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by begeland
Sat 14 Mar 2015 1:17 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: IT Project Manager or Web Project Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 4935

Re: IT Project Manager or Web Project Manager

I would stick with the IT Project Manager designation. It will be fairly clear from your recent experience that you've focused on Web Project Management and you can go into greater detail on that in a cover letter or interview format. But stating web project manager only may pigeon hole you and caus...
by begeland
Sat 14 Mar 2015 12:56 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree
Replies: 4
Views: 618924

Re: Pursuing Project Management Without a Degree

Mayaa- Kit is correct. I've worked with several successful project managers who did not have degrees. Likewise, I've worked with developers and business analysts and other related professionals who have gotten into their profession and advanced nicely without degrees. They keys are to have a desire ...
by begeland
Tue 03 Mar 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Simon Sinek - Leadership Presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 4982

Re: Simon Sinek - Leadership Presentation

Thanks for posting...this is very good...
by begeland
Fri 27 Feb 2015 4:42 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management Software
Replies: 6
Views: 8713

Re: Project Management Software

I have primarily used MS Project for the projects I've managed, though I've spent at least some time looking at dozens of different PM software packages. You can find some good feature comparison charts online by searching for "project management software", "project management software comparison", ...
by begeland
Tue 24 Feb 2015 1:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management
Replies: 3
Views: 5071

Re: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management

Thanks Kit. That is exactly my plan. I have ideas for next videos - planning to start doing these monthly for posting to this site.

Brad
by begeland
Wed 04 Feb 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management
Replies: 3
Views: 5071

New PM Video: Approaches to Risk Management

There's a new project management video up. Topic is "Approaches to Risk Management." I discuss the importance of risk management, thoughts on tools and common risk management mistakes. Go here to view it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA6wWys_9c8 Please view it and let me know your thoughts as well...
by begeland
Sat 24 Jan 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are you using for a Risk Management Tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 5846

What are you using for a Risk Management Tool?

What are others on here using for a risk management tool? I've rarely used a specific automated risk management tool. I've always held risk discussions with project stakeholders, documented potential risks and plans to mitigate or avoid those risks and then reported regularly during the project on t...
by begeland
Mon 19 Jan 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: False Deadline
Replies: 1
Views: 3178

Re: False Deadline

Besides wanting to hit someone really hard? Games like that on projects should not be something that the project manager should have to endure...given everything else that they deal with such like managing the team and conflicts daily, communication, task accountability, major decision making with l...
by begeland
Mon 19 Jan 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How Much Project Management Time?
Replies: 2
Views: 4670

Re: How Much Project Management Time?

I agree with Duncan - 10-20% is the general rule of thumb for most of the more "structured" organizations I've worked in. The last organization I worked with estimated all PM activities at 20% of the overall project effort. Reality may have been a bit different, but that was the plan :)

Brad
by begeland
Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Starting a PMO in your organization. What should happen first?
Replies: 4
Views: 5870

Re: Starting a PMO in your organization. What should happen first?

I'm going to reply first even though this is my own question/post. I think there are so many "firsts" that should probably happen, but to me the most important thing is to first get the right person - or PMO Director - in place. That person needs to help shape the PMO and all the process, policies, ...