Tag Archive for Project

How to hire a rock star project manager

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When hiring a PM, the knee-jerk tendency seems to be to hire the person with the most technical knowledge, when other, broader skills are more likely to get the results you’re really after. A great project manager (PM) can mean more than just the difference between project success and failure (which is important enough). With…

Do You Understand Project Scope Management?

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Project managers have difficulty managing project scope. Many project managers encounter scope creep, but don’t know what’s happening or what to do about it. Why? Frankly, some individuals don’t grasp the core principles. Do you understand project scope management? Test your understanding. Try this quick quiz before reading the terms below. Let’s review key terms…

The Tao of project management

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The Tao Te Ching, believed to have been written by the sage Lao Tzu in the 6th century BCE, is among the most widely translated texts in existence. It has inspired everything from religions to funny movies about dating, and authors have used it as a metaphor to explain all kinds of things (even programming).…

Managing Projects in the Cloud

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Technology is moving to the cloud. We no longer use our precious SSD space to store the pictures from our recent holidays. Our personal files are located on Dropbox, Google Drive or any other storage or sharing service. This not only helps in keeping the files safe from the hardware malfunctions, but also assists in…