Risk management on projects has become a doom-and-gloom exercise in finding all of the bad things that might go wrong and coming up with plans of what to do about them. Project budgets inflate and schedules extend as mitigation and insurance strategies grow and contingency budgets balloon. We highlight the negatives to such an extent that we forget to focus on the positives. Time to turn that frown upside down...
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Domain knowledge is becoming increasingly important within the project management profession. Is it really necessary, and why? Are you master of your domain? And if so, what do you need to do to stay relevant in the profession?
We have seen a growth in the emphasis on acquiring, managing, sharing and exploiting information--and supporting individual and collective decision-making. In particular, more mature organizations have the ability to recognize situational change and to adopt the correct management approach required to meet that change: agility. Two standards provide ways of assessing and developing these capabilities--and both are explored here.
Adopting and maintaining an appropriate project methodology is vital for organizational success. The purpose of this article is to explore and analyze project methodologies that find common application in effective project management.
To maintain your certification (be it PMP, CAPM or PgMP), you have to meet the ongoing requirement for Professional Development Units. For the budget conscious of you out there, there are plenty of ways to fulfill your 60 PDUs within a three-year cycle that cost no money.
A few years ago, this current PMP had no idea what project management even was--but after being thrown into the role of project lead, that all changed. His journey to project management was not a typical one...