In the early 90s people said that project management was one of the best kept secrets in business. It was hard to convince firms that they need project management practitioners and during this time a lot of myths were built and formed. The role of the project manager was unclear. But now is the time where project management goals, resources and tactics are shared with the world. While every business still has their project management secrets, the foundations are universal. — Read more!
As a project manager you will quickly find that there is a lot more to your job than just managing projects. Running a successful project depends on your team and how motivated they are. A lot of project managers struggle when it comes to increasing the motivation of the team. It’s hard to keep the project on track and the team motivated at the same time. — Read more!
When we start talking about projects that fail, everybody has one project that pops into his mind. The first project that comes to my mind is the new Berlin airport, which has more than doubled in cost since the planning began and has been delayed over 6 years. But why do projects like this fail so bad? I decided to write an article to summarize some of the common reasons why projects fail. In addition to that, I have added some real life examples to help you understand that it’s not unusual when projects don’t achieve their given goals. — Read more!
There are hundreds of project management books on the market and searching for the next one can be intimidating. Perhaps you don’t know where you should start reading? Or you are just on the hunt for another good project management book? If that’s the case, you will definitely find something for you in this article. It doesn’t matter if you are totally new to the project management topic or an advanced manager. I guarantee you will find something interesting on this list! — Read more!
As already mentioned in my previous article, there are a lot of benefits that arise as a result of possessing a project management certification! I thought it wise to go a little deeper into the benefits as I wrote my previous article. Benefits of having a project management certificate is a topic of regular debate among project managers, many opinions being raised. I am of the opinion that project management certifications are quite expensive and its examinations are hard. However, they are worth and I will tell you why. — Read more!
You are sitting at your desk, calculating how much time your marketing team needs for the final campaign and your phone is ringing; an employee from the development department is asking when the customer needs the new feature and outside of the door, another employee is waiting to ask if he can take a day off.
Does this sound familiar to you? Then you are probably a project manager! — Read more!
Large companies, whether they are international or national, start new projects daily. With all the challenges made on each project, keeping a high level of transparency on a project is always a challenge. The word transparency has become a popular word in every field of business. But what exactly is the advantage of making your company and projects more transparent? Large companies, which are on the stock market have clear policy on transparency, but midsize and small companies like startups, don’t. — Read more!
In the current business world, there are projects all over that are in need of completion. Your job as a project manager is to split the work up into different tasks and then have those tasks edited and completed by different people. Quite often small businesses don’t prioritize their projects, get in trouble and end up processing several projects at the same time. This hurts the success of the project because stress will often increase and time spent on the project will decrease causing strain on the people and the company. — Read more!
Nowadays, project management is expected in almost every business setting; whether the business is small with only a few workers, or a huge enterprise with more than hundreds of employees, project management is used. However, multiples studies still show that about 30% of all projects aren’t finished in time. — Read more!
Project management plays a crucial role in the business world nowadays. It is extremely important for projects to be well managed to ensure they are finished to the clients expectations in order to maintain a good relationship and hopefully keep the client’s business! As I was looking for project management tools, it quickly became evident that there are a lot of tools out there, all with very similar features. I also noticed that each business had their own favorite tool to manage their projects. But why? — Read more!