Professional Development

Project Management Institute signs MoU with Symbiosis university

Project Management Institute, the largest membership association for project management profession, has signed an MoU with Symbiosis International University through its Pune Deccan Chapter, to promote skill development among students and allow them an opportunity to interact with industry experts through various platforms facilitated by the institute on a regular basis. Symbiosis Centre for...

Protect Your Project Against Scope Creep

Protect Your Project Against Scope Creep

Recently I was peer reviewing another project manager’s project and I noticed that the requirements document hadn’t been signed off. “When are you expecting to get the requirements approved?” I asked her. “Oh, we’re just updating them as we go along,” she replied. “The customer doesn’t really know what he wants so we’re being...

Scope Creep

By Steven G. Lauck Scope Creep – two words that should never be spoken. I prefer to identify it as “Weak Project Management”. Successful project delivery is formed at the beginning of the project by a solid foundation. If this foundation is “weak” failure begins to creep in and all is usually lost. Corrective...

The Secret of Letting Go of Every Fear

The Secret of Letting Go of Every Fear

by Guy Finley Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change...

The Nebulous Nature of Leadership

Written by  Mindy Duvernet Leadership has many faces, from teachers, to organizational executives, to the President of the United States, and we look up to our leaders for various reasons. One big reason we look up to them is to be a part of something larger than ourselves, to find meaning and purpose; whatever the...

4 Things You Can Say On Projects

4 Things You Can Say On Projects

Certain phrases or expressions are difficult for project managers to utter, as they could leave us feeling weak, vulnerable, or heaven forbid, make it look like we don’t know what we’re doing! The following article will discuss what those expressions are, and why it’s okay to occasionally include them in your project management repertoire....

When Program/Project Management Goes Well

By Philip Young Today has been a good day. I presented my end of program report to my steering committee. This has been a 12 month program of work comprising of multiple project teams delivering technology and business application changes across Rank Groups Casino retail trading estate. The great thing about this is that...

Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

Wish they’d hurry up and invent the iPad WHEN he was the boss of Apple, Steve Jobs made little secret of his contempt for selling to big businesses. Once he even referred to their CIOs as chief information “orifices”, through which all orders must pass. Jobs felt that the best way for Apple to...

What Does Project Success Mean To You?

What Does Project Success Mean To You?

“I’m keen for this project to be a success,” said a politician I heard during an interview on the radio. I thought that was a strange way to put it. Aren’t we all desperately seeking success? “Keen” simply doesn’t seem to cut it – I want my project managers and project teams to be...

Project Retrospectives

By Andrea Gran My experience with retrospectives is mainly from agile scrum teams. At the end of each sprint we would run a combined retrospective and planning meeting. At the start of the meeting we would check the current status by looking at metrics such as; velocity, load factor, defects, bugs and capacity. This...



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