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Risk Management Framework - APE Project Management

As stated in the Risk Management Guide Contents article, this is the first part of the series and I will dive directly into the subject without much …

Risk Management Guide - APE Project Management

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.<br>—-Will Rogers<p>Every project manager understands risks are inherent in …

Managing Conflicts Within the Project

Disagreements and conflicts naturally emerge within a project team during the life of the project. Participants will disagree over priorities, …

Management by Wandering Around - APE Project Management

Once you have established who the key players are that will determine success, then you initiate contact and begin to build a relationship with those …

Network Building Methods - APE Project Management

The first step to social network building is identifying those on whom the project depends for success — Mapping Dependencies. The project manager …

How To Be An Effective Project Manager in a World Full of Contradictions

An effective project manager has to be able to deal with the contradictory nature of his work. Why would I say that, well here is my view:<p>Project …

Managing versus Leading a Project

I will begin with a brief discussion on managing versus leading a project. Then in a subsequent article I will move to tackle the importance of …

I Care About Project Stakeholders, How About You?

First-time project managers are eager to implement their own ideas and manage their people to successfully complete their project. What they soon …

Bottom Up Estimates, Future Proof Your Project

Since estimating efforts cost money, the time and detail devoted to bottom up estimates is an important decision. Yet, when estimating is considered, …

Top Down Estimates - APE Project Management

Since estimating efforts cost money, the time and detail devoted to estimating is an important decision. Yet, when bottom up or top down estimates …

Influencing time, cost and resources estimates quality

A typical statement in the field is the desire to “have a 95 percent probability of meeting time and cost estimates.”<p>Past experience is a good …

Organizational Culture Implications on Projects

Project managers must be aware that their actions will have some organizational culture implications. First, they have to interact with the culture …

Organizational Culture, How to Define, Implement and Nurture

The decision for combining a discussion of project management structures (you can read it here) and organizational culture can be traced to a …

Functional Organizational Structure - APE Project Management

One approach to organizing projects is to simply manage them within the existing functional organizational structure hierarchy of the organization. …

Implementing Scrum: Challenges - APE Project Management

Organizations that want to make a move to Agile will need to fully understand what is Agile and what challenges are likely to appear on the road to …

Organizational Structure: Do You Belong? - APE Project Management

Once management approves a project then the question becomes, how will the project be implemented. This article examines three different …

SCRUM, all you need to know. - APE Project Management

Scrum goes back to 1986. It was first defined as “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach …

Skills a project manager should nurture - APE Project Management

Chapter 9 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Starting Out Guide. Let’s get right in and discover the areas where an aspiring …

Effective Project Portfolio Management

Implementation of projects without a strong priority system linked to strategy creates problems. Three of the most obvious project portfolio …

How to learn project management? - APE Project Management

Chapter 5 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Guide: Starting Out. Let’s get right in! <b>How do you learn project management?</b> Well …

Develop Project Management Smart Objectives

“There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management’s goals and objectives” by George T. Doran was the first reference of the term in the November 1981 …

Use This Approach To Jump-start Your Project Management Career - APE

This is Chapter 7 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Guide: Starting Out. Depending on your situation (starting a project …

What is a project? Definition, Elements, Stages

From what I have experienced so far, there is a lot of confusion related to what is a project and what is not a project. So I just feel that I should …

Why Project Management? - APE Project Management

Why project management? This might very well be the most important question of all, when you are at the start of your career. Lets then try to answer …

What is project management? - APE Project Management

This is Chapter 3 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Guide: Starting Out. Let’s dig right in!<p>Project Management Overview<p><b>Simply put,</b> …

Project Management Career, Getting Started

Chapter 2 of a much more comprehensive post Project Management Guide: Starting Out. If you want a project management career or you are trying to find …

Project Management Guide: Starting Out - APE Project Management

What made me do this you might ask? Well here is the main idea behind this project management guide:<p>There are projected to be 15 million new project …

Project Proposal Template - APE Project Management

Description<p>Mastering the art of proposal writing requires a unified approach to project management. This guide is therefore intended to serve as a …

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90 Questions You Should Ask When Brainstorming Project Ideas - APE Project Management

All of us have started a project at some point in our life and struggled with it in some way. No matter what kind of project it was, questions had to …