How to create a project WBS

How to create a project work breakdown structure (WBS)

Definition The project work breakdown structure (WBS) does exactly as it says on the tin. A large project is broken down into smaller deliverables or milestones, allowing them to be evaluated and assigned to teams or individuals more easily. Why it is used There are many benefits to breaking a project down into smaller, more…

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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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Overview of the SWOT analysis process

Overview of SWOT Analysis process

Following on from the article, Overview Six Sigma Project Management.  This mentioned using SWOT Analysis as part of strategic planning. This article will provide an overview of the SWOT analysis process and how it can be used in project management. What is SWOT Analysis SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It is used…

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Overview six sigma project management

What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a methodology which aims to improve output quality and eliminate defects from the production process. It was initially developed by Bill Smith, an Engineer at Motorola in 1986, but became more popular within the wider business world when Jack Welch of General Motors built it into his business…

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Balancing PRINCE2 vs PMP

PRINCE2 vs PMP

As a project manager, you will be keen to have the appropriate skill set and certifications to lead your projects successfully. Two certifications exist, PRINCE2 and PMP, however, which should you follow to gain the best results? PRINCE2 PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) is a globally recognised project management methodology. It is the standard method…

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Kanban board for project management

Overview of the Kanban process for project management

Following on from the recent series, Choosing between agile and waterfall project management, this post is going to explore the Kanban process and how it can be used for project management. Definition Originating in Japan with Toyota’s “just-in-time” production system, Kanban translates to “billboard” in English. It is a scheduling system for production which is…

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Overview of waterfall project management

Overview of Waterfall Project Management Methodology

Following on from the post, Choosing between Waterfall and Agile project management.  This post will go in to more detail of the Waterfall Project Management methodology. What is the Waterfall method? The Waterfall method is considered to be the traditional method of project management. It follows sequential steps in a linear fashion, with each step…

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Project manager asking how to use project RACI Matrix

How create and use a project RACI Matrix

Project teams are often formed by people from various parts of an organization, from outside organizations and customers. Although the project manager has responsibility for the project delivery and leading the project team, they likely are not the manager or supervisor of the team members.  This can make dealing with people issues, such as; time-off,…

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