Remedies: Prevention is better than cure


CYBERSPACE WILL NEVER be completely secure. The threats posed by what Sir David Omand, an academic and former head of Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency, calls “the cesspit of modernity”—online crime, espionage, sabotage and subversion—are not going to disappear. Nor is the temptation for governments to treat the internet as a new combat zone, alongside land,…

Finding Innovation Through Design Thinking


By Jen L. Skrabak, PMP, PfMP Recently, I came across a concept presented by U.S. businessman and author Tim Ogilvie centered on “design thinking” — how to turn abstract ideas into practical applications to maximize business growth. Since the core of portfolio management centers on identifying the right opportunities through strategic alignment, innovation and transformation, this…

How To Create Project Management Reports


Ergh, project reports. In the past, when I was actively managing projects the task that took up the most time was project reporting. Every stakeholder seemed to want different information at different times and getting the data from my team members was virtually impossible. Unfortunately, project reports are a key mechanism for managing a project…

One Great Tip to Help Control Scope


By Christian Bisson As project managers, controlling scope can be very challenging. You’ll want to avoid scope creep but if managed properly, scope changes can mean more budget. At first glance, this seems like a good thing, and in a way, it is. But there are a few others aspects to verify. Be careful For…

What to do When a Data Breach Occurs


By David Barton While information security risks have existed for a long time—several U.S. Civil War battles, for instance, were decided by military details secretly obtained by the opposing side—today they bring with them challenging complexities and costly ramifications for businesses. U.S. consumer cyber-attacks in 2013 had a price tag of $38 billion, according to the 2013…

Save money on your project management software


Rohit Thakral Image of businesspeople at presentation looking at virtual project When it comes to managing projects, ensuring everyone within a particular team, department or company is fully up to speed on what’s happening is important. Project management software gives people the ability to organise, collaborate and track details of projects, as well as allocate…

Bloggers Sound Off: Congress Takeaways


By Voices Team In this Voices on Project Management roundtable, two bloggers discuss their top takeaway from PMI® Global Congress — from the perspective of an attendee and a presenter. Conrado Morlan, PMP, PgMP, PfMP Attendee Every time I attend a PMI Global Congress, I am ready to discover exciting learning opportunities. Congress gives me the opportunity…