Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.
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Are you managing your projects effectively? Go through every item on this checklist and answer honestly.
In the real world, scope changes can be expected during the life cycles of most projects. Scope changes implemented once work has begun will have a greater effect on the project schedule and cost than changes implemented during the project initiation or planning phase; therefore, it is imperative that the project scope be well defined before the project work begins. The purpose of this paper is to help the reader better define project scope, give examples of some of the difficulties of managing project scope and the consequences and recommendations for dealing with those difficulties.
According to the Standish Group's 2009 CHAOS report, 68% of projects failed, 44% of projects were late, over budget, and/or had fewer than the required features and functions, and 24% were cancelled prior to completion, or delivered and were never used. With statistics like these, it's just a matter of time before you're dealing with a project that is spiralling out of control. How do you get things back on track? This article walks you through a straightforward seven-step process for analyzing the project problems, developing a solution, and bringing your project back under control.
In order to work remotely—whether you are in a different office, at home or on the beach—you need to be able to communicate effectively with the rest of the team.
How does a project manager ensure optimal performance from remote team members, and how do corrective actions get implemented effectively?
Every project has requirements, but if they aren't written well from the very beginning then it's highly unlikely that they will be met. Following these four guidelines will help the requirement writer get a good start on writing effective requirements that will filter through the entire project lifecycle.
Few project leaders want to spend the up-front time and money to actually put together a risk management plan, but it truly needs to be your first step in effectively managing risks on your project. Your planning needs to include four steps in order to be effective and in order to be a "sellable" tool in your PM process.
By implementing a project tailoring tool, the project manager can focus on the key SDLC activities that are applicable to the project.
Are your software development inspections up to code? Use this checklist to find out.