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by begeland
Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Starting a PMO in your organization. What should happen first?
Replies: 4
Views: 5870

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

Let's consider this scenario.... Your organization is creating a project management office for the first time. What should happen first? What's the first thing, in your opinion, that should be done to help ensure a solid PMO? Hire good PMs? Create a methodology? Put a director in place? I'm not real...
by begeland
Sun 19 Oct 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Multiple milestone managed
Replies: 1
Views: 3775

Re: Multiple milestone managed

Since you're new to the project and the team should be well aware of the milestones, their status and importance (and hopefully they are very competent), I would delegate as much work, oversight and responsibility for the milestones to them at this point. As long as their position and experience mak...
by begeland
Fri 17 Oct 2014 4:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Top Three Project Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 6969

Re: Top Three Project Tools

For me it's: 1) MS Project for schedules because it is what I'm most familiar with and I have it easily available to me. And most clients who don't have it are fine with receiving PDF versions of the schedule for review. 2) Excel - great for issues lists, resource forecasting, financials, risk regis...
by begeland
Thu 16 Oct 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management Learning Resource
Replies: 3
Views: 5535

Re: Project Management Learning Resource

I would have to say for me that it would be that the soft skills are as important - if not more important - than the tools, templates, processes, procedures, etc. Putting together status reports, using your chosen PM tool to manage the project schedule, etc. - all that is important...and necessary. ...
by begeland
Wed 15 Oct 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Ebola and Risk Management
Replies: 1
Views: 4188

Ebola and Risk Management

I realize this may sound a bit edgy and outside the general project management realm. But I really don't think it is...best practices and wise policies are just that. And it's obvious that, at times, these haven't been followed well. I've been reading about the Ebola situation since well before it e...
by begeland
Thu 09 Oct 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Could You Manage a Project You Don't Believe In?
Replies: 3
Views: 5705

Could You Manage a Project You Don't Believe In?

I wrote an article on this topic and would love to see feedback or a discussion on this as it's seems to be a topic people are opinionated about. Here's the article link: http://blog.workamajig.com/blog/could-you-manage-a-project-that-you-dont-believe-in Let's hear your thoughts here on the forum......
by begeland
Fri 19 Sep 2014 1:13 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to Manage a Resource on Agile Based Project
Replies: 4
Views: 6035

Re: How to Manage a Resource on Agile Based Project

Pay the resources more! Ha...easier said than done. So resources are leaving the project for other projects in the organization or are they leaving the organization completely? There isn't much you can do on the latter - although that is a very bad situation for your organization in the long run.......
by begeland
Fri 19 Sep 2014 12:54 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What tools for resource management?
Replies: 3
Views: 6786

What tools for resource management?

Question for the contributors here. What would you use as a tool for overall resource management? It doesn't have to necessarily be part of a the "in use" project management scheduling tool, that it can be. So I guess this is a multi-part question. 1) What PM tool do you think does the best with res...
by begeland
Wed 17 Sep 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unplanned Leave
Replies: 4
Views: 6222

Re: Unplanned Leave

I unexpectedly lost my lead tech on a project who was heavily involved with the customer...and it was fairly suddenly. And it could have been avoided. The individual was remote and international and it was tradition that they would be gone for a period of time (I think it was more than a month) foll...
by begeland
Wed 17 Sep 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: "5 Reasons Why..." review/overview series
Replies: 4
Views: 6361

Re: "5 Reasons Why..." review/overview series

Thanks for the input so far everyone. Please keep them coming. There are 12 up so far (I think...), one that I need to get posted today or tomorrow, and about 10-12 more in the queue. Happy to take all suggestions and I'll consider them...thanks! Visit the ones there now at http://www.bradegeland.co...