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by begeland
Fri 11 Dec 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management Courses vs MSc in Project Management - 1 Year Program
Replies: 2
Views: 6135

Re: Project Management Courses vs MSc in Project Management - 1 Year Program

In my opinion, if you have the time and dedication and patience, then any additional education needed to help you advance in PM or switch to PM is a good thing. Ideally, you would eventually acquire both the certification and the master's degree. Which ever makes the most sense to you and according ...
by begeland
Tue 08 Dec 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Knowing when to call it quits on a project
Replies: 2
Views: 4753

Re: Knowing when to call it quits on a project

Thanks for the response. It's sad when technology alone is the motivation for the project. Rarely does it end favorably. The sexy solution alone is never the reason to start a project. Learning experience...even though it sounds like you and the network manager didn't need the learning experience an...
by begeland
Fri 04 Dec 2015 1:41 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Knowing when to call it quits on a project
Replies: 2
Views: 4753

Knowing when to call it quits on a project

No one likes to throw in the towel on something they've worked hard on. And no one likes to let the project customer down. But sometimes it's the best thing for the customer. Sometimes it's the best choice - or only choice for the failing project. Has this ever happened to any of you? I have a new a...
by begeland
Wed 16 Sep 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: White-label solution - how to run UAT Testing
Replies: 2
Views: 6925

Re: White-label solution - how to run UAT Testing

I've led TRIRIGA IWMS (integrated workplace management software) implementations in the past. The software was always TRIRIGAs but out of the box it was a fairly generic product. We would understand the client's business processes and build requirements and an FDD...and eventually a TDD and then des...
by begeland
Wed 10 Jun 2015 12:08 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Manager OR Business Analyst, which is more progressive and lucrative?
Replies: 5
Views: 13085

Re: Project Manager OR Business Analyst, which is more progressive and lucrative?

I would head the PM route. Many more postings are for PMs than BAs. And if you are a technically inclined PM, you can work both jobs, basically. Plus, you'll likely find that the smaller organizations are hoping to find just that. A PM that can fill the PM role on big projects and both roles on the ...
by begeland
Wed 10 Jun 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New to Project Management and seeking advice
Replies: 3
Views: 5109

Re: New to Project Management and seeking advice

TonyD hit it perfectly...You've already done much as a two week intern. And your ambitious. You'll do well in the long run...but I feel your frustration right now. Change does take time. Try holding identical, informative meetings with small groups in the company. Trying to get all intended end user...
by begeland
Tue 09 Jun 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Who Would Be the Right Professional to Do Accurate Cost Estimate for Software Projects?
Replies: 2
Views: 4819

Re: Who Would Be the Right Professional to Do Accurate Cost Estimate for Software Projects?

I agree with TonyD. If you're fast growing, I'm assuming you're a relatively new company and therefore have little to no relevant project history to call on for aiding in your estimating process. Ideally an experienced account manager - with the help of an experienced PM and likely a tech lead would...
by begeland
Thu 02 Apr 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: I don't think I want to be a PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9143

Re: I don't think I want to be a PM

I think Kit has a good angle on this. And I also agree with you that a Business Analyst role may be a great fit - more of a tech liaison between the PM and the tech lead and/or tech team. However, never underestimate the value of a technical background for a PM leading tech projects. And it changes ...
by begeland
Wed 25 Mar 2015 4:38 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM article up on the blog: Estimating Project Work Gone Wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 4882

New PM article up on the blog: Estimating Project Work Gone Wrong

Estimating project work is fraught with opportunities for things to go badly. The customer wants new work done on the project - work that isn't currently part of the scope, of course. Or perhaps the project hasn't started yet and you're still putting time and energy into good solid work estimations ...
by begeland
Fri 20 Mar 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: I would be very grateful for help and advice!
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Re: I would be very grateful for help and advice!

Hi. What you haven't mentioned is have you managed any projects so far? What is the basis of your interest? I ask because it is possible to manage projects without "officially" dropping everything and becoming a project manager. That said, throwing yourself head-on into a new profession is also to b...