a serious impact on the business.

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Introductory project management courses. Introduction to Project Management - a self-paced course that teaches practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Intermediate project management courses.

Communications Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Project Communications Management is the process of planning, collecting, storing, and updating project information. The Communications Management knowledge area that a project manager spends the most time on. Review project plans. Have a project war room.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework


Projects have since been a lifeline of an organization; everything is a project these days and these help companies keep up with the ever-growing changes happening around the market. However, a project just doesn’t function on its own. The process won’t even work unless there is manpower involved, as well as methodologies and standards implemented for projects to be delivered successfully. This is one of the purposes of project governance.

What Project Teams Need to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Project teams who can harness these technologies now will find themselves leading their industries in this coming digital transformation. The project teams that win in the new world are already positioning themselves to sail through the potential disruptions that these changes will produce.

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance


What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. To be more precise, project management governance. Project Management Governance.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project. Risk management is an important skill that can be applied to all projects.

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How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects


When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing.

Gantt Chart is the right tool for tracking all projects even Agile


There are many project management methodologies in use today. All have different ways of managing projects and each fit certain projects based on size or complexity. They use different tools and methods to plan a project and track it during project life cycle.

Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Project Risk Management includes all the processes involved in risk identification, regulation, and mitigation on a project. Expected time (when) in the project life cycle. Project manager’s role –. Keep stakeholders informed of project progress.

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Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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What Does Enterprise Project Management Mean?


Enterprise project management is a field of organizational development dedicated to just that. Using the available resources, businesses organize their projects according to an established system of information. All projects should be able to be managed at once through the same system. A streamlined business will operate more efficiently and finish projects more quickly. The History of Enterprise Project Management. The Benefits of Enterprise Project Management.

Agile project management- A tutorial


The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. History of Agile project management. Project Planning.

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Project Management Certification – A guide


This article is a guide on how to obtain a project management certification and resources you need to do so. If you are planning to get a project management certification, this article is for you. Before you start planning to take your certification exam, you need to consider the following three points: 1- You need a few years of practical experience in project management before you can take the certification test, usually 2-3 years of relevant experience.