Featured Stories
 

Project Management metrics

Metrics are a technique that is used to analyze business processes and performance – they are used to analyze something that’s quantifiable (i.e. not subjective). Individual metrics are often grouped into balanced scorecards in order to get a performance snapshot of a variety of activities. Using metrics to help govern project management activities can be […]

Five Common Problems With Project Teams And How To Solve Them

08 October 2011

It’s a fact. Even the best teams encounter problems in certain projects from time to time, especially when in a scenario where there are many factors that can be quite uncertain. Fortunately for these problems, a good risk management plan can often be quite helpful in preventing them, and if not preventing them, to at […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments

5 Tips For Improving Your Risk and Opportunity Logs

06 October 2011

Aside from the project plan, there are several documents needed to be created when a project starts such as a goal log, issues log, risk log and opportunity log. The difference between a log and other documents needed in the course of the project is that logs are updated during the course of the project. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Risk Management0 Comments

The Key Objectives of a Project Communications Plan

04 October 2011

Every good project manager knows that sufficient information and planning are crucial to having a successful project. This means that it becomes necessary to identify in advance the information needs and requirements of the project team members, management and more importantly, the client. Examples of the information that need to be communicated on a regular […]

Read the full story

Posted in Project Management Articles0 Comments

The Role Of Quality Assurance In Project Management

03 October 2011

Even outside of the work environment, we are all brought up knowing the importance that quality play in our lives– from ordinary products and gadgets that we use, the house we live in, quality is something that we all look for in everything we need. The same is true for projects that we work on– […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments

How A Statement Of Work Can Be Beneficial To Your Project

02 October 2011

Before a project can even go into the planning stage, a statement of work can be a very helpful guide, not just for the project team, but for the client, project members, third-party suppliers and stakeholders as well. Having a statement of work can help clarify details and prevent problems that may arise through misunderstandings […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments

Understanding Project Dependencies- Why They Are Vital To Your Project

01 October 2011

Project dependencies are the relationships of tasks to other tasks that determine the sequence in which they need to be done, with the relationships driving the schedule for the entire project. Project planning and management methodologies listing and scheduling tasks such as the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Critical Path Schedule (CPS) are highly […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments

The Project War Room And Why You Should Have One

30 September 2011

Taking on a project is akin to going into battle. It takes planning, strategizing, mapping territories and action plans and finally going into the trenches and executing the battle plan. If you’ve seen war movies, you’ve probably seen all those scenes where a group of generals are gathered around a table with maps all around, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments

The Configuration Management Plan And Why It Is Needed

29 September 2011

Good project planning is needed to ensure completion of quality deliverables and requirements of a project within the specified time frame. This includes a thorough description the project evaluation process, goals, objectives, activities & deliverables, a work plan & resource schedule and the project management process. Part of this includes configuration management, an essential component […]

Read the full story

Posted in Management0 Comments