Different types of project scheduling methods

In a highly competitive and fast-paced environment it is really difficult to manage changes to project scope. For this reason it is important to adopt practices that help companies to adapt to the varying needs of stakeholders. In fact, there are different types of project scheduling methods that support project …

Use project schedules to prevent problems

Project managers use project schedules to prevent problems. In fact, they help project managers efficiently communicate and collaborate with their teams and stakeholders. Projects managers should use it to ensure the project remains on track. Let’s go a bit deeper to know more about it. What is project schedule? The …

How to support strategic projects and programs

Today’s competition is getting more fierce than ever. In addition, product life cycles are becoming shorter, and never-ending change emphasizes the importance for companies to deliver on strategic intent in the most efficient ways. In fact, it is not acceptable to waste time and money to achieve objectives. Delivering low-quality products is …

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

One of the first steps to start a project is to define the project scope. The project scope represents the work required to deliver a product or a service that has specific features and characteristics. After defining the project scope we have to manage it. In fact, to accomplish this …

The Project scope statement

Project scope describes the work required to deliver a product or a service that has specific features and characteristics. Essentially, the project scope represents all the activities that are useful to plan, execute, control, and close a project. In fact, the project scope specifies of all the necessary work items …

The process of collecting requirements

When a project starts, project managers need to collect requirements to determine and manage stakeholders’ needs. In fact, it is particularly important to understand what are the requirements of people who have an interest in the project. These people have to be involved in the process of collecting requirements. Project …

Project requirements for project success

Project requirements are the tasks that must be completed during a project to ensure its completion and, most importantly, its success. In fact, requirements help project managers to have a clear picture of the work that has to be done. There are three types of project requirements: Business requirements Stakeholder …

Different styles of leadership

A Project Manager can adopt different styles of leadership to ensure more successful results. A Project Manager can choose to be one of the following interesting types of leaders. The Coaching leader Coaching leaders direct and guide. They constantly provide encouragement and inspiration to help motivate the followers. This type …

The role of the Project Manager

The Project Manager is probably the most critical role for achieving project objectives. What does the Project Manager do? The Project Manager starts from project initiation to project delivery. He (she) manages all the aspects of the project and ensures that the project is completed on time, on budget and …

The PMO, an organizational group

A project management office (PMO) is an organizational group or department that defines and maintains standards for project managemement within the company. A PMO can have different responsibilities. In fact, these responsibilities can range from providing support to project managers to the direct management of one or more projects. Supportive …

Organizational structures can influence a project

Companies choose their organizational structure based on many factors such as: size, geographic location, the products and services that they will offer, and so on. Functional organization A functional organization is probably the most common type of organizational structure. The organization has groups based on its special functions such as …

Factors that can influence a project initiative

Factors that influence an initiative There exist many factors that can influence a project initiative. Projects are influenced by factors internal and external to the organization. For instance, stakeholders, governance, risks and many other factors have influence over projects. These internal and external factors can have a positive or negative …

The project charter authorizes the project

The project charter starts officially the project When a project starts it is important to issue the project charter. The sponsor issues the document at the beginning of the project. The project charter is a document that formally authorizes the existence of a project. It authorizes the project manager to …

Use Data To Present The Project Status

During the project you, as Project Manager, constantly collect and analyze data. Then, you aggregate and transform this data to become project information. To transform the data you need to correct errors, remove inconsistencies, and eliminate unrelated data. Once all project information is ready, you can present data clearly to …

A standard project has four major phases

A standard project has typically four major phases: initiation, planning, implementation, and closure.  These phases represent the path a project takes from the inception to its end and it is generally called “project life cycle”. There are three main types of life cycles: predictive (waterfall): the project scope, time, and …