Project Management Archives - Vistage Executive Street Blog
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Changes of Scope
A request for a change of scope (or contract modification) can be initiated by either the customer or the provider. For internal Read More
Business executives are often first introduced to the concept of strategic planning in B-school. There, techniques such as SWOT or the 5 forces model are Read More
You might be thinking that your company’s legal and accounting departments are responsible for procurement, but related to your projects, you should take the Read More
This article presents ideas for monitoring and controlling project schedules and budgets.
Project Controls: Schedule
- Decide to track by table, chart, status report, or project
This article presents ideas for monitoring and controlling project scope and quality.
Enforcing your project communications plan will go a long way to helping Read More
This article discusses leadership techniques that motivate, remembering to stand back and view the big picture, and what to avoid doing as a project manager. Read More
Project managers should not be introverts. Be proactive as the team leader. Facilitate communications and time-efficient meetings.
Leading a team is Read More
This article presents a list of items that should be accomplished as you begin work on a new project.
Depending on the skill Read More
Remaining flawlessly organized is essential to achieving an efficient, practical and effective operation. This should be a small business owner’s highest priority.
SalesForce is a Read More
You may be the best project manager in the world. You might know all about, why optimal performance is better than maximal performance. But Read More
I still use post-it notes to help manage tasks throughout my day, but that doesn’t always cut it when your team members are spread all Read More
Are you ready to be a project manager? Below is a quiz that builds on the previous project planning articles in this series. Let’s see Read More
Prepare a cost estimate using your previously developed work breakdown structure (WBS). You’ll need to consider in-house and outsourced labor, as well as equipment, materials, Read More
Project management is like being in school. Why? It’s because you get to learn new things everyday when it comes to managing, organizing, and socializing Read More
Prepare a project schedule using your previously developed work breakdown structure (WBS). You’ll need to consider how many labor hours each task will take (by Read More
The work breakdown structure (WBS) is part of the project management plan. It is a detailed outline of the tasks and subtasks you will later Read More
The communications plan is contained within the project management plan. It establishes who will be talking, reporting, e-mailing, meeting; how often; and with whom. This Read More
The planning process produces the detailed project management plan. In some cases, especially where the customer is internal, initiation and planning may overlap. If the Read More
After the proposals or bids are received, the customer (internal or external) must evaluate and formally decide to begin the project. The result is a Read More
This quiz builds on the previous project initiation articles in this series.
Your company’s main office has 75 employees. An adjoining suite Read More
After the statement of work is approved, the project team (internal or external) must evaluate and respond. The result is a combined technical and cost Read More
It is time to move beyond project scoping (when you agreed upon the purpose, goals, and objectives for the project and you created a general Read More
This article is applicable whether the project is an internal company project or you will be contracting with external providers.
From the Perspective of Read More
This article, on project charters, is my second article related to project initiation.
Purpose of the Project Charter
The purpose of the project charter Read More
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