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by dhaughey
Thu 08 Jul 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Using Social Media for Project Management
Replies: 1
Views: 4157

Re: Using Social Media for Project Management

Since posting I've been doing some research and found several articles talking about use of social media in project management. Here’s two of the best: Elizabeth Harrin’s post [link_open=http://bit.ly/bDkDV6:1x92v4pe]'How Social Media Changes Project Management'[/link_open:1x92v4pe] on her h...
by dhaughey
Tue 29 Jun 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Using Social Media for Project Management
Replies: 1
Views: 4157

Using Social Media for Project Management

I'm interested to read and hear project managers are using social media as a communication tool on their projects. As a fan of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like, I find it an exciting prospect. However, I can't imagine project managers are tweeting their status reports - are they? What is soc...
by dhaughey
Mon 28 Jun 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Favourite PM Proverbs and Quotes
Replies: 0
Views: 4621

Favourite PM Proverbs and Quotes

Here are some of my favourite project management proverbs and quotes (some slightly tweaked): "One person with passion on your project is better than forty people merely interested." - E.M. Forster "Powerful project managers don't solve problems, they get rid of them." - unknown ...
by dhaughey
Tue 22 Jun 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Free poster: PRINCE2 from a BA's perspective
Replies: 2
Views: 5535

Re: Free poster: PRINCE2 from a BA's perspective

Very useful posters. Thanks! In my understanding of the PRINCE2 framework and comparing it with your poster, the requirements approach and requirements will be defined during the initiation phase with the following feeding into them: ⋅ Project Approach ⋅ Business Case ⋅ ...
by dhaughey
Fri 18 Jun 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Essay on Project management Planning?
Replies: 3
Views: 8566

Re: Essay on Project management Planning?

I have two pieces of advice for you: 1. Don't be swayed by a sexy looking project plan that has been produced to give senior management a warm feeling, but which is not based on reality. A wrong plan is worse than having no plan at all. 2. Don't try to create a perfect plan. As General George Patton...
by dhaughey
Mon 14 Jun 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Essay on Project management Planning?
Replies: 3
Views: 8566

Re: Essay on Project management Planning?

Hi there, BusinessBalls have a very good article describing the rules, processes and tools for project planning and project management: http://www.businessballs.com/project.htm ...also see Project Planning a Step by Step Guide. Judging by the comments people find this article helpful: http://www.pro...
by dhaughey
Sat 12 Jun 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Sample project proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 6098

Re: Sample project proposal

Hi Praveenaj, I'd suggest trying a BOSCARD, which stands for: ⋅ Background ⋅ Objectives ⋅ Scope ⋅ Constraints ⋅ Assumptions ⋅ Risks ⋅ Deliverables This is an effective and straightforward way of setting the objectives and scope of...
by dhaughey
Fri 28 May 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What program do you use to manage your projects?
Replies: 3
Views: 5344

What program do you use to manage your projects?

I thought a quick poll would be interesting to get a view of the split between use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and Open Workbench for managing projects. My money is on Excel being the most popular because of its availability, familiarity and cost-effectiveness. So let's see.
by dhaughey
Fri 21 May 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What made you decide to work in project management?
Replies: 3
Views: 5681

Re: What made you decide to work in project management?

I think the 'accidental' project manager is common. I know plenty of project managers who didn't choose to be part of the profession when they left college. I fell into project management when working as operations manager for a road transport company. I didn't recognise I was doing project manageme...
by dhaughey
Sat 01 May 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: The 6 Stages of Any Project
Replies: 3
Views: 8620

The 6 Stages of Any Project

Not sure where this came from, but it made me smile.

The 6 stages of any project:

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Disillusionment
  3. Panic
  4. Search for the guilty
  5. Punishment of the innocent
  6. Reward of the non-participants