Taylor and Gantt enjoyed the luxury of an America with a virtually endless supply of labor for factories and mills. What happened to their ideas when war and economic boom times changed American workers? The birth of project management as we know it.
Project Management Methods & Ideologies
Although there are a few methodologies, such as Agile and Six Sigma, that have their own topic areas, this area is devoted to exploring the many different project management methodologies that are utilized by project managers all around the world. In addition, this is a place where PM experts can “talk shop” and express their opinions on why they believe some strategies work and others don’t. We’ll cover Waterall Methodology, PRINCE2 and much more.
This article, from the beginner’s standpoint, looks at the term “Critical Chain.”
An experienced Microsoft Project instructor and published author offers her personal lecture notes from a popular Project 2003/2007 Level 1 class.
According to business experts and respected authors, successful project management professionals share five common characteristics.
Success of a software development project is significantly impacted by how well the project is initiated. Project initiation activities are shared between the organization and the Software Project Manager. This paper describes the organizational role and step-by-step instructions for success.
Here we have the second of two parts about the software project initiation process. This part gives detailed guidelines for what the Software Project Manager (SPM) does and the steps needed to bring diverse elements together to begin the project. There is also a section describing common pitfalls.
Everyone wants more projects completed on time and within budget. Critical Chain Project Management is a revolutionary new process that can help you do just this. By focusing on what’s important, projects can be done within the given timeframe. Learn more about Critical Chain and how it can help you.
Why do you need to grasp the key elements of project management? Just connect the dots: your entire project foundation will hold up better from inception to completion once you understand the basics.
In her article, author Meri Williams outlines the key elements in project management. In our article, we add to Meri’s writing with some project management basics of our own.
The Initiating Process Group is an essential step in completing your process. This is the phase where you define your project and obtain authorization to complete your goals.