Identifying stakeholders is a key step of project initiation. Listing all stakeholders in a register is an easy and effective way of tracking them. This register will come in handy throughout the rest of your project, especially when assessing communications and risks. Continue reading “Stakeholder Register in Project Management”
A murder board usually refers a process where a committee of senior managers and/or subject matter experts scrutinize projects as a part of the project selection process. The committee attempts to stop (or murder) a project before it’s undertaken.
Aside from project selection, a murder board can also refer to a tool used to:
– prepare for presentations
– perfect project plans Continue reading “The Project Management Murder Board”
On 11/30/2016, the US Senate approved the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act. It will now go to President Obama for his signature. He is expected to sign it into law before he leaves office.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act
According to the Project Management Institute, this bill will change program and project management within the U.S government by: Continue reading “The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act”
On Monday I went to AgileCamp 2016 – New York Metropolitan hosted by Prudential Financial in Newark, NJ. I attended the 4 main sessions and a couple keynote speeches. Here is my experience. Continue reading “AgileCamp 2016 New York Metropolitan”
Below is a video series created by Reval Govender where he provides a very nice overview of Agile Scrum. There are seven videos in all. Continue reading “Reval Govender’s Scrum Training Series”
As a project manager, thinking strategically to identifying efficiencies and improve processes is an essential part of my job.
What is strategic thinking?
Strategic thinking is the process of proactively envisioning future possible outcomes in order to identify opportunities and threats, not only to your project, but to your organization and stakeholders as well. Continue reading “Think strategically to drive process improvements”
Today I’m going to write about one of my favorite project management tools!
The Issues List – A Key Project Management Tool
All project managers should be familiar with the issues list, but I find that people who have never been involved in a large project don’t know what one is. That’s why I’m explaining it here today. Continue reading “The Issues List (aka Issues Log)”
During a recent job interview I was asked, “What are the three most important characteristics of a project manager?” Continue reading “9 Characteristics of Strong Project Managers”
Simply put, I don’t know. The 6th edition of the PMBOK was originally suppose to be out in January 2016. Well it’s now May. It’s not out yet, and no one seems to know when it will be out. Continue reading “When will the PMBOk Guide 6th Edition be released?”
The work breakdown structure is a visual decomposition of a project into deliverables and work packages. It’s a tree structure, which divides the work needed to complete your project.
The WBS should be the source of all planning, scheduling, action, and decisions in all projects. Every project management professional should understand the value of the WBS and use it as a guide for all subsequent processes. Continue reading “Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) – Project Management”