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by dhaughey
Sat 18 Nov 2017 10:20 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project management software for personal use?
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Project management software for personal use?

Take a look at Trello. I use the application for house renovation, personal task list and website development. It fits your description well and is free.
by dhaughey
Wed 18 Oct 2017 7:40 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Online PM Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Online PM Tools

Jonathan, our developers have adopted Slack rather than email for communicating. It helps ease communication with our back-end and front-end developers being in different locations. It's also a fun tool with some self-moderated and good humored developer banter. I suggest asking people to use multi ...
by dhaughey
Sat 14 Oct 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Online PM Tools
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Online PM Tools

I use a combination of Evernote, Trello and Excel for managing my projects. These work well as a low cost option and allow effective sharing between teams with members located in different countries.

Duncan
by dhaughey
Mon 18 Sep 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to Avoid Spreading Confidential Information About Projects?
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: How to Avoid Spreading Confidential Information About Projects?

Hi Juliana, Definitely don't mention clients you've work with on the projects and stick to information that doesn't identify them. Most prospective employers will want to understand what skills you bring to the party and your level of competence. In addition, they will be interested to hear about th...
by dhaughey
Thu 14 Sep 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PMP training provider in the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: PMP training provider in the UK

Hi Kutz,

Personally, I've found QA Training very good, although it is some time since my last course with them.

My colleague recently did his PRINCE2 training with Learning Tree and was very happy with the course.

Hope this helps.
Duncan
by dhaughey
Thu 03 Aug 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are your PM best practices? I think we often miss 5 keys ones
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: What are your PM best practices? I think we often miss 5 keys ones

I have a couple of best practices to suggest: ⋅  Often, we are working in virtual project teams across the globe. Utilise different time zones to meet objectives. For example, I use the time difference between India and the UK to my advantage. Getting software upgrades carried out during I...
by dhaughey
Wed 08 Feb 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers
Replies: 5
Views: 7898

Re: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers

Write 'live minutes' for your conference calls. This helps people in remote locations follow the topics being discussed and see the actions they have been assigned. The minutes are available immediately the call finishes and don't become a chore to be completed later. My team really like this approa...
by dhaughey
Wed 01 Feb 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Do I need project management software?
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

Re: Do I need project management software?

You'll often pay a premium for branded project management software. There are plently of generic tools that can help you manage projects effectively. I use a combination of Evernote, Trello and JIRA. I find Evernote useful for sharing meeting minutes and actions. Trello is ideal for sprint backlog p...
by dhaughey
Tue 20 Dec 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Average Travel Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Re: Average Travel Time

Hi PM Newby, I'm a PM that doesn't travel and uses technology to communicate with my team and customers. In past PM roles, I have travelled around 25% of the time, visiting clients and suppliers. This travel was mostly to work on customer's premises. You haven't shared the kind of PM role you are co...
by dhaughey
Tue 06 Dec 2016 9:09 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Prioritising Change Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1938

Re: Prioritising Change Requests

I agree with your two phase approach. First, review and rank the changes in the order of priority purely from a business need perspective. Using MoSCoW for the ranking is a good idea. Second, cost each change and have a second review to refine the list based on available time and budget. This way, y...