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by dhaughey
Tue 20 Dec 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Average Travel Time
Replies: 1
Views: 2740

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: 3407

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...
by dhaughey
Fri 02 Dec 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Suggestions for Entering a PM Role Midway Through a Project Lifecycle
Replies: 1
Views: 3318

Re: Suggestions for Entering a PM Role Midway Through a Project Lifecycle

Hi Derrick, It's always a little daunting taking on a project midway through, but it's a good way to showcase your project management skills. I've gone as far as stopping work briefly while reviewing the project objective, plan, budget, team structure with the stakeholders and team members. You migh...
by dhaughey
Thu 10 Nov 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 'Junior' Project Management Roles
Replies: 3
Views: 5433

Re: 'Junior' Project Management Roles

Most junior project manager roles in my organisation are filled by graduates and young people. The term junior can refer to either a young person or person inexperienced in project management. I'd go for it, what's the worst that can happen?

Duncan
by dhaughey
Mon 24 Oct 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Risk Register
Replies: 3
Views: 6977

Re: Risk Register

These are the items I include in my risk log: ⋅ Risk Number ⋅ Date (Risk identification date) ⋅ Risk Type (Internal or external) ⋅ Author (The person reporting the risk) ⋅ Risk owner (The person taking responsibility for the risk) ⋅ Descrip...
by dhaughey
Tue 18 Oct 2016 7:45 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Which are the best learning resources to prepare for PMP exam?
Replies: 5
Views: 8300

Re: Which are the best learning resources to prepare for PMP exam?

Have a look at this Oliver F. Lehmann PMP Self Assessment Test. The test covers the current exam version and is 75 questions in 90 minutes (timed). The timer is in the browser title bar and can be difficult to spot. It has references to a standard source of project management, as PMI does it for the...
by dhaughey
Sat 08 Oct 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Lessons Learned - Billing
Replies: 1
Views: 7058

Re: Lessons Learned - Billing

If you share the lessons with your customer to help them become more efficient in the future, I would bill them. If it is purely internal to help your organisation perform better in the future, then I would not. It depends on how granular you are with your billing. I usually bill for project managem...
by dhaughey
Tue 04 Oct 2016 7:37 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best/cheapest online PRINCE2 Foundation course with exam included
Replies: 9
Views: 18860

Re: Best/cheapest online PRINCE2 Foundation course with exam included

Hi Mitchtin,

I've used QA training in the past and found them excellent. They run training courses, including PRINCE2, in and around London. They also provide online training for PRINCE2, but I can't vouch for that. I prefer the focus classroom training provides.

Cheers,
Duncan
by dhaughey
Mon 03 Oct 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best Certification For Me?
Replies: 1
Views: 5500

Re: Best Certification For Me?

Hi JJ88 Agile frameworks are gaining a lot of traction in my industry. Personally, I'd be looking at Scrum because the agile concepts in its framework are in demand and make for a much more collaborative and engaging way of working. The Scrum Alliance website has more information and a rather good v...
by dhaughey
Mon 03 Oct 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Categories of Communications? Need Advice.
Replies: 2
Views: 7830

Re: Categories of Communications? Need Advice.

Hi bigbug,

A comms category I'd call out is selling an idea or concept.

  • Sell (e.g. persuade someone of the value of an idea or concept)

Project managers need to do a lot of selling, in my experience, to get projects to a satisfactory conclusion.

Duncan