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.
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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!
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.
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.
Too often, organizations start project work instead of developing a plan. This has to stop! Kicking off a project can be an overwhelming feeling for individuals new to project management (and for a lot of us experienced PMs, too). Keep these tips on planning and scope in mind to help ease your stress.
How do we differentiate between effort and duration? What estimating techniques can we use to determine how long work will take to complete? As we continue to build a foundation of project management knowledge, we explore this crucial aspect of project plans.
There are endless options and considerations when choosing how to ensure ongoing personal development. But if you stand still and depend on past education and current experience, you're unlikely to realize your full career potential.
There are six fundamental reasons (besides money) that most people enjoy their work. If you are feeling run down or disinterested in your job, consider if any or many of these key motivators are missing, and then resolve to do something about it in the New Year!
There is no “Holy Grail” for managing a project, but there are certain fundamentals that can influence your results for the better, more often than not. From upfront discovery session to holistic communication throughout the life of the project, here are nine steps that can make you a better project manager.
Investing time and energy in a cross-mentoring group can pay dividends in your professional development as a project leader, providing a safe sounding board, invaluable advice, diverse feedback and a steady dose of inspiration. Not to mention, you will also benefit from sharing your own strengths to help others.