Here’s an introduction to project steering groups as part of the governance framework so you can get yours set up and working on your project.
Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area. The horizontal bar of the “T” represents their broader skill set. The vertical bar shows the more extraordinary and specialized skill….
Business acumen is an important skill for a project manager to possess. Do you have it? Want to acquire it? Here are my tips and I’ve included a free checklist to boost your business acumen.
Learn what makes a team virtual – it’s not what you might think! Location and technology shape how virtual teams come together to do great work.
Learn what Expected Monetary Value is and how to apply it in project management. Spoiler: It’s not that hard as techniques go!
Have you been asked to pull together a strategy planning meeting agenda? And you’re wondering what other people do in their strategic planning sessions… I’ve been there! In this article, I’ll explain what a strategic planning meeting can cover and share a sample agenda you can customize for your strategy sessions. Strategy planning doesn’t just…
Rolling wave planning, also known as progressive elaboration, is an iterative planning technique to use when it’s difficult (or pointless) to schedule too far ahead. The APM Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control Guide (2015) defines rolling wave planning as ‘the planning density that is achieved at different moments in time. Primarily more detailed planning in…
When you’ve got a lot to do, ensuring that your project is aligned to your organisational goals becomes even more important – it’s too easy to let slip that strategic alignment that we have heard so much about in the project management press over the past year or so.
Learn why ethics in project management is important and how to make sure you are working in an ethical way.
Learn why capacity planning for project resources could be your secret weapon for ensuring an on time, low stress delivery.
Carole Osterweil explains the SCARF model as a way understand and respond to behaviour – both from yourself and others.
William W. Davis, forecasting superhero, joins us again to help explain project forecasting and how to make it easier.