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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, …

Project Management

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Project Management

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. …

Functional Programming

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Leadership

Effective Project Portfolio Management

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

Employment

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Project Management

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 …

Project Management

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 Management

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 …

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 …

Creativity

Project Plan Template - APE Project Management

Product Description<p>Before commencement of any project, the first thing that we need to do is project planning. Any reasonable project manager …

Project Management

11 Android Project Management Apps We Love, and You Should Know About

The world’s going mobile, and we’re no different for we love our mobile gadgets and apps too! So we wanted to share Apple, Windows and Android …

10 Ideas on How to Effectivelly Manage Your Virtual Team - APE Project Management

A virtual team give access to global talent and brings time and cost savings – but how do you manage it?<p>Plan and standardise: Adopt a disciplined …

Project Management

PRINCE2 Process Model PDF - APE Project Management

Product Description<p>Below you will find a diagram and subsequent explanation of the PRINCE2 processes to help guide you when managing projects with …

PRINCE2 Process Model, Graphics and PDF - APE Project Management

The British government has honed their project management methods for years, cumulating with PRINCE2 in 1989. An acronym for Projects In Controlled …

Quick Overview Of Agile Project Management - APE Project Management

Every project isn’t structured in a way that’d work well with the Traditional Project Management method. Think back to our meal example: while …

Drinking Cold Water Burns More Calories, But...

Hello again, and welcome to another installment of weight-loss myth busters, subject: cold water. Previous topics have ranged from whether strength …

Project Management: Guide to Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall - APE Project Management

Humanity has a great track record when it comes to serious project management. From the Great Pyramids to the moon landing, our greatest endeavors …