Agile project management

Right now there is no single more popular topic in (especially in software) projects than Agile. Before I describe what it is, here are the most common misinterpretation of what it is not: it is not a methodology – it is a set of values and principles; it is not a project management ‘method’ – […]

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. […]

Project management certification just got easier

If you’re a North American reader of this blog them you’re probably familiar with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and its professional qualifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®). If you’re a European reader, then you are more likely to be familiar with PRINCE2® and its 2 qualifications: Foundation and […]

Green project management

One of the things which I have noticed since living in Japan over the last 3 months is how much plastic there is. Everything seems to come wrapped in the stuff, even if it already comes with a more than adequate natural packaging – bananas for example. At the supermarket, a piece of fish wrapped […]

My own moving country project

I’m a lucky guy. I’ve had the fortune to be able to move half way around the world, start up in a completely alien country, and manage to keep the stress levels under control – for much of the time anyway. I’m writing this post from Tokyo, a city I have visited many times previously […]

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 […]

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