My Project Management Blog

My Project Management Blog

On this page you will find my project blog which is my view on the world of project management. I look forward to reading your comments and engaging with you about project management.

How to Run a Project Closure Meeting There are three things that a project must have. A project must be unique along with a definite start and finish. Without any one of these it is not a project. So it is critical to have a definite end to the project. The way to do this is to have a closure step in ...

What Does a Project Manager Actually Do? This video is all about the job of a project manager. From a real world comparison through to the four main things that a project manager does when running a project. This very basic overview should give you a good understanding of what they do. If you would like to find out more or become ...

Beginners Guide: Project Manager Job Description In this article, I will describe the job of a project manager. At first, I use a real world comparison to give you an idea of the role that they do. Then I cover the four main things that a project manager does when running a project. This very basic overview should give you a ...

Why You Should Not Have a Lessons Learnt Meeting In this article I explain why you should not have one lessons learnt meeting at the end of your project. At first I cover why it is difficult to get people to attend lessons learnt meetings. After that I cover what to do instead of having one lessons learnt meeting at the end of the ...

Basics of Project Management Video This video is all about the very basics of project management. From what a project is through to how to tell if something is a project or not. Also included is what project management is as well as the three things that project managers use to manage a project. This video is a summary of the ...

Beginners Guide to Project Management In this article, I will cover the very basics of project management. I will first explain why it is important to understand the basics. Then I will cover what a project and then how to tell if something is a project or not. I will move on to cover what project management is. I will ...

How to Run a Project Update Meeting The dreaded project update meeting can send a cold shiver down the back of the most experienced. But it does not need to be that way. In this article, I show how if you think about the purpose of the update meeting it can take some of the anxiety away. After explaining the purpose I ...

Why You Should Not Do Meeting Minutes I always wonder why some meetings still insist on recording minutes. Does anyone ever actually read them? If they do what on earth do they get out of them? I have never understood why it is important to record what people say. The person who has to sit in meetings for hours on end writing ...

How to Conduct a Meeting Would you like to get a reputation for being a fantastic meeting organiser? In this article, I outline how to conduct a meeting. By following my meeting checklists you will know how to conduct a meeting. I will first cover my 4 step meeting preparation checklist. This is the actual checklist that I have used for years ...

How to Write an Effective Meeting Agenda Would you like to run successful project meetings that actually helps your project? In this article, I outline what makes an effective meeting agenda. This follows on from my last article which showed how a meeting must have a purpose. A reason for existing. Once you have established that you need a meeting the next ...

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