Understanding the business context behind a project is important, but for first-time PMs there are a lot of benefits in taking that a step further.
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Demographics are in favor of aspiring project managers, and the demand for project managers is likely to continue to grow. This new series will help new practitioners establish the fundamental foundation of project management knowledge.
What is the difference between projects and operations work? Where do projects come from? This is the second article in a series that builds a foundation of project management knowledge. As we move forward, we look at the project lifecycle, the project charter and more!
Dependencies are a critical part of project planning, but they aren’t always as clear cut as they may at first appear. A better understanding of hard and soft dependencies can help.
Your first project is about to kick off. How much knowledge and understanding should you have at this point? Not as much as you might think.
The goal of any project is to satisfy key stakeholders. But what is a stakeholder, and what is meant by "key stakeholder"? This series continues to help build a foundation of project management knowledge as it also looks at the triple constraint.
Having someone on your team that you are friends with can seem like a great benefit. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. You have to be conscious of how the relationship will be perceived—and how you need to manage it.
The question “What is a successful project?” may appear obvious. It's not. This series continues to build a foundation of PM knowledge. This installment will address defining project success, differentiating business objectives from project objectives, and introducing the concept of a project plan.