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by dhaughey
Mon 21 Dec 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Human Resources Management
Replies: 1
Views: 2974

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: 2833

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: 6405

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 [link_open=https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/building-a-project-management-office-from-scratch.php:3f35dfz7]Building a Pr...
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: 2979

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: 12377

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...
by dhaughey
Thu 26 Nov 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Multiple Project Management
Replies: 1
Views: 2929

Re: Multiple Project Management

There's an excellent article by Bill Balcezak called [link_open=https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/multitaskings-assault-on-productivity.php:1a57z62g]Multitasking's Assault on Productivity[/link_open:1a57z62g], which you might find interesting and useful. Bill talks about breaking up your day with P...
by dhaughey
Thu 26 Nov 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: eLearning Prince2
Replies: 2
Views: 3983

Re: eLearning Prince2

Most people I know that have passed PRINCE2 have used classroom training. I believe it gives you the best chance, and if you want to use it to kick start your career as a PM or give you the chance of a better job, it is surely worth the investment.

Duncan
by dhaughey
Thu 26 Nov 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Minute Taking During RAID Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 2725

Re: Minute Taking During RAID Meeting

Interesting question Remzy. Personally, I like to keep my meetings on topic, so for a RAID meeting the output would be an updated RAID log, shared with the team after the meeting. Having said that, I use an iPad and Evernote to take minutes during my meetings. This way I can send minutes and actions...
by dhaughey
Thu 22 Oct 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Project Evaluation Report
Replies: 1
Views: 3039

Re: Project Evaluation Report

This article could be helpful. It starts with a list of information to collect before holding a post-project evaluation meeting: ⋅ Project results ⋅ Schedule performance ⋅ Resource expenditures ⋅ Problems that arose during the project ⋅ Changes durin...
by dhaughey
Fri 16 Oct 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Help! In desperate need of a great PM tool
Replies: 4
Views: 5817

Re: Help! In desperate need of a great PM tool

I cannot agree with Melissa, Trello is a very straightforward tool with many uses. I use it for my personal task list, managing change requests, managing project priorities and managing bug lists. The beauty is its speed, simplicity and flexibility. One other tool I'd call out is Evernote. Excellent...