Project Smart ~ Exploring trends and developments in project management today


This page lists a selection of frequently asked questions and answers. Try here first if you have a question.

Project Smart launched in as a way to offer easy access to information about the project management profession and has grown from there.

The philosophy of the website is to provide free, high-quality, ethical content in an accessible form while encouraging an open discussion.

Unlike some other project management websites, we don't publish everything we can find on the subject regardless of quality. We quality check all articles and only publish them if they give a useful insight into the project management profession.

You won't find any advertisements thinly disguised as articles, or advertorials to waste your time.

No, copyright law protects the material on this website. You may not sell or published the material in any form without written permission from the content owner.

You may read, print and download it for private use. Use for dissertations and essays does not need specific permission, as long as you use suitable copyright and website source.

In general, teachers, trainers and lecturers may use or adapt content for educational purposes. Please show the relevant copyright and website source.

British English is used throughout the website. Often British English spellings differ from American English.

For more information about the differences between British English and American English spelling visit Oxford Dictionaries

The Project Management Institute certifies project managers who lead and direct project teams as professionals, or PMPs. Find more information about getting certified on their website

To post a new topic or question in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You will need to register before you can post a message. Moderators oversee the forums to prevent posting of spam and undesirable content. For more information, visit our forum help page.

Yes, please post your comments and observations; we want to hear what you have to say. We welcome constructive comments and approve any that meet our guidelines. This means providing helpful information that contributes to an article or discussion.

Yes, the website uses Responsive Web Design (RWD) to detect the type of device being used and changes the site's layout and behaviour accordingly.

We suggest you use the following citation format:

Darter, K. (2016). How to Finish Strong on Your Projects. Online at (accessed 06/01/16).

Haughey, D (n.d.). Introduction to Project Management. Online at (accessed 06/01/16).

(n.d.) = no date.

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