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.

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 ...

The One Thing Your Meeting Must Have or It Will Fail Most meetings are bad and a waste of time. In this article, I will show you the one thing meeting must have so they do not become a bad meeting. A quick look at how well project meetings go will show you if the project is going to be a success or failure.  I will show ...

5 Ways to Manage Conflict This week I have another guest post for you by Amit Patel who started crushthepmexam.com as an online resource dedicated to helping professionals pass their PMP Exams on their first try. 5 Ways to Manage Conflict Conflict is very common in the world of project management. It is highly likely that conflict will develop in any project, ...

Beginners Guide to Project Management Slide Show Sometimes on a new project I will have people who are taking part in their first ever project. Your first project can be quite a daunting experience. To help these team members I have created an introduction to project management slideshow. I have decided to share the slideshow here to help you or members of ...

What is Project Management – Infographic I often get asked particularly by friends and family “So what exactly do you do?” When I proudly tell them that I am a project manager I receive blank looks. They are none the wiser. I then have to explain what project management is before they begin to understand what it is that I do. ...

How To Hit Your Delivery Date Every Time Do you find that you always seem to be re-planning your project? The slightest delay of one day and you have to spend ages moving all tasks around. In this article, I will show you how even if you have delays on your project it will not lead you spending all your time re-planning your ...

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