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Scope Creep

Scope creep is one of the biggest issues in modern projects because many projects...

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Poor Requirements

Poorly defined project requirements are not as uncommon as you might think and they...

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The Feedback Sandwich – Tasty or Bitter?

By: Alison Wood I originally developed and posted this infographic out on my social networks,...

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Can Ethics and Big Business Sleep in the Same...

When I think of big business, I think of oil companies and steel manufacturers....

The populatiry of PRINCE2 Exams

The London 2012 Olympics used PRINCE2® – so can...

By Simon Buehring During 2012 a significant milestone was achieved. Not only was 2012...

How To Manage Your Various Customers

April 23, 2014
How To Manage Your Various Customers

What sort of project customer do you have? The customer is the person whom you are building your end product for. This is likely to be a business representative and might even be your project sponsor. He or she is the person with the most interest in getting the...

Roles and Responsibilities

April 23, 2014

By Dave Gordon My wife and I recently traveled to Seattle for a wedding. Our daughter-in-law was the matron of honor, and our granddaughter was one of the flower girls. Since Abbie is only two and a half years old, this was her first wedding. Fortunately, there was another...

BP North America Appoints ARCADIS to Major Project Management Role

April 22, 2014

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ARCADIS (ARCAY), the world’s leading natural and built asset design and consultancy firm, has been appointed to provide project management, program management and contractor management services by BP North America Corporation, Inc. (BP) through a three-year master services agreement. The contract is expected to be worth...

Dual-Track Agile

April 22, 2014
Dual-Track Agile

Written by  John Parker Dual-track scrum, or dual-track agile, is an approach to software development growing in popularity that assumes there are two key tracks for agile product development: Discovery and Delivery, as shown in the diagram below: This approach has a lot of merit and can eliminate a lot...

Procurement Planning Made Easy

April 21, 2014
Procurement Planning Made Easy

Procuring services on your project is a common occurrence but it can be a risky procedure for project managers. The problem is that you have very little say over what a supplier does or how they do it. Once you’ve outsourced the work, they are responsible for managing the...

Choosing Your New ERP System

April 21, 2014

By Todd Boehm After you’ve gotten the approval to start the process for a new ERP software system, it is time to start the search and make the decision of what to buy. It is a project on its own just to make that decision. It should take one...

TSMC Benefits From Demand for High-tech Smartphone Chips

April 20, 2014

IDG News Service (Beijing Bureau) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said its net profit in the first quarter increased by 21 percent year-over-year on better than expected demand for smartphone chips. The world’s largest contract chip maker said its net profit reached NT$47.9 billion (US$1.6 billion), up from NT$39.6 billion...

The Devil is in the (Non-Functional) Details

April 20, 2014
The Devil is in the (Non-Functional) Details

Written by  Angela Wick Some systems are a joy to use. Others create extreme frustration and waste valuable time. Why? What’s the difference? Well, let’s think about the characteristics of good and evil systems: The “angels” of systems are: intuitive, easy to use fast reliable, always up and running error...

Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014
Happy Easter!

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How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

April 19, 2014
How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

“What should I be doing today?” one of my team members asked me. I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know! This was an experienced, professional member of a software development team. This person had used Agile project management techniques in the past to plan his own workload and yet...


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Project Management

The Project Management Process has numerous complexities. There are many project management techniques, methodologies, skills and resources that can be utilised to effectively manage a project. Finding your way through these project management resources for some may seem like a bit of a minefield. Read more

Business Analysis

Business Process Analysis and Business Requirements Analysis are both two of the most important aspects of any project. Business Process Analysis and Process Re-engineering can be the foundation stones of a project. The way users and systems interact with each other all constitute processes. There are a number of techniques to effectively analyse processes. Read More

Requirements gathering, analysis and documentation creates a kind of recipe for a project. Business requirements outline the core requirements of the business for the project. But this is not as easy as it may seem. Read more

Stakeholder Management

The management of your stakeholders is much more than the controlling of them. It is about identifying the right ones, engagement and communication with them and taking the journey of the project together. Read more

Change Management and Change Readiness

Change management is a growing practice in the project world and for good reason. The implementation of a project ultimately results in some kind of change, so an effective change management process is critical to the success of the project. Ensuring the business or customers are ready for the change is just one important component of the change management process. Read more

Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management Roles and Responsibilities are essentially what enables a project to function. Allocating task, assigning roles and understanding each and every person’s responsibility is essential to a smooth running and efficient project. Read more

Scope Change Management

Scope creep is commonly blamed for project overruns. It doesn’t have to be hard, scope change control management is quite a simple process, you just have to define how it will work, communicate the process and do it. Read more

Team Management

You can’t have a project without a team. Effective team management is vital to not only the successful running of a project, but it is vital to the success of resulting change. You need to consider everyone impacted as part of the team. Read more