Project Management

By Alex Puscasu | Project Management articles carefully selected to cover a wide array of topics like, risk management, portfolio and programme management, process improvement, personal development, learning and training, PRINCE2, PMI, Agile and much much more. Also you can find Project Management Tools Reviews, Templates and Events. It is an all encompassing magazine of all things project management.

How to use Smartsheet's Grid View for project management

Smartsheet's project management and collaboration software offer four ways to set up projects: Grid, Gantt, Card, and Calendar. Here's how to …

Project Management

Why You Should Apply Project Management Principles to PR

Not too long ago project management was considered the business world's hottest trend. It's probably ceded its position, yet the principles of …

Project Management

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 Project Reward Systems - APE Project Management

Project managers are responsible for managing the reward systems that encourage team performance and extra effort. One advantage they have is that …

6 Methods to Build The Perfect Project Cost Duration Graph - APE

This article is the third part in a miniseries on building a project cost duration graph. The first part can be found here and the second part here. …

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, …

Negotiating - Uncovering It's Secrets - APE Project Management

Effective negotiating is critical to successful collaboration. All it takes is one key problem to explode to convert a sense of “we” into “us versus …

Managing Customer Relationships - APE Project Management

In previous articles I have emphasized that ultimate success is not determined by weather the project was completed on time, within budget, or …

Factors Affecting Team Development - APE Project Management

Experience and research indicate that the following conditions will aid team development and also help start the process of building a …

Conducting Your First Project Team Meeting

Planning Team Meeting Decisions<p>How will the project plan be developed?<br>• What tools will be used to support the project?<br>• Will a specific project …

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, …

High Performance Project Team: Pitfalls

A high-performance project team can produce dramatic results. However, like any good think, there is a dark side to a project team that a manager …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Leading by Example - APE Project Management

A highly visible, interactive management style is not only essential to building and sustaining cooperative relationships, it also allows project …

Managing Upward Relations Like A Boss - APE Project Management

Research consistently points out that project success is strongly affected by the degree to which a project has the support of top management and …

Building Trust the Key to Exercising Influence

We all know people who have influence but whom we do not trust; these individuals are often referred to as “political animals” or “jungle fighters.” …

Project Team Synergy: How to Deliver High Performance

There is positive and negative project team synergy. The magic and power of project teams is captured in the term “synergy,” which is derived from …

How millennials are changing project management

Millennials are laying new groundwork for how business will be conducted going forward, and project management is no exception.<p>While there are tried, …

6 free and feature-filled open source project management tools

Whether you own a small business or you’re just starting one, every dollar counts; finding free software to help you manage, communicate, collaborate …

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 …

How to Organize Projects Within A Matrix Organizational Structure - APE

One of the biggest management innovations to emerge in the past 30 years has been the matrix organizational structure. Matrix management is a hybrid …