Basics and Overviews

Project or Operation?

A few weeks ago we held a course on Project Management Fundamentals.  Every student introduced themselves; they were all seasoned professionals with 7 years of experience or more in their field.  Justine worked for a manufacturing company. Kumar was a software developer.  Ann deployed projects for a Cable TV provider. Carlos was a construction manager. […]

Where Can a Project Manager Go From Here?

As inevitably happens at the beginning of a new year, with all the thoughts about resolutions, a few colleagues and acquaintances have been examining their jobs and careers. Some are considering entirely new fields, like the lady who is considering leaving her IT  job to open a hip Bakery because bread has always been her […]

‘Agile’ or ‘Waterfall’ ?

A few days ago, before the start of a meeting, a couple of developers where discussing ‘Agile’ project management versus the more traditional ‘Waterfall’ project planning. A ‘Waterfall’ approach, you may recall, is the type of project that flows sequentially from stage to stage, much like a waterfall. It came from, and was heavily influenced […]

Are issues risks?

We all know the difference between an issue and a risk, right? Well, if we’re not clear, let me explain. Think of an issue is an event which wasn’t planned to occur on your project but it has occurred and now requires management action. One of your project team quitting mid project; your sales director […]

Program Or Project ?

When an organization has the function of deploying multiple initiatives, the question arises:  should these be managed as projects?  Or should program management enter the picture? If there is an obvious way in which the projects are related, we may opt for program management straightaway.  For example:  if our organization deploys a few projects per […]

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