Project Planning for PMs

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  • The Top Ten Benefits of Project Management
    The benefits of project management serve everyone involved in the PM process: the manager who oversees the project, the client who anxiously awaits for the completed project and the production team which gets the project up and running.
  • Problem Tree: A Comprehensive Analysis Tool
    A problem tree can help you find the causes and consequences of a problem. Discover an effective resolution by not dealing with a problem in isolation.
  • Top 13 Wardrobe Malfunctions Seen in Business Attire
    Contrary to popular belief, dressing for success is not a cliche from the past. The fastest way to zoom to the top of the corporate ladder is to dress for the job you want, not the one you have. Study these images carefully and you'll never make another fashion mistake in your professional career.
  • Strategic Tasks and Tactical Activities of a Product Manager
    Product managers are critical in software product companies where they are usually found working as part of the engineering organization. What are their roles in such a capacity? Learn the main duties of a product manager in a software company.
  • Harry Potter and the Seven Project Management Skills: An Epic Plan
    It’s possible the Boy Who Lived might have lost his mission: His project management skills weren’t exactly up to snuff! For Harry Potter, scope creep was an enemy almost as deadly as Voldemort. Let's take a look at seven project management areas and see why Harry won after all. Spoiler Alert!
  • Goal-Oriented Decomposition - What Is It?
    How does goal-oriented decomposition differ from standard composition in project management? We'll explain what this term means and discuss when it should be used.
  • Build Your Estimation Skills for Success
    When you're running a project, it is vital that you are able to break down your tasks and create a project budget and a project schedule. How do you determine how long tasks will take and how much money you will need to complete your project? Becoming a better estimator comes with practice.
  • Understanding the Gap Analysis Process
    A handy guide to performing a gap analysis highlights the steps needed to compare a project’s actual performance metrics against projected data. Are you putting your resources to good use? Does benchmarking show the need for an in-depth risk analysis? Measure the gap and find out.
  • Collection of Tips for Creating a Stand-Out Proposal for Your Project
    Your project proposal creates your project's "first impression" for those involved. You need something that will capture your stakeholders' enthusiasm and get their support. It's also necessary to spell out certain details, even if they're dull and distracting. Learn how to get it right--right now!
  • Were You as Productive Today as You Thought You Were?
    It's amazing how much - or how little - can be accomplished within a twenty-four hour time span. If you constantly think you are behind or you feel pretty good about being ahead on your projects, it might be time to see whether you really are being effective at work. What you find may surprise you.
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