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by dhaughey
Wed 16 Sep 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project management tools
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Project management tools

My list of productivity tools is: Evernote - note taking and collaboration Trello - task lists Slack - instant communication Microsoft Teams - virtual meetings Microsoft Excel - planning and budgets I’d also add that use of a good quality webcam, microphone and speaker is essential, if you are worki...
by dhaughey
Mon 14 Sep 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Management and Covid-19
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Project Management and Covid-19

Yes, I do. Who knew virtual project management was going to become such a big thing in 2020. It’s all about the virtual meeting. I’ve found it important to minute every meeting in some detail and send the minutes to all meeting participants. It’s a good way to reinforce what has been said and avoid ...
by dhaughey
Fri 28 Aug 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Automated/Automation Testing?
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Automated/Automation Testing?

Hi Eananaat, Test automation requires two things, a good test plan and test tools. After deciding what test cases to automate you should investigate the best tool to use. Our team use Selenium, which seems to be a front runner when it comes to test tools. You could even build your own. However, why ...
by dhaughey
Wed 26 Aug 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Can outsourcing project support help?
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Can outsourcing project support help?

Hi there, We outsource project support and it works well in freeing up some PM time. However, your PMs need to keep control and work closely with the other party. Basically, they‘ll do the work under instruction from the PM. They will take care of raising purchase orders, keeping records, budgets up...
by dhaughey
Sat 22 Aug 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: MEET – Model for Employee Engagement with connecTs
Replies: 0
Views: 272

MEET – Model for Employee Engagement with connecTs

Read our newest white paper by Dinesh Sharma, which introduces a new model "MEET". This concept for structured employee connects can help improve employee engagement and hence employee retention. The paper will be most helpful to project managers looking for effective ways to control attrition. MEET...
by dhaughey
Tue 14 Jul 2020 6:46 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Student System Migration Project
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

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: 2138

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: 4809

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: 9590

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: 4809

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...