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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: 4785

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 projects I f...
by dhaughey
Sat 23 Jan 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Feasibility Special: New Articles
Replies: 1
Views: 7431

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: 8926

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 keeps everyt...
by dhaughey
Mon 04 Jan 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Question for project managers....
Replies: 1
Views: 4037

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: 3670

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
by dhaughey
Mon 21 Dec 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Human Resources Management
Replies: 1
Views: 3736

Re: Human Resources Management

Project management involves a lot of people management, so I'd say your degree is relevant. A project manager needs to build effective teams, so good interpersonal skills are essential. According to writer Karl Wiegers, in his 21 project management success tips, project management is people manageme...
by dhaughey
Sun 20 Dec 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Vendor Conflict Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3812

Re: Vendor Conflict Resolution

Just a thought, but if there are arguments about the requirements not being clear, have all parties agreed on them and signed them off? If not, this could be the root of your friends problem, apart from the fact the vendors do not work well together. I’d suggest it’s the project manager’s responsibi...
by dhaughey
Fri 18 Dec 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Setting Up Programme Management Office (PMO)
Replies: 2
Views: 7668

Re: Setting Up Programme Management Office (PMO)

Hi Jayman, Responding rather late, but this might help other people when setting up a PMO. The PM author and thought leader, Brad Egeland has published a very popular article called Building a Project Management Office from Scratch . Worth reading. In response, writer Danielle Koehler of CAI's Accel...
by dhaughey
Fri 04 Dec 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: If you want a say regarding sustainability and project management please help with my MSc
Replies: 1
Views: 3996

Re: If you want a say regarding sustainability and project management please help with my MSc

I work in IT and see too little thought around sustainability, particularly in making efficient use of hosting capacity. We scale hosting to cope with peak traffic, but often that is only required for short periods. So what happens with that capacity for the remaining time? Things have improved with...
by dhaughey
Wed 02 Dec 2015 9:21 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PRINCE2 Agile!! Recommended or Not?
Replies: 8
Views: 16056

Re: PRINCE2 Agile!! Recommended or Not?

Hi Jayman21, I can't comment on all the courses you have mentioned, but I have taken the Certified ScrumMaster course and found it a very useful introduction to agile. I've since used the method to run projects with great success. Customers welcome a more agile approach to software development. Many...