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.

The 3 Things You Must Do Before Writing Project Scope It is a sad reality that the majority of projects fail and often it is because writing the project scope was too vague or not controlled. If you look at any project that is late for a long time, chances are the scope was changed at some point. One of the keys to successful project delivery ...

7 Steps to a Great Solution Design According to an old legend, the Taj Mahal was originally supposed to be made out of black marble. But the emperor’s architects couldn’t find enough black marble stones. So, white marble was used instead. The solution design stage on the project is all about designing something that will meet the most amount of requirements possible ...

How to Capture Project Requirements The Right Way If you don’t know your boss that well, sitting down with him or her for the first time can be a nerve wracking experience. But what if you face the task of building a giant tomb to memorialize the wife of a famously strict, all-powerful emperor? When Indian emperor Shah Jahan’s wife died in 1631, he ...

How to Communicate the Right Way on Your Project The 23rd July 1983 was a hot sunny day, and an Air Canada 767 was flying from Montreal and Edmonton. While at 41,000ft over Red Lake, Ontario halfway through its journey the aircraft’s cockpit noise sounded indicating a fuel pressure problem and within seconds the left engine went out. The crew worked furiously to find ...

Excellent Project Scope In 5 Easy Steps Getting the project scope right at the start of a project helps ensure that the project delivers the right thing. There is an easy way to write a project scope that will increase the likelihood of project success. In this post, I will outline the 5 steps to ensure good project scope capture and how to approach ...

Thinking of Stakeholders as Animals will Improve Your Project Communication Communication is a huge issue in the project management industry. The results of a game-changing recent study released at the 2013 Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit revealed that a whopping 68 percent of all stakeholders believe that their Project Management Office is too concerned with procedure and lacks simple common sense. Many PMs have communication ...

Why Your Project Will Get Cancelled A few years ago I was a running a project to select and implement a new piece of software for one part of the company I was working for. This project was really good and enjoyable. I had highly engaged project stakeholders who knew exactly what they wanted. A fantastic set of requirements were produced ...

Popular Project Management Blog Posts From 13 to 19 June 2014 The most popular project management blog posts from the last seven days 13 to 19 June 2014. Over the last week these are the most popular project management blog posts that people have been visiting from projectnewstoday.com     These are great project management blogs that are worth reading. What other good project management blogs did you read ...

The Most Popular Project Management Articles From 11 to 17 June 2014 The most popular project management articles from the 11 to 17 June 2014. Over the last week these are the most popular project management articles that people have been visiting from projectnewstoday.com     10 Project Management Dos Source: PM Hut | Published on 12-06-14 PPM: Balancing the Portfolio Source: Project Management | Published on 10-06-14 My Projects are Constantly Late Source: Project ...

Popular Project Management Blog Posts From 06 to 12 June 2014 The most popular project management blog posts from the last seven days 06 to 12 June 2014. Over the last week these are the most popular project management blog posts that people have been visiting from projectnewstoday.com     When Your Creative Project Client has had Enough Source: Brad Egeland | Published on 12-06-14 Want to get into project management? Source: ...

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