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Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

In this latest roundup of news from the world of project, program and portfolio management we highlight news and articles which have caught our eye recently. PROJECT MANAGEMENT Who is the real project customer? aecsoftware Brad Egeland offers a wise reminder that products are produced for the benefit of the end user.  Program and project managers rightly devote a lot of time worrying about … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

In this latest roundup of news from the world of project, program and portfolio management we highlight news and articles which have caught our eye recently. PROJECT MANAGEMENT Project Management – Not Just for Builders and Engineers PM Advisor John Williams takes a look at how project management has proliferated most industries, sectors and specialisms. Five benefits of project … [Read More...]

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Project Management – Not Just for Builders and Engineers

A beginners introduction to project management, whatever your industry or sector. There was a time when project management was a technique, used almost uniquely for the engineering world.  However in recent years more and more organisations have recognised the value of project management in their operation regardless of their industry/sector/specialism, and increasingly they are adopting a … [Read More...]

Project Objectives

7 Things to Consider When Appointing a Project Manager

In a new post on the Project Excellence Blog, John Williams gives some excellent pointers when considering how to appoint the right project manager to make sure your project objectives are met.  The 7 key considerations John highlights are: Competence Budget Availability Responsibility vs Accountability Finding Your Project Manager Subject Matter Expert What You Should … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

In this latest roundup of news from the world of project, program and portfolio management we look at news and articles which have caught our eye recently. PROJECT MANAGEMENT Doing more with less through project management Project Management Matters (ProjExc) ProjExc PM Consultants look at a number of timely reflections around project management, specifically looking at: Doing … [Read More...]

A Fresh Pair of Eyes

Reflect with a Fresh Pair of Eyes

Project Deep Dives Periodic project assessments (or Deep Dives) are a clever way of avoiding those frustrating and nasty surprises at the end of a project, allowing necessary corrections before it's too late.  This deep dive analysis is a fundamental part of project governance.  ProjExc have crafted a clear methodology which captures a clear view of both project health and project managment … [Read More...]

Bottom Line

Doing More With Less

We are all under pressure to do more with less. If you have a senior role in any organisation, 3% saving here or 8% saving there can be worthy of significant effort on your part. Consider for a moment your projects: How many real projects do you have running? Are your projects product developments, strategic initiatives, marketing projects, HR projects, new IT systems, important … [Read More...]

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PMI Challenge to APM Application for Royal Charter: dismissed

We reported in a News Digest post back in April 2014, that PMI had challenged APM’s application to the UK Privy Council by way of a Judicial Review, as per this statement from APM. At the time we were not clear on what good PMI hoped to achieve for the PM profession, other than protecting their own commercial interests. UPDATE: Judge dismisses the PMI claim on all grounds: APM Chief … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

In this latest roundup of news from the world of project, program and portfolio management we look at amongst other things: How to get the right project management tool for your business, Mind mapping, The changing landscape for PM lifecycle phases, Tips for becoming a better and more productive PM, Project management recruitment, and more. As always, as well as summarising and … [Read More...]

Project

The dangers of Agile evangelism

We always look forward to the views expressed in the “Critical Path” spot in the APM’s project magazine, and John Rowley of TPM sounding off about the Agile evangelists is no exception. He raises a concern that we share, and that is that some individuals like to grab hold of the latest ’toy' believing that it will single-handedly fix all problems.  The ‘toy’ in question is Agile.  John rightly … [Read More...]

ProjExc PM Office Services

How ProjExc can help with your PMO

There are a number of ways that ProjExc can help with your PMO: PMO Assessment. This is an honest review of your existing project management practices and a full assessment of your PMOffice requirements.  The independent report from the assessment will provide a high-level but comprehensive plan which can be used to implement your PM Office yourself, with our help, or even with the help of … [Read More...]

ProjExc PM Office Services

Take Control of Your Projects

Take the necessary steps now to take control over your projects. It's bad enough that some projects over-run or over-spend, but it's even worse if you don't know why, or didn't see it coming before it was too late. ProjExc have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to bring consistency, reporting and control to the projects in your organisation. Whether you need … [Read More...]

Learning

Product Management vs Project Management

In this new section on PM Advisor, John Williams takes a look at the differences between project and product management, centred around the distinct processes which each discipline needs to follow. Three questions What do you think? Is this a useful differentiation? Do you agree that the discipline distinction is essential? As always we welcome your input - please comment below. … [Read More...]

PM News Digest from PM Advisor

Project Management News Digest from PM Advisor

PM COMPETENCE   Project Management Academy® Announces New Scholarships for Aspiring Project Managers Digital Journal PMA® have announced 22 new scholarships intended to promote project management education across the United States. The scholarships, distributed through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation™ (PMIEF), were created to provide students, teachers, … [Read More...]

Toolbox

Business Continuity Management

There is a natural bond between project management and business continuity management.  Increasingly we're finding more interest in the subject both by individuals at PM Advisor and by organisations at ProjExc.  In recognition of this we've created a new section here to help you, our readers, find "all things BCP" in one place. On the dedicated page we bring together a series of mini-posts from … [Read More...]

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