As project managers, we often reinforce the importance of proper PM in our professional projects. However, when it comes to our personal projects, do you apply the project management mindset and tools? One writer has found project management useful for a few significant personal projects.
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If you’ve developed any training material for your projects, then you’ve familiar with process flow charts and supporting tasks. In IT projects, there is usually an operational process or workflow that the end users follows to put the IT solution into action. Even though workflow is associated with recurring operational tasks, they can be applied to professional and personal projects. Here, one writer looks at a free offering that might make your personal PM run a lot smoother.
Governance happens in projects all the time, and a well thought-out governance process can be a powerful project tool. In this article, we will examine why governance is necessary, where governance is most effective and how we as project and program managers can use governance to powerful effect.
Your organization is undertaking a major new project that will have a significant impact across the board. If we know anything about project risk, we know the bigger they are the harder they fail. What can you do to improve your chances of success? Here are some approaches to consider that will ensure your organization gets value out of the undertaking.
In a perfect world, you start working on a project when the project is initiated. However, we do not live in a perfect world. Sometimes, you need to be ready to start on a project when it is already in progress.
Projects are dropped for various reasons in an organization. What can you do if you are tasked with picking up something that has been dropped or forgotten?
This article looks at a few tools that can be used in conjunction with each other to enrich the initiating and planning phases. While this article does not attempt to give a detailed description of these tools, we will demonstrate their importance as well as how they can work together, to enrich the initiating and planning phases.
Planning, Assessing, Analyzing and Monitoring Country and Political Risk During the PMI Risk Management Processby
Pursuing overseas or cross-borders business requires an understanding of the country and political risk—it is, indisputably, a key consideration. The author demonstrates how PMI risk management processes and best practices can be customized to expand the picture of country political risk assessments, identification, analysis and monitoring.
The dangers of playing the game of politics in project management are great, but are the rewards worth it? There are some very good reasons to play the political game on a project (as well as a few really bad ones), and there are some strategies a project manager can employ to avoid the pitfalls.
In the summer of 1979, a young Soviet physicist decided to embark on an all-or-nothing project to obtain his freedom. Alexander Jourjine’s inspiring journey features eight lessons that can benefit all project leaders who face great risks, difficult decisions, and seemingly impossible obstacles.