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by dhaughey
Fri 05 Aug 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: 12 project management tools to check out for 2016 - what's your favorite?
Replies: 8
Views: 9024

Re: 12 project management tools to check out for 2016 - what's your favorite?

Hi Brad, My team make use of Jira for organising and tracking sprint work. It provides an excellent visual overview of what developers are working on and their progress. We display Jira information on a big screen in our office showing tasks in progress by each developer, issues found and issues res...
by dhaughey
Wed 15 Jun 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What is a main priority when looking for PM Software?
Replies: 3
Views: 6712

Re: What is a main priority when looking for PM Software?

For me, the most important attributes are: ⋅ Ability to collaborate and share with team members ⋅ Support of Agile project management practices ⋅ Easy of use (team members should be able to use the tool with minimal training) ⋅ Clear allocation of tasks and ac...
by dhaughey
Tue 23 Feb 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Unconventional Tips for Project Managers
Replies: 5
Views: 9851

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: 6713

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: 6300

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: 4680

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: 17302

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: 4668

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: 7326

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: 8550

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 ...