This article describes Parkinson’s Law and how it impacts Project Management. It also describes the various steps a project manager needs to take in order to guard against falling into the trap described under Parkinson’s Law.
This article provides an introduction to the four fields mapping. It describes what constitutes a four fields mapping and is a useful addition to the project manager’s repertoire of tools & techniques for project planning.
A Tollgate Review is will help you determine if all the goals in a stage have been completed and if you can move on to the next stage. Learn more about performing a tollgate review and how it can help you complete your project.
This article explains what constitutes a cause and effect analysis as well as what tools and methods can be used when conducting one. We also give a few tips to help make sure that your cause and effect analysis is conducted as efficiently as possible.
This article describes the concept known as Earned Value Analysis, the various terminology involved, and its applications in Project Monitoring & Control. It also describes how to calculate Schedule, Time and Cost Variances in a project.
This article describes what a stage gate analysis is and how it can be a valuable addition to the project manager’s repertoire of project planning tools. It also looks at the various conventional stages in stage gate analysis as well as the potential outcomes of the stage gate analysis.
This article describes what constitutes an HRMS, the various types of HRMS packages that are available in the market and how this concept can be utilized to contribute toward more effective resource management in companies.
This article describes a prioritization matrix, what it represents, how to create one, and how it can be utilized as an effective tool for Project Planning. Its applications in brainstorming are explained on how it can be used to identify the problems to be addressed.
This article describes two diametrically opposite resource management techniques which can be used in companies and discusses the effectiveness of both in order to help determine which technique is a more suitable approach towards Effective Resource Management in Companies.
This article describes what constitutes an affinity diagram and how it can be used in Project Planning. The process of constructing an affinity diagram is also described here along with a example of its structure.
This article explains the concept of Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and its application as a risk management tool in projects. Risk Management is a very important part of a project and most project managers make extensive use of such risk management tools.
What is the mythical man month? What are its implications for resource managers and how does it affect projects? Does it contribute towards effective resource management in companies or detract from it? These issues are addressed in this article.
This article explains the concept of FMEA (Failure Modes & Effects Analysis) and its application as a risk management tool in projects. Risk Management is a key component in a project manager’s job and he/she has to make use of various Risk Management Tools.
This article explains the concept of the scope triangle in project quality management and how it impacts the process of defining the project scope, the inter-relationship between the various factors and the possible implications for a project manager.