Project Management Academy® Announces New Scholarships for Aspiring Project Managers
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, professionals, and non-profit organizations the opportunity to develop their project management prowess through continuing education.
4 Things Software Engineers Can Teach You About Project Management
This article considers some of the less well known reasons why the legendary Steve Jobs’ projects succeeded:
- Create structure
- Don’t just listen – understand
- Don’t underestimate inspiration
Managing the Dreaded Project Conflicts
Brad Egeland describes his 5 preferred methods for resolving conflict:
Bring Some Common Sense into Your Project Management
Serhat Pala encourages the use of common sense to start SMBs on the journey to project management maturity with the following key elements:
- Put an astute project manager in charge,
- Integrate parts into the whole, and
- Leverage project management tools.
Change in the Legal Climate: Budgeting and project management
This article takes a look at why budgeting and project management are more important than ever for the legal industry. The top 3 demands from Chief Legal Officers accruing to a 2013 surrey by Altman Weil are:
- more efficient project management,
- improved budget forecasting, and
- greater cost reduction.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Project Management
Tim Walker takes a fascinating look at how to use MBTI to help get past those frustrating communication roadblocks in projects. He looks at:
- What is the Myers-Briggs?
- How Is the Myers-Briggs Used in Business?, and
- How the MBTI Can Help Your Team
10 Classic Project Management Mistakes
Dennis McCafferty considers 10 classic mistakes in IT projects:
- The proposal doesn’t contain value points
- Key influencer support is lacking,
- Scope creep veers out of control,
- Users are not proactively involved,
- Too many team members,
- With the team line-up is wrong,
- Team members are not adequately trained,
- Team members get overwhelmed by the project’s size,
- The project is defined as a side responsibility of members, and
- Processes, tools, templates are inconsistent.
Beyond Your Wildest Risks: What Every Board Member Needs To Know
Jeremy Harrison observes that the risks you need to concern yourself with no longer follow a linear path; they no longer allow for days and weeks of response time. They come fast and furious, seemingly out of nowhere, and they can wallop your company faster than you can tweet a first response.
Keeping Your Project Sponsor Satisfied
Tony Adams recognises that one of the best tools in the Project Manager’s kit is a positive, flag-waving Sponsor. In fact, nothing shapes your success in quite the same way as having an engaged, switched-on Project Champion sitting in the Big Chair – leading the charge, clearing roadblocks, keeping momentum and giving your project that all-important credibility. In this article he looks at how to keep your principal stakeholder on board.
The Business Continuity Institute Becomes Part of a Global Resilience Network
The Business Continuity Institute has signed up to become a part of the Future Cities and Community Resilience (FCCR) Network, an interdisciplinary collaboration of like-minded academics and professionals that provides a forum for the advancement of knowledge in the core areas of future city resilience, urban supply chain management, smart city technologies and community engagement through experimental and creative methods.
Another New Product in the Project Collaboration Space – Whiteboard
Whiteboard is a start-up who have just unveiled their innovative web and mobile-based app aimed at boosting productivity by bridging the gap between tasks at home and work. With its ultra-clean user interface and intuitive paradigms for organizing workflow, Whiteboard empowers users to focus on accomplishing the tasks that matter most in their day. The tool’s user interface provides convenient ways to access relevant information such as quick views for to-dos, files, discussions, or people.
ProjectManager.com Raises $3.5 Million in Funding
ProjectManager.com, the leader in online project management software for professionals, today announced it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding to support the company’s momentum in the project management software market and expansion into the United States.
Deltek Axium Introduces Project Trek™ to Deliver a Collaboration and Document Management Solution
Nugg is a Team Performance Tool Positioned Above Project and Task Management
Nugg is a start-up which looks to be finding itself a niche position integrating with data from Business Process, Communication and Task tools in order to share questions, decision and results. Ashar Baig does a good job of describing their approach in the Gigaom Research article. You can get more information from the horses mouth at Nugg.
They say that Nugg allows you to:
- Focus attention on the conversations and teams that matter the most,
- Decide on the actions you need to take to achieve your goals,
- Track your decisions and conversations, and
- Align on the goals that define your team’s success.
AXELOS to recognize PMI and IPMA qualifications in applications for PRINCE2® Practitioner Qualification
Axelos, the joint venture company responsible for PRINCE2 and other Project and Programme Management (PPM) products, has announced that it is now recognizing other qualifications as a route to Practitioner level rather than the previous, mandatory requirement for the PRINCE2 Foundation qualification. Project managers worldwide – for the first time – will be given greater access to the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification based on their prior learning and achievements with specific project management professional bodies.
Frances Scarff explains the reasoning for this significant change in direction on the Axelos website.