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Our library of articles provides valuable insights into the discipline of project management.

Agile Project Management

Agile methodologies generally promote a project management process that encourages stakeholder involvement, feedback, objective metrics and effective controls.

Best Practice

Project management best practice reminds us that if we successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close out our projects, our metrics will illustrate better results.

Business Case

The business case records the justification for starting a project. It describes the benefits, costs and impact, plus a calculation of the financial case.

Case Studies

These case studies show the use of project management in practice. Studying real-life situations will help you see how others have been successful.

Change Management

Change management is the practice of tracking and administering changes during the development of a product or service and is a key part of project management.

Communications Management

A communication plan, like the project plan, is a necessary part of a project. It's been said that communication is the lifeblood of projects.

Cost Management

Cost management is one of the fundamental and yet most challenging tasks for a project manager.

Earned Value Management

Earned Value is the most comprehensive trend analysis technique available to project managers. Using trend data it is possible to forecast cost or schedule overruns at an early stage in a project.

History of Project Management

The 1950s marked the beginning of the modern project management era, prior to then projects were managed on an ad-hoc basis using mostly informal techniques and tools.

IT Project Management

IT project management is a sub-discipline of project management in which information technology projects are planned, monitored and controlled.

Lessons Learned

The purpose of lessons learned is to bring together any insights gained during a project that can be usefully applied on future projects.

Lifecycle & Methodology

A project management methodology provides a framework through which the project manager delivers projects.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project provides enhanced tools to help you track and control project work, schedules and finances.

Miscellaneous

Articles about project management, quality, innovation, evaluating project management systems, social media and benefits realisation.

Outsourcing

Advice for anyone considering outsourcing projects, whether at home or offshore, to reduce costs and increase competitiveness.

Pareto Principle
(The 80/20 Rule)

The value of the Pareto Principle for a project manager is that it reminds you to focus on the 20% of things that really matter on a project.

PMBOK & PMP

The PMBOK Guide is considered one of the most essential tools in the project management profession and is the de facto global standard for the industry. Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognised project management certification administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

PRINCE2

PRINCE2 project management methodology is a world-class standard for managing projects to a successful conclusion.

Programme Management

Programme management is about managing groups of projects to achieve a desired outcome or benefit for an organisation. It is about the structuring and control of those projects so they deliver effectively as a group.

Project Documentation

Project documentation is used to define the way we manage projects and the governance surrounding them.

Project Management Office (PMO)

The Project Management Office (PMO) is the department or group that defines and maintains the standards and processes related to project management within an organisation.

Project Planning

Project planning is the part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules, such as Gantt charts to plan and later report progress within the project environment.

Project Portfolio Management

Project portfolio management is the coordinated and controlled management of a portfolio of projects to achieve a set of business objectives.

Project Sponsorship

Project sponsorship is an active senior management role, responsible for identifying the business need, problem or opportunity. The sponsor ensures the project remains a viable proposition and that benefits are realised, resolving any issues outside the control of the project manager.

Quality Management

The cost of quality is a significant cost on any project so prudent managers look for ways to keep these costs in check.

Requirements Management

A critical part of any project is the requirements management. If you are unsure about what is going to be delivered how will you know when you get there?

Rescue & Recovery

Rescuing a project that's failing is no easy task for a project manager, so here's some ideas to point you in the right direction.

Risk Management

Risk management is a subset of project management that includes risk identification, risk quantification, risk response development and risk response control used to identify, analyse and respond to project risks.

Role of the Project Manager

The project manager's role in a nutshell, is the overall responsibility for the successful planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project.

Scheduling

Project scheduling is the art of planning dates for starting and completing activities and milestones.

Scope Management

The scope is the most important element to understand about any project. All planning and allocation of resources are anchored to this understanding.

Scrum

Scrum is an Agile software development model based on multiple small teams working in an intensive and interdependent manner. Although Scrum was intended for management of software development projects, it can be used to run software maintenance teams, or as a general project and programme management approach.

Six Sigma

Six Sigma projects can be defined as the process through which companies are able to reduce defects and improve the quality of business processes.

SMART Goals & Objectives

Setting goals is easy but achieving them isn't, so make sure they're SMART and you'll have a better chance of success.

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder management is the process of managing the expectation of anyone that has an interest in a project or will be effected by its deliverables or outputs.

Team Building

Team building is a project focused process that builds and develops shared goals, interdependence, trust, commitment and accountability among team members.

Training

The first step in the selection of a good training course for project managers is to understand the role of the project manager as it is today.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A work breakdown structure is an extremely valuable and important project management tool. It sets the foundation for the rest of the project planning.

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