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3 Benefits of Using Project Management Methodologies

3 Benefits of Using Project Management Methodologies

In many ways, your methodology becomes mandated by the Project Management Office (PMO), or is just the way you do things. You follow the processes prescribed because you know they work and they represent good practice. You might do things that way because that’s the way you’ve always done them.

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What Can Project Managers Learn From Content Managers

What Can Project Managers Learn From Content Managers

Because, let’s face it: managing projects is all about managing people, and managing content is about managing people with insane amounts of talent, that often comes with a fair share of insecurity and easily bruised egos. Here are the five things I feel you as a project manager can learn from us content managers.

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5 Benefits of Formal Project Requirements

5 Benefits of Formal Project Requirements

You've probably heard of projects in your business, or elsewhere, being managed with very little in the way of formal requirements. In my experience, the risk of not having formal project requirements is that you don't know what your stakeholders are expecting. You've been asked to ...

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The Project Manager Job Description

The Project Manager Job Description

Job description of project manager is to define which roles and duties are best suited for a particular job. In this article are the main responsibilites you should expect to see in a standard project management job description.

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5 Benefits of Assigning Tasks on Your Schedule

5 Benefits of Assigning Tasks on Your Schedule

Often, project managers don’t add resources to their project schedules. If you don’t do a lot of resource reporting from your scheduling tool, it can seem like overkill to add people’s names to the tasks. It’s another step to do and you’re already busy enough.

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3 Critical Items For Your Issues Log

3 Critical Items For Your Issues Log

Your issue log is where you record the problems that have happened on the project. Your issue log can be a simple spreadsheet or built in to your project management software. You may have a template from a previous project or your PMO. It really doesn’t matter how you record the issues in the log, as long as you have a log.

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How to Review Requests for Change

How to Review Requests for Change

If you determine that you will not be able to meet the promises you made in the project plan or if a key stakeholder wants you to change the plan - that is, add features or functions to the final deliverable ...

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Try to Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes When Estimating

Try to Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes When Estimating

I think that accurately estimating IT work is a combination of experience, natural gift, and luck.  With natural gift (think, big picture vision) and experience as being the two biggest factors.  And your estimate can really only be as good as the information you’re basing it on ...

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