Monthly Archives: March 2015

Use a Separate “Discovery Project” to Plan a Large Project

Projects don’t just spring from nowhere. Although many project managers only get involved when it’s already been decided that a project will be undertaken to achieve some end, there is, of course, a phase before this: discovery. Discovery is the process by which the organization reviews the available opportunities and decides which of them will become projects in due course. Continue reading

Agile 101 – Estimating Work with Story Points

Agile projects have a number of unique techniques that are not easily transferable to traditional waterfall projects. One of these techniques is the estimation of user stories using abstract story points, and the use of story points to determine how much work can be completed in an iteration (velocity). These are simple yet very effective techniques that are the hallmark of an Agile project. Continue reading

You Need to Collect Metrics. Here are Two Approaches.

Metrics are essential to successful organization management. A metric is a standard measure that in and of itself gives meaning to a condition. It represents a measurement taken of a certain issue, topic, process or initiative. Certain criteria must be met to make metrics meaningful. Continue reading

Manage Your Projects with MPMM V6

MPMM Professional contains a whole technique for handling projects. It steps you through every phase, activity and process needed to complete a venture from beginning to end. And it comes with all of the layouts and illustrations you need, to time savings. Continue reading

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With ever-increasing workloads and deadlines, the ability to manage our time has never been more important. Project management is a crucial factor in work and our project management courses are created to ensure that delegates can make their work based projects as efficient and effective as possible. Continue reading

Remember These Five Items When Closing Your Project

A project life cycle incorporates everything from the planning phases to the closing activities that complete the work. Projects are temporary, meaning they have specific end dates slated for completion, whether you're developing a software program, customizing a product for a client or developing a new product. Project closure activities ensure the product you created meets project requirements. The project closure period also allows you to review the successes and shortcomings for future reference. Continue reading

Who Are Green Stakeholders?

There are a number of types of stakeholders, yet a commonality exists among them. They aren't all individuals, but different groups of stakeholders may have individual interests. A stakeholder is any person, entity, group or organization that has an interest in another entity. Continue reading

Governance is Used to Enforce Project Management Practices

Project management is a specialized branch of management which has evolved in order to coordinate and control some of the complex activities of modern industry. It is not, of course, an isolated example of a management skill acquired as a result of the challenge presented by industrial development and expansion. Indeed the phenomenon of survival through specialization hardly originated in the world of industry and commerce. Continue reading

Consider These Five Steps When Starting a Project

One of the crucial aspects for project success is having a well-developed project plan. This article provides strategy to creating the project plan, not only showing how it provides a roadmap for project managers to follow, but also exploring why it is the project manager's premier communications and control tool throughout the project. Continue reading