Project Management Methods & Ideologies

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  • Applying Project Management to Parenting: Monitor, Control and Closure
    In this article, we will discuss the last two steps of the project management process and associate those with the conventional parenting wisdom. We look at the stages of monitoring, controlling and closure.
  • Project Management and Parenting: Initiate, Plan and Execute
    This article discusses the project management process and associates them with conventional parenting wisdom. As a caveat, this article does not in any way point out the best method for parenting. It is an attempt to make it a process for which parenting and project management both apply.
  • Ethics: At the Heart of Project Management
    Putting the PMI Code of Ethics, and topic of project management ethics in general, into perspective will enable you to harness ethics as a motivational engine to help you become a multi-faceted project manager - more resilient, versatile and effective.
  • How to Leverage Powerful Strategic Metrics for Your Projects
    How does a project manager ensure that the results of the project maintain close alignment with strategy?
  • Using Dashboards to Prove Your Point
    Dashboards are somewhat a way of life for most businesses and even personal use, but are they really used to their best benefit or simply eye candy that demonstrates us as "show" instead of "know.” Explore the dashboard as a misunderstood tool that could be put to greater use than a mini-video game.
  • Using Sense-Making for Project Management
    Sense-making is a psychology theory that was initiated in the 1970s concerning reasons why we take certain actions on tasks; why we think outside the conventional “structures” that exist in our daily lives. We will explore this theory and apply it to project management.
  • The "Back to the Future" Move to Handwritten Journals in Project Management
    Project managers should keep hand-written journals of projects, placing a few words on paper each day. The advantages include portability in all conditions, continuity and keeping the project “real” by referring to specific entries to gain background on past events.
  • Teaching Project Management through Children's Books
    Using children's books can simplify the project management process by helping adults understand the intricacies of project management without all the high-handed steps placed in the process.
  • How Balloon Animals and Whiteboard Rolls can Enhance Project Management
    Balloon animals, whiteboard rolls and other creative tools are vital to keeping the project management field alive. This article will introduce some innovative ways to keep your project team together, motivated and thinking.
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