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by dhaughey
Tue 23 Feb 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers
Replies: 5
Views: 9485

Unconventional Tips for Project Managers

What’s your unconventional tip for project managers? What I’m looking for is not the usual textbook suggestions, but something you do, that’s not in any textbook. Large or small, let’s share. I’ll kick off with this valuable tip that has stood me in good stead with my customers. Always mark new docu...
by dhaughey
Fri 19 Feb 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help - Merging two projects into one - for interview presentation
Replies: 4
Views: 6570

Re: Help - Merging two projects into one - for interview presentation

Hi Mack,

When you say you want to merge two projects what do you mean?

If you can provide some more information, it will help us answer your question.

Cheers,
Duncan
by dhaughey
Tue 16 Feb 2016 6:52 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Example of Good Communication
Replies: 3
Views: 6226

Re: Example of Good Communication

For me, good communication is about keeping everyone updated on all aspects of a project. No surprises. Recently, my development team have started conducting daily stand-ups. It's part of the agile PM approach but is valuable in any methodology. It's a short phone call or Google Hangout where team m...
by dhaughey
Fri 12 Feb 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: CAPM?
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

Re: CAPM?

I agree with you Simon, an excellent book, which helped me pass my PMP exam. It's on the eighth edition now, which says something about its popularity.

Duncan
by dhaughey
Tue 09 Feb 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 - Is it worth it?
Replies: 9
Views: 15792

Re: PRINCE2 - Is it worth it?

Hi tiger2008, If your ambition is to become a project manager, (I'm assuming you are just starting out in the world of work) you need to start somewhere. A PRINCE2 certification is as good a starting point as any. I would suggest making a project plan and treating your career goal as a project. Obje...
by dhaughey
Sat 06 Feb 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Advice on Methodology/Tools for Small Personal Projects
Replies: 2
Views: 4583

Re: Advice on Methodology/Tools for Small Personal Projects

Hi Sanplaale, Project manager and trainer Simon Buehring wrote a useful article about managing small projects that might help you. In the article, he talks about the two person project team - the project manager and the person doing the work. Simon discusses planning and says,"for small project...
by dhaughey
Sat 23 Jan 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Feasibility Special: New Articles
Replies: 1
Views: 7210

Feasibility Special: New Articles

If you are thinking about carrying out a Feasibility Study, here's two articles you can't afford to miss:

But Is It Feasible? - How to Confidently Assess Project Feasibility
Carrying Out a Feasibility Study: How to Make a Smart Decision

What's helped you determine whether a project is feasible?
by dhaughey
Thu 21 Jan 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best Collaboration Tools for Project Teams
Replies: 3
Views: 8344

Best Collaboration Tools for Project Teams

What tools should I use to manage my projects? Like many project managers, I've tried many tools over the years - some better than others. This year I have found what I consider the best combination of integrated on-line tool for my project teams: ⋅ Slack - team communication channel that ...
by dhaughey
Mon 04 Jan 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Question for project managers....
Replies: 1
Views: 3861

Re: Question for project managers....

One certification that comes to mind is the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), a methodology for managing IT as a service. Its aim is to standardise planning, delivery and support of IT services. The method contains a section on security that covers the design of security controls...
by dhaughey
Tue 22 Dec 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Keep meetings running on time (feedback needed)
Replies: 1
Views: 3538

Re: Keep meetings running on time (feedback needed)

The tool could be useful in a town hall presentation to show each presenter how much time they have left for their allocated slot. Might be a bit big brother in project and team meetings.

Duncan