Jim Atkinson

348 Flips | 16 Magazines | 4 Following | 92 Followers | @JimAtkinsonUniN | Experienced web designer, E-learning developer and IT Trainer at the University of Northampton

Definition of Project Success

How do you define a successful project? Is success contingent on the overall value that the product or service yielded for the organization? If the …

What Makes a Great Project Manager?

In 2000, I wrote “What Makes a Good Project Manager,” an article that was published in <i>PM Network</i> magazine. As I revisit this topic after a dozen …

Project Management

The Writer's Guide to Making Accessible Web Content

Left-handed people are surrounded by items that aren't designed for them. Scissors, golf clubs, desks, video game controllers: it's a right-hander's …

Tools for Online Collaboration

Classroom teachers are using technology in the classroom more frequently than ever before, and online classes have become more popular among …

13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom

Social media is <i>the</i> thing right now. It provides a way to connect people of similar (or dissimilar) interests from around the world. Social media also …

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom

Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business. …

Twenty Five Interesting Ways To Use Twitter in the Classroom

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6 Ways Social Media is Changing Education

To that end, here's a handful of the ways that social media is infiltrating, influencing, overtaking, and game-changing the educational</b> …

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

Posts Category Digital Marketing

Google Analytics: Glossary for Beginner’s 2016<p>/ home / blog /Google Analytics: Glossary for Beginner’s 2016<p>You’ve pretty much all heard of Google …

Better Blogging: How to Use Three Powerful SEO Tools Trusted by the Pros

There used to be 101 tricks you could pull to get to the top of Google's search results. And one by one, Google's squashed those shortcuts to make …

Webmaster Tools for SEO - Complete Guide

<i>Get hands on with Webmaster Tools on our brand new Advanced SEO Strategy Training course - the most up to date course on the market.</i><p>Google Webmaster …

Social Media is Making the World a Better Place

Just over a week ago I had a rant about why social media isn't ruining the world, focussing on the reasons social media is said to be spoiling …

PRINCE2 Training Resources - Free Downloads

Welcome to our PRINCE2® Training Resources page, here you can find all our online resources including our PRINCE2 Quiz, PRINCE2 eBook and PRINCE2 …

The Best Online Project Management Communities

There are plenty of blog and Twitter lists around, but for the first time here is <b>the most complete list of Project Management communities on the …

Make Everyone a Manager: How Asana Gives Decision-Making Power to Every Team Member

There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing teams: you can either manage against mistakes, or manage for success.<p>Managing against …

Slack Everything: How to Turn Your Team's Communication App Into Central Command

Your inbox used to get all the attention. Now it's Slack, your team's instant messaging app.<p>Instead of saying "email it to me," you ask co-workers to …

8 Time-Tested Task Management Methods

Always on the search for a more efficient way to work, I have a penchant for exploring and writing about productivity methods. But it's sort of a …

The 5 Essential Skills of a Successful Project Manager

Project managers do a bit of everything. They fill in the gaps as utility players while drawing up plays for the rest of the team. They research …

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

How to Manage your Personal Tasks with a Project Management App

When Mike Chan tried to convince his wife, Vicky, to set up a Trello board for their personal life, she was a bit skeptical at first. “You’re gonna …

The Best Project Management Software: 50 Tools for Team Task Management

To-do lists alone aren't enough to send a man to the moon, build a pyramid, and create the device you're reading on right now. Humanity's greatest …

4 Tips to Manage Your Online Reputation

My mother always warned me to be careful about what I said and did in public because I never knew who was watching. She was right.<p>I have to admit that more than once I pulled into the driveway to my father asking me about how fast I was driving on my way home. Although I didn’t live in a small …

What is PESTLE Analysis? A Tool for Business Analysis

<b>What is PESTLE Analysis?</b> PESTLE analysis, which is sometimes referred as <b>PEST analysis,</b> is a concept in marketing principles. Moreover, this concept …

Critical Path Analysis and PERT ChartsPlanning and Scheduling More Complex Projects

Related variants: AOA or Activity-on-Arc Diagrams<p>© iStockphoto<br>TonyMarinella<p>Multiple activities are often linked.<p>Critical Path Analysis and PERT are …

The Nine Belbin Team Roles

Resource Investigator<p>Uses their inquisitive nature to find ideas to bring back to the team.<p><b>Strengths:</b> Outgoing, enthusiastic. Explores opportunities …

Course: Project Management Training

This article explains concisely how project sponsorship relates to and differs from project management, and also defines and gives examples of …

Risk Analysis and Risk ManagementEvaluating and Managing Risks

Whatever your role, it's likely that you'll need to make a decision that involves an element of risk at some point.<p>Risk is made up of two parts: the …

10 Golden Rules of Project Risk Management

The benefits of risk management in projects are huge. You can gain a lot of money if you deal with uncertain project events in a proactive manner. …

Identify and Describe Milestones and Control Points

Risk Analysis completed - What to do next decision required<p>Start the Project Stage Completed - Decision required to plan the project<p>Project Schedule …