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by dhaughey
Tue 14 Jul 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Student System Migration Project
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Student System Migration Project

Hi Jejeals, I would advise you to have a back out plan so in the event the new servers fail, you can return to the last good state. For example, keep the existing servers running in parallel for a week until you are satisfied the new servers are stable and functioning as expected. Use a tool such as...
by dhaughey
Sat 27 Jun 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: How to Project Manage a Social Media Campaign
Replies: 0
Views: 202

How to Project Manage a Social Media Campaign

Here's a link to our latest article by Nicole Garrison. How to Project Manage a Social Media Campaign The overall goal of a social media campaign is to spread brand awareness and to increase following. Nicole looks at how to project manage a successful campaign. Feel free to post your feedback and c...
by dhaughey
Wed 24 Jun 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the best remote working tips these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: What are the best remote working tips these days?

Thanks, AGupta. A useful and thought provoking list. It is important to set boundaries in your work and personal life. Even though many of us are working from home and don't have a commute, it is important to set a time when you finish work. Stop at the set time and don't look at emails until the mo...
by dhaughey
Tue 23 Jun 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: When taking over an existing project - what are the first 3 things you ask for?
Replies: 5
Views: 7783

Re: When taking over an existing project - what are the first 3 things you ask for?

Hi Edi, If the sick project manager is due back at work soon, it's probably just a case of keeping things going and not changing too much. In the case of a long-term sick project manager, I'd do something very similar to taking over an existing or failed project. I'd look at the BOSCARD, project pla...
by dhaughey
Thu 18 Jun 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the best remote working tips these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: What are the best remote working tips these days?

Hi Shobana S, Thank you for the tip. Marsview Notes looks like an interesting tool. I suspect it is most useful for large conference style meetings, where there are many participants over an extended period. I think it would be overkill and more time consuming than hand written notes for weekly proj...
by dhaughey
Fri 05 Jun 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PM Mentoring and Guidance
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: PM Mentoring and Guidance

I agree with Violet, ITIL Foundation is a useful qualification for IT professionals, even if you are not working in IT service management. It provides a good foundation for understanding service delivery and the processes involved. However, it is not a replacement for a project management qualificat...
by dhaughey
Fri 29 May 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What Are The Most Effective Team Management Tips For Managers?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: What Are The Most Effective Team Management Tips For Managers?

Hello, I always try hard to recognise a team member who has gone above and beyond the norm to achieve an objective. It's important to recognise that persons' achievement in a visible way, whether it's an email to their line manager, copying them, or a shout-out in a team meeting. However, it needs t...
by dhaughey
Sun 24 May 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the best remote working tips these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 1920

Re: What are the best remote working tips these days?

Hello, I agree, it's important to keep regular contact with your team. Shortly after lockdown started in the UK, my team began 30 minute lunchtime calls on Microsoft Teams. It's nice to have those informal water-cooler style chats. If possible, it's also nice to have a work space separated from your...
by dhaughey
Sat 23 May 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best Certification For Me?
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Best Certification For Me?

Hello Soman, I think people tend to worry too much about which qualification to get. I think any recognised qualification will serve you well. When interviewing for a project manager, I would look for three things. They understand the principles of project management; can demonstrate that they have ...
by dhaughey
Tue 19 May 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What are the most influential soft-skills books for someone who is aspiring to work as an Agile project manager?
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: What are the most influential soft-skills books for someone who is aspiring to work as an Agile project manager?

In my list of the most influential books, I would include: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. An evergreen text to help you become successful in your personal and professional relationships. Making It Happen: Reflections on Leadership by John Harvey-Jones. This book dates ...