PROJECT MANAGEMENT ARTICLES

Project Management

How Consulting Partners Can Grow Your Business

Leading companies are turning to independent consultants for the cutting-edge skills they require to eliminate…

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Presenting Project Information Part 1: Timelines

Many project managers and leaders regularly give presentations to their team, peers, and executives. In…

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Organizational Risk Management – Moving from Reactive to Proactive Management

When a risk is the greatest, the potential for reward is also the greatest.  Many…

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Improve Project Success Using a Hybrid Agile Framework

Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and…

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2017 Project Management Trends

As with everything, the field of project management is changing. Here are some of the…

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How to Audit Agile Projects

Agile Project Audits are highly beneficial and worth the investment.  They not only uncover problems,…

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Rapid Product Development Projects Using a Hybrid Agile/Waterfall Framework

Agile is a useful project management method that can be used within a New Product…

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Operational Metrics You Should Consider

  “If we don’t measure what we’re doing, we’ll never know the outcome of our…

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Use Risk Management to Improve Your Project’s Success

Assessing and managing risks is the best weapon you have against project catastrophes. By evaluating…

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10 Easy Rules to Reduce Risks on Projects

Managing risks on projects is well worth the effort and keeps you in control of…

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How to Undertake a Project Quality Review that will Increase Your Bottom-Line

A project quality review helps to identify the root causes of problems on a flailing…

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A Project Management Centre of Excellence: What, Why and How

Overview Creating a Project Management Centre of Excellence is the driving force that takes an…

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Accelerating Project Management Success

As we wade through yet another series of economic crises our organizational imperatives lean towards…

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Doctor Project Forum - Project Management Training is Not Improving Performance

May 2015 Dear Doctor Project I sent my staff on a very intensive 3-day project…

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Mastering the Art of Innovation in Project Management

Projects and Programs are managed in a world of certainty. Innovation is managed in a…

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Who Told You Projects Aren’t Part of Your Job?

Because you’re not a full-time project manager, managing a project is probably a challenge because…

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Doctor Project Forum - Managing Within the Triple Constraints

March 2014 Dear Doctor Project I hate my sponsor. He tells me I have to…

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The Future of Quality and Project Management

Implementing project management and quality management programs introduces change into the work environment. It means…

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10 Common Project Management Mistakes and How to Correct Them

We have undertaken global research of hundreds of project management organizations around the world to…

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How You Can Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season Using Project Management

Are you feeling your stress level rise as you get closer to the holiday season?…

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Project Risk Management

Risk Management is the process of identifying, analyzing and responding to risk factors throughout the…

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How to EARN Success in Your Next Project

It seems at times that the success of a project seems to be an act…

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Why It Makes Sense to Have a Strategic Enterprise Office

Many organizations create a number of project management offices (PMO) in different departments. According to…

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Project Management Trends

Where is project management going in the next decade? Being able to look at current…

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The Strategic Importance of the Enterprise Project Management Office

Overview Many project management offices (PMOs) are not successful in addressing the strategic priorities of…

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Creating a Basic New Project Template in Microsoft® Project

When you start a new project file in Microsoft Project®, there are a number of…

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Creating Productive Project Cultures

“Many of the delays in individual projects arise from problems at the senior management level”…

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From Crisis to Control: A New Era in Strategic Project Management

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending and this waste is…

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Combining the ISO 10006 and PMBOK To Ensure Successful Projects

The International Organization for Standardization released a new standard in the autumn of 2003. Referred…

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Burning Rubber at the Start of Your Project

Get the Best Pit Crew The success of any auto race depends on having a…

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How Organizations Can Tackle the Top 4 Business Challenges Facing Business Analysts

Business Improvement Architect's research survey of eighty-one Business Analysts attending Project World/Business Analyst World 2004…

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Successful Project Management

Successful Project Management is one of the the key organizational strategies to saving money and…

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Risk Management...the What, Why, and How

What Is Risk Management? Risk Management is the process of identifying, analyzing and responding to…

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Doctor Project Forum - Understanding Project Structure

November 2010 Dear Doctor Project I'm struggling with the project I'm leading. It seems too…

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Five Steps to Ensure Consistency in the Management of Projects

Getting consistent results with project delivery requires the consistent use of project management methods and…

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Why Project Coaching May Be Right For You

Hiring a project coach ensures that the organization will retain project management knowledge and lessons…

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Increase the Effectiveness of Projects by Using Project Management Templates

Project Management Tools and Templates are critical components for consistent project management delivery and research…

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Doctor Project Forum - the PMO as Dictator

October 2010 Dear Doctor Project, My organization has had a PMO in place for about…

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Process Management vs Project Management

Confusion abounds in what are the differences and similarities between process management and project management.…

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How To Develop a Systematic Approach to Prioritizing All Projects

Developing a systematic approach to prioritizing all projects in your organization or department makes sense…

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How to Establish an Organizational Culture that Supports Projects

The Problem Projects are becoming a critical part of corporate success yet research tells us…

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Doctor Project Forum - Keeping Track of Project Details

April 2010 Dear Doctor Project There are so many details on my project that I'm…

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Increasing Project Knowledge Retention and Transfer of Best Practices

Individuals within an organization move from one project to another, repeating the same mistakes, managing…

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Doctor Project Forum - Managing Project Trade-offs

March 2010 Dear Doctor Project I am struggling with a project where I am told…

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Doctor Project Forum - Helpful Advice for Handling Project Budget Cuts

February 2010 Dear Doctor Project Thank you for your helpful Dr. Project advice column. Now…

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Managing My Business as a Project

Applying a project management approach to the management of your small business or department or…

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Doctor Project Forum - Helpful Advice for Managing Project Sponsors

November 2009 Dear Doctor Project My project sponsor is a problem. He doesn't read my…

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Why Project Management Training and Coaching is More Important Now than Ever!

Our Project Management toolbox consists of powerful tools and techniques that can help your organization…

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Doctor Project Forum - Helpful Advice for Managing Project Scope Change

October 2009 Dear Doctor Project My project is a constant challenge. Resources are often pulled…

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How to Move Project Management Out of IT

Most project management efforts start in the IT department. As such, many managers of IT…

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Dealing with Conflict in Project Teams

Team conflict is challenging for project leaders but it is not necessarily bad. Conflict can…

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PMO Preliminary Research Indicates Survival at Risk

Preliminary findings from our 2008 Project Management Office Research demonstrate that PMOs can provide significant…

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The Project Manager's Ethical Dilemma

Often, the project manager is faced with an issue that is not easily resolved by…

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Four Strategies for Selling Project Management in Your Organization

One of the common issues that we hear is, "How do I get other people…

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Using Project Management Software to Manage Risk in the Project Plan

If you are just using project management software to manage your schedule and budget, you…

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Use WBS Templates to Speed Up Project Plan Creation

One common barrier to using project management techniques is the time it takes to create…

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Eco-Friendly Project Meetings

It seems that everyone is looking for ways to be more ecologically friendly to our…

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Why Smart Companies are investing in Project Management Now

Many organizations are investing heavily in Project management training and coaching right now despite a…

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Top Project Management Challenges (2006)

“Lack of Clarity in the Scope of the Project” continues to be the top challenge…

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Refocus your Project Management Office to Ensure it Positively Impacts Your Organization

Refocusing your Project Management Office (PMO) or Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) to ensure it…

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Productive Project Cultures...Organizational Risks and Rewards

In this two-part article we’ll explore the risks and rewards in creating a productive culture.…

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The Top Project Management Challenges (2005)

Business Improvement Architect’s annual research of project managers at ProjectWorld 2005 in Toronto, Canada indicated…

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Use Competency Assessments to Close Project Management Skill Gaps

Use of Competency Assessments to select your project team will improve project success by matching…

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Ten Things to Look For When Reviewing a Project Plan

When you are given a project plan to review, here are ten things you should…

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2005 Survey: The Top Challenges Facing Business Analysts

Business Improvement Architect’s research survey of Business Analysts attending Project World/Business Analyst World 2005 in…

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The Case for Using a Time-Sequenced Network Diagram

Almost every MS Project user is familiar with the Gantt chart as a graphical view.…

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How To Handle the Top 5 Challenges in Managing Your Projects

Business Improvement Architect ’s annual research of project managers at ProjectWorld 2004 in Toronto, Canada…

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Shifting Organizational Priorities a Major Challenge for Project Managers

BIA's annual survey of project managers at ProjectWorld 2002 in Toronto indicated that "Shifting Organizational…

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Lack of Clarity in the Scope of Projects is a Major Challenge for Project Managers

BIA's annual survey of project managers at ProjectWorld 2003 in Toronto indicated that 'Lack of…

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