Business continuity planning for a project

Remote Project Management: Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Remote Project Management – Guide to Business Continuity Planning (BCP) when working with a remote project team.

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Remote Project Management: Engagement

Remote Project Management – a guide how to engage and, more importantly, remain engaged with your project team when they are working remotely or WFH.

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Root cause analysis using the 5 Why's

Root Cause Analysis Tools: The 5 Why’s

Overview of the “5 Why’s” approach for root cause analysis. A fast and simple technique before detailed analysis. Includes a simple example.

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Project Management Office best practice

Project Management Office Best Practice

Project Management Offices (PMOs) are designed to improve the execution of projects and deliver them on time and within budget. Originating in the 1950’s within the U.S. Government, they gained popularity during the 1990’s as the use of technology evolved. What does a PMO do? The role of a PMO will vary depending on the…

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Example Eisenhower Decision Matrix

Eisenhower Matrix for Project Time Management

Following on in the series of posts on time management for project management.  The Eisenhower Matrix, also referred to as the Urgent-Important Matrix, helps to sort tasks by their urgency and importance. What is the Eisenhower Matrix? The matrix was designed by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In his career as President and roles…

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5S Mthodology - good project management housekeeping

5S Methodology: Good housekeeping for project management

Good housekeeping is an essential aspect of Project Management, especially during time-limited projects where being organised and working efficiently can save significant time. There are many ways in which you can organise your processes. This article will be looking at one of the most popular methods, the 5S Methodology. Japanese Methodology of 5S Henry Ford…

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Tips for project time management

Tips for project time management

Time management is defined as making the most of the time available. It is perhaps one of the most important aspects of a project, and one of the most difficult to get right. Here are some tips you can follow to ensure that gain effective time management skills Schedule and plan The most important tip,…

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Defining project success - go get it

Defining project success – the importance of your Project Mantra!

This may be a little hard for a project manager to understand.  You can clearly see if you met your goals.   Unfortunately, perception matters.  You can deliver each objective on-time, on budget and still some project sponsors will not be happy with the results.   It can be well documented and clearly stated in the project…

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10 time management tips for project and PMO managers

10 time management tips that can help project and PMO managers

Managing your time, your team’s time and the project timeline are all part of the project managers “to do list” – and can be challenging to master.  How you work throughout the day and manage time during a project may differ from project-to-project and from customer-to-customer.  Some projects are larger and more complex – requiring…

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Why you should not plan your projects on 8-hours days!

One of the early tasks within any project is to construct a project plan.  The plan should inform how long the project will take, how many resources are required and ultimately the cost of the project. This is important as it means the sponsor should then be able to make an informed decision if the…

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