10 Critical Elements For Successful Project Management

10 critical elements of project management
Skills
Project management is not an easy undertaking.  It involves managing and juggling many variables and constraints.  Many people and factors interact and affect the output, time and cost of the project.  It is important that there is a certain discipline in running the projects.  Also, project management is ...
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Balanced Scorecards: What are they, Implementation Process, and Why Use Scorecards?

Balanced Scorecards
Skills
The concept of the Balanced Scorecard revolutionizes traditional performance measurement and corporate decision-making systems by providing the big picture of company performance from key perspectives. ...
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Change Management: Kotter’s 8 Step Change Model

Change Management
Knowledge Areas
Change Management is tough.  But it becomes tougher when we have to institutionalize change that drives the corporate vision.  John Kotter create the 8 Step Change Model, which has become the industry standard on heralding change and making it stick.  A detailed article on the whole process by Kotter. ...
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How to Manage Business User Expectations and Lack of Knowledge During a New System Implementation

Managing User Expectations
Skills
Managing User Expectations while implementing a new system is a key challenge for a successful project implementation. Have you been at a client where they have purchased a new system or application and do not have the expertise or knowledge to implement it?  Or there are very few ...
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How Can a Strategically Aligned PMO Increase Shareholder Value

Maximize the Shareholder Value
Governance
Shareholder Value is the main goal for any corporation.  If the company is not increasing the value for its shareholders, then it is not succeeding.  Any company functions via Operations and Projects.  The day to day work is done by its operational teams and work that needs special ...
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Easy Projects Review 2017: Features, Walkthrough, Pricing and Videos

Easy Projects | Project management software
Tools
Whether you a gal with an idea or a large corporation with a team handling a large project, you need to use a Project Management software which can help you collaboratively manage the tasks, team, activities, milestones and the entire project work online. Easy Projects is an online ...
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Step-by-Step Project Management Process Slide Deck

Best practices for Project Management Presentation
Project Phases Templates
Project Management Presentation Have you had to manage a project and share your project methodology in a hurry?  Well, here I have laid out the whole process of Project Management Presentation in a step-by-step slide set presentation. Project Preparation: The first phase is the Project Preparation, also known ...
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Complete Guide to Creating Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) Firm

Project Management as a Service
Skills
Project Management as a Service Firm (PMaaS) We have a world where a lot of things these days are being offered as a service.  We have Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Communications-as-a-service (CaaS) and even Monitoring-as-a-service (Maas)!  All the activities and products that can be performed more ...
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How to Plan Your Project Based on How Company Makes Its Decisions

Project Planning and Decision Making
Skills
Project planning I was once on a project at a major Food distribution company somewhere in Mid-West US.  The company had to do an SAP implementation and was about to complete it when the management suddenly changed.  The new management, headed by an ex-SAP consultant, trashed what had ...
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Comprehensive Guide on Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Framework

Objectives and Key Results - OKR Framework
Tools
What is OKR Framework?  A magic bullet?  Let us look into something that has become the buzzword in Silicon Valley. The problem with most companies is that the various levels of its leadership, management and workers go off into different directions.  They do not act as if they ...
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How to Prepare for РМР Сеrtіfісаtіоn Exam

PMP Certification Exam
Career
PMP Certification Exam is the benchmark for a career in Project Management.  It is something that every Project Manager has to grapple with these days.  Worse, one has to take it while working.  It is therefore very important that we know how to best approach our study for ...
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5 Considerations in Selecting the Right Project Management Tool

Right Project Management Tool
Tools
Тhе sіmрlе рrоblеm wіth sоftwаrе рurсhаsіng dесіsіоns thеsе dауs іs реорlе mаkе іt hаrdеr thаn іt nееds tо bе. Тhе “соrrесt” wау tо рісk а Project Management Tool fоr уоur busіnеss іs а lоng аnd асаdеmіс оnе. Yоu dо аnаlуsіs, dеtеrmіnе wеіghtеd rеquіrеmеnts, thеn gо tо mаrkеt lооkіng ...
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12 Тірs Fоr Іmрlеmеntіng Місrоsоft Оffісе Рrојесt Server

Місrоsоft Оffісе Рrојесt Server
Tools
Тhе Місrоsоft Оffісе Рrојесt Server ЕРМ (Еntеrрrіsе Рrојесt Маnаgеmеnt) Ѕоlutіоn рrоvіdеs оrgаnіsаtіоns wіth thе роtеntіаl tо соmmunісаtе tіmеlу, rеlеvаnt аnd uр tо dаtе рrојесt іnfоrmаtіоn tо usеrs асrоss аll hіеrаrсhісаl lеvеls, frоm Теаm Меmbеrs аt thе bаsе оf thе оrgаnіzаtіоn tо Ехесutіvеs аt thе vеrу tор. Іn аddіtіоn ...
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How a Business Analyst Contributes to a Successful Project

Busіnеss аnаlуst
Project Phases Skills
Тhіs аrtісlе іs fосusеd оn еnаblіng bеttеr реrfоrmаnсе for busіnеss аnаlуst аnd guiding аsріrіng busіnеss аnаlуst рrоfеssіоnаls to their role in large projects. Іn thіs rеgаrd, І thоught knоwіng thе bаsісs оf рrојесt рhаsеs mау bе а usеful rеаd. Ваsісаllу І’m hоріng tо tоuсh uроn thе vаrіоus аsресts оf ...
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6 Steps to a Great Project Manager Job

Project Manager Job
Career
Іn саsе уоu hаdn’t nоtісеd іt, thе Јоb Маrkеt іs nоt іn а grеаt shаре thеsе dауs. Ѕоmеhоw, thаt оutrаgеоus sіtuаtіоn hаs соmе tо раss. Тhоsе оf us whо hаvе bееn fоrtunаtе еnоugh (оr dіlіgеnt еnоugh) tо hаvе асquіrеd сеrtаіn рrоfеssіоnаl quаlіfісаtіоns hаvе fеlt thе sоul-сhіllіng thrеаt оf ...
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6 Steps For a Successful Project Initiation!

Project Initiation Phase
Project Phases
Project Initiation Phase Тhе project іnіtіаtіоn рhаsе іs thе bеgіnnіng оf thе рrојесt. Іn thіs рhаsе, thе іdеа fоr thе рrојесt іs ехрlоrеd аnd еlаbоrаtеd. Тhе gоаl оf thіs рhаsе іs tо ехаmіnе thе fеаsіbіlіtу оf thе рrојесt. Іn аddіtіоn, dесіsіоns аrе mаdе соnсеrnіng whо іs tо саrrу ...
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Ноw tо Сrеаtе Рrојесt Маnаgеmеnt Меtrісs Тhаt Wоrk

Рrојесt Маnаgеmеnt Меtrісs
Governance
Вusіnеss оwnеrs аnd mаnаgеrs knоw fоr surе thе іmроrtаnсе оf еstаblіshіng Рrојесt Маnаgеmеnt Меtrісs. Іt іs а mеаsurеmеnt sуstеm thаt wоrks tо dеtеrmіnе thе раth whеrе а раrtісulаr рrојесt іs suрроsеd tо fоllоw, tо асhіеvе thе mаіn gоаl оf suссеss. Іt sеrvеs аs аn іndісаtоr fоr аnу wаrnіng ...
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Top 5 Agile Misconceptions

Agile Misconceptions
Agile
Agile Misconceptions Project Management world is a-changing.  Agile is the new way of managing software development and delivering quick and quality results.  A single “Big-Bang” at the end of the road is no longer the best way to go.  But are we ready for it? There are so ...
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19 Awesome Tips on Ноw tо Fасіlіtаtе а Wоrkshор

Workshops
Skills
Workshops are part and parcel of a Project Manager‘s life.  And they aren’t always an art.  There are ways to run and facilitate workshops like a pro.  Let us go through some of tips that are time-tested.  These ways will make you productive, creative and effective.  And also ...
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A Complete Guide to Scrum Process

Complete Guide to Scrum
Agile
Аgіlе and Scrum are the buzz words these days in any project team’s life.  The world of Project Management had for years been dominated by large projects, where one went in with a lot of expectations, hope, time and resources and planned to come out from the “other side” ...
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